Lonely Planet Writer

Tiny travellers can step right into Barbie’s bedroom at the Hilton Panama

A new themed-hotel room in Panama City allows travellers to feel as though they’ve step right inside Barbie’s dream house.

The Barbie Room offers a connecting deluxe room for parents, grandparents or family members.
The Barbie Room offers a connecting deluxe room for parents, grandparents or family members. Image by Hilton Hotels & Resorts

The Hilton Panama hotel teamed up with the maker of the iconic doll, Mattel, to create an incredibly pink Barbie Room. The room is available until 15 August and gives visitors a chance to step into the world of Barbie. Since the beds are only big enough for smaller travellers, there is a connecting deluxe room for parents, grandparents or family members to stay in.

The room features items not found anywhere else and has a selection of themed “décor, bedding, movies, toys, dolls, special amenities, games, furniture, pillows, toiletries, costumes, a changing room and a runway where the fashion icon’s fans can model”.

If you’re too big for Barbie’s room but still want to take part in the fun, the hotel has an oversized Barbie display where you can take some photographs. As well, anyone staying in the hotel can take part in some themed activities, including a Barbie menu at the restaurant and a Barbie beauty package at the spa.