Peter's Amazing Friday Blog - NEW WOE Short Story addition: Reflections & WOE Complex tour - The Brand Name Hotels!
Greetings, my Amazing WOE Friends!
Another week of work is about to end for many of you. Students are wrapping up their classes and preparing for finals. Good Luck!
This week, I am proud to announce a new addition to the WOE Short Story section: Reflections. Reflections will be a series of reflective writing pieces of how the author feels at that point in time!
I wrote this first piece yesterday. It has been a week of loss for my two previous neighbors from our old neighborhood. One just lost his mom and another his dad, uncle, and aunt within a few weeks.
Years ago, Jennifer lost her mom, I lost mine, and a close family friend of mine growing up. We also lost our family dog. All within a year of each other. It was a very trying time, just as it is for my former neighbors.
It made me think of how I always look to the future for growth and prosperity when I should be looking no further than what is in front of me! I understand the first writing: Life with Love is deep. But it was how I felt at that point in time.
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I have attached the latest HR Picture: Value Your Opinion.
This weeks WOE Complex tour takes us to the Brand Name Hotels. There are seven hotels on the outskirts of the property, but not considered "onsite hotels." They are national chain hotels all connected by monorail. Here is a tour extracted from chapter 19 of the WOE Story. I am touring with Carl, a WOE medical facility liaison.
"Carl and I then took the Exit Conveyer from the Complex to the Daily Visitor Hub and then took a monorail to where the brand name hotels are. Smaller than the monorails that bring guests back and forth to the Daily Visitor Parking Garage, these monorails run on demand and also have forward facing seats with seatbelts. The monorails carry about forty passengers each and run on one of three tracks to and from the brand name hotel area.
The seven brand name hotels are laid out in a horseshoe pattern, and each has a covered monorail station in front of their hotel. Each elevated monorail station connects to each hotels’ second floor, and the walkways connecting the hotels and the monorail stations are all enclosed and air-conditioned. To summon a monorail, you simply push the “summon” button at each station. Coming back from the Daily Visitor Hub, you’ll need to push your station hotel name in the monorail to be dropped off at your hotel.
Each brand name hotel is owned by the respective brand and is unique and geared toward their guest’s particular taste. Each hotel is a national chain and has its own reward program and guest following. They are all constructed to fit into the horseshoe pattern, with the interior of the horseshoe designated for aquatic recreation, entertainment, and shops. Much of the interior area is covered with pools, slides, diving boards, food carts, cafes, stages and plenty of fun activities. The hotel guests can use any pool or go anywhere in the recreation area. They can even go to another hotels restaurant. There’s a covered shopping district that opens in the morning until late at night.
Carl says the brand name total hotel occupancy is about 3,000 rooms. The WOE has 7,600 (5,000 for Hotel Family, 1,200 for Hotel Couples, 600 for Mayberry Town (55 +), and 800 for the Complex Hotel). Of course, the amenities at the brand name hotels are not the same as those for the WOE. Guest staying there must pay $50 for admission to the Complex or $25 if they are a WOE Member, and the access is for the day only, not the length of your stay like at the WOE Hotels. You also must make reservations to visit the WOE, even though you’re staying at the brand name hotels. 95% of guests would rather stay on property, but if there is no room, then the brand name hotels are the next best option.
At night, all the pools are illuminated, as well as the trees and the outside of the hotels. The WOE Systems Engineering Sight and Sound department helped design and maintains the lighting packages. The WOE also provides entertainment for the stages throughout the evening and night. Outside of the lighting, entertainment, and transportation, there is no other affiliation between the brand name hotels and the WOE, but they do have an excellent working relationship."
Thanks for reading! I hope you all have a safe and enjoyable weekend! Until next time,