Barbie-mania has arrived at some hotels

As anticipation builds around the theatrical release of “Barbie” on July 21, hotels and vacation rentals are getting in on the Barbie-mania that is permeating pop culture.  

At the Curtis Hotel in Denver, guests can book the new “Come on Barbie, Let’s Go Party!” package. The limited-time offer includes a stay in a “hyper-themed room;” a Barbie beauty bar amenity stocked with makeup brushes, cream face mask variety pack and eyelash curler; a complimentary Pink Corvette Martini at the hotel’s restaurant and bar; and access to a Barbie-inspired music playlist. 

A Barbie mural festoons a Barbie room at The Curtis hotel in Denver.

Those seeking an immersive Airbnb experience can book an Airbnb stay at Barbie’s Malibu DreamHouse, which first launched on the platform as part of a campaign in 2019. Relaunching this year with a Ken-focused twist, Airbnb users can request to book Ken’s bedroom at the Malibu DreamHouse for two free, individual one-night stays for up to two guests each, on July 21 and July 22. The California property will begin accepting requests on July 17 at 10 a.m. Pacific time.

The Westin Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas in Irving, Texas is tapping into the Barbie craze with a doll-inspired pool party on June 22. The event will offer a DJ, themed games, pink pool floats, a look-alike contest and cocktails at the hotel’s Vibe Pool Bar, with the party package also to include a pool-themed gift and a $50 gift card to Alamo Drafthouse for tickets to see the film. 

Ken's bedroom at the Barbie’s Malibu DreamHouse is outfitted with a life-size toy horse.

At the Dream South Beach Miami, guests can enjoy special Barbie-themed cocktails this summer. The sugar-rimmed concoctions include the Malibu Barbie Pink, made with coconut rum, pineapple, cranberry and orange juices and grenadine, and the Barbielicious, which blends vodka, pink lemonade and lemon-lime soda. 

The Dream South Beach will also be hosting a Barbie-inspired party on July 29, inviting guests to walk a pink carpet upon arrival, enjoy live entertainment — including a DJ lineup and Barbie & Ken burlesque performance — and participate in a Barbie & Ken costume contest. 

A Barbie-themed suite at the Hilton Bogota Corferias.

In Bogota, Colombia, the Hilton Bogota Corferias has unveiled what it says is the city’s first Barbie-themed hotel suite. The one-bedroom accommodation, which will be available for bookings through July 2024, is located on the property’s 13th floor and is outfitted in plenty of pink and Barbie theming. 

Guests booking the Barbie suite will also have access to special Barbie-inspired programming, such as a “pinknic” meal on the hotel’s terrace. Travelers can book the Barbie suite by reaching out to the property directly via email or phone. 

A Barbie-themed room at the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur.

Also raising the Barbie bar is the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, which has been promoting its full floor of 14 Barbie-inspired rooms, which originally debuted in late 2021. Fans can book the rooms as part of the property’s “Barbie Ultimate Staycation,” which includes a stay in one of the hotel’s Barbie-themed accommodations, as well as a dining experience at the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur’s Barbie Café. 

Currently, the property has several offers that include a “Barbie Pink Teatime in a Box” for afternoon tea, which draws its inspiration from a Barbie doll box and includes a complimentary Barbie doll. 

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