Fire safety plans are those things at the back of your hotel door that you just expect to see almost intuitively. It is like the safety demo on planes, that you don’t raise your head to see anymore, but peep when they are pointing towards your nearest exit doors.
So, over the years, it has been my habbit to check for them. I don’t check for the germs on the bed or dead bodies under my bed, but I do look behind the door to know about the floor plan.
I just arrived at the Hyatt Regency Chandigarh for the long weekend. We figured we go to Goa every year, so maybe go to another place this year. But more on that another time.
So as a part of walking in, I almost intuitively looked behind the door as I settled in, and guess what I did not see, a Fire Evacuation Plan.
It is almost a given to see this in a hotel for me now. I mean this is the stuff that helped me figure out life when I was on the god knows which high floor of the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, and the fire alarm went off at 3 am in the morning. No, I was not awake and playing on the slot machines, but fast asleep after a long day at work. So I hated having to evacuate in my pajamas.
I’ve already tweeted to Hyatt Concierge, and also tried reaching out to the hotel management, but no response in over an hour. I’m just going to maybe say my prayers tonight.
— Ajay Awtaney (@LiveFromALounge) August 12, 2017
Hey Hyatt, I know you killed the Hyatt Gold Passport program to slash costs of keeping elite members. But don’t cut down on the basics, pretty please?
And readers, do you look out for the Evacuation Plan as well, or is it just another nuance in the room to be overlooked?