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公寓酒店开创酒店经营新方式

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小编摘要:你当然知道什么是真正的酒店。当然公寓也是如此,这种划分成独立单元的住宅单位是属于不同的人。 但你可能不知道的是在美国的一些城市中,上面的两种合在一起就成了“公寓酒店。”

公寓酒店开创酒店经营新方式


You know what a hotel is, of course. And perhaps, a condominium - a residential building divided into separate units that are owned by different people. What you may not know is that in some U.S. cities, the two have come together into something called a "condo hotel." Several can now be found in beach and mountain resort towns and a few modest-sized cities. However, none is more famous than the legendary , 105-year-old Plaza Hotel in New York, on glitzy Fifth Avenue across from Central Park. The Plaza closed for renovation in 2005. When it reopened two years later, more than half of it had been transformed into one of these trendy condo hotels. The posh and historic Hotel Del Coronado, on the Pacific Ocean near San Diego, California, did much the same thing. Here's how it works: You buy - not rent - what amounts to an apartment or suite. If it's at The Plaza, it will cost you between $1.5 million and $9 million. But hey, New York's expensive, right? So you own a piece of a landmark. But there's a catch. You may stay there no more than 120 days a year. The rest of the time, the hotel's reservation folks can book guests into your place, just as they would in the regular hotel's rooms. They lock anything of yours that's priceless or personal in a closet when others are staying there. The good news for you is that whatever Mr. Conklin from Cleveland and Ms. Dow from Denver pay to stay in your suite - and presumably it would be a top rate for such nice accommodations - goes to you, minus housekeeping charges and a management fee. So if you're lucky - and rich -you can now live in really special quarters up to one-third of the year, while others pay off your mortgage the rest of the year. You cannot furnish it with your grandfather's rocking chair, iridescent paintings of elephants, or your beer-can collection, though - or anything else that might turn off paying guests. The hotel picks the furnishings and the bath towels. So far, according to the USA Today newspaper, a great many of the nation's condo-hotel units have been purchased not by rich individuals but by richer corporations, including foreign ones, that want a nice place for their executives to stay when they're in town or working late at the office.
你当然知道什么是真正的酒店。当然公寓也是如此,这种划分成独立单元的住宅单位是属于不同的人。 但你可能不知道的是在美国的一些城市中,上面的两种合在一起就成了“公寓酒店。” 这种公寓酒店现在在海滩和山上等景区及一些中等规模的城市中都可以找到。 然而,没有一间酒店会比传奇更有名,在纽约,已经有105年历史的广场酒店就坐落在中央公园对面的奢华第五大道上。 这间酒店在2005年因翻修而关闭。而在2年后重新开张时,它的一半已经转变成时髦的公寓酒店之一。加利福尼亚圣地牙哥太平洋附 近聚奢华和历史性于一身的德尔•科洛酒店也做了同样的改变。 这是它的经营理念:你要做的是购买,而不是租住,相当于一套公寓或套房。如果是在广场酒店,你就要花费150万到900万美元之间 。 但是,嘿,纽约价格昂贵,对吗? 所以你拥有的是具有划时代意义的地标。但是还有要记住的事情。你在这里居住一年中不能超过120天。 其余时间,酒店的预订人员可以预订客人到你的地方,就像常规酒店的房间一样。当其他人住在这里时,工作人员会将你的无价之宝 或私人物品锁在柜子里。 好消息是,无论是从克利夫兰来的科林先生还是丹佛的道尔女士都要支付套房费用,大概这如此完美的住宿条件才是最高费用的原因- 减去清洁费用和管理费用后剩下就是你的所得。 所以如果你很幸运-而且富有-你可以在一年中的三分之一真的住在非常特殊的住处,而其他人在剩下的一年中还清你的抵押。 你不能用你的祖父摇椅、彩绘画的大象、或你的啤酒罐收集来装饰,或任何其它可能让客人不满意的东西。 酒店挑选家俱和浴巾。 到目前为止,根据《今日美国》报纸报道,许多公寓酒店不是富有的个人购买而是由富有的公司购入,其中也包括很多外国企业,这些 公司希望当他们的执行官在城里或者在办公室工作到很晚的时候,有这样一个不错的地方可以选择。

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