Layover Hotel Honorable Mention: Hotel Unique: Like its name suggests, this hotel definitely is different in that it's built to resemble a ship with port-hole windows in the rooms. Back in 2010, we tapped into this place for its design excellence and love it still for its mega height.
Bourdain finds himself upstairs early in the morning nursing a hangover and dishing out quips while looking out onto the city from the hotel's rooftop. "Up too early on the rooftop deck of the Hotel Unique and I need some f*cking coffee and possibly some quality time," he says. We figure the latter was a reference to being all by his lonesome at the Censiv and we can certainly relate!
So far, we think this is our favorite of Bourdain's Layover hotel experiences. Hotels with character and a story to tell (or not!).
[Photos: Travel Channel; Hotel Unique]