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German hotels get dressed up for the World Cup

09 June 2006 by

German hotels are getting ready for the influx of World Cup fans by decking out rooms with football memorabilia.

The Best Western hotel chain in Germany has swapped its beige for bright green football-pitch duvet covers, and has put up football scarf wall hangings and posters of footballers in its rooms.

Inflatable balls for seats and rubber ducks (coloured black and white like a football) in the bathtub complete the package.

Gertrud Kreiss from the consortium's Dortmund hotel said: "We have kitted out a number of rooms in about 20 hotels across the country in a football style. Fortunately the carpet has always been green, so it's perfect to represent the grass on a football pitch. It will be like reverting to childhood for some of the guests."

But a night in a World Cup room will not come cheap, with some costing as much as €300 (£206) a night, instead of the usual €124 (£85).

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