Spiral Into the Hip Hotel Helix in Washington, DC
December 2, 2013
Washington, DC, US – Close your eyes and try to imagine a place where geometry and art combine seamlessly. Were it to exist, this modish (not to be confused with modest) spot would likely resemble the quirky Hotel Helix at the heart of DC’s trendy Logan Circle neighborhood. The glam hotel accommodates guests of all stripes−even business people−though everything is configured with a whimsical, artsy “twist.”
The fun-meets-sexy decor, consisting of neon patent leather furniture, cool surfer wallpaper, and modern art, underscores the establishment’s unspoken “work hard, play hard” motto. Suitable for professional responsibilities, the meeting spaces are cheekily named “Casting Rooms” and are decked out with Old Hollywood prints that emphasize the creative industry penchant. Nevertheless, the festive ambiance makes this an equally great escape for an unforgettable celebratory weekend.
Get the party started with a round of Twister, the convivial game that always manages to break the ice (boxes are provided in each room). PEZ-stocked minibars, hula hoops, and other playful amenities fill the large rooms (which come in a number of specialized types, including “Bunk,” consisting of a King bed and bunk beds; “Flex,” complete with cardio fitness equipment; and “Eats,” with a built-in kitchenette).
With all the in-room activities, it’s easy to overlook the modest fitness center. However, for guests with rigid workout routines, complimentary yoga equipment can also be requested in order to remain on-schedule, or, to simply wind down after a busy night of socializing.
Moreover, there’s a constant “rotation” of perks from sunup to sundown. Wake up to free a.m. coffee and/or enjoy evening champagne from 5:00pm to 6:00pm. Happy Hour runs from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, where guests can pre-game with creative custom cocktails and beer. Apart from the Helix Lounge, there are several notable nightlife hotspots in the Logan Circle area such as ChurchKey and Tattoo Bar, where visitors are certain to find a late-night watering hole that caters to their high-spirited taste.
Driving back to the hotel in a hybrid car? You’ll be happy to learn that valet parking is 50% off when you “turn” in your keys. At a property this groovy, the hybrid discount is a vote of confidence that it’s hip to be eco-friendly. From such good-natured policies to its whimsical design, the multidimensional hotel successfully manages to “entwine” guests in the playcation-oriented mentality. Just think of it as an integral part of Helix’s DNA.
Read more about Hotel Helix in our Washington, DC Guide.Hotel Helix
1430 Rhode Island Ave., NW Washington, DC (1) 202-462-9001