Parents be forewarned - children may actually want to spend time in their hotel room when Personality Hotels opens two additional kids’ suites in June.Personality Hotels’ Hotel Metropolis was one of the first hotels in the country to open a kids’ suite. For the past six years it has been such a success that two additional themed suites are opening - one at the hip and trendy Hotel Diva and one at the historical Hotel Union Square.
Kids will feel like true divas and devos when they stay in the Little Divas Suite, which celebrates famous child actors, actresses and characters. Outfitted in the bright pop art colors turquoise, lime green, orange and fuchsia, the Diva Kids’ Suite will be stylized for even the most savvy pint-sized traveler complete with modern bunk beds, a tent, a hanging seat, a sports play matt, balancing cushions and hanging wall bars that double as a clothes rack.
Special “diva” touches include: large wall photographs of child celebrities (including the hotel’s own resident “Divette”); a selection of kid-friendly movies to watch on their personal flat screen television; and a cobalt blue microwave stocked with popcorn. Creative outlets allow kids to explore their performer within: budding singers can find their inner American Idol on the karaoke machine; aspiring actors and actresses (or those that just want to play dress-up) will delight in searching through a large trunk filled with sunglasses, feather boas, hats, ties, clothing, jewelry and shoes; musicians can rock out on the guitar and tambourine; and aspiring disc jockeys can jam tunes on the brightly colored CD player.
Upon entering Hotel Diva just past the Diva Sidewalk of Fame, kids will have their own check-in, and will receive complimentary use of an Ipod shuffle filled with music just for them and coupons for two kids’ hot chocolates at the adjacent Starbucks. And the best part - parents can have their peace and quiet in their adjoining room, but will easily be able to see what the little ones are up by just opening the connecting door. Rates start at $249, excluding tax and subject to availability.
The Ring the Kids Suite at Hotel Union Square celebrates the history of this art deco-styled property, which opened in 1913 for the 1915 San Francisco Pan Pacific Exhibition. Stylized in mustards, orange and reds, the kids’ suite will feature a large mural chronicling the history of San Francisco’s famous cable cars (located just below), bunk beds, a computer filled with history-related games, a writing desk, a large colorful rug, and an oversized grease board that allows kids to create a little history of their own. For those parents that wish to stay in the same room with their kids but still need their own space, this large corner suite is perfect and comes complete with a large king bed for the parents.