One Not Cool Thing: A “Polar Bear Hotel” In China

Polar Bear “Scene Play”        Photo: Polarland Website

Yes – you read that right. CNN reported this week on the opening of The Polar Bear Hotel, which is in the Polarland theme park in the northeastern Chinese city of Harbin. It opened its doors last Friday, and offers its 21 guest rooms 24/7 endangered polar bear viewing from every room.  At the park, you can also see a beluga whale show called the Heart of the Ocean, where the trainers kiss their whales underwater (one can’t make this up).  The rooms go for about $350/night and were sold out.  CNN quoted the hotel’s official WeChat account that said, “Whether you’re eating, playing or sleeping, polar bears will keep you company,” in a March 11 post.  Really???

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