Most Overhyped Hotel Trends

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(c) Fritz von der Schulenburg / Interior Archive/Arcaid / Corbis

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

Peekaboo Bathrooms

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In an attempt to make guest room baths more like luxury spas, hoteliers have been adding separate water closets, soaking tubs, and glass showers—all of which we appreciate. But then some began turning the idea of bathing into a floor show—by putting tubs in the middle of guest rooms and adding glass walls that let roommates watch while you shower. There’s no question that these facilities can facilitate intimacy between consenting adults…but what if you’re sharing a room with a work colleague?

David A. Keeps

Most Overhyped Hotel Trends

Peekaboo Bathrooms

In an attempt to make guest room baths more like luxury spas, hoteliers have been adding separate water closets, soaking tubs, and glass showers—all of which we appreciate. But then some began turning the idea of bathing into a floor show—by putting tubs in the middle of guest rooms and adding glass walls that let roommates watch while you shower. There’s no question that these facilities can facilitate intimacy between consenting adults…but what if you’re sharing a room with a work colleague?

David A. Keeps

(c) Fritz von der Schulenburg / Interior Archive/Arcaid / Corbis
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