calygirl wrote:I doubt they would be having this every year if no one showed up. Having said that however, I've been to their lunch buffet before and was not impressed, would not go back. Too overpriced. I saw alot of business types and some tourists, not many locals. Not sure who goes to the Christmas eve buffets...
Iguess some of the people go there because 'it's a place to be seen'. I was used to work at the Hilton and saw the same. We had a lot of regular customers who always sat at the window of the lobby. They sat there the whole day and only bought 1 coffee or soda.(without giving a tip to the staff of course) And all day they were trying to get eyecontact with the people passing by on the street.
When I worked as a flight attendant, I stayed many times at places like the Marriot, Hilton, Sheraton, Holiday Inn and hotel food is generally not that impressive and overpriced. There are exceptions however but they are rare.
In Germany, I stayed a lot at the Steigenberger and Dorint hotels and their food is excellent.
Most of the buffet food is prepared the day before because of the large quantity and reheated the day after. A lot of the taste and freshness is lost. And often buffet is mostly put on the buffet in a bain marie and become watery and isn't served hot enough.