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Ick.

Human "bed-warmers" at Holiday Inn
Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:32pm GMT
LONDON (Reuters) - International hotel chain Holiday Inn is offering a trial human bed-warming service at three hotels in Britain this month.

If requested, a willing staff-member at two of the chain's London hotels and one in the northern English city of Manchester will dress in an all-in-one fleece sleeper suit before slipping between the sheets.

"The new Holiday Inn bed warmers service is a bit like having a giant hot water bottle in your bed," Holiday Inn spokeswoman Jane Bednall said in an emailed statement to Reuters.

The bed-warmer is equipped with a thermometer to measure the bed's required temperature of 20 degrees Celsius (68 Fahrenheit).

Holiday Inn said the warmer would be fully dressed and leave the bed before the guest occupied it. They could not confirm if the warmer would shower first, but said hair would be covered.

Florence Eavis, Holiday Inn spokeswoman told Reuters that the "innovative" bed-warming method was a response to Britain's recent cold weather and marked the launch of 3,200 new Holiday Inns worldwide.

She could not explain why the beds were not being warmed by hot water bottles or electric-blankets, but admitted the human method was quirky.

Holiday Inn are promoting the service with the help of sleep-expert Chris Idzikowski, director of the Edinburgh Sleep Centre, who said the idea could help people sleep.

"There's plenty of scientific evidence to show that sleep starts at the beginning of the night when body temperature starts to drop," he said. "A warm bed - approximately 20 to 24 Celsius - is a good way to start this process whereas a cold bed would inhibit sleep."
Not only do I not want to think about whoever was in my hotel bed before me, I don't like hot sheets. In fact, I don't want anyone interfering w/our habut of sliding into cool sheets and warming them ourselves. ;)
 

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I heard about this on the radio the other day. Ew!
 

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Is this for real?
*off to check Snopes*

That is freaking disgusting. GTF out of my bed!!!!
 

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I agree with "Ick"! No way am I staying in a hotel when they let somebody else in the bed. This is just disgusting. I'm surprised they think people will want this.
 

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Excuse me I think they have missed the opportunity to adopt a couple of rescue dogs and give them work. I would much rather crawl in bed after a dog then a human.

And Cinnamon does a fine job of warming my spot for me while I am in the bathroom getting ready for bed.
 

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No way am I staying in a hotel when they let somebody else in the bed.
Now that's just funny. Think about it. It's a HOTEL. Someone else was in your bed up 'til 11AM the day you checked in.

I knew what you meant, but it sounded like you were proposing a hotel in which each BED is changed -- as in a new mattress brought in -- with each guest.

Hey........ Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm-----------

<<marketing wheels in head begin churning>>
 

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Now that's just funny. Think about it. It's a HOTEL. Someone else was in your bed up 'til 11AM the day you checked in.

I knew what you meant, but it sounded like you were proposing a hotel in which each BED is changed -- as in a new mattress brought in -- with each guest.

Hey........ Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm-----------

<<marketing wheels in head begin churning>>
That was silly wasn't it? I'm glad that at least you knew what I meant.
 

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G'day,

Could it be a side route for prostitution ?

You bed is now the correct temperature sir ! Is there anything else that I can do ?

Some people ! Wonder who thought up that loony idea ( I mean the bed warming not the prostitute )
Depends if she's good looking or not... and If she's happy to hang around, I won't kick her outta bed ;)

Cheers,

Pottsie
 

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Gross. OR maybe not if it was a truly well built man, blue eyes, dark hair, hunky, horney, and er wait, wrong forum. Ewwww just gross.:D:D:D
 

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Could it be a side route for prostitution ?

You bed is now the correct temperature sir ! Is there anything else that I can do ?

Some people ! Wonder who thought up that loony idea ( I mean the bed warming not the prostitute )

Belle de Jour ?
 

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Imagine my surprise when I saw that I already replied.
*thud*
 
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