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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

VACATION DESTINATION - FANCY BOUTIQUE HOTEL

HOTEL AMERICANO - NEW YORK CITY
 Years ago, B. and I stayed in a fancy/schmancy Bed and Breakfast for our anniversary.  The absolutely enormous victorian house had previously been a private residence and was located in a leafy neighborhood in a small town in Virginia.  Nice.  Except when it wasn't.
The owner/hostess, although a lovely woman, would not stop talking, not for a minute. When she invited us to join her in the "parlor for a glass of sherry", we thought it would be rude not to.  An hour (or was it two?) later, we were still listening to her story of how she got into the B&B business, and all we wanted to do was go upstairs and engage in some anniversary shenanigans.
Obviously, none of this would have happened if we had booked a weekend at the Marriott...which is why I love love love hotels!  Room service!  Maid service!  Anonymity!  Yes, please.


The following pictures (from their website) are of the Hotel American, a hip boutique hotel in the Chelsea neighborhood of NYC, surrounded by a gazillion art galleries and restaurants. Perfect for a sexy, private getaway.  Must go! 
 Designed by architect Enrique Norten, who is the first recipient of the Mies van der Rohe Award for Latin American Architecture.
 You know it's hip when the hotel bathrobes are denim!
A bento box snack is just a phone call (to room service) away.



Check out the view behind the bar.

I think we could fit in here.





 The web site shows birds eye drawing of each of the three room layouts.  How cool is that?
Have you ever stayed in a fancy boutique hotel?  A bed and breakfast?  Which do you prefer?
Have a beautiful day.
yancey

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