28 Feb 2012
avatar Author: Colette Van Den Thillart
Creative Director

Speaking about quiet luxuries like toothpaste…can we also talk about good old common sense luxuries like I get at the Lotus Club in New York?? I am always only too happy NOT to be staying at the trendiest hotel where I can’t work my digital key, or most other things for that matter.

I mean how about a simple sign by the heating to tell you how to use it!

How about the untold luxury of tissues by the bed (instead of some dreadful dried organic something or other)

How about HOOKS to hang my towel and robe on! In a bathroom where there is a window and I can actually SEE to put my makeup on.

And the sheer bliss of a sensible phone with simple instructions that I DONT have to look up in some manual that I can’t find!

Or a REAL hairdryer!!!

And a REAL key that I can leave with the smiling concierge.  GOSH I THANK YOU.

Drinks at the latest lobby bar? Yes please, but when I come ‘home’, I just want some common sense.

6 Responses to “HMMM-AND WHILE I’M RANTING…”

  1. avatar La Comtesse Lola says:

    Bravo! I think you should post all the hotels that fall in the “Common Sense” (and decent beds and linens!) file, and share with us…we’ll form a support group! Cocktails followed by Common Sense!

  2. Could not have said it better! xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

  3. avatar Karena says:

    Oh and why not a fresh flower arrangement, even if a simple one. A magnifying mirror in the bathroom, and complimentary bottle of wine and Perrier. In a luxury hotel I think these are must for me to return.

    Art by Karena

  4. avatar Tish says:

    So agree. Simple and easy to work is so much better than these computer-y devices.

  5. avatar cathy schuba says:

    Love the warmth of the chintz curtains and wallpaper as well. I don’t like it looking too slick, too
    cold, too trendy.

  6. avatar Colette anthon says:

    AND…three dollars worth of fruit on a plate with knife. Can be life changing when you are travelling at a business pace (which Nicky and I are at the moment!)

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