The Renwick Hotel, a boutique property located in Midtown Manhattan, New York, has introduced a unique “weather guarantee” in collaboration with Sensible Weather, a climate risk technology company. This guarantee assures guests that if it rains during their stay, they will receive a refund for that day’s room rate. This innovative initiative aims to provide peace of mind and protect guests’ investment in case of unfavorable weather conditions.
How it Works
Guests have the option to purchase the “weather guarantee” when booking their room at the Renwick Hotel. If rain is forecasted for two or more continuous hours between 9 am and 7 pm, the hotel automatically reimburses the daily room rate. To ensure accuracy, weather forecasts from reputable sources such as NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the National Weather Service are utilized. Guests receive a text message notifying them of the impending bad weather and the refund, even before the rain starts.
Benefits and Reassurance
The Renwick Hotel’s weather guarantee no doubt offers travelers heading to New York City an appealing proposition. With an annual average rainfall of 1,119mm (46.3 inches), the guarantee provides peace of mind and financial protection for guests during their stay. While guests cannot cancel their reservation based on weather forecasts alone, the guarantee ensures that if it does rain, they will receive a refund for the affected day.
Expansion of the Concept
The Renwick Hotel joins the ranks of other establishments offering similar weather-related guarantees, such as Yonder Escalante in Utah and various properties within the AutoCamp group. This joint initiative between the Renwick Hotel and Sensible Weather has introduced a distinctive service concept that sets the Manhattan hotel apart from other luxury accommodations. This trend-setting effort exemplifies and reflects the industry’s commitment to enhancing guest experiences, ensuring customer satisfaction, and providing additional value, with more innovative approaches to guest services in the ever-changing hospitality landscape.
Protecting one’s national heritage is an important way of increasing awareness, understanding, and creating a sense of continuity for future generations. Cultural heritage office officials in Dargaz have been collecting documentation and other essential records for the local lamb stew, as well as a local flatbread and sweet pudding. The efforts are being made in order to add these dishes to the list of intangible Iranian cultural heritage.
The Popularity of Lamb Stew
Stews such as lamb stew, Gheimeh, Fesenjan, Ghormeh Sabzi, and many others are a big part of Iranian cuisine. They are staples that are prepared within households as well as restaurants. The lamb stew made with rice and cooked in a flavourful broth is also enjoyed in parts of India, Pakistan, Asia, and the Balkans. Stews are made to serve several people in one sitting, which is why they are meals that bring to mind family.
Staples of Iranian Cuisine
Persian cuisine in general is known for its fragrance and abundance of flavor and color. Fragrant herbs are used in the preparation of most dishes, and they tend to vary from region to region. Sabzi Khordan, which is a dish of fresh herbs, scallions, radishes, and sometimes nuts and cheese, is set on the table alongside most meals. A balance of flavors, textures, and temperatures is a typical pursuit in Persian cuisine.
The Work of Cultural Heritage Officials
Mohammad Madadi, an official of the cultural heritage office of Dargaz, spoke about the work that’s being done to add such dishes as lamb stew, samanu, which is a germinated wheat pudding, and a local flatbread to the national heritage. The official points out that Dargaz is a city with 7000 years of history, a rich culture, and long-standing traditions, and there are several items that could be added to the national heritage list. Dossiers and records have been prepared to include these traditional dishes to that list and propel the beloved lamb stew to national status.