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Not Even The Swankiest Suites are Free From Disgusting Carpet Stains

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  Site Where: 45 West 44TH Street [map], New York, NY, United States, 10036
August 24, 2011 at 11:48 AM | by | Comments (0)

As we all kind of expected the Manhattan DA's office is asking the judge to dismiss the rape charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn claiming that the witness, a housekeeper at The Sofitel New York was an unreliable witness for several reasons. (Of course, that still that doesn't change the fact that DSK, a married man, admitted the sex was consensual.)

Nevertheless what really, um, stood out for us was this bit in the prosecution's filing and highlighted by The Smoking Gun.

In a motion to dismiss rape charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Manhattan prosecutors today reported that an analysis of carpet stains in the Frenchman’s $3000-per-night Sofitel hotel room “contained the semen and DNA” of three unknown men, while a stain on the room’s wallpaper contained the semen and DNA of a fourth unknown man.

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The Four Seasons Los Angeles' Pretty Carpeting is So Nice, They Did It Twice

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  Site Where: 300 South Doheny Drive [map], Los Angeles, CA, United States, 90048
June 27, 2011 at 5:05 PM | by | Comments (0)

There's nothing worse than checking into a luxury hotel only to find that there is some fugly carpeting in the rooms and/or the hallways. Kinda like what happened when we popped into the George V in Paris. Fortunately, at the Four Seasons Los Angeles, that won't be happening.

The hotel completed a renovation of their guestrooms and suites last January and pretty carpeting seems to have been a priority. Check out the guestroom hallway carpeting above. The butterflies are a sweet and whimsical touch (we admittedly went, "Ooo!") yet the dark brown helps keep the hallway traffic dirt hidden. Then in the guestrooms, the palette goes lighter with a salmon and light teal design (see below.)

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The Crowne Plaza Milan's Fugly Carpeting Maybe Isn't So Fugly

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  Site Where: Via Gioia Melchiorre 73, Milan, Italy, 20124
March 8, 2011 at 3:25 PM | by | Comments (5)

What's a business hotel in a fashion city to do? First off, don't be too offensive in design to either party; that means no super modern furniture or cutting-edge technology to annoy the regular business travelers, and no boring color schemes and generic artwork to annoy the fashion folk. We actually think the Crowne Plaza Milan does a great job in this regard, and one unexpected area where this is quite apparent is the carpet.

We're going to say something super positive right here: The Crowne Plaza Milan's carpeting doesn't deserve to be in the Facebook Fugly Hotel Carpeting Group, and as far as we know, it's not been added...yet. We actually like it, as we're a mix of business and fashion folk. The brown and beige are neutral colors and althoug the swirly pattern is a super energetic one, we're not dizzy nor are we revolted by the style.

So whaddaya think? Should this carpet be relegated to the Fugly Hotel Carpet Group, or would it look better in your bedroom? Let us know in the comments!

[Photo: HotelChatter]

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The Setai Fifth Avenue Is Now Open (But They'll Be Needing Some New Carpet For The Lobby)

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  Site Where: 400 Fifth Avenue [map], New York, NY, United States, 10018
November 8, 2010 at 10:55 AM | by | Comment (1)

It's a brand new week, and NYC has a brand new hotel for us to get excited about. Although, by the looks of this snapshot sent in by a tipster, the Setai Fifth Avenue is going to need some brand new carpet to replace this poor piece that is looking worse for wear after welcoming guests at the hotel's grand opening party on Friday night.

Our party spy tells us that this lobby carpet "literally dissolved throughout the evening," which reminds us of the heady days of house parties and trying to clean up before our parents got home. A carpet like this would have been doomed in that scenario, and meant a definite grounding. (Will someone at The Setai be grounded? Will they be sent to one of those pretty guestrooms?)

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Shanghai's Peace Hotel Reopens Today, Looks Grand (Apart From the Carpet)

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  Site Where: 20 Nanjing Road East, Shanghai, China, 200002
July 28, 2010 at 3:06 PM | by | Comments (0)

At least the floors in the lobby are uncarpeted

Did you send them your stolen stuff? Fairmont’s Peace Hotel in Shanghai reopens (or reopened, seeing as they’re ahead of us) today, complete with its museum of hotel memorabilia compiled from offerings from the light-fingered likes of you.

The hotel is throwing around words like “grandeur”, “majesty” and “glamorous” to describe the refit, so as you can imagine, this is not going to be your greige boutique hotel. A copper roof, marble floors and Lalique glass around the place is more appropriate.

The 270 rooms will feature “1930s flourishes” but happily 21st century amenities – LCD TVs in the bath, WiFi and Illy espresso machines. They’re sticking traditional with the toiletries, though, and going with Miller Harris.

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YES! There's a Facebook Support Group for Fugly Hotel Carpeting

July 28, 2010 at 1:22 PM | by | Comment (1)

At one point, this was the carpeting at the Foxwoods Cedar Casino (and it may still be!)

While we're on the subject of ugly hotels, let us get back to our first ugly love--Fugly Hotel Carpeting.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that for years and years and years hotels installed bewildering, dizzying, headache-inducing and downright scary carpeting in their public spaces (and sometimes in the rooms!) so as to distract guests from stains, spills and unsavory remnants of accidents, bodily or otherwise.

Fortunately, as we head into the second decade of the new millennium, hotels have found a way to incorporate "whimsical" yet eye pleasing design into their carpet choices. See some examples of that here.

But just in case you come across some god-awful carpeting (believe us, there is still plenty of that out there) you can commiserate with others in this Facebook "support" group: People Who Believe Hotels Have the Ugliest Carpets.

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A Hotel Room Where the Drapes Don't Match the Carpets or the Bedspread

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  Site Where: 305 Convention Center Drive [map], Las Vegas, NV, United States, 89109
May 25, 2010 at 8:50 AM | by | Comment (1)

Yes, this was once a real hotel room in Las Vegas at the former Greek Isles Hotel and Casino which has now become the Clarion Hotel Las Vegas.

The hotel's management has assured us that the bedding in the hotel has been updated, even though it appears the website photos have not. The hotel has also made upgrades to its restaurant and its business center yet remember, because this is a Choice Hotel, there is free WiFi throughout.

What we're also digging about this hotel is that it's pet-friendly and has a casino on site (Typically, the budget brand hotels in Vegas do not have casinos.) It's location is decent, next to the Las Vegas Convention Center and close to Wynn/Encore. Room rates start around $84 a night and free continental breakfast is included too.

But will we take a chance on this hotel during our next trip to Vegas? Sure, so long as they update those room photos.

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Bright and Flowery Hotel Carpeting: Fugly or Non-Fugly?

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  Site Where: 505 North State Street [map], Chicago, IL, United States, 60654
April 21, 2010 at 4:04 PM | by | Comment (1)

We won't keep you guessing over the owner of this bright and blossomy hotel carpet: it's Chicago's new Hotel Palomar, the newest jewel in the Kimpton Hotels crown.

For a hotel that stresses their love for wine—there's a hosted lobby wine reception in the evening, a great bottle of red in the minibar and even sommelier classes at other Palomars—the carpeting is a perfect choice for hiding red wine stains. But how does it go over with male guests? The Palomar is a consummately feminine hotel, and when we stayed we saw no evidence of single male guests. Rather, those trotting through the lobby or joining in the wine reception were female executives, female tourists and the occasional couple.

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Sleep With The Fishes at The Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel

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  Site Where: 1140 Seabreeze Boulevard [map], Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States, 33136
March 19, 2010 at 4:35 PM | by | Comments (0)

We’ve already talked about how the old Yankee Clipper Beach Resort has had a makeover to become the fresh-faced Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel, but today we’re taking a closer look at one of our favorite topics: Hotel Carpets. See how modern and geometric and nautical this carpet in the Sheraton’s Beach Tower hallway is?

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Is This The Dark Side of the Boca Raton Resort and Club?

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  Site Where: 501 East Camino Real [map], Boca Raton, FL, United States, 33432
March 16, 2010 at 3:10 PM | by | Comments (0)

When we think of Boca Raton, a popular warm getaway destination for the Northeast, we typically think of two things--Jerry Seinfeld's parents and the colors pink and beige, which is pretty much the color scheme for all major buildings down there.

Which is why we were surprised that the Boca Raton Resort and Club has a carpeting pattern that looks as if it was left over from the 70s. Indeed, HotelChatter Flickr Member TomBarnes20008 writes:

Don't get me wrong. I love the Boca Resort. Parts of the Tower, however, appear to be lost in a 1970s time warp. This is the lobby stairway carpeting in the Tower.

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Wear Your Sunglasses at Night at The PH Towers

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  Site Where: 80 E. Harmon [map], Las Vegas, NV, United States, 89109
February 24, 2010 at 2:34 PM | by | Comment (1)

Yes, it's another example of fugly carpeting in hotels. This time the offender is the new PH Towers by Westgate in Las Vegas whose hallway carpeting hurts our eyes. Although, we quite liked our stay the hallway rugs were rather garish, if not a blatant ripoff of the carpeting at Vdara, just in fuglier colors.

But it may not be fair to call this hotel carpeting fugly. Compared to the room's shower curtains, it looks quite lovely. Is our next series to be on Fugly Hotel Shower Curtains? We sincerely hope not.

Pic of offending shower curtain after the jump.

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Is the Crosby Street Hotel's Carpet Fugly or Just Minimal?

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  Site Where: 79 Crosby Street [map], New York, NY, United States, 10012
February 23, 2010 at 9:32 AM | by | Comments (4)

While many people trample all over it without a second thought, we take hotel carpeting pretty seriously around here. Whether it’s so offensive we need blackout shades for our eyes, or non-fugly enough for us to include in a pretty little gallery, we’ve devoted significant time to the topic. So when we returned to the Crosby Street Hotel recently, we stopped in our tracks to notice something we hadn’t on our first visit: the carpet is neither hard nor soft, is a light gray, and almost unnoticeable. But is it Fugly or Non-Fugly?

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