Unhappy With Design/Layout Of Your Hotel Room? Journalist Seeking Folks To Discuss

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  1. Pizzaman
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    Have you stayed in a hotel recently that didn't have some of the old standard items, like desks, dressers, bathtub, closets? Start a conversation with me here on IF and I'll put you in touch with a journalist looking to interview folks for an upcoming story.
     
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    What I've noticed most recently is a huge trend to not even have pens/paper in rooms...which seems really ridiculous.
     
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    I hate not having a pen and paper in the room. Such a basic thing.
     
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    I end up using them a lot (or had until they'd started disappearing) - often on arrival to jot down a to do list.

    Comfortable Bed, desk with acceptable ergonomics, reliable WiFi, pen, paper, drinkable coffee, shower, hangers (and a reasonable number) that can be hung in the bathroom, power at the desk and bedside tables, blackout curtains, quiet climate control...not that complicated of a list. You can innovate and streamline while maintaining these fundamentals (eg aloft does incredibly well by these criteria with a pretty stripped down product). You don't need to do something ridiculous like pull desks out of business hotels.
     
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    Tic tac toe? ;)
     
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    No, jotting down a phone number given to me on the phone.
     
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    My biggest gripe is non-functioning, poorly placed, or missing power outlets. I don't want to ace to crawl under the desk, unplug lamps or the TV or carry my own power strip to be able to charge a couple of phones and iPads (two travelers).
     
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    The worst is sewing this at new or renovated properties. The solution is easy - tables/desks/lamps/etc with power ports - and is doable even if the original construction is weak in this regard.
     
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    Yup. Something I do frequently. When there's actually a pen.
     
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    My primary gripe is the failure to have ceiling lights. I find that such lights are rare, and the table lamps really don't illuminate the room well, particularly when packing late at night or early in the morning. I need good light to make sure I'm not forgetting something.
     

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