Why I love ‘boring’ hotels

(CNN) — Standing in a pretentious New York City art gallery, I heard the woman next to me sniff loudly and say: “That piece should be hanging in a hotel.”

Despite all the design-forward accommodation options around the world, there’s still an enduring cliche that hotels are humorless, colorless spaces.

It’s easy to see the appeal of spending your vacation in a pretty, Instagram-worthy spot that truly fits into a destination instead of feeling like it could have been plopped down anywhere.

But when it comes to choosing between a pre-dawn wakeup at a fashionable-neighborhood design hotel in order to