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Why Shanghai's Hotel Lobbies are Veritable Stadiums for People-Watching

Where: Shanghai, China
January 27, 2011 at 3:01 PM | by | ()

We've recently spent some time in Hong Kong and Tokyo but now we've got our eyes on the hotel scene in Shanghai. But where should we stay? Katherine Spiers comes to our rescue with her Shanghai hotel suggestions all this week.

Other Chinese cities like Shenzhen have had more recent, mind-blowing business booms, but Shanghai has historically always been the country's most business-friendly, outward-oriented city (Hong Kong being, of course, not really China). Accordingly, it has international residents and long-term visitors. And those who cater to them.

The prostitution in Shanghai isn't underground or kept under wraps or anything. There are certain varieties that one would have to go searching for: hostess clubs, happy ending massage places, that sort of thing. But the lazy - or efficient, depending - man could have his girlfriend experience arranged before he ever left his home country.

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Steve Wynn Gets Slapped By a Lady of the Night

August 6, 2008 at 11:14 AM | by | ()

Speaking of Las Vegas hoteliers, we saw this news report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal about Steve Wynn:

The incident unfolded about 9:30 p.m. July 25 at the VIP valet parking area of Wynn Las Vegas, according to a police report.

As Wynn headed for the doors, Sarah Cournede stepped out from a small crowd and propositioned him, the report said. Wynn put his arm around the woman and continued toward the doors, where he told a door man to summon security, the report said.

Wynn held onto Cournede as she struggled to escape, and her sister, Maria Cournede, eventually joined the fray and tried to pull her sister away, the report said. During the struggle, Maria Cournede slapped Wynn in the face, the report said.

Sacrilege! We can't believe that. The report says the women probably didn't know who they were dealing with--Steve Wynn, the man who practically built modern Las Vegas.

While the sisters are cooling their stripper heels in jail, Wynn has gots to be feeling a teensy bit good about himself today. He's still got it!

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Prostitutes, Pillows and the Life of a London Concierge

Where: On Cadogan Place, London, United Kingdom, SW1X 9PY
April 7, 2008 at 9:30 AM | by | ()

If you've ever wondered about the inside life of a concierge at a pricey five-star hotel, you'll be keen to hear about the day UK Times reporter Matt Rudd spent playing the role of a trainee concierge at London's exclusive Jumeirah Carlton Tower.

His pre-concierge-experience training was not much more than learning the phrase "Certainly, sir, I'll look into that and call you straight back." Rudd then watched the three experienced concierges in action, dealing with guest dramas like booking last minute tables at exclusive restaurants, arranging an urgent car to the airport and needing a pencil sharpener.

Probably Rudd's most interesting learning point was the code for ordering a prostitute: "Can I have another pillow?" He also met a regular guest who had a habit of asking strange questions and walking away. All part of the fun of a day's work.

If you're not the kind of person who's familiar with guests able to spend nearly £100,000 (US$200,000) on a hotel bill (and we're certainly not), then the life of a concierge at a place like this would definitely be pretty intriguing. But we're not sure we could handle the stress, or be able to tell the difference between a guest wanting an actual pillow and wanting something else.

[Photo: rosefirerising]

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A Parisian Hotel Suggestion for Prostitute-Loving Politicians

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  Site Where: 21 rue Vavin, Paris, France, 75006
March 20, 2008 at 9:00 AM | by | ()

So Eliot Spitzer chose the Mayflower for his sneaky after-work business with an Emperors Club VIP prostitute.

It's not an easy question - where does a well-known man take a high-class hooker so that no-one recognises either him or what he's up to?

A hotel's got to have at least the basics: a large bed, a good shower, flattering bathrobes, soundproofed walls, a well-stocked mini-bar, some kind of music system and discreet staff. Got to be located near enough to the city centre to be easy to find and quick to leave, but not be so conspicuous that everyone can see guests' comings and goings.

And an Emperors Club VIP prostitute ain't gonna be happy with a cheap motel - she's wanting jacuzzi tubs, top quality toiletries and champagne on ice at the very least. You can't google a hotel like that.

So where would a Parisian version of Eliot Spitzer take his madame for a few hours?

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Eliot Spitzer is a Call Girl's Client 9 at the Mayflower Hotel

Where: 1127 Connecticut Ave Nw [map], Washington, DC, United States, 20036
March 10, 2008 at 5:26 PM | by | ()

Hotels and prostitutes go together like peanut butter and jelly so there's no surprise when you find out some ladies of the evening are hitting up lodging establishments to do business.

But when you find out a high-ranking political official like New York's governor Eliot Spitzer, was arranging to meet a hooker, er excuse us high-priced prostitute, in a hotel room, allegedly, that's when things start to get interesting.

It's not quite unusual--politicians and prostitutes also go together like peanut butter and jelly (esp. in DC)--but it is shocking. Not so much for the act, but hello, you're a married governor doing something illegal. Did you really think you would not get caught? Did we not learn anything from the McGreevey days of 2004?

Anyways after the jump are the detes on the wiretap on a prostitution ring that identified Client 9 as Spitzer himself and had him arranging a meeting at DC's Mayflower Hotel.

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