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Hotel News We Noted: First Day of Summer Edition

Hotel News We Noted: First Day of Summer Edition Capri Palace, a hotel Welcome everyone to the first official day of Summer and, of course, your weekly dose of Hotel News We Noted, where we track the best, the most buzzy and the downright oddest news of the hospitality industry. As always, send us a note or leave a...

Is Renting On Airbnb Cheaper Than Staying At A Hotel? A Graphic Comparison Of US Cities

Is Renting On Airbnb Cheaper Than Staying At A Hotel? A Graphic Comparison Of US Cities Venturist, Flickr Airbnb has become one of the go to sites for travelers looking for a more authentic experience while traveling. After all, if you are in a city for more than a few days, it's certainly more comfortable to have your own kitchen and space for chilling out...

Hotel News We Noted: June 14, 2013

Hotel News We Noted: June 14, 2013 Rancho Las Palmas Image Courtesy of Omni Hotels Happy Friday, "Hotel News We Noted" readers. Summer is heating up, and that means that the hotel world is in full swing, promoting summer travel, touting new resort openings and even launching new initiatives. This column...

The Naked Walk Of Shame And Other Crazy Hotel Antics

The Naked Walk Of Shame And Other Crazy Hotel Antics David Nestor, Flickr Traveling to new places gives us a sense of anonymity we just can't get when we're in our home cities – there's next to no chance of us bumping into someone we know or having people recognize us as "that weird person that did xyz." Which is perhaps...

Massive Vegas Mall, Hotel, Casino Project To Be World's Largest

Massive Vegas Mall, Hotel, Casino Project To Be World's Largest Roger Schultz / Flickr Las Vegas is no stranger to over-the-top attractions, hosting a variety of them over the years. In a single day, travelers can see a volcano explode, ride a roller coaster in "New York," race cars, jump off the top of a hotel and more – in the...

Summer Travel: Luxe Hotels In Or Near National Parks

Summer Travel: Luxe Hotels In Or Near National Parks Flickr user YoTut Planning a trip this summer? Why not make it family friendly with at trip to a national park? While we love spending our days hiking, biking or riding the river, we're not always about camping out or grabbing the nearest roadside motel after a long day...

Bedbugs Being Dealt With By Tough, Heartless Science

Bedbugs Being Dealt With By Tough, Heartless Science Medill DC/ Flickr Nasty bedbugs are bad news for everyone. Travelers drop them off or pick them up at just about any hotel. The people that run those hotels hate them too. Bedbugs require a great deal of attention just to keep circling your room. But now, some good science...

The Death Of Room Service?

The Death Of Room Service? Will Merydith, Flickr I've always felt that one of the great luxuries of staying in a hotel has nothing to do with how premium the furnishings are or how fancy the décor is. No, what really makes a hotel indulgent is the fact that I don't have to do things myself. The...

Marriott Introduces Hotel Brand Aimed At Tech-Savvy Millennials To US

Marriott Introduces Hotel Brand Aimed At Tech-Savvy Millennials To US Courtesy Marriott International If you consider yourself to be a tech- and design-savvy traveler, Marriott International will soon have a new batch of domestic hotels just for you. The company today announced plans to introduce a chain specifically targeting Millennial, or...

The Winnebago: A Slideshow Tribute

The Winnebago: A Slideshow Tribute James Tworow, Flickr Just last week, we reported (via Thrillist) on Tonke Campers, the coolest custom RV's ever to hit the road. Well, Thrillist has done it again, this time providing veteran road warriors with a slideshow retrospective dedicated to that most classic of...

Hotel News We Noted: May 31, 2013

Hotel News We Noted: May 31, 2013 Courtesy of Hilton Hotels It's the last "Hotel News We Noted" of May, and we have lots of news to report. If you're just tuning in, each Friday, "Hotel News We Noted" brings readers the latest, most interesting and downright oddest news of note from the hospitality world. ...

Hotel Tonight: Testing The Last-Minute Hotel Booking Service In New York City

Hotel Tonight: Testing The Last-Minute Hotel Booking Service In New York City I just finished renovating my one-bedroom Brooklyn apartment, an experience that has driven many a New Yorker to drink, or even better, to a hotel room. With my husband and me both working from home, a toddler at heel and not many friends with "extra" room for us to crash,...

How To Stay In Nice Hotels Without Paying Top Dollar

How To Stay In Nice Hotels Without Paying Top Dollar UggBoy UggGirl, Flickr I still remember the feeling of slipping into 600 thread count sheets after months of staying in backpacker hostels where the bedding was often akin to vintage potato sacks and the mattress boasted a giant dimple where thousands of other young...

TripAdvisor Dealt Another Blow: Hotel PR Exec Admits To Posting 100 Fake Reviews Online

TripAdvisor Dealt Another Blow: Hotel PR Exec Admits To Posting 100 Fake Reviews Online TripAdvisor Hotel and travel review site TripAdvisor.com has come under fire in recent years for the abundance of fake reviews on its website, but many travelers still see the platform as the industry's leading place for "real" information about a hotel or destination. ...

I'm The Sucker Who Still Likes Travel Brochures

I'm The Sucker Who Still Likes Travel Brochures I'm a sucker for brochures. It makes no sense to plan one's vacation itinerary, even in part, based on what you see in the flyers and brochures you pick up in your hotel lobby or at a visitor's information office, but sometimes I do just that, and I suspect I'm not alone. By...

Hotel News We Noted: May 25, 2013

Hotel News We Noted: May 25, 2013 Courtesy of Resorts Casino Hotel Welcome to the long weekend, "Hotel News We Noted" readers. It's time for three days of sun, fun and relaxation – or, in our case, a wedding. But before you jet off (or drive away, as the case may be), we wanted you to have your...

Barcelona Disses Plans For A Space Hotel

Barcelona Disses Plans For A Space Hotel jurvetson, Flickr Do you find yourself bored by the typical hotel's amenities? Butler services, organic mini bars and other bells and whistles just don't do it for you anymore? Well how about staying in a hotel with a vertical wind tunnel? And maybe after that you can unwind...

Mammoth Mountain Bike Park To Open In Time For Memorial Day

Mammoth Mountain Bike Park To Open In Time For Memorial Day Mammoth Mountain Good news for mountain bikers looking to hit a trail this long Memorial Day Weekend. The fabulous Mammoth Mountain Bike Park will open to riders this Saturday, kicking off another great summer season with a variety of trail options for riders of all skill...

Host Faces $2400 Fine After Judge Rules Airbnb Rental Illegal

Host Faces $2400 Fine After Judge Rules Airbnb Rental Illegal Screen capture from Airbnb.com. The outlook isn't good for those seeking cheap accommodations in New York; CNET is reporting Nigel Warren, a tenant who leased out his rented apartment through Airbnb, now faces a $2,400 fine for breaking a state law. The news outlet...

Hotel News We Noted: May 18, 2013

Hotel News We Noted: May 18, 2013 Courtesy of Hotel Pain Dei Palais Are you ready for the weekend, "Hotel News We Noted" readers? We sure are – and we can't believe that it's almost the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day! This week is jam packed with your usual hotel news, plus a special addition...

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