I remember when the Crowne Plaza opened many years ago. It was nicer than the
hotels but rooms were also priced about 50% - 100% higher as well (similar to
now). Only a few
contesters stayed there, everyone else opting for the more "reasonably" priced
at the older and more dilapidated hotels further away.
Years later, the Crowne Plaza became the "place to stay", and people were
to pay a smaller premium for the convenience and parking and the newness.
Apparently the room pricing cycle has repeated, but without the Crowne Plaza
Incidentally, the $125 room price that someone mentioned in a post, was not
terribly higher than
when the Crowne Plaza opened, if memory serves, about 25 years ago. I think
it was about
$75 or $80 per room back then and the unforgettable Admiral Benbo hotel (AKA
was about $40 per night.
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