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Ever Wished You Could Live In A Hotel? Meet The Man Who Did for Three Years

April 18, 2011 at 9:32 AM | by | ()

Here's some news to make even the most assiduous of hotel geeks jealous: the knowledge that however many days you spend on the road for work or pleasure, however many SPG points you own, however much you might be the spitting image of Ryan Bingham in every other sense, you will never be as thorough a hotel spod as the man pictured above.

Because Paul Carr, said man pictured above and a British author, spent three years living in hotels. Not "staying" in them. Not "practically living" in them. Actually living in them - as in, giving up his apartment in London, stuffing all he wanted to possess into a suitcase (or a "large leather duffel bag", if what he says here is true), and spending his life moving from hotel to hotel around the world.

Luckily (or unluckily, if you succumb easily to the green-eyed monster), he's written about the whole thing in a book, The Upgrade, which will be published in the UK next month and the US early next year. According to the blurb:

Thanks to Paul’s highly-developed blagging skills, what begins as a one-year experiment soon becomes a permanent lifestyle – a life lived in luxury hotels and mountain-top villas. An existence solely of fast cars, Hollywood actresses and Icelandic rock stars. Of 6,000-mile booty calls, of partying with 800 female hairdressers dressed only in bedsheets, and of nearly dying at the hands of Spanish drug dealers. And, most bizarrely of all, a life that still costs less than surviving on cold pizza in London.

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