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 summer holidays and don’t forget to…

Check the weather

Your travel wardrobe should be chic, yes, but it should also be practical. And weather-appropriate wear is the touchstone of smart dressing. Headed somewhere rainy? A waterproof jacket, rain boots and layered clothing will be essential.

Or, if you’re desert-bound, load up on breathable, lightweight options for the day and sweaters and pants for (cooler) nights.

To get a sense of what kind of weather conditions await you at your destination, set a forecast alert on your iPhone and monitor the weather patterns in the days preceding your departure.

Have fun!

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

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