General Forum

General Forum

  1. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    USA
    Joined
    14 Jul '07
    Moves
    43012
    13 May '15 22:37
    Newsflash: RHP's New Royal Suites Hotel

    Yep, it's virtually true. Anonymous funding has been secured; a series of high priority decisions must now be made. They include: 1) Location? 2) Design? 3) Number of Guestrooms? 4) Rates, 5) Janitorial, 6) Maintenance, 7) Laundry, 8) Suite Housekeeping, 9) Front Desk, 10) Restaurant, 11) Lounge, 12) Human Resources and 13) General Manager Staffing? 14) Rates? 15) Board of Directors? We'll open the First Day of Summer June 21, 2015. Please contribute creative ideas, suggestions and nominations at your earliest convenience. Thank you.
  2. Subscriberdivegeester
    digital entity
    libera te ex inferis
    Joined
    16 Feb '08
    Moves
    88248
    14 May '15 00:243 edits
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]Newsflash: RHP's New Royal Suites Hotel

    Yep, it's virtually true. Anonymous funding has been secured; a series of high priority decisions must now be made. They include: 1) Location? 2) Design? 3) Number of Guestrooms? 4) Rates, 5) Janitorial, 6) Maintenance, 7) Laundry, 8) Suite Housekeeping, 9) Front Desk, 10) Restaurant, 11) Lounge, 12) Hu ...[text shortened]... contribute creative ideas, suggestions and nominations at your earliest convenience. Thank you.[/b]
    I will take the penthouse please.

    I'd like it constructed with dual full width south and North facing balconies with bi-folding doors overlooking the Tiber from southern end of the Palentine Hill and North to the Vatican. Next door to the remains of Julia's Caesar's domicilary will do nicely.

    I'd like it furnished in the style of Ancient Rome with flowing silks on the walls and model of the Forum in all its glory in the eastern end - this should be under a glass ceiling dome which mimics St Peters Basilika. At the other end I'd like a full sized snooker table a 15 meter swimming pool and several chess boards with the pieces cut to resemble famous battles.

    There should be a small but fully equipped and stocked kitchette with chef and private butler and maid service. I'd like several cases of Bollinger deposited in the store and sufficient food to last me a few weeks.

    I'll get back to you with the furniture details after you've arranged the moving in party. Please invite a few of the RHP ladies up, Oh and would you kindly arrange for security at the lift and fire exists to keep the plebs out.

    Good man.
  3. SubscriberFMF
    Main Poster
    This Thread
    Joined
    28 Oct '05
    Moves
    29872
    14 May '15 00:29
    Just say NO to thin towels, weak shower and no bath tub, and limited breakfast options.
  4. Joined
    29 Dec '08
    Moves
    6788
    14 May '15 00:541 edit
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]Newsflash: RHP's New Royal Suites Hotel

    Yep, it's virtually true. Anonymous funding has been secured; a series of high priority decisions must now be made. They include: 1) Location? 2) Design? 3) Number of Guestrooms? 4) Rates, 5) Janitorial, 6) Maintenance, 7) Laundry, 8) Suite Housekeeping, 9) Front Desk, 10) Restaurant, 11) Lounge, 12) Hu ...[text shortened]... contribute creative ideas, suggestions and nominations at your earliest convenience. Thank you.[/b]
    It should have a classic history, like the Westin Palace in Madrid, which became a hospital during the Spanish revolution, and now has museum elements, or the Don Cesar in St. Pete Beach FL, which hosted the likes of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Clarence Darrow, Al Capone, Lou Gehrig, and Franklin D. Roosevelt, and was a military hospital during WWII.
  5. Joined
    14 Mar '04
    Moves
    97046
    14 May '15 01:22
    1) Location?
    On the Queen Charlotte Islands
    2) Design?
    Cedar log
    3) Number of Guestrooms?
    35
    4) Rate
    Reasonable
    5) Janitorial
    Superb
    6) Maintenance
    A-1
    7) Laundry
    Chinese
    8) Suite Housekeeping
    Bar none
    9) Front Desk
    Inviting
    10) Restaurant
    5 Diamond
    11) Lounge
    Comfortably Rustic
    12) Human Resources
    Plentiful
    13) General Manager Staffing?
    Gregarious
    14) Rates?
    See 4) above
    15) Board of Directors?
    6, 3 women, 2 men and a St Bernard.
    We'll open the First Day of Summer June 21, 2015. Please
  6. Zugzwang
    Joined
    08 Jun '07
    Moves
    2120
    14 May '15 01:261 edit
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]Newsflash: RHP's New Royal Suites Hotel

    Yep, it's virtually true. Anonymous funding has been secured; a series of high priority decisions must now be made. They include: 1) Location? 2) Design? 3) Number of Guestrooms? 4) Rates, 5) Janitorial, 6) Maintenance, 7) Laundry, 8) Suite Housekeeping, 9) Front Desk, 10) Restaurant, 11) Lounge, 12) Hu ...[text shortened]... contribute creative ideas, suggestions and nominations at your earliest convenience. Thank you.[/b]
    "We'll open the First Day of Summer June 21, 2015."
    --Grampy Bobby

    21 June 2015 would be the 'first day of summer' only in the northern hemisphere.
  7. Joined
    14 Mar '04
    Moves
    97046
    14 May '15 01:34
    Originally posted by Duchess64
    "We'll open the First Day of Summer June 21, 2015."
    --Grampy Bobby

    21 June 2015 would be the 'first day of summer' only in the northern hemisphere.
    And?
  8. SubscriberFMF
    Main Poster
    This Thread
    Joined
    28 Oct '05
    Moves
    29872
    14 May '15 01:48
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    And?
    ...blah blah blah ... parochial ethnocentric northern hemispherists ... white male heterosexual misogynists ... blah blah blah ... disdain ... disdain ... blah blah blah...
  9. Zugzwang
    Joined
    08 Jun '07
    Moves
    2120
    14 May '15 02:08
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    And?
    People in the southern hemisphere (Wolfgang59's in New Zealand, Twhitehead's in South Africa)
    sometimes like people in the northern hemisphere to be aware of 'how the other half lives'.
  10. SubscriberFMF
    Main Poster
    This Thread
    Joined
    28 Oct '05
    Moves
    29872
    14 May '15 02:34
    Originally posted by Duchess64
    People in the southern hemisphere (Wolfgang59's in New Zealand, Twhitehead's in South Africa)
    sometimes like people in the northern hemisphere to be aware of 'how the other half lives'.
    I've lived a good portion of my life in the southern hemisphere. Down here, in those places where there is a Summer, it begins on a different day of the year, of course. Do you think the OP should have acknowledged this?
  11. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    USA
    Joined
    14 Jul '07
    Moves
    43012
    14 May '15 02:43
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    1) Location?
    On the Queen Charlotte Islands
    2) Design?
    Cedar log
    3) Number of Guestrooms?
    35
    4) Rate
    Reasonable
    5) Janitorial
    Superb
    6) Maintenance
    A-1
    7) Laundry
    Chinese
    8) Suite Housekeeping
    Bar none
    9) Front Desk
    Inviting
    10) Restaurant
    5 Diamond
    11) Lounge
    Comfortably Rustic
    12) Human Resources
    Plentiful
    13) General ...[text shortened]... ors?
    6, 3 women, 2 men and a St Bernard.
    We'll open the First Day of Summer June 21, 2015. Please
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Newsflash: RHP's New Royal Suites Hotel

    "Yep, it's virtually true. Anonymous funding has been secured; a series of high priority decisions must now be made. They include: 1) Location? 2) Design? 3) Number of Guestrooms? 4) Amenities? 5) Janitorial, 6) Maintenance, 7) Laundry, 8) Suite Housekeeping, 9) Front Desk, 10) Restaurant, 11) Lounge, 12) Human Resources and 13) General Manager Staffing? 14) Rates? 15) Board of Directors? We'll open the First Day of Summer June 21, 2015. Please contribute creative ideas, suggestions and nominations at your earliest convenience. Thank you."

    Correction: "4)". Thanks, Stees.
  12. Standard memberHandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    At the edge
    Joined
    23 Sep '06
    Moves
    18031
    14 May '15 11:25
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    We'll open the First Day of Summer June 21, 2015.
    From an astronomical view, the equinoxes and solstices would be the middle of the respective seasons,but a variable seasonal lag means that the meteorological start of the season, which is based on average temperature patterns, occurs several weeks later than the start of the astronomical season. According to meteorologists, summer extends for the whole months of June, July, and August in the northern hemisphere and the whole months of December, January, and February in the southern hemisphere. Under meteorological definitions, all seasons are arbitrarily set to start at the beginning of a calendar month and end at the end of a month. This meteorological definition of summer also aligns with the commonly viewed notion of summer as the season with the longest (and warmest) days of the year, in which daylight predominates. The meteorological reckoning of seasons is used in Austria, Denmark, the former Soviet Union and Japan. It is also used by many in the United Kingdom. In Ireland, the summer months according to the national meteorological service, Met Éireann, are June, July and August. However, according to the Irish Calendar summer begins on 1 May and ends on 1 August. School textbooks in Ireland follow the cultural norm of summer commencing on 1 May rather than the meteorological definition of 1 June.

    Days continue to lengthen from equinox to solstice and summer days progressively shorten after the solstice, so meteorological summer encompasses the build-up to the longest day and a diminishing thereafter, with summer having many more hours of daylight than spring. Reckoning by hours of daylight alone, summer solstice marks the midpoint, not the beginning, of the seasons. Midsummer takes place over the shortest night of the year, which is the summer solstice, or on a nearby date that varies with tradition.

    Where a seasonal lag of half a season or more is common, reckoning based on astronomical markers is shifted half a season. By this method, in North America, summer is the period from the summer solstice (usually 20 or 21 June in the Northern Hemisphere) to the autumn equinox.

    Reckoning by cultural festivals, the summer season in the United States is commonly regarded as beginning on Memorial Day weekend (the last weekend in May) and ending on Labor Day weekend (the first weekend in September), more closely in line with the meteorological definition for the parts of the country that have four-season weather. The similar Canadian tradition starts summer on Victoria Day one week prior (although summer conditions vary widely across Canada's expansive territory) and ends, as in the United States, on Labor Day.

    In Chinese astronomy, summer starts on or around 5 May, with the jiéqì (solar term) known as lìxià (立夏), i.e. "establishment of summer", and it ends on or around 6 August.

    In southern and southeast Asia, where the monsoon occurs, summer is more generally defined as lasting from March, April, May and June, the warmest time of the year, ending with the onset of the monsoon rains.

    Because the temperature lag is shorter in the oceanic temperate southern hemisphere, most countries in this region use the meteorological definition with summer starting on 1 December and ending on the last day of February.

    In Australia and New Zealand, Summer officially begins on 1 December and ends on 28 and 29 February.

    --Wikipedia
  13. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    USA
    Joined
    14 Jul '07
    Moves
    43012
    14 May '15 13:284 edits
    Newsflash: RHP's New Royal Suites Hotel

    "Yep, it's virtually true. Anonymous funding has been secured; a series of high priority decisions must now be made.
    They include: 1) Location? 2) Design? 3) Number of Guestrooms? 4) Amenities,

    5) Janitorial,

    6) Maintenance and Landscaping Crew to satisfy Stees Great Big rustic requirements,

    7) Laundry,

    8) Suite Housekeeping,

    9) Front Desk and Concierge Services to meet divegeester's lofty expectations in one of the Executive Penthouse Suites,

    10) Restaurant,

    11) Lounge and Library to provide Historical Location Site Reference and Maps as suggested by JS357
    with a Wikipedia Shelf for HandyAndy,

    12) Human Resources and

    13) General Manager Staffing?

    14) Rates with Frequent Stay Discounts for RHP Members (in good standing)?

    15) Board of Directors?

    We'll open the First Day of Summer June 21, 2015. Please contribute creative ideas, suggestions
    and nominations at your earliest convenience. Thank you."

    ***************************************************************************************

    "Nominations": drewnogal, Restaurant Staff; ChessPraxis, Security Staff; hakima, Human Resources Staff; Russ, Board of Directors. I hereby apply for the Front Desk Guest Service Staff on the Graveyard Night Audit Shift 11:00pm to 7:00am weekends. RHP's New Royal Suites Hotel is scheduled to welcome its first guest on June 21, 2015, less than six weeks from today and in order to do so must be fully staffed. Failure to meet the deep pocket investors' timeline will result in significant shortfall risk in first year revenues. Your nominations are needed....
  14. Joined
    14 Mar '04
    Moves
    97046
    14 May '15 13:47
    Originally posted by FMF
    ...blah blah blah ... parochial ethnocentric northern hemispherists ... white male heterosexual misogynists ... blah blah blah ... disdain ... disdain ... blah blah blah...
    I'm actually more interested in the left and right hemispheres.
  15. Standard memberHandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    At the edge
    Joined
    23 Sep '06
    Moves
    18031
    14 May '15 21:32
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    11) Lounge and Library to provide Historical Location Site Reference and Maps as suggested by JS357 with a Wikipedia Shelf for HandyAndy,
    Count me out. I don't feel like being copied and pasted for the next six weeks.
Back to Top