I’m not really sure what I like so much about Paul Carr’s current blog at huffingtonpost.com or what it has to do with Atlantic City — except that it’s about living in hotels, and I like hotels, and Atlantic City has lots of hotels.
Does that work?
Check it out. Carr is currently in the midst of what he is calling his “Vegas adventure.” He’s spending 33 consecutive nights on the Vegas strip, staying in a different hotel each night.
Why? One reason is that Carr, a Londoner, doesn’t understand why Americans look down on Las Vegas. Europeans love it he says. The other reason is that this is how he lives — in hotels — and he’s promoting a new book about his lifestyle, “The Upgrade: A Cautionary Tale of a Life Without Reservations.”
Here’s how he explained it in a recent post:
“My love of hotels started young. My parents are career-long hoteliers and my first hotel check-in came when I was two days old and they carried me in a basket back to a suite at the King Malcolm Hotel in Dunfermline, Scotland. I spent my first Christmas in a hotel, I ate my first solid food in a hotel restaurant and I drank my first Diet Coke (not entirely legally, I suspect) in a hotel bar. Before speaking my first word, I dialled nine for an outside line.”
So ... somebody ought to invite him to Atlantic City. A month might be a little a tough. We ain’t Vegas. But having Carr spend seven nights at seven Atlantic City casino hotels might be a good way to promote the city.