|Written by Cheap-Hotels.com|
|Saturday, 03 July 2010 08:56|
The foremost fad that we like to do when we enter our hotel room is to nudge around, check out every drawer and look for the free gifts made available in the room. Apparently, every hotel has had a tradition of stocking the world’s largest selling book of all times, the holy bible in every drawer of its hotel room one time or the other. But I can’t just remember when I last saw it! Even cheap hotels have increasingly geeked up their rooms with flamboyant screens, wi-fi support, classy lamps and luxurious furnishings, but have they really lost their spiritual side?
A recent survey by the Hotel consulting industry shows that more than 50% of the visitors do not read the holy bible and a majority of the remaining prefer to have a range of spiritual books ranging from inspirational books for secular humans to Buddhism. Juliana Shallcross, Editor at hotelchatter says “I never use it but I like the security of knowing that anytime you need spiritual help, it's right there in your nightstand. However, maybe they could ditch bibles and offer spiritual meditations for all religions?” Although it’s a great idea to go about diverse luxury or cheap hotels around the world and fancy reading Koran when in Middle East or Buddha in Asia, but wouldn’t it be just fantastic to get a range of physical books around you wherever you go?
I admit it; it is not just in my bag to go through the whole books especially when traveling for work or for leisure with family on a long awaited vacation. Nevertheless in these spiritually-challenging times, I come to the conclusion that some books might be useful for certain guests before they call it a day. But should the necessary encouragement come only from the Bible or a different sacred book? So how can a hotel cater to everyone? Or should they even bother?