Peter's Finally Friday Blog – WOE Short Story; The Freedom Street Council – Part 5. CONCLUSION Is now Online! & the difference between staying at a WOE hotel and “real pricing.”
Hello, my fellow WOE Friends,
Friday is finally Here! Hopefully, your week was productive. Whether working at your job, taking care of your kids and home, or studying for your classes, you accomplished something.
I used to have a philosophy of “Why do something today, if I can put it off til tomorrow.” Unfortunately, tomorrow never came for many projects. I learned a hard lesson when it comes to cars. “If the noise goes away, it doesn’t mean it fixed itself.”
As I’ve gotten older, I know if I don’t do it when I think of it or make myself a note, it will slip by and cost me more later. Words of advice from Peter.
Here is some great news! The WOE Short Story; The Freedom Street Council Part 5., the Conclusion, is now online!! I won’t say much about the ending until Monday. Click on the ad below to start reading. I do hope you enjoy reading it this weekend!
I have attached the latest HR picture – Believe in what you can See. This may be interpreted somewhat different by many of you. But the aim is toward gossiping and not believing something someone said about someone else, unless you see it yourself.
This week’s WOE Complex tour touches on the onsite hotels and "Real Pricing." A stark contrast to what you normally see out there today. Extracted from the WOE Story, Chapter 3.
All the hotels on the property offer 23-hour suite rental, so you can choose your check-in time when booking anytime between 7 a.m. through 8 p.m. If you choose to check in at 11 a.m., then your check out time is 10 a.m. the next morning or whenever your check-out day is. Plus, you have access to the Complex your whole stay. Usually, hotels offer check-in at 3 or 4 p.m. and check out by 10 or 11 a.m. the next day. These small windows allow too many guests to “bunch- up” when coming and going. When visiting relatives at their time-share, we would sometimes have to wait fifteen minutes just to get an elevator that wasn’t packed when checking out.
The WOE thirteen-hour check-in/out window allows more flexibility for guests to come and go and doesn’t have this “mass exit” the next morning. It also gives you more time to enjoy everything. But be warned; If your check-out is at 11 a.m., you must be checked out by then. If you return to your room at 11:15 a.m., your door will not open, and your digital display will say something like, “Please see concierge for assistance.” In other words, you’re in trouble and will be paying more. Housekeeping only has one hour to get that room ready for the next guest, so time is crucial.
There is no resort fee’s, which are considered ‘extra revenue’ by other hotels. Like airlines, hotels have been steadily adding extra fee’s after they lure you in with a low rate. Fee’s like parking for $20, resort fee for $20 or more, and high-speed internet for an additional fee. Your $120 room just went to $171.20, with tax. That’s a significant difference. Any price you see listed at the WOE includes everything.
In most other restaurants, you also have added charges: Drinks, tip, and tax. If you ordered a $10 meal, a drink for $2.00, add .07% sales tax, plus 20% for gratuity, now your $10 meal went from $10 to $15.41. That’s over 50%. At the WOE, all meals include drinks (except alcoholic), and tax is included. There is entirely no tipping. If you leave money on the table, they will credit the money back to your account.
They call this “Real Pricing” and feel that the price should include everything that is associated with the cost of doing business. Never a surprise or difference in price when you check out. Believe me, this pricing is very popular among their guests.
The rooms are cleaned by “teams” of housekeepers since the turnaround window is so short. It’s common to see three – four people cleaning a room at a time. They are very efficient, and everyone is a citizen and can speak English. Many housekeepers are also students earning a degree at the WOE University, and many also live on the property.
Thanks for reading! I do hope you have a great weekend, whether working or not. Until next time,