I tag along with hubby frequently on trips to Austin. We have stayed in many hotels there, but recently we enjoyed for the first time…
They had me at hello.
This is a hipstamatic photo of the lamp on the front desk. Notice the lighting in the walls behind. So different! There was a problem with our reservation (so often happens) but they made everything right.
I apologize for the Iphone photos. I didn’t have my Canon.
Love that clever signage! Wish I’d thought of that.
Hallway. The bright red and subdued grey was very unusual and pretty.
Entering the room. Lots of shades of grey. Loved it.
Ah, the bed. That’s a Sferra throw. It’s the little things.
The dark grey upholstered headboard actually had a fabric paneled wall behind it that was, oh yeah, lit from behind with blue lights.
How is this for a lightning bold of color in a sea of greys? A bright red chaise. Again, sorry for the quality of photo.
That white thing in the middle is actually a little table that slides along to different areas of the chaise.
The window view.
No tub, just shower. My preference anyway.
One wall of the restaurant had these banquettes. I didn’t get a photo of the chairs in the rest of the restaurant, but I loved them. They were different styles of Chippendale and Queen Anne, etc. all painted high gloss bright white.
There were several of these mirrors in the restaurant. They are made from small randomly-shaped pieces of antique mirrors. I want to make one of these. Wish the photo did them justice.
Did I say it’s the small things? Isn’t this the cutest teeny salt cellar and salt spoon? Did you know that I collect antique salt spoons?
I really enjoyed staying at the W.
Over the last 10 years, I did not think anything could come close to staying at the Four Seasons in Austin.
In the words of American Idol’s Randy Jackson:
It’s a hot competition, baby!