Ms. Lucky checks into the Le Meridien…

Ms. Lucky checks into the Le Meridien…

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Well this is interesting. The best part had to be that when the agent handed it to me she looked at the envelope, then looked at me… looked at the envelope again, then looked at me… and then still gave it to me without saying anything!

Never mind the hotel’s iPad screen I stood the letter up against. 😉

How many years of comped Starwood Platinum status do you think I should request for this horrible mistake? I’m so distraught I think I’d like to be moved to a Hello Kitty room at the Grand Hi-Lai hotel instead.

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  1. Trish Jarvis

    Harvey, nobody is interested in reacting to homophobic, pea-brained trolls :o) Might I suggest you stick to Fox News for your travel information?

  2. wants2fly

    Need to visit Shih-Lin night market if you still have the time. It is on one of the MRT stops.

  3. Pablo

    @Harvey, although you share the same first name with another great man, however I still believe it's Ben's freedom to do whatever he wants on his own blog, isn't it? Why are you attacking a young man who contributed much to his blog like that?

  4. Jorge

    wow so much animosity. Ben cant even say anything without being attacked. Maybe we need to start a baby-crying-in-an-airplane story. That will get them going.

  5. BRC

    Regardless of who here is or isn't gay, if there's going to be a Mrs. Schlappig, surely her first name will be Janesis!

    I'm a bit concerned that Lucky found the Hi-Lai's Hello Kitty hotel rooms on the other end of the island. He is seriously turning into a Taiwanese teenybopper. :-P Otherwise, it's a good traditional-luxury hotel though, and popular with my Taiwanese family and friends when visiting or hosting others in Kaohsiung.

  6. wwk5d

    "How many years of comped Starwood Platinum status do you think I should request for this horrible mistake?"

    If you are being serious, zero. And if you are not...still zero. I mean, it's a funny story, but really.

  7. yyyccclll

    Taipei Taiwan, wonderful place. Worth visiting for kindly people and unforgettable food :)!

  8. Sven

    As long as the registration form for the hotel matches my passport I could not care less what the envelope of the hotel says.

    Typos happen but it surprises me that the front desk agent did not apologized for the error.

  9. UAPhil

    My name is Mr. A., my GF's name is Ms. B. I can't count the number of times I've been addressed as "Mr. B". :-)

  10. Dave

    Are u a bottom feeder that needs comped Starwood status? Really? Haven't the airlines given u enough this year! Maybe just go with the flow.

  11. lucky

    @ A Kimyai -- Hah, that's pretty awesome. Sadly it'll take a lot more than that to get me back to the UAE anytime soon.

  12. lucky

    @ david -- Decided to check them both out since they both get great reviews.

  13. Hamo

    Woah, welcome to Taiwan!
    Didn't know that you would be in Taiwan at this time, especially since you are staying quite near from where I am. Remember to try some of the amazing Taiwanes snacks before you leave!

  14. Christina

    Just like they always printed "Mr." On the envelope for my stays in IHG group hotels. Even when I travelled with my ex-bf, they would have put me down as "Mr".

  15. Pablo

    When I looked at the title for one second I was thinking you either somehow(DKW) get a girlfriend?! or you just call your boyfriend that way... But I guess I was wrong ;)

  16. Carol

    Welcome to the world of women. I consistently get hotel letters addressed to Mr. xxxxx

  17. Gene

    Those customer proflies are creepy, aren't they? ;)

  18. A Kimyai

    Can you please do a review of the new Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi? Specifically, I'd like you to review the camel milk mixologist, as I see you are a fan of both milkshakes and lattes:

    http://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/la-trb-abu-dhabi-camel-milk-mixologist-20130703,0,4799069.story

  19. snic

    Oh, didn't you know? Taipei is a well-known medical tourism destination for sex change operations. They were just trying to be understanding.

    (OK, I'm kidding.)

  20. Harvey

    Mr. and Mr.? This blog is turning into a homosexual love fest more and more. Just show me the deals and leave the penises out of it.

  21. Steve

    As with a few others above, I lost count of the number of times I arrived at hotels with my partner and received a "Mr. and Mrs" envelope. I ignored it a couple of times. Sometimes I handed it back with a polite (given the assumption) word that the handsome man next to me would hardly qualify as a Mrs. On a couple of occasions, I spoke with a manager directly about it. They were...

    As with a few others above, I lost count of the number of times I arrived at hotels with my partner and received a "Mr. and Mrs" envelope. I ignored it a couple of times. Sometimes I handed it back with a polite (given the assumption) word that the handsome man next to me would hardly qualify as a Mrs. On a couple of occasions, I spoke with a manager directly about it. They were always great about it. My experiences always took place, however, in locations where we wouldn't be hanged for being Mr. and Mr.

  22. AZO_Tim

    Yes, for some reason Le Meridien has a thing with the Ms. My partner and I just visited Le Meridien Angkor Wot in Siem Reap Cambodia. We were welcomed with a similar envelope labeled Mr and Ms Tim Aaron even though both our names were clearly entered on the reservation. We just laughed and asked where the lounge with our free cocktails was located.

  23. DWT

    Reminds me of when I stayed with my (same sex male) partner at the Hilton ADT in Paris. Upon arriving to the room, the TV screen welcomed us with "Mr. and Mrs. XXXX".

  24. kosmo

    Wow you are in Taipei already. I can't wait to see your eva air royal laurel class.

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Trish Jarvis

Harvey, nobody is interested in reacting to homophobic, pea-brained trolls :o) Might I suggest you stick to Fox News for your travel information?

wants2fly

Need to visit Shih-Lin night market if you still have the time. It is on one of the MRT stops.

Pablo

@Harvey, although you share the same first name with another great man, however I still believe it's Ben's freedom to do whatever he wants on his own blog, isn't it? Why are you attacking a young man who contributed much to his blog like that?

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