What’s more American that ridiculously over-sized portions? Perhaps in a nod to our July 4 celebrations, we entered our room, a suite upgrade, at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney to see maxi-size bath amenities.
The normal Club Carlson bottles are tiny and I have cracked fair number trying to squeeze something out. The contents are 30 ml (1 fl oz).
We had 60 ml (2 fl oz) portions in bottles about triple the size of the regular.
The bath soap was also big and was placed by a Jacuzzi bath with jets so powerful most of the bathroom got spritzed when activated.
In many Club Carlson stays around the world I had never seen these maxi-size bottles. I confirmed with housekeeping that the Sydney hotel only uses them for high-end rooms such as suites. (I also saw on her cart some Tim Tams that other lucky rooms got and we did not.)
A touch of American excess on this holiday so far from home. Makes me wistful.
By the way, the Radisson Blu Plaza, one of two Radissons in downtown Sydney, went above and beyond for Club Carlson Gold with Business Class Room and full breakfast included, a big surprise to me. My general experience is good elite status treatment in Central America, Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe and sometimes in Asia. UK, Western Europe, and Northern Europe not good at all, sometimes Business Class upgrades excluding breakfast, for instance.
Readers, how you encountered the mega-size Club Carlson amenities? Where? Any mega-size amenities at other hotels?