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.
An Aura Cleanse & Quick Transit Read At Check-In
Yes, very nice. But we can go further. Here, respectfully, are some suggestions.
Each element would have a separate wing and it would be elementally harmonized. So Earth signs would have Air rooms for balance and so on. Too bad if you can’t sleep with your companion.
You would get your aura-cleansed at check-in, along with a quick transit read. People doing Pluto transits would get Shiatsu beds of nails. Sagittarius guests could use firemen poles instead of lifts and there would be extra mirrors in the Leo rooms.
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.
Thoughts? How would you design your Astrology Hotel?