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Note To Hotel Managers: Don't Try To Impress Madonna With Your Lowly Furniture

June 19, 2012 at 9:01 AM | by | ()

We would have thought that having the red carpet rolled out for you at every new five-star hotel you check into would preclude the need to make room adjustments. Except when you're Madonna, that is. It turns out the pop diva is pretty choosy about the look and feel of her room, and has a whole laundry list of items that need to be added to (or taken away from) the room. Before she even sets foot in it.

Want to find out how to Madonna-fy your room in three easy steps? Read on!

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It Might Be Time For Holiday Inn To Consider Installing Caller ID

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  Site Where: 1007 Beards Hill Rd [map], Aberdeen, MD, United States, 21001
March 26, 2012 at 9:32 AM | by | ()

This might make you think twice about ever answering the phone in your hotel room again. A woman staying in a Holiday Inn Express near Baltimore was the victim of a prank caller who, citing a "gas leak," successfully tricked her into using a toilet bowl lid to trigger the sprinkler system, which then caused her room, as well as a few others, to flood.

According to WBAL, firefighters responded to the call on Friday night, assuming there must have been some emergency. Instead, all they found was a woman in a wet hotel room sheepishly holding a toilet bowl lid.

Meanwhile, the prank caller, who called the hotel a few hours later to claim responsibility, is part of a nationwide prankster network that apparently likes to target places like hotels and fast food restaurants. Though we like to believe our readers are too smart to ever fall for a stunt like this, we feel this might be a good time to state the obvious: always check with the Front Desk anytime someone claiming to work for the hotel shows up at your door or starts calling you. Better yet, just don't answer the phone at all—that's what we have cell phones for.

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What is This at The Beverly Hills Hotel?

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  Site Where: 9641 Sunset Boulevard [map], Beverly Hills, CA, United States, 90210
December 9, 2011 at 11:35 AM | by | ()

This machine looks vaguely familiar, doesn't it? We feel like we may have used one of these before but a long, long time ago in another lifetime. Can you help us determine what it is?

Heh, we spied this real-life pay phone at the Beverly Hills Hotel the other week, something we haven't seen inside a hotel (or anywhere else really) in what seems like forever but has probably only been about five years or so. Also, phone calls are now 50 cents?

It's kind of sad but hotel pay phones will probably go the way of record players, mail boxes, and VHS tapes--nifty little contraptions for the younger generation to photograph and say, "OMG, can you imagine calling someone up on this?"

Well, this pay phone would certainly come in handy if you're cellphone died and you just happen to spot Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes over at Bar Nineteen 12.

Do you remember the last time you used a pay phone in a hotel? Share your memories in comments below!