The economic downturn is not stopping the Hotel Gansevoort in New York City from doing its part to add offerings for its guests. Starting in April, the hip hotel in the Meatpacking District is offering international cellphones to the minibar at 50- to 75-percent off normal rates.
Picture This: A $150 phone is available for $49.99 with 50 minutes included, which can be ready for guests upon check in, and there are no roaming, long distance or activation charges. Cool Bonus: Guests can purchase the phones. Visit www.hotelgansevoort.com.