(1) Fri Apr 16 2004 14:23 WE CAN SNEAK IT INTO THE SUBMARINE:
From a meandering Salon article Sumana pointed me to, I found out about the ultra-decadent Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai, which I could never go to for fear the hotel would suddenly start sailing off into the Persian Gulf. It sure has a lot of stuff, but the bizarre all-caps style of the ad copy makes me think the person writing it is asking for my help smuggling money out of the country.
SPANNING 330 SQUARE METRES.. THE CLUB SUITE..
LOCATED ON THE 19TH AND 20TH FLOORS..IS THE PERFECT
ENTERTAINMENT SUITE.SPORTING A SNOOKER TABLE..
COCKTAIL BAR AND DINING TABLE FOR 6 PEOPLE WHILE CLEANING.. THIS GORGEOUS SUITE I DISCOVERED $20 MILLION IN US DOLLARS LEFT.. BY A PREVIOUS OCCUPANT BENEATH THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE WHICH LEADS UP TO AN ADDITIONAL LOFT COMPLETE WITH SITTING AREA CONTINUING INTO THE
BEDROOM WITH ITS KING SIZE BED.. I WRITE THIS FROM THE COMPLETE BUSINESS CENTER CONSISTING OF A WORK DESK..LAPTOP..PRINTER
PRIVATE FAX AND TELEPHONE SERVICES AND DATAPORT ..
Just an FYI, but it looks like the information was just yanked from SABRE, or some other travel system. There's some short cuts and markings that are specific to what's held in the reservation systems. Unfortunately, most of those systems contain text in ALL CAPS, and some don't even support lower case characters!
Bizarre hotel though, does look like you'd sail away.