Celebrity spotting in luxury boutique hotels
It was early morning in Tel Aviv. I'd flown there for the nightlife, and was nursing all my hangovers at the deluxe Dan Hotel.
On their website, the Dan bills itself as "the first luxury Tel Aviv hotel in Israel’s first Jewish city" and boasts that it's "justly renowned for its prime location overlooking the Mediterranean and splendid beaches edged by the city’s famous seafront promenade bustling with happy strollers." [luxury hotels loooove their adjectives]
When the hotel's publicist offered to give me a tour of the penthouse suite, I naturally assumed she was letting me join a secret poker game played by high-rolling monarchs, rock stars, and prime ministers.
Imagine my sigh of disappointment when the suite was empty and she showed me Madonna's toilet instead. And Madonna wasn't even sitting on it at the time.