It’s the little things (that make a hotel great)

Er…so you may have noticed I let the team down last week and missed my turn to post *hangs head in shame*. A last minute work trip to NYC really threw a spanner in the works, but hey, there are worse things than being upgraded to business class and going to my favourite city in the world.

I once read a blog post which basically said that the two things that made a hotel great were the bed and the bathroom. Um, no $hit, Sherlock. That’s just a hotel room, innit?

For me, it’s the little things that make a hotel great. The perfect pillow. The handwritten message from the manager. The complimentary chocolate truffles in a cute little box tied with pretty ribbon.

In steamy NYC last week, I had the pleasure of staying at the Mondrian Soho, which had so many little things that made it great, I almost didn’t want to leave.

There were fluffy, perfect pillows – with a cute note.

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There was crystal to sip your beverages from.

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There was an iPad for all your needs – maps, wake up calls, beautician bookings, room service.

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There was cute stationery by the phone.

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And help at hand for any ailment you might have.

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Of course it also helped being located in the heart of Soho, with a fantastic restaurant and hotel bar, but hey. It’s always the little things that make me fall in love.

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