Despite High-Tech Toilets Aplenty, The J House Got Peed On
The J House in Greenwich is a swank boutique hotel that opened in May inside a former HoJo. TripAdvisor reviewers so far have had nice things to say about it, like the service is excellent, rooms are super-clean, modern decor, nice pillows, etc.
Well, last week, it got peed on. According to Patch, a "very intoxicated" man was arrested at the hotel on Thursday night after three witnesses saw him drop trou and urinate all over the lobby. Which didn't make us laugh as hard as when we remembered that, yes, we've stayed at this hotel, and, interestingly, one of the first things we commented on about the room was the high-tech Neorest R 550 Dual Flush 1.6 GPF Japanese toilet. It even came with a remote.
High-tech toilets are indeed becoming a sought-after amenity (if the Japanese can have it, why can't we?), as many hotels (Hotel Bel-Air, Peninsula Beverly Hills, The May Fair) race to install the state-of-the-art devices, which come equipped with heated seats, remote controls, integrated bidets, and automatic deodorizers. The general idea is to make the whole experience of using an unfamiliar bathroom that much more....'Aahhh.'
But none of that made any difference to the free-spirited urinator on Thursday who decided the lobby floor was just as good as any high-tech loo, and would get the job done.
Kinda makes you wonder just how "public" these hotel public spaces are intended to get.