Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Weekend Getaway!

Last weekend we decided to drive north to Hollywood, totally random and on a whim. Marc had some Marriott Rewards points that we burning a hole in his pocket so we cashed them in and booked a hotel room at the Renaissance Hotel Hollywood & Spa. The hotel was located right in the middle of West Hollywood, just around the corner from the Kodak Theater. Imagine how crazy this place would be during the Oscars! Wow!

The hotel decor is heavily inspired by the Mid-Century modern movement, with all kinds of cool artwork on the walls and furniture from Eames and Mies van der Rohe through out the lobby. I am a huge fan of architecture and furniture from the era, so it was definitely a delight to see. I wish I would have taken more pictures but Marc hates when I act like a tourist.

Mural in hotel lobby:

More art in the lobby:

This piece was so cool. It looked like there was someone or something trapped inside trying to get out.

eames lounge chair
I wonder if these were authorized reproductions or fakes? The Eames chairs retail $3000 each and the Platner Side Table retails for $665. Pricey stuff for a high traffic hotel lobby. A real Eames Lounge from DWR is very high on my list of things that I must have in my next house. Same for the Platner Side Table. I just love it. 

Space Ship Trash Can:

I have no idea if these trash cans have any special architectural or design significance. I just thought it was the cutest thing! They were through out the hotel lobby and public spaces. 

More pictures from the mini getaway coming soon.


  1. I just found your blog and I love all your photos! This hotel looks great.

  2. @Pink Maple - welcome! Glad you found me. Glad you like the photos. I love taking pictures!

  3. I love being a tourist too - looks like you had a wonderful time!

  4. Last minute plans are alway fun. Your pics are great! I like the hotel and it whimsical touch. Even down to tossing trash in the can. Have a golden weekend! xoxo

  5. That trashcan looks like it belongs in disneyland!


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