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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:
Monday night's episode of The Bachelor picked up with picking Kelsey up off the floor after she had a "panic attack."
In case you didn't know, a panic attack on "The Bachelor" is defined as a strategic move pulled by a girl when she senses that her decision to make out with The Bachelor after she tells him she is recent widow may mean she will not get a rose.
And Kelsey was 100 percent correct. Her panic attack performance earned her a rose. Alas, two girls who were not smart enough to fake a medical emergency were sent home from Santa Fe.
UnFortunately for them, the show whisked everyone away to magnificent Deadwood, South Dakota where the girls were put up in the most luxe property in the area--The Deadwood Mountain Grand Holiday Inn Resort.
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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, has taken his hot body and so-so personality around the world as he tries to find a wife from Montana to Canada to St. Croix and now to the south of Thailand. Who will get the final rose? Who cares? We wanna know where they spent the night.
After an interesting time meeting families last week, Sean narrowed down the choices for his life partner to three women--Catherine, Ashlee and Lindsay. But as they say three's a crowd and Sean has to narrow down his selection even further. To make this tough
production call decision, Sean takes the girls to the south of Thailand, specifically to the Anantara Resort in Si Kao.
Much like the Buccaneer Resort in St. Croix, this Anantara bills itself as perfect for family vacations or honeymoons. There's 139 rooms, suites, pool suites and family rooms on the property so it's not a terribly big resort but there's tons of stuff to do, most of them involving water and sand as the resort sits on 15 kilometers of beach adjacent to the Had Chao Mai National Park. But The Bachelor had other plans around town.
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.
It's been a wild and wacky first week of 2012 for celebrities staying at hotels. While we've chronicled some of the outlandish escapades, there's still a ton more we think you would enjoy reading about. Happy Friday!
· The Shelborne South Beach Lets Lebron James Eat Cake, Whatever Cake He Likes: Apparently, a Boca Raton baker's $3,000 cake that she whipped up for Miami Heat player, Lebron James, for his New Year's Eve party at the Shelborne Hotel was just not good enough. Even though the hotel, which just unveiled pretty new rooms, promised the baker publicity in exchange for free cake, once Lebron got a look at the thing, he demanded a different one. Sigh. Is there a hastag for Rich People Party Problems?
· Sofia Vergara Brings Lusty Nurse Fantasties to Life at The Bellagio: The Modern Family stunner was leaving the new Hyde Club at The Bellagio in Las Vegas at 3am when a young woman collapsed near her. Sofia ran to the woman, checked her pulse and remained by her side until real paramedics came. We wouldn't be surprised if people started passing out near Sofia more often.
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Once again, the liquored up cast and the vodka-supplying crew of ABC's The Bachelor have flown off to a tropical island for some dates so the bachelor/wannabe actor, Ben Flajnik, can sweep the contending ladies off their feet. Or at least make out with a few of them before asking one of them for her hand in marriage a few days later. How romantic!
The Bachelor is filming at W Vieques. The are clearing out Living Room (lobby) for the Rose Ceremony tomorrow night. Guests will be hosted for cocktails on the beach at the Retreat – since they won’t be able to go in Living Room. Picture of the equipment attached. They were filming a helicopter scene…..it took off right over the hotel….
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Yeah, we dig The Bachelor, but not because we're cool with one guy basking in the attention of a harem of women, all begging him to put a ring on it. No, we haz da luv because it’s unintentional travel eye-candy. The network thinks we're watching the cast, but really, we're peeping the background.
This season starring Bachelor Brad Womack is coming to an end and we love-love the location: South Africa. Last night's show andwe're toldthe March 14 finale has studly Brad and the last three ladies standing at two gorgeous properties—Lion Sands Private Game Reserve and the swank One & Only Cape Town.
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A special Valentine's Day episode of The Bachelor, which of course aired last night, was filmed at the tony CuisinArt Resort on the Caribbean island of Anguilla. The hotel, a favorite of Michael Jordan, Derek Jeter, his girlfriend Minka Kelly and Oprah hosted Brad Womack, the easy-on-the-eyes love-seeking Bachelor, as well as six young ladies looking to be The One.
The two-hour long episode was filmed during the resort's annual closedown last year, so the man had the whole resort to himself to individually court each gal. It's no wonder he didn't pick a woman the last go-round in 2007. And while we think he was kind of a jerk to leave the women of that season hanging, with perks like this we'd be hesitant to get locked down too. Anyway, CuisinArt just introduced six private three-and five-bedroom beachfront and garden view villas, where the group stayed. We just happen to be here and thought we'd give you a look inside their very swank rooms.