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Intercontinental Hotel – Great Soup!

Author: Mark Dixon
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
3:31 am

Last week, after staying at the Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco, I read a Twitter message posted by a guy from Europe asking for recommendations for a hotel in San Francisco. After I responded with a brief recommendation for Intercontinenal, my colleague and fellow Twitterer Terry Gardner (@tgardner) suggested I write a review on TripAdvisor.com. So, I signed on and posted my first ever hotel review. You can visit TripAdvisor or read it here:

The Sun Microsystems Identity Management Roadshow, at which I spoke, was held at the Intercontinental Hotel on May 28, 2008. I arrived the night before and was delighted with my room on the northeast corner of the 29th floor, with a magnificent view of the city and across the bay.

An iHome clock radio on the nightstand allowed me to listen to my favorite music while charging my iPod – just like home. And it was the first hotel room where I could watch NBA Basketball in high definition on a large screen – better than home.

The bed was the most comfortable hotel bed I can remember sleeping in – it might have been better than home, except there was an empty spot where my wife should have been!

But after all this, perhaps the best parts were the soups. The soups, you ask? Yes, the soups. For dinner the night of arrival, I had tomato bisque to accompany my cobb salad. I’m not much of a food connoisseur, but is “exquisite” an appropriate word? It was very good.

The next day, the buffet lunch provided for the Roadshow participants included a mushroom soup that was just as delectable.

One more thing … the little plastic bottles of shampoo and lotion were shaped like like drops of rain (or tears). Not the reason I choose hotels, but a nice touch!

And just think, with this much fun, I also got Priority Club points.

Please be assured that I have no intentions of forsaking my day job to join William Shatner in the hotel pitch business, but I enjoyed writing about a nice place to stay.

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One Response to “Intercontinental Hotel – Great Soup!”

    thanks a lot

    Comment by otel rehberi on November 9, 2009 at 4:47 am

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