‘Each room is filled with delicious details, from a private cinema room, to a Finger Lickin’ ‘Press For Chicken’ button and Hot Winger Arcade Machine,’ says KFC
The hotel, named House of Harland after KFC’s brand mascot, Colonel Harland David Sanders, will offer one-night stays when it opens on 18 August.
The hotel will stay open for 11 days and all of the room will be themed around fried chicken – yes, really.
According to statement from KFC, the rooms will be “filled with delicious details, from a private cinema room, to a Finger Lickin’ ‘Press For Chicken’ button and Hot Winger Arcade Machine”.
“Indulge in the complimentary botanical infused self-care essentials” and “expect to see drumsticks in the detail, from bedding to wallpaper,” it adds.
The chicken-themed hospitality doesn’t stop there, either. Guests who book into the hotel will be collected from King’s Crossing station in a black Cadillac car branded the “Colonelmobile”.
They will then be greeted by a “Chick-In” clerk who will take them through the services available at the hotel.
Rooms start from £111 per night and 100 per cent of the profits will go to the KFC Foundation, a non-profit that supports organisations that are “empowering young people to unleash their potential and build a positive future”.
The fried chicken chain said in a statement at the time that it would not be using the slogan for the first time in 64 years because it “doesn’t quite feel right”.
“We find ourselves in a unique situation – having an iconic slogan that doesn’t quite fit in the current environment,” Catherine Tan-Gillespie, global chief marketing officer at KFC told CNN.
In the statement, the fast-food chain assured customers that the menu would not be changing and the recognisable slogan will return when the “time is right.”