This week I was excited to be invited to the Kitchener-Waterloo area to speak about a passion of mine, LinkedIn.
Right downtown ( I’m so sick of walking across massive parking lots to get to some form of life ) and a Heritage property which so much character it actually inspires creativity!
I will admit to being nervous as I’m a bit of a hypochondriac, but phew! Spotless washrooms and everything else..
Two touches I have to mention that I really found valuable:
1. That they have a theme for their philanthropy and they share it well
2. For the business traveler, the concept of a “grab and go” breakfast on my door handle early in the morning so I can eat on the run – BRILLIANT. I can’t go to one more horrible continental breakfast bar. Yogurt, fruit, juice n’ oats.
This is a creative place for people that value inspiration and comfort.
That it was ONE THIRD less than local chains like the Raddison and Holiday Inn didn’t hurt at all.
And to the Walper staff?
I tweeted, you responded. Kudos, it’s why I booked.
The handwritten, personalized welcome card on my nightstand with an organic honey-oat bar?
Thank you. Paul