I keep hearing stories of poor service and atrocious prices at St Regis over the last few months but no one has taken the trouble to write to me about their experience --- until today.
My friend May, the globe-trotter who has just returned from yet another jaunt,
sms-ed me to say that she has something for my blog.
"But it is not quite a service issue," she says, before adding "more like daylight
May was entertaining some of her business friends over lunch at the hotel's Yan Ting restaurant yesterday. It was a pleasant afternoon until she saw the bill.
The total bill came to about $230, but the shocker was the price for four cups of black coffee --- $60. May, who has drunk coffee in posh places all over the world, believes St Regis' cuppa must be the most expensive that she has come across.
She remembers her first shock was sometime ago at the same hotel when she paid $12 for a cuppa. When she gave her feedback to the management, she felt that their attitude was: "Don't go there if you cannot afford it!".
Well, at $15 per cuppa now, it is not exactly a case of deja vu.