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It's no secret that hotel rooms are used for trysting but we were in for quite a shock when we saw this happening at the Conrad Hotel in Tokyo. Yes, that's right. We're talking about the two teddy bears getting too close in a cup inside one of the guest rooms.
All joking aside, the snapshot from Ken E. Lee in the HotelChatter Flickr Pool gives us an up close and personal look at the sweet teddy bears, which are only available to guests. (The hotel also gives guests a Conrad duckie too.) You can purchase these directly from the hotel but you know, you have to go to Tokyo to get it. Otherwise, eBay it.
Rates start at around $400 a night for a King City room with seriously stunning views of the skyscrapers in Ginza and Shiodome. Check out more of Photo: Ken E. Lee/Flickr]
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At The Salvatore Ferragamo Hotel in Florence You'll Find (What Else?) Salvatore Ferragamo Toiletries
Oscar de la Renta is not the only fashion designer with his own bath toiletries in hotels. Long before Oscar unveiled his new line for Peninsula Hotels, fashion house Salvatore Ferragamo had put their Tuscan Soul toiletries in the Lugarno Collection, their small portfolio of Italian hotels. And thanks to HotelChatter Flickr Member, Uggboy, we've got a close-up of what the amenity line looks like.
This photo was snapped at the Gallery Hotel in Florence near the Ponte Vecchio which houses its own Salvatore Ferragamo museum downstairs. But you won't leave the hotel with just Ferragamo toiletries.
As part of the Salvatore Ferragamo Experience, guests get a tour of the museum as well as a private shopping excursion to the SF store upstairs. Guests of the Gallery Hotel's suites also get a private visit to the Salvatore Ferragamo Creations Santa Trinita Boutique, where historical Ferragamo shoe collections, accessories and a 10% discount await. Rooms start at 225 Euros.
Want to nab some Ferragamo toiletries closer to home? They can also be found at several Waldorf Astoria hotels.
[Photo: Uggboy/HotelChatter Flickr Pool]
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When we checked the HotelChatter Flickr Pool this morning for some new additions, we found this snapshot of the Mandarin Oriental Pudong in Shanghai from member BenLee123, a well-traveled man with a taste for the finer hotels in life.
The hotel just opened in April and as we expected the luxury hotel looks pretty luxurious filled with lots of high-tech amenities.
BenLee123 dropped in a few more photos of the hotel and he also posted a link to his lengthy TripAdvisor review. But this paragraph stood out for us:
No request is too much trouble. Some examples: I was on medication during this trip and asked the hotel to prepare and boil some Chinese herbs which I brought along twice a day. That’s something out of the usual service request and any lesser hotel especially in China, the answer will be an immediate NO. In this case, the staff immediately agreed to prepare this for me without a second thought or the need to “consult with management”.
Xie xie indeed!
The hotel is still offering its opening offer which gives you a complimentary second night and free internet. We found rooms on the 11th of October for just $277 USD a night.
Got a cool hotel photo to share? Drop it into our HotelChatter Flickr Pool and maybe next Monday, we'll be talking about your photo instead!
We got so excited about the opening of the W Paris Opera which finally opened in February but unfortunately, we haven't made it to the City of Light to check it out for ourselves. However, HotelChatter Flickr Member, Ken Lee, did. Check out his awesome room pics from the hotel below.
Rates for the W Paris are holding steady next weekend at a whopping 628 Euros a night for an eclectic Spectacular room with a king bed. Yeah, take a good look at these photos because that might be as close as you can get to the spot.
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Here at HotelChatter we're constantly bombarding you with all sorts of hotel snapshots—from mouth-watering desserts to bodacious toiletries to, yes, tricked-out hotel toilets. What can we say? We love to whet your appetite for full-on hotel
But we know we're not the only ones who like to whip out the old Nikon the minute we step into the room. In fact, our popular Flickr Pool has shown you all to be perfectly capable hotel chroniclers too.
So we want to know: when you show up at a new hotel, what is the first thing you like to take pictures of? Is it the lobby? The view from your window? The elevator doors?
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The all white church, or rather chapel, is used most during weddings but we're guessing if you needed a moment to talk to the man upstairs during your hotel stay, you could pop in for a quickie prayer session too.
Rates at the Westin in Japan's "City of Trees" start at around $229 a night.
If you haven't looked at the HotelChatter Flickr Pool in quite some time, we strongly suggest you give it a look-see. It turns out our members are real jet-setters, staying in hotels around the world, some of which we can only dream of one day visiting. Thus we decided to ask a few "super-users" to tell us their Five Favorite Hotels and of course, share their glorious hotel snapshots with us too. Next up, is Flickr member UggBoy.
If you haven't looked at the HotelChatter Flickr Pool in quite some time, we strongly suggest you give it a look-see. It turns out our members are real jet-setters, staying in hotels around the world, some of which we can only dream of one day visiting. Thus we decided to ask a few "super-users" to tell us their Five Favorite Hotels and of course, share their glorious hotel snapshots with us too. First up, is Flickr member Corinna Witt.
HotelChatter Flickr member Ken Lee dropped in this shot of the rooftop pool and it looks just like what we'd expect from a W hotel. Lately, W Hotels has seem to lost some of their design libido, perhaps a side effect of over-expansion into some questionable markets. But the W Taipei pool has us ready to strip down, particularly those lounge chairs siting in a few inches of water.
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It's the season of celebrity engagements! While most of us would be content with an intimate proposal in a sentimental location and a carat or two, celebrities go all out with their engagements, often popping the question with a monster five or six carat ring while on vacation at some to-die-for luxury resort.
After word came yesterday that Natalie Portman and LeAnn Rimes said "yes" to their lovers, we found out that pop singer Lily Allen also got engaged to her boyfriend, Sam Cooper, at the Amankila Resort in Bali from the luxe Aman Resorts.
And coincidentally, a HotelChatter Flickr Pool member, had just dropped these gorgey photos of the resort in our Flickr pool.
Sorry, we're just not used to this. We actually can't even fathom this right now but on the heels of our Hotel Spy telling us that the Thompson LES gave her an uninterrupted night's sleep we find that in our HotelChatter Flickr Pool, a member has given us this review of Gild Hall:
I actually really liked the hotel as it was extremely quiet for NYC and the beds were great. The one downside was the room/bathroom size, which was a bit smallish.
Could it be that Thompson Hotels are growing up? When we stayed at 60 Thompson last May we were peeved by the bumping noise from the ThomBar but at the Hollywood Roosevelt the other night, we had no disturbances. Granted it was a Tuesday night and Teddy's was closed, but still, this isn't what we expect from Thompson. Not that we're complaining or anything!
What about you--have you had a shockingly quiet stay at a Thompson Hotel recently? Tell us about it.
Dipping into the HotelChatter Flickr Pool today we found this shot of the Le Meridiend Parkhotel Frankfurt which we admit caught our eye because of the interesting, non-fugly carpeting. But also a bonus was this review from Flickr member Spencer D Allen who writes:
Very artsy hotel, very unique. There are 2 towers, one with very modern (almost W hotel style) decor, the other side with a much more sophistocated [sic]and almost old world luxury. this room is from the old world tower.
The location is very unique, right near the red light district.... it's not for kids. It definitely proves the stereotype of Frankfurt being boring very, very wrong.
We're intrigued already. And we have to say that room is considered part of the "old world tower" but it looks a lot newer than some new hotels we've seen lately. Of course, there could always be some clunky armoire hiding a chunky TV that we just can't see in this shot.
Considering the Le Meridien for your next trip to the exotic Frankfurt? Room rates start at 145 Euros for the hotel's historic wing. The modern design rooms are bumped up to 225 Euros. Check those rooms out here.