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The name game

You may be the GM of the Royal Inn in South Dubuque, but we both know you're a helluva lot smarter and creative than those empty suits at corporate HQ. Well, here's your chance to strut your stuff and maybe land that promotion to regional director of ops for southwestern Iowa.

Quirky hotel chain Joie de Vivre Hospitality is holding a contest to help it name a hotel it now operates in San Francisco's Japantown neighborhood. The property, now known at the Miyako Inn Best Western, will undergo an extensive renovation and reopen in 2007 with the new name you may come up with.

To check out the hotel, visit its website at Or if you've already got an idea for the name, send a message to [email protected]. And to make sure you don't get cheated, also post your suggestion as a response to this blog entry. This will give you a date and time record of when you came up with your brilliant idea.

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