So, imagine you’ve just invited a few people up to your room at the New York Hilton for a morning bull session away from the conference and wanted to be hospitable by ordering up a few beverages and munchies.
How about a quart of freshly squeezed orange juice for $49.00 per quart, a tray of fresh fruit for $70.00 and some breakfast breads and pastries for $70.00?
Of course you’d also need to order up a gallon of coffee ($98.00) and some assorted teas – also $98.00.
If it was a little later in the day, a cheese and fruit platter for $140.00 might be the thing, or spicy buffalo chicken wings at $2.50 a piece.
On the other hand, you could always just go directly across the street to the West 53rd Deli and get bacon, cheese and egg on a bagel for $2.50 or go all out and have lox and cream cheese on a toasted bagel for $4.95.
Last but not least, you always have to have water on hand and a 10 ounce Evian will run you 6.95, which is slightly less expensive than what they were charging for the Fiji water at the Intercontinental Hotel in Montreal. when I was there in August.
OR, you could do a quick trip around the corner to the Duane Reade drugstore and pick up three (3) 1.5 liter bottles of Fiji water for all of six (6) bucks.
Wish I’d researched the in-room menu or made a quick trip to the deli before I grabbed that Heineken out of the bar fridge last night… $9.95 a pop! Ouch!