Sex Courtyard by Marriott: Preferred by Piss Freaks
posted by April 29 at 16:13 PMon
Courtyard by Marriott is developing all sorts of new features for their hotel rooms in a top-secret test guest room, the X-Room, according to today’s New York Times. Among the features being tested out in the X-Room? Waterproof mattresses. Why waterproof mattresses? The New York Times doesn’t say.
The room, set up last November by Courtyard by Marriott in partnership with the University of Delaware in Newark, is a test guest room. It is equipped with everything from waterproof mattresses to the experimental technology of wireless electricity (no plugs) to a specially designed Nintendo Wii game console for travelers. There is also a digital door display that lets people see who is in the corridor….
Marriott is already introducing some of the concepts in its hotels. William Sullivan, managing director of the hotel in Newark, Del., that houses the X-room, says the company has made some interesting findings: “Everyone is interested in the Nintendo Wii. All hotels see that has potential.” A waterproof mattress is also being tried out across a pilot group of hotels while a Marriott in Las Vegas is testing the digital door display….
Wiis, digital door displays, wireless—I can see the applications, I can see the benefits to weary travelers. Heck, the New York Times walks us through the applications and benefits. But what’s up with those waterproof mattress? Later in the story we’re told that researchers have discovered that travelers want, “a place to sit that wasn’t the bed with a surface they could wipe down,” so they’re putting leather-topped ottomans in the X-Room. But the still don’t explain what the hell the waterproof mattresses are for.
They’re not for carrying down to the pool and they’re not floatation devices. About the only time adults—well, most of ‘em anyway—wet the bed is, of course, when they wet the bed on purpose. So… uh…