lodgings fit for a queen…

…on our overnight sojourn to seattle, we were urged to take our night’s rest at the sleek hotel max. billing itself as an art hotel (350 paintings by local artists), it boasts several packages aimed at an array of guests from the “feel good package” for the civic minded featuring a charitable donation and tree planting, the “staycation” discounted for localites to the “gaycation” for same sex couples replete with specialty items for a more, ahem, intimate experience. as we were there for business first and foremost, we indulged in the artist king minus the extra goodies. quite comfy and quiet with a killer view in a corner unit, i was impressed with the helpful staff and best off, the creative graphics which personalized each room. the door to each room features a black and white themed photo graphic with tongue in cheek imagery reflecting the special touches found in hotel stay.

my favorite was the “queen sleeps here” and was lucky enough to get the matching key card:

i love the way they took a common emergency exit and made it more “visually” interesting with a playful eye chart:

how could i resist? my souvenir: