The guys behind the first Airbnb ‘Netflix And Chill’ room in New York have specified that they won’t be providing condoms to guests of their £288-per-night, digital projector-equipped loft apartment, despite the title of their room being notorious code for casual sex.
“They experience something different than just going to a hotel,” creator Tom Galle has said of the project he created with internet-art company ART404. “It’s bringing a part of the internet to a real life experience. You don’t have to sleep with a girl there or a guy there, we’re just bringing the joke to real life.”
That experience involves a Netflix and Chill bed with Netflix sheets, a minibar filled with booze, an HD projector, and surround sound. They’ve got Netflix and – slightly off-message – AppleTV. You can only rent it on Saturdays, and if you watch something, Galle has recommended two doomed love stories – either ‘Her’, a film about someone who’s in love with an artificial intelligence, or ‘500 Days of Summer’, a two-year heartbreak tale. Most hilariously, though, there’s a postscript proscribing any third parties from entering the room. “We can’t allow you to have additional guest over the apartment,” the Airbnb entry reads, “and that is a serious request.”