Airlines have mastered the art of "unbundling" costs, so what if hotels tried the same approach?
Can you imagine $20 to check a bag or $30 for a better seat. Want to bring your cat along? Hope you brought a hundred bucks.
The hotel's "survivor package" challenges travelers to think hard about what they can really live without. The rooms start at $219 a night. Skip breakfast and the price goes down to $199. Go without A/C or heat and it drops to $159.
If you can get by without sheets, lights, linens, toiletries and a bed, you can stay for a mere $19.
Should we laugh, or weep for the future?