Where to Sleep: Hotel News 11.15.2010

Staying There — By on November 15, 2010 at 12:00 pm

By Candace Rardon

LG Intern

Go all the way for a free stay

On a more scandalous note, Swedish pornographer Berth Milton Jr. announced his hope of opening a chain of “sex-themed, five-star hotels,” with as many as 100 “sex hotels” across the world. Milton says guests can receive a free stay if they have sex in front of a webcam. Subscribers can then pay to view.

Source: Gadling

Hotel lobbies as…concert halls

Love music? Love hotels? A new program launched by Renaissance Hotels is taking the idea of customer perks to a whole new level, making free breakfast and Wi-Fi look like the offerings of amateurs. Renaissance’s RLife LIVE is a new series of live performances by up-and-coming musicians in certain hotel lobbies across the country. Some of the artists scheduled to perform so far are Mike Posner, Robyn, and D.J. Samantha Ronson—all you gotta do is make your reservation!

Source: NY Times

A head start on retail madness

While many of us lie comatose on the couch, reliving the gluttony of our Thanksgiving Day feasts, other more industrious citizens will be checking into hotels, preparing for the next day’s wee-hours shopping sprees. Hotels like the Conrad in downtown Indianapolis have caught on to the trend of eager bargain-seekers booking a room on the eve of Black Friday—many walking in just the night before—to ensure early proximity to nearby malls. In response, many hotels are now offer special deals, like the Conrad’s shopping package of $99/night (normally $229) plus a free coffee, shoeshine, and personal shopper at the Nordstrom’s next door.

Source: USA Today

Five-star service for our four-legged friends

The Hyatt Regency Mission Bay now offers a “Pawsport” program for guests and their pets. The rewards program is good for multiple stays, plenty of parks and “barking lots” around the grounds of the hotel, and, of course, room service. Pets can choose from Breath Bustin’ Biscuits, Snicker-Poodles, or even Mission Bay Liver, if they’re feeling adventurous.

Source: Gadling

The next best thing
would be an in-room barista

Hotels are stepping up their game when it comes to the free coffee provided in-room. From Keurig one-cup machines to espresso and coffee makers by luxury brand Illy, coffee-drinking guests should find their caffeine cravings easy to appease. This means you can skip the pricy coffee shop run, particularly when you stay at NYC’s InterContinental Times Square or the JW Marriot Marquis in Miami, and get out to explore even faster. Source: USA Today

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