Hotel room service, as considered, means only in-time bedclothes changing with sandwich any time. Now it won’t surprise anyone. But the same can’t be told about virtual trips right from a hotel room. Currently VR Postcards service is going to become a new schtick at some Merriott hotels.
Bookshops are experiencing today tough times. E-libraries with all possible kinds of books, e-books, and other devices have successfully replaced old paper books with pages and print smell. All this led to shutdown of bookstores during the last decade. But while others are folding their business, bookstore The Open Book, vice-verse, has found a new way to engage customers. The main attraction is cheap accommodation for job at the bookstore. Exclusive rest is offering accommodation in exchange for performing some job in the store. It won’t cost much.
Hotel services keep surprising us with new and sometimes extraordinary solutions. Ordinary from the first sight the Magdas Hotel in Vienna, Austria, can provide not only a luxury apartment for a short period but becomes a “sweet home” for refugees who have no place to go. Of course, it is not for free; in exchange for roof over the head alternative visitors are working as hotel staff.
Germany is famous for its beers. It is no wonder that the country’s visitors take with great pleasure everything about beer and beer entourage serves as a powerful tourist’s attraction. Landhotel Beverland, located near Münster, don’t sit back from people’s needs and offers several rooms with old beer barrels as guest beds.
London officials created easy access lanes for public transport but prohibited taxi drivers to use them during the 2012 Olympics. So traffic jams now huge, London guests avoid using cars and taxi drivers gain less profit. A London taxi driver David Weeks created some kind of a hotel in his cab to make money during this busy time.
Situated on New York City’s Fifth Avenue overlooking Central Park, Taj Hotels’ The Pierre recently underwent a renovation that updated 189 guestrooms and suites as well as the hotel’s public spaces. Now, through a partnership with New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University and Weill Cornell Medical Center plastic surgeon-in-chief Dr. Robert Grant, the hotel houses cosmetic surgery post-op patients.
International expensive hotels are popping up in China faster than ever, but wealthy Chinese and foreign travelers have indicated a new desire for accommodation — somewhere more historic, alternative and unusual… like a former Soviet aircraft carrier converted into a luxury hotel by its owners. A restaurant was added too.
When going on holidays, travelers take every precaution to guarantee that their trip goes in a suitable way, but many tend to disregard one extremely important factor: sleep. Crowne Plaza Hotel, however, has found a solution to that problem. It has unveiled rooms designed to help the long-suffering partners of snoring sleepers get a quiet night’s sleep.
Many Americans nowadays choose small vehicles instead of “real American cars”, where many Americans were conceived in the back seats. Whether car owners save money or are eco conscious the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, MA, provides them an array of services and technologies, designed to further promote environmental responsibility and positive choices, and making the hotel itself very attractive.
Often hotels paint themselves in bright colors. You read the hotel description, see its beautiful photos but at your arrival there you watch a different landscape and less cozy interior. So that’s the life – advertisement and reality not always go side by side. Let’s see how some American hotels cheat their prospective customers.