Stay at a luxury resort for $20
But this San Diego destination will make you sleep in a tent.
August 10, 2009 3:47 by Aarti Nagraj
For two weeks in August the Rancho Bernardo Inn, a luxury resort in San Diego, is offering customers a “survivor package.” The unique deal charges less for each amenity guests give up; for example, by letting go of bed, breakfast, air-conditioning, towels, toilet paper and lighting, customers can stay for as little as $19 a night. The only thing they’ll get in the room is a small tent.
“It’s our way of getting people here that might not normally come,” the resort’s general manager, John Gates, told the San Diego Union-Tribune. He hopes that people who use the promotion will return to stay at full price.
We doubt many people will go to a luxury resort only to have to sleep in a tent… unless, of course, it’s a hotel like the Burj Al Arab, or maybe the Atlantis. You might as well go camping, or put up a tent in your house.
What do you think – is the resort’s idea smart or stupid?