Admittedly I’m pretty easy to entertain. But I think I’ve actually found my new favorite hobby. Yes, as the title suggests it’s browsing hotel websites for truly ridiculous pictures. When a good chunk of hotels’ bookings are made directly on their website, it would seem worthwhile to hire a professional photographer (or “animater”) that actually makes the hotel look good.
But then there are hotels like the InterContinental Puerto Vallarta, which have this as one of the rotating pictures on their homepage:
Maybe it’s just me, but this blurry picture really hasn’t sold me on the “view from [the] hotel.” Is it just me?
Then I stumbled upon The Castle Hotel, which is a Luxury Collection hotel set to open in Dalian, China in 2013. The hotel looks seriously awesome based on the picture on the homepage.
I’m totally sold on staying at the hotel after seeing that picture. I wonder what other renderings they have of this hotel which is supposed to open next year?
Ah, so this is what a croissant will look like at the hotel in 2013? Good to know. Might as well post a picture of me in my American Airlines pajamas while they’re at it, because it’s equally relevant.
And then there’s just about every Hyatt Regency hotel in the world which has this as one of their pictures:
Ahhh, so that’s what a sink looks like (worry not, the irony isn’t lost on me, being the guy that posts pictures of water bottles, hot towels, and Diet Coke with lime with every trip report).
Hopefully nobody actually takes what I’m writing here seriously, as it’s merely one of the less destructive activities a 22 year old can do at 2AM on a Thursday night.
If anyone is as entertained by hotel pictures as I am, let’s have a little contest and see who can find the most ridiculous/out of context/bad picture on a hotel’s website. First prize is a Lucky Gold Star, which can be redeemed for a Diet Coke with lime and ramekin of hot nuts when our paths cross.