Hotels.com Captain Obvious
In this ad for Hotels.com Captain Obvious tells us everything about hotels that we already know, including why Hotels.com is the best hotel-booking website. The name of the actor that plays Captain Obvious is Brandon Moynihan.
(Captain Obvious): I’m in a hotel and a hotel is the perfect place to talk to you about hotels, using words. All you can eat is a hotel policy that allows you to eat, all that you can. Hotel conference rooms are where business people sleep through conferences. This business people is going to be fired. The hotel pool is usually filled with water. Sometimes you have to check, but pretty much always. The best way to enjoy the hotel view is to look at it. And it is a great view. The hotel gym is short for gymnasium. The hotel lounge is where you want to do your lounging, like this, and the best dot-com for booking hotels is Hotels.com, it’s on the internet, but you probably already knew that. Or maybe not, I don’t really know you.
(Bellboy): Welcome back Captain Obvious
(Captain Obvious): Yes I am! All those words are spelled correctly!
The fine print
The following fine-print is shown onscreen for 6 seconds, 43 seconds into the one-minute version of the commercial:
®2014 Hotels.com, LP. All rights reserved. Hotels.com, the Obvious Choice, Captain Obvious and the Hotels.com logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Hotels.com, LP in the US and/or other countries. CST 2083949-50
This brand-recognition commercial makes only one claim, ” the best dot-com for booking hotels is Hotels.com” which is subjective and may not be measurable. For the most part, it seems that the wording in this ad is legit.