Very Classy Park Slope Hotel Charges $999 for One Night During Tropical Storm Irene

08/29/2011 2:13 PM |

The Archangel Michael recommends Park Slopes Hotel Le Bleu.
  • The Archangel Michael recommends Park Slope’s Hotel Le Bleu.

Let’s say an archangel showed up at your door this past Saturday and said, “Here’s $1,000, good sir/madam—sorry, I’m bad at identifying genders—you may do with it whatever you like, but you must spend it before the evening is through, and you must spend it locally.” And you’re like, “There’s a hurricane outside, archangel! How will I gamble away $1,000 with all of these howling winds?” “I’ve said all I can,” the archangel said. “Actually, no I haven’t, there’s this hotel in Park Slope charging $1,000 for a room tonight.”

You take the archangel’s money, grab a few brews, and head over to the trendy Hotel Le Bleu in trendy Park Slope where the concierge happily informs you that, exceptionally, a room costs $999 a night instead of the typical $250. You thank your lucky stars that you don’t live in an evil communistic country and hand him your $1,000.

Of course, there’s tax, and you only brought $1,000, so Hotel Le Bleu tells you that paupers and hurricanes kind of go well together anyway, and kicks you out of their trendy lobby onto (somewhat) trendy Fourth Avenue.

Later that night, your power now cut, you bust out a crappy flashlight and unearth an old French-English dictionary. It turns out “Hotel Le Blue” roughly translates to “That morally bankrupt bluish hotel on Fourth Avenue that, if there were any justice in the world, would be fiscally bankrupt too.”

One Comment

  • HOTEL LE BLEU OFFICIAL RESPONSE

    **WRITING IN ALL CAPS TO INDICATE OFFICIAL RESPONSE, NOT TO INDICATE YELLING. LET US BE CLEAR THAT WE DID NOT PRICE GOUGE, NOR HAD ANY INTENTION TO DO SO. OUR HOTEL NEVER POSTED A $999 RATE ON OUR WEBSITE OR QUOTED ANY PERSON ON THE PHONE OF SUCH RATE. THIS WAS STRICTLY AN EXPEDIA (AND AFFILIATES) PUBLISHED RATE. WE ARE GOING THROUGH PROPER CHANNELS AT EXPEDIA FOR A PROPER EXPLANATION WHICH CAUSED OUR HOTEL UNNECESSARY SCRUTINY WITH OUR LOYAL GUESTS AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, THE COMMUNITY WE LOVE TO BE PART OF. THE HIGHEST RATE ANY GUEST PAID THIS WEEKEND AT OUR SOLD-OUT HOTEL WAS $269/NIGHT.

    WE HAVE TAKEN THE PROACTIVE ACTION TO REACH OUT TO ATTORNEY GENERAL OFFICE OURSELVES AND THE BOROUGH PRESIDENT’S OFFICE THIS MORNING TO CLEAR UP THE CONFUSION. WE HAVE ALSO SPOKEN TO OREN, THE PUBLISHER OF THIS ARTICLE, AND HE IS CLEAR ON THE MISUNDERSTANDING TOO.

    WE HOPE TO CLARIFY FOR OUR LOYAL GUESTS, PRESENT AND FUTURE. WE STRIVE TO THE BEST COMMUNITY PARTNERS IN PARK SLOPE AND THE GREATER BROOKLYN AREA.