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Send me to San Diego and the Ivy Hotel

March 11, 2009

Ivy Hotel

I’ve already blogged here about the sexy-sounding Ivy Hotel in San Diego, but here’s a little more about it courtesy of TravelWIRE, all of which is making me want to go there. Perhaps a reading down the road for Do Not Disturb needs to happen…

With 159 guestrooms, including 14 deluxe suites and 3 specialty suites this cutting-edge hotel offers modern luxuries with a seductive twist. You don’t have to be a celebrity to enjoy the VIP treatment at the Ivy Hotel, “Your every wish is our command” touts the hotel as each room comes complete with a suave personal butler to cater to your every need. In addition, VIP access to Envy Club, Escalade service, 42″ HDTV Plasma, In-room bottle service, Korres bath products.

My suggestion is to, at the very least, request the premium guestroom which features the signature butler-drawn luxury molten bath, where the glass-enclosed bathtub is exposed to the entire guestroom. How’s that for sexy. Or leave your inhibitions at the door and check in to the Star Suite, which includes a group shower, stripper pole, king size bunk beds, fully stocked wet bar. Are we at the Playboy Mansion, Las Vegas? Nope, right here in “the finest city in the world” San Diego. Better yet, if you are a true member of the Ivy league try one of their two Suite packages:

The “Get Wet” package for $3500 per night which includes your own private rooftop cabana, Swarovski Havaianas flip-flops for the ladies, waterproof digital camera, Beluga caviar, Ultimat Vodka or Veuve Clicquot champagne all the while relaxing under the sun.

Or choose the “Arouse” package at $4000 for two nights which includes ViP access to Envy nightclub, his & hers 80 GB iPods, Chef’s bed dinner for two in the Quarter Kitchen, breakfast in bed, monogrammed robes and much more are included in this ultimate pampering experience.

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Sexed up hotel The Ivy opens in San Diego

December 16, 2008

The Ivy Hotel, San Diego

From an article in The LA Times (via Luxist) comes news of a very sexed up hotel in San Diego:

But the only thing strait-laced about the Ivy Hotel (www.ivyhotel.com) is the leather-covered, corseted columns in the lobby.

The 159-room, $90-million property could pass as Playboy Mansion South, from the skin-baring cocktail waitresses to the $3,000-a-night specialty suite with king-size bunk beds, a group shower and, ahem, a fireman’s pole.

“We wanted something a little voyeuristic, a little seductive,” said Michael Kelly, the Ivy’s co-owner who has made his fortune buying and selling depressed assets. “It’s an adult playground, but it’s not cheap.”

It used to be that only managers of by-the-hour motels were happy to have their properties mistaken for bordellos. But with soccer moms taking erotic dancing classes at the local community college and Carl’s Jr. using Paris Hilton (read: sex) to sell hamburgers, some hotels aren’t afraid to offer guests more than X-rated pay-per-view movies.

Julie Albright, who teaches classes on human sexuality and social psychology at USC, says easy access to sexual messages and images has shifted the bounds of what’s considered socially acceptable.

“It’s the pornification of mainstream society,” she said. “There’s more overt sexuality in our media, on television. More people have cable TV. More people are on the Internet.”