You probably all know that boutique hotels have been a weirdly big business during the past five years. Who knew we all wanted a small, stylish hotel that was just for "me." It's been great for design, however, as every one pushes boundaries and experiments with styles that are a long way from Best Western or The Motor Lodge. Last week I had the pleasure of being put up at the Kimpton's Helix in DC. It was my first brush with really far out hotel design. Allow me to share.
First of all, The Helix wants you to be a star and makes no bones about it:
"Ready for your 15 minutes? Hop into the spotlight of the newly renovated Hotel Helix, where colorful décor and Hollywood style set the stage for a boutique hotel experience in downtown Washington, DC.
You'll be treated like a super star from the moment you sache into our swanky, playful lobby adorned with artwork and black and white photography."
My only wish was that Sara Kate was traveling with me! Enjoy the tour.