Wednesday, April 06, 2005

The most exclusive hotel in history

Those like me who have been following Popewatch '05 will already know of this curious news - that this upcoming Conclave, the process by which the cardinals lock themselves into the Vatican and elect a new pope, will be the first one in history where the cardinals will have actual hotel suites in which to stay, instead of the ascetic cells where they have traditionally slept during the interrum. Never one to be scooped on a good hotel story, Gridskipper has put up an entry about the facility, including its total cost ($20 million) and its various amenities (such as marble floors and on-call confessional service). Man, talk about scoring the ultimate lodging for the upcoming funeral!