What's Floating Around

1 April 2019

aprils fools day

Welcome to another week and as it’s April Fools Day, we thought we would take a quick look at some of the best Hotel Pranks.

A couple of years ago, at a Travelodge in Australia, they announced the launch of a new Whiff & Wake Service. This was said to entail the smell of frying bacon being blown into guests’ rooms to help them wake up. The hotel chain said the new service was in response to an increasing number of guests reporting to struggle with snoozing through their alarm clocks….

Back in 2009, the agency TTG Digital said it was going to open the world’s first ‘Hover Hotel’ in Dubai and the 20-room boutique hotel, was apparently going to hover approximately a kilometre off the ground.

But perhaps our favourite was in 2015 when the The Telegraph reported that Italian authorities were planning to turn the Leaning Tower of Pisa into a hotel called 3.99 Degrees. The newspaper claimed to have learned about the plans from a leaked document, which stated the hotel rooms would cost more than £14,000 per night. The article even stated a local carpenter had offered to make special beds with legs of differing lengths, so guests didn’t have to sleep at an angle.

Stay sharp today and have a great week!