Reporting Leigh Ann Adam
When things are hot, the travel industry looks to make a little money off it. And for a few hotels in the Pacific Northwest, being featured in the bestseller ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ by E.L. James there is nothing easier than cashing in on the popularity.
At Portland’s Hethman Hotel you can add onto your room rate the “Inner Goddess Addition” for just $40 or you can add on the $2,750 “Charlie Tango No Limits” package.
The “Inner Goddess” is just a nice bottle of Pinot Gris so you can drink like Christian and Anastasia do when they are at the hotel in the book.
The ‘Charlie Tango No Limits’ package is a bit more extravagant. You receive appetizers and white wine at the hotel restaurant for six people, a helicopter tour of Portland (hence the Charlie Tango reference), roses for the ladies, dinner at the hotel and limo transfers.
In the Emerald City of Seattle the Hotel Max offers the “Fifty Shades of Seattle” package which includes a two night stay on “The Making of a Date” floor (8th floor). The floor is decorated with, as the Hotel puts it “a series of alluring, larger-than-life photos by Seattle photographer Amy Mullen that are sure to set the mood for love.” You also get a 30-minute helicopter ride and chauffeured luxury ride to and from. That all for $1,669 plus tax.
In San Francisco the owners of the boutique Personality Hotels offer a “Fifty Shades of Women” package that includes a room at one of their 3 hotels in the cities Union Square as well as an intimacy kit. You can head to their website if you are wondering what comes in the intimacy kit. All that for just $369 a night.