Being in HKG, you don’t really hear the hype about new books, so when I saw the title “Fifty Shades of Gray” 3 times across the top 10 NYT Bestseller list, I thought I’d give it a go. While it isn’t exactly for me, this book is taking up the world by storm. Women everywhere are reading it in secret, reading it in public, fantasizing about it at work, ignoring their husbands and ignoring their children while they escape into the steamy novels that read more like badly written harlequins that should have drawings of Fabio on the cover.
All jokes aside, I’ve been wondering if, when and how hotels would start incorporating the book into their services. The “Fifty Shades of Gray Suite,” the “Fifty Shades of Gray Spa Treatment,” “Hen Parties with Private Screenings (once the movie’s out), and the like. But what the Damson Dene Hotel in England’s Lake District has done truly put a smile on my face. They shelved their bibles and replaced them with the ubiquitous book. Brilliant.
Now, while I’m against the idea of female only floors, I’d definitely recommend hotels with such distinctions consider this as a staple amenity. Because to be frank, putting it in a regular hotel room just might be cause for disaster. I might then consider adding the bible replacement to the recent Telegraph list of Top 10 Reasons Couples Fall Out Abroad. Right next to the fact that men look at other women, or couples fight about driving directions, losing your partner to a trashy novel just might be up there.