Most Overhyped Hotel Trends
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Most Overhyped Hotel Trends

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Soap butlers, underwater sound systems, and pet spas are just a few of today’s over-the-top hotel enticements.

Cabanas

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At beach clubs throughout the world, cabanas provided a place to stay by the water but get out of the sun. You could relax in the shade, have a drink, and maybe play a game of gin rummy. Now these little canvas enclosures have been upgraded to mini nightclub VIP rooms that offer full bar and restaurant service day and night. Renting for premium prices, they even boast Wi-Fi and widescreen TVs—because really, why should you have to watch a $12 in-room movie in your room?

David A. Keeps

Most Overhyped Hotel Trends

Cabanas

At beach clubs throughout the world, cabanas provided a place to stay by the water but get out of the sun. You could relax in the shade, have a drink, and maybe play a game of gin rummy. Now these little canvas enclosures have been upgraded to mini nightclub VIP rooms that offer full bar and restaurant service day and night. Renting for premium prices, they even boast Wi-Fi and widescreen TVs—because really, why should you have to watch a $12 in-room movie in your room?

David A. Keeps

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