Anyone looking to learn a little more about the world of extended-stay hotels ought to take a look at the brief report we posted last week. If, however, you're all too familiar with the notion of week-long or month-long hotel stays, and have been doing them for years, then you're aware that things can get boring. Fast.
Thank goodness, then, that Staybridge Suites has teamed up with TV personality G. Garvin to film a 25-minute video clip that helps travelers deal with the strain of being alone in a hotel room every night with nothing fun to do.
Garvin apparently knows a thing or two about being lonely on the road. That's what leads him to say things like, "I feel your pain," and then launch into a 25-minute discourse on life-saving matters like how women should pack less shoes, and how turkey chili, turkey quesadillas and turkey tacos are actually a really great "quick" meal to whip up in a hotel kitchenette.
Moral of the story: G. Garvin has a real thing for turkey.
"The Art of Traveling Solo" is actually an entire Facebook app launched by Staybridge Suites. Guests can log on, share stories of their own, watch videos by Garvin (there are more in the series to come), find other like-minded traveling folks to follow on Twitter, and browse the "Traveling Solo Pinboard" photo gallery.
The initiative, is, of course, simply a way for Staybridge to promote their full range of amenities and services—free WiFi, complimentary wine social hours, outdoor patios, fitness centers, deluxe breakfast buffets—while giving frequent road warriors an alternative to just sitting in the room twiddling their thumbs.