Businessman Makes Wacky Hotel Requests, Staff Deliver
He's gotten everything from a pillow fort to a photo of a dog as a boat captain.
— -- Sean Fitzsimons takes making "special" or "additional" requests on hotel reservation forms to a whole new level.
The 28-year-old businessman from Denver has traveled to Salt Lake City, Utah every other week for the past four years, he told ABC News. So recently, to mix things up, Fitzsimons said he started making the "weird, bizarre hotel requests."
"I got bored doing the routine checking-in and checking-out, so I thought, why not try a random request?" he said.
Surprisingly, hotel staff almost always deliver what he asks -- everything from a pillow fort to a printed photo of Grandma Winslow from "Family Matters" placed on his bed.
Fitzsimons said he's only been denied a request once so far.
"It was the first time I asked for someone to draw a picture of what I look like," he laughed. "When I checked in, the lady at the front desk looked at me so weird, and it got so awkward. I'm pretty sure I weirded her out. So, I was like, 'I can't ever come back here again.'"
Fitzsimons' other successfully fulfilled requests have gone viral on the Internet after his friend Janet Fortener posted them to Reddit and Imgur.
Several commenters on social media sites have criticized Fitzsimons for being a "nuisance" to hotel staff. But, Fitzsimons said he actually gets to know the staff at hotels where he stays and most have told him that they love the requests.
"Many people at the front desk have told me they they thought my request was hilarious and that they had so much fun doing it," he said. "It makes them laugh and it helps take their mind off the daily grind."
Fitzsimons said he doesn't make requests often and the staff at hotels he regularly visits often ask him when the next one is coming.
"I'm like, 'Don't worry! I'm working on it, I'm working on it,'" he laughed. "It's all in good fun."