Thursday, October 29, 2009

A hotel costing 20 cents-29 October, 2009

Would you believe a hotel room for as low as 20 cents? The new low-cost Tune Hotel near Kuala Lumpur’s airport is the brain child of AirAsia’s Tony Fernandes.


“The no-frills hotel, one of a slew popping up across Asia, is the definition of budget digs and anything above the basics will cost you,” say wire services.


Despite having a no-star rating, a standard room comes with a 5-star queen bed, a hot "power shower" and a ceiling fan.


Average prices are more like US$3 but there are rooms for less than a dollar as packages.


But the room is small - to say the least - albeit clean and modern, according to several reports.
Tune hotels, similar to low-cost airlines, employ a self-service online booking system and the rates are kept low by offering limited service.


The rooms are also available for three-hour stopovers, which the hotel calls its refresher pack.


There is no television or refrigerator. Want a towel? There’s a cost. Ditto for air conditioning.


It can get steamy and hot in Malasia but Fernandes thinks bargain-hunters will pass up creature comforts.


By David Wilkening
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