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What Is This On The Wall At Secrets Wild Orchid?

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  Site Where: Lot. 509A, Freeport, Montego Bay, Jamaica
August 8, 2012 at 12:34 PM | by | ()

We like to keep it fun but informative here at HotelChatter so our newest series, What is This? is devoted to odd-looking items in hotel rooms that upon first glance look as if they serve only a decorative purpose. But everything happens for a reason, right? And we're here to tell you what these things really do.

When we were shown around the suites at the all-inclusive Secrets Wild Orchid in Montego Bay, we knew the dark square on the wall was some sort of door. But it was too small to be a closet, and because it was just behind the front door, that wouldn’t have made sense anyway. Unable to stand the curiosity any longer, we flung open the door and found…nothing. Nothing but a big empty space. We had to investigate further.

No more leftovers stinkin’ up the room.

There’s nothing worse than walking through a hotel hallway and seeing room service dishes littering the hallways. It's especially bad in the Caribbean, where dirty plates can be a magnet for bugs and animals. So, the resort went and installed double-sided “Secret Boxes” in every room. Now, you can have your room service meals delivered via the box in side your room.

Should you not feel like opening the door, there's also a linked door in the outside hall. When you're finished, you put tray inside and it'll be collected from the outside without nary a bother. No knock from them, or a phone call required from you. We’re told from a housekeeper that even laundry items to wash and shoes to shine have been placed and delivered in the box. Genius, we say! And perfect for all of you who prefer not to have to speak with anyone when ordering room service.

Oh, and we’re certain Nicki Minaj made use of the “Secret Box” during her recent stay at the resort as well, after all, with Secrets' all-inclusive plan, what's to stop a pop-star from ordering everything under the sun?

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