I am lucky in my current role to do a fair deal of travelling going away on work just shy of once a month at the moment. A couple of things stand out to me about my experience of hotels and since my trips have more to do with apis than paper airplanes I thought I would make a note here.
As I type I am on the 22nd floor of the Radisson SAS Hotel in Tallinn looking out over the port with a beautiful sunrise ahead of me (although the sun barely set last night). This hotel offers free internet, provides a reasonable level of soap and toiletries and also delivers the three things that make my day in any hotel.
- Tea, good english tea
- An Iron and Ironing board
- A power shower that practically acts as a masseuse
I don't know how any other business travellers out there feel but give me those 3 things and I will forgive anything else. I can't get up in the morning without a nice cup of tea and tetley's is my second favorite tea after Yorkshire Tea. I end up looking really crumpled after transferring my shirts 6000+miles whatever suitcase I use, so having an ironing board is key and finally after a long flight nothing is more envigorating than a power shower.
This hotel is also forward thinking and offers free internet, which, in the city that programmes skype, must cut into their international telephone call revenues but at the same time delights me and puts the Radisson chain high on my list to stay again.
So I can heartily reccomend the Radisson SAS hotel in Tallinn for a stay, now I am going to see what they are like at providing me everything I asked for to deliver a conference for 80 of my colleagues!