Most hotel ratings only go up to five stars. But perhaps there is something truly incredible that can cause a hotel to warrant a sixth star?
The hotel rating system is currently highly arbitrary. For example, here are some of the requirements for a 5-star hotel as listed on Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotel_rating)
Five star requirements:
- Personalized greeting for each guest with fresh flowers or a present in the room
- Minibar and food and beverage offer via room service
- Safe in the room
- Bath robe and slippers on demand
- Fax machine at the reception
- Ironing service
- Turndown service (“a chocolate or mint is typically left on top of a pillow”—https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turndown_service)
This is a strange collection of demands. Presumably it was created by a small (but very wealthy) child.
Most hotels have some kind of breakfast service available, ranging from cereal and toast to a full multi-course meal.
To achieve the fabled “six star” hotel rating, perhaps we need to re-think the finite nature of hotel breakfast, and stare into the fathomless depths of the infinite.
Behold: the INFINITE CEREAL BOWL (Fig 1):
Fig 1: This cereal bowl interfaces with a special port in the hotel’s breakfast tables that keeps it constantly refilled with fresh milk and cereal. Cereal and milk is mixed under the table at the time of dispensing, to keep the cereal from getting soggy. Cereal reaches the top simply by floating up through the marked-in-blue refill tube.
By removing the need to refill one’s cereal bowl, greater efficiency can be achieved while also adding an inimitable touch of class to a hotel’s breakfast service. The “infinite ____” refill system can also be applied to beverages, soup, chicken tikka masala, ramen noodles, and a host of other foods. In this case, cereal is simply chosen as a proof-of-concept system with no cooking required.
PROS: Adds the ultimate touch of class to a hotel.
CONS: May result in higher rates of obesity.
Supplemental Figure (Fig 2): A detailed technical schematic from the patent filing.