By the time I arrived the hotel was completely oversold, probably due to the same cancellation that took me out of play tonight. There were some very angry individuals in the lobby. I wasn't sure what to expect, after being burned by the seemingly opulent hotel in Manhattan that turned out to be actually quite disappointing. It seems that my worry was all for nothing: this is a much nicer hotel than what I stayed in during the week and it seems to be approximately half the cost to boot. To put things in perspective, the bathroom alone in this place is about the size of the entire room at the hotel from during the week -- and it doesn't have any sinks held up by metal rods. It has really spacious layout and an alarm clock that works! And pretty art on the walls. I also found a CD left for me on the bed. SLEEP SOUNDLY, it invited me. With the Sleep Advantage CD. Sure enough there's a CD in there with advice for good sleep and soothing sounds as well as lots of tips inside the CD jacket. There's even an included drape clip! There's also a little bag (that reminds me of the Crown Royal bags used to protect the bottles) that has complimentary ear plugs, lavender-scented linen spray and an eye mask. AN EYE MASK!! It's like something out of the movies. Either this is incredibly cool or I'm sleep deprived. Maybe it's a bit of both.
I guess it's good to have a corporate travel monkey.
I ordered a skirt steak and four beers from room service just now. I think 4 is a good number for starters, I can always order more if need be. I have about zero desire to move outside this bed right now, let alone the room so I dunno how they're going to give me my food when it arrives.
Oop, food's here. I'm going to go enjoy a well-deserved meal. And beer. Mmm, beer.
Time keeps on slippin'