Red is not a subtle colour. No one plays safe wearing red. Red spells danger and excitement. Those that dress in red like to stand out from the crowd - and that goes for hotels as well as people. Red is for hotels that dare you to stare. So wearing rouge-tinted glasses we pay homage to the boutique hotels that understand the cool of crimson, the sex-appeal of scarlet and the sheer fabulousness of fire-engine red. www.designhotels.com
Loh Lik Peng, owner of Wanderlust, located in Singapore's Little India (and New Majestic), thinks the best hotels are playgrounds for adults and took on four different design firms to each create a floor.