The hotel was funny… beautiful facility, lots of eager staff, even little housekeeping carts for every hallway…. all the trappings of a modern international destination. But, it seemed as if having actual guests was kind of a surprise. A happy surprise, to be sure, but still a surprise. From check-in to food service, there was a lot of scurrying and conferencing required to get anything done, but once they figured it out, everything was really nice.
One example: Of course we could get a beer at the bar, but getting a cold one required the use of actual ice. And cocktails are also available, as long as it’s fruit juice and booze, you buy the ingredients separately and show the bartender how to put them together.