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Luxury Hotels Now Want to Pamper Your Heinie With High-Tech Toilets

Where: Stratton Street, London, United Kingdom
May 22, 2012 at 12:51 PM | by | ()

Well, it's official. The must-have amenity for luxury hotels is clearly the The TOTO Neorest Washlet. Yup, we're talking about a toilet.

We spied this high-tech potty in the new rooms at the Hotel Bel-Air as well as in the specialty suites of the Peninsula Beverly Hills.

But it's also the crowning glory of the Ebony Suite at The May Fair Hotel in London.

We've already dished on the Ebony Suite's lit-up bathtub which was also designed by TOTO but now the May Fair has issued a press release describing the mechanics of their technologically advanced loo:

Worth approximately £10,000, the TOTO Neorest Washlet is the most advanced lavatory around. Its futuristic design features a heated seat, integrated bidet with directional warm jets of water, temperature and water massage function, dryer and automatic deodorizer – all operated via a wall-mounted remote control panel.

Aside from the toilet and the bathtub, the suite's bathroom also features a TOTO Gyrostream shower which shoots out horizontal streams of pulsating water for total body invigoration. You might need this if you spend too much time in the hotel's champagne room. You will also need about £1,850 per night if you want to stay here. Go ahead, your heinie deserves it.

To see the Neorest in action, watch our video below!

Archived Comments:

Is it worth an extra $15/night?

Based on the age-old hotel development cost rule-of-thumb, for every $1,000 of development cost, the hotel needs to increase its average room rate by $1.00.

For argument sake, let's assume that the average luxury hotel is already spending $1,000 for a nice, stylishly designed, conventional toilet.

As £10,000 = $16,000 US, that comes out to an extra $15.00 per night (assuming the super toilet doesn't use a massive amount of water or electricity to operate & it does not require frequent repair.)

That doesn't seem like much, but tyhe question is if that represents good value for every guest staying in every room every day for the life of the toilet.

My guess is that you will see them installed in the types of high end hotels mentioned in the article, otherwise, only expect to find them in the top suites of lower tier 5- & 4-star properties.

Sorry Motel 6 fans, don't expect them to keep the toilet seat warmer & fan on for ya...