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If you’re constantly on YouTube, then the term mukbang might sound familiar, and for those who don’t know, it’s dreived from muk-ja for “eating” and bang-song for “broadcast” in Korean. It’s either a live-streamed eating show or a pre-recorded one where the host binge-eats on massive quantities of food. W Hotel in Washington, DC is now offering a $285 Sip and Slurp room service package just for that purpose, complete with a microphone and phone stand. Read more for a video and additional information.
Considering what room service food normally costs, $285 for all that you get in this package doesn’t sound too bad. It’s available until the end of 2019, exclusively at the W Washington DC. The hotel touts it as a celebration of the hotel’s new $50 million renovation, but social media influencers see it as a way to gain more followers and / or ad revenue.
W Hotels kicked even cast Queer Eye’s food expert Antoni Porowski to be the first to experience it on camera. Unfortunately, the $285 is just the base price, as the final cost also adds a 5 percent delivery charge, 16 percent service charge, 5 percent administrative fee, and 10 percent DC sales tax, bringing the grand total to $387.60.