‘The Only True Requirement of a Great Hotel is That it Have a Decent Bar’
Travel Blog • Michael Yessis • 05.24.10 | 3:09 PM ET
Peter Jon Lindberg breaks down just what decent means in a terrific piece for Travel + Leisure.
Regarding the crowd, the proper measure is key: three-fifths out-of-town guests (for novelty) to two-fifths nonguests (for local color), with a dash of resident weirdo (for zest). Tip the balance in locals’ favor and you’ve upset the fundamental contract of a hotel bar, which is that the guest is always, always the most important person in the room.
A hotel bar should probably have a decent name, too, unlike these.