A writer is in danger of allowing his talent to dull who lets more than a year go past without finding himself in his rightful place of composition, the small single unluxurious ''retreat'' of the twentieth century, the hotel bedroom.
Author: Cyril Connolly (1903-1974)
Profession: British Critic
Of course great hotels have always been social ideas, flawless mirrors to the particular societies they service.
Author: Joan Didion (1934)
Profession: American Essayist
Doorman -- a genius who can open the door of your car with one hand, help you in with the other, and still have one left for the tip.
Author: Dorothy Kilgallen
The hotel was once where things coalesced, where you could meet both townspeople and travelers. Not so in a motel. No matter how you build it, the motel remains the haunt of the quick and dirty, where the only locals are Chamber of Commerce boys every fourth Thursday. Who ever heard the returning traveler exclaim over one of the great motels of the world he stayed in? Motels can be big, but never grand.
Author: William Trogdon (1939)
Profession: American Author
I've always thought a hotel ought to offer optional small animals. I mean a cat to sleep on your bed at night, or a dog of some kind to act pleased when you come in. You ever notice how a hotel room feels so lifeless?
Author: Anne Tyler