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Chijmes, a Dallas Boutique Hotel: A Moroccan Themed Evening

Chijmes, a Dallas Boutique Hotel: A Moroccan Themed Evening

Last week I was given the opportunity to do a little staycation with some blogger friends at a new Dallas boutique hotel called Chijmes (pronounced chimes, as in wind chimes). I went in expecting a quiet night, movie, and early bedtime, but I left with so much more appreciation for boutique hotels, my own travel experiences, and a full and happy heart.

Located in the Bishop Arts District of Dallas right down the road from one of my favorite breakfast spots, Jonathans is Chijmes, the passion project of Andra Maldovan and her late son, Keaton. Inspired by their travels and named after their favorite restaurant in Singapore, Chijmes has the air of family, adventure, and love. Andra started traveling with Keaton as a child, and their dream for this hotel evolved. After a serendipitous discovery of an abandoned 1940s church, Andra took action, and Chijmes began to take form. Today it is finally open to the public and houses many remnants and keepsakes from Andra and Keaton’s travels. Each room is named after a place they have visited and designed around the art, furniture, and tokens from their travels.

Every detail about this hotel was incredible. I had the opportunity to visit almost all of the 12 rooms to see the incredible detail put into each and every one. Details like different blankets, color schemes and all the way down to the diffusers providing the scent to each room were unique to each culturally-inspired suite. When you enter, you are transported to a luxurious version of each location, and each suite is an experience in itself. The themes ranged from Marrakech to Paris to Nairobi. Andra’s travels are something to be admired, and for one night, I got to see Tulum from her perspective in my suite.

After touring the property I had nothing less than high expectations for dinner. Walking into the event space (formerly the church) I was impressed by the sheer size of the space, complete with the vaulted ceiling and stained glass windows. Even more exciting was the decorations by the Chijmes staff meant to transport us to Morocco for an evening. Our authentic Moroccan dinner was served on a floor level table surrounded by floor pillows and poufs. Everything from the candles to the food was stunning and no detail was overlooked. We even had macaroons provided by We the Birds with gold painted prints on them!

My experience was better than expected and more than I could ever ask for. If you are looking for a personalized experience in a truly unique boutique hotel in Dallas, I highly recommend looking up Chijmes, the coolest Dallas boutique hotel.

Take a look into my stay in my latest Youtube video, and don’t forget to subscribe!

Chijmes, A Dallas Boutique Hotel | Running in Heels | Dallas Blogger sits on bed with champagne wearing a shine supersoft slip dress from Victoria's Secret and free people sweater.

Chijmes, A Dallas Boutique Hotel | Running in Heels | Dallas Blogger sits in lobby of hotel wearing striped dress from she in and flower earrings from Sugarfix

Chijmes, A Dallas Boutique Hotel | Running in Heels | Dallas Blogger sits in lobby of hotel wearing striped dress from she in and flower earrings from Sugarfix

Chijmes, A Dallas Boutique Hotel | Running in Heels | Moroccan themed dinner party | moroccan themed decor

Chijmes, A Dallas Boutique Hotel | Running in Heels | Moroccan themed dinner party | moroccan themed decor

Chijmes, A Dallas Boutique Hotel | Running in Heels | Moroccan themed dinner party | moroccan themed decor

Chijmes, A Dallas Boutique Hotel | Running in Heels | Moroccan themed dinner party | moroccan themed decor

Chijmes, A Dallas Boutique Hotel | Running in Heels | Moroccan themed dinner party | moroccan themed decor

Chijmes, A Dallas Boutique Hotel | Running in Heels | Moroccan themed dinner party | moroccan themed decor

Chijmes, A Dallas Boutique Hotel | Running in Heels | Dallas blogger sits on a patio with champagne wearing a pink cardigan sweater, ruched bodycon dress, and suede mules from nordstrom sutting next to a pink Alexander Wange mini rocky bag outside of Chijmes boutique hotel in Dallas. Fall outfit, fall style, transitional style, transitional outfit.

Chijmes, A Dallas Boutique Hotel | Running in Heels | Dallas blogger sits on a patio with champagne wearing a pink cardigan sweater, ruched bodycon dress, and suede mules from nordstrom sutting next to a pink Alexander Wange mini rocky bag outside of Chijmes boutique hotel in Dallas. Fall outfit, fall style, transitional style, transitional outfit.

Chijmes, A Dallas Boutique Hotel | Running in Heels | Dallas blogger sits on a patio with champagne wearing a pink cardigan sweater, ruched bodycon dress, and suede mules from nordstrom sutting next to a pink Alexander Wange mini rocky bag outside of Chijmes boutique hotel in Dallas. Fall outfit, fall style, transitional style, transitional outfit.

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9 Comments

  1. Danielle
    September 1, 2018 / 9:25 am

    I love the eclectic decor! Boutique hotels always wind up being my favorite. Looks like you guys had a great time 🙂

    xx, Danielle | http://www.pineappleandprosecco.com

  2. September 2, 2018 / 1:19 am

    what a cool / unique hotel! I love the video tour you made – it’s such a cool video!

  3. Stephanie
    September 2, 2018 / 12:22 pm

    Such a unique experience! I loved reading about the history of the place and all the different styles of rooms offered. So neat that you got to stay here and see it all for yourself! Now I want to visit too!

  4. Nataly
    September 3, 2018 / 12:25 pm

    This looks like so much fun! I love all the décor too!

  5. September 3, 2018 / 10:26 pm

    What a cool hotel, I love the Moroccan theme!

  6. Em
    September 4, 2018 / 12:00 pm

    This sounds like such a fun time – love the decor!

  7. Maggie
    September 4, 2018 / 1:41 pm

    This place looks amazing!

  8. ashley hargrove
    September 8, 2018 / 11:09 am

    Oh my gosh I want to go!!! That place looks AMAZING and so fun!

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