While this wont make any of us better travelers, I found it to be interesting. My brother emailed me a link to a short film that Ritz Carlton made, titled “The Delay,” with two more short films being released in the next few months. I would check it out before reading the rest of this.
My initial reaction to this was “HUH?” I understand Ritz Carlton is very upscale and is all for providing great service, but it seems a bit odd to me to call a guest and lie to them in order to get them downstairs, even if it’s for something the guest may potentially enjoy. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the film (although it could have been a little more exciting), but I really don’t know what Ritz Carlton was thinking when they made it. Maybe I’m not their target audience, but rather people that do nothing but nibble on caviar and sip Dom get it? Who knows…
OK, speaking of travel videos, I feel compelled to share a few, for those that are having a bit of a slow day. Here are a few that I really like:
Where the hell is Matt?
Where the hell was Matt?
British Airways and Pam Ann
Mad TV United Airlines Spoof
American Airlines from Boston to Paris
Series of Air Tran Ads (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (Stupid prank call turned funny)
InterContinental Ads (1) (2) (3) (Hotel Video)
And I saved the best for last. For those that love exploring different cities/cultures as much as I do, nothing beats the promotional videos for each hotel that InterContinental recently released. I think I’ve seen all of them at least a dozen times, so if you want to get a general feel for a city, this is the place to go!