A lot of summer vacations happening which means you’re probably staying in a lot of hotel rooms. Every hotel stay you get the essentials… black out curtains, little soaps, maybe a bible in the drawer, and free ice! But the ice wasn’t always free.
Back in the day refrigeration wasn’t what it is now and ice was expensive so hotels used to charge for it. But you can thank Holiday Inn for it being free now. The founder of Holiday Inn couldn’t compete with the other hotel chains so they decided to just make all their ice free for guests and that would be their hook. It worked. In fact, it worked so well that it obviously caught on over the years and every hotel started doing it.
So now you know the reason why you get that little bucket and free cubes next time you’re in a hotel room.
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