This hotel really does launder your money

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

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Now I want clean coins. Sigh.

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Nice use of resources. WTF!

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Better than washing all those gloves

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

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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.

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But the sound of the dryers keeps everyone up all night

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[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.

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

Pressure washing etc…

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

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20 Mule Team Borax soap.

The best part of the whole story.

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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.

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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.

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.

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The Upright Citizens Brigade knows why they do this:

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

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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.

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

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

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It’s what they leave for tips :wink:

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