|amenity = love_hotel|
|A love hotel is a type of short-stay hotel operated primarily for the purpose of allowing guests privacy for sexual activities.|
|Group: For adults only|
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"A love hotel is a type of short-stay hotel found around the world operated primarily for the purpose of allowing guests privacy for sexual activities. The name originates from "Hotel Love" in Osaka, which was built in 1968 and had a rotating sign. Similar establishments also exist in other East Asian countries and regions such as South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong. The same concept also exists in Central and South America, particularly in Guatemala, Chile and even the USA and Mexico where they are called 'Autohotels', in Brazil, where they are called 'Motels', and in Argentina, often called 'Albergues transitorios' but also referred to as 'Telos' (after reversing the syllables of the word 'hotel'). In greece they are called 'Ξενοδοχεία Ημιδιαμονής', in germany 'Stundenhotel' (=hourhotel).
They are completely different from regular hotels (tagged as tourism=hotel) and motels (tagged as tourism=motel), as they have this sexual component in mind - not necessarily prostitution, as regular couples go there as well.
They also sometimes have "themed" or "equipped" rooms that would make them inappropriate for another use.