Airports are full of signs. Standing in queue gives ample time to reflect on their meaning and appreciate their ambiguity. This visual control at the check-in counter made me wonder why it was necessary to abandon the better part of valor. Perhaps the restrictions on check-in luggage was particularly aggressive, warning travelers to prepare for a mighty struggle ahead.
Arrived successfully at the destination with a measure of discretion intact. An orange sign. A curved arrow. Seems like a good visual control to help a business traveler find their airport hotel.
Walking to the right as the arrow indicates, the hotel is not there. But there is an information center, helpfully color-coded orange also. The information station was dark, giving a clear visual signal that, “We are not here to help you.”
Wandering around the elevator tower on the other side of the hall, I spotted the Sheraton and succeeded in checking in. Exiting the elevator on the 3rd floor, a visual control on the ceiling guided guests to their rooms.
Rooms not on this list were listed on the sign on the other end of the hallway.