Read The Charismatic Charlie Wade by Lord Leaf Chapter 15
Charlie didn’t return home right away after leaving Emerald Court.
He wanted to give his wife a full package of surprise during their wedding anniversary celebration.
The surprise was not limited to the precious jade necklace—he wanted to make up for his wife a romantic wedding.
As he recalled the earlier days, Charlie and Claire rushed to register their marriage under the request of Lord Wilson, Claire’s grandfather, and they didn’t manage to hold a wedding.
Lord Wilson had intended to select a date for a lavish wedding, but not long after they got married, he was seriously ill and was admitted to the hospital. Hence, the wedding had to be delayed.
Later, Lord Wilson passed away. Charlie was totally ignored by the Wilson family, so the wedding plan was flushed down the drain.
However, it was different now. He was rich, so he could and must give his wife a wedding!
The first venue that popped right up his head when he thought of the wedding was Shangri-La’s Sky Garden!
Shangri-La Hotel was the best hotel in Aurous Hill at present. The hotel covered a large area with extravagant and luxurious decoration and had an upscale shopping mall located within.
The Sky Garden was located on the highest level inside the mall. Its name came from its unique design. The exterior was constructed with crystal glass paired with fragrant flowers airlifted from abroad. It looked like a grand garden suspended in the sky.
It was also the grandest and most luxurious banquet hall Aurous Hill could offer. It would cost at least several million dollars to hold a wedding here.
Since Charlie was rich now, several million dollars were just a piece of cake for him. The most important thing was that he could make his wife happy.
Hence, there he was, standing at the entrance of the Shangri-La Hotel, intending to reserve the Sky Garden on his wedding anniversary.
However, Charlie wasn’t aware that the hotel was an exclusive members-only hotel.
One had to be a member to dine, stay, or hold an event here.
Besides, there were different membership levels with different privilege service packages.
Normal members could only dine in the lobby area and stay in standard rooms.
Silver members could dine in private rooms and stay in luxury rooms.
Gold members could dine in the deluxe dining room and stay in deluxe suites.
Platinum members could dine in the Sky Garden and stay in the executive suites.
The highest members of them all were the diamond members.
Only Diamond members were eligible to stay in the Presidential Suite, and only Diamond members could reserve the entire Sky Garden for events.
Moreover, one could not simply apply to be a Gold member and above. It was by invitation only and its members were only given to those with significant social status.
Before Charlie could enter the hotel, he was blocked by several men in black.
“Excuse me, sir, please show us your membership card.”
The outfit Charlie was wearing today was rather mediocre and cheap. They were a stark contrast to the other guests who dressed to the nines.
Charlie quickly said, “Hi, I would like to speak to your hotel manager regarding the booking of a venue.”
The man said flatly, “I’m sorry, you can’t enter without a membership card!”
“Can I apply for the membership now?”
The man shook his head and said, “I’m sorry, but you need to have a referral to apply for the membership.”
Charlie frowned in agitation. Why was the Shangri-La so troublesome?
In the middle of this confusion, he suddenly remembered that when Lord Wilson enrolled him into the Aurous University and he was in his senior year with his wife, they had a coursemate named Sabrina Lee who worked here!
Hence, he hurriedly took out his phone and called Sabrina.
After stating his situation about the application, Sabrina said, “Don’t worry, class rep, I got this! I’ll be there right now!”
Charlie quickly thanked her.
It seemed that although they had only been coursemates for a year, the friendship was still sustained to a certain level. He would definitely return the favor to her in the future.
A few minutes later, a woman’s high-pitched voice suddenly echoed across the hotel entrance.
“Hey, class rep!”
Charlie looked up and saw a woman in an office lady outfit with heavy and whimsical makeup coming from inside the hotel.
Was that Sabrina? She had transformed so much that he barely recognized her!
As the voluptuous lady approached them, the two guards in black hurriedly bowed and greeted respectfully, “Miss Lee.”
Charlie gaped in surprise, “Wow, Sabrina, it’s been a while since we last saw each other and you’re now a manager in Shangri-La. It’s so amazing!”
Sabrina replied with a smile, “Class rep, you’re too polite. Actually, I’m just a small-time leader of the HR department, it can only be regarded as low to middle managerial level in Shangri-La.”
Charlie complimented earnestly, “It’s still very impressive. I heard that the requirements for the management in Shangri-La are very high, you’re awesome!”
Sabrina laughed gleefully, she then turned to the guards next to her and said coldly, “Was it you who blocked my college class rep at the entrance, not letting him in?”
The guards exchanged nervous glances. One of them quickly said, “I’m sorry, Miss Lee, I didn’t know that he was your collegemate. Besides, he doesn’t have a membership card, we’re just following the hotel’s protocol…”
Sabrina snorted, “The protocol is fixed, but people are not. Do you not understand this?”
Charlie thought that Sabrina would punish them for the matter, so he hurriedly uttered, “Sabrina, don’t blame them, they’re just doing their job.”
Sabrina shifted her gaze at Charlie. Suddenly she laughed out loud, and at the same time, her expression changed and she started teasing, “My dear class rep, you really think you’re somebody, don’t you? Did you really think that I’ll punish my subordinates simply because of you?”
Charlie frowned in dismay. “What do you mean by that?”
“What do I mean?” Sabrina said with a disdainful grin, “Am I not obvious enough? Do you really think that a miserable loser like you can enter Shangri-La? Let me tell you something, don’t even dream about it!”
Charlie clenched his fists and asked, “What the h*ll do you mean?”
“I’m teasing you!” Sabrina grinned like a Cheshire Cat and said, “I despised you while we were in college. How could a loser who knew nothing but study and couldn’t even afford a meat dish at the cafeteria be a class rep? Who were you to comment on my studies and results? Yuck! Didn’t you look at yourself in the mirror?”
With a cold expression, Charlie said, “Sabrina Lee, I don’t think I’ve ever offended you or provoked you, but why do you keep ridiculing me?”