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Have You Ever Smoked While Lounging On A Beanbag Chair In Your Underwear?

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  Site Where: 518 W 27th St [map], New York, NY, United States, 10001-5505
February 29, 2012 at 9:26 AM | by | Comments (0)

We all know that hotels aren't as forthcoming as they should be with photos of their rooms and public spaces on their websites but we still have a chuckle over the other kind of photos hotels put on their website--the totally staged shots of people doing totally random things.

The Hotel Americano caught our attention over the summer with its low-lying Japanese ryokan beds, bento boxes and wool slippers. None of which, however, relate to what the hotel really wants us to be doing during our stay there: puffing away on a cigarette in our skivvies while snuggling up to the hotel's custom-made Zanotti black vinyl bean bag chairs.

It turns out all that talk about proximity to art galleries and views of the High Line were just ways to get us in the door.

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Twitpic of the Week: Pauly D's Dream Hotel Room

October 24, 2011 at 1:00 PM | by | Comments (0)

In the ever-expanding universe of Twitter, there is one particular trend @HotelChatter happens to quite enjoy: candid hotel room photos. These Twitpics range from stunning views to anti-views to celebrity tomfoolery and everything in between. And we can't get enough of 'em! Every Monday, we will feature one "Twitpic of the Week" to commemorate our favorite hotel-themed snapshot. Got a favorite of your own? Want to show off your sweet suite? Send it in!

 

Celebrity Fact #1: Any photo is a new chance to show off their bling. Celebrity Fact #2: Certain celebs like to coin their own little catchphrases (see: Paris Hilton's "that's hot," or Justin Bieber's "swag"). So when @DJPaulyD found this no-smoking sign in his hotel room, he just couldn't pass up the opportunity to do a little Twitpic-ing. He tweeted:

"See Now This Is My Kinda Hotel Room #fresh"

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As Promised, The Clarendon Hotel in Phoenix is Now Selling blucigs E-Cigarettes

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  Site Where: 401 West Clarendon Avenue [map], Phoenix, AZ, United States, 85013
October 13, 2011 at 2:53 PM | by | Comments (4)

A couple of weeks ago, Ben Bethel, the owner of the Clarendon Hotel in Phoenix let us know that he would be selling e-cigarettes to his smoking guests. He told us:

We're tired of charging guests $250 for smoking charges, tired of deep-cleaning guest rooms after they're smoked in, and tired of chasing after guests who are smoking in our pool area and rooftop bar. So, we're going to start encouraging guests to use E-Cigarettes, to the point that I'm even going to sell them at the front desk.

Not long after our story went up, Bethel had partnered up with blucigs to sell guests their brand of e-cigarettes for $10 each. Now we can report that the hotel is selling blucig's disposables product line with flavor options of Menthol and Classic Tobacco.

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Light Up With Abandon at These Three London Hotel Cigar Bars

September 30, 2011 at 12:30 PM | by | Comments (0)

A smoking ban took effect in England in 2007, with nicotine-loving Brits grumbling about having to take their activities outside since. Being relegated to tiny patios may have led to the increased frequency of "smirting" (that's "smoking" and "flirting"), but even an upsurge in this mating activity isn't enough to make up for the lost luxury of lighting up indoors.

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The Clarendon Hotel in Phoenix Will Sell E-Cigarettes to Guests Looking for a Fix

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  Site Where: 401 West Clarendon Avenue [map], Phoenix, AZ, United States, 85013
September 28, 2011 at 2:32 PM | by | Comments (5)

The Clarendon Hotel in Phoenix is taking a novel approach to dealing with rogue smokers in their non-smoking rooms by selling them electronic cigarettes to puff on.

Owner Ben Bethel tells HotelChatter doing this will not only make the guests feel comfortable but also save him the hassle of trying to recoup the smoking fines. He says:

We're tired of charging guests $250 for smoking charges, tired of deep-cleaning guest rooms after they're smoked in, and tired of chasing after guests who are smoking in our pool area and rooftop bar.

So, we're going to start encouraging guests to use E-Cigarettes, to the point that I'm even going to sell them at the front desk.

I think this is a big issue for hotels, and could save guests a lot of hassle/frustration. Now they can smoke in the pool, on the rooftop bar, or even in their bed in their guest room.

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