Friday, May 10, 2013

Nice bed at the 21c hotel

Got a room at the new 21c Museum Hotel next door to the conference thinking I could simply collapse on the bed after my talk. Being a procrastinator, I managed to finish my slides after pulling an all-nighter. This felt like ample reward.

So there I am in what I consider the best hotel going in the city of Cincinnati. Sure it’s the newest, but they have an angle, rare and welcome. First? Their rehabilitation of the 1921¬†Metropole building is stellar. They even preserved a collection of camels from previous tenants, currently on display at the entry (story here).

There are public gallery spaces housing a solidly curated collection, and a kick ass bar and restaurant downstairs. Cocktails had a nice tooth and bite, and the meal was delightful. I still can’t remember how to pronounce¬†charcuterie though, but I’m working on it. Just recently learned how to say metastasis¬†and lagniappe so I think there’s hope.

A fancy word for meat: Charcuterie

The camel collection

Not visible in this shot of the bathroom? The naughty bit tiles in the shower

Artwork greets you at each floor

Chris Glass