Trick or treat, Road Warriors!
Take a gander at my travel deals column in this month’s issue of Sky magazine and you’ll notice my recommendation for a “Spooktacular Affair”—that is, a ghost-tour package at the Inn and Spa at Loretto in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Now just because the inn is—ahem—a boo-tique hotel doesn’t necessarily mean it’s haunted. But there are in fact a myriad of lodgings in the world that boast a ghost.
New York’s Hotel Chelsea, for example, is said to have a number of famous guests who refuse to check out: Punk rocker Sid Vicious is said to occupy the hotel’s elevator (let’s hope he doesn’t provide the music for it), while novelist Thomas Wolfe prefers the eighth floor (has he finally learned to edit himself?).
Speaking of Asheville, North Carolina natives like Wolfe, let’s not forget the old Grove Park Inn’s Pink Lady, so called for the pink nightgown she was wearing when she fell (or was pushed?) from the hotel’s Palm Court in the 1920s. Guests and Grove Park employees have reported chills—quite literally a drop in temperature—and gentle, playful pranks such as moving objects around.
And that leads me to wonder: What Would Wanda Haunt—and how? Well, I’d easily eschew the afterlife for the gorgeous Beaux Arts lobby at Nashville’s Hermitage Hotel, where I’d sink down in the overstuffed chairs under the stained-glass ceiling. Or perhaps I’d order some unsuspecting soul a drink on the terrace overlooking Arizona’s Pinnacle Peak at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, or spin some of my own tunes in the W Montreal’s Wunderbar.
If there’s a particular lodging you’d like to revisit-er-permanently, what is it, and what would you do to make your ghostly presence known? For inspiration, check out more information on Delta’s destinations here.
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