JetBlue's New, Exclusive Orlando "Hotel"

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JetBlue's New, Exclusive Orlando "Hotel"

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Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 9:30am

JetBlue, one of the nation's biggest airlines, is taking hospitality to a new level. The carrier recently opened its own swanky hotel near its training center in Orlando, but even the most loyal JetBlue customers won't be booking a room, reports CBS News' Kris van Cleave.

At what its owners called the newest boutique hotel in Orlando, Florida, one would expect reservations to be in high demand. The facility includes 196 guest rooms, plenty of open space to work or relax, a restaurant and bar, a sun-soaked salt water pool and even a basketball court.

"Very kind of chic, when you walked into the lobby you felt like you were in a tech place. It's very modern," JetBlue employee Chris Bridges said.

But unlike Bridges, most wouldn't be spending a night there because its owner, JetBlue, built the four story hotel exclusively for one customer -- its employees.

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