Lobby Bar – March 28: Casino Royale, Rach Music, and Oscar Nominations
The Lobby Bar – An Irreverent Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
Lost in Time and Space. Jonathan Spira uses Jesse’s time travel machine after checking into the Hotel Bristol in Warsaw and finds himself playing the piano with Ignacy Jan Paderewski, who immediately proclaims him to be the next Sergei Rachmaninoff … oh never mind, it was just a dream anyway.
Roman Holiday. Jeremy Del Nero spends a week hanging out with Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn in the Italian capital and ends up showing Hepburn around the town. Apparently Del Nero was up for an Oscar but it was mistakenly handed out to someone named De Niro at the ceremony.
Daylight envy? After three weeks of inequality, days in the European Union will once again be as long as days in North America when Summer Time starts on Sunday. If you’re late for a meeting, or early, don’t blame us.
The Look of Love. Jesse Sokolow drives a 2015 Audi A3 down the Pacific Coast Highway and finds Burt Bacharach in the car. It can reportedly seat five comfortably but things got a little crowded when Burt stopped to pick up Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass up for the return trip.
Can I play too? Last weeks’ game of “button, button, who’s got the button” continues, but how long can it go on? Hint: after 80 years, we still haven’t found Amelia Earhart’s plane but satellite images reportedly show….
That’d Be 10 Pounds, Liz. The U.K. government announced it will lower the wildly unpopular air departure tax. In other news, the Queen can finally afford to move back to London after conducting most of her engagements from Monaco for the past eight years.
This Lobby Bar included attempts at humor from Jonathan Spira, Karin Sun, and Paul Riegler.
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