A month ago I stayed at the Charleston Place Hotel for Conde’ Nast Traveler‘s annual summit for their named Top Travel Specialists, a group I’ve been honored to be a part of since the beginning of 2010 (for my award booking service).
It was, oddly enough, my very first time in Charleston. And Conde’ Nast had some fantastic events planned in what I found to be an utterly charming city.
The hotel, though lovely in many ways, was an interesting experience. I was paying a conference rate of $199++.
I flew in after the Austin Frequent Flyer DO, while many of my fellow specialists had come in earlier for meetings. I turned up at the hotel though right after the lot of them.
The hotel knew when everyone would be arriving, but they weren’t quite ready for it..
They had no room for me at check-in time, so I had a drink in the bar.
When I finally did get a room, it was certainly nice enough though I tend to prefer a more modern style.
The worst thing, though… no miles.