Staying in New York’s Guggenheim Museum …τι θα πληρώνατε για μία διανυκτέρευση σε ένα μουσείο;

(David Howells)
From Times Online
November 7, 2008

Susan d’Arcy spent a night in a revolving museum exhibit, the Guggenheim’s one-room hotel.

Plus, five more museums you can sleep in weekend, I kicked the mayor of New York out of bed. I’m not name-dropping (though Michael Bloomberg is a billionaire) and I’m not bragging (he’s getting to an age where his eye might linger over a Stannah stairlift ad) but I was making an exhibiton of myself – literally.
Mr Bloomberg had wanted to have the second sleepover at the city’s prestigious Guggenheim Museum ……


A Parisienne eyeful: The Hotel Everland is a capsule-hotel-cum-art-installation on the rooftop of the Palais de Tokyo, the 16th arrondissement’s trendy contemporary arts centre. It has Sixties-inspired decor (check out the vinyl records) and sparkling views over the Eiffel Tower and the Seine. Contact: the hotel costs from £263, B&B, until spring 2009.

Steamy nights: it may surprise you to learn that the world’s largest rainforest is in Germany – the largest indoor one that is. Tropical Islands, a 50-minute train ride from Berlin, is a vast botanical theme park that allows you to sleep in its tropical jungle. Contact: 00 49 35477 60 50 50, 00 49 35477 6050 50, tents from £18.50pp including bed linen.

Flight of fancy: sleep under the wings of a plane at the Canada Aviation Museum after exploring its collection by flashlight and taking the controls of a Cessna 150 – if you can prize Competitive Dad’s fingers from the steering wheel. Contact: 00 613 993 4274, as it is primarily aimed at groups of children, the minimum fee is £220, bring your own Biggles goggles.

The ultimate wild night: for a “zoopreme” experience, Wellington Zoo offers after-hours tours where guests see lions, chimps and pandas and a very unusual wake-up call – a visit from some of the park’s “friendly contact animals”. Contact: 00 64 389 3692, from £16.50pp, B&B.

A night with the stars: London’s Science Museum has Stars and Space sleepovers with hands-on workshops and an IMAX 3D film before bedding down between the exhibits. Contact: 0207 942 4777, a stay costs £30pp, B&B, with a minimum of five children (aged between eight and 11) and one adult.

«A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.» — Lao Tzu
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Demetrios Georgalas (A Surviving Globalization Consultant) was born in 1961 in Bern and grew up in Athens. In1985, graduated from Surrey University with a Tourism Management BSc (Hons). In 1998, graduated from LMTB under Freie Universitat Berlin, with a Diploma Lasers in Medicine. His professional career was started in the private sector and at the same time he created his first consulting company D+G Consultants Inc. Worked for major multinationals in Greece and abroad (FMCGs / Pharmaceuticals / Tourism). Demetrios Georgalas, having established also Travelling 2 Greece a destination management company, while with the D+G Consultants working in the areas of BTL and special marketing projects. He is activated except from Greece in the Balkans and in Turkey, consulting his clientele with new innovative proposals. Apart from his enterprising activities, he dabbles at blogging, travelling and cooking while he is married and has two children. In conclusion Demetrios Georgalas is an Athenian, Greek, Agnostic, Traveller, & Liberal he likes sci-fi, photography, blogging, travelling and cooking and if you like fascism or any kind of dogma, keep out! Δημήτρης Κ. Γεωργαλάς Γεννήθηκε στην Αθήνα το 1961, σπούδασε Τουριστική Διαχείριση στο Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο και κατέχει μεταπτυχιακό τίτλο στην Βιοτεχνολογία. Έχει εργαστεί σε μεγάλα τουριστικά γραφεία του εσωτερικού, και σε πολυεθνικές σε Ελλάδα και Εξωτερικό, στο χώρο των φαρμάκων, των ιατρικών μηχανημάτων και των FMCG’s. Από το 2001 είναι ελεύθερος επαγγελματίας, με δραστηριότητα στην διαχείριση προορισμού, τον θεματικό τουρισμό και τις ειδικές ενέργειες marketing. Είναι παντρεμένος και πατέρας δυο παιδιών, διδάσκει ειδικά θέματα εξωτερικού εμπορίου και κοινωνικής δικτύωσης, σε επιχειρήσεις και οργανισμούς. Ασχολείται ενεργά με το διαδίκτυο από το 1993 με άμεση εμπλοκή στα κοινωνικά δίκτυα και στο «ιστολογείν». Φανατικός ταξιδευτής, ερασιτέχνης φωτογράφος, μαχόμενος αγνωστικός και φιλελεύθερος. Όραμά του μια Ευρωπαϊκή Ελλάδα.
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