Some months ago I wrote a couple of posts about “Sure signs your hotel was designed by people who never stay in hotels”. You can relive all the fun here, and here. After my recent stay at the Shraton Four Points in Quebec City, I’ve discovered another “sure sign”. This is a new hotel and frankly, they’ve done a pretty good job dealing with many of the issues I outlined in my posts above. While the ubiquitous foam blankets are still there and the heating system blows hot air at you while sleeping and one of the TV remotes didn’t work properly, all-in-all they’ve obviously been listening to their customers. But here’s a good one.
The spanking new bathroom has a wonderful modern deep tub. Unfortunately it is constructed using some new “thin wall” technology because it has virtually no rim! There is nowhere to stand a bottle of shampoo, a razor, or anything else one is likely to bring into a bath or shower! There are no soap inserts in the wall, and not even a hanging holder (it might spoil the designer look). I had to literally throw all my stuff into the bottom of the tub and dance around it while I showered, fumbling in the water at my feet to find one of the floating plastic bottles as needed. As a shower-shaver this was even doubly frustrating since having a razor floating by your toes isn’t exactly the safest option.
Anyway….if only I were Emperor of the World…then everything would be perfect. Or as my wife likes to say when she reads my posts….”Get off your soapbox!”