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8 Hotel Hoaxes We Hope You Didn't Fall For Today

April 1, 2014 at 1:39 PM | by | Comments (0)

We haven't participated in April Fool's Day in a while, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy the fun that other folks put out there. Here's a round-up of some of the hotel hoaxes floating around the internet today. While we still think the hotel rooms for left-handed people (circa 2007) was the best Hotel April Fool's Day joke, this new batch is pretty fool-worthy as well.

1. ROOFTOP CHECK-IN AT RADISSON BLU AQUA IN CHICAGO

2. THE MICROSOFT HOTEL IN BELLEVUE, WASH.

The Microsoft Hotel will offer 250 technology enabled guest rooms. Each room will include a voice activated (siri-like) interface You will be able to interact with the room by making commands for common tasks such as turning the lights on, powering the TV on, flushing the toilet, and turning the shower on and off. Tasks such as waiting for an elevator will be a thing of the past as the hotel includes a smartphone app that will enable guests to call the elevator from wherever they are in the building.

3. THE ACE HOTEL OCEAN: This seems so plausible but so isn't.

4. VIRGIN HOTEL ON THE MOON: In addition to joking about building a green skyscraper shaped like an airplane, Virgin joked about putting a hotel on the moon. But then again, if Virgin Galactic becomes successful we don't think a Virgin Moon Hotel will be that far behind.

5. TRADERS HOTELS ZERO GRAVITY HOTEL ROOM: Really, no explanation needed here.

6. MOVIE TITLE SWITCHEROO

We're actually hoping this isn't a joke and just a technical glitch. If it's a joke, it's a sick one.

7. CITIZENM "SELLING" a HOLIDAY INN FRONT DESK ON CRAIGSLIST

Actually, a crafty marketing ploy and a throwing down of the gauntlet to Holiday Inn Hotels. Here's the item description:

Mahogany wood-effect surface.
Length = 12 feet, height = 4 foot, 6", depth = 3 feet.
Includes desk bell (broken), and 200 numbered room keys (some missing).
Staff not included (Xmas tree neither). 99 Bucks. No delivery.
Selling because we don't need fancy front desks, we have super speedy, self-service check-in instead.
Email: nocliches@citizenm.com

8. NO COOKIES AT A DOUBLETREE HOTEL: This can hardly be considered a joke since they mentioned it was an April Fools Day prank in the description. They should have committed to it a little more.

BONUS HOAX!: A free chicken at check-in and more at the Travaassa Hotels.

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