Standing in a pretentious New York City art gallery, one will heard the woman next to them sniff loudly and say: “That piece should be hanging in a hotel.” Despite all the design-forward accommodation options around the world, there’s still an enduring cliché that hotels are humorless, colorless spaces.
It’s easy to see the appeal of spending your vacation in a pretty, Instagram-worthy spot that truly fits into a destination instead of feeling like it could have been plopped down anywhere.
But when it comes to choosing between a pre-dawn wakeup at a fashionable-neighborhood design hotel in order to get to the airport in time for their flight or just crashing at a generic airport hotel and being able to squeeze in another hour or two of rest, one should always go for Option B.
That is even truer now that people are attempting to travel during the pandemic. They still want convenience, but the number-one concern is cleanliness. Those plain white walls might not be the most glamorous, but they make it much harder to hide dirty spots.
Lots of hotels have adopted new…