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Website lists odd hotel amenities

Jan. 11, 2013 at 1:29 PM

BOSTON, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- A Boston website said the most extravagant hotel amenities include one in Oman where visitors have the option of arriving by Jeep, speedboat or paraglider.

Tingo released its list of "nine of the most over-the-top hotel amenities" on its website, including the Six Senses Zighy Bay in Oman's unique three-pronged approach to hotel arrival.

The website's picks included the Beverly Wilshire hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., which offers complimentary trips in its chauffeured Rolls-Royce Phantom.

The Loews Coronado Bay hotel in San Diego includes a "Su'Ruff Camp," teaching dogs to surf and serving the canines salmon and beef tenderloin during their stay.

Montreal's Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth takes advantage of its famous past with a "Bed-In for Peace Package" -- customers with $810 to burn can stay in the room where John Lennon and Yoko Ono held their "Bed-In for Peace." The package includes breakfast in bed and a Lennon CD.

"Some of these amenities are truly useful, but most of them are dreamed up purely to put 'heads in beds.' I'm still waiting for more hotels to add what I consider the ultimate perk: offering minibar items at 'street' prices rather than the exorbitant charges that most hotels charge," travel watchdog George Hobica said.

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