Luxury Hotel Package Capitalizes On Birth Tourism
Given the recent focus on the immigration debate, the question of what it means to be an American is a hot button issue. One New York hotel is offering a luxurious package for expectant mothers looking to give birth in the U.S. and gain citizenship for their child. The concept has been around for a long time but the latest package gives your new baby, a luxury residence on Manhattan's Upper East Side. The Marmara Manhattan, part of a Turkish hospitality chain, is offering a one-bedroom suite accommodation for $5,100, plus taxes, for a month, with airport transfer, baby cradle and a gift set for the mother. The hotel has sold 15 of these packages so far.