Oslo's Thief Hotel Makes Olympic-Sized Stand Against Putin
Oslo's hottest hotel, The Thief, isn't protesting the Olympics, but it is showing its support for Principle 6, a campaign to uphold the Olympic idea of inclusion and underscore Russia's anti-LGBT discrimination.
For the entire length of the Olympic Games, the hotel will be projecting a video at its entrance called "Russian Kiss," which is a sexy, music-video-esk short that features couples of all different backgrounds -- notably gay, lesbian, and interracial -- sharing some sugar.
"While Norwegian athletes are entering the podiums in Sochi, we are putting human rights on the agenda at The Thief," Owner Petter Stordalen said.
Given the worldwide tendency for brands to watch their mouths, we love the fact that The Thief is projecting a video out its freaking window (of room #410, to be exact). Pretty ballsy, albeit for a good cause, don't you think?
By the way, The Thief is no random hotel trying to make a name for itself. Check out our coverage of what we consider to be the best hotel in Oslo.
[Photo: Thief Hotel]