DALLAS – Have you ever marveled by the ugly carpeting choices that hotels sometimes make?
Sometimes the patterns are downright ugly, so much so that you might think it’s a so-called “brand standard” for some chains! Hotel industry blog HotelChatter.com, in fact, tackles the topic every now and then with cheeky blog posts.
Of course, if you’ve walked around hundreds of hotels over a span of years like I have, you may not even notice the unfortunate choices anymore.
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So when I hiked through the massive, 1,600+ room Hilton Anatole hotel yesterday, I stopped dead in my tracks and whipped out my camera as soon as I saw the carpeting in the above photo.
In my opinion, the Hilton’s carpeting absolutely rocked. I’m certainly no designer, but I think it’s a successful combination of color and pattern that’s modern, stylish and global all at the same time.
But whether you agree or disagree with me on the Anatole’s carpeting choice, I’d still like to hear from you.
Readers: How often does a hotel’s carpeting stand out to you for being either (1) pleasing to your eye or (2) incredibly ugly? Carpeting manufacturers: If you’re reading this, can you tell us if hoteliers have been adjusting their choices lately and moving away from dated looks?