Thursday, November 09, 2006
Are smart hotel brands headed for the toilet? Could be.
So it appears the luxury/comfort revolution that started with Ramada’s Sleep Number Beds is now in high gear throughout the hospitality industry. Good for travelers. Maybe not so good for the hotels down the road. Because soon, guests won’t be able to distinguish between one property’s plush bedding and another’s. They’ll just expect nice amenities wherever they check in.
What’s the solution? Preempt the competition. Go where few extended stay hotels dare to go: the bathroom. Install a TOTO Neorest automatic toilet. This baby does everything; it even “wipes” your behind with jets of warm water, then dries it with warm air. It has a thermostat-controlled heated seat. What’s more, the lid automatically opens whenever you approach it. When you leave, the Neorest automatically flushes and the lid automatically closes. To top that off, the Neorest contains a “Power Catalytic Air Purifier” and “Automatic Power Deodorizer” to take care of any lingering odors.
Believe me; you’ll remember the hotel where you sat on one of these.
Nice post, Robert.
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