Hotel installs grass carpets in meeting rooms

275x250.jpg A hotel chain has started installing 'living grass floors" in their meeting rooms -- in an odd bid to make workers more creative.

Bosses at Crowne Plaza say the rooms are designed to "stimulate creative thinking" among business guests by being radically different to the traditional office environment.

The idea is said to have came about after a study found 40 percent of professionals lose focus within the first 20 minutes of a meeting, often as a result of their uninspiring surroundings.

Lets see if they still think it's such a good idea in a fortnight when the gardener is disrupting guests by taking his lawnmower in the hotel lift.
275x250.jpg Eleanor Conroy from Crowne Plaza added said: "Meetings should be productive and enjoyable but we all know from experience that some meetings can be less than inspiring."

Angela Whitlock, author of Walk on the Grass, added: "The look and feel of the grass is said to remind guests of their childhood and therefore free them of societal barriers that restrict creativity.

"Everybody should kick off their shoes once in a while and walk barefoot on the grass to rekindle the creativity that was allowed to flow freely in childhood before too many rules got in the way."

The grass-filled meeting rooms are being trialled at Crowne Plaza London Docklands, Crowne Plaza Glasgow and Crowne Plaza Dublin Northwood.

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