Sweet dreams are made of Jeff Goldblum: A very odd hotel request
HOTELS are used to strange requests, it’s part of creating a memorable guest experience. If they can pull off these odd requirements, then there is more of a chance of getting a good review and customer retention.
But this most recent request at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel on Orchard Road, may just leave you wondering, “What the blooming heck?”
“My wife has already booked our dinner for two at the pool grill for Feb 16 at 7.30pm,” explained a guest in an e-mail to the hotel. “Our only other request is to have the attached photo of Jeff Goldblum next to our bed.”
A picture of the 65-year-old Jurassic Park actor, who is also known for his roles in Wes Anderson movies and for his one-liner philosophical quotes, such as “It’s mysterious what attracts you to a person,” which has never been more true than in this situation.
The guest, known only as Elliot, didn’t give an explanation as to why Goldblum was so important to him and his wife’s stay. But this didn’t stop the hotel from going above and beyond to give the man what he wanted.
Not only was there a collage-shrine of Jeff Goldblum pictures on the bed for the guests to admire upon arrival, but also one in the hallway, on the bathroom mirror, atop of the television and a few others dotted around the room for good measure.
Elliot took to Reddit to explain, “I arrived at the hotel to see a ‘Jeff Goldblum Welcomes Elliott’ collage on my pillow. Nice.
He also said the request was a joke, but ultimately the hotel failed as the one picture he had asked for didn’t appear among the Goldblum stash.
Daniel Burstein, the hotel’s director of operations, said that his team is used to receiving unusual requests.
‘We will try our best not to say no. If it’s something we can’t find or are unable to do, we will find an alternative.’
But insisted the hotel draws the line at any racially or politically insensitive requests.