Emoji room service is now a thing if you’re too lazy to call the front desk

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Emoji room service is now a thing.

Aloft Hotels is launching Text it, Get it — TiGi, for short — in Manhattan on Wednesday in an effort to further innovate the hotel experience.

The concept is simple: In every room, there will be a menu of six packages that you can order. After texting the string of emoji (along with the last name and room number) to the hotel, guests receive a confirmation and whatever package was ordered will show up “ASAP,” according to the menu.

“Our guests can now talk to us like they talk to each other,” Paige Francis, vice president of global marketing for Starwood Hotels, told Mashable. Read more…

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Tom Hiddleston impersonates Robert De Niro in front of Robert De Niro

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Impressions are hard enough to get right without the added pressure of sitting mere feet away from the person you happen to be impersonating (especially if the person in question happens to be esteemed actor Robert De Niro), but Tom Hiddleston is clearly not a man who’s easily fazed.

The actor launched into a series of impressions — everyone from De Niro to Owen Wilson — on The Graham Norton Show on Friday, much to the delight of both the audience and De Niro himself, who clearly seemed to enjoy the whole thing quite a bit.

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