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#1 Old 01-28-2010, 05:04 AM
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Cold sheets? Hire a human bed-warmer

Holiday Inn offers trial run of service at 3 British hotels





International hotel chain Holiday Inn is offering a trial human bed-warming service at three hotels in Britain this month.



If requested, a willing staff-member at two of the chain's London hotels and one in the northern English city of Manchester will dress in an all-in-one fleece sleeper suit before slipping between the sheets.



"The new Holiday Inn bed warmers service is a bit like having a giant hot water bottle in your bed," Holiday Inn spokeswoman Jane Bednall said in an e-mailed statement.





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#2 Old 01-28-2010, 05:53 AM
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Gross.
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Yuck. No thanks.
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That doesn't have the potential to go bad at all.

Nope.

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... Um. No.
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Totally creepy. It boggles my mind why anyone would want to do that.
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The "warmers" are probably fully covered to keep from getting bedbugs!

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Holiday Inn said the warmer would be fully dressed and leave the bed before the guest occupied it.



So the bed warmer would be a memeber of staff wearing a body suit, carrying a thermometer, who'd hop in your bed until the thermometer read 22C then they'd hop out and the guest could then get into the bed.



Sounds like Holiday Inn is trying to generate interest in its new revamped hotel chain via viral/quriky media antics to me
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reading the title, i was convinced that was gonna be a usa thing, how wrong i was ha ha ha
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That is weird and a total fail waiting to happen.

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i fink this wuz fought up by some english geezer avin a larf innit !!
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Is this a joke?
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If they really want to impress their guests, maybe they should start washing their blankets more than once a year.



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If they really want to impress their guests, maybe they should start washing their blankets more than once a year.



<<former Holiday Inn housekeeper



yep. Hotel blankets are pretty gross no matter what hotel. I used to prefer the Holiday Inn Express as they use duvets instead of blankets.



<< spent literally 200+ nights in Holiday Inns in the UK in the last couple of years.
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If they really want to impress their guests, maybe they should start washing their blankets more than once a year.



<<former Holiday Inn housekeeper



Ok..that's nasty but good to know.
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I see no problems with this, sounds pretty good.

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This is why one should always read an employment contract very carefully.

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I use a heating pad for this purpose. Works like a charm.

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wow.
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I'd rather have my bed warmed by an unknown dog or cat than an unknown human.
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But I'm already a human bed warmer.

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If you’ve ever gotten out of bed and then gotten back in it seems like a LOT of the heat is lost. And what if the person doesn’t generate much body heat? You have to stand there waiting when you really just want to go to bed? Even if it weren’t icky this hardly seems worth it.

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Why don't they just get electric blankets?

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Why don't they just get electric blankets?



I was wondering this also. It just makes more sense to me because this "human bedwarmer" concept just baffles me.
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This is why one should always read an employment contract very carefully.





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I'd rather have my bed warmed by an unknown dog or cat than an unknown human.

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Can I just bring my Golden Retriever, he's an awesome bed warmer.
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I am far more concerned about the image this idea gives to guests about hotel staff. When I worked at the desk at a Best Western, I would get hit on constantly and sometimes guys would ask if if I wanted to go to their room. So, I guess this skeeves me out for a whole different reason. I do realize this is probably a joke, nonetheless, I think it's not too far from what some idiot manager would do in the name of customer service.
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Ew. That's not very hygienic...

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I imagine my thoughts on this will depend on who the bedwarmer is...
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