Making Memories

The alarm came early and we both bolted out of bed with gusto. After all we were on our way to Ecuador finally and we both felt giddy with excitement. We got to the airport in Austin in plenty of time. Thank goodness, as the security lines were horrible. Easy breezy and we were at the gate with an hour to spare. Flights to DFW and Miami went off with no hitches.

Our Miami to Guayaquil flight was highlighted by our new friend Alejandro from Florida. What a great guy. He was cheerful and happy and told us he wants us to come to Florida and let him cook for us or Ecuador and let him show us around. He came down for the weekend only for his Mother’s birthday. Nice guy! Then we landed and cleared customs easily. We walked outside to a sauna and these beautiful Koi fish.
We caught the shuttle to our hotel, as previously advertised, The Hotel Oro Verde. My favorite place to stay in Guayaquil. Tired and worn out we walked into the hotel and waited for a while for the couple on the shuttle with us to check in. It was finally our time and the clerk stated that we had an upgrade and should accompany a hotel agent to the executive suite floor. I asked him to repeat his statement and he did. I looked at Kim and said I have no idea what’s going on!
We met our floor manager and he checked us in and had most of the information pre-completed. It let us know that we had access to the private dining room and basically gave us the ins and outs of the executive suite floor. I was astonished! The bathroom had marble on all walls and counters with a large double tub and a huge rain shower head overhead in the middle.
The room was outfitted with all the accouterments possible. It was unbelievable and a fantastic surprise. Chocolates on the bed,a 42″ LED TV, King size bed with feather comforter, a heated stand for slacks, slippers, robes and this was card set up on our table.
Made us feel very special for one night. I highly recommend you stay here any time you are in Guayaquil. You will not be disappointed. The slogan for The Leading Hotels of the World which the Oro Verde Hotel is a member, is “Making Memories” and they have locations all over the world. They surely held up to their name with Kim and I.

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5 responses to “Making Memories”

  1. Always great to meet a new friend and find a comfortable home away from home.

    Senor Traveling Ted,

    Can’t agree more sir! Its also great to have surprises hit you between the eyes when you least expect them! Ha! Thanks for commenting and following the blog mi amigo!!!

  3. Jennifer says:

    Sounds like a lovely 1st visit and Ecuador obviously left a positive impression with you! I can’t wait to visit myself!

    • NOMADICTEXAN says:

      Ecuador is a country of diverse geography, people and foods. I absolutely love this country and can’t wait to go back in 5 weeks. August can’t get here soon enough! Thanks for stopping by!

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