>Hotel’s offer hit by glitch

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>The Copley Square Hotel crashed its own birthday party.
A promotion to celebrate the hotel’s 118th year – offering $200-a-night rooms for as cheap as $18 – left thousands of would-be guests frustrated as the hotel’s online reservation system was overloaded by the response yesterday.
“Any time you’re offering a limited number of room nights for such a low price, some people will be disappointed,” said John Maibach, general manager of the 143-room boutique hotel.

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