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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 19 March 2019

You can stay in a Barbie-themed glamping suite in Santa Fe this year

Guests in the Barbie hotel suite can bed-down in a giant Dreamcamper, lounge in a Barbie cabana and see a collection of rare dolls

The pink poolside cabana at the Hilton Mexico City Santa Fe. Courtesy Hilton Hotels & Resorts 
The pink poolside cabana at the Hilton Mexico City Santa Fe. Courtesy Hilton Hotels & Resorts 

The world’s most famous doll turned 60 this month, and Barbie fans can celebrate her milestone birthday with a trip to a Barbie-themed glamping experience at the Hilton Mexico City Santa Fe.

From March until December this year, guests can book a stay at a Barbie-themed suite designed in collaboration with Mattel, the iconic toy’s manufacturer. Arriving at the hotel, a giant icon of Barbie's pink shoe makes for the perfect photograph opportunity before guests walk the pink carpet to the check-in desk.

In-room glamping

The room comes with a lifesized Dreamcamper. Courtesy Hiltons & Resorts 
The room comes with a lifesized Dreamcamper. Courtesy Hiltons & Resorts 

A life-size Dreamcamper set on faux grass, complete with pink beanbags and decorated with fairylights is the stuff of childhood dreams. And, with the pop culture icon still being a favourite toy with kids around the globe after six decades, the Barbie Dreamhouse, DreamCamper and collection of dolls will be a hit. Adults might appreciate some of the rarer models from the toys sixty year collection that are on display.

Getting ready for bedtime means making use of a variety of Barbie-themed toiletries amid toothbrush holding dolls and a mirror packed with Barbie-themed travel decals.

Outside, the pink-curtained cabana has fuchsia loungers with Barbie’s name embroidered on them and steps leading into a private swimming pool. There’s also a fire pit to add to the glamping experience.

Barbie-themed touches

Pop art-style Barbie prints at the Hilton Mexico City Santa Fe Hotel. Courtesy Hilton Hotels & Resorts  
Pop art-style Barbie prints at the Hilton Mexico City Santa Fe Hotel. Courtesy Hilton Hotels & Resorts  

The themed room took 20 weeks to create. Andres Korngold, general manager at Hilton Mexico City Santa Fe said in a statement: “Barbie loves to travel, enjoys nature and cares about the environment, without forgoing the comfort of the most sophisticated accommodation. Travellers can now join in her dream glamping experience with an in-room DreamCamper that allows guests to travel in style.”

Dine from the pink menu at Madera, the hotel's signature restaurant. Courtesy Hilton Hotels & Resorts 
Dine from the pink menu at Madera, the hotel's signature restaurant. Courtesy Hilton Hotels & Resorts 

The theme continues throughout the hotel with a variety of Mattel collector-items on display, including walls lined with Pop Art-style Barbie prints. Signature restaurant Madera will be serving a pink-themed menu where diners can order heart-shaped pizzas, pink sauce gnocchi and red velvet treats.

Stays at the Hilton Mexico City Santa Fe start from Dh700 per night.

Updated: March 13, 2019 04:58 PM

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