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10 Terrible Things About Summer: Bellman Edition!

Yes, you’re still reading You’ve Been Hooked! Bear with me, okay? I know how busy we all are this summer, so here is a quick – but hopefully enjoyable – read. I hope it brings you some respite from the … Continue reading

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Summertime Fun With The Hook!

A couple sits in the lobby, side-by-side, but worlds apart. They are transfixed, no, hypnotized by the light glow of their screens. Their three-year-old son sits at their feet, his gentle pleas for attention completely ignored. HE is… Thirty-something. Dressed … Continue reading

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SUMMER’S HERE! TIME FOR A TRAVEL TIP – OR TWO…

There has been a fundamental shift in the hospitality industry that  has forced front-line personnel like myself to adjust the manner in which we carry out our duties. In other words, more and more douchebags have begun to appear on … Continue reading

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The Bellman Chronicles Goes “Live” – At Last!

OCTOBER 22, 2010: After much consideration and with tremendous trepidation, The Hook launches his first blog and joins the ranks of the WordPress community. A second blog, The Book of Terrible, soon follows. My life would never be the same. … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Bell Call….

12:54 P.M.:  I arrive at a room – at the guest’s request – only to be told, through a partially opened door, “I need ten minutes! Check next door, they have bags too!”  TRAVEL TIP: Request a bellman…  When you … Continue reading

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More Sunday Morning Shenanigans With the Hook!

You ever have one of those days? We’ve all experienced those moments that make us feel like the puppet masters controlling the universe are out to get us, right?  And of course, those moments are intensified when we’re in the … Continue reading

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The Hook Pulls A Fonzie…

THE TIME AND PLACE:  A typical Monday morning in the same old place, which ironically, manages to remain exciting and different every day!  THE SETTING:  A nondescript service elevator; run by a control panel with a bad attitude. Seriously, this … Continue reading

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Updates, Rugrats, and The Usual Fun – Hook Style!

Before we get to the latest in “hospitality happenings”, its time for an update or two people… THE HOOK HAS JOINED THE FOURTH ESTATE! The Hook’s latest plot to infiltrate the world’s consciousness has borne fruit; my first column for … Continue reading

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What’s Going On With The Hook?

I’ll get right to the point: my life is about to change. Where should I begin? My literary masterpiece – the title is still up in the air – has cleared the editing process and now the real fun starts: … Continue reading

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