When it comes to modern design, there’s always the architectural, understated mid-century modern look that is pulled off beautifully by establishments like the Lautner Hotel in Palm Springs. And then there’s fabulous, atomic ’50s decor that dazzles you in all its kitschy glory. That’s the way Universal Studios decided to go when they designed their new Cabana Bay Resort in Orlando FL. If you’re going to go there, then go all the way. And boy did they go all the way, with vivid tertiary colors, starbursts, boomerangs, and designer furniture at every turn.
So if modernist minimalism is getting a little tired, take a trip to the other side of mid-century modern and enjoy a few nights in the space age. ‘Preview rates’ are as low as $97 per night if you book before June 14th. Check it out on the Universal Studios Orlando website.