A frequent traveler asks every hotel he stays in for a ‘unique drawing of Godzilla’ upon arrival — and it proves what you can get away with if you just ask

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It’s no secret that there are tricks and tips frequent travellers should use to try and snag a cheap flight — and there are plenty of ways to enhance your hotel experience, too.

For most people, this involves trying to get a bigger, better room or perhaps a bottle of champagne — but one man has made a habit out of asking for something a bit more unusual.

Patrick Feary, communications strategist at Hotelchamp — a hotel startup which helps hotels personalise their guests’ stays — travels all over the world for work. However, instead of asking for luxury perks, he asks for one specific (yet optional) thing from every hotel he stays at — a “unique drawing of Godzilla” to be in his room upon arrival.

He’s made the request to roughly 20 hotels so far — and three have obliged.

Full Story @ Business Insider UK

Inside Bali’s most Instagrammable hotel

When you think of quintessential Bali accommodation, a cosmic paradise with life-sized monopoly pieces and pop-art futurism probably isn’t the first thing that springs to mind. But that’s exactly what you find behind the doors of Luna2, an out-of-this-world studiotel (studio + hotel = studiotel) in Bali.

Named after the first spacecraft to land on the moon in the late fifties, British founder and designer Melanie Hall centered the hotel on nostalgia, futurism and fun — which is spotted everywhere from the lobby to the pool.

Full Story @: New York Post

Australia’s first bubble tent glamping hotel opens

Australia’s just landed its very first pop-up bubble tent glamping hotel, Bubbletent, a collection of transparent, inflatable accomodation options located on a 1000+ acre working farm between Lithgow and Mudgee, about 200 kilometres from Sydney.

Overlooking the Capertee Valley, the set up allows visitors to go off-grid without worrying about insects, rain, wind or any other pesky natural element of actually going off-grid. Hardcore camping isn’t for everyone.

Full Story: Australia’s first bubble tent glamping hotel opens

Xbox’s pop-up hotel lets you play games all night long

Play all night long. Nap if you need.

Upon signing in with their gamertag (or creating a new one), gamers can choose between four suites featuring a full selection of Xbox One X Enhanced games, as well as 4K televisions and Dolby Atmos enabled headsets.

On top of all that, there’s room service, a concierge to bring you games, and even an Xbox-branded onesie to sleep in — and take home too.

Full Story: Xbox’s pop-up hotel lets you play games all night long

 

Of course, you know, you could stay home & play all night too 🙂

Man forgets 5-foot pet snake in hotel room – wistv.com – Columbia, South Carolina

Being in a family that’s been associated with the hotel industry for 30+ years, you’d think I’ve seen it all. Normally I would agree with you, but every now and then comes a story that even is new to me!!

The poor room attendant – how frightening!

A hotel employee found a 5-foot boa constrictor in a bed after the snake’s owner says he forgot his pet in the room.

Full Story & video : Man forgets 5-foot pet snake in hotel room – wistv.com – Columbia, South Carolina

Hurricane Irma: Some hotels closed in Miami Beach, occupancy drops | Miami Herald

In the days before Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida, Miami-Dade’s hotels emptied out and profits plummeted, signaling the first of a sting of hurricane-induced challenges for the region’s tourism industry.

Now, a week after the hurricane, some properties have shuttered their doors until October as they repair damage caused by Irma’s strong winds.

Full Story: Hurricane Irma: Some hotels closed in Miami Beach, occupancy drops | Miami Herald

As Hurricane Irma neared, Hyatt Regency Orlando hotel in Florida opened doors for nearly 1,000 dogs | Miami Herald

This is awesome! Show them you appreciate their effort & pay them a visit 🙂
 

Over 800 dogs became temporary guests at the Hyatt Regency Orlando last weekend as Irma, then a Category 5 storm with viciously fast wind speeds, barreled toward the state, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Full Story: As Hurricane Irma neared, Hyatt Regency Orlando hotel in Florida opened doors for nearly 1,000 dogs | Miami Herald

Hotel recycles 500kg of food waste into fertiliser within 24 hours using food-waste digester, Singapore News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

Savings of $100K in one year – that’s cool!

“Only 14 per cent of food waste is recycled so WMRAS supports efforts to convert food waste to either compost or water for discharge. This is to make our living environment more sustainable because even if we incinerate food waste, it will produce ash for the Semakau landfill which will run out of space by 2035 to 2040,” said Mr Edwin Pang, executive director of WMRAS

Full Story: Hotel recycles 500kg of food waste into fertiliser within 24 hours using food-waste digester, Singapore News & Top Stories – The Straits Times