Themed hotels are having a moment. Thanks in part to social media, kitschy, fun and even high-end hotels modeled around a particular era or theme have started to make a resurgence. Whether you’re wanting to feel like you’re cozying up at an alpine Swiss resort, following in the footsteps of Hollywood stars or living in the wild west, these theme hotels in Utah make a visit to this adventure-packed state even more fun – and they’re all bookable with Culture Trip.
Located between the ski towns of Park City and Sundance, you’ll feel like you’re nestled in the Swiss Alps rather than Utah at the Zermatt. The luxurious, four-star resort is housed in a stunning building inspired by Swiss architecture and offers cozy resort rooms, suites and villas for larger groups. Book a treatment at the world-class spa and be sure to make dinner reservations at Z’s Steak & Chop Haus, a European-inspired steakhouse.
Evoke adventure at the retro Expedition Lodge. The 36-room motel in Moab inspires guests to embark on their own expeditions, using the restored motel as a home base. Retro touches like vinyl records on the wall and mint green ‘60s-style fridges can be found throughout the motel. The rooms range from one queen bed to larger rooms with three queen beds or two sets of queen bunk beds. The rooms also include plenty of space to stash your bikes or adventure gear.
Kanab, Utah’s moniker of Little Hollywood dates back to 1922 when Chauncey Parry promoted the scenic southern Utah location as an ideal backdrop for films. He would always include the Parry Lodge, which he said was able to provide accommodations to movie stars as well as catering, transportation, animals and local residents for extras. Now, you can book a room where celebs like John Wayne and Frank Sinatra have stayed. Be sure to also see a free show at the lodge’s nearly 100-year-old Old Barn Theater.
Saddle up and book a room at the Western-themed Broken Spur Inn & Steakhouse. Standard rooms at the Torrey, Utah hotel include Western decor like quilts, wooden headboards and horseshoe lamps. But the main draw is the hotel’s Conestoga Wagon rooms, where you can stay in a pioneer-style wagon. The wagons fit up to five people and each one has its own private bathroom just a few feet away. For dinner, enjoy a large selection of aged steaks at the inn’s steakhouse.
At the luxurious Amangiri resort, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a modern desert dreamland. Everything about the five-star resort is exceptionally Instagrammable. Made with natural materials, the accommodations at Amangiri seem to blend into the landscape. Suites frame dessert views with indoor-outdoor living spaces, and many offer private plunge or lap pools. Wellness is at the forefront of Amangiri, so be sure to partake in a spa day, guided meditation or yoga on the rocks.
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Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.
Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.
Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.
We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.