I just had to share these signs found on display at a Tokyo hotel alongside their Japanese equivalent, from a few years ago.
In The Lobby:
English well speaking.
We take your bags and send them in all direction.
In case of fire, do your utmost to alarm the hotel porter.
The elevator is being fixed for the next day.
During that time we regret that you will be unbearable.
In the lift:
Do not enter the elevator backwards, and only when lit up.
To move the cabin, push button for wishing floor.
Customers are expected to complain at the office between the hours of 9 and 11 am daily.
In the Bedroom:
Is forbidden to steal hotel towels please. If you are not person to do such thing please not to read notice.
Please to bathe inside the tub.
Please leave your values at the front desk.
You are invited to take advantage of the chambermaid.
Because of the impropriety of entertaining guests of the opposite sex in the bedroom, it is suggested that the lobby be used for this purpose.
In a the Bar:
Special cocktails: For the ladies with nuts.
Ladies are requested not to have children in the bar.
Our wines leave you nothing to hope for.
Special today - no ice cream.
In the Hotel Shop:
For your convenience, we recommend courteous, efficient self-service.
If this is your first visit to Tokyo, you are welcome to it.
Order your summer suit. Because is big rush we will execute customers in strict rotation.
Specialist in women and other diseases.
Teeth extracted by the latest Methodists.