Virginia (US), Dec. 6 : A Virginia businessman, Earl Stafford, has reserved a million dollars worth of rooms at Washington''s JW Marriott Hotel and plans to give the rooms away to the underprivileged during Inauguration week.
Stafford, who is black, said the swearing-in of America''s first black president makes the occasion that much more special, but added that he pursued his plans without knowing who would be elected.
He plans to offer the rooms, at no charge and has had hundreds of responses so far.
"Our telephones are off the hook. Our e-mails are going crazy," Fox News quoted him, as saying.