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November 8, 2013
Vacations are lively and adventurous when staying at one of these brightly-colored hotels.
The property has multiple leisure amenities, including a spa, a fitness center, and two heated outdoor pools surrounded by cabanas. The outdoor fireplace, which is located right off of the bar, is made even warmer with the color of Red Desert Globemallow.

The Saguaro, in Scottsdale, Arizona, features luxury amenities including a spa, heated pool and a bright pink outdoor fireplace.

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Walking in the bar feels like walking into an old Western saloon, reimagined in a modern way. The walls are paneled with weathered barn siding, with niches painted with wildflower colors like Desert Mariposa Lily, California Poppy, Sunflower, Red Desert G

The bar in this desert getaway is reminiscent of an old Western saloon but the bright hues add a bit of modernism.

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By the "Picante Pool," the walls are painted the colors of Desert Mariposa Lily and Red Desert Globemallow. The landscaping furthers the feeling of oneness with nature, which is most evident here. The architects noted, "Our brilliant landscape architect,

The pool area's furniture plays on stark contrasts of yellow, pink and purple tones.

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The sliding window screens are made of afzelia wood. "I like the way the façade interacts with the street as the clients open and close their sliding wooden screens," says Crasset. Photo via <a href="http://designboom.com/eng/">designboom</a>.

Matali Crasset's Hi Matic hotel in Paris was inspired by Japanese-style hostels. Photo via designboom.

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The design is based off of the <i>ryokan</i>, Edo-period Japan's version of a motel. Traditionally, these simple accommodations consisted of small tatami-matted rooms, a communal gathering area, and shared bath. Crasset also says that the design takes its

The design allows the small rooms to be roomy and open by using dramatic colors and innovative storage options. Photo by Simon Bouisson.

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Another cozy seating "pod" in the lobby, complete with reading material stowed in the cubbies below. It, like all of the furnishings, was designed by Crasset. "The project is a renovation so the main challenge was not to break any walls or change the stru

The lobby of the hotel is designed to be welcoming, with diner-style booths and amenities in vending machines. Photo by Simon Bouisson.

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The Pantone Hotel in Brussels was designed by Michel Penneman and architect Olivier Hannaert. Like the Pantone brand, the hotel is color-obsessed and the hues pop even more when placed over a white-walled background.

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Each of the hotel's seven floors are dedicated to a different color including blue, yellow, green, purple, brown, red and orange.

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The lobby is a mix of various hues and color palettes.

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The design and colors of the hotel are inspired by the destination—a graceful melding of Missoni and Kuwait’s aesthetic. The Arabian Sea is reflected by the cool turquoise, bold fuschia, and gleaming golds in the hotel lobby. Photo by <a href="http://www.

After the success of Hotel Missoni Edinburgh in Scotland, Missoni and Rezidor Hotel Group opened Hotel Missoni Kuwait. Photo by Gerry O'Leary.

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In an interview with the Huffington Post, Rosita Missoni compared the Edinburgh property to this one: "The country likes gold, so there is more gold around the hotel including golden fringes around the corridors and chandeliers." Photo by <a href="http://

Designer Rosita Missoni differentiated this hotel from the Edinburgh property by adding more golden hues. Photo by Gerry O'Leary.

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One of Signora Missoni’s pet peeves is carpeting in hotels. For her, there is a cleaner feel without them, which is why the guestrooms and suites are all outfitted with hardwood floors. Photo by <a href="http://www.gerryoleary.com/">Gerry O'Leary</a>.

The Missoni Kuwait is high-tech, featuring iPads for guest to use to check in and a television that's built into the bathroom mirror. Photo by Gerry O'Leary.

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The property has multiple leisure amenities, including a spa, a fitness center, and two heated outdoor pools surrounded by cabanas. The outdoor fireplace, which is located right off of the bar, is made even warmer with the color of Red Desert Globemallow.

The Saguaro, in Scottsdale, Arizona, features luxury amenities including a spa, heated pool and a bright pink outdoor fireplace.

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