Where to Sleep: Hotel and Lodging News 9.20.10Hotel News — By Ashley C 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).
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
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.
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