Weezie's Grandmillennial Hotel Guide
ICYMI, at Weezie, we’re all about enjoying the stay every day of the week, whether we’re traveling or not. That can mean taking a little extra time to soak in the bubble bath, lighting some fun candles … or even treating yourself to some soft, custom towels from Weezie. :-)
But it’s important to enjoy the stay when we’re traveling, too. We’re huge fans of the grandmillennial style. We’re talking prints, ruffles, embroidery. An old-school kind of cozy. New to the grandmillennial style? Check out this House Beautiful article where Emma Bazilian coined the term.
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite hotels with grandmillennial vibes and our all-around design crushes, so you can enjoy the stay while you’re on the road.
The Greyfield Inn
Image via Ann Street Studio
Cumberland Island, GA
Built-in the 1900s by Thomas and Lucy Carnegie for their daughter Margaret as a wedding gift, this home was turned into an Inn in 1962. Jaime Beck said it best, "the Greyfield in blurs between romantic luxury grand hotel and charming, intimate family home."
Cobblers Cove Hotel
Located in Barbados
It’s a mansion from the 1940s, with powder-pink walls that have drawn in guests for decades. Inspired by the lushness of the island, designer Soane Britain decorated most of the hotel with rattan and hand-printed fabrics.
The Nashville Graduate calls itself a “funky, floral jewel box” -- and it really is. It combines a retro neon-lights feel with swanky country club vibes. They’ve even got a karaoke bar in the building, so you can channel your inner Dolly Parton while in Music City. Even better, Graduate Hotels bring the same energy to tons of college towns all over the country.
Plus, Weezie + the Graduate look pretty good together, dontcha think? Seen here during Erin Foster's wedding festivities in Nashville!
Harbour Island, Bahamas
The Dunmore is full of history – but there’s plenty of opportunities for new adventures, too. The hotel is named after the very first governor of the Bahamas, who served in the late 1700s. Nassau-based interior designer Amanda Lindroth, the creative force behind the hotel, brought the island’s timeless style into the 21st century with classic prints and lots of antique photos.
Boca Grande, FL
At the Gasparilla Inn, Kemble Interiors designed a space that draws on alll the sunny colors to make you feel right at home. The historic hotel is situated right in the middle of Boca Grande, one of Florida’s barrier islands, where there’s not a traffic light in sight – bikes and golf carts are locals’ transportation of choice. Between that and the Inn’s vintage design, it makes it easier to unplug from the craziness of everyday life.
Playa Grande Beach Club
Río San Juan, Dominican Republic
The Playa Grande is a French Colonial wonderland, with lacy houses that are nestled in the palm trees like pastries. In an Architectural Digest write-up, Designer Celerie Kemble said she wanted designs that felt “romantic yet wild” at the Playa Grande, with styles that reminded her of her childhood in Palm Beach, Florida. The buildings are all palm wood and fanciful gingerbread flourishes, decorated with mix-and-match pieces, and – because it’s paradise – somehow they still let that tropical breeze float through.
Hotel Peter and Paul
New Orleans, Louisiana
Before it was a hotel, the Peter and Paul was a Catholic church, schoolhouse, rectory, and convent. Since then, the buildings have been restored and repurposed. Ash NYC gave each room its own style – so no two buildings (or rooms!) are exactly alike. You could stay in an old classroom, or maybe the school theater, and lounge on pieces from local artists – or even antiques.
The Colony Hotel
Palm Beach, Florida
The Colony is Palm Beach’s pinkest hotel. Another Kemble design, the hotel has been a fixture of Palm Beach since the 40s, drawing all kinds of icons over the years. Including the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. It’s a favorite of our friends Neely + Chloe – and it’s Insta-friendly, to boot!
Are you headed to Palm Beach, FL? With the help of Neely and Chloe (Palm Beach natives) we put together a city guide with our favorite spots in Palm Beach. You can take a peek here!