We all know about the myth that the Moon is made of cheese, but what about a hotel? The Cheese Suite is a new hotel in London, and it’s even free to stay in. It has everything from cheesy decorations to soap, boardgames and room service, in case guests would like it on demand. The French bistro chain Café Rouge came up with the idea as they currently have a cheesy seasonal menu, and decided that a cheese-influenced hotel would be a good accompaniment.
As it’s self-catered – though you’re welcome to cheese and crackers – there are a number of cheesy cookbooks for meal ideas, and even inspiration for places to go in London that are cheese-focused. The soap has its scent, and there’s even a cheesy playlist of pop tracks to listen to while you get your cheese fix.
All good things must come to an end, however, and The Cheese Suite is no exception. It’s open until February 6th, so there’s less than a week to go if you’re interested. While you’re there, you can try out Café Rouge’s cheesy winter menu, with such delicacies as breaded camembert and the bistro’s famous Cheese Afternoon Tea, the meal that the whole concept was born from.
The Prince’s Trust
To stay in the hotel, it’s completely free as it’s not for profit. However, any revenue made will be donated to charity The Prince’s Trust. You’ll also have to win the chance, by going to the Café Rouge website and entering a ballot, and winners are chosen at random and allocated a night to stay. Although you might think that a cheese hotel is the height of weirdness, we live in a world where couchsurfing and Airbnb are popular as the regular, ‘boring’ hotel slowly goes out of fashion. There’s the Ice Hotel in Sweden, which is made entirely from sculptured and carved ice, and the Rosas & Xocolate Boutique Hotel in Mexico, which has everything from chocolate-infused tequila to a ‘chocolate spa’. And you might even bump into a celebrity while you’re at one of these hotels, as they use various aliases to avoid being recognized.
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