Iam not an Airbnb kinda woman. I got my communal living passion out of my system in college, when I ate, drank (a lot), and slept in a big house (like Animal House, complete with toga party) inhabited by 60+ random strangers. It was at Xanadu, a co-op at the University of Michigan. I even cooked dinner for my housemates once a week. If anything will renew your love of private space, that would be it.
Fast-forward to 2019. I’m at the tail end of a three-city business/fun journey. My room at the Warwick in Denver was spacious and convenient. My room at the Bryant Park Hotel was beyond amazing.
But my final booked three nights — at the WhyHotel in Arlington — are a whole different kind of experience. It feels like home without being in someone else’s home.
Basically, the WhyNot company makes unleased units in a luxury high-rise available as temporary housing.
You’ve never seen this travel princess so excited about having a washer-dryer. I was able to empty my luggage of the five days of dirty stuff, drink free coffee at the lounge, and work-out in a state-of-the-art gym. Plus, WhyNot is conveniently located, amazingly well decorated, and very spacious.
Although my days of co-op living are far behind me, I’m now a super-fan of co-working (WeWork) and co-teling (WhyHotel). Add JSX to the mix and my travel life is truly awesome and comfy these days. I’m willing to share — within reason.