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You say it's your birthday, na, na, na, na, it's our birthday too!
It may be hard to believe but today, HotelChatter is 10 YEARS OLD. Which in internet years is pretty impressive. We're older than Facebook! And this here is a screengrab of what we used to look like. Much better today, huh?
We've seen a lot happen in 10 years. Why, when we first started chronicling hotels around the world, it was a rarity to find internet in your hotel room, let alone WiFi. Today, WiFi is standard hotel amenity (whether or not it's free is a different story.)
We've also seen the birth and death of many hotels and hotel brands, the rise and fall of hoteliers and the countless incidents of celebrities behaving badly in hotels. And we can't forget about the insane hotel packages that have come across our desks, the numerous room rate gimmicks we've tried to score a deal, the instant buzz whenever a new booking site or app came online, the amenities-arms race between hotels of all kinds, the havoc that natural disasters and other emergencies wreaked on hotels scenes and so, so, so, so much more.
But the one thing we haven't seen happen in all our years in this corner of the internet? An underwater hotel. Sure, there have been plans and ideas and renderings but we've not been able to check-in to one yet. Maybe that will happen in the next 10 years.
Thanks to all of our longtime readers, our frequent hotel guests and our super secret hotel spies for making the past 10 years so much fun. And a special thanks to all our contributors, new and old, for all your kick-ass hotel observations. Here's to another 10 great years!