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Sofitel hotels have the right idea! (dial-up warning)

Did a quick search, didn't see that anyone posted this before.

In Queenstown, NZ, there is a Sofitel hotel that has a very unusual Mens' room. The clever artwork around -- and particularly
"above/behind" the urinals in the men's restroom plays not only on our concerns of being observed in the bathroom, but also
on specifically male fears of having the size of their "equipment" viewed and judged by women — especially women who
appear to be well-prepared to measure, photograph, and poke fun at "equipment" they deem to be inadequately sized.
Not to mention that they're darn attractive; who cares what the uglies think, right? (Okay, I'm poking fun here,
none of us are real prizes either!)

From the news report (link below):
Five star hotels are normally famous for their opulence and their design but the new $45 million Sofitel in Queenstown is gaining notoriety
for its little boys room.

It has brought the hotel a couple of complaints from church goers and a couple of hundred people wanting to take a look.

It's the most popular room in the five star hotel.

Hotel manager Mark Wilkinson says the toilets were just a way of putting a little levity into the posh hotel.

"Certainly it wasn't our intention to offend anyone," he says.

Now is anyone really surprised that it is the most popular room in the hotel????? [;)][:I]

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RE: Sofitel hotels have the right idea! (dial-up warning)

That pic has been posted here before, but thanks for providing information on its location.

I have in-laws in Queenstown, NZ so I'll have them check the place out.

Now, why do you think the Churchgoers are offended? Do they have some sort of size complex?
Is that why Churches are built with steeples to compensate for their collective shortcomings?



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