I’m all for jazzy architecture and innovative designs and I especially like it when a hotel room isn’t just a square. But jazzy architecture and innovative design should immediately stop as soon as you reach the threshold of the bathroom. IMMEDIATELY.
In the last year or so I’ve noticed that the lack of complete privacy afforded to guests in hotel bathrooms has increased dramatically and I don’t ever remember going away with my family as a child and having to tell anyone to keep their eyes to themselves or stay in a certain part of the room while I shower.
I don’t know if this is just a European thing or if I’m a mega prude but at this rate when I’m about to book a hotel I’d appreciate a flashing warning and a 360 degree span of the room informing me as to what I’m about to let myself in for. If you’re sharing a room with a colleague or acquaintance this could be disastrous and if you’re sharing with a boyfriend/girlfriend I can tell you first hand it’s equally as uncomfortable. Especially if it’s the first time you go away together like it was for me. Argh!