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Old May 16, 11, 5:38 am   #1
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Ceiling fans.. a simple, overlooked pleasure

just finished a 4 night points stay at Embassy Suites Birmingham-Hoover (golf trip to Alabama).

First of all - GREAT property. Left a great review on TripAdvisor.

The bedroom had a giant 3 speed ceiling fan. I always sleep with a ceiling fan on at home. Couldn't believe a Hilton property actually had one in an ES property. I believe this is a first.

I realize that older properties will never see this type of upgrade, but its nice to see a new property adding a simple yet great amenity like this.
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Old May 16, 11, 1:26 pm   #2
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Originally Posted by Ravenboy2001 View Post
.... adding a simple yet great amenity like this.
liability issues with the morons in society we have (who like to sue) as well as ceiling fans are a pain the arse to clean.

That would be my guess as to why there are not many installed at properties.
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Old May 16, 11, 7:56 pm   #3
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The Hampton Inn & Suites East Chase in Montgomery, AL also had ceiling fans. It was a nice surprise.
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Old May 16, 11, 8:25 pm   #4
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Very few us hotels have in-ceiling electricity/lights, let alone fans, compared to their European counterparts. It simply costs more to build.
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Old May 16, 11, 8:54 pm   #5
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May be a southern thing.
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Old May 16, 11, 10:11 pm   #6
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I'm currently at the Homewood Suites in Grand Rapids, MI, and there is a fan in the bedroom. Luckily for me it is off, I have to put up with the annoying draft in bed at home. I consider a draft free room one of the many benefits of biz travel.
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Old May 17, 11, 12:47 am   #7
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I LOVE, LOVE LOVE ceiling fans. They are far more common in timeshare units.

Problem is that 60% either from the getko or at a later stage make some kind of repetitive noise--that cannot be fixed.
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Old May 17, 11, 4:32 pm   #8
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I've seen ceiling fans pretty often in newer Homewood Suites locations, especially in the southern US. I definitely love having one.

As for other hotels, I've run into them a few times, but it's pretty rare as a whole.
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