Tag Archives: trivia

I Want to Speak to the Manager!

On the internet nothing ever ends it seems, so a complaint letter written to a New York hotel dating back to a stay in 2004 came across my screen a couple of weeks ago. The apparently genuine letter was written by a disgruntled guest of the Hudson Hotel in New York. It hilariously details his […]

The Macabre Interest in Celebrities, Death and Hotels…

Celebrity culture has thrived since the second half of the 20th century and its growth continues in a manner that seems endless. It’s not that it didn’t exist before this time, but the rapid development of consumer culture in the post WW2 years and the constant technological improvements made the rapid distribution of images and […]

The day Covid arrived…

……………and how our world and way of life changed. Whilst we are still in the middle of this global health crisis from the Covid-19 pandemic without any clear idea of when it might end, it seems churlish to look back and draw any absolute conclusions. It now seems certain that our life, business environment, the […]

Happy Chinese New Year 2021 – Year of the Ox!

The 2021 Chinese New Year’s Day is February 12th and in 2021 it is the Year of the Ox. According to the Chinese horoscope 2021, the Ox (Buffalo) is the governing zodiac sign from Lunar New Year day 2021’s and during the entire Chinese lunar year, which ends on January 31st, 2022. Every Chinese zodiac […]

More Unique Hotel Rooms…

In past posts we have brought a look at some weird, wonderful and unique hotel rooms, so now, at a time when much of the world is in lockdown and travel is near impossible, here are a few more glimpses of the world we are hoping to visit when life returns to normality. Conrad Maldives […]

The Ultimate Bar and Restaurant Sign Collection!

Portable bar and restaurant advertising signs have seemingly been around forever, although the origins of these signs are a matter of some debate. Charles Dickens is credited with first use of the term ‘sandwich man’ in his literature, to describe “a piece of human flesh between two slices of paste board” which were frequently used […]

More Hotels & Hospitality Movies – Reader Suggestions…

Our article about the 10 best movies featuring the hospitality and hotel business a couple of years ago was one of our most popular ever posts and has led to much discussion and debate subsequently. How could we possibly have left out this one or overlooked that one, so in response to the feedback, here […]

Dalgona Coffee – Just Why? …and other Bizarre Coffee Options.

There was a time when coffee was just coffee. Something to give you that small lift to get your day going in the morning. The all-important caffeine hit was the objective. If it tasted good that was great, but this paled into insignificance compared to the heart starting boost from that most seductive of drugs […]