The streets around the summit are patrolled by armed guards as tense discussions take place over issues such as violence in Syria, and trade policies; but at the adults-only Desire Resort and Spa – which encourages its guest to indulge their fantasies with their partners or other like-minded individuals – it’s business as usual.
“The first night here they get comfortable. The second night, they start to meet couples and by the third of fourth night they start taking their clothes off in the pool,” said the hotel’s receptionist, Jhaxiri.
Despite the heightened tension of events nearby, Jhaxiri claims the guests of the hotel are delighted by the extra security.
“They feel more secure because they can go out onto the street and they feel more protected,” Jhaxiri said.
Desire is only hundreds of yards from the main press centre at the G20 summit, and although a few unsuspecting journalists made reservations, the hotel is off limits for delegates as it only allows couples to stay there – and it’s not anticipated discussions between world leaders will go that well.
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