From Hotels.com, Barsala and the designer who brought us an array of rainbow school supplies that popped with unicorns, dolphins and cheetahs, comes a flat that will evoke nostalgia for any ’90s kid: A “Lisa Frank Flat.”
Reservations for the flat opened on Hotels.com Friday morning and sold out in about an hour, Hotels.com told USA TODAY exclusively.
“The reaction over the room has been absolutely incredible. It really is a dream come true for so many people out there; it has been fun seeing how much it means to them!” said Jenn Dohm, Hotels.com head of PR for the Americas, told USA TODAY in an emailed statement.
The Lisa Frank Flat, located in downtown Los Angeles, is open to guests Oct. 11 through Oct. 27. It costs $199 per night to stay.
The flat is fully Lisa Frank-ed featuring a colorful window display, canopied bed on a hot pink frame, multi-print rainbow cabinets in a kitchenette, an “underwater dolphin fantasy world”-themed bathroom, a heart-covered carpet in front of couch adorned with angel-kitten pillows, neon lights and more.
“We wanted to design a room that celebrates all things ‘90s, and nothing screams childhood nostalgia more these iconic designs,” Adam Jay, president of Hotels.com, said in a press release.
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“It’s like your middle school notebook threw up in the room of your dreams,” Hotels.com wrote in a tweet.
The lucky guests who snagged nights will be able to kick back and reflect on their Lisa Frank moments over the years sitting at a hot pink plastic chair at a desk stocked with — you guessed it — a rainbow-cheetah print guest book, neon gel pens and, of course, stickers.
Visitors will also take home limited-edition hotel swag including: slipper sets, sleep masks and robes.
The flat will be stocked with ’90s lunch box snacks such as Cheez Balls, Gushers and Pixy Stix, along with a slew of other rainbow candy.
“We love how detailed everything in the room is, it really transports you to another world,” Dohm told USA TODAY.
The Lisa Frank Flat is one of a slew of similar pop-ups from booking companies, including vacation rental giant Airbnb, which will gave people the opportunity to stay in the Goodyear Blimp (booking is Oct. 15) and recently put on a promotion to let two lucky fans stay at the “real” “Downton Abbey” Highclere Castle.
The trend of novelty stays seems to be on the rise. As for Hotels.com, Dohm told USA TODAY that they are always looking for fun and exciting ways to reward their travelers, but she didn’t reveal what project is up next for the company.
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