Pop star Britney Spears has snubbed the opening of her suite in the Onyx HOTEL in Boston to spend time with her new fiance KEVIN FEDERLINE.

KIMPTON HOTEL + RESTAURANT GROUP LLC executives were initially shocked when they heard Spears was planning to call her world tour the ONYX HOTEL TOUR - the same name they had chosen for their new Massachusetts boutique hotel, which opened in May (04).

But the bosses then spoke to Spears and decided to name a VIP suite after the star's charity THE BRITNEY SPEARS FOUNDATION ROOM, which will donate a percentage of the proceeds to send ill children to a performing arts camp.

At the official opening of the room on Tuesday (13JUL04), Spears' mother LYNNE will cut the ribbon, while Spears and Federline relax in Hawaii.

09/07/2004 19:27