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Funky Friday: Nothing Butt Cheeky Poolside Art at Hotel Enfrente Arte

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  Site Where: Calle Real 40, 29400 Ronda,Malaga
August 29, 2014 at 2:04 PM | by | ()

These artsy his and hers lounge chairs are sure to be the butt of many a poolside joke at Enfrente Arte

Welcome to Funky Friday, a new segment we’re trying out which features one photo that we think singularly expresses a hotel’s inner psyche. We look for, and often find, a lot of wacky, wild and wondrous designs that seem to have one thing in common: a Type A personality. So why not have a bit of fun as we all wrap up our week by taking a quick look at some hotels that quite frankly, want our attention.

Hotel Enfrente Arte in Ronda, Spain, offers its own unique take on hotel art-- as in "take a seat," which is its mantra and basis of its eclectic design. They happily do not take themselves too seriously, describing their accommodation as "bohemian, alternative, funky…." We find this subject fitting, so to speak, for this week’s unofficial, end-of-summer, poolside Funky Friday edition.

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Watch Where You Sit at This Hotel or You Could Get Pregnant

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  Site Where: Aspley Guise Village, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
April 4, 2011 at 8:46 AM | by | ()

This might just be the hardest-working hotel, um, chair in the business. Seven women claim that the receptionist's chair at the Best Western Moore Place Hotel in Milton Keynes, England got them pregnant over 18 months.

Not "got them pregnant" in a bizarro errant sperm-on-the-seat sort of way but rather, with its mysterious fertile powers." The Daily Mail reports:

Elaine Ledster, Kim Gidley, Laura Burchill and Gina Ripley were the first to fall pregnant while working as receptionists at the Best Western Moore Place Hotel.

They were swiftly followed by the three remaining receptionists, Alyce Grisley, Claire Fitchett and Seran Daines.

General manager Giles Shaw said: 'The chair is just a typical office swivel chair, but we now have staff refusing to sit on it.'

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We Wanna Sit in Smart Chairs at Wyndhams

December 7, 2007 at 12:30 PM | by | ()

We're always on the lookout for the next big thing in hotel room furniture, and although we're not sure if this is it, it did at least catch our attention. We're talking about the Smart Chair from the Wyndham Hotels chain, due to be in place across all Wyndhams by the end of 2008.

Wyndham is no stranger to amenities promotions and they're hoping that their Smart Chair will be a big hit. It's the kind of chair that means you don't need to get up too often. With two pivoting tables to provide options for eating, writing or using a laptop, there is also a built in plug for your appliances and an internet port. There are plenty of pockets for books or newspapers and hotels will install the chairs with a variety of coverings, including both fabric and leather, so you can check how special they think you are as a guest by seeing which fabric they choose for your room's Smart Chair.

We were hoping that a Smart Chair might also help make us smarter, but there doesn't seem to be any evidence of that yet. If you want to try one yourself, they are already in use at Wyndham Hotels in Atlanta and Princeton, with more on the way.

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Crowne Plaza Hotels: They Love Their Chairs

November 30, 2007 at 1:08 PM | by | ()

Sometimes, we get press releases. (Okay, more than sometimes.) Usually, they're pretty dry, but occasionally, we get one so absurd we have to share it with you despite the tenuous news hook. Hope you're ready to learn more about hotel chairs than you thought possible!

An astounding 60 percent of professionals surveyed said that a more comfortable ergonomic chair would help them focus during meetings. Among frequent business travelers, 53 percent complained that meeting room chairs lack proper support for their backs or necks and 48 percent responded that seating is the one aspect they wish could be upgraded at offsite meeting locations.

And guess what? Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts--who commissioned this survey--has great meeting chairs. What a coincidence! They'll have swanky Herman Miller Caper chairs in all their breakout rooms by the end of the year.

Related Stories:
· Crowne Plaza Hotels coverage [HotelChatter]