The Z Hotel - Palace of crows
and salt and strange people
Puri already seems light years ago.
I wanted to thank you and Adyasha for having us at the Z
Hotel this time. It always has been a good place for me to
write. I am still working on The Man with the Golden Mind,
which will be out worldwide in February 2014. Your
contribution will be duly noted.
You asked me what I thought about the changes at the hotel.
Now, with the distance of a month or two, here's my two Baht
The restoration has brought both good and bad changes. The Z
is obviously very much part of your life and so perhaps it
changes along with its owner, as it must. As I grow older, I
also appreciate modern bathrooms. I understand your notion
that refurbishment was necessary. So, you had to do
something and you did most of it well. It is still a
The flipside of this is the hike in the room price which is,
given your investment, not unreasonable. But of course it
changes the Z in the sense that guests who happily spend the
new rates are likely to be different from the ones who paid
the old room rates. Once again, this is not a criticism as
such. Everything must change. The Z will perhaps become more
of a hotel and less the windswept romantic film set, the
palace of crows and salt and strange people lurking in the
hallways, the place where anything really is possible, the
place you created in the first place.
Once again, thanks for your hospitality, to you and your
family as well as all the staff at the Z.
When in Bangkok next, be sure to drop a line beforehand.
All the best,