- Jamie Chung, 37, and his girlfriend Tierney Oberhammer, 35, received an invoice from the Courtyard by Marriott in York City, Pennsylvania, with an anti-Asian racial slur typewritten on their bill.
- “They’d written the racial slur ‘Ching and Chong’ on it. Pretty bold and brazen,” Chung tells NextShark.
- The couple informed Marriott executives about the incident. While their contact apologized, they were unable or unwilling to answer questions regarding the details of the sensitivity training they claimed to have implemented.
- Marriott has not released a statement regarding the racist incident.
- The couple hopes for the international hotel company to take accountability and understand the culture of racism they uphold when a racist situation is taken lightly.
A Brooklyn couple who checked into a Marriott Hotel in Pennsylvania received an invoice with an anti-Asian slur.
Jamie Chung, 37, and his girlfriend Tierney Oberhammer, 35, stayed the night at the Courtyard by Marriott on Concord Road in the city of York on June 13. Following their stay, they received an invoice through email with an anti-Asian racial slur typewritten on their bill.
- Nintendo’s former card company headquarters in Kyoto has opened as the newly renovated hotel Marufukuro..
- The hotel is composed of three buildings and 18 rooms, including seven suites, a lounge, a library and a full-service restaurant.
- The hotel has a mixture of both preserved historic elements from the headquarters and modern amenities.
- Marufukuro pays homage to Nintendo’s origins as a hanafuda card game company and even displays old Nintendo gaming systems.
- Room prices range from $800 for standard accommodations to $1,800 for suite options.
The historical site of Nintendo’s former headquarters in Kyoto has been renovated into the Marufukuro hotel and is available for bookings starting this Friday.
“The hotel’s three buildings combine their original personality with a breath of fresh air, featuring 18 expressive rooms, including seven suites,” reads the hotel’s official site. The site also highlights the “classic, refined charm of the Nintendo headquarters building and the Tadao Ando-designed annex, with its natural light pouring into open spaces.”
A Japanese hotel is giving guests a free stay in one of its rooms as well as get complimentary food and drinks in exchange for a very small favor on social media.
Hotel New Shohei, which is located near Yotsuya Station in Tokyo, is offering a free stay in exchange for a post, including a photo, on one of their social media accounts with a caption saying they stayed at the hotel, according to SoraNews24.
A hotel being used as a quarantine facility for suspected cases of COVID-19 in Fujian, southeastern China collapsed over the weekend, killing at least 12 people.
Located in the city of Quanzhou, the Xinjia Express Hotel fell apart around 7 p.m. on Saturday (local time), initially trapping around 70 people, according to state-media People’s Daily.
A hotel in Fukuoka, Japan is offering its rooms to guests for an unbelievable price of less than a dollar per night — albeit with one tricky catch.
Business Ryokan Asahi, located in the city’s Chuo ward, charges 100 yen ($0.92) for a regular, Japanese-style room with basic living amenities.
A family from India has sparked national outrage after stealing accessories from a hotel in Bali, Indonesia last week.
In a now-viral video, a member of the hotel staff can be seen going through the luggage of the family, who were about to leave the premises.
If you are going to Japan and also happen to be a huge fan of flight simulator games – or perhaps even aspire to become a pilot someday – then this hotel room is perfect for you.
The Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu, which is connected to the Haneda International Airport in Tokyo, has just unveiled a room equipped with a huge flight simulator as a form of entertainment for guests who want to experience what’s it like to be a pilot.
A Malaysian man got an unexpectedly cute surprise after checking into a Hello Kitty-themed room that his wife booked for him and his friend.
Amy Medusa, a videographer and photographer from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, discovered he was pranked on Twitter on July 9, World of Buzz reported. Medusa posted images of vibrant pink walls, Hello Kitty drawings, and plush toys plastered all around the room he was sharing with a friend.
An NCT127 fan – also known as Nctzen – took her obsession too far when she triggered the fire alarm at a London hotel, hoping to sneak a peak of the world-famous South Korean group evacuating out of their hotel room.
The incident occurred on July 7 during NCT127’s stop in London for their Neo City – The Origin world tour, according to Straits Times.
South Korean authorities recently uncovered a hotel spy camera operation that reportedly victimized hundreds of guests in 30 separate hotels across the country.
According to the local police, they have arrested two men and investigated another pair connected with the scandal.
A hotel chain in Japan is offering a unique, comfortable accommodation experience that is “anti-luxurious, anti-cheap.”
The idea is to provide travelers a basic yet stylish home-away-from-home in Tokyo, according to Soranews24.
There is a new Terracotta Warriors-themed hotel in Xi’an and it features numerous replica sculptures depicting the famed armies of China’s first Emperor Qin Shi Huang.