The District’s Red Paradise
“Couples Escape or Solo Hideaway”
Looking for a quiet evening or weekend escape, at a chic boutique hotel, in one of the busiest Metro cities in the US? Well I found the perfect spot for you in Washington, DC. It’s called Hotel Rouge, which is a part of the Kimpton Hotel Family.
Yes Rouge (Red) is its theme and the 1960′s meet the millennium serves as its motif. From the moment you enter, you’ll quickly escape the busy city life and be lured into this tantalizing and mesmerizing Red tranquil paradise.
After settling in my hotel, I was amazed at how much space and amenities I got for my buck. I simply loved everything. It felt as if this room was hand picked for me. Each room is designed and decorated with a modernized 60′s pop culture theme. Within the room you’ll notice framed pictures of Cadillac cars and piano bars drizzled in red, extending light fixtures and lamps accented in red, plush ottomans and armchairs accented in red, followed by a King sized bed with a floor to ceiling soft red leather headboard.
Sounds like a lot of red, however, it isn’t over done or overwhelming. The rooms are strategically designed and well thought out, and the lingering soothing, sultry, and classy feel puts you at ease. “Peace Man”.
The decor makes you feel like a million bucks. And you can’t beat the nightly rate! In December for roughly $110 per night I got amazing amenities, top-notch customer service, stylish rooms, and a hosted evening complimentary wine reception, and MORE….
I forgot my lotion, toothbrush, and bed clothes…and I really need a massage…my body is sore from my stressful life.
No worries because everything is literally within reach. Your stay at Hotel Rouge includes: complimentary bath and facial products provided by Aveda, complimentary during your stay are terry bathrobes, undergarments, and slippers (all designed with animal prints for the beast in you-no pun intended).
For true relaxation of the mind, body, and soul, there are complimentary in-room yoga programs and for an additional charge you can have in-room massage treatments, body wraps, and facials.
Other neat things: daily deliveries of The New York Times, fully stocked mini-bar, Sony Vega flat-screen televisions, and complimentary high speed wireless and Ethernet, just to name a few.
Amazing! I’m hungry though, where do I eat?
For dinner, again, no need to leave the hotel for a thing because adjacent to the lobby is Bar Rouge, the hotel’s full sized restaurant, bar, and lounge.
My dinner picks are the barbecue chicken with guacamole and jack cheese, the juicy and flavorful angus burger, or the crispy buffalo chicken salad. There are other menu highlights from the full course list, so if you’re craving a heartier meal make your selection at anytime.
And what about cocktails for the grown and sexy?
My cocktail picks are any of Bar Rouge’s specialty cocktails, especially the Ruby Sparkle, which consists of Grey Goose Vodka, Gran Marnier, pomegranate juice, and champagne chilled in a champagne glass. And trust me, it tastes as good as it sounds. It’s also the perfect drink to have resting alongside your warm and relaxing bubble bath in your room.
*Special note for my humanitarians and activists: All specialty cocktails are a part of Kimpton Hotel’s Red Ribbon Campaign, “Cocktails for a Cure.” $1 on every cocktail goes towards Kimpton Hotel’s AIDS/HIV education and prevention programs and services.
So, escape solo or escape with your special someone to complete paradise, all packaged into one special boutique hotel called Hotel Rouge in the nation’s capital, Washington, DC. My Hotel Rouge experience definitely gets a five star stamp of approval without hesitation.
1315 16TH STREET NW
WASHINGTON DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 20036
*visit the site: www.rougehotel.com for a more detailed and in depth list of monthly specials and packages. They have a wide array of packages for singles and couples. Also find out how you can save money and give back to the community in some of the most un-thought of ways. They often update their webpage with monthly themes, that relate directly to current political, social, and environmentally friendly movements, events, and programs.