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Hello Kitty, goodbye money

June 28th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

Hello Kitty Resort

Photo via sanriotown blog

This sounds like something out of a Sanrio cartoon, but believe it or not there is a Hello Kitty Resort in Taiwan.

Check out this post on cuteoverload that was brought to my attention by the boyfriend tonight.

Looking through the photos brought back memories that I haven’t thought about for years.

I remember for my 9th birthday my parents gave me a Hello Kitty duffel bag. I thought I was the coolest 9-year-old sporting a bag. I can still imagine the weight of the bag slung against my little body as I was traveling to the Philippines for the first time. Who knows what I actually put in that thing. Probably my HK lock and key journal, face towel, and other little trinkets. So girly!

I did some research and out of that post I’ve dreamed up an entire Hello Kitty vacation in Taiwan. Is it weird that I’ve managed to do this in a couple hours?

Travel to Taiwan aboard  the Hello Kitty plane from Hong Kong.

I’m not kidding. Emily at House of Kitty blogged about this find. See the photos here. According to a press release dated from April 2007 Taiwan-based EVA Air unveiled a fleet of Hello Kitty airplanes that would fly through Asia, Europe, New Zealand and sometimes North America. The Hello Kitty experience included Hello Kitty boarding passes, merchandise, and plane seats. Amazing!¬† It sounds like it’s too late to book a flight, according to Pacific Business News. The Hello Kitty scheme was taken out of commission this year… so this will just have to be a dream.

Photo via House of Kitty

Photo via House of Kitty

Stay two nights at the Hello Kitty resort. Cost: $1,200.

To get an idea of the place I had to use the babelfish translator to figure out the booking info on a general Taiwan resort guide. It’s hard to believe there isn’t a dedicated Web site to this place. It’s definitely not a complete translation, but it helps. Here’s the link.

UPDATE: Found some amazing photos of the hotel here. Check it out!

Lunch at Hello Kitty Sweets.

Dorothy at DessertObssessed recently blogged about her experience tasting the cuisine. I’m so jealous! Read about her experience here.

Photo via Dessert Obsessed

Photo via Dessert Obsessed

Take in the Hello Kitty airport lounge leaving Taiwan.

Photo via House of Kitty

Photo via House of Kitty

Emily at House of Kitty blogged about it after discovering the airplane. Read about it here.

There’s something about Hello Kitty I’ll never outgrow. I can’t resist the signature pink/red flair, the clean character design, and good gawd – it’s a cute kitty!

Wow, it’s 2:16 a.m. here… better sign off and get in some goodnight dreams.

p.s. I came across this may-jah discount tip for designer Hello Kitty merchandise. Nylon online reveals there’s a 75% discount for Victoria Hello Kitty items. The promotion celebrates Hello Kitty’s 35th anniversary. Click here to get the promo code.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 macromedia // Jul 7, 2009 at 5:32 am

    Cool!

  • 2 Dorothy // Aug 21, 2009 at 10:26 am

    aww i just saw this i love your compilation of kitty! did you know the hello kitty airplane is no longer in rotation?! total sadness! i got to visit the hello kitty boarding area before they stopped the planes, but i never got to ride one :(

  • 3 lindsey // Aug 21, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    awww, thanks for the compliment! love your blog!

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