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Time Shifting Hotel for International Travelers.

Different wings of the hotel operate in different time zones as demand requires.
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The Moscow wing runs on Moscow Time. The Tokyo on Tokyo Time and so on. If you don't need the Moscow wing this week, It gets to be the Rome wing on Rome time.

Guests use the soundproofed and light proofed rooms to adapt to their inflowing itinerary or stay in their home time frame as they desire. The hotel staff makes slightly more money and complains freely about serving breakfast at midnight and having to act all perky.

The short lived TV series about the hotel makes a big deal about swapping pictures and statuary as wings transform. Without good writers the series implodes in a year, but makes the hotel and it's imitators a household word for 90 days.

Added Jan 13

To see if feasible: At Major International Airport make an two year partnership among 8 eight nearby Hotels. There are 24 time zones. Roll dice for which hotel gets to host guests from which 3 adjacent time zone block. Let one name hotel run the project and manage guests making transitions from one zone to another. Bring in some Doctor's or researchers to help make it look professional. Charge a sliding scale room rent so the rich get soaked and poor need to provide blood draws and complete silly tests.

If the partnership actually breaks even, there will be time then to design and float an offering to build a special purpose hotel.

popbottle, Jan 11 2015

For [fries]... http://io9.com/5973...s-a-monstrous-guest
[normzone, Jan 12 2015]

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       This is a surprisingly good idea [+].
8th of 7, Jan 11 2015
  

       People would visit just for the novelty.
pocmloc, Jan 11 2015
  

       It is a good idea. For short business trips between Europe and the US, it might work.   

       Ideally, the lighting would mimic natural lighting during the local "daytime". You'd also want communal areas (bars, restaurants) on the right light cycle. A big hotel complex could also provide a range of services so that you are less likely to need to leave the hotel (which would jar with your bodyclock).   

       Taking this to extremes, you'd also have gardens which were floodlit powerfully enough to mimic daylight.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 11 2015
  

       Surely just 2 of each (bar, restaurant), one bluish daylight, the other reddish night light. Staff and visitors could visit according to their own preferences.   

       Or the hotel could be toroidal with a central courtyard, the time zones moving round like a 24 hour clock face.
pocmloc, Jan 11 2015
  

       You'd need a special zone for New Zealand, of course, because when it's Midnight in New York, in Wellington it's still only 1961 ...
8th of 7, Jan 11 2015
  

       (+) I read this as International Shifting Hotel for Time Travelers but that would be far too practical.   

       Ditto.
normzone, Jan 11 2015
  

       I love this idea. +
blissmiss, Jan 11 2015
  

       [+]
Voice, Jan 11 2015
  

       Clever.
doctorremulac3, Jan 11 2015
  

       Of course, if these bloody foreigners were less awkward about where they put their countries, we wouldn't have all this faff. They only do it to annoy, you know.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 11 2015
  

       No, they only do it because they don't (indeed, can't) know any better, not being English.   

       Blaming them for wanting their own time zones is like blaming a four week old puppy for messing on the carpet; it's not their fault, they simply don't know any better, and need education. Special "re-education" camps, with plenty of barbed wire, searchlights, and random unjustified beatings have been found to be acceptably effective.*   

       Admittedly the majority of foreigners are less trainable than most puppies, but that's their own fault for insisting on being foreign. Clearly they just don't want to be helped.   

       *except for the french, for whom the best treatment is immediate humane** euthanasia.   

       ** Wear thick gloves so that your palm doesn't get bruised when you shoot them in the back of the head.
8th of 7, Jan 11 2015
  

       [+] May I reserve a room in the halfbaked wing?
xandram, Jan 12 2015
  

       According to Conor Woodman (Around the World in 80 Trades) in China their are cities on the western border where they start working two hours later according to Peking time but then end early according to the local time.
pashute, Jan 12 2015
  

       If one examined the history of then 18th and 19th centuries, or visited any Canadian ski field or Australian beach in the 20th or 21st centuries, it would quickly become apparent that the Brits seem to prefer any timezone BUT their own. Perhaps because it is always mean?   

       If this idea permitted the Poms to experience non- Greenwich timezones without imposing their presence upon the rest of us, then I'm all for it.
AusCan531, Jan 12 2015
  
      
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