The just opened Astrology Hotel in Sydney’s inner suburb of Ultimo is a brilliant idea but i am not sure it goes far enough.
From the moment you step in the door, it’s all about your star sign — your room key will have a quote from a celebrity who shares your zodiac, daily horoscopes with your newspapers, slippers in matching zodiac designs — even the ‘Do not Disturb’ signs are tailored to one of the twelve options.
The hotel isn’t about gaudy stereotypes though — general manager Scott Hartley said great care was taken to draw on the 6,000-year-old philosophy.
“It’s not about making rooms cheesy and in your face, the research that went into this was for the idea to increase personalised experiences,” Mr Harley said.
Once the front-of-house staff discover a visitors star sign, recommendations of places to visit and things to do around the area are made — tailored to the traits of that person’s zodiac.
“It’s a unique experience, and it’s been really exciting when a guest comes in because if you come in and you’re a Taurus we might recommend you go and have a great pub meal and the Duck Inn because one of their traits is being more relaxed,” Mr Hartley said.
To take it further, i think you could have separate wings for each element and special extras such as an aura cleansing upon check-in, each bed aligned with your personal best Gua/Kua direction, beds of Shiatsu nails for the Capricorns, slides or firemen poles to use instead of lifts for the Sagittarius guests, three times a day Sage Smudging for everyone, mirrors on the ceilings for the Leo suites and massive squishy couches for Taurus guests. There could even be sections for visitors to the hotel having a Saturn transit, with giant hologram number crunching pie charts and automatic cold-showers only.
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