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    Default Is your bed too cold? No worries - Holiday Inn employs human bed warmers

    'Human Bed Warming' Service Launched In UK

    How to stay warm on those cold lonely nights away from home - the answer could be a "toasting suit" away.

    Holiday Inn employees keep bed warm for happy customer in Surrey

    Holiday Inn, operator of over 4,000 hotels worldwide, will begin to offer a free five-minute "human bed warming service" at it's London Kensington hotel throughout next week.

    If requested, a willing member of hotel staff will jump in your bed, dressed head to foot in an all-in-one sleeper suit, until your nightly chamber warms up.

    "Like having a giant hot water bottle in your bed" is how Holiday Inn spokeswoman Jane Bednall described the idea.

    Bed Warmers Jacqui Barry and Nick Woods helped to beat the big freeze for Laurence Lancashire, centre, at the Holiday Inn Kingston-South in Surbiton, Surrey.

    Dr Chris Idzikowski, director of the Edinburgh Sleep Centre, said the idea could help people get off to sleep.

    He said: "There's plenty of scientific evidence to show that sleep starts at the beginning of the night when body temperature starts to drop.

    "A warm bed - approximately 20 to 24C - is a good way to start this process whereas a cold bed would inhibit sleep.

    "Holiday Inn's new bed warmers service should help people achieve a good night's sleep especially as it's taking much longer for them to warm up when they come in from the snow."

    Holiday Inn Launched Human Bed Warming Service Starting In London Kensington | Strange News | Sky News

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    Coudn't they put the money spent on this into, I don't know, better hotels in general.
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    Paying hotel staff members to climb into your bed seems like the start of a very bad idea.

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    Gross.

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    Or how about investing in some electric blankets?

    Just as warm. Less creepy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingcap72 View Post
    Paying hotel staff members to climb into your bed seems like the start of a very bad idea.
    Yeah, normally he outsource this via the consiegre....



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    Quote Originally Posted by Novice View Post
    Yeah, normally he outsource this via the consiegre....
    And now the concierge is having his job outsourced. It's the circle of life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laurent View Post
    Or how about investing in some electric blankets?

    Just as warm. Less creepy.
    Too right.
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    Eh, why not. I'd crawl into the warmed-up bed, as long as the employee was out of it at that point.
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