Aussie luxury hotel chain ridiculed for X-rated feature in rooms

A luxury hotel chain in Australia is offering a feature like no other and it's caught the attention of raunchy couples nationwide.

Stamford Hotels and Resorts has on offer a "Romance and Seduction package" in which guests can request a special "love lounge", designed to encourage a "vast range of exciting sexual positions".

"Inspired by the natural curves and contours of the human body and specifically designed to comfortably conform with them, Stamford’s Pure Love lounge is carefully handcrafted for loving couples to significantly enhance intimacy, increase pleasure and revolutionise your love-making," the hotel’s website explains.

Room at Stamford Hotel Circular Quay in Sydney
The special romance packages are available at selected Stamford hotels around Australia, including Circular Quay in Sydney (pictured). Source: Source: Stamford Hotels and Resorts

The specially made lounge is part of the chain's enhancement package which is "our best-selling package," Stamford’s vice president of operations Tamer Habib told The Advertiser in Adelaide.

But despite phones "ringing off the hook" with increasing requests for the hotel room upgrade — which costs $110 a night — others on Facebook responding to the article were far more critical.

'Love lounge' mocked online: 'Eww'

"Is that love lounge covered in plastic? because ewwww. I mean, I don’t trust hotel bed linen at the best of times," one person said.

Another said they "feel sorry for the staff that have to deal with the mess the next day".

"I hope the housekeepers are getting paid a special rate," a third agreed.

The deal is available at the Stamford Grand Adelaide at Glenelg, Sir Stamford at Circular Quay in Sydney, Stamford Plaza Melbourne and Stamford Plaza Brisbane, although packages appear to differ slightly.

Mr Habib told the publication the lounge is "fully cleaned carefully afterwards with disinfectant" and "put into wrapping in storage until it is booked again".

The Love Lounge at Stamford Hotels
The Love Lounge (pictured) can be included in any room at the hotel for an additional charge. Source: Stamford Hotels and Resorts

Explicit marketing material raises concerns

But the state of the packaged furniture was not the only concern raised in relation to the "The Pure Love Lounge".

A marketing video for the lounge available on the hotel chain's website, and seen by Yahoo News Australia, shows a naked woman and a man wearing underwear simulating multiple sexual positions.

A warning notes the explicit video is for adults only, and requires a password to watch, but the password is provided directly under the video meaning anyone can easily view it.

Yahoo News Australia understands eSafety Commissioner — the independent regulator for online safety — would act on a specific complaint and assess the content if required.

Hotel guests can also enjoy a "well-researched and highly recommended aphrodisiac menu" which has on offer an array of "libido-boosting" creations. The full menu is available on the hotel's website.

The sensual packages have been available for several years.

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