I ended up at the St. Regis because it’s conveniently located directly across the street from the Yerba Buena Center For The Arts where the conference was held.
I didn’t have a rental car this trip, so I needed a hotel within walking distance to the conference.
(There’s an additional possibility, I procrastinated booking a hotel room until everything more affordable was booked. Oops!)
I like nice hotels just like everybody else.
However, if a Motel 6 had been directly across the street from the conference instead of a St. Regis, I would have been perfectly okay with it.
(I’d rather spend money on gear than hotels. I have a Photography Problem.)
That being said, the St. Regis is a very, very, nice place to stay.
I enjoyed my visit.
As I fell into my room, utterly exhausted, each day –
I appreciated how NICE the hotel was.
And the staff … well, they were amazing too.
My room had shades that went up and down with a mere touch of a button.
I might have played with the buttons over and over!
There was another button to push which told the staff “Do Not Disturb” when I was busy snoozing.
(Hanging a little sign on your hotel room door is so old fashioned, right?)
It was kind of funny to push the “Do Not Disturb” button, wait a minute, and then push the “Make Up The Room” button.
And then do it all over again, real quickly, and laugh.
(Thank you St. Regis for being such a good sport and humoring my inappropriate sense of humor!)
There was an extra flat screen TV in the bathroom so I wouldn’t get bored while looking at myself in the mirror.
(Surprisingly, I looked exactly the same as I did when I left Orange County!)
A professional baseball team and a “Royal Family” were guests at the St. Regis at the same time I was.
Here’s my question –
Does anyone (including Royal Families) really pay $1,650 for a bath?
“To experience the finest in luxury and relaxation, please ring your St. Regis Butler.”
Personally, for $1,650 I’d expect my St. Regis Butler to be amazingly hawt –
And also provide me with a full body massage and a very happy ending.
Even if I had more money than any bazillionaire in the world (which I don’t), I wouldn’t want to spend it on a bath.
Why wouldn’t Mr./Ms. Bazillionaire just send a staff member to buy a bottle of topnotch champagne and a jar of caviar … and save themselves $1,400 or so?
Do bazillionaires have Expensive Bath Problems like I have a Photography Problem?
Just think, if Mr./Mrs. Bazillionaire turned the spigot themselves –
They could donate a bunch of their extra cash to someone who needs it for food, or shelter.