Saturday, March 23, 2013

Vice President Biden's One-Night Paris Hotel Tab: $585,000.50

    As it turns out, Vice President Joe Biden's London stay in February was not the most expensive part of his trip.  A government document released on February 14, 2013 shows that the contract for the Hotel Intercontinental Paris Le Grand came in at $585,000.50.

    The documentation for this contract is not as detailed as the London one, so the cost per room is not available.  However, just as the Hyatt Regency in London, the Hotel Intercontinental Paris Le Grand is a five star hotel.  Again, security concerns prevent these type of contracts from being open to bidding, but if the government was able to do some comparison shopping, the Hotel Intercontinental has a special offer.  "Find a lower price elsewhere and your first night is free."  The Vice President stayed in Paris for one night.

Note: This article first appeared at The Weekly Standard.

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