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Browse, But Don't Borrow, From The Upcoming Pulitzer Hotel Library

September 26, 2011 at 2:30 PM | by | Comments (0)

Six months after the Pulizer family announced they would be opening a Pulitzer Hotel in Fairhope, Ala. comes news from Palm Beach Daily News that the lobby will include the world's first-ever Pulitzer Library. Unlike many of the "lobby libraries" we see in New York (often boasting solely Taschen or Phaidon titles), these won't be your standard coffee table books. And unlike a regular library, the books won't actually be for borrow—instead, the collection "will be more like a museum," says co-owner Kourtney Pulitzer.

Mac Pulitzer, whose great-grandfather was Joseph Pulitzer, and wife Kourtney Pulitzer, hope to appeal to the already-sizable intellectual community of Fairhope—authors Winston Groom, Fannie Flagg, Andy Anderson, Jimmy Buffet and W.E.B. Griffin have all called this lakeside town home. And though no renderings of the rooms have surfaced, the hotel will have "a Southern coastal charm with 10-foot ceilings, a pool on the top and a luxury spa."

As for the structure itself? 2,000 titles, all written by Pulitzer Prize winners, nominees, and local authors, will be housed in the collection, which is scheduled to be completed in Fall 2012.

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"Crazy Manager" in Alabama

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  Site Where: 2901 Ross Clark Circle [map], Dothan, AL, United States, 36301
September 26, 2005 at 10:07 AM | by | Comments (0)

[Editor's Note: Sounds like Hotel Maven krissypooh is not a fan of the Best Value Inn in Dothan, AL--that shouldn't be a huge surprise to y'all, but as always, remember this is just one persons take. Here is her review:

On our way to Florida, we stopped at Best Value Inn in Dothan, AL. What a dump!

This hotel stinks. The room was FILTHY. The bed linens were stained and had cigarette burns. The bathroom was nasty and scummy and full of hair. We kept the room, since it was late at night, but complained to the manager the next day. What a psycho! She refused us a refund because we stayed in the room. The desk clerk Laura told us it would not do any good to complain to corporate because they just send it to the manager to handle. We were refused the name of the owner and told to send a letter addressed to "Owner". We did and did not receive a response. I doubt the owner ever saw it.

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Looking for a hotel room that doubles as a meth lab?

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  Site Where: 5498 Inn Rd [map], Mobile, AL, United States, 36619
November 16, 2004 at 9:06 AM | by | Comments (0)

Well, if so, look no further than Mobile, Alabama.

Allegedly, Suite One in Mobile, was the site of a full-blown meth manufacturing operation. The second arrest (in the past three months!) involving meth making took place there last week, according to NBC15.

Reports indicate, this whole area of Mobile, dubbed Tillman's Corner, is a hot spot for motels serving as areas of shady activity.

A strip of motels, including the Ecno Lodge and the Super Eight Motel has been serving as a haven for drug dealers and prostitutes for months, according to the article.

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