The most uninteresting and often awkward part of a hotel stay just got a whole lot funnier at Le Parker Meridien
The hotel has solved the problem of “where to look” by installing television monitors featuring short movies and cartoons in the newly refurbished elevators. More and more guests are requesting rooms on higher floors to take in the whole show.
“We want every part of a guest’s stay to be a unique one,” said General Manager Steven Pipes. “Why not add a little comedy to the otherwise boring ride to and from the room.”
Designed in cherry wood and hazy blue carpeting, the elevators have 13” screens where the floor numbers are commonly found. The monitors feature classics from Tom and Jerry, Laurel & Hardy, The Three Stooges and Charlie Chaplin. Guests have taken such a liking to the short films that they are riding the lifts to see how it all ends. “Mostly it is children who want to see if the cat gets the mouse but we have seen a lot of adults enjoying the antics of Moe, Larry and Curly enough to ride a few extra floors,” Pipes said. “We encourage guests to have a laugh at our expense.”