Tuesday, February 3

Here is to some hell of a valentine day

Looks like the hotel got too many phone calls or reactions, whatever the reason, the management removed the ad.

I guess next time they will be smarter when advertising something like this?!

This year on a special (and overrated?!) day of Valentine, you can offer your special one an unforgettable gift. Only (you know, the pocket money) for 100,000AZN (approx. 127,400USD) you can get a package that includes two night stay at Baku's Four Season Hotel; dinner for two at the UNESCO protected sight the Maiden Tower; milk bath (good for hydrating you know); and 24 carat gold massage. Oh and I almost forgot, you will be staying at the presidential suite which as the website describes "the most gorgeous suite"! 

Where do I begin?! Extravagance? Ignorance? And how the hell do you get to close down a historical site for a dinner for two?! 

But hey, this is Azerbaijan, the country of extravagance and kitsch of the few rich families and individuals including the president's family (fyi: Four Season's is just one of the few businesses of the first lady). 

Maybe its because the hotel is linked to Mehriban Aliyeva, and maybe because she is the Goodwill UNESCO Ambassador they "worked out" a deal for the dinner. Who knows! 

My favorite part of this announcement is the note at the bottom which reads: "note: this offer is subject to availability at the time of reservation".

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