My home for the next two nights is the Hotel 309, right by the office. It’s the stingiest hotel I’ve ever stayed in. Nothing is free: the wi-fi is $8/night and the “business center” is 25 cents/minute after the first 20. There’s no soap by the bathroom sink, just the soap dispenser over the tub. Even in the middle of winter, there is no box of tissues. Its status as a 2-star hotel is well-deserved.
The rooms are also very stylish. There’s a high-contrast color scheme that spans from the dark wood floors and rug to the boldly matted posters and high-concept lamps. The furniture has high design value, or at least it did before it got all beat up.
These two themes come together beautifully for me in the (custom printed?) shower curtain, which features a repeating pattern of peacocks and crowns … with severe JPEG artifacts! The luma blocks are almost two centimeters across.Someone should tell the artist that bits are cheap these days.