Friday, December 30, 2005

San Jose hotels report occupancy jump: "San Jose's 14 major hotels saw major gains in their occupancy rates in November, another sign that Silicon Valley's struggling hotel industry is starting to recover." —Silicon Valley Business Journal

The Hyatt on 101 at North First Street in San Jose has to be the nastiest hotel I've ever stayed in. A ground-floor room with a sliding glass door—with a broken lock—opening onto the parking lot. A non-smoking room with a cigarette butt on the floor under the desk. But the Tiki theme did make up for it. Not.