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A hotel in an Arizona cave?

I got this press release last night and I’m not sure what to make of it. Part of me thinks it’s kitschy cool, and part of me thinks it’s ridiculous.

What do you think?

caveroom copyGrand Canyon Caverns Cavern Suite 220 feet below ground ­ Opens June 1

220 feet below the surface lays the newly built Grand Canyon Cavern motel room. A single room, in the largest dry cavern in the country, located off route 66 in northern AZ. The Caverns suite opens June 1st and is the largest, deepest, darkest, oldest, quietest motel room in the world, and just in case, it also doubles as a bomb shelter for 2000 people.

Just completed, the room is 125 feet wide by 300 feet long with a 70-foot ceiling. The walls are over 65 million years old, its 220 feet below the surface, absent of any light, and the only sound is your heart beating and your breath. You are the only living thing in the caverns. The only living thing. No insects, bats, animals, bugs, fungus, nothing to bug you! This is because the air comes in from the Grand Canyon through 65 miles of limestone caves, which take out 94 percent of the moisture in the air, hence, no water, no life. The temperature in the room feels like it’s in the mid 60′s, very comfortable with a t-shirt on. You access the caverns via a 22-story elevator.

In the middle of this huge dry cavern a 16 X 28 foot platform was constructed with a 30-inch high sidewall. Within the platform is a complete motel room with beds, sofa’s, dining area, mini kitchen, library, bathroom with shower (ceiling 50 feet above it) TV, phone and entertain center.

Read the full story at: http://grandcanyoncaverns.com/press-release

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