Appetite For Distraction

Never mind your actual holiday: entering a hotel room for the first time is an entertaining little adventure all its own

6th May, 2018
Room Reconnaissance is the ceremonial dance every hotel guest does upon crossing the threshold of their room

It’s a commonly accepted fact that the number one perk of staying in a hotel is the breakfast buffet. The tiny pain au chocolat, the passive-aggressive queue for the toast rotisserie, the surge of pure joy upon discovering a waffle-maker or perhaps even the pièce de resistance: a print-your-own-pancake machine. They had one of these machines in the Radisson Hotel in Athlone when I stayed there several years ago, and I think of it often...

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