February 17, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Fed–up with vast white spaces, functionalism and minimalist design? Travel Intelligence, the hotel website founded by AA Gill, has detected a move away from minimalism towards “maximalist chic” and has increased their portfolio of hotels for those who embrace colour and fun and even some artful, stylish clutter. These include:

Czech out the Alchymist in Prague
The recently opened Alchymist Grand Hotel and Spa, dating from the 16th century has forty six rooms decorated in a neo-Baroque style. The hotel’s décor oozes decadence with gilded cherub, marble topped tables and crystal chandeliers. The hotel boasts a spa with an extensive range of treatments and a Jacuzzi lit with a crystal chandelier.
The forty-six bedrooms are romantic and lavishly decorated with huge beds and lashings of gold leaf. The Alchymist suite, perfect for romantic and decadent honeymooners, has a four-poster bed, oversized Italian marble bathroom and a freestanding bathtub.
Rates at the Alchymist Grand Hotel and Spa start at £191, per room, per night, including breakfast and taxes, at

Haute Couture at Hotel du Petit Moulin, Paris
Once an ancient bakery frequented by Victor Hugo, the Hotel du Petit Moulin is in the ultra chic Marais quartier of Paris.
Fitting perfectly with its surroundings, the Petit Moulin has been designed by Christian Lacroix. The seventeen en-suite rooms are decorated in bold fabrics and colours, boldly mixing raspberry florals, toile de jouy, polka dots, and leather. Many of the rooms have bold panels above the beds including a parade of fashion sketches. The hotel mixes high fashion with the latest technology with flat screen TVs and Wi-Fi in all bedrooms.
Rates at the Hotel du Petit Moulin start at £123, per room per night including taxes, breakfast is £10 per person. Book at .

Opulence at the Ca Maria Adele, Venice:
This 16th century palazzo, situated slightly off the tourist track, is only one minute from St Mark’s Square and is the first hotel in Venice to offers a stylish mix of lounge bar modernity and antique Venetian opulence.
The hotel has fourteen rooms, including five camped up themed rooms. One of them, the Sala Noir, has a purple and chocolate colour scheme complete with a huge black chandelier.
Ideal for a romantic break in Venice the hotel has a canal landing which leads to the reception lobby.
Rates from £164 per room, per night including taxes and breakfast at .

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