Own a pointless collection

Richard Horne’s 101 Things To Do Before You Die, proposes to own a pointless collection as task number 17, and I liked it and decided to include it on my list.

Key Card Collection

Some of my Key Cards

The hotel industry is such a standardized industry, almost every hotel you go to gives you an access card to your room in lieu of an actual key. This Key Card was introduced to be of the same dimensions as the standard business or credit card. Whether the card functions by RFID, magnetic strips or mechanical hole punctures is irrelevant. The key itself was created as an increased security feature or most probably to reduce the headache caused by lost keys 

Most travelers enjoy souvenirs, and when collecting souvenirs, few non-commercial items serve as a reminder of the trip. Some choose the boarding passes, which aren’t available to me when I travel as part of the operating crew. Others take pictures, which is a great idea except when you travel for a living, you sometimes just want to cozy up to a book and never leave the hotel. Maybe you just want to go to your favorite hangout and do your routine things, then you are extremely unlikely to take a picture. 

The thing that has never failed me so far is the Key Card. Since every time I check-in a hotel I am issued at least one Key Card. And almost every time I ask the reception if I can keep it, they are either agreeable or more often excited to be thought of as memorable.  I decided to start a collection of Hotel Key Cards.

The list

The Collection includes:

Millenium Paris CDGCrowne Plaza Dead Sea
Mosaic Palais Aziza & Spa Marrakech Kurumba Maldives
Cinnamon BentotaCinnamon Grand Colombo
Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea
Sofitel Paris Baltimore Staybridge Suites Beirut
Berjaya Langkawi Holiday Inn Brussels Airport
Radisson Blu Hotel Jeddah Best Western Hotel Muscat
InterContinental Madrid Holiday Inn London M4 J4
Mövenpick Dead Sea Mövenpick Amsterdam
Padma Resort Bali at Legian Radisson Blu Dubai Downtown
Rotana Yas Island Rotana Albustan Dubai
Renaissance Amsterdam Grand Millenium Kuala Lumpur
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Le Meridien New Delhi
Pullman Old Town Riga Mola! Suites Madrid
Best Western Premier Muscat Millenium Paris CDG
Sheraton Diana Majestic Milan Mosaic Palais Aziza & Spa Marrakech
Alpi Rome Cinnamon Bentota
The Rothschild Hotel Tel Aviv Kempinski Hotel Aqaba
NH Collection Barbizon Palace Amsterdam Sofitel Paris Baltimore
Park Inn by Radisson West Drayton Berjaya Langkawi
Ilunion Valencia 4  Radisson Blu Hotel Jeddah
Park Inn by Radisson West Drayton Ilunion Valencia 4
Holiday Inn Riyadh Izdihar Crowne Plaza Yas Island
Crowne Plaza Dead Sea Holiday Inn Jeddah Gateway
Kempinski Leela Mumbai Millenium Abu Dhabi
Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel Dubai JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur
Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea Alpi Rome
Kurumba Maldives Cinnamon Grand Colombo
Sheraton Diana Majestic Milan The Rothschild Hotel Tel Aviv
Holiday Inn Brussels Airport Best Western Hotel Muscat
Hilton Cairo Heliopolis (same hotel)> Fairmont Cairo Heliopolis
Radisson Blu Aqaba