The 5-Star Hotel That Doesn’t Exist

Imagine if you saw an ad for a 235-room hotel that boasted luxury suites, an Olympic-sized pool, a casino, and restaurants that offered fine dining experiences. It might sound pretty good, huh? What if it offered, “high-profile anniversaries, birthdays, weddings and bar mitzvahs, from weddings for 280 to an intimate family dinner for 12?”

If you were planning on visiting the city where it was located, Manchester, England, it might be an option, right? After all, it said it was, “one of the newest 5 star hotels in the city,’ in operation since 2014 and had hosted thousands of guests, including celebrities and politicians. And hey, it had lovely luxury rooms that look like this:

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Credit: Grand Pearl Hotel

There’s only one problem – the hotel doesn’t exist.

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This Is Definitely The Wrong Way To Handle a Money Dispute At A Hotel

When you have a dispute with a business over money owed, there’s a right way and a wrong way to handle the situation. If you’re talking about a hotel, the right way would be to talk to the front desk and if that doesn’t work, escalate it to the manager, bring it up on Twitter or, as a last resort, go to litigation.

And then there’s the wrong way. The following is the wrong way…

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From Butthole Lane To Shaftesbury: Brothers Did An Epic “Rude Trip” Of England

A while back I wrote a post about towns around the world that had names which, depending on your state of mind, could sound rather adult. Some infamous examples are Blue Balls, Bird-In-Hand and Intercourse, PA. Several people who read the post reached out to me and said they would love to do a trip and get pictures with all of the signs for these towns, like Beaverlick (it’s in Kentucky) and Dicktown (that one’s in New Jersey).

Welp, 2 brothers in the U.K. had the exact same idea, and instead of just wishing about it, decided to do an epic “rude trip” (you see what I did there?) of Britain.

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FAA Investigating Airports’ Chick-fil-A Issues, Inside Special Effects at WDW, Queen Elizabeth Visits Airline, & More!

Happy Wednesday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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The “Rocky Horror Picture Show” Castle Is A (Antici-PATION) Hotel!

It wasn’t Academy Award material, but The Rocky Horror Picture Show, based on the West-End musical The Rocky Horror Show, was released in 1975 and is one of the first cult classic films. Fans still go to midnight screenings, with confetti, toilet paper and water pistols at the ready, nearly 45 years later…

Filmed entirely in England (in just 6 weeks!) in late 1974, the castle exterior, criminologist’s study, Brad’s room, Janet’s room, dining room, Columbia’s room, entrance hall and stairs were all filmed at a castle that, at the time, didn’t have heat or indoor plumbing. Since then, they’ve done a lot of upgrades, and the castle is now functioning as a luxury hotel. Best of all, it’s just about 20 minutes outside of London’s Heathrow Airport!

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