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36 Interesting Facts About Hotels

26-30 Hotel Facts

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26. The Virgin Hotel in Chicago has no check-in desk; it uses a smartphone system in which you scan a QR code and retrieve your room key from a vending machine. The personal comfort assistant app named Lucy can order more pillows, control room temperature, and coordinate messages with hotel staff. – Source

27. Bulgaria has a hotel with an ancient Roman gladiator arena in the lobby. The arena was found during construction, so they incorporated it into the hotel. – Source

28. A luxury hotel in Cannes, France, has a team of 5 trained attack hawks that it uses to keep pesky seagulls from harassing its wealthy patrons in outside seating areas. – Source

29. The tallest unoccupied building in the world is a 3,000 room hotel in North Korea. Construction on the 1,082-foot Ryugyong Hotel began in 1987 and was halted in 1992. After a number of attempts to resurrect the project, the hotel still hasn’t opened. – Source

30. The new Marriott in Port Au Prince is a teaching hotel and hiring priorities are given to Haitians in need of work over past experience or skill set in order to support the community. Extra showers and facilities were built for the staff, many of whom don’t have running water in their own homes. – Source

31-36 Hotel Facts

31. A number of hotels have begun  “rent a fish” programs whereby for modest fee guests can borrow a goldfish to keep as a companion for the night. – Source

32. A couple was charged $177 by a Hotel for posting a negative review on TripAdvisor. – Source

33. The difference between Hotel and Motel is that motels are “Motorist Hotels” in that they are designed to have large parking spaces, usually, allow guests to park directly in front of their rooms and allow easy access to major roads. – Source

34. In Asian hotels room, number 404 is usually missing because the repetition of number 4 is considered bad luck. – Source

35. Every day at 11 am The Peabody Hotel marches their famed group of ducks through the hotel to the lobby fountain. At 5 pm these ducks return to their custom penthouse worth $200,000. They also have a personal assistant. – Source

36. The world’s smallest hotel was built between two buildings in a gap of only 2.5 meters (8.2 ft). – Source

 

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