- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A Spanish bondage-themed hotel complete with dungeon has found its hands tied by local government leaders who are worried visitors to a nearby chapel might be scared off by the clientele.

Madrid-based The Local newspaper reported Tuesday that representatives of the village of Vilafranca are concerned it would be “unsuitable” to have a hotel that caters to bondage so close to a chapel “where dozens of people come every day to visit the village’s patron saint.”

The village’s mayor has begun blocking the hotel’s opening by claiming the businessman behind the plans does not have the right paperwork for the hotel nor a restaurant license, the Local reported.

The businessman, who spoke to The Local on the condition of anonymity, said the attempted blockage was an “abuse of office.”

The owner is renting out the current L’Om del Llosar hotel in Vilafranca, a village of about 2,500 people, and will transform it into a place where people can “enjoy games, flaunt themselves and share experiences with other visitors,” the owner said, the newspaper reported.

The inspiration for the hotel comes from the 1950s erotic novel “The Story of O,” similar to today’s popular “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

The hotel plans to include 20 rooms, as well as a public dungeon and three private dungeons.