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figueroa hotel, los angeles

It's Morocco à go-go at the 1920's Figueroa Hotel (939 South Figueroa Street, 800/421-9092; http://www.figueroahotel.com) in downtown L.A. The old-style rooms have been splashed with spice-colored paint and decorated with wrought-iron beds, sari fabrics, and floor pillows made from colorful Kurdish grain sacks. But the suites are the real deal ($195 for the Casablanca, big enough for a harem). There's also a magnificent heated pool.

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On the outside, it's Spanish Revival; on the inside, this 1926, 12-story hotel is a mix of Southwestern, Mexican, and Mediterranean styles, with earth tones, hand-painted furniture, and wrought-iron beds. You can lounge around the pool and bubbling hot tub surrounded by tropical greenery under the shadow of downtown skyscrapers; a soothing beverage from the back patio bar will complete the L.A. experience. $75 to $125/night.

Lands End Inn, Massachussetts

I found this interesting - in a dark, old-school, all American-New England kind of way. "Gull Hill" turned "Land's End Inn", located 120 miles south of Boston, Massachussetts at Cape Cod.

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The property known as Gull Hill...

... is mentioned for the first time in the 1871 will of Captain Jonathan Nickerson, a member of a prominent fishing family. This part of Provincetown was called “way up along.” Here, one was truly at the land’s end, since the road terminated at the Red Inn. The rest was all tidal flats, marshes and grass farms. In 1903 when Charles Lothrop Higgins purchased Gull Hill, houses dating from around 1800 — and the houses floated over from Long Point before the Civil War — already lined the west end of Commercial Street. [...]

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Thai Style

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An image I have had for a while, as I really enjoy Thai-style decor. It is a hotel suite at "Khaolak Bhandari Resort & SPA" in Thailand. Apparently it is located in one of the tsunami-hit areas so I am unsure about current status. The room is truly inspiring, I love the warm colors and overall look of it.

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