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Top 7: STRANGE JOBS in hotels across the world!

Last updated on: February 21, 2012 10:15 IST

Top 7: STRANGE JOBS in hotels across the world!

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Hotels.com reveals the strangest jobs done in hotels around the globe

Have you ever imagined that there could be someone paid to polish coins in hotels? And someone that has to warm your bed before you go in? These are just some of the strangest jobs that Hotels.com has found among the more than 1,40,000 structures on the site.

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The human bed warmer

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Slip into a nice warm bed, especially in winter nights, it's nice and relaxing; for this reason the Holiday Inn Kensington Forum in London offers an exclusive service: the human bed warmer.

Some hotel's employees, with a special thermal suit, warm your bed with their bodies' warmth, avoiding the 'cold bed' experience!




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The pigeon chaser

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When you are in a square crowded by pigeons you cannot resist the temptation to run and make them fly away? You are the ideal candidate for the "man that chases away pigeons" profession! In Jaipur, India, the court of the Rambagh Palace is always full of these birds and the hotel has engaged two persons to chase them away without hurting them.



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The coin polisher

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You can find one of the strangest and oldest jobs at the Hotel Westin St Francis, in San Francisco: the coin polisher. This job has it's origin in 1935 when the hotel's director noticed that ladies' white gloves got dirty touching coins, he decided to get them washed every day; the tradition continues to this day.


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Photographs: Tim Wimborne/Reuters

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The Fairy Godmother

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Have you ever dreamt, having near you before a romantic date, a magic helper like the Fairy Godmother? At the Barnsley Gardens Resort, in Georgia, works a Fairy Godmother who will turn every date into a Valentine's Day date, with rose petals, champagne bottles and every kind of romantic surprise.




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A goodnight tale reader

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When you are not in your bed is it difficult for you to fall asleep? The Hotel Andaz in London has the perfect solution for you! Here you will find someone that will read you a goodnight tale. The night reading lasts until the first lights of the day and there are often journalists or famous writers; the only rule for guests? Wear pyjamas!




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The ducks' master

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The Peabody Hotel in Memphis is famous worldwide for the show that takes place every day at 11 am and 5 pm; after rolling out a red carpet, the ducks' master has to take a group of ducks to the hotel's fountain and take them inside in the evening. The only disadvantage? The duck's master, every evening, has to clean the fountain!




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The Sleep Concierge

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The Benjamin Hotel in New York takes its guests' sleep very seriously. In fact, they guarantee a good night's sleep or your money back.

To this day, they have a sleep concierge who contacts guests prior to their stay, e-mailing them the hotel's pillow menu. On their arrival, the sleep concierge gives sleep advice to guests and how best can they prepare for a good night's sleep.



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