Flat Irons and Yoga Mats

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Saw this article... http://www.usatoday.com/story/hotelcheckin/2013/02/19/hotels-listen-to-womens-travel-demands-hyatt-rolls-out--flat-irons-good-shampoo-more/1928381/ and wondered if anyone actually had women's flat irons or curling irons and if women actually expect them. Do you have a special shampoo? What do you think?

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Saw this on FB yesterday. Now, why didn't we think of it??

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Breakfast Diva wrote:

Saw this on FB yesterday. Now, why didn't we think of it??

ha!

I made bacon in the Foreman grill today!  haha

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So this weekend we were asked if we had a heating pad.  We said no and told them the nearest drug store if they wanted to get one.

That question reminded me of this thread and also a potential problem with having things like this 'for use' - beyond the sanitary issue.  Many  years ago my Mom who was a severe diabetic, fell asleep with a heating pad on her feet - she had little feeling in her feet due to the diabetes.  Long story short, she nearly lost not only her toes but her foot due to severe burns.  Now I know they have since improved the auto turn off etc. in heating pads, but they still could flake out.   -  Liability.

Same with the curling/flat irons - what if they scorched someone's hair - liability.   We have enough everyday issues that we have to be concerned about no need to raise the ante.

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I have dispensers with soap, shampoo, and conditioner in each bathroom and blow dryers in each room. I did have a curling iron in one bathroom but I think I took it out when mine died. I travel with my own curling iron. From the luggage I see going up my stairs, I think my guests bring their own bathroom contents with them.

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i love to have nice shampoo and cream rinse in the room, but i need a lot ... as jb said ... long thick hair and a couple tbs doesn't do it. 

as for curling irons or flat irons ... no.  i assume the heat would kill anything in there but i wouldn't want to take the chance of running it repeatedly through my hair. surprise

i do use the blowdryer in a room but i take a look at the screen over the intake hole and if it looks the least bit dirty/linty/fuzzy ...  i don't use it.  but if women are requesting the things on the list, it's smart for the place to provide them

 

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We provide a decent shampoo but none of the other stuff! who needs a yoga mat!

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camberleyhotelharrogate@yahoo.co.uk wrote:

 who needs a yoga mat!

My verrry firrst guest wanted to do his exercises and asked about a blanket.  I found an old blanket that he could spread out on the back porch to do his exercises.  He wrote about the pink blanket in the guest book.  Then a year later another guest won a yoga mat as a door prize at the conference she was attending.  She gave it to me because there wasn't room in her suitcase.  So when my first guest returned (he's been back several times) I put the yoga mat in his room.  I'm really not sure he was impressed, but I was happy to have it for him.

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And does it get washed after each guest use?  I am sure you do wink

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camberleyhotelharrogate@yahoo.co.uk wrote:

...who needs a yoga mat...

...said the girl who loves bacon and egg McMuffins Eye-wink

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No, we don't provide any of that. We have a nice (I use it) shampoo in the room. But most guests bring their own products. Yoga mats would be fun. Not sure where the heck we could store them.

BTW, Hyatt does use a very nice G&S product line. And they do have a list posted on a bulletin board in every room of things you can borrow while you're staying there, which is kind of nice.

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I would NEVER use a hotel curling or flat iron.  Just Ewwww.   This is something they may try but you will see fade away. 

Specialty shampoo - they are a dime a doz.  What one person thinks is special another would poopoo.  Let them bring their own if my standard shampoo will not do the trick... 

One of those things that fits a version of the saying -  'you can't be all things to all people'

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GOT LICE?

Sorry, couldn't help myself.  angry

Anyone who needs a flat iron, travels with a flat iron. Same for shampoo. We have three females in this house, long hair, short hair, and one of those in room bottles would even cover the first person. So we travel with shampoo, and conditioner. 

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