Still my favorite hotel in the midwest. Following a few prior visits, the Misses and i celebrated a wedding Ann over a weekend here following my last review. One of the attendant/ valets--Kris asked us why we were staying; upon arriving back to the room, we found a small champagne and chocolate platter waiting for us.
I emailed the GM upon returning to say "thanks" and compliment Kris for his friendliness; as well as the goodies. Have stayed at the hotel a few times subsequent since the review. Seen Kris everytime--point is not about stalking! Rather, people--staff is awesome here. They are tenured; they like their jobs; they stick around.
Also want to compliment bartender Orlando this time. Had to send a past-prime Fat Tire back (that stuff has a "best by" date-- to my surprise, it was well past and tasted a little past. Orlando was great about it; comped the replacement drink. When i visited the bar a subsequent time, he tried to pass on a tip for my single drink that time (saying i was "too kind to him last time.") Good people at this hotel.