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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

WHATDA? Humans That Warm Your Hotel Bed


USA Today:
As England endures an unusually harsh winter, Holiday Inn has cooked up an intriguing way to keep customers comfortable: human bedwarmers.

As a complementary service, select hotel locations will send a staffer dressed in a body-length fleece suit to roll around in your sheets for five minutes.

As hotel spokesperson Jane Bednall tells Sky News, it's like "having a giant hot water bottle in your bed." Agreed, but will watching a stranger writhe about in your bed actually help anyone get a good night's sleep?

The first question I have is "Am I in the room at the time?"
The second question is "What does the human bedwarmer look like?"
And... "Is it male or female"?
Do I need to order dinner?
Can I request a specific person?
Do I still get the chocolate on my pillow?

And whatever happened to the bedwarmer you just plug into the electrical outlet?

1 comment:

  1. That is horrid. As it is, I remove the comfortor at hotels with tongs as soon as I walk in and throw it in the corner of the closet so I don't have to touch it or see it. I cannot imagine taking part in this 'service.' Gross.

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