Amtrak’s Brilliant New Business Idea

Since they can’t make running trains profitable, Amtrak is planning to build a hotel out of part of the Baltimore train station.

The station is a terrible location for a hotel and the project has been unable to attract private financing or even a *brand* (like Sheraton, Marriott, etc) in the past.

The best the piece can find an analyst to say about the project is that the hotel might get business if all the other hotels in Baltimore are full…

… Though I suppose they could get business from Amtrak stranding passengers. Heh.

(Hat tip to Hotel Chatter.)

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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