When most people stay at a hotel, requests usually include things like more towels or a later checkout.
But for guests forking over $25k for a single night’s stay – their requests are much more outrageous.
From special toilet seats to requesting hotel staff wash the sheets with a specific detergent brand – here are just a few of the wild requests from the rich and famous.
To start – it takes a special kind of person to manage these high-profile (and often obnoxious) clients.
But 27-year-old Jessica Waddy, who serves as a Four Seasons concierge and is tasked with managing VIP guests and fulfilling their requests, states she loves her job.
While most guests check in at the front desk and use the main elevator – Waddy says there’s an entire underground world of hidden entrances and secret elevators.
Because of course…
… these “VIP guests” don’t want to mingle with the regular folks – or be hassled.
Some of the more frequent guests even store specific belongings at the hotel like tempur-pedic mattress toppers and children’s toys.
And the list of requests varies from guest to guest – but are all obnoxious.
Like the guest who requested all furniture be removed from an extra room so they could convert the space into a giant wardrobe…
… or the guy who had brought his Xbox – but said he wouldn’t play it on the hotel’s 75-inch television – and demanded an 85-inch television in his room, leading to a last-minute frantic scramble to make him happy.
Business Insider reported:
“A VIP guest once requested all the furniture be removed from an extra room at 10 p.m. the night before check-in so they could convert the space into a giant wardrobe, Waddy said.
Another guest staying at the hotel’s Empire Suite, which costs $25,000 a night, said he would only play Xbox on an 85-inch television — 10 inches smaller than the hotel’s flat screens. The result was a wild goose chase through Staten Island and Queens to purchase two brand-new screens before his arrival.
“Our director had to get his car and go to two different stores so this guest could play his Xbox on the TV that he wanted,” Waddy recalled. “We had to squish them into his car with one of our sales interns in the back.”
The rest of us are just trying to get a clean room without bed bugs and hope we can get some complementary travel-size shampoo if we need it.
But in the travel industry – if you have enough money, you can buy you anything you need…
… except class.
What are your thoughts on guests who make such obnoxious requests to hotel staff?
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