Moby chose neutral titles for the songs so listeners wouldn't know what to expect from the album. "Then, once you actually get into the record, the record is very personal, very emotional," he told The Age
. The idea of finding intimacy in an unassuming space also informed the album title, Hotel
He continued: "I'm particularly fascinated by the fact that hotels on one hand are these great anonymous public places but they are also really personal intimate spaces as well, and it's that paradox that one space, a hotel room, which is the most neutral, anonymous place in the world, becomes such an intimate space for so many people."