As the taxi pulled up after a day of delays due to airplane repairs in Los Angeles and Houston, I was relieved to see that my next USA conference was in a beautiful hotel. I spent last week in a Hilton Garden Inn in Kansas that had a bed that did damage to my back and the weekend at a quaint (which means over priced cute motel with street traffic noise and a 1980's bed) visiting our daughter in Ojai, California. As I arrived I went directly to my conference and endured endless hours of conversation about IT Data Storage, with one thought of enjoyment, a cheeseburger or cobb salad when I finally returned to my room at 12:30 am. There is NO ROOM SERVICE at this hour, which I found out after searching for a non-existent bathrobe that I intended to wear when I received my food. I decided that it was better for my waist line and took a shower. After my shower I thought I would get a snack in the mini bar, to my surprise THERE IS NO MINI BAR EITHER. Ok, I will take my vitamins and go to bed, but I am unable to drink a glass of water because there are NO GLASSES. A Motel 6 plastic wrapped cup would have sufficed but I was forced to drink out of the faucet like a teenager at a track meet. Having my name of the TV was cute when I entered the room but it doesn't help with my hunger after a 14 hour travel day or give me a cup of water to take my vitamins.
Some hotels totally miss the value of a good pillow and a snickers bar at 1 am. As a highly seasoned traveler for business, who is married to a professional pilot and visits 2 children in different cities regularly, I am perplexed at the simple things that makes one want to return or not begrudgingly signing the AMEX check tomorrow for a $250 hotel in New Orleans.
The bed was comfortable and the shower was great, but I am still hungry at a 5 star hotel in a major city and this is not enticing for a return to this hotel in the Big Easy.
- Also Known As:
- Hyatt Regency New Orelans Hotel New Orleans
- Hyatt Regency New Orelans Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hyatt Regency New Orleans re-opened in October 2011 after a $275 million redesign and revitalization and features 1,193 guest rooms and suites, 200,000 square feet of meeting and event space, expansive food and beverage offerings, and unprecedented service. Located downtown on Loyola Avenue, the hotel is adjacent to the Louisiana Superdome and anchors the vibrant Sports and Entertainment District. Hyatt Regency New Orleans borders the new Medical District, the Arts & Entertainment District and is just blocks from the French Quarter, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and the Mississippi Riverfront. ... more less
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