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Bid On eBay to Win The Entire Curtis Hotel For New Year's Eve

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  Site Where: 1405 Curtis Street [map], Denver, CO, United States, 80202
October 6, 2009 at 4:13 PM | by | ()

If hotels were people, The Curtis Hotel in Denver would most definitely not be a wallflower. A slightly kooky, always-energetic boss, or your life-of-the-party friend, perhaps. This is, after all, the hotel that has already caught our attention with a humungous doggie door, themed floors, and a ‘Stay Happy’ Contest.

Its relentlessly upbeat nature reminds us of the corporate culture of Zappos, or the new-fangled “positive psychology” craze. Often, this can get, well, a little much. But the latest promotion out of Planet Happy Curtis is so much a little much that it’s mega: the hotel is putting itself up for auction on eBay for New Year’s Eve.

The bonanza is being billed as the “Won Night Only” package, with the winner getting to call The Curtis home from check-in at 3 p.m. on December 31st to check-out at 2 p.m. on January 1, 2010. That’s 23 hours of Happy New Year!

Here’s what you get if you accidentally hit “Bid” at just the right moment:

- 330 guest rooms for your closest friends and/or family
- the Rock Star Suite for you and a guest and The British Invasion suite for your BFF
- Food & drinks for everyone (must use current menu selections; normal liquor laws apply)
- Cocktail reception & canapés
- Dinner
- New Year’s Bash including open bar
- Late-night munchie bar
- Champagne brunch
- a photographer at your disposal for 5 hours
- live music and DJ (all music and entertainment executed by Curtis Design Staff. Additional music requests will rack up extra fees.)
- a personal limousine to use within a 20-mile radius for duration of stay
- event-planning help from the Curtis Design Team
- a welcome amenity for all guests
- valet or self-parking on a space-available basis

Bidding on the “Won Night Only” package began on October 1, at $50,000. As of today, there were four bids, with the current bid at $51,100. The reserve has not yet been met, but there is still time to get clicking and splurging: the auction will end October 11. If you think your PayPal account can handle it, you’ll find all the details, including a link for bidding here. Just be prepared for unfailing optimism and cartoon smiles when your head is pounding on January 1st.

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