Record for World’s Fastest Bed set in UAE
Not content with just offering fast hotel reservations on mobile and desktop, accommodation expert Hotels.com set a new Guinness World Record for the World’s Fastest Bed in the United Arab Emirates on 13 December 2016. The hi-octane feat saw a Hotels.com bed, based on a modified Ford Mustang GT, traveling at almost 84 miles per hour.
The Guinness World Record title was claimed during an event at the purpose-built Emirates Motorplex dragstrip in the emirate of Um Al Quwain by renowned international racing driver Tom Onslow-Cole on 13 December 2016, at a verified speed of 135 kilometers per hour [almost 84 miles per hour]. An adjudicator from Guinness World Records was present and confirmed the new record for ‘Fastest Mobile Bed’, beating the previous record of 111 kilometers per hour [69 miles per hour] which was held in the UK since 2008.
Tom Onslow-Cole, driver of the World’s Fastest Bed, said: “As an international racing driver, I travel the world and use Hotels.com wherever I stay, so I already knew they could deliver a fast bed via the app and online – now I know they can deliver it on track, too! I was made-up to take the World’s Fastest Bed Record with Hotels.com, it was an unforgettable experience and I hope it’ll stand the test of time – it’ll take some beating!”