By guest blogger Barrett Goldsmith Maintenance chief Donnie Rowell battled a 90 mph wind to secure a broken window. Housekeeping supervisor Maria Trevino-Sassa worked two full days without sleeping, without stopping. Food and beverage director Demetre Souras waited tables, folded bed sheets, cooked bacon and vacuum-dried soaked carpet. They never took their eye off the […]
Residents of Galveston Island were allowed to come back briefly for a “look and leave” Monday, Sept. 15, but the island was still without electricity, phone service, water or essential supplies. According to Dolph Tillotson of the Galveston County Daily News, West Galveston, the Bolivar Peninsula and downtown businesses seem to have suffered the worst […]
Last month, I was in Houston for a speaking engagement and there was a problem with my room. The front desk was very courteous, and said they would move me and send someone down with a key. The hotel had an outdoor courtyard layout and was very close to the highway. My room was near a giant hole in the security fence, so when there was a knock at the door, I asked, “Who is it?” to make sure it was the front desk and not someone who had wandered on-property.
Unfortunately, the person the front desk sent didn’t speak English. They didn’t understand enough of what I said to respond, “Housekeeping.” When I finally answered the door, they mutely handed me a key, but couldn’t give me directions to where to find my new room. It was incredibly frustrating, and we were both left embarrassed by our inability to communicate.
The Houston Convention Center Hotel Corp. has put its 1,200-room convention center hotel up for sale. Any purchase would have to be approved by the City Council, which may use sale profits to fund the construction of a second convention center hotel on the north end of Discovery Green, an idea the council bandied about earlier this year.
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