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It was only a matter of time before a luxury hotel picked up on the drone delivery trend.
The brand-new Casa Madrona in picturesque Saualito, Calif. (it just opened yesterday!) would have wowed guests with its intimate accommodations--ranging from deluxe guest rooms to junior suites and the 11-room Casa Madrona Mansion--but the hotel decided to go over-the-top with a distinctive service--drone deliveries of champagne. Ah, get it? Casa Ma-drone-a.
The drone delivery is available to guests who book the entire Mansion or the 5,000-sq.ft Alexandrite suite which costs $25,000 and $10,000 a night, respectively. Guests pick of pricey champagne will be drone delivered from the hotel by state of the art, remote-controlled, octo-copter drones to the two-tiered deck of the Mansion.
Could there BE any more hotel opening news today?
Conde Nast Traveler has the scoop on a new eco-hotel opening up July 1 in the holy land of all things eco, San Francisco. Actually The Cavallo Point Hotel is just over the Golden Gate Bridge in old the Fort Baker military base in Sausalito. But it's a pretty green thing.
68 old officers' quarters have been transformed into luxury hotel digs and 74 more have been created nearby in solar-paneled buildings of course. More green stuff includes:
Bamboo furnishings and ceilings, organic bedding and linens, 25% recycled (and 100% recyclable) carpets, blue jean insulation, and the like. The open spaces around the hotel are being restored with 30,000 native plants raised from seeds found on adjacent parklands, and the lodge supports the new Institute at the Golden Gate, which will be in charge of the site's environmental programming -- nonprofits and other green organizations qualify for a special Green Rate.
Right now the hotel is offering special package rates to Conde Nast Traveler readers as well as a special intro rate for Bay Area locals of $150 and up a night. Rack rates start at $275 a night.
[Photo: Kodiak Greenwood/CNTraveler]