I was in Lincoln this week and stayed at the Cornhusker. They got their Marriott designation back a month or two ago and this was my first stay in almost a year. It was great. The location is the best - you're within walking distance of the state capitol, the Haymarket and lots of restaurants. I really felt like the staff was going the extra mile to say "Hey, we're a Marriott property and we're going to make sure you have a great stay."
Wednesday was the first day of the legislative session in Nebraska. I made plans to eat lunch in the hotel restaurant with some business associates at noon. The restaurant was slammed, there was a 10-15 minute wait and they appeared to be a little understaffed. Everyone was hustling everywhere. One person who stood out was an African-American gentleman named Tony or Tommy from Wisconsin who was there to help relaunch the restaurant. He could see us waiting - he came over and seated us. He was great, very congenial. He could see we were in a little bit of hurry and got a server there right away. The food in the restaurant was very good and Tony's friendship made it special. I apologize that I didn't catch his last name, but Tommy's service was truly exceptional and worthy of recognition.
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