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Nobody puts Ken in a corner! While Barbie’s iconic pink has dazzled the world, we can’t forget about her equally fashionable counterpart, Ken! Just like his stylish ensembles, Ken’s taste in vacation destinations is nothing short of bold and adventurous. Here are some “Ken-approved” stays that embrace his love for vibrant colors, neon lights, and all things fun. Yep, I’m talking disco balls, roller-skating rinks, and of course the very best pools. Private sports palaces, preppy stripes and surfboard décor: these are the bright and colorful hotels and vacation rentals that Ken might pick for his next vacation with Barbie

Semiramis Hotel

Colorful Semiramis Hotel.
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Semiramis Hotel, Athens, Greece – If Ken’s rollerblading outfit was a hotel, this would be it. Lime greens and neon pinks dominate at this bright luxury property from the neon artwork right down to the shower tile. The pool at this colorful hotel also screams Barbieland. 

Hotel Zed

Hotel Zed Kelowna, BC.
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Hotel Zed, Kelowna, B.C., Canada – We’re absolutely certain you’ll find Ken at the Ping Pong Lounge at this bright, Kelowna hotel. It’s even hot pink! The fun doesn’t stop there. The hotel itself is a whirl of colour with disco ball cups and vintage telephones adding to the vibe. You can even rent your own roller skates! Plan a stop here on your next road trip in Canada, Ken!

The Confidante

The Confidante Hotel pool.
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The Confidante, Miami, Florida, USA – Crystal beaches and preppy stripes? Yes please! Vintage umbrellas, pastel touches and striped pool cabanas make this the perfect spot for Ken. Not to mention, the hotel sits right on the beach and if a prime surfing location.  Three cheers for Florida beach cities!

The Saguaro

The colorful hotel Saguaro in Palm Springs.
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The Saguaro, Palm Springs, California, USA – Plush purple carpet, neon lucite cacti, and pool noodles as décor – need we say more? With the rainbow hotel wrapping the equally bright pool area, standout color is the name of the game at this Palm Springs oasis. There’s even a Barbie and Ken display piece for inspiration.  

Shoreline Hotel

Colorful pool area at Shoreline hotel in Waikiki.
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Shoreline Hotel, Waikiki, Hawaii, USA – Aloha Ken’s paradise! With surf boards covering the walls and a pool area that looks like it took the pattern straight from Ken’s board shorts, this bright and modern hotel is sure to please. At night, the property lights up in pink and blue neon. Don’t forget your Hawaii packing list, Ken and Barbie!

Sundown Estate

Aerial view of Sundown Estate.
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Sundown Estate, Arizona, USA – Sitting on 1.5 acres and dubbed a ‘celebrity estate’ this sprawling dream house is perfect for Ken and all his best pals. Outside, the grounds boast a variety of sports activities (including a basketball court, putting green, and of course, pool) while inside is decked out in modern luxury furnishings.  

Scottsdale Beach Club

Night at the pool at the Scottsdale Beach Club.
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Scottsdale Beach Club, Arizona, USA – Ken loves a good beach club, and this Scottsdale property fits the bill. Pink touches mingle with artistic graffiti and neon lights. There’s even a sign that reads ‘Better Together” which is just so Barbie and Ken.  Barbie loves colorful hotels!

Rockpoint Beach House

Aerial view of the Rockpoint beach house by the ocean.
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Rockpoint Beach House, Malibu, California – Let’s face it; Ken and Malibu go together like…well, Barbie and Ken. In true king-of-the-beach style, this luxury abode sits right on the ocean at one of the world’s best surfing locations. Surfboard and beach-chic décor throughout is sure to satisfy Ken’s luxurious tastes. 

Hatfield Cabin

Inside the Hatfield Cabin with roller rink.
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Hatfield Cabin, Wisconsin, USA – This decked out cabin comes fully equipped with its own sports complex which doubles as a roller-skating rink complete with DJ booth and disco ball. Perfect for Ken since we know he never goes anywhere without his roller blades.  

Who knew there were so many eclectic and colorful stays around the world? From the striped pool cabanas to a fun roller-skating rink, these colorful hotels promise an unforgettable experience that celebrates Ken’s distinctive style. The options are truly endless! So, grab your Barbie and get ready to immerse yourself in the bright world of Ken!

Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.


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