Why are hotel bathrooms mostly transparent? A lot of people guessed wrong…

When I stayed in a hotel when I traveled, I found that many hotel bathroom partitions are made of transparent glass, and between the room and the bathroom, you can see each other’s every move. When taking a bath, some people may feel a little awkward.

Why is the hotel decorated like this?

Hotel managers told that the hotel bathroom partition is designed with transparent glass and has a variety of uses, such as making the room look more spacious, prompting guests to turn off the bathroom lights, allowing guests to observe the room while bathing, and so on.

If you are worried about privacy leakage and are not used to bathing or using the toilet in a transparent environment, you can pull up the bathroom curtains. Some high-end hotels use electric glass, which can be made opaque with a single click.

The role of a transparent bathroom

1 Make the room look bigger

The thickness of the glass compartment is relatively thin, saving nearly 10 cm of space compared to the brick wall compartment. Moreover, the glass partition makes the whole room more transparent, and visually looks more spacious.

2 Save electricity

Some guests are used to turning on the bathroom light all night when they sleep, and if the hotel bathroom is glass-style, not turning off the light will affect the guest’s sleep. Therefore, if it is a glass partition, the light can be penetrated, which can prompt guests to turn off the lights and save electricity.

3 Help with cleaning

Hotel bathrooms generally have no windows, if they are illuminated by light, there are shadows in some places, hotel cleaning staff will not be able to see which places are not cleaned, and with transparent design, the bathroom light will be very sufficient, hotel cleaning staff can see more clearly where not cleaned.

4 Improve safety performance

The transparent design allows you to see everything in the room when you take a bath, minimizing the risk of property damage. For example, if someone takes advantage of your invisibility in the bath to burglary, you can call the police in the bathroom.

How to avoid embarrassment?

1 Close the curtain

The hotel’s transparent bathrooms are equipped with curtains, so if you feel embarrassed, close the curtains when taking a bath or using the toilet.

2 Press the Privacy Protection button

Some high-end hotel bathroom glass uses electric glass, press the privacy protection button, the glass will become opaque.

At the same time, if you are away from home, safety is always the first priority, especially when staying in a hotel, we need to pay attention to the following points.

Hotel safety tips

1 Check-in

Don’t stay in a room on the ground floor as it’s too easy to break into. Many security experts recommend living on the 3rd to 6th floors — rooms on these floors are tall enough not to be easily broken into, but also not high enough to have no fire ladders.

2 Lock the door

Lock the deadbolt, bracelet and metal burglar lock. No matter how long you plan to leave the room, don’t leave the door open.

3 Use the hotel’s safe

Use the hotel’s safe to protect your valuables. Lock your laptop, valuable jewelry, and other things you don’t take out of the house in a safe.

4 Put a “Do Not Disturb” sign in front of the door

Whether you’re in the room or not, remember to hang a “Do Not Disturb” sign on the doorknob. This can make the suspect think you’re still in the room.

Hotel door lock tips

If you still think that hotel locks are very safe

The following GIF will make you change your mind

1 Anti-lock chain + hanger

In ordinary grade hotels, there may be anti-lock chains, lock the chains, and then put them on the hanger according to the picture, while jamming the chain, while jamming the handle, who wants to come in is really not easy.

2 Use a chair to reach the door

To use this trick, first look at whether there is a low table or chair of the right height in the room, use the table to raise the chair, and use the chair surface to support the door handle.

Source: Popular Science China

Editor: Yu Xiaojing

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