A stranded traveler in Chicago received a hotel voucher for a room and it turned into a viral Twitter moment.
Eoin Carrigan's flight out of Chicago got cancelled on January 11th and he was told by a receptionist that he would be put up in the "boardroom suite" at the nearby Comfort Inn O'Hare.
According to Carrigan's tweet, he initially thought "boardroom suite" sounded a little weird, that is until he walked in and saw how literally the hotel took the phrase.
Inside the room was a boardroom set up — a traditional conference table and eight chairs — and a bed off to the side.
Flight out of Chicago cancelled so I’ve been put up in the O’Hare Comfort Inn. Lady at reception said I’m in the ‘Boardroom Suite’. I thought to myself “weird name”, then walked into this... 😂 pic.twitter.com/9LfMRybGUl— Eoin Carrigan (@eoincarrigan) January 12, 2020
Carrigan told Insider in an interview that he posted the tweet because he thought it was hilarious. A lot of the replies revealed several travellers have encountered similar, bizarre hotel rooms.
At least there's a regular sized bed. We missed our connection in DC with 2 kids under 5 and were given a "Parlor Room". It's exactly the opposite level of glamour than it sounds. We forced them to put us in a regular room bc no. pic.twitter.com/6d0LlRAJzW— Quarantine Blonde (@charlesthegnu) January 12, 2020
"No shower, but at least there was a twin sized roll out cot at the end of the 12 person boardroom table?" one person tweeted.
This is the room I was offered at the Westin in Ottawa a few weeks ago when there was no room avail for me. No shower, but at least there was a twin sized roll out cot at the end of the 12 person boardroom table? pic.twitter.com/r3R72WyZox— Hanna Faghfoury (@HannanehF) January 13, 2020
The Comfort Inn O'Hare describes the room where Carrigan stayed as a "conference suite". It typically goes for £770 a night, and the listing online does not include a photo, says Insider.
Apparently, the bed can fold up into the wall — just in case you want to look professional at your meeting and don't have time to fold your sheets.