Thursday, July 23, 2009

Boutique or bust!

I'm a pretty down to earth girl, but there are a few things in this world that I can be a touch snobby about:

I prefer my milk to be from Braums.
I prefer my computers and my phones to be Apple.
And I will always choose a boutique hotel over a chain.

And by chain, I mean your Marriott's and your Hilton's of the world. The classic flower-print bedspread with a landscape painting over the bed, etc. It just bothers me with it's unoriginality. When my brother and I were little we used to always go explore the hotel as soon as our bags were in the room. Maybe as a result, he is a hotel snob as well.

Clint showed me this great little website called tablet hotels that is basically a travelocity for boutique hotels. That's where I found Townhouse, the fun hotel that I stayed at in Miami before a cruise.

So, you can imagine how excited I was when Jodi emailed me the link to our hotel for the bachelorette party, the Nines in Portland. Technically, I guess it is a chain since it's a Starwood property but to me Starwood does such a great job making each property so unique and different that I don't really think of them as chains. I am almost as excited about the hotel as I am about her bachelorette party! (Sad that I get that excited about these things, huh?)
Love the turquoise pops and the beaded chandeliers.

I'll be sure to let everyone know if it was as fabulous in-person just in case anyone happens to find themselves in Oregon.

With the flatscreens, pillowtop beds, and ipod docks I have high hopes!

1 comment:

The Waspy Redhead said...

I am so with you on the boutique hotel preference! Love this website, am now planning vacations that I can't afford.