Odd requests from rich and famous

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/australia/8139996/Odd-requests-from-rich-and-famous

    f you thought requesting extra pillows or room service from a hotel was indulgent, think again.
    A Gold Coast hotel was asked to buy alpacas for a Middle Eastern family and another was asked to arrange a sightseeing trip to Sydney, Melbourne, Alice Springs and the Great Barrier Reef all in one day.
    These are some of last year's strangest requests made of five-star hotels in a list compiled by Gold Coast Tourism.

    Many of the requests were able to be filled - including booking rooms on one floor for a guest's wife and on a different floor for his mistress.

    On another occasion, a guest asked a concierge to sell his luxury sports car when he had to unexpectedly leave the country.

    Many requests would require a Herculean effort to arrange such as being given six hours' notice to organise a private jet to fly the Argentine polo team from the Gold Coast to Malaysia.

    Others would be a joy to fulfil such as two staff members asked to be bridesmaid and best man for an elderly couple renewing their wedding vows in the hotel chapel.

    Read More: http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/australia/8139996/Odd-requests-from-rich-and-famous
     
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    I bet the Gold Coast hotel was the Palazzo Versace. ;)
     
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    Ooooohhh... Where do I sign up for that day tour ?! :cool:
     
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    Now if they mentioned F16 as being the "tour" bus, I think this would work.
     
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    If I got a request like this, my response would be to suggest that the person making said request go reproduce with himself. :D:eek::confused: Probably a good thing I don't work at a luxury hotel.
     
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    Here's a few more: http://www.ghotw.com/magazine/category/unusual-guest-requests.htm

    • Design me a private golf course... on a glacier Redefining 'demanding'
    • Would you marry me? One guest asked to exclusively book the entire Spa area from 2.30 am so he could propose to his girlfriend. 2.30 am was the time they originally met.
    • Can I arrive at my wedding by parachute?
      Normally it's the bride who makes the big entrance
    • At what angle does the sun set?
      One guest was very particular about his sunsets
    • Can I design my own menu?
      This couple celebrated their first wedding anniversary in style
    Read More: http://www.ghotw.com/magazine/category/unusual-guest-requests.htm
     
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