Frequent readers of this blog may recall a rant this past year about travelling in Europe and not having a washcloth or an iron.
Over the last year, it has become my barometer to determine if the hotel is serious about international travelers. Have either a washcloth or an iron and you are at least realizing that people from America might be coming to visit you.
At risk of sounding like a crass American who likes things his way, it was with great pleasure to arrive at the lovely Westbury Mayfair hotel in London and find BOTH a washcloth AND an Iron in the room. And I appreciated the speed that they got the room ready since I showed up several hours before check-in.
Now I just need to remember what I am supposed to tip people around here!