There is a funny travel Tweet from over the weekend going viral. Twitter user @eoincarrigan was put up at the Comfort Inn O’Hare after a flight cancelation, and was assigned a “boardroom suite.” That’s a cool name, but the picture of the room is priceless.
HOW IS THAT SUITE REAL?! To be honest, when I saw it I almost thought it had to be a joke, or photoshop, or something.
Don’t get me wrong, there are some hotels out there that have suites with large tables that could be used for meetings. But I don’t think I’ve ever seen a suite with a conference table just immediately next to the bed.
Looking at the room types at this hotel, this does in fact seem to be real. Most rooms here go for under $100 per night (even a suite for tonight retails for $108).
But then the hotel has a presidential suite and a one bedroom conference suite, both priced at $949. Conveniently the boardroom suite doesn’t have a picture on the website, and for that matter, based on the above picture there’s nothing about this that looks like a “one bedroom” suite, as the room description suggests.
In general I can’t help but wonder what market they’re going after with either of these suites:
- Who is paying $1,000 per night for a presidential suite at a Comfort Inn by an airport?
- Who is going to pay over 10x the rate of a standard room for a room where they just stick a conference table right next to a bed? Wouldn’t you rather get a standard room and then rent conference space, which would still likely end up being less expensive? Or heck, go to an office supply store and by a conference table and stick it in your room (which is basically what they did here), and you’ll likely still come out ahead…
Anyway, I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so hard after seeing a picture of a suite, so thanks to @eoincarrigan and the Comfort Inn O’Hare for that!
(Tip of the hat to @SvelteRoosevelt)