Memoir reveals the dirty little secrets that make up hotel life
If you've ever wanted to know how to pillage the entire contents of a minibar, duck out of paying for a hotel room, or just generally put something over on a hotel employee, here's your chance.
The dirty little secrets that make up hotel life — many of them quite underhanded — are chronicled deliciously in Jacob Tomsky’s new book, Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality.
It cuts both ways, of course.
You'll finally understand why, when visiting New York, the phone in your room rang incessantly: You were such a pain when checking in that you were given room 1212 as punishment.
Front desk staff know full well that guests dialing the New York area code 212 often hit 1-212, not realizing they first have to dial 9 to get a local outside line.
Welcome to Purgatory, they smile.