Lobby Bar – August 24: Wizards on Tour, Paradise Lost, and ‘I’ll Take Best Songs to Sing in the Shower for $100, Alex!’

By Anna Breuer on 24 August 2018
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Lobby Bar – Just Something We Whipped Up, Frothy and Refreshing

Life in Paradise. Residents of Hawaii haven’t had it easy recently. It started with an alert about an incoming missile sounded in error in January, followed by the national 24-hour record for rainfall set in April in Kauai and the eruption of the Kilauea volcano that started in May and continued until a week or so ago. Now the 50th state is being battered by Hurricane Lane so Lobby Bar and the staff of FBT is sending the people of Hawaii much aloha and the hope that the storm causes little if any damage.

But I am a diamond guest! The merger of Marriott’s and Starwood’s loyalty programs took place over the past week and most members were happy with the results. The only problem was that the actual elite status of some members would display incorrectly, so the hotelier told hotels to simply accept whatever status the arriving guest would claim to have.

A night in the museum. You can now take a Harry Potter-inspired tour at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, where many of the characters in the J.K. Rowling novels seem to come alive. The museum did, however, put its foot down after a few actual wizards transferred the Temple of Dendur to Hogwarts using an accio spell.

Can’t we just have it back? Air Canada is regaining ownership of its Aeroplan frequent flyer program after a lot of huffing and puffing. It spun off the entity 13 years ago and will now pay 450 million Canadian dollars for it, although it tried asking nicely for it to merely be returned in its original condition.

Shower tunes. Aloft is installing recording booths in some of its hotels’ showers and holding a contest that will result in one entrant getting an invitation to produce a music video with UMG. Meanwhile, the hotelier has also replaced generic Muzak in the elevators with tracks from various shower recordings made that day.

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