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If you’re anything like us, you’ll have read the story about the hotel that looks like an amethyst last week, and thought immediately, “Ah, there is only one place for that – China.” And you would be right. The architects envision it as a chain, but the first is being planned for the manmade Ocean Flower island currently in construction in the sea off Hainan province.
And from that came the obvious question – which country designs the maddest hotels?
Several contenders spring to mind immediately:
See this scraggly, 50 year old French guy? His real name is Alain Roberts--but everybody knows him as 'Spiderman'. After this recorded practice scale at Cuba's Hotel Habana Libre, he's climbing the hotel for real today. With just his bare hands. And maybe some chalk.
This is the same guy who was banned from climbing The Shard in London, by a legal injunction, because the powers that be were so nervous. But, Roberts just shrugged his shoulders and set his sights elsewhere.
We can already hear one HCer now, cuz he's said it before. "This dog sh*t is getting out of hand." Obviously we're going to need to have another battle of the editors, because some of us have cherished pets and others, well, we couldn't keep a Chia pet alive.
So, it was with that in mind that we pondered this news: The Affinia Manhattan will be the official hotel of the 137th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, and will be hosting special four-legged guests in their “Happy Tails Suite”.
Ah. That's when things got tight. The snorts happened as well as the "ooh's how cutes!".
There was an exclamation of the "GTFOH" variety.
We proceeded to read on, anyway. Ignoring the distractions and detractors.
We already know one HC editor who’d have a few choice words to say about this place that's just come to our attention. After all, he didn’t hold back when the subject of pampered pups came up before.
But with the picture above and the name House of Mutt? It would have been all over. Shut down. Eyeballs outta the building.
Yet we were intrigued about this “five-star luxury hotel for dogs of distinction”. A place for pets who need to relax from the “pressures of modern life”. But, it also seems that humans use this spot as an alternative to kenneling when they themselves are going on vacation. That makes feel a tiny bit better that dogs aren’t getting better treatment than us.
But wait. They are. Now we're kinda mad.