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Hampton Inn Atlanta Perimeter

This has been one of the best hotels I’ve ever stayed at. From the moment we walked in to the moment we left, the hospitality levels were on high. I read a lot of reviews on this hotel, and I don’t remember coming across any negative ones. That factor along distance and pricing were the main reasons why I choose this hotel. I can say that I was quite happy with my decision.

The room was setup up exactly like the pictures I saw online. The room was clean and the linens were too. The bed was comfortable, and the pillows were perfect. I slept quite peacefully. The 2 Queen bed room was pretty spacious, with an in-room refrigerator, desk,  desk chair and lounge chair. The only amenity this room lacked was a microwave, which had to be requested. The bathroom was nice and clean. There was a ton of counter space, which is something that I really need.  The shower/tub combo was clean, and the water got really hot.

The hotel offered a complimentary breakfast. It included a few hot items, cereal, bagels, danishes, coffee, waffles, and juice. Although the food was mediocre, it helped that we didn’t have to look for a place to eat breakfast. Instead we ate at the hotel, and started our day as soon as we pulled out the parking lot.

The hotel was located in close proximity to every attraction we wanted to visit. The longest distance traveled was to Six Flags, which was approximately 30 minutes away. That was definitely a very important factor in choosing this hotel, especially since we wanted to participate in Atlanta’s night life. When returning late, although the parking lot was full, we still managed to find parking in a lighted area. This was important, especially being a female.

The hospitality shown by the hotel personnel was amazing. Everyone was smiling, and willing to help in any manner. They answered any and all questions we had. The personnel would often make suggestions for places to dine, and visit to enhance our experience. With that said, I would recommend this hotel to all those traveling to Atlanta. It’s accommodating to families, extended stays and business trips. 


Potluck/Bring a Dish Party Etiquette

As the summer draws to an end, I thought this would be the perfect time to share this information. Next summer, you will be fully prepared.

Here is a list of things to keep in mind when attending a Potluck/Bring a Dish Party:

1. Do not show up empty-handed.

There are so many things that you can bring and it doesn’t have to be food. You can bring silverware, napkins, or cups. It’s not fair to indulge in the festivities when you didn’t contribute.  And whatever you decide to bring, please make sure it is an adequate amount.

2. Do not bring additional guests.

If you do not have permission from the host/hostess, do not bring additional guests. If you do happen to obtain permission to bring an extra body, make sure they do not come empty-handed. That is an additional mouth to feed; they should contribute as well.

3. Ask if your assistance is needed before the food is served.

The host/hostess was nice enough to open their home to you. The least you can do is offer a hand. They may need your help in setting the table or bringing out the food. Now, your gesture may be turned down, but it’s the action that counts.

4. Clean-up after yourself.

You do not have a maid. Well, you may, but I’m sure they’re not in attendance. With that said, clean-up after yourself. Throw away your plates and cup. Don’t allow the host/hostess to come behind you to clean-up something that you are perfectly capable of taking care of.

5. Ask if you can help clean-up.

This is very similar to number three, but your help may actually be needed. There’s nothing like cleaning up after a gathering by yourself. You could offer to take the trash out or wash dishes. The host/hostess may take you up on this offer, so be prepared.

6. Don’t forget to say, “Thank you.”

This is the most important gesture you can give the host/hostess. A simple “Thank you” can go a long way. It can really be disheartening to someone who was not shown gratitude for all their hard work and preparation. This may cause them to reconsider having potlucks/bring a dish parties at their home in the future.

If you have additional points about Potluck/Bring a Dish Party Etiquette, please feel free to share!

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