I just spent the night in a Wyndham Hotel in Colorado Springs. I particularly like a hot bath or a hot shower. In Japan the public bath is usually at 108 degrees fahrenheit (42C) or higher. Nice.
At the Wyndam, the hotest the shower could possibly have been was 105(41C) degrees. Just a tad over warm.
George Leonard, the journalist, used to explain these pathetic safety dumb-downs as the by-product of the two edged sword. Americans believe in the unlimited potential of technology on the one blade. On the other blade, in court liability suits we hold corporations liable for any accident that happens to an idiot -- because technology should have protected the idiot.
Therefore coffee at McDonalds is not very hot and the hot water at the Wyndham Hotel couldn't hurt a one yearold who might accidentally fall in a bath tub of hot water.
In this case Americans are right about technology. The Japanese have a faucet technology that would protect anyone from water over 105 degrees. The faucet turns as far to hot as it will go, which is 105 degrees. Then you can push a red button which will let the faucet turn much further into the hot zone for those of us adults who like hotter water.
Wyndam Hotels could have nice hot water. They just have to put in the right shower faucets the next time they redo the plumbing or the next time they redo the bathrooms.