Am I a complete and utter nerd for desiring to take photos of a beautiful hotel?
Well, chalk me up as one then, because it just isn’t every day you get to spend 3 nights with 500 bloggers in a stunning hotel that became our home away from home.
First up… Those flowers? Little did we know, that those bouquets were spilling out everywhere, and the fragrance was out of this world!
Greeting you at the front were these beautiful brass doors. That would be a spinning variety in the centre.
Little did I know, I’d get caught in it, with two suitcases.
Because I didn’t even NOTICE the regular doors on either side of it.
Something would have truly been wrong with this trip if I didn’t mess up somewhere. You know the analogy of the elephant in a china shop? That would be me.
Check this lobby out. I know it doesn’t mean much to you if you weren’t here, but…
Little did we know, we’d be walking up and down those stairs many times a day, as the class rooms were both up and downstairs.
But the stairs also meant so much more.
You’d see bloggers standing on the steps in mid conversation, not moving an inch. Then finally, you may even be seen sitting on the steps because each others stories had you in a trance.
Those stairs? They built real friendships.
Little did YOU know, I’d feel this urgency to take a picture of the magnificent chandeliers.
They added that elegant charm only a chandelier can offer.
We also didn’t know at the time that this would become a common room for bloggers all weekend long. The massive and very cozy fire place was turned to the hilt the entire time.
And with a coffee bar to the right in the same room? Wifi? Tables? Cushy chairs? Lovely place to dig a little further into each other’s stories.
After my long and tiring journey of flight and car rental adventure (THAT story is coming soon…), this lovely room was a welcome sight.
Little did I know just how quaint and perfect it would be. We ALL talked about the rooms. They eluded a coziness you just don’t find in a brand spankin’ new hotel.
These rooms? Whisper quiet and perfect. With the darkest black out curtains ever made.
Note: don’t close them all the way unless you wish to truly forget what time to get up!
Let’s take a ride up the copper toned elevators and see what’s lurking beyond, shall we?
On the last day of the conference, I found the pool by accident.
Little did I know, it was located on the top of the building. The pool was half indoor, and if you kept swimming towards the middle, it continued outdoors as well. Now that’s clever!
It was beautiful, but I didn’t take the time to use it. I used every spare minute to talk, take classes, hang with friends, then see the sights. Pool, I’ll getcha next time.
So why hotel pictures of all things? Well, that wasn’t planned.
But after having spent the time and falling in love with the place, I wanted to share the splendour the hotel exuded for our conference.
Atmosphere is everything. And this hotel made our visits and classes all that much more special. It truly was a magical time.
Little did we know how much fun we’d have… and that’s next up part 5.