One of the main goals of going on vacation is to disconnect – but one Swedish hotel takes the saying quite literally. This Valentine’s Day, Hotel Bellora in Gothenburg is running a special challenge to get people to stay off social media and spend more time in the real world – together.
The Check Out Suite’s luxurious, well-appointed accommodations will be yours to stay in for free on Valentine’s Day: only if you can stay completely off the internet for the length of your stay.
The Check Out Suite is kitted out with a smart lamp which measures how much its guests are online. As a guest connects to the internet, the lamp will gradually start to change colour from white to red. For every minute spent online, the price of the suite increases by several dollars.
After using the internet for a total of 30 minutes, the lamp will turn completely red, charging guests the full price for the suite — a very low ceiling indeed, which encourages guests to keep to the spirit of the challenge.
Located in the buzzing heart of Gothenburg, the retro-chic Hotel Bellora makes for the perfect place to spend the romantic holiday – and its upcoming challenge will undoubtedly make things a little more interesting. ◼
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© This article was first published online in Feb 2019 – World Travel Magazine.