In 2001 a Nova Scotia man was barred from a hotel after leaving a window open in his room allowing seagulls to enter; drawn by the intoxicating smell of pepperoni. The room was destroyed. His ban was lifted in 2018 after a heartfelt plea to hotel management.
One third of all motels in the U.S. are owned by Indians with the last name ‘Patel.’
When the historic Plaza Hotel in NYC opened in 1907 a room cost $2.50 per night, the equivalent of $64.26 today. The Plaza now charges over $1000/night.
The Aurora Ice Hotel in Alaska was made entirely of ice. Ice walls, ceiling, beds, bar, barstools, even martini glasses were made of ice. It was closed by the fire marshall for not having smoke detectors.
A luxury hotel in Cannes, France, has a team of 5 trained attack hawks that it uses to keep pesky seagulls from harassing its wealthy patrons in outside seating areas.
There is a hotel that sits right on the border of Switzerland and France. A set of stairs started in France and ended in Switzerland upstairs. The upper rooms were thus ideal as a hideout for French Resistance members during WWII as the Nazis weren’t allowed to cross into the Swiss side.
Some hotels have sensors in the mini-bar that automatically charge you if an item is moved, even if you never intended to consume it
In Japan there is a family that has run the same hotel for nearly 1,300 years . . . or 46 generations.