Saturday, November 24, 2007

How utterly cosmopolitan of you, Kissimmee!

One time I booked a reservation at the W Hotel in NYC. Sounds great, right? Except for the fact that the hippest places don't put signs out front, so you have to walk past it 20 times, checking your map and looking for a non-existent address before finally mustering up the courage to ask the bellhop if you are in the right place - only to have him respond, "Why yes, ma'am, did you find us on Travelocity?"

Well, apparently some smarty pants in Osceola county has brought a little bit of that big city flair right here to Central Florida. See, there's the hotel...and there's the pool, but no sign. They do that as a holier-than-though kind of thing to make you feel lucky to be staying there. And to up the ante, they don't even put a bellman out front.


1 comment:

-Len- said...

Ah, reminds me of the Orlando Metropolitan, near the convention center. The place changed their name something like three times over the past 18 months. When I tried to find the hotel, the sign had been covered in black fabric. I drove up and down the street twice, finally counting addresses until I found the properties with the numbers on either side, then I went for the one in between.