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Old 06-10-2013, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Soon, the black-uniformed waiters wheeling trolleys of food will disappear from the halls of the Hilton Midtown. Will visitors to New York City's largest hotel mind having to leave their rooms for sustenance?

For some, a hotel without room service made no sense.


As guest habits change, New York hotel clears away room service | Reuters
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:14 AM
 
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There are a ton of other options, including local restaurant deliveries.

I had over 100 nights in hotels last year and think I ordered room service twice (once in bad weather and once when I wasn't feeling well), and had a pizza delivered once.

That said, if I'm in a luxury hotel (Hilton is not a luxury brand) I at least want the option--that's where I tend to splurge for breakfast in bed.
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Smile My opinion

When my husband and I have taken quick trips, we generally have to leave after work. Usually, we get to our destination after the restaurants close and room service is the only thing available which is always awesome!

I usually stay at decent hotels but would not stay at one without room service.
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:30 PM
 
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I have used room service once - at the Silver Legacy in Reno. Actually, the food was excellent and not outrageously expensive. I ordered the food as I was feeling very ill and had a flight later in the day.

I see this as a risky move. People staying at top-tier places EXPECT room service from 5 AM- 10 PM. I do not think that having a convenience store in the lobby is going to cut it.

When Marriott introduced the Courtyard by Marriott brand, you would be surprised the number of people calling teh desk staff loudly complaining that they could not have a meal brought to the room.
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:46 AM
 
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I have used room service once - at the Silver Legacy in Reno. Actually, the food was excellent and not outrageously expensive. I ordered the food as I was feeling very ill and had a flight later in the day.

I see this as a risky move. People staying at top-tier places EXPECT room service from 5 AM- 10 PM. I do not think that having a convenience store in the lobby is going to cut it.

When Marriott introduced the Courtyard by Marriott brand, you would be surprised the number of people calling teh desk staff loudly complaining that they could not have a meal brought to the room.
Actually people staying at top-tier places expect at least a limited menu 24/7. The hotel in the article is a business class, not a luxury (or top-tier) hotel.
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:22 AM
 
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Bad new for business travelers.
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:27 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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A hotel will know whether or not they do enough room service business to keep a staff employed.

If there is enough call for it, the room service will pay it's own way. If it is not used by many people, then there is no reason to keep a full staff of waiters, cooks, and dish washers employed full time.
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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this would be too bad as I am frequently able to build a pretty decent free meal from the trays left outside the doors late at night.
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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this would be too bad as I am frequently able to build a pretty decent free meal from the trays left outside the doors late at night.
thanks for the laugh.

I've been pretty tempted to do that as well.
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:26 AM
 
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this would be too bad as I am frequently able to build a pretty decent free meal from the trays left outside the doors late at night.
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