‘Seekoo’ is Inuit for ‘mass of ice’. It is also Boudreaux’s only 4-star design hotel and the first hotel in the world to be made entirely from the architectural equivalent of George’s Marvelous Medicine, Corian. Corian is a material somewhere between a plastic and a metal that can be shaped easily without loosing durability. Hence the hotel’s unusual shape and unapologetically modern appearance. The original design has been recognized with many design awards. You can control everything in your room from your bed using your remote control pad. All toiletries are eco-friendly and the food is organic. The Seekoo Design Bar is a local hotspot. It serves cocktails in tall glasses and is the home of the Seekoo Radio Station which is currently playing a sophisticated jazzy number with a lovely Billie Holiday sample. There is a steam room, sauna and massage chairs. The location is in Bourdeaux’s world heritage quays which have been restored to look just as they would in the 18th Century, minus the syphilis. The quay area is also home to the kind of boutiques that sell beautiful little things to ladies.