Wikipedia: Affinia Hotels is a chain of boutique hotels offering business and leisure travelers a variety of accommodation options in in Manhattan, Chicago and Washington D.C. Designed to suit particular lifestyle and travel preferences, each Affinia property has a special focus such as fitness, tranquility, or location. for example, the Affinia Dumont located in Manhattan, became the first fitness-oriented hotel in North America. Other hotels include the Affinia 50, Affinia Chicago, Affinia Gardens, Affinia Manhattan and Liaison on Capitol Hill, an Affinia Hotel. The first Affinia Hotel was established in 1962 by founder Benjamin J. “Bud” Denihan. Affinia Hotels recently launched the My Affinia program, which is the first of its kind. My Affinia allows guests to completely customize their stay prior to arrival. Guests can request items such as yoga mats, guitars, cupcakes, sound pillows, hair diffusers and even a golf putter. Affinia Hotels is operated by DHG (Denihan Hospitality Group), a privately-owned company. Affinia Hotels is a member of an alliance of hotels including Joie De Vivre, Thistle Hotels, Rotana Hotels and First Hotels (Scandinavia).