Thursday, December 8, 2016

Empty Rooms?

The UCLA Grand Hotel is circulating an ad to university employees:

Treat yourself...
to a holiday stay at the newly unwrapped Luskin Conference Center!

Make the new Luskin Conference Center your home base for the holidays while you enjoy all that Los Angeles has to offer this winter. From holiday shopping and catching a show at UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance to simply celebrating the season, the 
Luskin Conference Center is the perfect place to stay. 

Use the promo code below to take advantage of our special Bruin holiday rate of $139 per night, exclusively for UCLA faculty and staff. This special holiday rate is for stays from now through January 5, 2017, based on availability (blackout dates apply). At least one guest must be a UCLA faculty or staff member. Must present a valid BruinCard at check-in to confirm eligibility. 

Reserve online now @ | Use Promo Code: HOLIDAY2N 
Oddly, if you go on the Grand Hotel website, you find:

Holiday Closure Notice
The UCLA campus will be closed for the winter holiday from Friday, December 23, 2016 through Monday, January 2, 2017. In keeping with the campus schedule, the Luskin Conference Center will also be closed during this time period. 

So a lot of the holiday is not available. Moreover, it's not obvious that staying at the hotel for the purpose of "holiday shopping" or "celebrating the season" is a university use, whether or not the guest is connected to UCLA.

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