Tipping around the world

Hello fellow fashionistas

Upon my trip in Japan 🇯🇵 recently, a question came into my mind upon dinner. Am I expected to tip or not? In fact, this question came a billion times upon my summer tour around the world. Whilst in Austria, it’s consider rude not to, Japan as another way to deal with it.

In fact, tipping is not customary in Japan. It can be considered rude and insulting in many situations.

Be sure to put the tipping money inside of a decorative envelope and seal it before handing it to the recipient with a slight bow. Pulling money out of your wallet to use as a tip is generally frowned upon in Japan.

You’ve been warned! 😉😮

Enjoy your holiday but don’t forget to…

Consider the local culture of destination

Sure, “Athleisure” may be hip stateside, but in countries like Japan or South Korea, not only is it perceived as sloppy—it’s also offensive. Same goes for wearing flip flops in Arab, Hindu and Buddhist countries, or skimpy clothing in the Middle East and North Africa. To avoid unwittingly causing offense, read up on the country to which you are visiting’s dress code. An oversized scarf of shawl is also a good investment for more culturally conservative countries.

Enjoy your holiday but do not forget to …

Colour coordinate your clothes…

Don’t get us wrong—color is a good thing. But when it comes to packing a suitcase, ease up on those teals, magentas and fluorescent yellows. Unless you have the wardrobe to support it, it’ll be near impossible to throw together a fully-coordinated look on the fly. For easy outfit planning, pack 75 percent neutrals, leaving the remaining 25 percent for colorful pieces within the same family (i.e., pastels with pastels; earth tones with earth tones; jewel-hues with jewel-hues).

Godfrey Hotel Chicago Review

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1/ Background (Purpose of the trip business or leisure, alone? How did I travel to the propriety? Easy to find?)

 We travelled to Chicago for our summer holiday so for leisure. We travel to the hotel by cab and it was easy for the cab driver to park and find it.

  2/ Check-in experience

  As far as I recalled, we checked in around noon. Their check in time is 4pm (too late!) and they didn’t have any room ready so we had to leave our suitcases at the reception.

 3/ Services offered by the hotel

As far as we know, they have: a gym, one or tow restaurants and a bar at the rooftop.

4/ What I liked the most

Decoration. Hip, chic, and trendy.

 5/ What I disliked most

Staff, they didn’t have an adaptor for UK/USA, which we found outraging for a so-called international hotel of this value. The wait of 20 minutes for a waiter to serve us at the restaurant (he was too busy chatting up his colleague ;-)).

6/ Checkout experience

Easy but the valet service wasn’t working and was inefficient. Valet from hotel next door, helped us out to get into our taxi.

7 Summary

 Location – 4/5 => 10 minutes walk to centre.

Welcome – 2/5 => Average, staff doesn’t look at you in the eyes, don’t greet you, don’t explain where is what, we didn’t know how to get to our bedroom, very average to what I am use to.

Room – 4/5 => nice room.

Bedding – Quality of Sleep – 5/5 => great

Staff – 2/5 => Please look above.

Cleanliness – 5/5 => impeccable.

Bathroom – 5 /5 => great with loads of toiletries and towels at out disposal.

Internet – Wi-Fi – 3/5 => not the best, but ok.

Value for money => 4/5

 9/ Will I go again?

No, I didn’t like the customer service/staff/valet service.

It took the hotel 4 weeks to refund our deposit and they do not respond to emails after your departure.

 10/ Hotel information (Check-in & Check out Times, Address, telephone, price, website)

 http://www.godfreyhotelchicago.com

 Check-in: 16h

Checkout: 11h

127 West Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60654, USA

A security deposit of $100 per night (max $300) will be required upon arrival. The amount is fully refundable upon checkout, subject to a damage inspection to the exclusion of any damages.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Hope you have a better experience than us

Celest Lifestyle Team

XoXo

 

 

 

Mind your Manners in Argentina!

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For example, pouring with the left hand is a major insult, pouring wine backwards into a glass indicates hostility, and so on. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]