Hotel guest requests ‘drawings of Godzilla’ before arrival, gets them

Patrick Feary says the idea started as a joke, but now he asks every hotel for a Godzilla pic.

Hotel guests should never feel bad about asking for extra towels or late check-outs ever again: A frequent traveler recently told Business Insider he asks for a “hand-drawn Godzilla” before he even checks in — and the hotels provide one much more often he expects.

Patrick Feary, who often travels for his job at a consultancy service called Hotelchamp, says the idea started out as a joke and a way to entertain his finance department, as they would have to approve all of his requests prior to the trip. But after the first hotel came through, it became a running gag.

So far, Feary says three out of about 20 hotels he’s stayed at have provided him with a picture of Godzilla, including the Mercure Melbourne Albert Park in Victoria, where he requested a drawn Godzilla because “it would really make me feel at home.”

As a result, they presented him with a sassy hand-drawn Godzilla welcoming him to Australia.

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The Mercure Melbourne Albert Park in Australia drew Feary a Godzilla at his request.  (Hotelchamp)

The next hotel to indulge Feary’s request was the Lucia Lodge in Big Sur, Calif. This time, however, he asked them for a “drawing of Godzilla surfing,” but added that it was “completely optional.” They chose to fulfill his request.

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Feary altered his request for the Lucia Lodge in Big Sur, Calif., asking for Godzilla on a surfboard.  (Hotelchamp)

Perhaps the finest example of a hotel-commissioned Godzilla drawing was provided to Feary by the Hilton Boston Back Bay, to which Feary asked this: “If possible, and totally no issue if not, it would make me feel so much more at home if there was a drawing in my room of Godzilla firing a bow and arrow at an apple on top of the head of a smaller Godzilla, William Tell style,” he recalled to Business Insider.

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“If possible, and totally no issue if not, it would make me feel so much more at home if there was a drawing in my room of Godzilla firing a bow and arrow at an apple on top of the head of a smaller Godzilla, William Tell style,” Feary asked of a hotel in Boston.  (Hotelchamp)

Sure enough, they gave him exactly that, as well as a bowl of fruit and a bottle of wine.

“This one was pretty above and beyond,” he told Business Insider.

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The Boston hotel even left Feary a bowl of fruit and a bottle of wine.  (Hotelchamp)

Hotelchamp — which aims to help hotels improve their guest relations — added that this kind of service “speaks to what [our] company does,” as hotels often don’t mind treating their guests to a more personal experience. Even if that includes a drawing of Godzilla hanging ten.

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