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Jules’ Undersea Lodge
Key Largo, Florida

GETTING THERE Guests must dive more than three fathoms (6.5m) to the ‘moon pool’ entrance of the former underwater research laboratory. Employees bring food and linen down in a dry box
SIGHTSEEING Meter-wide windows offer views of the tropical mangrove habitat’s residents, including angelfish and lobster
SPECIAL PACKAGE An underwater wedding, complete with caviar, flowers, cake and a one-night honeymoon, costs $1,350

India: Voting on Hatred

South Korea: Fear Factor

Legacy: Kim Dae Jung Retires

Bali Suspects: Suicide or Error?

Viewpoint: Al-Qaeda’s Asia Web

Japan: Productivity Problems

Movies: Return of the Shaws

Fashion: Jun Takahashi

China: Jiang Hangs Around

Afghanistan: War on Drugs


Hotels: Rooms with a Difference Top Headlines

Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa Gila River
Indian Reservation, Arizona

VISTAS Out by the Estrella Mountains, guests can can catch glimpses of wild horses. Trail rides on tamer beasts are available
A GAMBLE Pima and Maricopa tribal leaders hope the joint venture with Sheraton will bring money into their community without relying on slot machinesalthough a casino is just a short trip away
INDULGENCE The 16,260-sq.-meter spa is called Aji, a name derived from a place the Pima considered a sanctuary during battle

Library Hotel
New York, New York

BOOKISH Inspired by the nearby New York Public Library, the 10 guest floors are each dedicated to a different area of knowledge
GUESTS Most are from the advertising, publishing and fashion world. But Neil Armstrong once stayed in Room 500.006: Astronomy
SPECIAL FEATURES Each room has a collection of books, but guests can also relax on the poetry terrace, which is decorated with a James Joyce scroll and volumes of verse by assorted others

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