This months competition to win a FREE in Astoria was not the usual guess the closest correct answer to a funny question like how many rooms did we sell in July 2012. This time we asked our Facebook fans to ask their kids to draw a nice drawing from Astoria Hotel Antwerp. As it was during summer holidays and raining outside anyway we thought it would be nice to keep kids busy with paper and pens.
The following day the first drawing arrived on our FB page from Enio, 4 years old, another one from Sofie, 8 years old and one from Wout, 6 years old.
On Monday 13th of August we printed all the drawings received on the Astoria Facebook page and showed them around to our guests during breakfast. The guest’s reactions were hilarious! Everybody was willing to pick out the best and some guests really had clear and professional comments as if it was a Rubens or van Dyck that was being evaluated!
What we did not expect is that some guests even started a fight because the opinions were different! One couple was almost going to divorce! The police had to come to Astoria Hotel to calm down the situation with an amicable settlement and at the end everybody agreed that all three drawings were the best!
Enio, Wouter and Sofie win each a free night with their parents in Astoria Hotel + tickets to the ZOO of Antwerp! Congratulations!!! We are looking forward to welcome you soon to enjoy a weekend in Astoria Hotel and the ZOO!
Over the past years we’ve asked our guests what they miss on our buffet breakfast to make their breakfast complete. We thought it’s important to hear their comments as every religion, every nationality, every mentality, every culture has some different habits and tastes.
Apart from funny answers like “caviar and champagne” that wouldn’t fit in a 3-star hotel, we’ve received many successful ideas. For example we have learnt that vegetarian items should be on a different buffet than the buffet with meat and cheese. (You never know if another guest by mistake would pick a piece of tomato with the fork from the ham, salami or cheese.) Bread made without eggs is vegetarian and should be present also on the vegetarian buffet. That’s why now one type kind of bread you will find on 2 buffets.
Also kosher breakfast has a separate buffet in a different corner close to a small sink for washing hands while you are watching the food on the buffet. That’s how it should be for religious guests as we were told.
Thanks to our guests help breakfast is now a big success! Apart from many compliments given in the hotel we could realise this once again on the Astoria Hotel’s Tripadvisor page with following comment about Buckingham Palace!
For caviar, please book another hotel category