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Topic: Hospitality

Local Commercial for Australian Youth Hostel Is Explosively Crazy

Would you stay at 790 on George?

How common are American used-car dealership ads in Australia? Because this ad for a backpackers' hostel in Sydney called 790 on George has that structure down to a T. I…

Hotel Commercial With Egghead Family Is Completely Cracked

Here's your disturbing ad of the day from DiscountHotels.com (and ad agency Stately Mansion), a potent reminder that egg people should not engage in martial arts. The connection to the…

Love! Valor! Consumerism! New York Tourism's in Love With Same-Sex Marriage

Latch on to the news of the day and—voila!—an ad campaign appears. W Hotels, nimble in its marketing and liberal in its thinking, just launched a "Right to Unite" package…

Vegas.com tries SportsCenter-lite office ads

Vegas.com has put together a less-funny version of the ESPN SportsCenter ads, with a new campaign that shows Sin City entertainers working at the hospitality Web site's offices. According to…

Rogue resort's racy ad has nudists flustered

You know, one never hears about nudist-colony associations until something weird happens. This time, a clothing-optional retreat in Florida called Paradise Lakes Resort has had its membership in the…

No one told Motel 6 what bands do in hotels

Motel 6 has joined with Primary Wave Music, a song publisher, for "Rock Yourself to Sleep," a promotion that offers bands free hotel rooms while on the road. The…

Have we seen this ad before, Mr. Chairman?

This commercial from agency ISM in Boston reminds me of ... something else. I wonder what it could be. I'm just so foggy today, head muddled, not thinking straight. Guess…

Country Inns & Suites a hotbed of depravity

Who doesn't like fawning treatment by hotel staff? I just love how it works: They're polite and helpful to me, and in return I'm disrespectful to them and withhold tips.…

D.C. United kicks Fairfield hotels up a notch

Pro soccer players kicking a ball around in a place where they shouldn't really be doing so? That's what we find in this amiable video created by Marriott's PR folks…

HoJo brings back claymation, no one cares

Howard Johnson started its "Go happy. Go HoJo" campaign a few weeks ago, and despite it being one of the oddest hotel campaigns out there, no one really seemed to…

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