A few years ago, I was in New Orleans and stumbled into Photo Works New Orleans, Louis Sahuc’s gallery on Jackson Square. He’s taken some spectacular photos, but I was particularly enamored with The Brentwood Collection. It’s a series of photos of chairs in different, meaningful positions. Simple really. One of the staff gave me the background and although it is a little fuzzy these days, it went something like this…
Louis and a business associate couldn’t come to terms on something and his business associate stopped taking his calls and was unwilling to meet with him. Sitting in his office, he looked at two chairs and came up with an idea. He took a number of photos of the chairs in various position, representing the fact that they don’t agree, but they needed to talk. Then, he sent them over. Once his business associate received them, he got Louis’ visual message and they met, and have had a strong relationship since.
I’d post a photo, but, you know, copyrights. So, check out the photos here.
Cincinnati airport (CVG) is great. They’ve even won some awards for being great (2011 Best Regional Airport, I believe).
When I went through security, there were no lines. Can’t imagine it’s always like that, but they do offer a number of security line options. They had security lines for people traveling with strollers, TSA Pre-Check, Delta Priority (didn’t see if they had other airlines’ premium security lines, but given it’s a Delta hub, they may be the only ones), people traveling with elephants, and everyone else.
Terminal seating is pretty solid with power outlets built into every group of seats that I saw. They also offer cute little work areas with their own power for those times when your lap just isn’t enough space.
Didn’t eat in the airport this time, but they have a pretty good mix of faster food, like Subway and Panda Express, and local/regional restaurants, like Max & Erma’s and The Local (not sure how “local” this really is, but it looked nice). I’ve eaten at Max & Erma’s in the past and it was pretty good.
You have to take a shuttle to the rental cars. And the rental car companies aren’t open 24 hours, but I was told by National that they wait until the last flight.
The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Cincinnati Airport is literally at the airport. Rooms are clean (mine, anyways), parking is free, and they offer a decent public space to work in the lobby, which has a couple of desks with power outlets. WiFi isn’t free, but they offer a free one hour code. You might have to ask for these, not sure. Also has a restaurant onsite. If you are staying here and renting a car, think about when you really need the car because you are close enough to pick it up/drop it off and potentially save yourself a day’s rental.
Even as sprawling as the city seems to me, I’ve always found Cincinnati relatively easy to get around for business meetings. Or maybe I’m just lucky, I don’t know.
THE MORE YOU KNOW: Cincinnati airport is actually in Kentucky.