its first list of “most unusual room service requests,” which it said went well beyond food.
The hotel-booking website said demand for room service has increased 45% in the last year among U.S. hotels.
The 10 most unusual room service requests include:
1) Diet water
2) Melted ice cream
4) Boiled bottled water
5) A cooked fish that the guest brought with them
6) Cockle popcorn
7) No-egg-white omelet
Rice bowl for a dog
10) Eggless eggs in hell (shakshuka)
Among the hotels surveyed by hotels.com, burgers are the most popular room service order. About 43% of hotels said their guests prefer casual cuisine.
Hotels.com also reported that about 27% of room service orders go for more than $100.
The report also highlighted some of the top room service experiences. Among them, the Plaza Hotel in New York offers a 16-scoop sundae akin to the one Kevin McAllister ordered on “Home Alone 2, Lost in New York.” The Home Alone Sundae costs $300.
Music lovers might enjoy the Milestone Hotel in London, which offers an in-room concert from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Rooms start at $1,500, and that price does not include the orchestra.
For $1,600, the Post Oak Hotel in Houston offers the Black Gold Burger, which includes Wagyu beef, seared foie gras, and black truffle in a caviar-infused black and 24-karat gold brioche bun.