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Couple spend 24 hours in an open bedroom set up in a hotel LOBBY - with passers-by watching them eat dinner, drink cocktails... and trying to sleep
- Bec Ormond and Mike Pinker became a 'luxury art installation' for 24 hours in the lobby of a luxury Perth hotel
- Couple enjoyed dinner, drinks, a caviar spa treatment and then went to sleep on a special bed
- Passers-by and other guests in the lobby of Crown Towers had full view of the couple at all times
You would expect nothing less than a champagne reception, five-star dining and cocktails, relaxing spa treatments and a great night's sleep when staying at a luxury hotel.
And one Australian won the chance to experience all of those things – but had to enjoy them in the hotel's lobby for all other guests and passers-by to see.
Bec Ormond and partner Mike Pinker spent 24 hours as a 'live-in luxury art installation' in the lobby of the Crown Towers in Perth, Australia, in one of 2017's more bizarre hotel publicity stunts.
Couple Bec Ormond and Mike Pinker spent 24 hours in an open bedroom set up in the lobby of the Crown Towers hotel in Perth, Australia
The couple enjoyed massages by staff from the hotel's spa in full view of all the other guests
According to the executive general manager of Crown Perth Hotels, Andrew Cairns, the installation was a fun, quirky way to bring to life what sets Crown Towers apart as a hotel brand
The pair were plucked off the street in the city and asked if they wanted to have the money-can't-buy-experience to mark the hotel's first birthday.
But the catch was they had to stay in the the lobby and even sleep there overnight rather than in one of the hotel's rooms.
And after agreeing, their very-public hotel space was unveiled as they sipped on champagne.
Later they enjoyed massages from the hotel spa's beauty therapists for all to see before enjoying dinner and cocktails.
After sipping on champagne, the couple enjoyed dinner and were served at a table in the lobby
Bec and Mike were treated to exquisite cakes after finishing their a la carte main course
After dinner was served the couple were treated to cocktails – expertly mixed from ingredients wheeled into their bedroom
Then when it was time to sleep, they settled down in a make-shift bedroom.
According to the executive general manager of Crown Perth Hotels, Andrew Cairns, the installation was a fun, quirky way to bring to life what sets Crown Towers apart as a hotel brand.
He said: 'Crown Towers is known the world over as the pinnacle of luxury.
Before going to sleep, Bec and Mike sat on the sofa and watched some TV in their makeshift hotel room
At the end of the day, the couple settled down to sleep in their special bed – in the middle of the lobby
'We’ve had a great first year here in Perth and have been amazed at how much the city has embraced and fallen in love with it.
'Crown Towers Perth has truly redefined the standard for high-end accommodation in market and what better way to celebrate that than by bringing to life some of those experiences in a fun way.'
In its first 12 months of operation, Crown Towers has has popped over 31,000 bottles of champagne, shucked almost 46,000 oysters and won 10 accolades from various Australian hospitality and tourism awards.
Pictures and video courtesy of James Morgan.
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