After leaving the front desk on Tuesday night, I went back to my room, got online and booked a room at the Doubletree in Lexington, a hotel that, while a little farther away, was getting good ratings from some co-workers.
I arrived there Wednesday night about 8pm to check in. Let me tell you, the difference in customer service levels between Doubletree and Comfort Suites is like night and day. The room itself is fantastic, decorated in what I would describe as a Modern European style (NOT that I know ANYTHING about such things, it’s just a shot in the dark, ya know?), reminding me of our trips to Scotland, England and France.
The bed is one of the most comfortable I’ve ever, ever slept on. And the bathtub is some kind of double-sized monstrosity with spa jets that look like they could create a tidal wave, lol. I haven’t used it yet, preferring to shower as I usually do, but I may have to get a beer, a cigar and a book one night and enjoy the jets.
I asked for a top-floor corner room and they apologized profusely for only having a corner room available one floor below the top. When I was checking in they noted that I was a diamond-level member (something I didn’t have to point out to them the way I had to with Choice) and thanked me warmly for choosing to stay with them. At the moment, the longer drive is definitely worth it.
I’ve been extremely busy the past few days as we prepared for a fairly high-level meeting that was held yesterday morning. I felt it went very well, and thankfully my boss, her boss and her boss all felt the same. It’s always good to please the boss. 🙂
Photos of the new room below, but first the best news of the hour…I have this Sunday off! The time off to rest and recharge will be very, very welcome. These past two weeks I’ve worked 144 hours, which doesn’t count lunch time off each day and driving back and forth to and from the office. If I get out of bed Sunday before noon I’ll be extremely surprised. And mad!
Ok, ignore how messed up the color is in this shot and look at the size of that thing!
Looking down from the fourth floor hallway to the interior courtyard/lobby.
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