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What Is This At Conrad New York?

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  Site Where: 102 North End Avenue [map], New York, NY, United States, 10282
March 28, 2012 at 9:04 AM | by | Comments (0)

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.

Here's one highlight from our recent tour of Conrad New York's lobby. We admit, at first we couldn't quite wrap our head around this. Yes, it's some kind of staircase. But why all the bars? And where exactly does it go?

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How A £1 Million Emerald Ring Went 'Missing' At the Four Seasons Hong Kong

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  Site Where: 8 Finance Street, Hong Kong
January 25, 2012 at 9:15 AM | by | Comment (1)

Though it goes completely against the sense of security that hotels want you to feel, jewelry and fancy hotel suites are a prime target for thieves. Especially jewelry inside a fancy hotel suite.

So we're not entirely sure what crossed the mind of Swiss jeweler Caroline Gruosi-Scheufele when she absentmindedly left her £1 million emerald ring in a bathroom at Four Seasons Hong Kong last week. According to the Daily Mail, Gruosi-Scheufele left the ring, which was bought by her parents in 1963, in the bathroom at the hotel's fourth-floor ballroom during an event. A busy, busy event, with lots of people rushing in and out of the bathroom. By the time she raced back to the bathroom (six minutes later), the ring was nowhere to be found. Quick work!

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