Outstanding Staff!! And, excellent food!!!
by >Cadambi on Wed Nov 26 11:58:32 IST 2014
Over the years I have organised countless (business and personal) parties at hotels, in India and elsewhere. And I have had many, many great experiences (among a few less acceptable ones!). This dinner party, for about 100 guests, at The Raintree Hotel St. Mary's Road Chennai would easily top my experience list. From initial discussions with a Banquets Executive, to then finalising arrangements and menus with the Banquets Manager and the Chef, to the actual event itself - every single contact was just outstanding. Every member of the hotel staff did all that was asked of them (and many things even BEFORE they were asked!), quietly and without fuss. The venue, a hall + terrace, was beautiful. The audio-visual equipment was ready and faultless. The seating and the food tables were arranged with an eye for aesthetics, yet with the accent on convenience. The service was impeccable, polite and unobtrusive. The food .... was simply outstanding! The guests included people with dietary restrictions (vegetarian, Jain) as well as the more eclectic non vegetarians with a a taste for international cuisines. Not only was all that on the menu, but every dish was prepared beautifully. The live counters were a huge hit too. Many, many of my guests came to me and spontaneously expressed their delight at the food and beverage provided, as well as the quality of the venue and the service. How could the host not have been overjoyed? I think the entire staff of the hotel, from the senior management to every serving member, deserves credit for teamwork, service-commitment and efficiency of the highest level. Hats off! This is a GREAT team!Read More