We are regular guests at West India Quay.
Unfortunately, Mr Tommo has had an ongoing medical issue for the last 12 months, which has involved a company delivering heavy boxes of vital medical supplies prior to our last two stays. Each time this has been handled with the utmost sensitivity and consideration by Harold, the Head Concierge. Mrs Tommo phoned prior to our visit this time to confirm the arrangements, and Harold immediately knew who she was, and assured her that everything would be dealt with properly, and not to worry at all. He was right. Everything to do with the supplies went like clockwork, which is extremely reassuring in Mr Tommo’s situation.
On our arrival at the hotel, we immediately encountered Sam, another concierge, who welcomed us back warmly as “hotel friends”. Sam could not be more of a round peg in a round hole if he tried! What an asset to the hotel he is. Nothing is ever too much trouble, and his friendly smile and helpful attitude makes it a pleasure to deal with him. We subsequently saw Harold when he was on duty. He is also an absolute pleasure to deal with. The concierge team is exemplary.
During the course of our stay we found that every single member of staff we encountered from check in through to check out was friendly, helpful, warm, and happy to have a few words however busy they were. In particular, Holly, Cinthia, and Ramona each recognised us as soon as they saw us in the Executive Lounge, and made us extremely welcome as returning guests. It was our wedding anniversary during our stay, and Cinthia even arranged for a celebratory bottle of fizz and strawberries and cream to be delivered to our suite. Knowing that we had medical limitations, it was wonderful that the three ladies regularly made sure we were Ok, but never treated us as invalids (which we are not).
So I would like to nominate Harold, Sam, Holly, Cinthia and Ramona for a Spirit to Serve award. In our position, going away from home is somewhat of an organisational nightmare, but everyone at WIQ, and especially the five named members of staff, made our stay as relaxed and worry free as they possibly could. We cannot speak highly enough of them.