A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…
Star Wars has been very good for the Walt Disney Company since it purchased Lucasfilms for $4 billion in 2012. They’ve profited greatly from the movies and merchandise it’s made off the brand, to say nothing of the Galaxy’s Edge lands they built at Disneyland in California and WDW’s Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida in mid-late 2019.
While the lands were still being built, Disney announced an immersive hotel that would eventually be built alongside the Florida version of Galaxy’s Edge, but there were only scant details.
Well, they’ve just announced a few things about it…
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Whereas Joe collects and uses just about every bar of soap he can get from a hotel, I’m not one to use the hotel’s toiletries a whole lot. I have no huge reason to not use them, other than the fact that I really like the soap and shampoo/conditioner that I bring with me. But I’ll always check them out, because sometimes I’ll find one that I really like for occasional home use – the lemon & sage Bliss collection that they have at the W, for example, smells really nice.
Anyway, we stayed at the Kimpton Gray Hotel in Chicago not long ago, and in checking out their toiletries, I swear, I think you could use some of them as part of a Thanksgiving meal. No, really! Take a look…
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Hotel employees see and hear a lot of things. They also have a pretty good idea of what goes on behind closed doors of their hotels. Some of those things might be intriguing and others are probably things you don’t really want to know ;-).
Anyway, Buzzfeed interviewed some hotel employees a while back and asked them a bunch of questions that a lot of hotel guests would usually be curious about, such as:
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A lot of my friends say they like to live vicariously through my travels. That’s a pretty cool thing to hear but even cooler is when I get to live vicariously through someone else’s travels. I’m doing that right now.
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When you think about staying in a hotel room, it’s amazing that we have such an affinity towards sleeping in them at all. The idea of staying away from home, in a strange room in a place owned, operated and maintained by people you don’t know sounds like it should be an activity taken with much trepidation. Back in the 1600s, staying in a building where you had food and shelter after a long day of travel had to be amazing but we’re long past the days of the roadside inn or boarding house with a friendly innkeeper offering respite after a tiring journey.
So knowing what I know about hotel rooms, what do I need to do, every time, before I stay in a hotel? I adopt a “suspension of disbelief” about my hotel room.
Let me warn you that if you aren’t able to deal with what your hotel room might be like, best stop reading now.
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