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A Simple Plastic Adaptor That Fixes Stupid Hotel Hangers

Somewhere near the top of the list of travel annoyances are those proprietary hotel hangers with detachable hooks designed to stop guests from stealing them. They make it impossible to hang your clothes anywhere but in the designated closet, but you can finally fight back with a simple plastic adaptor called the ConvertAHanger that lets you use hotel hangers wherever you want.


Tip This Robo-Bellhop In Tweets For Delivering Your Room Service

Put that dollar away, the future is already upon us. Aloft Hotels, a swanky hotel in Silicon Valley is about to debut the world’s first robotic bellhop, a speedy automaton built to fulfil your every wish, or at least bring you a midnight snack.


How Your Hotel Room Price And Wi-Fi Speed Are Linked

Ever wondered if you’re paying for the bed linen or the Wi-Fi? The network-analysing super-wonks at OpenSignal have crunched through some data about public Wi-Fi, and analysed in detail the network performance in different hotel rooms. Here’s how your room price and download speed are linked.


This Floating Glass Hotel Will Let You See Northern Lights In Luxury

If you dream of watching the Northern Lights in decadent style, then you should wait until 2017 — when this wonderful, floating, snowflake-shaped hotel will be ready in the icy reaches of northern Norway.


Never Stay In A Hotel With Crappy Wi-Fi Thanks To This Useful Site

When you’re travelling, hotel Wi-Fi might be your only source of connectivity, so when you wind up in a hotel and the internet crawwwwwls, it can be a major bummer.


It's Alarmingly Easy For Hackers To Control Your Hotel Room

Next time you’re in Shenzhen, “the Silicon Valley of mainland China“, don’t stay at the St Regis hotel. Sure, it looks nice and everything. And those iPad-powered “digital butlers” sound neat. But, really, the system is so littered with security vulnerabilities that a hacker on the other side of the planet can easily break in and turn off your lights when you least expect it.


You Can Pay To Sleep Inside This Giant Robot's Stomach

“Sir,” the bellhop says as you waltz up to the check-in counter, “we’ve upgraded you to out finest suite — no, not the honeymoon suite, even better. The robot gut suite.” This scenario could soon become a reality at London’s Beaumont Hotel, which recently installed a giant inhabitable statue on its facade. Unfortunately, it sounds like a pretty terrible space.


This Glass-Bottomed Hotel Room Lets You Sleep With The Fishes

Bali is a beautiful place, but one of the drawbacks of beautiful places is that it’s hard to consume all of the beauty at once. That’s why the Bambu Inda Hotel built a glass-bottomed hotel room on top of a fish-filled pond. It’s supposed to create a “fishing village experience”.


You Can Spend The Night In This Television Antenna Above Prague

In the 1980s, a Communist-era television tower was erected in Prague, ruining its picturesque skyline. Now you can stay at a hotel with a view that’s guaranteed not to include the tower, because it’s located inside the tower itself, perched 70m over the city.


20 Awesome Stickers From When Your Suitcase Told Stories

There was a time when well-travelled luggage looked like the suitcase above: covered with travel stickers, trophies of every adventurous explorer. My father, who spent his youth travelling across Europe in the ’60s and ’70s kept his weary suitcase for a long time; as a child, I admired all those well-aged little pictures of remote hotels and places I’d never been to.


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