Jamaica Newest Tourist Attraction – Bob Woolmer’s Hotel Room!!!
May 28, 2008 Leave a comment
Room No.374 of the Pegasus Hotel In Kingston, Jamaica may one day become the basis of a murder mystery in the future.
Cricket Tournament in foreign country
Foreign cricket coach stays at hotel
Fans want team to win finals
Pressure and tension in the air
Team loses to lesser team
Coach found dead in hotel room
The room where Bob Woolmer, [former Pakistan World Cup cricket coach], died has become a magnet for scores of tourists wishing to stay in the room or get as close as possible by staying on the same floor.
Not this tourist here. I sure will not find myself staying in that room. I will just be uncomfortable knowing that someone died in there. After all the whole idea of a vacation is to relax right?. Well I can’t relax if I am uncomfortable with that glaring fact!.
But there are people and then there are people.
“We have had quite a few occasions where people have asked to stay in the Woolmer room… and others have asked to stay on the same (12th) floor,” hotel manager Eldon Bremner was quoted as saying in the ‘Courier Mail.’
“Woolmer’s death here has not affected business and bookings are high. We thought about closing the room or even dedicating it to Mr Woolmer. But I didn’t think that was appropriate to his memory, and I also did not want to offend his family,” he said.
But profiting off a dead man memory will not offend his family? What kind of twisted logic is that?!!!
Further reading – Woolmer’s Room Attracts Tourists