Friday, May 14, 2010

Urban Escape: Modern Love

Posted By on Fri, May 14, 2010 at 5:29 PM

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I’ve never been one to kiss and tell. And after nearly 25 years of marriage, I’m not about to start. But I will tell you this: Last Friday I kidnapped my husband and we spent the night at The Modern Hotel.

It’s hard not to feel hip stepping into the stylish lobby and lounge, where the modern decor is comprised of sexy, understated lines and subtle layers of texture and pattern. Throughout both spaces, blue-gray carpet and dark woods are accented by splashes of yellow upholstery.

Ascending the covered, outdoor stairway to our second-story love nest, I noticed that the very happening cocktail hour inside the lounge had spilled out into the courtyard, which is punctuated by a flaming gas fire pit and a colorful bed of whimsical metal sculpture flowers.

Our retreat for two was outfitted with an impossibly comfortable king-size platform bed, a walk-in rainshower lined in blue and brown mosaic tile, and a wall-mounted flat screen with HDTV.

Room service brought up one Stella Artois, a vegetable panini and a dish of spiced nuts toasted in-house. Get this: no room service fee.

The next morning, we raided the free continental breakfast downstairs on the lounge's bar top. Within minutes we were back in our white-sheet cocoon nibbling on toasted, locally made Blue Sky bagels, Yoplait yogurt and crunchy granola, and swooning over cold, freshly squeezed OJ.

After being unplugged from the world for 17 hours, I couldn't help but tell how I kidnapped my husband for an impromptu overnighter at the stylish Modern Hotel.

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