For three months my family and I lived at The St Regis hotel, Mumbai. When the idea first came up everyone told me I would get bored of the same room, they said it would become cramped and that I should probably rent an apartment instead. I ignored them all.
If there's one thing I have learned about myself it's that I absolutely could, absolutely, live in a hotel forever.
The outstanding level of luxury naturally helped, not having to change your own bedsheets or cook has its pretty obvious advantages, but aside from the obvious I made some unexpected discoveries
Here are some things might not expect from living in a hotel...
Other people live there - full time, like it's actually their home.
The St Regis is particularly spectacular. It's 5 star and known for its incredible butler service, however it's not just the St. Regis where you will discover massive serviced apartments on the upper floors and people who have called it home...for years. In Mumbai I met a lady who'd been living in one of the hotels apartments for 3 years and a gentleman who'd been living in a normal hotel room for five! Neither of them planned to leave. Most hotels will have a regular for one reason or another and I'm insanely envious of those who've been smart enough to make a luxury hotel their full time home.