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These Millennial Pink Hotels Are What Vacation Dreams Are Made Of

By now you’ve probably heard of Millennial pink, the term coined for a desaturated variation of the hue that has popped up quite literally everywhere, from fashion to interiors. But where did it come from? Some might argue that Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel in 2014 really put it on the map, some may say that it has to do with the renewed infatuation with rosé in recent years, while others might peg it to the (arguably) more massively appealing release of Apple’s iPhone 6S in rose gold. The saccharine color also took menswear by storm on the Spring and Fall 2016 runways, showing just how gender-neutral pink can actually be. Gents fully embraced the trend, wearing it in every imaginable form, including Harry Styles’s bespoke suitFrank Ocean’s buzz cut, and Justin Bieber’s grillz, cementing its place in pop culture–dom.

There’s also a retro feel to the pale and dusty hue and one quick flip through the Vogue archives proves that it has been favored for quite some time. A look at the 10 hotels below, many of which have donned the color for decades, further confirms the sentiment. But don’t just stay at these properties because of your obsession with pink and a desire for that picture-perfect Instagram—they hold their own in the luxury market and will surely make your vacation that much more enjoyable.

Amanjena Marrakech

Photo: Daniel Herendi / Courtesy of Amanjena

Amanjena
Just outside the chaotic city center of Marrakech you’ll find the paradisiacal Amanjena. Set among date palms and olive trees, there’s a stunning tranquility to this pisé-walled oasis. It’s also just downright attractive, with its exemplary demonstration of symmetry and display of Moorish architecture via a plethora of keyhole arches. Marvelous high-ceilinged rooms start at a minimum of 1,883 square feet of space with amenities like gazebo-furnished courtyards, private heated pools, zellige-tiled fountains, and living areas equipped with a wood-burning fireplace. And while the resort’s additional niceties (Turkish-style hammams, relaxing lounges, a two-story library, scrumptious eateries) leave little reason to leave its grounds, a shuttle service will happily take you out to the medina to explore the souks.

Hotel de Russie courtyard

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Hotel de Russie, a Rocco Forte Hotel
Just a few blocks down from the Spanish Steps sits the beautiful Hotel de Russie and its gem of a courtyard. Whether you choose to enjoy an alfresco lunch or afternoon tipple in their expansive secret garden, it’s an impeccable spot to escape the hustle and bustle of the Eternal City. Accommodations are equally as astounding, particularly the Nijinsky Suite, which has a fully furnished deck and stunning mosaic-tiled bathroom complete with a steam room, and is also where Hiddleswift called home base for their Roman getaway last summer.

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

Photo: Micky Hoyle / Courtesy of Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
For the last eight years Belmond Mount Nelson has been undergoing a large-scale renovation and its final phase is slated to conclude in October, making one of Cape Town’s best hotels even better. English colonial–style rooms, many of which sport balconies, are bright, largely neutral in color palette, and have a refined elegance to them. You’ll definitely want to savor their exquisite afternoon tea, inclusive of live piano music for the social affair, and make sure to stop by Planet Restaurant and sample chef Rudi Liebenberg’s fine creations using locally sourced ingredients (there’s also a chef’s table should you want a front-row seat to all the action).

Villa Cora pink hotel

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Villa Cora
Ensconced in a garden filled with over 100 varieties of roses and perched up in the hills south of Florence’s city center is the lavish 19th-century Villa Cora. Comprised of three mansions that total 45 accommodations, original frescoes, dazzling chandeliers, and lofty ceilings mark this palatial property. Gourmands will be delighted with the Tuscan offerings at Il Pasha and can even enroll in a cooking class with the executive chef himself. There’s also pizza and champagne night if you’re searching for a lighthearted affair. Meanwhile, those hoping for some tranquil downtime can relax poolside on cushioned loungers or at the intimate subterranean spa, but make sure you also head up to the main building’s rooftop for panoramic views of Firenze, with a drink in hand.

Villa Rose-Pierre at Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, a Four Seasons Hotel

Photo: Courtesy of Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, a Four Seasons Hotel

Villa Rose-Pierre at Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, a Four Seasons Hotel
One of 23 distinguished Palace hotels in France, Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat has an awe-inspiring presence on the French Riviera. Occupying 17 acres of lush space and offering panoramic vistas of the Mediterranean, it’s a dreamy place to stay in the South of France. The property’s crown jewel, Villa Rose-Pierre, is valued for its privacy. The bi-level, four-bedroom accommodation is hidden in a private garden located next to the hotel and offers nearly 6,000 square feet of space. Amenities include a heated infinity pool, tennis court, fitness room, sauna, and round-the-clock butler service. And while each sea-facing room is outfitted with a balcony, there’s also an exquisite rooftop terrace that’s the perfect setting for sunset cocktails or dinner under the stars.

The Beverly Hills Hotel

Photo: Niall Clutton / Courtesy of The Beverly Hills Hotel

The Beverly Hills Hotel
In a city as hectic and densely populated as Los Angeles, finding somewhere that gives you a sense of peace and seclusion is truly magical, even more so when it’s in the rarefied 90210. Enter The Beverly Hills Hotel, a property that has been a celebrity hot spot for over a century thanks to its privacy and its luxurious accommodations. Any one of the spacious bungalows will make you feel like a Hollywood star, as will lunch at the famous Polo Lounge.

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club Bermuda

Photo: Nicole Franzen / Courtesy of Hamilton Princess & Beach Club

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club
If you’re looking for an alternative to the Caribbean, Bermuda should be your go-to island. This manicured and colorful destination boasts powdery sand and clear waters that are perfect for some R&R. Hamilton Princess sits right on the marina, giving you direct access to some great boating options, but also has its own private beach that’s just a short drive away (complimentary shuttle service will take you to and from), where in-water hammocks are calling your name. The hotel also has an extensive art collection, featuring works by heavyweights like Andy Warhol, Bansky, Damien Hirst, and Kaws, as well an impressive restaurant by celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson.

La Réserve de Beaulieu Hôtel & Spa

Photo: Courtesy of La Réserve de Beaulieu Hôtel & Spa

La Réserve de Beaulieu Hôtel & Spa
In a small village between Nice and Monaco lies the intimate 40-room La Réserve de Beaulieu. This seafood restaurant turned hotel offers a magnificent saltwater pool that overlooks the sparkling Mediterranean as well as a regal Michelin-starred eatery, where chandeliers hang from a vaulted ceiling and large windows peer out into the sea.

The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort

Photo: Courtesy of The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort

The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort
This behemoth 528-accommodation pink palace overlooks the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii. Sitting on 14 acres of prime Waikiki beachfront land, its rosy hue can be found throughout the hotel, from the sun loungers to the bathrobes, taking pretty in pink to the next level. Guests will enjoy two exceptional on-site restaurants—the casual Surf Lanai that is perfect for brunch, and seafood-focused Azure restaurant, which sources fresh fish from the Honolulu fish auction—as well as weekly luaus. Make sure to head over to their Abhasa spa as well, where cabanas set in a garden oasis will most certainly help you unwind.

Don CeSar Hotel

Photo: Bruce Buck / Courtesy of Don CeSar

Don CeSar
If you’re headed to the Sunshine State for a family vacation, consider St. Petersburg, where you’ll not only find pristine beaches, but also an aquarium that’ll mesmerize the kids, as well as a marvelous museum dedicated to Salvador Dalí (which houses the largest collection of the Spanish artist’s work outside of Europe). This is also where the imposing castle-like Don CeSar will command your attention. Beachside hammocks are waiting for you and your latest summer book obsession while sunsets over the Gulf are meant to be watched from your room’s balcony.

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