I am a business traveler, spending at least 6 months of the year on the road in hotels. I do know what I need in a functional hotel. This place does not have it.
Where to begin?
1. No shelves to unpack shirts, etc; no cupboard to place suits, jackets. Are you kidding me? NO. Seriously?? YES. If I want to live out of my suitcase I can stay at the train station for a lot less money.
2. Beds arranged to occupy 90% of the tiny room. At the bed head there are no electric outlets next to side tables. (The outlet at the bed has no side table to place items, so I guess I put the electric cable across my pillow while I sleep and try to charge my electronics.) Single beds are the right size for my kid when he was 6 years old – rather narrow.
3. Choices for work in the room: you can use the single electric outlet at your desk for the lamp or for charging and using your computer - not both because only one plug there.
4. The chair in the room is designed as a kind of dining chair, I guess. The kind of seating found in most two star hotel foyers. Definitely useless for a work-oriented function, or even to sit and write at the desk. You will need to be willing to do your own interior design to move it around the room. The chair has no wheels so you don’t need the open plan (open to the reception areas also) free gym as you can get exercise by pushing the chair around from the desk if you have a guest.
5. Downstairs in the large breakfast/reception area is not much better for convenient working. The breakfast area is large and there is again a complete lack of adequate electrical plugs and those few (maybe 5) that are there are situated for midgets and other small people to creep around near the floor to plug in their laptops.
6. Other minor irritating design flaws include the key that operates the lights in the room. Take it out of the holder as you leave, and the room is plunged immediately into darkness – most hotels have a timer that leaves the lights on for about 2 minutes so that you can get out without groping in the dark.
7. One more electric outlet in the bathroom would be handy for shavers, etc. There is one there which is plugged into the hairdryer which barely heats.
8. The “endless free coffee” provided by the hotel tastes like hot water with some coffee beans waved over it for 15 seconds. If you want real coffee you have to pay. That's OK, I guess, but they do not allow you to charge decent coffee to your room! Only cash or credit card. I was directed by the friendly staff to an ATM to get cash and found it was out of order! No decent coffee for me. I am not going to put five separate $1.50 charges on my credit card for coffee in the mornings. Crazy. The breakfast is OK but not the “healthy choice” that is trumpeted. The fresh bread is excellent. Some mornings there are also rolls and butter; some mornings not. Requested artificial sweetener three times for coffee and told each day that there is none available.
9. After speaking with the staff, I was provided with a normal-sized room. The bathroom light needed to be repaired and there was no desk lamp provided in this new room for working… Decided to stop asking for basics…
I was informed that this is a “modern” designed hotel. It is not. It is designed in the “early post classical adolescent style” that evokes a fraternity house mentality. Large posters of screaming adolescents greet you as you exit the elevator to your room. May be good ONLY for a one-day business conference. Anything longer is bound to be painful.
As I said in the title: Too much flash, too little functionality. This could be a great location for a younger set of people looking for a good time. The designer should give back his/her money to the developer (unless these were the developer’s cost-saving features.) With its motto “Pretty Damn Good”, this hotel has a pretty damn long way to go to get there.
Stay away from this place if you plan to spend more than two days here.
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