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I have an overnight transit of Brussels tonight so thought I would try the first Radisson Red as rates are low. I know nothing about the brand concept. Maybe I don’t want to know. I like my hotels to have desks and light switches, not lifestyle spaces and control panels.
(Sidebar: my first time to Brussels. When I previously posted on this visit, I loved that the reader suggestions all involved mussels, beer and chocolate, even though they know I only have the morning!)
I tested the online check-in and got the following confirmation:
Transcribing the text:
- You are now checked in
- State your name and room number to one of our Creatives in the Hi All
- The Creative will authorize your credit card and issue your room key
The Creative? Seems almost sacrilegious in its presumption. When I show up at midnight I wonder if my Creative will be awake. Or I’ll get the Creative of the Month? Why do companies insist on preposterous terms when we have employees, staff, clerks, even, if you must, associates. I was at the Sistine Chapel yesterday. That’s more what I think of for The Creative.
Hi All? The lobby?
I hope there are such quaint things as beds and window curtains.
Has anyone stayed there? Is it lifestyle boutique gimmick overload or is there a real hotel underneath?