One of the biggest changes we’ve had to adapt to amid the COVID-19 pandemic is spending significantly more time at home. And many of us are running out of creative ideas to pass the time. Enter an old standby: coloring.
A 2012 study in Psychological Science showed that a mindless activity like showering, gardening or coloring can be a great way to de-stress. A family-friendly activity that is fun for all ages, coloring allows you to focus on a specific task and can lead to productive mind-wandering and creative problem-solving, similar to the effects of meditation. Visit five hotels through the coloring pages below, and let your imagination run wild.
The full pages can be downloaded at the end of the story.
1. Boca Raton Resort and Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Nestled in a Mediterranean-inspired historic village, Boca Raton Resort and Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort in Florida, is one of the premier US resort destinations. Dual access to the property and Boca Beach Club provides an array of fun activities for guests of all ages such as golf, surfing, boating, private beach access, tennis and more. The hotel's Waldorf Astoria Spa was voted the No. 1 spa in the country by Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards.
2. Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Jadaf Culture Village
The hotel enjoys an ideal location between Dubai International Airport and Downtown Dubai. It offers easy access to the Dubai Mall, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and other key destinations in the city. The hotel is located next to Dubai Culture Village, an area dedicated to the arts. Al Jadaf is one of the most historically significant neighborhoods in Dubai as it was the first hub for traditional dhow vessel building and repairing – putting it at the heart of the city’s vital trade routes. If you’re looking to unwind after a day of exploration, the hotel’s rooftop pool provides unforgettable views of Dubai’s skyline.
3. Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
The Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria offers sophisticated luxury on the city's highest hilltop. With a commanding view of Rome, the hotel will exceed your expectations time and again. The property offers Michelin-star dining, a luxury spa and 15 acres of private park. Rome Cavalieri is perfectly suited for families, featuring interconnecting rooms or suites, a swimming pool just for children, as well as miniature bath robes and clothes hangers.
4. Tru by Hilton San Antonio Downtown Riverwalk
Tru by Hilton Downtown San Antonio was once the façade of the ‘30s’-era Gillespie Ford Building. The first two floors of the new Tru building maintain the original pie-shaped framework of the dealership, boasting restored stuccowork on the exterior and a unique lobby area that is larger than most existing Tru properties. The hotel is conveniently located near popular attractions like the San Antonio Riverwalk and The Alamo, as well as the Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center and Rivercenter Mall.
5. St. Louis Union Station Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
St. Louis Union Station blends history, modern conveniences and kid-friendly activities to provide something for the whole family. Following a $40 million transformation, St. Louis Union Station Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton offers rooms and suites in what was once the largest and most ornate railway terminal in the United States with some guest room floors designed and furnished with a railroad theme. Built in 1894 and converted to a hotel in 1985, the National Historic Landmark in downtown St. Louis is well-known for its iconic jewel - the massive Grand Hall, a lobby lounge area with 65-foot ornate vaulted ceilings on which a dazzling 3D light show is projected nightly.
6. Travel Doodle
How many can you spot? Test your talents to seek out the many items hidden in this picture. From beach balls to bicycles, a world of travel awaits. Use the magic touch - and a bit of color - to bring these items to life however you imagine them.
Download: Coloring page