Featured Favorite: The Ambassador Hotel
The past few weeks have been filled with high stress wedding coordinating, and as much as I love it, I really welcomed this past weekend to be “off” i.e. no wedding to direct.
Tying in the reason to be downtown to attend “Hope and All that Jazz” benefiting Hope House, I planned a little staycation for us. I have been anxious to experience all I’ve heard about The Ambassador Hotel, and it did not disappoint.
This new boutique hotel of only 43 rooms was just what I needed for a quiet getaway. We had one of the two penthouse suites (and oh how sweet it is!)
Combining parts of both the sixth and seventh floors, the massive windows on the south side illuminated the staircase leading from the living room/dining room to the bedroom. Both baths were done in granite and marble, and the towels – my favorite. No color…no poly…just oversized, fluffy, brand new and lots of them.
The Ambassador has a really quaint, smallish restaurant, Reserve, with a Happy Hour (and dancing!) every evening from 5:30 to 7:30. Go check it out for a less-than-ear blasting, “I would like to get to know you better” spot.
The guest services offered from the Front Desk Agent, Kaitlin, to the valet, Brian, were par excellence. In addition, when I called down about a Sunday paper, though they didn’t have one in the lobby, they went out, bought one and delivered it to my door.
The hotel robes are so fresh and so perfect for a 6’2″ guy that I bought mine! On Sunday morning, I enjoyed a d.e.l.c.i.o.u.s. breakfast in bed (thick grainy bread with homemade whipped butter, perfect eggs and multiple cups of fresh brewed tea), and then a few hours just reading on the sofa doing a big n.o.t.h.i.n.g.
As we checked out, I peeked into the event space which would nicely seat 80 and has a cool separate foyer for cocktails. The colors of the hotel are done in ivory leather, graphite and grey lavender…lots of brushed nickel finishes and black glossy enameled woodwork.
There is nothing corporate about the hotel, and yet also much more upscale than a B&B. For the Nolte’s…it was just perfect!
Made the rounds of City Market, lunch at Gram & Dun followed by a little pool time. I’m recharged.
Now back to weddings!