I’m ashamed to admit that my second most embarrassing travel moment happened tonight in the privacy of my hotel room (my most embarrassing moment still has to be my pajamas incident at Singapore Airport). I feel mildly violated (by myself).
I checked in at the amazing Park Hyatt Shanghai (lobby is on the 87th floor — crazy!), and the front desk agent escorted me to my Park Suite. He gave me a quick tour of the room, and as I opened the bathroom door I
screamed squealed jumped up expressed surprise.
I should mention that I can appreciate a good high tech toilet, and would like to think I’ve seen them all in Japan. But none have been to the level of the Park Hyatt Shanghai, which has a motion sensor that automatically raises the lid when you get within a few feet of it, and damn near sounds like a rifle being loaded.
I was only a little bit embarrassed when the agent had to comfort me and say “it’s alright sir, it’s only the toilet.”