Pink — the pastel hue that evokes romance, femininity and everything darling — is the color of the moment.
From fashion to luggage and interior design, pink is making a statement. And this rosy tone can also be the reason you choose your next vacation destination.
From sun-drenched Southern California to the glam exoticism of Marrakech, here are five fabulously pink hotels to book now.
The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort
No Honolulu hotel is quite as iconic as Hawaii’s “Pink Palace of the Pacific.” Perched on land that once held King Kamehameha I’s home, the historic property is one of only a handful of hotels that sits directly on Waikiki’s famous white-sand beach.
Distinctive Moorish architecture and vibrant pink paint throughout the facilities provide countless social media opportunities, while a host of onsite activities (like hula classes and lei-making) enhance the overall resort experience.
Book a room in the Mailani Tower (mailani means “treated in a royal manner” in Hawaiian) to enjoy regal treatment, such as a fresh flower lei upon arrival and exclusive access to the Mailani Lounge, which includes complimentary breakfast, and refreshing sips and snacks daily during sunset.
Insider tip: Wake up early to snag one of the poolside loungers (perched underneath pink umbrellas, of course) and to grab an order of Surf Lanai’s signature Pink Palace pancakes.
The Beverly Hills Hotel
Glamorous, romantic and the ultimate 90210 address, this Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star icon is the quintessence of retro Hollywood glamour. Set upon 12 acres of lush landscaping, the “Pink Palace” has the distinction of being named the city’s first designated historical landmark, and for good reason — film legends from Elizabeth Taylor to Marilyn Monroe and the Rat Pack have graced these stylish halls.
The blush backdrop continues throughout the grounds, from the cabanas to the garden umbrellas and cushioned seating. There’s also an all-pink artwork that’s been a social media hit: Parisian artist Marc Ange’s Le Refuge is a spacious poolside day bed with oversized leaves carefully sculpted to offer shade and fun photos.
Insider tip: For more Instagrammable moments, don’t miss the banana-leaf-papered hallways, the hotel sign on Sunset Boulevard or the vibrant Think Pink cocktail at Bar Nineteen12.
A palatial pink escape four miles outside of Morocco’s bustling Red City (Marrakech), this Forbes Travel Guide Recommended retreat will take your breath away at first sight. Once on property, every glorious arch, hand-carved door and fragrant bit of flora within this Ed Tuttle-designed, Moorish-style oasis will enchant.
It’ll feel like you’ve entered paradise (aman is Sanskrit for “peaceful,” jena is Arabic for “paradise”) with such scenic surroundings, plus there’s a spa, tennis courts, traditional afternoon tea, golf, a cigar bar and more.
Insider tip: For an experience straight out of One Thousand and One Nights, book a private, candle-lit dinner underneath the Caidal tent.
Sitting on 3,000 Colorado Springs acres surrounded by unparalleled Rocky Mountain vistas, this Five-Star classic is not to be missed. The timeless elegance of the property’s pale pink façade against a backdrop of water and wilderness is a sight to behold.
With 20 restaurants on property, as well as shopping galleries, a Five-Star spa, tennis courts, a bowling alley, a chapel, pool and playground (and much more), there are innumerable ways to keep yourself (and your brood) entertained here.
Insider tip: The 43,000-square-foot spa and fitness center is an escape in itself. Schedule a treatment and allot enough time to familiarize yourself with the facilities, including steam rooms, saunas, an oxygen room and cozy, fireplace-clad lounges.
Boca Raton Resort and Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
One of the great landmark hotels of South Florida, this massive Forbes Travel Guide Recommended gem is as whimsical as it is luxurious. Built by renowned Palm Beach architect Addison Mizner, the property is broken up into five separate buildings — request a room in The Cloister or the recently renovated Yacht Club to stay in the pink portions.
Either way, bring your iPhone to the porte cochère, where the most Instagrammable view of the blush-tinted resort set against the stunningly blue sky can be found.
After capturing the perfect shot, make use of the tennis courts, marina, 13 on-property restaurants, private beach, two golf courses and Four-Star spa.
Insider tip: The must-try spa treatment is the Ritual Bath. This service includes an aromatherapy soak in a private tub (complete with a surprise sorbet treat) and a succession of water-based therapies, including a Swiss shower, plunge pool and Jacuzzi.