Human Bed Warmers at Hotels: Would You Use One?
Look, I like slipping into a nice warm bed as much as the next person—especially a hotel bed, and especially when I’m vacationing in a cold destination—but one chain has taken it to an entirely new level. At select Holiday Inns in England, guests can request a “human bed warmer” before they turn in for the night.
As part of a pioneering new program, Holiday Inn is offering the service–for free, it should be noted—to guests at one of their properties in London and one in Manchester. When you sign up for a human bed warmer (can you imagine having that on your resume, by the way?), you’ll receive a visit from a Holiday Inn employee dressed in a head-to-toe “sleep suit” (which, presumably, is super hygienic) who’ll slip between your covers for five minutes and warm up the sheets.
Kind of makes pillow menus seem a little dull, doesn’t it?
I’ve been trying to decide if I’d ever use a human bed warmer—should I find myself at one of the properties in question, or should it ever catch on at other hotels—and I’ve decided that I don’t think I would. There’s something just a little creepy about it. (Scratch that: there’s something a lot creepy about it.) But what about you? Would you?