In an effort to attract new visitors to the formerly-largest mall in the world, the West Edmonton Mall hotel has renovated ten of its famous theme rooms to have a Mennonite motif.
“I’ll admit the accommodations are–how should I say it?–rather spartan. But that’s part of the appeal,” explained the hotel manager. “Basically we’ve decked out the place to look and smell like a housebarn.”
Each Mennonite theme room comes stocked with your very own milking cow and a complimentary breakfast of cracklings on toast. Upon request, every guest will also receive a free scolding each morning from a hotel employee dressed like Oma Friesen.
“Guests are then offered an opportunity to slowly saunter past the famous roller-coaster in a horse and buggy,” said the manager. “We’re really hoping to attract a lot of families with our exciting new MennoRoom.”
The daily rate for the room is $125 for a double or $150 for a triple, which comes with a roll-away bed made of straw. Payment may also be made with ice cream pails full of schnetke.
(photo credit: by Kansas Poetry (Patrick) )