SpringHill Suites Offers a Free Breakfast You Might Actually Want to Eat
We told you about the JW Marriott's new spin on turndown service (free wine!), and now its sister brand, SpringHill Suites, is busy ramping up its complimentary breakfast.
In addition to the usual hot-and-cold suspects that come along with a free breakfast buffet (you know, toast and stuff), the new spread now includes fresh spinach, deli ham, cheddar and Havarti cheeses, sweet breads, croissants, whole strawberries, Kashi cereal and Dannon Oikos Greek yogurt. There is also a toppings bar (shown above) with dried fruit, nuts, chocolate chips and coconut flakes to spruce up your morning.
We were joking about the "toast and stuff" comment, but seriously, maybe we weren't. We've certainly been lured into a booking decision by the "free breakfast" perk, only to find ourselves choking down runny eggs, a plain bagel with cream cheese, and a banana as it rots before our eyes.
It is a breath of fresh air to find hotels that take pride in the concept of a free breakfast, and we hope this concept of a quality complimentary breakfast -- which can definitely entice us to choose one hotel over another -- continues to gather some steam. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially when it's included in our room rate.
One thing we think hotels should keep in mind is that the last experience a guest will have before they check out is breakfast. How do you want to be remembered?