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We presume the butler set up the Fantasy Suite for each girl, shaking his head all the while.
Last night's episode of The Bachelor reconfirmed that the Fantasy Suites at The Mulia Hotel and Mulia Villas were one of the most exciting things we've seen from a destination this entire season. Although, we are still appalled that they held a rose ceremony in a Balinese temple. #NotOk.
As we mentioned yesterday, the suites at the Mulia Hotel and the villas all come with 24-hour butler service. And boy, did Chris Soules really like it. Here is his take on the butler service, which he shared on his People Magazine blog:
This season of The Bachelor is undeniably one of the best seasons in "The Bachelor" franchise.
The producers have propped up a mumbling, bumbling but very good-looking farm boy from Iowa while at the same time unleashing some of the craziest, funniest, strangest and most beautiful women upon him. Ok, that doesn't sound like that much of a variation on the tried-and-true Bachelor formula but still, it makes for very good TV.
But unlike other seasons, the drama has been unfolding in some of the most unexciting destinations and hotels. So far, the crew has only been to Los Angeles, Santa Fe, South Dakota, and Dubuque and Arlington, Iowa. True, the Hilton Santa Fe was pretty but the Deadwood Holiday Inn was not. We hardly even saw the Hotel Julien in Dubuque.
Then when Chris visited the girls hometowns in Shreveport, Chicago, Phoenix and somewhere in Nebraska, things remained fairly unglamorous. The only exciting thing we saw from any of the hometown destinations was an alligator in the swamp in Shreveport. Unless you count the no-name motel where Jade squirreled away to show Chris her Playboy video shoot. Eek.
However, the ho-hum trips should all change tonight when Chris takes Whitney, Becca and Kaitlyn to Bali and the possibility of a night in the Fantasy Suite comes up. Here's where the ladies and Prince Farming will stay:
Prince Farming is plowing through his contestants this season on The Bachelor, and on Monday, February 16, ABC will air an episode where he takes his remaining ladies to Dubuque, Iowa’s Hotel Julien to give out some
tongue kisses roses.
Pffft, some of you snobby types might be thinking. Dubuque, Iowa? Really? But actually Dubuque is quite lovely and so is the boutique-y Hotel Julien with 133 rooms and suites. This isn’t where the overnight dates will take place, but if they did the Fantasy Suite would probably be the hotel’s two-bedroom Capone Suite, described as such:
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Fans of The Bachelor will agree that last night's episode was probably the most mentally unwell episode of all Bachelor/Bachelorette episodes.
To start, there is Megan, a grown woman, who thinks New Mexico is a different country and visiting Santa Fe will get her a stamp on her passport.
Then, there was the love guru/shaman who made Carly and Farmer Chris confront their worst fears all the while doing breathing exercises and standing skin-to-skin. Or something. (Honestly, I could not watch most of this date because it was so awkward, and not in an enjoyable laugh-at-them kind of way.)
Then, there was Kelsey. Kelsey, Kelsey, Kelsey. A seemingly normal, if reserved by Bachelor standards, guidance counselor, Kelsey shocked the girls by telling them that she was a widow. Her husband died suddenly during a walk one day. She had some trouble remembering what killed him ("Congestive heart failure?"), which should have been the first sign that something was not well. Anyways, once she told the girls she quickly moved on to becoming obsessed with telling Farmer Chris "her story.
Not being chosen for a one-on-one date, she goes rogue and knocks on the door to his room to tell him the story. He feels for her, then he makes out with her. #ultimateTooSoon. She later tells the camera her story is amazing. Some viewers may have doubted her widow story but it is very real and even more concerning, her husband passed away only a year before she began auditioning for The Bachelor. At this point, it becomes clear this girl should not be on the show.
We won't spoil the ending for you--ok, whatever--the rose ceremony was cancelled and Kelsey had a panic attack and the show ominously concluded with "TO BE CONTINUED...." Afterwards, everyone immediately took to Twitter and started making psycho Kelsey jokes. This one was our fave:
But in all seriousness, we hope Kelsey goes home next week. She needs more time to heal. "Her pumps still look good though. "
Speaking of looking good, let's check out the Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder Resort, which hosted the farmer and his ladies for a week.
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While "The Bachelor's" current
clown stud, Juan Pablo, is about to jet off to Seoul with his harem of women on the ridiculous reality dating show that you can't not watch, the last Bachelor, Sean Lowe is about to say "I Do" on live television to his scriptedtrue love, Catherine Giudici. Not surprisingly, the wedding will take place at a hotel--Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
Here's what Catherine said about the planned nuptials:
"The beach is so pretty and the venue is just gorgeous!' said Catherine. 'It will be just the two of us, on the beach. Chilling out and having a great time."
Yes, just the two of you on the beach and MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WATCHING AT HOME.
That said, she is right about the hotel being a gorgeous venue as the hotel has five different, outdoor spots where folks can get married. While Sean and Catherine will get hitched on the beach, the resort also allows for weddings in various gardens and lawns, including the Monte Vista Lawn where the Santa Ynez mountains serve as a backdrop.
For reasons we can't fully explain, we've decided to tune into the completely staged reality dating show that is "The Bachelor" on ABC. And we're obsessed. From the first rose ceremony shenanigans to the tense two-on-one dates and awkward make-out sessions, we love it all. We'll even watch it live, with commercials. But the show also has another important element we love--hotels. The Bachelor, Sean, is taking his hot body and so-so personality around the world as he tries to find a wife. Each Tuesday, we'll be recapping the hotels Sean and the ladies stay at and the drama that ensues. We'll do our best not to make it all about Tierra.
After last week's four-hour, two-day "The Bachelor" viewing extravaganza, which took place at the Fairmont Lake Louise in Banff, Canada, we were so relieved to hear that Sean has finally decided that the six remaining ladies were the "six for him." But lest this turn into a show about sister wives,
the producers Sean has decided to whisk the girls off to the island of St. Croix to further determine who is the one he is going to spend the rest of his life with. Or at least the next few months trying to score trashy tabloid covers.
After arriving on the island by seaplane, Sean takes his harem to The Buccaneer Resort, a beachfront pink palace that is one of the island's longest-running resorts.
Since a lot of the scenes were shot in the hotel rooms, we're pretty sure the girls we're shacked up in the Ficus and the Frigate suites. Those specialty rooms, which are way more modern than the basic room categories, start at around $1,100 a night. But even if you don't stay in these rooms, you can still live it up "Bachelor"-style during your trip as the resort has put together their own "Bachelor" package.
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Last night, the 14th season of 'The Bachelor' came to an appropriately romantic end amongst the dreamlike, exotic environs of the island of Saint Lucia. Since St. Lucia is known as a seriously romantic destination, we weren't too surprised that the crew hauled Jake the pilot and his final three girls down there, but we were shocked at how much they got around the island's many luxurious hotels. Let's break them down, shall we?
· Jade Mountain
This is without a doubt the most important hotel of them all, so we're starting with it. It's where Jake stayed, and it's where the pivotal decision moment happened at the end of the season. Jade Mountain is an architectural, organic masterpieces, and it's consistently ranked as the top Caribbean resort, with room rates (starting from $1,200 a night) to reflect its pedigree. Infinity pools, open-air sanctuary suites and ridiculously awesome views complete the package. It was up on it's Celestial Terrace that Jake chose his final girl.
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We don't know about you, but the ABC Show "The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love" has us falling more in love with the romantic island of St. Lucia more than the hunky pilot who stars, and his three potential mates with whom he's traveled to this tropical place. Jake Pavelka, a pilot for Atlantic Southeast Airlines, is nearing the end of his reality television search for his love, and the cast and crew of the show have flown down to St. Lucia, known as a honeymoon paradise, for the final couple episodes
Amongst all the bikinis and sunset smooching, we get glimpses of Jake's fabulous "Fantasy Suite" at Jade Mountain Resort, which we visited ourselves recently. But on tonight's episode, Jake has his last-chance with Tenley at Jalousie Plantation, and the hotel has pulled out all the stops to recreate the romantic experience for you with a "Wings of Love" package.
We sort of prefer The Bachelor to The Bachelorette what? Doesn't everyone? but when it comes down to it, we'll watch it if we've got nothin' else happening on a rainy summer night. And then we get addicted to it and yada yada; you know the rest.
We suppose we'll now have a valid excuse to switch it on, though: tonight's episode is hotel geek-esque. The Bachelorette, Jillian, actually surprises the thirteen suitors "with a romantic trip to her hometown of Vancouver."
Since the controversial ending of this season's The Bachelor a wonderful TV trainwreck where The Bachelor chose one girl on the show and then decided he'd rather be with the girl he didn't choose by the time the finale aired the show has been the focus of many a Happy Hour conversation.
And due to the audience's largely negative reaction to this last Bachelor's choices, it's difficult to believe any man would ever willingly step up to be next after this dude suffered such widespread scrutiny. But apparently a new Bachelor has been selected and now it's time to cast the women who will be competing to win his affections.
Make a note, ladies: ABC is holding an open casting call for The Bachelor's next season at The Talbott Hotel in Chicago on Thursday, April 23rd from 5pm – 8pm.
Scared of getting dumped on national TV like this season's Melissa did? Here's something to comfort you: The Talbott will give a rose to every woman that checks-in to the hotel on that day. Rates for the night of the casting (and for the rest of April) start at $179 per night, with free WiFi and breakfast for two included.
And, um, men: think about how many pretty, single women will be in the Talbott that day. Seriously. Don't say we never did anything for you.
Jason Mesnick, the star of the thirteenth season of ABC's bafflingly-successful hit The Bachelor, must be having a rough time right now.
See, he told People magazine back in December that he had found love on this season of the show which is still airing and is, in fact, engaged. While that part isn't rough especially considering he endured the rejection of the century by the Bachelorette's Deanna, which landed him this gig as the new Bachelor in the first place imagine what it must be like to have a fiancee with whom you can't be seen in public anywhere until the season finale of your show airs. Ugh. Rough.
Accordingly, when the Seattle-based Bachelor hunk was spotted offscreen this weekend, he was spotted with another dude. From People:
Jason Mesnick found time off-camera for a lunch at Sazerac restaurant in Seattle's Hotel Monaco. And don't worry ladies: "He was dining with another guy," an observer says. Despite being recognized, Mesnick kept his focus on business. "They were talking pretty intently the whole time," the observer tells us.
Making wedding plans over a little bit of Saz's gumbo, perhaps? Discussing colors with the florist? Or maybe just chillin with a dude after enduring the grueling Bachelor filming process surrounded by catty women?
Probably that last one.
Somebody's proud of their hometown boy: Kirkland, Washington's own Jason Mesnick is ABC's next Bachelor, and his season looking for love will reach the nation's living rooms beginning in January. While filming as a contestant on The Bachelorette last year, Jason stopped in at Kirkland's luxe Heathman Hotel and they're still reeling from the brush with a Z-list celebrity.
Every Monday, beginning from the first episode of The Bachelor on January 5th, the Heathman Hotel will offer a $1,200 Bachelor viewing party and overnight stay package for you and eleven of your closest, most gossipy friends. Included in the deal are a variety of tidbits to make you feel cozy and loved in the hometown of the man looking for love on national TV. Yes, the hotel is that crazy.