He named the hotel Hotel 81 after his house number as he wanted something simple. "Pan-Pacific, Shangri-La, all difficult for me," he says. More Hotel 81s were built in Geylang, a red-light district, and other areas.
All Hotel 81 branches are 2-star hotels, but don't be put off by the $100+ per night price tag. I opted to splurge a little on the fancier Deluxe Queen room ($117/night) that comes with a view, but the basic rooms are priced from around $80/night.
Hotel 81 — from $30 for 2 hours
Let's admit it — we're all familiar with what the name Hotel 81 insinuates. But if your main priority is a private space with affordable prices, then their $30 for 2 hours rate is definitely a bang for your buck.
In late 2015, he opened Hotel Boss, a 19-story, 1,500-room hotel nestled between Arab Street and Little India not far from downtown Singapore.
If you do see her there, please say hello. Ever wonder why you've never stayed in a hotel room on the 13th floor The answer is simple: The floor doesn't exist. It all comes down to triskaidekaphobia, or the fear of the number 13.
North Korea's 'Hotel Of Doom' Is The Tallest Abandoned Building In The World. The 105-story, 1,083-foot structure protrudes above the rest of the Pyongyang skyline. In 1987, workers began constructing what would be the tallest hotel in the world in Pyongyang, North Korea.
Reasons for omitting a thirteenth floor include triskaidekaphobia on the part of the building's owner or builder, or a desire by the building owner or landlord to prevent problems that may arise with superstitious tenants, occupants, or customers.
Most hotels have a '72-hour' rule, which means guests can leave the sign on before hotel staff are allowed to enter the room with security.
Founded in 2005, 25hours has 15 hotels including Berlin, Hamburg, Paris, Zurich, Vienna, Florence, Copenhagen, Dubai, Munich, Dusseldorf, Cologne & Frankfurt.
The Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan, a Japanese resort not far from Mount Fuji, has been in business since 705 A.D. The hotel has been passed down within the same family for 52 generations. Guinness World Records has officially recognized it as the oldest continuously running hotel in the world.
Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan
The ryokan has long been well-known within Japan. But its popularity received a huge boost in 2011 when the Guinness Book of World Records designated Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan as the oldest hotel in the world.
The number itself, in any form, is an attraction for pot smokers. Indeed one hotel at least has taken to indicating its room 420 with a sign that reads 419+1 in a bid to avoid links with marijuana.
4: In China, the pronunciation of the word for the number four is similar to that of the Chinese word for death. Many buildings in China skip a fourth floor, just as U.S. builders sometimes omit floor 13.
The Clown Motel is a clown-themed motel along north Main Street in Tonopah, Nevada which has been referred to as "America's scariest motel". The building is located adjacent to Tonopah Cemetery where the father of the original owners is buried.
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Early tall-building designers, fearing a fire on the 13th floor, or fearing tenants' superstitions about the rumor, decided to omit having a 13th floor listed on their elevator numbering. This practice became commonplace, and eventually found its way into American mainstream culture and building design.
The 10 and 5 rule is a simple guideline that is widely used in the hospitality industry. The rule dictates that when a staff member is 10 feet from a guest, the staff smiles and makes direct eye contact, and when they are within five feet, the staff verbally greets the guest.
At 10 feet: Look up from what you are doing, and acknowledge the customer with direct eye contact and a nod. At 5 feet: Smile, with your lips and eyes. At 3 feet: Verbally greet the customer and offer a time-of-day greeting (“Good Morning”).
In most cases, hotels are open for business 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
3-Star Rating: Moving on Up
These hotels are generally more stylish and comfortable than one and two-star hotels, and they offer a wider range of services and amenities: a fitness center, a pool, business services, an on-site restaurant, room service, conference rooms, and valet services.
Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan, Japan
The oldest hotel in the world, Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan opened in 705 AD and has been passed down through the same family for an astounding 52 generations.
Spence's, the first ever hotel in Asia was opened to the public in 1830. The Great Eastern Hotel was established in 1840 or 1841 by David Wilson as the Auckland Hotel, named after George Eden, 1st Earl of Auckland, then Governor General of India.
Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan, Hayakawa, Japan
Founded in 705 by Fujiwara Mahito, the Japanese resort is recognised by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest continuously running hotel. Keiunkan is located near Mout Fuji in the Kai region of Yamanashi Prefecture.
The number is so feared that many hospitals and airports avoid using it for rooms and gates and couples don't get married on the 13th of the month. According to Otis Elevator Company, around 85% of elevator panels omit the number 13. What's more, entire hotels are built without a 13th floor.
The number 4 (四, pinyin: sì; Cantonese Yale: sei) is considered an unlucky number in Chinese because it is nearly homophonous to the word "death" (死 pinyin: sǐ; Cantonese Yale: séi).