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Godzilla Hotel

Posted in Giant Monsters, Godzilla, Nature Gone Wild, Science Fiction with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 12, 2015 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

Godzilla Hotel

Godzilla, the world’s most iconic monster who has dominated all other monsters and related merchandising for decades, is about to conquer another foe: the hotel industry.

Godzilla Hotel opens April 17th, 2015 in monstrous fashion in Shinjuku, Tokyo, with an 80-ton, built-to-scale, radiation-spewing G-Head atop the 31-story Shinjuku Toho building. (For hotel purists, the life-size head was based on his face from 1992’s Godzilla vs Mothra.)

Godzilla Hotel

From the press release that arrived with no free tickets to Japan OR complimentary five night stay with mini-bar privileges: “There are two viewing rooms, which overlook the massive head of the King of Monsters that erupts from the roof of the theater, while the third is a Godzilla Room boasting its own statue, movie posters and a gigantic claw over the beds. The hotel also offers Godzilla-themed memorabilia and treats.”

Godzilla Hotel

And the price to stay at what is now the best hotel in the world? $334 to $417 a night, depending on the date. The $125 view rooms are a less wallet destructive.

Godzilla Hotel

All this comes on the heels of Toho re-booting the Godzilla franchise for a 2016 release, no doubt re-energized by the American 2014 Godzilla movie blockbustering in $528.7 million worldwide. That would buy a lot of nights at Godzilla Hotel.

I wonder if the concierge is Rodan? That’d be so cool. Just don’t let him park your car; he’d probably eat it.