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They threw out the bathtubs!
The Rialto in Melbourne has done away with bathtubs. They just underwent a $60 million renovation which included the removal of the bathtubs! What? $60 million to downgrade their amenities?
According to their research, travelers only want showers anyway. I'm guessing some dudes didn't fess up that they love bubble baths. I know y'all are using candles, too. Well, now you only get a bath if you sleep in one of the hotel's 9 suites (not the 253 other rooms).
At least they're now offering an Enomatic, an Italian machine that prevents wines from oxidization. This way, you don't have to order a whole bottle of top shelf wine; you can just have a $175 glass of Grange (for example).
We hope this isn't a trend. The bathtub should be a standard. Why not do away with the TV and the ice buckets, while you're at it?
[via The Sydney Morning Herald]