First Lady Michelle Obama might be making a few friends in China with her ping pong diplomacy, but don’t count the hotel staff where she’s staying as fans. According to the Daily Mail, they are “fed up” with the inconvenience of it all and her mother “barking” orders.
Michelle Obama and three of her family members are staying in a $8,350-per-night Beijing presidential suite, but despite a 24-hour butler and other perks that come with the lodging, her entourage has inconvenienced ‘pretty much everyone’ and made the hotel staff ‘fed up,’ a well-placed hotel staffer has told MailOnline.
The sumptuous pad at the Westin Beijing Chaoyang hotel – its website calls the room ‘an oasis of comfort – is a 3,400-square-foot masterpiece including a private steam room, ‘corner sofas with silk pillows,’ and in-room dining for six.
But the Obamas’ stay has already affected staff and guests at the hotel, with the Westin front-desk veteran alleging that Mrs. Obama’s mother Marian Robinson has been ‘barking at the staff since she arrived.’ (Read More)
Paying guests at the hotel are forced to go through security screenings before they can enter the hotel, and some guests who paid for “executive level” rooms were downgraded because of the Secret Service.
We still don’t know how much this little junket is costing the taxpayers here in the US, and Michelle is still not speaking out about human rights.
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