Wednesday, March 21, 2007
The Omni, Chicago
Hey there, Mr. Business Executive, living large on the road. Welcome to the Omni Chicago, just steps from the Magnificent Mile. (Oddly, the address is given as being on Michigan Avenue, even though the entrance is not on Michigan Avenue itself). So, after a hard day of being master of the universe, you retire to your hotel for a well deserved rest. This is the hall you encounter. This time, the Treo's shabby photographic performance actually does the hallway justice. It's as grim and dim as the photo shows. Greenish, textured wallpaper, overly-subdued lighting, and a forgettable rug pattern.
The Omni website says: "Every space exudes the luxury and sophistication you expect from a four-diamond hotel."
I say: "Not quite every space". Halls are spaces, too.
Omni website says: ... "or, retreat to the comforts of your spacious guest suite, said to be among the finest in all of Chicago."
I say: "Said by whom?"
They say: ..."the Omni Chicago Hotel is one of the best-loved hotels in downtown Chicago."
I say: "This is not a good place to carefully examine what your purpose in life is."