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Being a hotel owner, you see a lot of guests come and go. A lot of these guests like to use our WIFI, which isn’t something that’s too shocking. Being in such a connected world as our own, it’s not uncommon to see people on their devices a majority of the day. From the moment computers replaced 1990’s communication, they’ve taken over our social lives and connected us with those who reside many miles away from where we do.
Having our own secured WIFI network is an interesting thing. Especially since we’re allowed to use surveillance to monitor our guests activities. And no, we aren’t allowed to record sessions or harvest emails and passwords. But we are allowed to see what guest device is on our WIFI network and what websites they’re making connections to. And I’ve seen a LOT when it comes down to this. From “how to cook a turkey in oil” to “how to hide a dead body in a hotel”. Literally, there have been numerous cases where we had to escort guests out of our premise due to visiting websites that weren’t only graphic but downright disgusting. So note to self, if you ever want to do anything crazy at a hotel, don’t do it on their WIFI. Because 9/10 there’s a chance that you’ll be detected for your activity.
But let’s get to the point.
I was checking through our activity logs, just to see what was going on. I kept receiving a message saying that over 10 users at our hotel were visiting the same website, a website that I’ve never heard of until I had visited it for myself. Maybe you’ve seen it before? I’m not sure. But the message said:
” 10 connections have been made to racingrivalsclassified.com. Would you like to block this connection? ”
Oddly enough, after visiting the website and doing my own thorough investigating I had found that this website pertained to a game I had played way back when, and claimed to be one of the only racing rivals hack on the internet. Which is surprising, because when I used to play this game I was finding patches and exploits every way I looked. In fact, it was of the norm to race opponents that had patches and exploits. Which is one of the many reasons why I stopped playing – because it got unfair.
After doing research and downloading Racing Rivals onto my phone, I had attempted to utilize the hack, just to see if it were something that worked. Because lately, I’ve been seeing an uprise in hacks and things asking for you to fill out your information before downloading the tool (or whatever process you may be going through to obtain whatever currencies you’d like). Being a skeptic, I was more than reluctant to use this tool. However, I had nothing to lose. Considering the fact that I had stopped playing and had little to no interest playing Racing Rivals again….Until the hack was finished.
Needless to say, I have a new addiction. So if you ever see somebody playing Racing Rivals at a hotel, that’s most likely me. And if you ever spot a “baller” in the game, that’s most likely me also.…
Handling drunk hotel guests requires more than just finesse and patience. It takes a lot restraint and composure not to give in to the temptation of simply putting the troublemakers to sleep with a tranquilizer injection, and instead handle the situation with as much grace and civility as possible. A hotel business is a delicate business that caters to the needs and wants of people of different status and standing in life. As much as possible you want to avoid having to put a cuff on drunk guests’ wrists and landing them in jail. Having to deal with these kind of predicaments is an occupational hazard as a hotelier, so you just do what you have to do to see things through and make sure that the night passes without any further troubles.
To be honest though, our hotel’s recent drunken guest episodes brought so many headaches to take care of that strict rules against bringing in alcohol from the outside have finally been laid down. Not to mention that most of the time, these episodes just had to crop up during the stay of our most meticulous of patrons, or a hotel critic or a hotel inspector. Fortunately, our staff are well-trained and more than capable to address the issue with ease.
Much to our disappointment, the implementation of our new policy made little difference as to the number of drunken fits we still have to address each week. At least there are also days when we enjoy a quiet, peaceful night.
In most cases, we do not allow obviously drunk and tipsy clients to check in the hotel and just safely call a cab to drive them home, having to pay the cab fare for them. Some do get away with it, having drank only 2-3 bottles of beer and seemed fine at first, until a few minutes after having room service deliver to their rooms a case of beer. There are also those who are stubborn enough to hide their alcohol stash within their luggage and go past security without raising any alarms.
Thankfully, there are some guests that just get drunk quietly and drift into sleep in no time. Some drunks are not that hard to deal with, they often just talk to themselves and sway like crazy on their way to their rooms. Sometimes they even crash down at the door of their own rooms.
The real problems are those unruly ones that have a bad drinking habit when they get completely wasted and out of their senses. They are always prone to cause a scene. The most common of these scandalous drunk guests end up yelling, and cursing out loud at everything they see. These loud and boisterous drunks often thrash their own hotel rooms, break things, and flip tables. It would be easier to handle if they throw their fits in their own room, but it would be a more serious case if they do these things outside their rooms and in the presence of the other guests.
There are a lot of instances that our guests had a drunk tantrum outside their rooms, bothering other guests. Some guests broke everything on their way to their rooms, some complained loudly about everything and cried out loud for all to hear. Some cursed at everyone they saw, picking a fight with anyone and anything, even with every inanimate object that they feel are threatening them. We were also getting used to some of our guests occasionally falling down the stairs, visiting every floor by pressing all the floor levels in the elevator, vomiting on the hallway carpet and even lounging naked in the hallway.
Some go so far as to bother our front desk, requesting impossible things like a sudden room change, or inviting the receptionist to their rooms. Or a drunk wedding guest, breaking into the wedding reception held at our biggest function room, and assaulting someone or damaging valuable property.
There were a lot of times when our bartender had to offer coffee or soda drink, instead of another glass of margarita, to guests that had too much to drink already. Some of them do not take too kindly to the offer and start having a drunk tantrum right then and there until security is called and the guest is sent back to his room. The worst action that we had to resort to regarding drunk guests was including the most problematic ones in our blacklist.
All of these incidents may seem silly, but our hotel personnel are trained to handle such situations in the most respectful and friendly way. They take special care that the matter is resolved in the most professional way possible, even if they have to patiently listen as the drunk guests drone on and on about their problems or that their uniforms had to end up covered in vomit.
Thankfully, no one has been hurt by any of these incidents, except for the drunk guests themselves who fell on their way down the stairs or by swaying crazily and hitting wall decors as they walk. As if handling the drunk guests wasn’t enough, we have to clean up after their mess, and soothe those other hotel guests who have been greatly bothered by their drunken behavior. Fortunately, our guests have been understanding enough about the drunk’s tendencies, reporting immediately in the intercom if some drunk is causing a ruckus. Although it can’t be helped that our hotel desk is bombarded by complaints especially about loud, banging noises from a drunk’s room.
Having to handle drunken situations are just one of the worst scenarios to face in the hotel business. I guess there are some things you just have to get used to when you’re living the dream job as a hotelier. It is understandable that booze is actually part of having a good time. But please, the next time you check into a hotel and if you cannot avoid having some drinks …
No matter how luxurious and elegant the hotel services may appear, hotels just bring out the craziest sides of people for some reason. Being given the status of guest and not having to clean up after their mess, people just do whatever they please and often take it to a different level of extremes.
It’s a common occurrence that the hotel staff keeps on getting bombarded with the most bizarre requests from the guests – some were very amusing while some were downright creepy. As much as we like to make sure that the guests’ stay in the hotel is pleasant and comfortable, we just can’t help but be weirded out by the strangest things they tend to do.
Aside from the usual requests for a search for lost items which for some cases, are usually found in the guests’ own rooms, meticulous food requests, and bath requests are on the top of the list. Once, a guest asked for a bath of honey everyday. Another guest demanded jars of salt and red beans to be delivered to her room every two hours. When asked about her specific request, the guest claimed that she was performing an exorcism.
At one time, a guest stormed up the front desk during the wee hours of the morning, and asked for a hotel discount as he complained that he could not sleep comfortably. Apparently, it was his girlfriend’s snoring that kept him awake the whole night.
One guest specifically requested that only handsome waiters should serve her and her friends’ suite for their entire stay during a weekend.
The hotel parking lots are also plagued with weird situations concerning guests. There was once quite a commotion in the parking lot when a guest had a heated argument with another guest, demanding that he wanted to exchange their parking slots. He turned out to be into superstitions and reasoned out that his car is to be parked only in a certain way that will bring him good fortune.
Some creepy experiences involved room service having to clean up blood stains on the wall, and preventing a guest from jumping off the balcony as he despaired about flunking the medical board exam. But the most alarming of all was the murder-suicide incident involving a one-sided love, if you could call it that. The guests were having a farewell party at one of our function rooms for their friend who was supposed to leave abroad the next day. As they were getting too loud, the hotel staff placed a number of calls to their room but no one answered. We had to go up to the room and check the situation ourselves. In the midst of all the partying, that friend was strangled to death by another male friend at the suite’s own comfort room. The guy took his own life by drinking cyanide right after killing the girl, and left a note with his name and the girl’s name enclosed in a heart. The guy’s body was still shaking with seizures when we arrived, but his movements soon stopped before the ambulance could come. Sadly, they were both declared dead on the spot by the police that came right behind us.
On a lighter note, there were a couple of guests in their underwear, sometimes they were even naked, who would pace back and forth the hallways, talking to themselves. There were also drunk guests who would talk to every painting they see as they made their way into their rooms. Worse, some of them ended up in another room, freaking out other guests.…
You’ve probably heard some random guy talk about how big almost everything is in Texas. It’s true, so no hate please, because everything really is bigger in Texas. Rest assured that the old saying has its own valid point to make.
Technically, Alaska is the largest state in the US, with Texas following in second place. Let’s face it though that in terms of livable land, none can deny that Texas is the obvious winner. On a rough estimate, it takes more than 14 hours just to cross the entire length of Texas, running almost a third of the length of the nation. Owing to its land mass, Texas is blessed with a lot of room for development, making it possible for homes, schools, farms, stadiums, other establishments and businesses to be larger in Texas compared to those in some other states.
It may be taking it way too far by saying that Texas is the prime example of everything big, but what’s the use of denying the evident truth? Everything is literally and ridiculously bigger in Texas. It is a known fact that folks in Texas have a penchant for doing things in the big way, from having big hairdos down to their insanely huge pizza servings. Perhaps it was supposed to be just some joke of some sort at first, but it soon became a trend to have almost anything upsized in Texas: steak, hats, guns, pickup trucks, football stadiums, solar power fields, corn fields, you name it, even bottles of beer cannot escape the way things operate in Texas. Soon, it became a must to try everything in Texas in a grander scale, and it continues to live up to its huge reputation. It’s all part of the fun for both folks and tourist visitors to go big in sharing the Texas pride.
Moreover, Texas boasts of its outsized places and people. It has three of the four fastest-growing cities in US, namely: Austin, Dallas, and Houston. Needless to say, there is also higher population density in Texas. With all the natives and foreign visitors roaming around its cities, it’s no surprise that the hotel business is booming. Some known hotels include the La Quinta Inn Tyler, Omni Fort Worth Hotel, Hotel Granduca Austin, and the Embassy Suites. It’s only natural that these hotels must be built particularly in the Texas way – more massive and more spacious than those in the other states. Imagine how enormous the hotel lobbies must be in order to accommodate the number of people looking for decent food and lodging, as well as some big-time comfort and pleasure, in Texas.
Super-size your adventure with the Texas experience. Y’all have to make some time to visit and explore the wide range of possibilities Texas has to offer.
It sure is fun to experience everything in a bigger scale. Did we forget to mention that state pride is bigger in Texas? Let’s hit it big and deep into the heart of Rich Big Texas!…