Flyertalk Hyatt DO, London– October 2012– Day 2

a hotel room with a bed and a chairMost of the visitors to the event were away at the Virgin Training Centre when I checked in on the Friday afternoon. The room was a Regency Club room on the 7th floor facing over the park.

The Room (734)

a view from a window of a city streetThe room was bright, with a fairly traditional layout with the bathroom immediately behind the door.

a glass shower door in a bathrooma toilet in a bathroomThe room had Molton Brown toiletries, bathrobes, plenty of towels and was bright and clean.

The WiFi was free as part of being a Gold Passport Diamond Member and was pretty fast. It worked fine in the room. There were also plenty of electrical outlets with multiple types – UK, US etc. There was a mini-bar, as well as a tea/coffee supply and a kettle.

The room was pleasantly appointed and comfortable.

a tv on a stand in a hotel roomEvening Events

Some of the visitors went to dinner at the restaurant on top of the Swiss-Re building, whilst other of us visited the Shakespeare exhibition at the British Museum. A short walk from the hotel was the bus stop for the British Museum – and as we walked past Selfridges I noticed it was lit red- presumably for Christmas. Spectacular.

a building with red lightsThe British Museum was open late and American Express were hosting a lovely reception – more champagne and canapes. It was located in the restaurant at the top of the old Reading Room, up the most spectacular staircase:

people walking in a hallwayThe view from the top gave us a great visitor the Great Hall

a large building with columnsAmex had laid on a Blue Badge Guide (experts in all things London) to introduce the exhibition.

a group of people standing around a tableAfter a stroll around the museums ground floor we located the Rosetta Stone in the Egyptian galleries

a statue in a museuma statue in a museumA short bus journey got us back to the hotel in time for bed.