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Westin to Offer Wii Rentals to Hotel Guests

Would You Rent a Wii at a Hotel?

The Westin hotel chain is going to start offering Wiis for free to hotel guests — upgrade!

I got so excited when I read that they would be renting the awesome consoles (one less thing to pack), but I also learned that Le Parker Meridien will be charging $50 an hour to rent a Wii! It makes sense have complimentary Wiis, like the Westin, but to have to pay?! Nuts!

Westin offering the Wii definitely makes this geek want to choose them the next time I travel, instead of being resigned to carrying it in my bowling bag travel case. What about you? Would you rent a Wii at your hotel?


Lushe_1 Lushe_1 9 years
That's why i own a wii and a DS!
Kelly-O Kelly-O 9 years
Yeah, you go on vacation to get away, but lots of times the Mister and I wind up spending at least some time just hanging out in our room, watching television or flipping through movies. The Wii would be an awesome way to kill an hour before dinner or wait for rain to pass. Matter of fact we would have been playing all weekend during our last trip - picked the one weekend it poured buckets.
duck-duck-goose duck-duck-goose 9 years
(And I would NEVER pay such an outrageous rental fee for any gaming console. I'd rather make my *own* fun!)
duck-duck-goose duck-duck-goose 9 years
The new Westin policy ("free of charge to all hotel guests") is a sweet deal, especially for those that travel for work and might enjoy a bit of (wholesome? **chuckles**) fun in their hotel room at night. {That is, if these workers can convince their company to spring for lodgings at The Westin.)
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
Renting things is outrageously over-priced at hotels. $10-$15 a movie!
k-squared k-squared 9 years
Ugh. I could bring my own, and spend that extra money on a t shirt or two. It's so fricking easy to move it and plug it in; why anyone would rent one for that much is beyond me.
hotstuff hotstuff 9 years
I LOVE my Wii but there is NO WAY in HELL I would pay $50 an hour! It only costs $250.00!!!
ayanaphil ayanaphil 9 years
Funny. I was actually looking at a Westin hotel for my trip to Orlando in August.
jedimasterarmi jedimasterarmi 9 years
it's a nice ideal, but at that price i could just bring my own.
Taadie Taadie 9 years
i would play wii on vacation. i dont own one so it would be fun and it would be a nice something to do while youre waiting for everyone to get dressed to go out at night or in the morning. also if youre going on vacation and have not intention of leaving your room *wink wink* i could see playing wii as being a nice break in between sessions.
ginamasullo ginamasullo 9 years
Westin Hotels & Resorts’ new Wii program will be completely free of charge to all hotel guests. This perk is the result of a groundbreaking partnership between Westin and Nintendo, details of which will be announced in the coming weeks. Gina Masullo on behalf of Westin Hotels & Resorts
lcterp lcterp 9 years
Totally agree w/ misswills. Are people that addicted, that's kind of ridiculous.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I would! I really want one, but I dunno...I am nto a HUGE gamer by any means so I think this would be a good way to try it out!
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
No, but maybe I'd change my answer if I didn't already have one. :rotfl:
ALSW ALSW 9 years
Way too expensive.
randomname12345 randomname12345 9 years
I thought the point of having a vacation was going out and exploring the local sights, not staying in to play Wii.
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