I’m not one to drop names, brag, or inform you how well-traveled I’m. I’m, nonetheless, well-traveled
and for a motive. Not as a result of I’m among the many jet-setting wealthy, no, removed from it. In 1988, I created the
Scandal Excursions, or “Theater On The Bus” because the entrance web page Wall St. Journal headlines heralded it. From
that time for an additional 4 years once I bought the enterprise, it was common for me to be on Peter
Jennings ABC Information, Paula Zahn CBS Morning, Japan Nippon TV, Australia TV, main worldwide
magazines and newspapers and periodic stories from AP, Reuters, and UPI (every time we up to date
the tour and issued a brand new launch).
Our tour started on the Washington, D.C. Ritz Carlton, and naturally we introduced them a fantastic
deal of enterprise, on condition that lots of our excursions had been teams for conventions and conferences.
So wherever I stayed on the planet, I may keep on the Ritz at no cost or almost free as “a present”
if you’ll. As well as, the spouse of presumably the biggest resort chain on the planet was a neighbor of
mine in my childhood years (she wasn’t married but into that resort chain) and we remained associates as
she was a really shut good friend of my mom’s. So whether or not it was Hawaii or Martinique, I knew
lodging could be beautiful. They had been.
My “higher half” Rosy, an lawyer on the west coast has seen extra of the world than I’ve, and
given her station in life, has seen it from a “increased plateau” with (allow us to say) higher/faster room
service (or any service) for that matter.
However that’s not why I’m writing. It is just a preface to offer you an concept of our journey experiences.
This text is in regards to the humble, quiet, but beautiful Hampton Inn at Dulles Airport on Vacation Drive
within the Washington, D.C suburbs of Dulles, Va.
I reside in Sizzling Springs, Ar and Rosy in Los Angeles. We traveled final week to fulfill her niece from
Russia arriving on Air France to check in America on a pupil alternate program.
Rosy booked a room on the Hampton Inn Dulles.
“Hampton Inn?”, I believed. “Oh my.” “Is it protected”? She assured me it was wonderful.
Then I remembered I had stayed at a Hampton Inn in my hometown as soon as and it was
From the second we arrived on the Hampton till the time we left, we had been handled like
royalty. The rooms had been immaculate and each single worker was upbeat, humorous, enjoyable to
speak to, and the service surpassed lots of the finest accommodations on the planet. I used to be shocked as I
consider Rosy was.
Room service was “up to the mark”. If we would have liked one thing it was there quick and with
If we would have liked instructions, we bought them from the desk clerk who was as skilled if not
more-so than any large-city concierge. Once more, extra shock.
The room adorned with an inventive aptitude that would have been in any main resort. Once more,
I write this to not be patronizing, and, no Virginia, I personal no inventory in Hampton Inn’s or any of
It could be unfair to complete writing this text with out mentioning Ruth and Yvette, each employed
on the Dulles Hampton. I’m not certain of their positions on the property, however they had been each a bundle of vitality. It was virtually like having two magic genies in a bottle and “our want was our command”. There was by no means a damaging second and it doesn’t matter what the state of affairs, they dealt with it with a smile. I’ve by no means skilled something like that (nor had Rosy) on the most interesting accommodations. I do know I’m gushing
at this place, however I suppose it was such a nice shock. One could be hard-pressed to search out such
professionals on the most interesting of institutions. Their variety and pleasant service makes folks wish to
return once more.
And the shock was not essentially that it was a medium-priced resort (a Hampton), however an Airport
Hampton and an “Airport Resort” at that. Airport accommodations usually are not recognized for his or her “real hospitality” however a fast-paced setting wherein folks usually spend a brief night time and take an early flight so a simply are on the lookout for a mattress, television, and perhaps continental breakfast on the way in which out. This was a lot extra.
The aim of the article is for the traveler to know there are financial methods to journey safely,
given a clear room, and immaculate service with out spending a fortune. If ever in Washington, D.C.,
although clearly off the overwhelmed path, we will definitely go to the Hampton.
For this worldly traveler who thought he was so worldly, he realized a brand new humbling factor or two.
One not want keep at the perfect to be handled the perfect.