Or, perhaps you’ve happened across the very rare room number 419+1, and have no idea why?
It’s not a widespread practice, but some hotel operators have taken to avoiding room number 420 entirely because of its association with cannabis and the troublemaking that sometimes occurs in rooms numbered as such.
Yesterday in Australia, and today in other parts of the world, weed enthusiasts celebrated April 20 — or 4/20, in accordance with American date-keeping — by blazing up with pride, usually at 4.20pm on the dot, and celebrating pot culture generally.
April 20 has been marked in a variety of ways this year, most notoriously with Snapchat’s controversial new Bob Marley filter.
And so enthusiastic are some stoners about their drug of choice they have taken to stealing room 420 signs from hotels for souvenirs, or blazing up in the room itself.
Some accommodation providers have tried to prevent possible mischief by removing 420 as a room number entirely.
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Over the years other hotel guests have noticed other attempts by hotels to circumvent the enthusiasm of stoners for the number 420.
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This hotel in Colorado, where it is legal to smoke weed, went ahead and stencilled the number 420 onto the door to spare them from having to replace the sign each time it went missing.
And as for why 420 is the favourite number for stoners?
That has been debated for generations, but it is most widely attributed to a bunch of university students in California in the 1970s who started the tradition of meeting for a sneaky joint at 4.20pm.
The number has since become cultural shorthand for pot smoking, and has been celebrated in songs, films and other expressions of popular culture.
But 420 is not the only number that has presented challenges for the hotel industry.
Many hotels avoid the 13th floor, reserving it for storage and maintenance or skipping it entirely, due to many people’s morbid fear of the number 13.
Some room numbers are significant in specific hotels, due to their association with horror stories and reports of paranormal activity.
Among them are rooms 217 and 418 at The Stanley Hotel in Colorado, the spooky lodgings that inspired horror author Stephen King to write The Shining.
US CO: Marijuana Advocates Celebrate 420 Day in Denver April 200:15
A crowd gathered at Denver’s Civic Center to celebrate the 420 “Weed Day” on Wednesday. Marijuana advocates across the globe celebrate cannabis culture regardless of its legality on April 20 annually. The Denver Post said the number of people gathering at the Civic Center has shrunk this year. The exact origins of 420 Day and the connection between 420 and cannabis culture are unclear. Credit: Instagram/krypolhaze
Source : http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/this-is-why-you-might-not-find-room-420-in-your-hotel/news-story/4964aad404859f8a2b67c38e96b4734b