Admit it: when you go to a restaurant with a kid in the party, aren’t you just the littlest bit jealous when the little one gets Crayolas and a coloring mat, and you just get the boring old grownup menu? And when it comes to hotel amenities, seriously, wouldn’t you really rather have a bag of peanut M&Ms for midnight snacking than a, um, “bath butler?”
To that end Morgans Hotel Group, responsible for such mediarati magnets as New York’s Royalton, Vegas’ Delano, the London and WeHo Mondrians and the 10 Karaköy in Istanbul, have launched a program that will feed your inner adolescent, whilst elevating your weary, tattered soul. Their new #MorgansStateofMind coloring book series, in partnership with Buddhify, is based on the notion that coloring contributes to your overall wellness, quietness and mindfulness, much the same as meditation. Indeed, the mind-body set have been all over this one.
For the aesthete in you, the illustrations by Peter Arkle show beautiful scenes from various Morgans properties. Having an urban-stress-out day in New York? Make a breezy escape by coloring in the swimming pool at the Delano South Beach. Feeling a bit blah? Add a little instant glamour to your day by putting your creative touch on the lavish staircase at the Sanderson London.
Mind you, we’re still partial to a minibar stocked with premium bourbon. But as genuine hotel aficionados, we do like where they’re going with this.
Mondrian London Image by Ed Reeve