Love hotels originated as places for lovers to meet up in crowded cities where they had no private space, or family matters prevented them from hosting visitors. They have always been neutral ground, where intimacy can be risked without consequences. Couples turn up and instead of being greeting by a receptionist, it is automated with machines, for extra privacy. With the competition intense, love hotels have come up with ways to compete against each other. Other than the usual method of offering more amenities like DVD players and videos, rotating beds, or sex toys, many have entered the realm of theme parks. The Sea Stork Hotel is one of the earliest examples of this, originally named the Queen Elizabeth Hotel, it has undergone remodeling jobs, name changes and paint jobs over the years. Other love hotels include such themes as Hello Kitty, Dungeons, the Tropics, Part of this theme trend is to make the experience more fun - couples can select a different theme for each tryst or simply to make the situation less threatening by offering up cartoon-like settings.