Friday, January 15, 2010

Sofitel New Zealand

Today I bring you the beautiful Sofitel Hotel in Queenstown, New Zealand. This 5 star hotel, that was designed and constructed for a cool $45 million, is centrally located and is a visual delight. This hotel truly embodies the Sofitel concept - 'art de vivre' - the art of living.

The guest rooms are exquisite. They feature the famous Sofitel "My Bed", heated floors, rain showers, personal espresso makers, and each room is outfitted with a pillow menu and a New Zealand possum throw, just to name a few.

Luxurious and extremely well appointed bathrooms.

Living area in a suite. How gorgeous is this?!
This 5 star hotel is amazing and well known for it's opulence and design but it is actually better known for one room in the whole hotel...the little boys room!
When the hotel opened it didn't gain notoriety for being the lap of luxury, it was this little room that caused a great deal of commotion, and you can see why. I've had this image on my computer forever, because I think it is hysterical!
Behind the urinals are these life size photos of models outfitted with binoculars, tape measures, cameras and some are even laughing. (you've got to expand in your browser so you can see their faces, it's funny)
The hotel manager states "Certainly it wasn't our intention to offend anybody, we just wanted to add some levity to the opulent experience". I think it's genius and wish there were more surprises like this where you would least expect them.
The hotel has received a bevy of complaints, and many people consider it tasteless but for the most part people appreciate the humor for what it is and have fun with it.
Happy Friday!!!

1 comment:

Jen said...

Oh my gosh, that is hilarious!