* promotion Will Room 607 at the Seminole Acid Rock Resort & CasinoBecome a Macabre Traveler Tourist Attraction?
By Hemmy So, South FloridaSun-SentinelMcClatchy-Tribune Company Information

Feb. 10, 2007 - Tabloid beloved Anna Nicole Smith attractedeven extra attention after her fatality on Thursday. And also currently, so might theSeminole Acid rock Resort & Casino site-- among her preferred hangoutsin South Florida.

Though time will certainly inform whether the Seminole Acid Rock or Room607, where Smith remained, end up being macabre vacationer destinations, publicrelations expert Virginia Sheridan claimed the location currently has actually a higherprofile offered the quantity of information protection, tv video andphotographs taken of the website.

"At the end of day, even more individuals recognize that there is a SeminoleHard Rock in Ft Lauderdale than ever," stated Sheridan, head of state of M. Silver & Associates, that deals with public relationsfor the Greater Ft Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. "Morepeople recognize, from what they saw, that it"s a really appealing location; eye-catching sufficient to draw in a rather top-level celeb with a lotof cash that might remain anywhere."

Some resorts have actually obtained prestige as a result of star fatalities, such as the Estate Marmont in West Hollywood, Calif., where JohnBelushi passed away in 1982, as well as the Chelsea Resort in New York City City, where SexPistols vocalist Sid Vicious was affirmed to have actually fatally stabbed hisgirlfriend, Nancy Spungen, in 1978.

Such top-level background doesn"t show up in officialadvertising literary works or resort Internet site, yet it does produce a certainappeal for star spectators and also travelers. The Estate Marmont, forexample, can be located on a listing for "star fatality websites" on thepopular TripAdvisor Website.

Michael Tavani with Nadine Johnson & Associates Inc. inNew York City, that takes care of public relationships for the Estate Marmont, decreased to talk about that side of the resort"s allure.

In the meantime, Smith"s fatality has actually not significantly impacted service atthe Seminole Acid rock, where set up occasions proceed, bettors keepbetting and also resort visitors move and also around. Lots of public relationsexecutives believe even more visitors will certainly be attracted to the location due to the fact that themedia focus has actually strengthened its track record as an area forcelebrities.

"Acid rock did refrain from doing anything. occurred to be stayingthere, and also the results will certainly be a favorable one for Acid rock," stated LenSaffir, that runs Leonard Saffir & Associates Public Relations inLake Well worth. "That"s mosting likely to last much longer, I think, than her tale."

Seminole Acid rock team claim they"re dealing with the situationone day each time, without any word on what will certainly take place to Smith"s roomafter cops leave.

"This is so brand-new that not all choices have actually been made," saidGary Bitner, Seminole Acid rock spokesperson. "We"re still waiting on thestory to progress."

Hemmy So can be gotten to at or954-356-4552.


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