Tag: Hotels

A Dutch interlude

I'm sitting in Amsteram's Schiphol Airport, waiting for my flight back to London. I've been in the Netherlands since Wednesday, when I flew over for a conference.  Work-wise, it wasn't too bad. But I was a little sleep deprived (one night due to impressive thunder and lightning!) and survived off some pretty awful conference food. ...

A night in the Frank Sinatra Suite

I worked in Dublin on Thursday and Friday and spent Thursday night at the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire, to the south of the city. I grew up in Dun Laoghaire, it's always nice to get back and spend some time by the sea. I had great plans to finish work early on Thursday ...

A tale of two check-ins…

I've just checked-in to my hotel here in Dublin and had to share this... I got a taxi out from the airport and had a surprisingly nice chat with the driver, considering we were discussing Brexit and Trump. We both felt a little helpless and both agreed that focusing on the sunshine was probably more ...

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This bed, though…

I travel for business a lot. That means dealing with the rough and the smooth when it comes to hotels and hotel beds in particular. Right now, I'm working in Cheltenham and staying in a really rather lovely hotel. And I have to say, it has one of the loveliest hotel beds I've ever crawled ...

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More business travel: A tale of two hotel rooms

I've spent the last few days in Jersey - a mixture of business and pleasure and have had a whale of a time. I'm awaiting my flight back to Gatwick, where I'll hop on a flight to Dublin for work. And another hotel room... The thing about traveling for business is that you're frequently at ...

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Spooked…

Ugh. I obviously watch too many horror films. And stay in too many hotels. After a day of business-trip-related tomfoolery, I come back to my room and silently poke around like an amateur Columbo, thinking "That's not where I left that...someone's been in here!" Of course they have, it was the cleaner. When I see ...