Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Hotel debuts swimwear vending machines

Posted By on Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 3:14 PM

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Life is about convenience, isn't it?

Not long ago, I wrote about vending machines in the UK that offer after-party slippers (which, I want to reiterate, is a great idea).

Well, TalkingShopping.com is reporting that The Standard Hotel in L.A., Miami, Hollywood and New York now has vending machines that offer Quiksilver swimwear poolside.

So let me get this straight. If I'm on vacation at a fabulous spot and somehow forgot my swimsuit, I can just mosey on down poolside, slip a few dollars into the good ol' snack  machine and out will pop a bikini (or swim trunks for dudes)?

Of course, if The Standard wanted to offer in-case-of-emergency swimwear for guests, they could have just snagged some Walmart styles to sell and called it good, but not this luxury hotel chain!  They only offer the best, and we've got to say, the styles they offer for men and women are actually pretty awesome!  Women can purchase a too-cute black bikini that is available in three different sizes, and men will be able to purchase one of four different styles (depending on their location), made with Quiksilver's Diamond Dobby stretch material, which is supposed to prevent rashes, in waist sizes 30 to 36!  The swim trunks will cost you $65, and the bikini will cost you $84.

Boy ... I can just imagine having to feed the machine 84 $1 bills, one at a time. Then you know that a lot of times the machines get huffy and spit your dollar back out at you.

Yeah. If I forget my swimsuit the next time I'm staying at The Standard (which I doubt will be any time soon), I'll just make the trek to the local Wal-Mart.

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