Swissotel is renovating all 340 guest rooms at its Atlanta
property, transforming them into what the company calls "rooms of
the future." Among the "futuristic" enhancements will be
reconfigured work areas and different lighting. Might I suggest
also, Swissotel, that people in the future will surely be using
really large bars of soap and three extra pillows.
With a stroke of Gov. Pete Wilson's pen, the controversial
California Seller of Travel Law is in effect until 2006. If you've
been living under a rock, the law is a consumer-protection measure
offering firms that sell travel to California residents the
pleasure of registering with the state and paying a fee. "Thanks
for calling XYZ Travel. First of all, can you tell me from which
state you're calling? California? Oh, well... what? Sorry, we seem
to have a bad connection. I think ... [click]."