Rock star suites at Hard Rock San Diego

March 29, 2010

Sign on San Diego interviewed Matt Greene, general manager of the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego:

QUESTION: Give us an idea of what one of your 17 Rock Star Suites is like, and who are the types of well-heeled folks who stay there?

ANSWER: Our largest Rock Star Suite is on the 12th floor, and it’s 2,000 square feet. There are two bedrooms, with a wraparound bathroom in one bedroom, and from the tub there’s a cool plasma TV you can see. There’s also a really large parlor area with a wet bar and hip seating area with a Bose sound system and dining room table. The master bedroom has a patio with a huge Jacuzzi tub overlooking the skyline and the harbor and the pool area. It ranges from $2,000 to $5,000 a night.

We’ve had a lot of celebrities and athletes who’ve stayed there and businesspeople who will entertain clients or just people with a lot of cash who want to impress their wife or girlfriend.

QUESTION: Who are some of the more well-known celebrities who have stayed at the hotel? What are some of the more interesting special requests they’ve made?

ANSWER: We get the Black Eyed Peas, and we have the Black Eyed Peas Rock Star Suite, where a portion of the revenue generated goes to their foundation. David Beckham came with his two sons, ate at Nobu, went to SeaWorld and the zoo and had such a good time that (his wife) Victoria came back with the boys. We’ve also had Kristen Stewart, Paris Hilton and Doug Reinhardt, Kim Kardashian and Reggie Bush, Gene Simmons and Wesley Snipes. We once had a celebrity who loved the color pink and requested all the towels and bed linens be replaced with pink ones as well as fresh pink flowers be delivered to her room daily. Some celebrities request very little. All Adam Lambert asked for, when asked what we could provide, was water and 5-Hour Energy drinks.

It’s very cool to have these people, but I don’t like my staff to be star-struck because they just want to be themselves.

QUESTION: The still-battered economy has had a major effect on the hotel industry, but especially so on luxury properties. In San Diego, your hotel is competing with several boutique hotels, including the W, the former Ivy and the Se San Diego. What have you done to adjust to the downturn?

ANSWER: Our goal is to not be a commodity where people are just looking at prices. That’s why we’re so focused on creating a great experience. That said, we’ve done a lot of value-added packages, like the one where we packaged a guest room at a very reasonable rate with one day’s complimentary rental of a Harley-Davidson. There’s another one with a $50 spa credit. So instead of just lowering your rate dramatically, we’re still going to give you value.

We’ve also tried to exceed people’s expectations by creating unexpected delights. For instance, on Elvis’ birthday, we had an Elvis impersonator come in and spend all day in the lobby serving a cake in the shape of Elvis, and in the lobby we have a video wall, where we had Elvis images and videos playing. We get paid to be creative and have fun with our guests. What a cool thing.

Great hotel sex erotica review at Lucrezia Magazine

February 21, 2010

Just discovered this 2009 review of Do Not Disturb: Hotel Sex Stories (unless I’d forgotten it) at Lucrezia Magazine:

Amanda Earl’s Welcome to the Aphrodisia Hotel begins at the hotel lobby bar. Our erotic heroine assess the body language of those around her. Will the businessmen and politicians have mistresses or escorts waiting for them in luxury suites? If so, how can one tell? The story begins with the character’s first person observation. Subtle sexual undercurrents enhance desire. This story is an apt addition to this anthology as it sums up the casual ambiance in hotel lobbies. No matter how much bleach, laundry powder or floor polish, hotels smell of sex and its potential.

Unexpected sex unravels in Stank Kent’s From Russia with Lust. It’s a tale of voyeurism and one man’s solitary lust. Our traveler is audience to an exhibitionist couple who take him to the peak of sexual frustration and promise.

Maxim Jakubowski’s G is for Gypsy is a walk through sexual nostalgia that may seem tame at the onset. It’s a tale about loneliness, lost love and feverish erotic memories. G is the woman that gets away. This story is also an erotic exposition. It’s the letter to ‘Go’ that delivers a haunting image of a man on the sexual edge.

From Saskia Walker’s hot lesbian tryst in The Lunch Break to Tess Danesi’s sweltering D/s threesome in The Royalton, there is a scene that takes advantage of the sexual sanctuary that hotels encapsulate.

All the stories within Do Not Disturb hit the erotic hotel within us all.

Top 10 Sex Books of 2009 includes Do Not Disturb: Hotel Sex Stories!

December 10, 2009

Big thanks to Violet Blue for listing Do Not Disturb: Hotel Sex Stories (click to read the table of contents/intro) as one of the top 10 sex books of 2009 in the San Francisco Chronicle! I, um, am a fan of hotel sex, and look forward to having more of it in 2010.

4. Do Not Disturb: Hotel Sex Stories Edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel.

In a hotel room, anything can happen — and in Bussel’s good-to-the-last-page collection of superb erotic fiction, anything does happen. Quick and dirty, or just dirty and fun, all of the stories are complete tales of hardcore trysts, thanks to Bussel’s expert curation and the authors’ remarkable talents. Fantastic.

Me at the Do Not Disturb book trailer shoot (one of my favorite photos of myself ever – I remember that day so well!), photo by Stacie Joy

$18 Boston hotel rooms on July 14th from Copley Square Hotel

July 10, 2009

$18! Chai! Jews, special alert. Or anyone really. I’m so there.

From the press release:

The Copley Square Hotel, Boston’s newest boutique property located in the heart of Boston’s vibrant Back Bay is turning 118 years old this summer and wants you to be part of the celebration, with rates starting at $18. Visit the Copley Square Hotel’s website at http://www.copleysquarehotel.com/birthday on July 14, 2009 from 1:18 p.m. – 3:16 p.m. (EDT) to grab the low $18 rate. The sale will last 118 minutes or until all the rooms are sold. Room rates for boutique rooms start at $18 and go up to $118 and are available on a first come, first serve basis. Guests can book their stay from July 14 until September 24, 2009 and up to 5 rooms per night will be available at $18, with at least 5 more at $118.

Normal premiums apply for upgrades into other room categories. Bookings must be made through the hotel’s website at http://www.copleysquarehotel.com/birthday. Telephone inquiries will not be accepted. Limit one special rate boutique room per reservation name.

Sexy hotel beds at Townhouse in Miami

July 9, 2009

These sexy (save for, imo, the beach ball) hotel beds are from Townhouse in Miami, via Hoosta magazine, which says:

Townhouse is a cool hotel, fun and sexy, located in 50 meters from Miami Beach, just a step away from the fashion boutiques and the restaurants of Lincoln Street and Ocean Drive. Designed by a French artist qualified of the School of « Beaux Arts », India Mahdavi, here is a contemporary hotel in the pared-down design which will enrapture those who want to stay in Florida in a refreshing, young and amusing place.

Want to read about hot hotel sex?

See Do Not Disturb: Hotel Sex Stories!

Hotel bed photos

July 9, 2009

From The Hotel Bed Blog, at York House in Portugal

Hotel Bar Bathroom Sex

May 21, 2009

Schecky’s listed their favorite bars for bathroom sex, and guess what? 2 hotels made the list.

The Waldorf-Astoria Cocktail Terrace
301 Park Ave.
(49th & 50th Sts.)
Midtown 212.355.3000
The very best thing about this grand ole dame of a hotel is that anybody and we mean anybody can stroll in off the street and wander around the lobby. If you and whoever you’re with gets the urge, walk in, go to the ladies room off the lobby floor, the bathroom can serve as your setting. Once past the bathroom’s sitting area, each stall has a lockable door and is the size of a studio apartment. The walls are so thick; it’s like being in a soundproof room. That’s right; no one can hear you scream.

Sexy W Hotel Hangers

May 19, 2009

I totally want to stay at one of the W Hotels in New York. Or Vegas. Or…

W Hotel Hangers

Did someone say in-room couple’s massage?

April 9, 2009

I’m on the lookout for a NYC hotel to have a hot date with my guy. We’ll be booking it soon, but this deal from the W Hotel caught my eye:

W has so many sensations to tempt the two of you, even if you never leave your room! Just ring Whatever/Whenever® for in-room couple’s massages, a romantic dinner brought right to your door, wuv potion cocktails and beyond. Looking for something really risqué? If staying in NY, take advantage of an exclusive W offer for a custom portrait by NY Magazine’s “Best Nude Photographer,” Brian Leighton.

The idea of both of us getting a massage that leaves us totally liquid and melty and unable to move from our bed, then the person leaving us to go at it sounds…perfect!

World’s hottest hotel hot tubs

March 30, 2009

Travel & Leisure has a fabulous slide show of the hottest hotel hot tubs! These are my three favorites:

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