How does living it up in air-conditioned luxury for about $100 sound? It’s possible through Sunday at the Hotel Murano.
The downtown Tacoma hotel issued a special offer on its Twitter and Facebook pages: Whatever the high temperature of the day is, that’s how much a one-night stay costs.
Dina Nishioka, spokeswoman for the hotel, called it the “Beat the Heat” special. It was the hotel’s chance to attract customers during this week’s hot streak while expanding its presence on the social-networking sites.
It works like this: Whatever the Web site, http://www.weather.com, forecasts for Tacoma’s high temperature at 10 a.m., that’s how much a room costs that day. Today’s high was 101 degrees, which translates to $101 a night.
Not bad for a room that usually hovers around $200.
Nishioka said the hotel first posted the special to its Twitter page before noon, and it’s already booked 10 reservations for tonight. The special runs through Sunday.
“There are so many people without air conditioning,” she said. “So we’re just trying to help.”