Some of you may recall that I can easily bought as a hotel guest – offer me a suite and I’m there!
So, after arriving on NZ1 from London I followed the suggestion of the hotels web site and decided to walk from Terminal 2 at LAX to hotel. Described as ‘Three block away’ the walk is a good 10-15 minutes once you allow for having to cross large roads.
There were two agents working check-in and no queue. The agent asked for photo ID to go with the credit card (something I hate, but I was not up for an argument). A quick swipe of my credit card and the agent uttered my favourite phrase – ‘We’ve upgraded you to a suite tonight for your Gold Status’. Stunned, as nothing like this had happened in my European Radisson stays, I muttered ‘Thank You’ and went off to find the lifts.
Suite – more like three standard rooms
Huge - that’s the word. I knew there was something I could use to describe how big the suite was. So I shall try to say it with pictures:
A large flatscreen TV in the bedroom and another in the Living Room, a dining table for 4, two huge sofas and a desk made up the seating area which seemed as large as two standard rooms. There were two full bathrooms:
When I got settled I noticed that the hotel had put in a fruit and cheese plate with a large bottle of water. As there was a fridge behind the desk I stashed these away for the morning.
When checking in with Foursquare it claims there is a 1,000 point bonus for Club Carlson members. No one knew about this at check-out and the points have not posted yet.
Again, a simple and quick process.
Shuttle to the Airport
The shuttle runs from the hotel to the airport at xx:00 and xx:30 from the rear entrance. It was very full when I caught it with people standing and quite a lot of luggage inside the bus as well as outside so get down to the lobby area early if you want a seat: