Make your season bright: Take a look inside the world’s most sparkly townhouse
Fans of glitz and glamor look no further. The ‘House of Sparkle’ opened its doors, revealing the four story, custom-designed townhouse styled with glitter, sequins and spectacular shimmer.
TORONTO, December 7, 2018 - Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travelers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, has teamed up with internationally renowned designer and sparkle champion, Christian Cowan, to create the world’s most sparkly townhouse, the ‘House of Sparkle’.
Opening its doors today in the fashion hotspot of Soho in central London, the House of Sparkle has been designed for Booking.com by Christian Cowan who has famously dressed the likes of Beyoncé, Cardi B and Lady Gaga, and is renowned for bringing fun to the fashion world with copious amounts of color, glitz and glamour.
“My designs typically feature a bit of cheeky humor mixed with a youthful take on how modern day women can dress - transforming them into something truly head-turning! Inspiration for House of Sparkle came from my latest collection featuring shimmer, drama and of course, glamour” says Christian Cowan, designer. “I’ve had so much fun collaborating with Booking.com on the townhouse design – this is the first time I’ve channelled my vision into an amazing place to stay.”
The House of Sparkle celebrates all that sparkles, embracing ebullience, opulence and shimmer – all said to be emergent fashion trends this season – with a gold glittery frontage, black and white checkerboard glitter entrance hall and twisted glittery rainbow stairwell.
The lounge is dipped in pink glitter and shower room features blue glittery clouds with giant silver sequin rain installations. A curtain of metallic streamers leads guests into the master bedroom, to a party sparkly world of metallic pinata textures, disco balls and mirror details.
It’s all in the detail:
- House of Sparkle is a 2,000 square foot townhouse full of glitter, shine and shimmer
- 100kgs of sustainable glitter were used in curating the townhouse
- 36,000 gold sequins were used to cover the exterior of the property
- Approximately 2 kilometers in length of metallic streamers adorn the interior walls
- 52,000 mirror ball facets dazzle in the disco party bedroom
Pepijn Rijvers, Chief Marketing Officer at Booking.com says: “The House of Sparkle is just one lavish example of the many unforgettable travel experiences customers can enjoy in the more than 5.7 million reported listings in vacation homes, apartments and other unique places to stay on Booking.com. Surrounded by an extraordinary array of gleam and glimmer, we are excited to offer our customers a stay at the House of Sparkle, which is sure to be an unforgettable experience this holiday season!”
House of Sparkle property link: https://www.booking.com/hotel/gb/house-of-sparkle.en-gb.html
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NOTES TO EDITORS
Research commissioned by Booking.com and independently conducted among a sample of adults who have taken a trip in the last 12 months/plan to take a trip in the next 12 months. In total 21,500 respondents were polled (including 1,000 each from Australia, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, China, Brazil, India, US, UK Russia, Indonesia, Colombia and South Korea; and 500 each from Japan, New Zealand, Thailand, Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Hong Kong, Croatia, Taiwan, Mexico, Netherlands, Sweden, Singapore and Israel). Respondents completed an online survey between 10th August to 30th August 2018.
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