Four-Star Hotel Offers Rooms for a Penny per Night?

Posted By: The Ski Channel on August 18, 2009 12:07 am

Times are tough in the travel industry, and many hotels and resorts are offering great deals for people who can still afford to take their summer vacation.  A four-star hotel near Venice, Italy, has taken this discount to an extreme, although it was by mistake.  The Crowne Plaza hotel accidentally offered a romantic weekend in the city, which is about 100 miles away from the fantastic ski resort, Cortina d’Ampezzo, for just one cent.  The best part about the story is that they actually honored the rate, since it appeared due to human error.  About 1,400 people made reservations for that one night, and the hotel could lose almost $130,000 because of the error.