Lobby Bar – April 3: Coen Brothers Present Fat Airplanes, Fabulous Bathing, and Winged Autos
Lobby Bar – A Delicious Summary of FBT News and Views – Hold the Mayo
Slay, gurl. Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren checks into the “Fabulous Room” at the W Taipei Hotel in Taiwan. True to its name, the room was decorated with rainbow streamers and unicorn nightstands. The disco-ball in the shower creates a defining bathing experience – who needs nightclubs?
Welcome intruders. Jonathan Spira arrived home to his apartment one day to find another family living there. His home, the Austrian restaurant Seasonal in midtown, was eerily replaced by Loi Estiatorio, a new Greek eatery. Upon trying the food, however, Spira has decided to let the family stay.
Supersize me. Jesse Sokolow travels back in time to witness historic travel moments in Aprils past, including the narrow-bodied Boeing 737 making its first voyage on April 9, 1967. Nowadays, nearly all aircraft in operation are wide-bodied to cope with the growing waistbands of average Americans.
April reprioritizations. A breakthrough study has shown that corporate dollars are better spent on upgrading employees to first- and business-class seating, as well as ensuring that no business traveler stays at a hotel without butler service. “In the end, money’s not that important,” said World Global Air CEO Artie Cashman.
Gives you wings? Paul Riegler Checks out the newest auto offerings at the New York International Auto Show. There were some cool things to see, but we’re still disappointed with the lack of a flying car option from BMW. However, some of our trustworthy German engineer friends let us in on a little secret: simply replace the car’s conventional fuel diet with a Red Bull ration to enable flight mode.
Wings confirmed. Speaking of the auto show, The Diesel Driver showed up to honor BMW with the 2015 Diesel Car Manufacturer of the Year award. After the award presentation, Paul Riegler enjoyed a Red Bull Vodka and, confirming our suspicions, there seemed to be no shortage of the energy drink.
Gay is okay. Delta has come out of the closet, officially supporting and paying for the healthcare taxes for gay employees. Rumor has it that Delta’s HR manager was inspired by a stay in the Fabulous Room at the W Taipei in Taiwan, although this rumor is unconfirmed.
You betcha! A new Element hotel has just opened in Fargo, North Dakota. The property is equipped with a fitness center, a sauna, indoor salt-water pool, and, if getting minced into thousands of pieces is your cup of tea, be sure to check out the wood chipper out back.
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