Where to Sleep: Hotel and Lodging News 9.20.10

Hotel News — By on September 21, 2010 at 3:00 am

By Ashley Cheng
Hotel & Lodging Editor

Welcome to this week’s hospitality news roundup: top hotel, hostel, inn and lodging stories from around the world (wide web).

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A Room with An Ocean View: Guests Stay in Converted Oil Rig

At the Seaventures Dive Resort, you can dive right out of your hotel room and straight into world-class scuba diving and snorkeling. The no-frills hotel, a former oil-drilling stand, is located near Malaysian Borneo, which is nearby Sipadan Island, considered to many as the world’s best dive spot. A three-day, two-night scuba diving packing, including room, meals, transfers, equipment and three dives at Sipadan runs about $516 per person.

Source: Wall Street Journal

Taj Boston Offers $6 Million Suite

What could a $6 million weekend stay at Taj Boston possibly get you? Well, your name on the new theater at the Boston Conservatory, VIP tickets to fancy grand-opening events, two lifetime tickets to all the shows in said personalized namesake theater, private round-trip jet transportation from Boston to anywhere in the world, limo service, a new Jaguar XJ with lifetime valet parking at the Taj, and all kinds of fun swag (although, can you really call it that when you’re putting down $6 million?) including an engraved Christofle sterling silver platter, etched Tiffany champagne flutes and a magnum of Cristal.

Source: Hotel Chatter

W Hotel Premieres Clothing Line at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Starwood’s chic W chain hosted New York Fashion Week’s first-ever show for a hotel store’s clothing and accessories. The pieces were inspired by W’s three new hotels: W Vieques Island in Puerto Rico, London and St. Petersburg, Russia. Prices for the entire collection range between about $45 and $500.

Source: USA Today

Priceline Launches Hotel Freebies Search
Everyone likes a good deal on a hotel room. Everyone LOVES a freebie. Priceline.com just made it that much easier to find freebies in hotels around the world – including complimentary room upgrades, extra nights, spa credits, free breakfast or free parking. Check out the new search service at www.priceline.com/freebies.

Source: Priceline.com

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