So far I have given you a tour of The Spectator Lobby and The Spectator Lounge. It is time I give you a peak into the top 3 floors of The Spectator: The guestroom floors. That's the part that really matters right?
We had the privilege of staying at The Spectator the evening of the Grand Opening Party. Through out the construction of the hotel, I had many friends and family members ask the same question:
Are they going to let you stay at the hotel for free?
Which I typically replied:
I'm just looking forward to a couple free drinks at the bar!
You can see where my priorities are. But now I can say:
Yes, they did let me stay there for free....Thanks Spectator!
These photos were all taken the night of the grand opening and specifically feature room 218. Enjoy!
Before entering your room you will be blown away by the corridor design. Well done Jenny Keenan Interior Design!
Room 218 is a double queen room. It came with that hot chick! Thanks Spectator!
The rooms on the South side of the hotel get a view of the French Quarter neighborhood and the stunning St. Philips Church steeple.
Our Butler Jordan
This is what will make The Spectator the best hotel in Charleston: the butler service. Every guest is assigned their own personal butler who greets you as soon as you arrive. Your butler has the ability to check you in via iPad mini and is then is available throughout your stay.
Our butler Jordan said:
"My job is to do anything for you....as long as it is legal!"
All I can say is that some architect really took advantage of the free drinks that evening and Jordan was kind enough to promptly bring some excedrin the next morning. Your a life-saver bro!
I need to write a blog completely dedicated to the furniture of The Spectator because there are many stories there.
The pieces were custom made for the hotel and they reflect the eclectic deco charm of the building. And the best thing about it....There are 7 different furniture packages. This variety ensures that each visit to The Spectator is unique and special.
Each room comes with a stocked fridge of all types of local goodies. Great expresso also!
The bathrooms are spacious and pristine. The carrara marble contrasted with the dark stained cabinetry is striking. Reminds me of a certain pair of shoes? Lets not forget the party shower, the mile long vanity, makeup mirror and heated towel rack.
My Spectator Shoes
When you help design a hotel that gets it's namesake and design inspiration from a shoe..........
you better own a pair of those shoes!
My pair of Spectators arrive just in time for the party. I also thought it was a great night to sport the pocket watch my brother gifted me...............and suspenders. That's how I roll son!
This is definitely the coolest I will ever look.
The next morning was the icing on the cake. Your stay at The Spectator includes complimentary breakfast. The breakfast is delivered to you at the time of your request by your butler and includes pastries and goodies from local bakeries and eateries. The black napkin on the left was full of chicken biscuits from Callies Hot Little Biscuit.
Did we really need all of that food?
Somebody didn't want to leave.
The grand opening party was amazing and having the opportunity to stay in a building you helped design was priceless.
Another reason why I love being an architect.