· The devourer: You walk into your room and while the valet is still bringing up your bags, you're already halfway through a banana and lustfully eyeing the strawberries. Perhaps traveling leaves you famished, or maybe you're on a diet, or maybe you just have a thing for fruit bowls. Typically the more exotic the selection, the better; if a Dragonfruit or Longans (see the picture above for Longans) appear, that's extra points for the hotel in your mind. Even more bonus points if the fruit bowl comes with a picture dictionary of the offerings, as do the ones at Peninsula and Anantara properties.
· The nibbler: Are you allergic to some fruits, or just hate some but love others? You're a nibbler. Crunching into an apple after a day at the spa or in meetings sounds delightful, but you're leaving those messy kiwis alone. Exotic fruits? What's a "roseapple?" You might try it if you get bored, but it's not like the fruit bowl is the focus of your afternoon.
· The ignorer: Whoawait, hotels give free fruit bowls? Where have you been, staying at Courtyard by Marriotts? Chances are you're either too busy or too oblivious to slice a pear here and there. Of course there are also those who believe eating from the fruit bowls results in minibar charges (which is incorrect).
Which fruit bowler are you? What're your favorite fruits to grab? Do you wish more hotels offered welcome amenities like this, or will it forever remain the realm of mostly luxury hotels? Do tell in the comments!