I brainstormed with friends this past weekend. Cheryl and Mel Hodde, Nancy Moser, Deb Raney, Rene Gutteridge, Judy Miller, Till Fell, and Stephanie Whitson. Sooo much fun! We all cook dinner together. This pic is my resisting the cream cheese that was to be used in the mocha souffles. Nancy had this fabulous menu all planned around coffee. Could anything be better? Even the beef was coated in coffee and a spicy mix. It sounds, well, unusual, but it was really good! And the gravy had coffee in it which again sounds really strange but we all loved it.
This was in Kansas City, and we stayed at Springhill Suites by Marriott in Overland Park. We've stayed there for 9 years, every trip we've made. We love the hotel but it held one slight disappointment this year: the coffee. And I realized just how important that small detail is to me. LOL As we traveled to see Kara (just arrived, yay!) I found myself deciding which hotel to stay in along the road based on what I knew about the coffee offerings of that particular hotel. Crazy, huh? It's not the beds or the decor but the coffee. Hampton Inn always gets an A because of their coffee. Comfort Suites and Best Western failed me so I think I'll stop at Hamptons on the way back.
So what about you? What little special touch will make you want to go back to a hotel? We know the bedding is important but what else makes a difference for you?
Oh and by the way, it's 65 here. :)
Labels: Caribou Coffee, Hampton Inn, Springhill Suites