Erotic hotel’s guests oblivious to G20 summit stress

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Just a few hundreds yards from where global powers worked around the clock this week to ease Europe’s debt crisis and revive the world economy, the customers at one hotel were oblivious to the stress and letting it all hang out. The adults-only Desire Resort and Spa combined business and pleasure as usual, even as leaders from the world’s biggest economies took over Mexico’s Los Cabos beach resort, troops patrolled the streets and beaches and Navy vessels sat just off the coast. Desire bills itself as a “deliciously erotic” hotel where clothing is optional and guests are encouraged to indulge their fantasies with their partners or other like-minded couples. Rather than worry about the troop presence or the heightened tension – and snarled traffic – that come from sharing their vacation resort with world leaders, Desire’s guests were said to be delighted by the extra security. “They feel more secure because they can go out onto the street and they feel more protected,” said Jhaxiri, a 19-year-old receptionist at the hotel. Desire stands hundreds of yards from the main press centre at the G20 summit and just a stone’s throw from where negotiators drew up a communique that lays out ambitious plans to accelerate the move toward banking and fiscal union in Europe. While U.S. President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin and other world leaders were locked in tense discussions on everything from the violence in Syria to trade policies, Desire’s guests were letting loose. A dozen US Secret Service agents deployed as part of Obama’s security detail were caught cavorting with prostitutes before a summit meeting in Colombia in April, embarrassing the US government and marring the agency’s reputation.