The hotel staff couldn’t have cared less and they said it wasn’t possible to get a cart to our room. This is supposed to be a five-star hotel and “no” shouldn’t be an option, especially when a simple request like this one from a sick guest is involved. I went to the front desk and they said they would arrange something.
We were shuffled to the side of the lobby with the rest of the crew while bachelorette Desiree Hartsock walked in with her date. The couple seemed nice but we really saw firsthand how there’s nothing real about this reality TV show. That might be disappointing news for fans of the show, but I was more disappointed in the hotel.
Timing is everything and a hotel’s first priority should be to take care of their guests – especially the sick ones. I know that if we showed up 20 minutes later none of this would have happened but situations like this can really allow a good hotel to shine.
Unfortunately, they failed. And we weren’t the only ones they inconvenienced, as could be seen from the growing number of guests standing around waiting for the ‘ok’ to move freely about the property.
Johnny later went on to say that he complained to the hotel's social media manager and they invited them back again for a free stay. So at least the hotel did make amends. But Johnny has a point--for a paying guest at a five star hotel, "no" shouldn't be an option. Especially not over a cheesy, staged dating show.
We'll be keeping our eyes and ears open for where "The Bachelorette" takes her road show over the next few months, especially as the production crew takes over more hotels. Got a tip about The Bachelorette filming in a hotel? Email us or drop it in comments below!