Monday, June 18, 2007

Direct From Switzerland

A year ago when I was in Zurich, I stayed at a pretty nice hotel. And when I left, I took one of the water glasses because I loved them so much. I really liked them because they were really wide, and thus held a lot of volume, but not too tall, making them easy to clean.

I've been needing some new cups because for some reason, in the past two weeks, I have been breaking cups left and right. I don't know what is wrong with me, but I either keep dropping them or dropping something else on to them. And I am now down to only one water glass.

I remembered those cups in Zurich and sent an email to the Park Hyatt Zurich. The kind Purchasing Manager of the hotel replied back with this:

Dear Terence Cho

Many thanks for your Email. Please apologize the delay in reply as I was on vacation for a week.

The water glasses in our hotel rooms are made by SCHOTT ZWIESEL and the complete reference is:

Whiskybecher / Old Fashioned Iceberg
Ref. 652360

I attached a photo for illustration.

Hope this information is helpful for you.

Best regards,

[Name Omitted]

Purchasing Manager

Beethoven - Strasse 21
8002 Z├╝rich, Switzerland
Let me tell you. This made my day. Finding these special Swiss water glass makes me feel like my life is so rich and full of purpose.


GrooveTheory said...

Don't they sell them at Ikea? JUST KIDDING!

teahouse said...

That's awesome!!!

So you didn't tell him that you'd already swiped one from his hotel during your stay, did you? ;o)

Ming_the_Merciless said...

WOW! A hotel that bothered to respond to your e-mail. Now, that's a classy hotel.

Christopher said...

Groovetheory read my mind...

anyhoo, here's a tip: whenever you stay at a hotel & you find something you like: oversized towels, drinking glasses, TV set...always take a complete set back home with you...

you're welcome!

David said...

Um, OK.