Monday, September 24, 2007
(Washington, D.C.) Advantages of Monday Morning Meetings
by Tom Bozzo
- Counter-commuting by air (and a $900 business fare, yikes) enables a full upgrade despite mostly lapsed frequent-flier status.
- The $299 Tuesday hotel room is $109. The room even has a fairly grand view — looking down Connecticut Ave. NW towards Dupont Circle — of the West End, anchored by the Washington Monument.
- While I can't help but think that many of the vinyl-and-chipboard four-story hotels sprouting in 'burbs everywhere will end up reverting to some state of nature, a D.C. hotel price explosion suggests that selected private equity investments in hotel capacity might not be totally irrational.
- It's easy to get a table for unfashionably early Sunday dining-out.
- But, among stuff I only do in hotel rooms but shouldn't, could morning TV news be more vacuous? I know, sun rises, sun sets. Still, seeing Wild Bill Donohue invited to discuss the Ahmadinejad appearance at Columbia may require therapy. Minor irony: the Columbia dean who was the other guest could have been Donohue's long-lost twin, and both were wearing an identical-on-SDTV dark suit/white shirt/red tie combination. And, it was a frightening lesson in the state of Iran war drum-beating. But never fear, after the "hard news" segments, they were on to Britney and K-Fed!