This hotel really does launder your money


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/04/25/this-hotel-really-does-launder.html


#2

Now I want clean coins. Sigh.


#3

Nice use of resources. WTF!


#4

Better than washing all those gloves


#5

So, they’ve destroyed the numismatic value of every coin that’s ever passed through their system.


#6

I don’t know what value or benefit this is providing the hotel. However if they’re fastidious enough to make sure their change is clean i would assume they pay close attention to other parts of the hotel, so there’s that.

This seems rather wasteful though, using up all that water and energy to wash coins.


#7

But the sound of the dryers keeps everyone up all night


#8

[quote=“Grey_Devil, post:6, topic:99796”]I don’t know what value or benefit this is providing the hotel.[/quote]A lot more people sure have heard of San Francisco’s Westin St. Francis Hotel now than would have otherwise.


#9

I could see a higher tech solution involving an automated process, here.

Pressure washing etc…


#10

Ultrasound would be the most effective way to clean the coins along with the appropriate solution i think.


#11

20 Mule Team Borax soap.

The best part of the whole story.


#13

Ah, you’re totally right! Much cheaper and faster, too.
Add in a little air flow, maybe have the guy flip the coins over halfway through the process and bam, clean coins.

Technology is inherently anti-employment.


#14

I think all the hotels in Vegas do this. I even know there’s a Casino in Biloxi Mississippi that has a on display coin washing room.


#15

When I was a kid, Dennis the Menace comic books had a series of the Mitchell family traveling around the American west. This hotel was one of the stops.


#16

The Upright Citizens Brigade knows why they do this:


#17

From the title I thought it had something to do with some Trump hotel.


#18

It’s a pretty famous hotel already, on par with London’s Savoy or NYC’s Waldorf-Astoria. Not that I’ve ever stayed in it, luxury hotels never seemed to be how I wanted to spend money on vacation, but it isn’t some obscure place needing any publicity.


#19

Do they also have someone who cleans and irons paper money? And maybe does a bit of origami with some of it?


#20

Do the people who stay in this hotel even know what coins are?


#21

It’s what they leave for tips :wink: