Most Overhyped Hotel Trends

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Even if you don’t watch the hit television show Mad Men, you can’t escape its influence—even at hotels, where Mod stylings have been popping up at properties as fast as you can say “three martini lunch.” Retro touches range from in-room record players to mock Mid-Century Modern furniture to old-fashioned candies like Necco wafers and Mary Jane chews in minibars. Was that Don Draper who just passed you in the lobby?

Adrien Glover

Most Overhyped Hotel Trends

Retro Design

Even if you don’t watch the hit television show Mad Men, you can’t escape its influence—even at hotels, where Mod stylings have been popping up at properties as fast as you can say “three martini lunch.” Retro touches range from in-room record players to mock Mid-Century Modern furniture to old-fashioned candies like Necco wafers and Mary Jane chews in minibars. Was that Don Draper who just passed you in the lobby?

Adrien Glover

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