At these hotels, planes, restaurants, and shops, you can get everything from Hello Kitty-shaped dim sum to collectors’ items.
Forty-two years ago, the Japanese company Sanrio introduced the world to an icon of cute: a young girl with big eyes and white skin, who lives in London with her parents and her twin sister, Mimmy. Hello Kitty became a global star, selling more than $8 billion dollars of products. And the outpouring of love for this cartoon character goes beyond mere merchandise. In addition to the 2014 Hello Kitty convention, there have been numerous travel partnership around the world — from hotel suites and theme parks to food — for fans to fully immerse themselves in the world of Hello Kitty.