I'm sorry to disappoint those of you hoping this sandwich was conceived during some late night drunken gambling binge, but the truth is it was a premeditated event done in the middle of the afternoon, after drinking zero beers. I'm no safety expert, but a sleep-deprived drunk wielding a red-hot iron is a hard-to-explain trip to the emergency room waiting to happen.
The reason late night hotel food is overpriced and of questionable quality is the simple fact that you are a captive clientele. If you want a grilled ham and cheese at 2AM, you're going to pay dearly for it - probably twice. Besides, this is fun to do, and even though you can only make one at a time, they do cook quickly. Enjoy!