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Olympic gold-medal winner Kirani James ran for his native seaside hills of Grenada upon the conclusion of the 2012 summer games, no doubt escaping the Brit-pop orgy that took place at the closing ceremony in London. He spent a few days on the south side of the island at Spice Island Beach Resort in one of the Royal Collection Private Pool Suites, which runs about $1300 a night this time of year (low season).
Known for its serene scene, James was invited to the hotel by owner Sir Royston Hopkin, who wanted to discuss the Olympianís new role as Grenadian ambassador. Letís hope Hopkin didnít ask too many questions about what went down in the Olympic Village, where we're sure Jamesí gold medals were well received.
Good for him spending time on philanthropy, but James, who turned 20 years old on September 1st, doesnít exactly have a reputation for subtle celebrations over tea and crumpets. We hope Spice Island had a calming effect on him.
This morning's Page Six has a sweet little hotel-room-destruction blind item about a certain Olympian who has been causing a bit of (harmless!) trouble of his fair share of hotels lately. Can anyone guess who? From the Post:
WHICH Olympic champion smoked pot for the first time recently at a Michigan hotel? The stoned athlete broke the TVs in his room, but later bought exact replicas so he could replace them before anybody at the hotel was the wiser.
Could they be suggesting...oh, we don't know: Michael Phelps, perhaps?
In a tastefully-crafted post entitled "Golden Boy Phelps Has A Ho In Every City," Perez Hilton lets us in on a little secret that makes us believe that we have perhaps chosen the wrong career entirely: recent reports suggest Michael Phelps frequent Vegas party boy and owner of many Olympic gold medals and a pretty rockin' bod has got a little something-something going on with a Palms staffer.
Golden Boy has been jetting into the desert gambling mecca to enjoy the company of a brunette 'hostess' that works at the Palms! How very George Clooney of him!
We don't really know whether this is legit, because if people are implying that he's getting it on with an official casino host, then maybe they're seen together a lot because he is, uh, in the casino a lot when he's in Vegas and the host-lady is giving him free stuff left and right just for being Michael Phelps (or for being a serious gambler).
In any event, do we wish we worked at the Palms? Yes. Are we jealous? Yes. Does this item remind us of a certain Ludacris song involving area codes? Yes, for sure.
UPDATE:Michael Phelps just got offered a role on "Entourage." Looks like he's already acting the part.
A HotelChatter operative who just so happened to be down in Las Vegas last night experienced an encounter we could have only wished for in our wildest dreams: a run-in with Olympic champion (and keeper of our hearts) Michael Phelps.
But, oh, goodness. It seems America's darling was acting a little bit naughty in sin city! Radar Online reported witnessing a bit of drunko-Phelps debauchery -- namely, "massively skeeving on girls at the Playboy Club" in the Palms Casino, which included ass-grabbery and absurd entourage members who shone flashlights in peoples' eyes whenever they got too close to the sloshed swimmer.
After the jump, our eyewitness operative gives his account.
While Michelle Obama may be the Michael Phelps-ish celebrity being talked about relentlessly this week, our superhero swimmer has fallen off the radar a little bit (compared to the last few weeks, at least).
So where'd our Mikey-Mike run off to? Well, if we were him, we'd come back to the U.S. triumphantly, do a tour of the country and expect a parade everywhere we went, but instead Page Six tells us he's in Portugal with friends living the good life.
He's supposedly chillin' at the Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa, playing golf and laying low -- hopefully relaxing and basking in the golden glow of all those medals he picked up in Beijing.
Go stalk all over him. Check out that pool, too.
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Michael Phelps keeps on swimming in Beijing but his latest race wasn't for gold. It was for something even better.
Phelps jumped into the pool at the Hilton Beijing on Tuesday to swim 6,250th and final lap of the "Hilton Swim to Beijing Relay." The relay is a multi-city charitable event contributing $100,000 to the USA Swimming Foundation to fund swim education programs across the United States.
The race actually began back in November 2007 when Phelps kicked off the swim at the Hilton Universal City. It then went on to five other cities. So why 6,250 laps? Well that's the distance from LA to Beijing.
Hilton will be donating the money to swim education programs in the participating cities as well as $50,000 to the USA Swimming Foundation. We're pretty sure every kid in America is going to be asking for swimming lessons this year.
A pic of Phelps in action after the jump.
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We know you've read this in 400 different places but: Michael Phelps eats 12,000 calories a day. This has been mystifying people all over the world this week, giving folks a nice little piece of commentary to add to watercooler recaps of the Olympics.
UK journalist Will Pavia decided to try out the Michael Phelps face-stuff-fest while over in Beijing covering the Olympics.
He took on the challenge at the InterContinental Beijing, and while we're certain there are more than a few places to score yourself 12,000 calories worth of food in the city, we now know for sure that the staff won't gawk at you or act like your multiple sandwiches and pounds of pasta are a big deal at all because they've already seen it.