Extra or chic? This is the world’s first half and half suite for couples…
| 28th August 2019
Katy Perry’s stylist has co-created a luxury hotel suite – to appease bickering couples who can’t agree when booking a room.
Johnny Wujek, who is behind some of the Firework singer’s most memorable looks, has teamed-up with fellow fashionista Kaitlyn Ham, to create a room to please all tastes.
The suite has been described as the ‘perfect compromise’ for couples with drastically different preferences, who crucially can’t agree on what they want from a hotel.
Hotels.com recruited the world-renowned fashion influencers to style the room in London’s The Curtain – in TWO completely opposing styles.
The ‘So Extra So Chic’ suite is split right down the middle and features Wujek’s maximalist décor on one side and the minimalist style of Ham on the other.
Johnny Wujek’s extravagant ‘So Extra’ half of the suite features golden ornaments, monkey lamps and a luminescent mini bar.
The stylist to the stars’ side has also been accessorised with clashing prints, colourful rugs and dazzling wallpaper.
Johnny Wujek said: “I wanted my side of the room to feel exciting and ‘extra’ but also comfy and cosy.
“It’s a touch of overgrown Great Expectations with a dash of California casual.
“Style is all about self-expression and, clearly, I have a lot to express.
“Baby, you better stand out in this world.”
In contrast, Kaitlyn Ham’s ‘So Chic’ half includes a statement white leather lounge chair, bespoke line-drawing art, décor pieces in muted tones and a plush wool throw.
She said: “I took inspiration from modern mid-century design to create a space that feels open and calming.
“All the pieces were chosen for their style and functionality with a focus on quality.
“The space should feel modern and light, yet have an inviting warmth that makes it feel like home.”
The creation of the one of a kind room follows international research also commissioned by Hotels.com into different tastes when it comes to planning a holiday.
A fifth of people polled in a 7,200 person study would choose a luxury hotel styled with gold, marble and velvet – if money was no object.
In contrast, just eight per cent would opt for a simple ‘shabby chic’ according to the research.
It also emerged those polled would like see their hotel rooms include a free-standing bath (35 per cent), a walk-in wardrobe (26 per cent) and ‘incredible’ lighting (21 per cent).
When it comes to holiday clothing, a third revealed they like to wear clean and crisp styles.
In contrast, 18 per cent opt for bold prints and clashing colours.
Liz Oakman, senior director and general manager EMEA, from Hotels.com said: “No matter if it’s shades of grey or an explosion of patterns, we love that people want to stand out with their unique style even when they travel.
“We’re all about trying new things, so with the So Extra So Chic suite, style-loving travellers out there can experience both ends of the minimal, maximal spectrum.
“Now all that’s left is picking which side of the bed you’re on.”
The Curtain, London is available to book now until September 30 from £250 per night – subject to availability.