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Yesterday my wife and I went to Birmingham, Alabama for a Luther Vandross concert. I’m not a huge fan of his but my wife is and when she’s happy, I’m happy. We thoroughly enjoyed the concert. We booked a room at the Tutwiler Hotel in downtown Birmingham and drove back this morning.
While staying at the Tutwiler I learned that some people in the service industry still understand what the term “service” means. Every member of their staff that I had any interaction with treated me couteously, with a smile and a determination to see that my needs were served. This is a place where you enjoy tipping the staff.