Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Springhill Suites Memphis East/Galleria

Springhill Suites Memphis East/Galleria sets you up with a near-impossible-to-meet set of expectations. I quote from the official web copy: "Turn your next trip into an inspired and rewarding experience. Spacious suites to work, sleep or play. Irresistible beds with fresh, crisp, white linens. Stylish décor. Free in-room high speed internet access." Wow. That's a big promise for a bed/living area, isn't it?

The hallway gives little indication of the pleasures which are, no doubt, just ahead.

I'll give the Springhill Suites Memphis East/Galleria this much: It's clean and roomy. And the internet is free. I do have an issue with their definition of "stylish décor". To me, the room looked more as if the person in charge of outfitting the rooms opened a furniture catalog and started picking things out at random, to wit:

The lamps. No matter which style of lamp you like, you're sure to find one in your room.

Or the mirrors. Round with silver frame or Square with faux window frame? Just spin around in your desk chair, and face your favorite.

Upholstery? Who cares if nothing matches? Variety is the spice of life, isn't it?

If only that devil-may-care interior design philosophy carried over to the toiletries. To wash my hair, I had my choice of conditioner or conditioner.

One other thing. I think the interior designer ran out of steam when it came time to furnish the bathroom. Instead of placing the toilet paper near the toilet, they chose to put it just out of reach across the room from your seated position.

In case you were wondering, there was room next to the toilet. But that wouldn't make for a rewarding or inspiring experience, now would it?


You've Got To Be Kidding Me said...
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You've Got To Be Kidding Me said...

Perhaps the copywriter should have gone with:

"Surprising decor."

I love "surprising." It gets past legal every time.