Monthly Archives: April 2008

Boutique Hotels – the new way to stay

Boutique Hotels are the “new” way to stay – elegant, upscale, or just luxurious they offer an interesting alternative to the hotel chain. I’ll start with the two that I have personally stayed in.

The first is The Regis Warwick San Francisco Hotel, located near the theatre district. I was meeting a “special person” there and wanted the most romantic room possible – so I did some research, and found that a few had canopied beds. Further research showed that one, the Warwick, had rooms (Regis Premier), with true four-poster canopied beds, not the crown canopy which just sits at the head of the bed. The rooms have been renovated, but from the photo tour, they seem to be similar in style still. My room was smallish (some of the rooms were teeny, so watch out), but oh, so beautiful. In addition to the huge canopied four-poster bed was an armoire, and a small sitting area, with French provincial old-world styled settees, with a coffee table, end tables, lamps, a writing desk, decadent curtains, and a fireplace! My two requirements were satisfied. I have to note, in the interest of honesty, that when I arrived, after being repeatedly assured on the phone that I was guaranteed one of the four poster rooms, I was shown to a closet sized room, with a plain bed – not the romantic get-away I’d hoped for. I cried, they apologized (it was the bellboy who made things right I think – he saw my distress – full service from him), and moved me to the room of my dreams. As I sit here writing this, over 8 years later, I still recall it vividly, and am wearing one of their signature white cotton waffle wave bathrobes, with the embroidered logo, that I purchased after my stay for the memories. So make sure that you guarantee one of those “special” rooms, ask for it in writing, and then relax, enjoy, and step out onto your little balcony and revel in the city.

Warwick San Francisco Hotel Official Site, near Union Square


Warwick San Francisco Hotel

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490 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
Tel: +1 415 928 7900 Fax: +1 415 441 8788
res.sf@warwickhotels.com

Hotel Home Page
A Touch of Excellence

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Warwick San Francisco Hotel, an elegant and popular downtown San Francisco hotel, lies in the heart of San Francisco’s fashionable theatre district, just two blocks west of Union Square and the famed San Francisco cable cars, world-class shopping and dining. Also within easy walking distance from the hotel you will find popular San Francisco travel destinations such as the Moscone Convention Center, Yerba Buena Gardens, Chinatown and San Francisco’s financial district. In fact, the hotel puts you in close touch with almost everyplace you need to visit on your next San Francisco vacation. Warwick San Francisco Hotel is just 13 miles north of San Francisco International Airport.

Featuring some of the most elegant Union Square accommodation facilities, the Warwick San Francisco Hotel offers 74 rooms including 16 suites that are tastefully appointed in the style of Louis XVI. In 2002, the hotel underwent an extensive renovation. The renovation ensured that Warwick San Francisco Hotel’s European elegance and comfort were retained whilst introducing new colour schemes that complement the authentic Louis XVI antique armoires, four-poster and crown-canopied beds and hand-carved headboards. Warwick San Francisco Hotel also added new writing tables as well as wireless Internet and two-line telephones.

Warwick San Francisco Hotel is a touch of Europe in the heart of San Francisco. This elegant San Francisco hotel was originally designed in 1911 by Arthur Brown Jr. the architect of San Francisco’s award-winning City Hall. Today, Warwick San Francisco is one of San Francisco’s most exquisitely accommodating hotels. The hotel building has remained a cherished San Francisco historical landmark since opening in January 1913.

In tune with the best San Francisco dining, Warwick San Francisco Hotel’s La Scene Café & Bar serves Mediterranean cuisine with Californian flair. Enjoy the avant-garde flavors of the Zagat rated La Scene Café and Bar where as our guest you receive a great discount on your savory dinner and enjoy a superb continental breakfast to start your day. Dinner Specialties include: Salad Niçoise with Grilled Ahi Tuna, accented with fresh vegetables, or select our signature entrée: Pan-Roasted Scallops served with Haricots Verts, Mashed Potatoes, Bacon and Chive Fumet.”

Rooms & Suites

Traditional and Euro-American classic in style, the Warwick San Francisco Hotel offers 74 classic rooms which include 16 suites and are tastefully appointed in the style of Louis XVI. Rooms are furnished with hand-carved headboards, antique armoires and a writing table. Guest rooms also include private Italian marble baths, honour bar refrigerators, individually controlled thermostats, 26” flat screen LCD televisions, equipped with premium cable and pay-per-view channels, on-demand movies, a dual-line telephone in each room, voicemail, high-speed wireless Internet access ($11.95 USD Per Day), guest safes, hairdryers, ceiling fan, monogrammed robes and umbrellas.

Room Types

6 Superior Queens
42 Deluxe Queens
6 Deluxe Twins

Suites
6 Deluxe Junior Suites
4 Petite Suites
6 Executive Front Suites
2 Regis Deluxe Rooms
2 Regis Premier Rooms

Superior Queen

Rooms are furnished with crown-canopied queen size beds with hand-carved headboards, antique armoires and a writing table. Guest rooms also include high-speed wireless Internet access ($11.95 USD Per Day), private Italian marble baths, honour bar refrigerators, individually controlled thermostats, ceiling fan, premium cable, 26” flat screen LCD television and pay-per-view channels, on-demand movies, a dual-line telephone, voicemail, guest safes, hairdryers, monogrammed robes and umbrellas. 165 sq. feet.

Deluxe Queen

Rooms are furnished with crown-canopied queen size beds with hand-carved headboards, antique armoires and a writing table. Guest rooms also include high-speed wireless Internet access ($11.95 USD Per Day), private Italian marble baths, honour bar refrigerators, individually controlled thermostats, ceiling fan, premium cable, 26” flat screen LCD television and pay-per-view channels, on-demand movies, a dual-line telephone, voicemail, guest safes, hairdryers, monogrammed robes and umbrellas. 230 sq. feet.

Deluxe Room 2 Twin Beds

Rooms are furnished with two twin beds with hand-carved headboards, antique armoires and a writing table. Guest rooms also include high-speed wireless Internet access ($11.95 USD Per Day), private Italian marble baths, honour bar refrigerators, individually controlled thermostats, ceiling fan, premium cable, 26” flat screen LCD television and pay-per-view channels, on-demand movies, a dual-line telephone, voicemail, guest safes, hairdryers, monogrammed robes and umbrellas. 310 sq. feet.

Deluxe Junior Suites

These charming suites feature locking French doors separating the bedroom from the parlor, a full Italian marble bathroom in the bedroom, as well as, a full bath in the parlor room with a stand-up shower. A crown-canopied queen sized bed in the master bedroom, and the parlor has a queen-sized sofa pullout. Two separate entrances make this room ideal for families. Guest rooms also include high-speed wireless Internet access ($11.95 USD Per Day), honour bar refrigerators, individually controlled thermostats, ceiling fans, premium cable, 26” flat screen LCD television and pay-per-view channels, on-demand movies, two dual-line telephones, voicemail, guest safes, hairdryers, monogrammed robes and umbrellas. 418 sq. feet.

Petite Suites

These elegant suites feature an Italian marble bathroom, a crown-canopied queen sized bed in the bedroom, and a parlor with a queen-sized sofa pullout. These suites feature a step out balcony over looking Geary Street. The Petite Suites also include high-speed wireless Internet access ($11.95 USD Per Day), private Italian marble baths, honour bar refrigerators, individually controlled thermostats, ceiling fans, premium cable, 26” flat screen LCD television and pay-per-view channels, on-demand movies, two dual-line telephones, voicemail, guest safes, hairdryers, monogrammed robes and umbrellas. 340 sq. feet.

Executive Front Suites

Our largest two-room suites include a crown-canopied queen sized bed in the bedroom, and a queen-sized sofa-pullout in the parlor. Locking French doors separate the bedroom from the parlor, two separate entrances and two full bathrooms make this room ideal for families. These Executive Suites also include high-speed wireless Internet access ($11.95 USD Per Day), private Italian marble baths, honour bar refrigerators, individually controlled thermostats, ceiling fans, premium cable, 26” flat screen LCD television and pay-per-view channels, on-demand movies, two dual-line telephones, voicemail, guest safes, hairdryers, monogrammed robes and umbrellas. 485 sq. feet.

Regis Deluxe Rooms

These spacious rooms feature a queen size bed with hand-carved headboards, antique armoires and a writing table. These rooms also have a fireplace with a sitting area, a step out balcony as well as a 42” flat screen LCD Television. Guest rooms also include high-speed wireless Internet access ($11.95 USD Per Day), private Italian marble baths, honour bar refrigerators, individually controlled thermostats, ceiling fan, premium cable, pay-per-view channels, on-demand movies, a dual-line telephone, voicemail, guest safes, hairdryers, monogrammed robes and umbrellas. 290-340 sq. feet.

Regis Premier Rooms

Feature a four poster canopied queen size bed with a hand-carved headboard, antique armoire and a writing table. These rooms also have a fireplace with a sitting area as well as a 42” flat screen LCD Television. These Regis Premier rooms also includes high-speed wireless Internet access ($11.95 USD Per Day), private Italian marble bath, honour bar refrigerator, individually controlled thermostats, ceiling fans, premium cable, pay-per-view channels, on-demand movies, a dual-line telephone, voicemail, guest safes, hairdryers, monogrammed robes and umbrellas. 340 sq. feet.

Facilities for Persons with Disabilities

  • 4 ADA compliant rooms
  • No rooms with roll-in showers

Smoking Policy

1 smoking floor

Pets

Pets are not allowed

http://www.warwicksf.com/default.aspx?pg=home&rp=accommodation

Now this next one I can personally recommend as well. I stayed here back in 2000 when I went to Vancouver for Lasik eye surgery. A close friend and I went; she was there to help me after the surgery, as my eye sight would take a day or two to fully function, and to shop. We stayed in teh King Suite – incrediblly colorful, and upbeat, and funky. The rooms were fabulous – colorful, memorable, and the hotel was in the heart of everything – almost right across the street was a fabulous little French bakery/cafe which served incredible chocolate crepes, etc. I loved it! (La Bretagne The Original Creperie Ltd, 604-688-5989, 795 Jervis Street , Vancouver , BC V6E 2B1)

Pacific Palisades Hotel

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Located on trendy Robson Street, in downtown Vancouver, the Pacific Palisades hotels South Beach inspired décor reflects a fun, hip, refreshing attitude towards hospitality. With the hotels highly personalized service for both the business and leisure traveler alike, the hotel provides a unique yet comfortable environment in the heart of Vancouver’s shopping district.

Whether you want to relax and unwind in the spa, take advantage of one of the hotels specials or packages, join us for a glass of wine at our hosted evening wine reception or just venture out to explore Vancouver on your own, the Pacific Palisades hotel is your hip connection to the city.

Certified Pet Friendly
Certified Pet-Friendly

1277 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC
Canada V6E 1C4
T: 604-688-0461
F: 604-688-4374
toll-free: 1-800-663-1815
http://www.pacificpalisadeshotel.com/

Guest Services and Amenities:


HIP SERVICE, NOT LIP SERVICE

  • 24 hour business service
  • Zin Restaurant & Lounge
  • concierge service
  • valet service
  • Starbucks® coffee service
  • shoeshine service
  • spa services
  • room service 5:30am to midnight
  • catering services

Personalized room preferences and welcome amenities for Kimpton InTouch guest loyalty members.
Complimentary evening Wine reception for guests to gather, acquaint and refresh. It’s our treat that tops off the host of other surprises you’ll encounter throughout the hotel.

Health + Wellness
Yoga program
Yoga Kits are available to borrow at no charge for those who are staying at the hotel. Each yoga kit includes one yoga mat, one block, and one strap. Guests can carry out their own preferred yoga routines in the privacy of their rooms or they can turn to a designated channel on their television for a basic yoga instructional video that will be playing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For Yoga Enthusiasts who are interested taking their yoga routine to the next level, the hotel offers Personal Fitness Training services such as Private Yoga and Pilates mat work sessions and Group Yoga and Pilates sessions for conferencesclick here

Mind.Body.Spa
Imagine the absolute luxury of having a full-service day spa in the calm and comfort of your Kimpton Hotel room. Our in-room spa services can help you unwind after a day of meetings or a long flight. You can treat yourself to the luxury of massages, manicures, pedicures and a variety of facials in most of our hotels. Don’t think these services are just a gal thing. Our guy guests are starting to use the in-room spa services, too. click here

MBODY Fitness & Wellness Spa
55ft indoor swimming pool
Steam room
State the art Cybex cardio equipment
Strength and Stretch room
Feet retreat poolside cabana
My 1 st Spa children’s spa services
Spa Services … click here for spa menu

Walk/Run
Vancouver has limitless options for wonderful walks along the water, through forests, trails and parks… click here

V.I.Pets Program
Pet Friendly Pacific Palisades Hotel welcomes furry friends of all kinds

The Pacific Palisades Hotel welcomes furry canine and feline friends with
open arms. Dog biscuits or cat treats, a Pacific Palisades orange Frisbee, a bowl,
pick-up bags and a lot of pet-friendly areas to visit are all available for you and your pet. Additionally, the Pacific Palisades has a designated pet corner in the lobby where water bowls and a personalized welcome board resides.

At the Pacific Palisades Hotel, the following pet policy applies:
. Any type of pet is allowed.
. No fee or deposit is required.
. No limit on number of pets.
. No height or weight restrictions.
. Pets are not restricted to certain floors or rooms.

. A door sign to hang when the pet does not want to be disturbed.
. Guests are requested to notify the hotels in advance when bringing a
pet so that pet preferences can be identified.

Ask about the Pampered Pooch package, a wellness package for your four legged friend which includes a one hour massage for your pet and one for his/her owner too!… click here

Zin Restaurant & Lounge
Zin Restaurant & Lounge offers cuisine beyond borders. Chef Brian Fodor and his culinary team have gathered recipes from around the world to create a style of food that is International and approachable. It’s a balancing act of diverse spices introduced to simple, local, ethically chosen ingredients while playfully presented. Zin Restaurant & Lounge is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week, located at 1277 Robson Street. To make a reservation visit www.zin-restaurant.com or call 604-408-1700

http://www.pacificpalisadeshotel.com/guestservices_amenities.html

Pacific Palisades Hotel Vancouver
Executive King View Room

Executive King View Room

Spacious and modern, the Executive King View Room features a wall of windows that showcase stunning views of the harbour and mountains or the bright city lights. With 350sq ft of living space, each room offers a small sitting area with a single lounge chair and ottoman which is perfect for viewing movies, a large desk with plenty of workspace and a 2-line data port telephone, complimentary high speed internet access, as well as, a convenience kitchenette with fully stocked minibar.

Pacific Palisades Hotel Vancouver
King Suite

King Suite

The King Suite provides a spacious living room, balcony, dining area for four, efficiency kitchen, minibar and a separate bedroom with a king size bed. The Suite features televisions in both the living room and bedroom, including pay per view movies and video games while the living room offers a sofa pull-out that converts to a comfortable queen size bed, club chair and a writing desk with 2-line data port phone and complimentary high speed internet access.

Queen Suite
The Queen Suite offers a spacious living room, balcony, dining area for four, efficiency kitchen, minibar and a separate bedroom with a queen size bed and walk-in closet. The Suite features televisions in both the living room and bedroom, including pay per view movies and video games. The living room offers a sofa pull-out that converts to a comfortable queen size bed, club chair and a writing desk with 2-line data port phone and complimentary high speed internet access.

Executive King Suite or Executive Queen Suite
Modern and bright in hip citrus shades, each Executive Suite offers a spacious living and dining area, efficiency kitchen, minibar, its own large private balcony with mountain, harbour or city views, as well as, a generous separate bedroom with either a King or Queen sized bed. The large writing desk in the living room offers a great space to work with a 2-line data port telephone and complimentary high speed internet access while the sofa pull-out converts to a comfortable queen size bed. The televisions in both the living room and bedroom offer pay per view movies.


Double Double Room

Double Double

More spacious than a standard hotel room, the Double Double Room features two double beds, a small sitting area with a single lounge chair with ottoman and a large writing desk with 2-line data port phone and complimentary high speed internet access. Each room has an efficiency kitchen with microwave, minibar, coffee maker and sink.

http://www.pacificpalisadeshotel.com/guestrooms.html

JW Marriott Hotel Pennsylvania Avenue

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  • 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue
  • Washington, District Of Columbia 20004 USA
  • Phone: 1-202-393-2000
  • Fax: 1-202-626-6991

The JW Marriott Hotel is a luxurious hotel located on the District of Columbia`s famous Pennsylvania Avenue. Situated among the most recognizable landmarks in Washington DC, this hotel provides easy access to the renowned DC monuments, museums and other cultural venues around the city like the National Theatre, the Convention Center and the National Portrait Gallery. Additionally, this hotel is near the White House, one block from Washington`s Metro system and 15 minutes from Reagan National Airport.
This downtown Washington DC hotel features more than just a great location. The hotel offers 22 meeting rooms and 37,000 square feet of total meeting space, making it a premier meeting facility in the Washington DC metro area. All of the hotel`s 738 luxurious rooms are equipped with high-speed internet access and 32“ HDTVs with connections for your MP3 player and video camera. The excellent location and amenities at this Pennsylvania Avenue Marriott make it the ideal choice for business and leisure travelers

Guest Rooms in Detail:

  • These Washington DC hotel suites feature the Plug In Panel, exclusively from Marriott.
  • Each room has a 32? widescreen LCD HDTV, which is easily connected to your laptop, MP3 or camera.
  • Experience luxury at this Pennsylvania Avenue hotel with Revive, the new bed from Marriott.
  • Every room at this Marriott features 300-thread count sheets, fluffier pillows & thicker mattresses.
  • Treat your VIPs to one of the 34 spacious and well-appointed suites available at this DC hotel.
  • The Concierge Lounge serves continental breakfast, evening hors d?oeuvres & snacks.

Connectivity :

Public Areas

  • Wireless

Guest Rooms

  • Wired

Meeting Rooms

  • Wireless

JW Marriott® Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue

1331 Pennsylvania Avenue

Washington, District Of Columbia 20004 USA

Phone: 1-202-393-2000

Fax: 1-202-626-6991

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/wasjw-jw-marriott-hotel-pennsylvania-avenue/

Allergen-free rooms for the nose that knows

Anyone who suffers from allergies, as more than 50 million of us do according to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, knows how hard it is to manage their allergies on the road, thanks to ever-changing environments. For the 20.3 million people with asthma, the effects of coming into contact with a trigger substance can be downright deadly. But we have to travel, and to do so we often have to stay in hotels.

Last May I told you about the Hilton O’Hare at Chicago’s airport creating two allergen-free rooms in response to customer requests. The hotel took a wait-and-see approach to the rooms, deciding to let customer demand decide if any more of the special rooms would be created. Well it’s a scant 5 months later, and the hotel is gutting 15 more rooms to create the “ultimate clean” rooms.

Customer demand has been so high, the hotel is committing $8,000 per room to cover the upgrades which include shutters instead of dust-trapping curtains, wood floors instead of mite-full carpets, not to mention air purifiers, scent-free toiletries and non-toxic cleaning products, Hotel Interactive reports.

The hotel’s website now mentions its Environmentally Friendly rooms, and notes you need to call to reserve one. But when I used the site to check availability for Oct. 21, room choices included the allergy-free room at a cost of $159 vs. $139 for a standard king non-smoking room. Personally, I’d pay $20 extra bucks a night just to avoid the nasty smelling cleaning products most hotels use. Here’s hoping Hilton will take the idea chain-wide and other hoteliers will follow suit.

And another thing …

X marks the end of the boomers: As generation gaps go, this is a pretty big one. Hotels have long catered to the baby-boomer crowd, that enormous group of folks born from 1946-1964. Boomers have held sway over the industry with their purchasing power and large incomes. But that is slowly changing, thanks to the inevitable passing of time and a rising group of upstarts known as Generation X. PricewaterhouseCoopers predicts this will be the first year the Gen Xers spend more on business travel than baby boomers do, reports The International Herald Tribune. And that can only lead to a shift in which group hotels will cater to.

Based on quotes in The IHT, it seems baby boomers like warm, comfortable settings; Gen Xers by and large want more out of the hotel socially; a great bar, comfortable lobby. Eventually, the shift will be clear as boomers retire and Gen Xers find greater purchasing power through established careers, but for now, the line is blurred. I think this is already showing up in the niche, boutique hotels that are everywhere and also at the “older” chain hoteliers that have returned to comfort and personalization as main selling points. Sure, some established chains are looking to get hip, and some boutique hotels aren’t edgy and hip, but more and more, I think you’ll see a delineation of the clientele. To each his own.

Name dropping: If you’re a fan of the Millennium Biltmore in Los Angeles (if you’ve stayed there, you know what I mean) try and catch the episode of Alias that will run on Oct. 20. A bunch of scenes from the Jennifer Garner action series were filmed at the historic property. The hotel was built in 1923 and is a member of Historic Hotels of America.

http://www.usatoday.com/travel/hotels/hotsheet/2005-10-11-hotsheet_x.htm

Yotel

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Sleep, refresh, work or relax…

YOTEL

Everything you would expect from a luxury hotel in a small space. Located uniquely inside the airport terminal buildings at London Heathrow’s Terminal 4 and London Gatwick’s South Terminal. Just moments walk from check in, arrivals and minutes from the other terminals. YOTEL opens at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam in early 2008.

You can choose between Premium (double) and Standard (large single) cabins with en suite bathrooms, flat screen TV’s, free WiFi and 24 hour in cabin service.

Book exactly what you want when you want it – from just a few hours day or night to 24 or more.

Premium cabin:

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The double bed 2m x 1.3m deploys to a couch arrangement at the touch of a button (think first class airline cabins), a hand layered organic coir, latex and lambswool mattress for the best sleep ever with percale cotton sheets pillows and duvet and a huge cushion for lounging.

Bedside tables are designed to accommodate hand luggage with stowage below.

Bedside charging points, personal lighting, dimming control and bed deployment switch allows you to work or relax without moving from the comfort of your bed

The luxury bathroom includes overhead rain shower, a hand shower, revitalising all in one body wash, heated mirror and soft towels .

A retractable storage area below the bed for suitcases.

The study desk folds out of the techno wall with its own stow able chair and a complete range of power and connectivity including free internet access and cosy local lighting. Suit and dress hanging and storage for everything from your smalls to the loose change provide a place for everything and everything a place.

A 23”flat screen TV system with huge choice of films, TV, radio, and internet.

Order from a cabin service menu on screen or visit the galley where your cabin crew are on duty 24 hours a day.

Have fun – there’s as much in these 10 square metres as you’d find in most 4 star hotels.

Want to see more? Have a look at our 360° virtual cabin tours.

The double bed 2m x 1.3m deploys to a couch arrangement at the touch of a button (think first class airline cabins), a hand layered organic coir, latex and lambswool mattress for the best sleep ever with percale cotton sheets pillows and duvet and a huge cushion for lounging.

Bedside tables are designed to accommodate hand luggage with stowage below.

Bedside charging points, personal lighting, dimming control and bed deployment switch allows you to work or relax without moving from the comfort of your bed

The luxury bathroom includes overhead rain shower, a hand shower, revitalising all in one body wash, heated mirror and soft towels .

A retractable storage area below the bed for suitcases.

The study desk folds out of the techno wall with its own stow able chair and a complete range of power and connectivity including free internet access and cosy local lighting. Suit and dress hanging and storage for everything from your smalls to the loose change provide a place for everything and everything a place.

A 23”flat screen TV system with huge choice of films, TV, radio, and internet.

Order from a cabin service menu on screen or visit the galley where your cabin crew are on duty 24 hours a day.

Have fun – there’s as much in these 10 square metres as you’d find in most 4 star hotels.

Want to see more? Have a look at our 360° virtual cabin tours.

Standard cabin:

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These rooms over lap to create upper and lower cabins We like them both the most!

The large single bed 2m x1m (large enough for a cosy 2) with full sitting height, a hand layered organic coir, latex and lambswool mattress for the best sleep ever with percale cotton sheets pillows and duvet.

The bathroom includes a shower, revitalising all in one body wash, heated mirror and soft towels.

The fold out work desk and stool, doubles for unpacking and there is overhead hand luggage stowage, suit bag hanging and storage areas for small pieces. A complete range of power and connectivity including free internet access and cosy local lighting.

A 20” flat screen TV system with huge choice of films, TV, radio and games & internet

Order from a cabin service menu on screen or go to the galley where your cabin crew are on duty 24 hours a day.

Have fun – there’s as much in these 7 square metres as you’d find in most 4 star hotels.

Want to see more? Have a look at our 360° virtual cabin tours.

http://www.yotel.com/

Nine Zero Hotel Accommodations – The Standard for Boston Boutique Hotels.

Comfort is not sacrificed for the sake of style at Nine Zero Hotel. All 190 sumptuously appointed guestrooms invite guests to relax. Custom-designed beds (our guests often tell us they’ve never slept better), billowy down comforters, and a wide selection of pillows complement the beautiful furnishings, plush fabrics, soothing color scheme and elegant lighting throughout.
To complete your stay at our 4 star Boston hotel, all of our guestrooms and suites feature the following services and amenities:

  • Complimentary wireless and wired high-speed Internet access in all guestrooms
  • Complimentary morning newspaper
  • Multi-line, cordless phones with voicemail and speakerphone
  • Large desk with workspace and ergonomic leather Freedom™ desk chair
  • 27″ TV
  • On-demand games on all televisions
  • Stereo sound system with CD player
  • CD library available through concierge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Fully-stocked honor bars
  • Rise & Shine complimentary overnight shoe shine
  • Amenities of home including iron and ironing board, hairdryer, terrycloth bathrobes, padded satin hangers and full-length mirror
  • In-room safe (designed to accommodate laptops)
  • “Forgot It? We’ve Got It!” essential travel items
  • “Mind. Body. Spa.” in-room spa services as well as exercise programs for yoga, Pilates and core strengthening
  • Custom bath amenities
  • Bring your pooch with you – Nine Zero Hotel is a pet friendly hotel

Our five suites will make you believe you’re staying in your very own stylish urban apartment. Each suite features a living room, dining room and huge bathroom (decorated with thoughtful and whimsical touches of home). The windows allow abundant natural light and afford spectacular views of Boston. For entertaining clients or friends, our suites provide the perfect environment. Cloud Nine
Located on the nineteenth floor of our boutique hotel, our penthouse suite floats dramatically above Boston with floor-to-ceiling windows and breathtaking views. Electronic drapes, a viewing telescope, plasma screen television with surround sound, a steam shower, and Jacuzzi complete this heavenly cosmopolitan getaway.
Please contact us directly at 617.772.5800 to book specific suites at our Boston boutique hotel.

http://www.ninezero.com/nnz-rooms/index.html

World Class Service at Nine Zero Hotel, Boston’s Premier Small Luxury Hotel.

With personalized service that leaves no detail overlooked, each guest at our Boston luxury hotel is approached with genuine concern, unmatched care and attentiveness to ultimate comfort with a creative flair.
The moment guests arrive at Nine Zero Hotel, they find themselves surrounded by sophisticated style, elegant furnishings and beautiful colors. Our hotel furthers this luxury boutique hotel experience with the perfect balance of must-have and indulgent services and amenities. Whether traveling for business or leisure, enjoy the effortlessness of staying at our luxury hotel in downtown Boston.
In keeping with the exemplary level of services and amenities at Nine Zero Hotel, guests enjoy:

  • Personalized room preferences and welcome amenities for Kimpton InTouch guest loyalty members
  • Complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access throughout the hotel
  • Hosted evening wine hour
  • Complimentary morning newspaper of your choice
  • Overnight shoeshine
  • Same day valet/laundry
  • Dine with as at KO Prime
  • 24-hour room service
  • Concierge services including dining reservations, tickets for sporting events, concerts and theaters, as well as sightseeing tours
  • Onsite 24-hour business center, including fax, copier and messenger service
  • Complimentary onsite fitness center open daily 5am-10pm
  • Valet parking
  • Personal shopper from Louis Boston (winner of Boston Magazine “Best of Boston One-Stop Shopping” award)
  • Fully accessible for people with disabilities; ADA kits available
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Express check-in and check-out
  • Bring your pooch with you – Nine Zero Hotel is a pet friendly hotel
  • Check in: 3:00 pm
  • Check out: 12:00 pm

http://www.ninezero.com/nnz-services/index.html

Nine Zero Hotel Keeps You Out of the Doghouse.

Nine Zero Hotel, a pet-friendly Boston hotel right in the heart of downtown, makes certain you won’t have to leave your favorite friend at home. Complimentary to all our four-legged guests, our “IN the Doghouse” pet package includes:

  • Restful overnight accommodations in one of our deluxe guestrooms
  • Designer pet welcome treat made especially for your pet
  • Nine Zero pet bowls and a pet bed placed in your room for use throughout your stay
  • Pet sitting, pet grooming, pet walking and pet massage services available through our concierge

Our hotel is located across from Boston Common, Boston’s pet-friendly 50-acre public park.

http://www.ninezero.com/nnz-petfriendly/index.html

Earthcare: Our Eco Program:

Our hotel supports Kimpton’s mission to be a leader in the hospitality industry in supporting a sustainable world, while continuing to deliver a premium guest experience with non-intrusive, high quality, eco-friendly products and services.

We Take Our EarthCare Commitment Seriously. Very Seriously. Every person who works at Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants is part of a genuine effort to reduce our impact on the environment. This is a life-long corporate commitment that is carried out in each hotel by every individual who works there. Being environmentally responsible is a job that takes awareness and work, every minute of every day. So we’re proud to be recognized by environmental organizations and our industry as one of the leaders in eco-standards in the hospitality industry.

Our hotel uses non-intrusive, high quality eco-friendly practices and products that are making our world a cleaner, healthier place to live. We are protecting both the environment and the sublimely comfortable, memorable experiences our guests have come to know and love.

We are proud to meet the standard set for all Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants throughout the United States. Every day, we see the power of this effort, as we get comments and encouragement from our guests, suppliers and partners and as we continue to see tremendous interest in what we are doing.

By choosing to be our guest, you are part of something truly meaningful.

Click here to see more about how Kimpton EarthCare works:

  • Cleaning Supplies: All rooms cleaned with environmentally friendly cleaning products
  • Soy Inks: All corporate collateral is printed on recycled paper using soy based ink
  • Recycled Paper: Property wide printing on recycled paper
  • Organic Beverages: All complimentary lobby coffee is organic, shade grown and/or fair trade
  • Towel/Linen Reuse: Guests have the opportunity to do their part to reduce energy and detergents required for daily washings
  • Recycling: Back of house recycling programs address glass, bottles, paper, cardboard, etc.
  • Energy Conservation: Back of house lighting retrofitted and audited to ensure energy efficient bulbs are in place
  • Water Conservation: Implementation and auditing of low flow systems for faucets, toilets, and showers
  • Best Practices: At any hotel you may find environmental activities such as recycling of coat hangers, elimination of Styrofoam cups, paperless check-ins/outs, eco friendly dry cleaners, discounted hybrid car parking, and more…
  • In-room designer recycling bins: Guests are encouraged to participate in reducing our environmental impact
  • Honor bar with organic food and beverage options: Honor bars include organic snacks and beverages
  • Donation programs: Instead of being thrown away, unused amenity bottles are donated and used by local charities
  • Shop Kimpton Style for eco-friendly products like organic bedding and recycled glassware

Bring a special guest to your meetings: the Planet.
See how EarthCare can be integrated into your events and meetings…
Our awards and recognition:

  • Kimpton’s First National Environmental Award: National Geographic Traveler and Travel Industry Association of America (TIA), 2006 National GeoTourism Award

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Twelve: Atlantic Station:

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TWELVE is the premier all-suite boutique hotel in the heart of ATLANTIC STATION®, where you will find fantastic shopping, legendary dining and great entertainment options right outside the door. Its chic, contemporary décor, midtown Atlanta setting and unsurpassed amenities give guests a sophisticated urban experience.

Our new guest service concept will make you rethink your notion of a hotel. Whether you’re visiting Atlanta for business, pleasure or require a distinctive destination for clients or associates, any of our 101 large one and two-bedroom suites at TWELVE will exceed your expectations.

Our red-hot restaurant and bar, Lobby at TWELVE, ground-breaking GHOSTSM desktop application, private guest lounge, outdoor pool, fitness center, ballroom and business center are only a few of the reasons you will love TWELVE. At TWELVE, the choice is yours.

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Accommodations

Accommodations

The suites at TWELVE offer the casual comforts of home: a full-size kitchen equipped with stainless steel appliances and separate living room area, in a suite design unique to TWELVE. Convertible sofas are available in select suites. Whether you are visiting Atlanta for a short business trip, extended stay or traveling with your family for a special occasion, we offer a suite to meet your needs.

One-Bedroom

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Visiting for one night or for a special occasion? Our One-Bedroom Suite is Perfect for business or leisure.
Our One-Bedroom Suite is the perfect introduction to Life Simpli_fied. Along with large, floor-to-ceiling windows to dominate your suite’s interior, we have included stainless steel appliances in the full-size kitchen; complimented by a microwave, toaster and coffee maker. Each suite also touts a streamlined LCD television in both the living and sleeping areas. Our One-Bedroom Suites upgrade the ordinary hotel room, with 690-825 square feet of space. Clearly extra_ordinary .

Deluxe One-Bedroom

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Need more space?
The Deluxe One-Bedroom Suite offers all the conveniences of our One-Bedroom Suite and it includes a full balcony to take in Atlanta’s skyline. This expansive suite also ranges in size from 700-825 square feet, with convertible sofas available in select suites.

Deluxe Two-Bedroom

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An ideal suite for an extended stay, corporate relocation or family get-away.
Simplify your next business trip or family vacation with a home-away-from-home Two-Bedroom Suite. This is our most generous space ranging in size from 1,030-1,200 square feet. Options abound with this room choice; you may select from a suite with king beds in the sleeping rooms, double beds or a combination. At TWELVE, the choice is yours.

Twelve Highlight:

Your Room. Your Car. Your Style.

TWELVE Atlantic Station and Hank Aaron BMW have engineered the ultimate get away for you. Our new Bed & Beemer Package includes a deluxe one-bedroom suite with luxury amenities, plus the use of a new BMW with unlimited mileage for your entire stay (including valet parking) for only $319 USD per night.

BMW X5
BMW 325ci
MINI Cooper
Only TWELVE lets you Stay in Style & Go in Style.

Package Rules

http://www.twelvehotels.com/AtlanticStation/accommodations/Accommodations.do

Amenities:

Amenities

TWELVE ATLANTIC STATION offers our guests choices while ensuring the comforts of home are easily accessible, either by telephone or just a mouse click away. Our variable-touch service lets you decide what you need and when.

Technology

Technology:

The technology at TWELVE has been designed with our guests’ needs in mind. Our goal is to ensure our guests are as efficient on the road as they are in their offices or homes.

  • Each suite equipped with Dell flat-screen monitor and keyboard and our very own GHOSTSM (Guest Hotel Operating System Terminal) desktop application providing you the ability to surf the Internet, select hotel services, reference hotel guest directory, order room service and much more, on your own time
  • Self-service check-in kiosk in lobby to accommodate your schedule
  • Satellite television programming with over 80 channels
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi service available throughout property and pool deck
  • LG LCD flat-screen televisions in living and sleeping areas with Zenith DVD player
  • VoIP 2-line telephone
  • Virtual art on display in hotel lobby

In-Suite Amenities

In-Suite Amenities:

Great care has been given to selecting our In-Suite Amenities to ensure these items make guests feel at home by using recognizable name brands.

  • Stainless steel Whirlpool appliances in full-sized kitchen
  • Sealy Posturepedic beds with lush bedding
  • Kohler bathroom fixtures
  • Starbuck’s Coffee in every suite
  • Aveda bath and body amenities
  • Work desk, complete with ergonomic chair
  • Locking storage closet available for returning guests to secure personal items for short periods between stays. In select suites for a fee
  • In-suite safes large enough to accommodate a laptop
  • Bathrobe, make-up mirror, alarm clock and much more

Guest Services

Guest Services:

To experience the remarkable, you only need to step into your suite. But thoughtfully, TWELVE provided much more.

  • BMWs and a MINI Cooper, from which to choose. Rent for a few hours or for the day – don’t forget your proof of insurance!
  • Private guest lounge located steps from the second floor terrace with large LCD flat-panel televisions and ample space to relax
  • Hotel ballroom to host your next event
  • Special occasion packages for anyone or anytime you want to impress
  • Outdoor swimming pool with refreshing food and beverage offerings
  • Business center with fax machine, copier and Dell computer
  • Executive conference room. Rentable for meetings with up to 12 participants
  • Valet parking or self parking. Daily or hourly rates available
  • Key-only access to elevators
  • Fitness center complete with Life Fitness training equipment
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour concierge service

http://www.twelvehotels.com/AtlanticStation/amenities/Amenities.do

HOTEL METROPOLIS IN SAN FRANCISCO

Vivid Colors and Modern Materials – Indulge Yourself in the Wilder Side of the Color Wheel.
Hotel Metropolis Stay Billboard Indulge yourself and stay at Hotel Metropolis on your next visit to San Francisco. With the vivid colors that envelop each room throughout the hotel, you’ll feel like you’ve entered paradise! The design of the Metropolis gently balances earth, wind, fire, and water from the sophisticated lobby and directly to your guest room. In addition to the vivid design of Hotel Metropolis, you will be delighted with its convenient location in San Francisco’s famous Union Square. Located just north of Market Street and one block west of the Powell Street Cable Car line, the Metropolis is just steps away from Union Square shopping. While indulging yourself at Hotel Metropolis, you can enjoy fine dining and theaters, as well as the Moscone Convention Center and Yerba Buena Gardens. We guarantee superior hotel specials and packages,and a vivid experience for your stay in San Francisco.

http://www.hotelmetropolis.com/

Hotel Metropolis Rooms
Hotel Metropolis Rooms Each floor of this 105 room, ten story hotel, reflects either earth, wind, fire or water. The image is carefully created with symbolic color, design, graphics and artwork. Rich fabrics and custom furniture complete the picture.
All rooms, one and two bedroom suites and the “Zen Kid’s Suite” have refrigerators, 2-line phones with dataports and voice mail, remote control television with Nintendo plus pay-per-view movies, hairdryers, irons and boards and desks.
Casegoods constructed in African limba with stainless steel hardware, maple framed chairs upholstered in richly colored chenille, and drum shade lighting with turned wooden bases all contribute to an original look that is both striking and refreshing.

Hotel Metropolis Interiors

http://www.hotelmetropolis.com/html/m_rooms.html

Hotel Metropolis Amenities and Services

Our Professional and Friendly Staff are dedicated to excellence.
The Concierge Staff pride themselves on arranging entire itineraries from transportation to dinner reservations and theatre tickets.
Other amenities include:

  • Complimentary use of library
  • Two bottles of complimentary water upon arrival
  • Need to get it done now? Our Business Center is open 24 hours
  • Complimentary high-speed wireless internet in all rooms and lobby. Second floor rooms also have wired internet ports
  • Workout in the Cardio Center
  • For a more serious workout, we also offer discounted day passes to Club One Fitness Center
  • Balance body and spirit in the Holistic/Well-being Room
  • On-site parking with in/out privileges ($30 fee plus tax)
  • Pet Friendly – Please see our Pet Policy

Hotel Metropolis Library

http://www.hotelmetropolis.com/html/m_amen.html

Hotel Metropolis Kids Suite:

Hotel Kid's Suite

Besides bouncing on the beds, most children find hotel rooms boring. But, the one-of-a-kind Urban Explorers Kids Suite at Hotel Metropolis with pint-sized furniture, bunk beds, an emac computer, a chalkboard wall, toys and rubber ducky decor in the bathroom is a huge hit with families. The three-room family suite sleeps up to six adults and three children. In addition to the kids’ room, there is connecting guestroom with two queen beds and custom furnishings for the adults, as well as a living room area with a refrigerator, wet bar and pull-out sofa for only $369 per night, excluding tax and subject to availability.

http://www.hotelmetropolis.com/html/kids.html

Hotel Triton: An Inspiring Boutique Hotel by San Francisco’s Union Square

In 1991, nine San Francisco artists put their heads and hearts together with a singleness of purpose. Their collaborative genius created the inspirational Hotel Triton, a 140-room wonderland like no other.
Inspired by the original creators’ imagination, our San Francisco boutique hotel continues to evolve, always staying at the forefront of all things visionary and distinct. Step inside our lobby and check out a fantastic mural that tells the story of San Francisco’s growing and ever-changing art scene. Discover stunning photos in the hallways instead of uninspiring art you’ve learned to tune out. We’ve even designed a collection of celebrity hotel suites, joining forces with some of the most dynamic names in the entertainment industry.
The Hotel Triton, a Kimpton Hotel, is also an inspiration and pioneer in environmentally friendly: Our entire Union Square hotel is cleaned with “green” products, our eco-friendly rooms and eco-celebrity suites are hugely popular, and we’ve partnered up with The Trust for Public Land, donating a percentage of room revenue to this visionary organization.
Best of all, just two blocks from Union Square, Hotel Triton is right in the center of the scene that drives San Francisco. Across the street from the Chinatown Gates, our boutique hotel is conveniently located five blocks from Moscone Center. Hotel Triton is just a short walk to Little Italy, a quick complimentary towncar ride Monday through Friday 7-9 a.m. to the Financial District, or a smooth stroll to historic Nob Hill.

It’s no wonder Harper’s Bazaar singled out the Hotel Triton as the best hotel in San Francisco, calling it “a happening and unique escape from the mundane.”

  • Complimentary wireless Internet access
  • Hosted evening wine hour
  • The Hotel Triton is a smoke free establishment

http://www.hoteltriton.com/index.html

Wake up and dream at the Hotel Triton, a San Francisco boutique hotel:

Open the door to your guestroom and you’ll happily discover the inspiration doesn’t stop. Guestrooms run the gamut: Choose one that has walls the color of tomato soup or hand-painted with big blue diamonds… Adopt a signature Hotel Triton rubber ducky for bath time… Ooh and aah over the curvy custom-designed furniture that’s comfortable too (tumble into an outrageously sinkable pillow top mattress, sure to inspire a good night’s sleep)… Spoil yourself with eco-friendly bath products (that smell good too) or one of the yummy treats found in the fully-stocked honor bars.

All of this isn’t just form without function. Inspiring among San Francisco boutique hotels, the Hotel Triton pampers guests with rejuvenating guestrooms, fabulous amenities, and a soothing art-inspired ambience:

  • Custom armoires hiding Sony flat screen TVs with remote control, Nintendo, cable and movies on demand
  • New Sealy Posturepedic pillow top mattresses and bedding with 300-thread count designer sheets
  • 24 hour Yoga channel with yoga kits brought to your room upon request
  • Complimentary WI-FI for your laptop throughout the entire hotel
  • Two line speakerphones with voicemail and data port
  • iHome iH5 clock radio docking/charging station
  • Fully stocked honor bar with bubble bath, snacks, libations galore and personal fun surprises
  • Luxurious zebra print robes, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, extra pillows, wood hangers
  • Highest quality eco-friendly bath products
  • Same-day laundry service
  • Windows that open to fresh air and individual heat and air conditioning units
  • Recycling options
  • Room service
  • The Hotel Triton is a smoke free establishment

Celebrity Eco Suites
The Hotel Triton, one of Kimpton’s boutique hotels and an inspiring example, actively creates partnerships and relationships with those also invested in environmental causes. In addition to the eco-friendly products we use and the eco-conscious programs we put into place throughout the hotel, we created these really great Eco Suites.

Zen Dens
Experience the quiet calm and inspiring comfort of Zen with a stay in one of the Hotel Triton’s new Zen Dens. Ideal for the solo traveler looking to find solace, these cozy guestrooms feature a uniquely stylized full sized daybed that also serves as a couch. Each room features incense, the Book of Buddha, mechanical wind chimes, your very own bamboo plant to nurture during your stay, and a picture of a Goddess Tara to watch over you and offer abundance.http://www.hoteltriton.com/html/RoomsSuites.html

Designer Celebrity Suites in the Inspiring Boutique Hotel Triton, San Francisco

If you’ve dreamed of rubbing elbows and mingling with celebrities, turn those dreams into inspired reality — wine and dine among the beautiful people at the Hotel Triton in San Francisco. A chance encounter in the elevator or a random seating during wine hour may put you in the fabled catbird seat.
Extend your “fifteen minutes” with a stay in one of our inspirational Celebrity Suites. Designed personally by some of today’s biggest and brightest entertainers, these hotel suites offer the moon and the stars.

The Häagen-Dazs “Sweet Suite”
The luxurious Häagen-Dazs “Sweet Suite” offers hotel guests a unique and whimsical escape, indulging the senses in flavor and style. Bathed in vanilla and caramel colors, the true artistry of the “Sweet Suite” is in the details, from “flavored” candles in chocolate, vanilla and dulce de leche, to the bed’s handcrafted headboard shaped like the Häagen-Dazs cartouche, to a waffle-textured bed throw, to a specially made plush Häagen-Dazs bath robe.
The room’s main attraction is the “Sweet Spot,” a custom designed ice cream cabinet filled with both classic Häagen-Dazs ice cream flavors, ice cream bars and new releases such as the Haagen-Dazs Reserve Series. The cabinet is stocked with bowls, scoops and spoons and, best of all, guests can enjoy as many complimentary pints as they desire.

A portion of each “Sweet Suite” guest’s tab will be donated to the Häagen-Dazs ice cream charity of choice, Delancey Street Foundation.

The Suite was designed by local Bay Area interior design firm Marsh & Clark Design.

Kathy Griffin’s D-List
Hotel Triton’s latest Celebrity Suite combines sleek elegance and chic sensibility with a touch of sex appeal for the guest who desires life’s finer pleasures. In a recent episode of Kathy’s hit series, “My Life on the D-List,” Ms. Griffin and Mike Nielsen (known to viewers as her ‘Gay Visionary’) traveled to San Francisco to design an inspired suite at the Hotel Triton.

The making of this luxurious hotel suite into a reality was the subject for an entire episode in the show’s second season. Kathy and Mike began with wall-to-wall, floor to ceiling white suede drapes and took it from there. If you’re looking to find inner peace or feel like a million bucks, Kathy’s suite is a good move. With a color palate ranging from pearl to chocolate to sage green, this suite is a fabulous vehicle for sheer indulgence from Kathy Griffin and the Hotel Triton.

The Black Magic Bedroom by Carlos Santana
The art, music and vision of legendary guitarist Carlos Santana are imbued in every detail of this serene and subtle designer suite. Textile artist Michael Rios created a Technicolor tapestry of Santana’s most heartfelt and intense imagery, bringing vitality and a sense of Latin heritage to both bed and bath. At once otherworldly and earthbound, the Black Magic Bedroom inspires a peaceful, yet invigorating energy, much like the man himself.

The J. Garcia Suite by Jerry Garcia
Get into a groove in the J. Garcia Suite. Created by the late, great Grateful Dead lead man Jerry Garcia, this suite pulses with good vibrations. The same luxurious silk fabrics used in the J. Garcia fashion line flow over onto our upholstery and the sinfully indulgent duvet bedcover. The self-portrait hanging among his many original watercolors and the autographed wall add a personal touch that is inspired Jerry. The J. Garcia Suite is a must for the Deadhead in your life.

The Wyland Suite by Wyland
Prominent ocean artist Wyland wanted to give Triton guests a truly inspired experience by guiding them into an undersea escape of real and rendered sea life. This charismatic and prolific artist hand-picked lithographs and furniture from his private collection. They’re recast here at the Hotel Triton in liquid blues, soft greens and fluid violets in order to offer a celestial visit to the deep. Wyland’s suite completes the connection to Mother Nature and Father Neptune with the same earth-conscious amenities found throughout the hotel, such as air and water conservation and filtration systems, biodegradable soap and shampoo, all natural cotton linens and energy efficient lighting.

King Triton Suite
Designed by King Triton, in honor of his kingdom, Atlantis, shimmering underwater blues, silvers, and greens abound in this luxuriously inspiring setting. Part the silver bead curtain to find yourself in the grooviest Jacuzzi tub in San Francisco, complete with a secret television you can watch while you soak. A beautiful king bed with fabric beach ball pillows and magic reading lights await, and the sitting area is ideal for entertaining a small group of friends.

http://www.hoteltriton.com/html/Suites.html

Eco Friendly Hotel Triton

The days of sacrificing style and comfort to be environmentally conscious are long gone. Hotel Triton is a pioneer and an inspiration, leading the hospitality industry in its efforts to preserve the planet. It all started with Hotel Triton’s one of a kind Eco-Floor™ launched in conjunction with Earth Day in the 1990s. In 2003, the hotel spread its eco-practices to all floors and fostered alliances with organizations such as Trust for Public Land, Green Fusion, Collage Foundation and Happy Planet. Hotel Triton has integrated practices such as a sophisticated waste recycling program, biodegradable cleaning products, recycled paper, and organic coffee. Hotel Triton’s environmental efforts became the inspiration and blueprint for Kimpton Hotel’s eco-program in 2005, which is now being implemented at all Kimpton Hotels nationwide.

Just a few of the ways we’re eco-friendly at the Hotel Triton:

  • Our linen and towel re-use program reduces laundry detergent and water use by 25%.
  • All rooms on our 7th Floor Eco Floor have water saving devices, water filtration systems, and air filtration/purifiers.
  • The Hotel Triton Energy Efficiency Program has outfitted our entire hotel with motion sensors wherever possible.
  • Our extensive recycling program helps the hotel recycle 60% of our waste. Guest recycling receptacles have been placed in all guestrooms so that guests also can recycle.
  • Morning Coffee Service. Individual milk portions have been happily replaced with milk purchased by the gallon, to reduce waste from packaging. Disposable stirrers and cups have been replaced with teaspoons and mugs. Napkins are made from recycled paper.
  • Printing. All new hotel collateral and paper is 100% recycled and using soy-based inks.
  • Office paper here at the Hotel Triton is printed on both sides, and then recycled. We use recycled toner. The Hotel Triton is also in an on-going move to paperless, using Internet-based reports to reduce paper waste.
  • All cleaning agents and chemicals used to clean guestrooms have been replaced by non-toxic, environmentally safe products. This has assisted us in the elimination of bleach and ammonia based products.
  • Paint: Replacement of all paints and solvents with eco-friendly paints (low VOC).
  • Landfill Use Reduction. All usable hotel items are donated to local non-profit organizations (furniture, mattresses, artwork, equipment, a/c units, refrigerators, linens and towels, lost-and-found items, wall coverings, etc.).
  • In-House Laundry. Our commercial washer and dryer have been replaced by energy and water-efficient equipment along with the use of environmentally safe detergents.
  • Air conditioning and in-room minibars have been replaced with energy-efficient models.
  • Employee Areas. Disposable cups have been eliminated from the break room, and metal laundry hangers are returned to the uniform laundry company in an extensive recycling program.

http://www.hoteltriton.com/html/ecorooms.html

The inspired amenities at our San Francisco boutique hotel are as unique as our guests

Zany and energetic, the boutique Hotel Triton is a delightful San Francisco accommodation poised on the edge without being swallowed by serious business or touristy kitsch. An inspired entrance graced by dramatic floor-to-ceiling “Laughing Pillars” of gold, teal and purple, a lobby adorned by a dreamy hand-painted mythological mural in blues, aquamarine, mauve and plum. Elevators filled with music open to serene hallways full of rotating art exhibits.

Hotel Triton makes excursionists feel they’ve arrived home at last. Inspired to leave the mundane behind at our vibrant San Francisco hotel, where guests delight in expecting the unexpected.

Exciting and refreshing surprises at the San Francisco Hotel Triton:

  • Personalized room preferences and welcome amenities for Kimpton InTouch guest loyalty members
  • Complimentary wireless Internet access throughout the entire hotel and Creative Zone meeting room
  • Manager’s hosted wine reception every evening featuring Kimpton’s signature Wines of the World. During this nightly wine hour, we also offer tarot card readings.
  • Coffee and tea served every morning in the lobby.
  • Freshly baked cookies at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. daily
  • On-site 24-hour workout facility for those 2:00 a.m. urges to “work it!” Features Stairmaster, treadmill, stationary bikes and free weights. We also offer passes for a minimal fee to a local, more extensive workout facility.
  • Complimentary NY Times
  • 24-hour business center (nominal fee)
  • Room service from the adjacent Café de la Presse
  • 24-hour valet parking with in and out privileges; $38/night + tax, subject to change
  • Complimentary morning town car services upon request to downtown / Financial District
  • Rotating art gallery on mezzanine, featuring hot local San Francisco artists
  • Hotel Triton presents a 100% non-smoking environment. Smoking is prohibited anywhere in Hotel Triton.

ARTworkSF Gallery has supported the efforts of local Bay area artists for 15 years through its exhibits program, bringing a fresh approach to the art gallery world by taking fine art out of the conventional gallery space and into the community.

The ARTworkSF Gallery in Union Square (San Francisco) is the hub of over 28 venues and presents over 100 artists annually and features monthly thematic exhibits in addition to solo shows. Together, ARTworkSF and Hotel Triton mount 3 month long thematic shows, building community, and contributing to the culture and beauty of San Francisco.

Kimpton InTouch
The Hotel Triton keeps detailed records of each guest’s favorite form of inspiration in San Francisco such as artists, museums, galleries, theaters, bands, music venues, and places of worship. The staff will ask guests “what inspires you most about San Francisco?” or “What inspires you at Hotel Triton?” We use this information to customize the guest’s next stay.

There’s nothing ordinary about San Francisco, California; Hotel Triton is an extraordinary destination in the heart of our beautiful, exciting city.

http://www.hoteltriton.com/html/ServicesAmenities.html

Hotel Triton – A Pet Friendly Hotel in Downtown San Francisco

We are constantly inspired by our guests, especially the four-legged ones. The Hotel Triton, a Kimpton Hotel, not only caters to the people, but to the animals as well. Consistently listed among the top pet friendly hotels in San Francisco and across the US, we offer special pet packages as well as beds, bowls and treats.

Please note: Pets are not allowed on the Eco-Floor or in Suites. This is to offer an allergy free/pet free zone to our guests preferring such, and in the case of the Celebrity Suites, to protect the invaluable celebrity paraphernalia we have been gifted.

http://www.hoteltriton.com/html/petfriendly.html

KimptonKids

We love guests of all shapes and sizes – but especially kids. No kidding!! Our program, KimptonKids, makes it easier for families to travel by already having on hand the items you dislike packing, plus recommendations for kid-oriented activities and services in our respective cities. We know travel is exciting and we aim to make each young guest feel special while grant them fond memories of their adventures on the road.

We offer the following amenities and services to make your family vacation stress-free:

For Babies

  • Cribs or Playards are available for complimentary loan (request at time of reservation)
  • All restaurants offer highchairs and booster seats, or you can have one delivered to your room for in-room dining
  • In-room child safety kits include outlet covers, toilet latches and nightlights

For Kids

  • Each child is greeted with a special KimptonKids welcome gift
  • Comment cards just for kids are provided to tell us what they liked about their stay
  • A list of kid-friendly activities in the area includes parks, restaurants and enriching classes
  • Child-size animal print robes are available for loan or purchase

For All Kids:
Concierge or front desk staff can make arrangements for the following services:

  • Accredited babysitting services
  • 24-hour on-call pediatrician
  • Local car rental company offering child safety seats
  • Rental of additional items such as strollers

http://www.hoteltriton.com/html/kimpton-kids.html

For some incredible photos, check out this page:

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I especially love the pink room!

Hotel Monaco

Hotel Monaco
501 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

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Hotel Description:

The 201 room Hotel Monaco has been carefully designed to offer the best of all worlds to the savvy traveler- a rare combination of high style, sophistication, and exemplary service, all at a value for the guest. The story of the Hotel Monaco is “Sophisticated World Travel”. The Hotel Monaco main lobby is characterized by high ceilings, graced by impressive two-story French inglenook fireplace and hand painted ceiling domes that feature a colorful compass-rose design. The registration desk is playfully patterned after a classically styled steamer trunk. Our grand staircase leads from our reception area to the second floor and lower lobby area. All 201 guest rooms including 35 suites are lushly appointed with pattern/texture and light interiors by noted Los Angeles designer Cheryl Rowley. 24 hours prior to local hotel time of 6pm. Guests who do not cancel prior to 24 hours before local hotel time of 6pm will be charged a one night’s room plus tax. Cancellation policy is subject to change. An early departure fee in an amount up to one night’s room and tax may apply.

Location Description

Just one block away from nearby theatres/American Conservatory Theatre (ACT) and the Curran Theatre and two blocks west from Union Square. A short walk to Chinatown, Moscone Convention Center Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA), Financial District.

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Number of floors: 7
Number of rooms: 201
Time zone: PST
Areas served: San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland

Hotel Amenities

  • AM/FM Alarm Clock
  • Concierge
  • Handicapped Rooms/Facilities
  • Mini Bar
  • No Smoking Rooms/Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Television with Cable
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Courtesy Car
  • Express Checkout
  • Modem Lines in Room
  • Pets Allowed
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Laundry/Valet Services
  • Business Center
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Hairdryers Available
  • Meeting/Banquet Facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center or Spa
  • VIP Rooms/Services
  • Area Attractions:

    Area Info. -Just one block away from nearby theatres, American Conservatory Theatre (ACT) and the Curran Theatre -Two blocks west from Union Square the center for the city’s finest retail shopping, dining, and entertainment. -Two blocks from the Powell Street Cable Car Line which travels to Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, and Ghirardelli Square. -Walking distance to Chinatown, Westfield Shopping Center, Moscone Convention Center, art museums, the Embarcadero, and the financial district.

    Restaurants:

    Restaurants: Grand Cafe, a French-California brasserie featuring contemporary French cuisine influenced by earthy seasonal flavors and wonderful local ingredients. The menu’s diverse array of fresh seafood, roasted meats, and theatrical desserts satisfies every appetite. Set in an architecturally restored, turn-of-the-century ballroom with 30 foot high ceilings, the cafe reflects the grandeur of old Europe with touches of art nouveau and deco and exciting collections of commissioned murals, fanciful sculptures, decorative art and faux finishes from a variety of local artists. The adjoining Petit Cafe with a lamp-lit cherry-wood bar, wood burning oven and original pen and ink drawings along the walls, provides the perfect backdrop for a casual meal or cocktail, before or after the theater. Grand Caf

    Recreation:

    Health Club and Spa Facilities: Fitness Facility – Complimentary use of fitness center including stationary bicycles, stairmaster, weight training stations and free weights. Hours of operation – 6am to 10pm The concierge would be happy to arrange for all guests activity needs: spa/salon, tennis/racquetball, running routes, hiking, bike trips, and golf tee times around San Francisco. There is no pool in the hotel but there is an 8 person whirlpool spa.

    Sports and Recreation: 4 miles away from a public course. Baseball: AT&T Park home of the San Francisco Giants is 1 mile SE. Cisco Field home of the Oakland A’s is 10 miles east. Football: Monster Park Home of the San Francisco 49ers is 4 miles south. McAfee Coliseum home of the Oakland Raiders is 10 miles east. Basketball: Oracle Coliseum home of the Golden State Warriors is 10 miles west Sailing: 2 miles north are the piers launching sailboats, yachts, catamarans and cruise ships. Whale watching excursions, deep sea fishing expeditions, bay tours and sailing courses are all available nearby. Golden Gate Park offers stables, polo grounds, an archery range, and bike-skate-walk paths. Swimming pools are available within 3 blocks of the hotel – see concierge Sand beaches are less than 5 miles W or a trip to Angel Island is a 45 minute ferry boat adventure. Windsurfing and kiteboarding are incredibly popular sports in the bay. Windsurfing rentals and lessons are available at the piers 2 miles north. To surf some of the best breakers in northern California go west 5 miles or try some intermediate waves in Bolinas 25 miles NW on the coast. Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz boast excellent surfing for both beginning and advanced boarders 70 miles to the south. Extensive hiking and biking trails are located 10 miles to the northeast.

    Room Info:
    Queen Canopy -200 sq. ft. with 1 four poster canopy queen bed -Smaller than the other room types-considered the most intimate, romantic and dramatically decorated room with yellow and green striped wallpaper. Accommodates 2 people and does not fit a rollaway. Inside courtyard location with window shutters, room does not connect.

    Queen Deluxe -234 sq. ft. with 1 queen bed and gray and white striped wall coverings. Accommodates 2 people and does not accommodate rollaway. Exterior and interior rooms – interior rooms have shutters – Some rooms connect to a:

    Deluxe Suite Double Double Deluxe -250 sq. ft. with 2 double beds – some of the best pajama parties have been held in these rooms! Rooms feature yellow and green striped wall coverings. Some are handicapped accessible with roll-in showers. Accommodates 2 people and does not accommodate rollaway. Exterior side location with street views *some rooms connect to a:

    DBDX King Deluxe -250 sq. ft. with 1 king bed. Rooms have great personality and award-winning decor, and feature yellow & green striped wall covering. Accommodates 2 people and does not accommodate rollaway. Exterior location with street view, does not connect to any other rooms.

    Junior Suite -330-380 sq. ft. with king bed in oversized bedroom. Oversized rooms with sitting area and queen pullout sofa bed within room. Rooms feature yellow and green striped wall coverings. Some are handicapped accessible with lower shelves in the closet, bars in the bathrooms, sitting showers -no bathtubs. Accommodates 4 people and does not accommodate rollaway. Exterior location with view of Geary Street, does not connect to any rooms

    Deluxe Suite -330-380 sq. ft. with king bed. Separate parlor area with living room -Accommodates 4 people. Suite does not have a view *some rooms connect to a:

    Queen Deluxe Room Parlor Suite -500 sq. ft. with a king bed or Murphy bed in the oversized room, which also has sofa and table with 4 chairs in the sitting area. Accommodates 2 people and does not fit a rollaway. Views of Geary Street or the interior light well (no view in 1 suite).

    1 PLST connects to a QNDX and can be sold as a two-room suite.

    1 PLST – room 224 – has a 6-foot whirlpool Jacuzzi tub. The other 2 PLSTs have standard bathtubs. Monte Carlo suite with one king bed -450-525 sq. ft. with a king bed in bedroom -beautiful and elegant accommodations with award-winning detail.

    Meeting Facilities:

    Meeting Facilities: Conference Banquet Facilities/Meeting Rooms – -8,340 square feet of space includes 9 total meeting rooms. -Two 1575 square foot meeting rooms each divisible into two and one breakout room of 100 square feet accommodating 12 to 15 people. -Two meeting rooms with high ballroom ceilings totaling 2300 square feet combining the two rooms can accommodate up to 250 people theatre style or 150 for a sit down dinner. – Two executive board rooms both 400 square feet each. One is furnished with an oak conference table accommodating 12 people and the other which accommodates up to 20 people. — Full conference/private dining facilities and support services. Private dining up to 180/receptions up to 250. Meeting and groups for up to 120. http://www.ihsadvantage.com/h/hotelinfo/san_francisco/ca/us/23848/?pfs=343#trafficLogID=507208170&visited=true

    Hotel Monaco San Francisco

    San Francisco California

  • Hotel Monaco San Francisco San Francisco California

    Hotel Monaco San Francisco San Francisco California

    Hotel Monaco San Francisco San Francisco California

    Hotel Monaco San Francisco San Francisco California

    501 Geary Street San Francisco California 94102

    Romantic Getaway!

    With its warm, elegant decor, the Hotel Monaco, a Kimpton Hotel, is a uniquely romantic San Francisco hotel. Whether it’s for a week or a romantic weekend getaway, the Hotel Monaco makes a memorable vacation destination.

    Property Description:

    A glamorous luxury hotel in San Francisco, the Hotel Monaco offers style and comfort for the most discerning of travelers. With its French–inspired architecture and sensually rich décor, the Hotel Monaco, a Kimpton Hotel, will seduce and pamper you, allow you to indulge your senses.

  • Offering some of the finest accommodations of any hotel in San Francisco, the Hotel Monaco features 201 exquisitely decorated guest rooms, including 24 luxury suites.
  • Located just footsteps from our hotel in downtown San Francisco are Union Square, Moscone Convention Center, the downtown Financial District and the Theatre District, offering our guests an ideal location during their stay in the city.
    Guest Room & Suite Features…
    – Complimentary high-speed Internet access in select hotel rooms
    – “Dreamiest” pillowtop beds in all the guestrooms
    – Down pillows
    – Whirlpool tubs found in the most of our hotel suites
    – Canopy beds, some completely draped in a seductive, romantic style
    – Warm, eclectic and highly detailed furnishings
    – Private voice mail
    – Fax machine
    – Two-line telephones with computer dataport
    – Television Internet access (WebTV)
    – Nintendo on all televisions
    – CD stereos
    – “Om Away From Home” yoga program
    – Gourmet treats in the fully-stocked honor bars
    – “Forgot It? We’ve Got It!” essential travel items
    – Amenities of home including coffeemakers with complimentary coffee, iron and ironing board, hairdryer and bathrobes in all hotel rooms
    – Frette robes
    – Nightly turn down service
    – Cotton balls and Q-tips in every room
    – Make-up mirrors
    – In-room safes
    – Aveda bath amenities
    – We are a pet-friendly hotel
    Services & Amenities…
    – Services expected of a Mobil four star and AAA four diamond luxury hotel
    – Complimentary morning coffee service from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. daily in our living room
    – Complimentary high–speed Internet access in our lobby, meeting rooms and select guestrooms
    – Complimentary daily newspaper delivered to your hotel room
    – Complimentary limousine/town car to the financial and shopping districts (7 a.m. – 10 a.m., M–F)
    – Fully accessible luxury hotel accommodations for people with disabilities; complies with ADA requirements
    – Evening wine and cheese reception in our living room
    – Fresh baked cookies in the afternoon
    – Round–the–clock room service
    – Complimentary use of our on–site luxury hotel health club
    – On–site Spa Equilibrium
    – Overnight shoeshine, valet/laundry and magazine library
    – Business services available
    – Full concierge services
    – Safety deposit boxes
    – Valet parking
    – Express check–out
    Location… Our downtown San Francisco location makes it makes it possible for guests to truly experience the wonder of the City with relative ease. A day here could include shopping near the Hotel Monaco at Union Square stores such as the upscale Saks Fifth Avenue, Williams Sonoma and Neiman Marcus, along with visits to select boutiques such as Burberry, Tiffany & Co. and Prada. Be sure to include lunch or afternoon fare at any of the delightful restaurants that dot San Francisco’s Union Square.
    Praise…
    The Hotel Monaco, a San Francisco boutique hotel, has been awarded some of the highest honors in the hotel industry, including:
    – Mobil Four Star San Francisco Hotel
    – AAA Four Diamond Award
    – Travel and Leisure, Top 100 North American Hotels
    – Conde Nast Traveler, Gold List Top 500 in the World
    – Hospitality Design Magazine, Grand Prize – Gold Key Award
    – Interiors Magazine, Grand Prize Winner – 17th Annual Designs Award
    – Lodging Hospitality Magazine, First Place – Third Annual Design Awards
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    Check out this website for more around the world:

    http://www.greatsmallhotels.com/gsh/eng/home.jsp

    Opus Hotel – Vancouver:

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    Voted ‘Best of the Best’
    One of the World’s Top 100 Hotels

    – Condé Nast Traveler 2005 Magazine

    Voted one of the Best 500 Hotels in the World

    – Travel and Leisure Magazine 2006

    One of Vancouver’s coolest hangouts.

    – Wallpaper* Magazine

    Uniquely stylish and always fresh, Opus Hotel Vancouver redefines the boutique hotel experience, blending contemporary design with warmth and intuitive service. Located in fashionable Yaletown, Opus Hotel is steps from the inner harbour, outdoor recreation and Vancouver’s best restaurants, spas and shops. The business and entertainment districts, Stanley Park, beaches and the Alaska cruise ship terminal are only a few minutes away.

    Opus is a Vancouver hotel with ninety-six luxury guestrooms featuring vibrant colours, spa bathrooms and five lifestyle-inspired décor schemes. Guestrooms feature five unique décor schemes ranging from modern and minimalist to artful and eclectic, with comfort and style as the unifying elements.

    Opus, a Vancouver hotel, provides the service and amenities of a luxury hotel within a stylish and intimate environment. This Vancouver hotel is home to bistro moderne Elixir and the dramatic Opus Bar. Opus was voted Best of the Best, one of the world’s top 100 hotels by readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine.

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    OPUS Hotel is found in the stylish Yaletown district of downtown Vancouver, an eight square block heritage preservation zone within walking distance of the city’s financial and retail centres. Locals and visitors alike are attracted here to some of downtown Vancouver’s finest restaurants, lounges, spas and fashion boutiques.

    Enjoy a stroll, or go for a jog along the 15 km (9.3 mi) of waterfront seawall ringing nearby False Creek Inlet. Or take a short water taxi ride past marinas, parks, and waterfront dwellings to neighbouring Granville Island, a unique urban market.

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  • Opus is a Vancouver hotel with ninety-six luxury guestrooms featuring vibrant colours, spa bathrooms and five lifestyle-inspired décor schemes. Guestrooms feature five unique décor schemes ranging from modern and minimalist to artful and eclectic, with comfort and style as the unifying elements. Opus is pleased to provide a smoke free environment in all common areas, as well as in each of its 96 guest rooms.
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    Opus Hotel Vancouver - Rooms for Business

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    Rooms for Pleasure - Opus Hotel Vancouver

    Check out this link for information and amenities in a number of different types of rooms:

    http://www.opushotel.com/rooms_suites.html

    Opus Deluxe Garden Terrace Room:

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    Executive Suite Living Room:

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    Opus Penthouse Bedroom:

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    Opus Vancouver Hotel – Online Guest ServicesTM

    Introducing Lifestyle ConciergeTM by Opus
    What’s a girl (or guy) to do in Vancouver? Just ask one of our Lifestyle Concierges.

    At our Vancouver Hotel we know that the tastes and lifestyles of our guests are diverse. That’s why we offer five unique guestroom dŽcor schemes to choose from. Now, with our innovative new Lifestyle ConciergeTM program, we offer a choice of five fictional guides to help you make the most of your stay in Vancouver.

    Inspired by our five guestroom dŽcor schemes, these guides represent a spectrum of lifestyles ranging from old school to avant-garde. Into the arts & culture scene? Check out Bob & Carol’s recommendations. Feel like taking a walk on the wild side? Billy’s your man. Whatever your scene, Opus has a recommendation just right for you. Simply click on the photos or drop-down menu to find your match, and your guide will share their favourite things to do in Vancouver.

    Need a reservation or more recommendations? Scroll down to email your concierge directly, and he or she will respond within 24 hours. For general information visit the Basics section. Most recommendations are within walking distance from Opus or a short ride away in our luxury 7 series BMW.

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    Guest Services Opus Vancouver Hotel

    General

    • 96 guestrooms and suites
    • Concierge services
    • Meeting and catering services for up to 50 guests
    • Fully-equipped business centre open 24 hours
    • High Speed wireless and wired internet access available throughout the hotel
    • Secured underground valet parking
    • Non smoking rooms available
    • Wheelchair-accessible rooms
    • Currency exchange
    • Safety deposit boxes and in-room safes
    • Translation services
    • Pets welcome with day care and walking services

    Dining & Refreshment

    Transportation

    • Complimentary hotel car service in our 7 Series BMW to all downtown locations, 7 days/week
    • Complimentary full suspension mountain bikes with helmets

    Entertainment & Activities

    • Restaurant/theatre/tour and excursion bookings
    • Shopping and attraction suggestions
    • Bicycle, rollerblade, and boat rentals arranged
    • Fitness room open 24 hours
    • Full service fitness centre affiliation
    • Personal trainers arranged

    Business

    • Business centre featuring two fully-equipped workstations
    • Airport check-in kiosk for select airlines
    • Secretarial and business services
    • Courier services
    • Computer, fax, printer, and cellular phone rental available
    • Audio-visual services

    Personal

    • Personal shopping
    • Babysitting services
    • Shoeshine
    • Umbrellas
    • Same-day drycleaning, pressing, and laundry services
    • Pets welcome, day care and walking services arranged

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    • Medical, dental, and chiropractor services arranged
    • Massage and physiotherapy services arranged
    • Full spa services arranged in room or at affiliated spa
    • Complimentary full suspension mountain bikes with helmets

    http://www.opushotel.com/opus.html

    Now I hoped you enjoyed this little tour of just a few of the boutique hotels available here and in Canada – they are all around the world, and many aren’t much more than their chain cousins, and much more fun, funky, romantic, or whatever you want – so bring the kids, your pets, or a “friend” and enjoy yourself!

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