wow! i knew it would be nice from the website. but wow. AND finally a perks program that actually worked for me. upgrade to a suite. double wow. and i stay in lots of hotels so it takes quite a bit to wow me. this sweemingly ancient property sits adjacent to the park of the Versailles castle. it is grand in a comfortable way. the bar is everything that it should be. big overwstuffed leather couches with the smell of cigars liingering within the cavernous 20 foot high ceilings. log fire crackling. dinner was simply fab. wine list to drool for. the bed perfect. windows that could open with really slick little metal bars to allow you to adjust how wide you wanted them to be. AND the curtains still worked around them. two negatives: the internet was an extra fee and it was not easily connected to the working desk. it was fine to sit on the sofa, but next to impossible to string over to the desk. but then again, this is clearly not a businessperson’s hotel.
a westin property
room 218/220 Nov
well. two tries to find a decent room, sort of. the first was across from the ice room in view of the eleveator – even after i specifically asked for a quiet room. the second was around the corner. funny layot with a long corridor leading into a quiet corner room. classic view of a brick wall with fire stairs. kind of cool after a while. and you could even see a patch of blue sky if you craned your neck. shower-bath had been in use for a while…decor overall a step above laminate. a short step. i had a few packages which i knew where waiting and no one said anything to me. they did appear after i asked. gym simpy an excuse to get it on the list.
a great room was found after two tries. the first had a great view out to the bright flourecents of a neighboring parking garage…..front staff excellent. knew my name same day. notified me of packages and were very pleasent. two queen size beds. decent desk. large room. decent, but not too, bathroom. great property and a place to go back to. only missing a pool.
stayed here for the GreenBuild 2006 conference.
what a great event…..but, the focus on the buildings is simply too narrow. we need to be focusing on cities! spoke to an audience of 1200.
nice place. old style spa village. renovated hotel. glass elevator with grey granite floors. excellent breakfast. friendly staff. nothing too remarkable either way.
well. a new hotel. first room was really unpleasant. second much much better. staff dealt with a tired traveller with aplomb. i would go back in a heartbeat