Alex Polizzi on London’s new hotels

Alex Polizzi on London’s new hotels

By Alex Polizzi The London hotel scene has never been so buoyant. Traditional grande-dame luxury hotels are having to look to their laurels as new or revamped five-star properties open almost every month. And there have been interesting openings at the budget end of the market too. Over the past few months I’ve taken a […]

Resorts sold to New York firms

Resorts sold to New York firms

By Gareth Finighan Coral Beach & Tennis Club and Horizons & Cottages have been sold to a subsiduary of New York-based Three Wall Capital in partnership with ROC Group. Two flagship Bermuda resorts have been snapped up by a New York-based boutique hotel investment firm. The Coral Beach & Tennis Club and its sister property, […]

Hotel Near Georgetown University Shines Amidst Holiday Atmosphere

Hotel Near Georgetown University Shines Amidst Holiday Atmosphere

WASHINGTON, DC – Ah, the joys of Georgetown and the holidays! The perfect destination for creating fun holiday traditions that are oh, so Georgetown; this historic neighborhood in Washington, D.C is a great escape for bringing holiday joy to the entire family. All dressed up for the holidays, with lighted baskets lining the streets and […]

Hotels team up with Google to give virtual tours

Hotels team up with Google to give virtual tours

By Nancy Trejos Hotels are partnering with Google to change the way travelers can view hotels even before they walk through the front entrance. Best Western International on Thursday will announce the launch of Google Business Photos for all 2,200 of its North American hotels. All hotels will have the virtual tours online by the […]

ME London Wins Best Hotel of the Year at 2013 European Hospitality Awards

ME London Wins Best Hotel of the Year at 2013 European Hospitality Awards

By Natalie White The European Hospitality Awards, now in its fourth year, was held at IHG Park Lane, London on 1 November and received entries from the UK and world’s top architects, designers and hospitality operators. The judges consisted of the most influential personalities and industry professionals including Michelin-starred chefs Heinz Beck and Clare Smyth. […]


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The only hotel that will give you a diamond ring with your stay

The only hotel that will give you a diamond ring with your stay

It’s called the Jewel Suite for good reason. Pony up the US$25,000 (RM81, 198) a night to stay at this luxury apartment in New York City, and the hotel will throw a diamond ring in the deal. That’s right. In lieu of the complimentary free bottle of bubbly, fruit basket or box of chocolate bonbons, […]

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Where to eat and drink while Christmas shopping in London’s West End

Where to eat and drink while Christmas shopping in London’s West End

By Melanie McDonagh Around Knightsbridge/Sloane Street: The Capital The Capital, in Basil Street, is a hop, skip and jump from Harrods but it’s a haven of tranquillity away from the crowds. Its afternoon tea is pretty and delicious – check out the themed cakes -  and at £29.50, something of a bargain for this bit […]

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Hotel News

Alex Polizzi on London’s new hotels

Alex Polizzi on London’s new hotels

By Alex Polizzi The London hotel scene has never been so buoyant. Traditional grande-dame luxury hotels are having to look to their laurels as new or revamped five-star properties open almost every month. And there have been interesting openings at the budget end of the market too. Over the past few months I’ve taken a […]

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A Tour of Dordogne Valley, France

A Tour of Dordogne Valley, France

  It is hard to find a location in France that is not packed with history, and the Dordogne Valley is no exception. Home to beautiful countryside and vast history this location is perfect for a relaxing romantic or family vacation. The Dordogne river can be explored by canoe or kayak. Or visit the many […]

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Alex Polizzi on London’s new hotels

Alex Polizzi on London’s new hotels

By Alex Polizzi The London hotel scene has never been so buoyant. Traditional grande-dame luxury hotels are having to look to their laurels as new or revamped five-star properties open almost every month. And there have been interesting openings at the budget end of the market too. Over the past few months I’ve taken a […]

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Resorts sold to New York firms

Resorts sold to New York firms

By Gareth Finighan Coral Beach & Tennis Club and Horizons & Cottages have been sold to a subsiduary of New York-based Three Wall Capital in partnership with ROC Group. Two flagship Bermuda resorts have been snapped up by a New York-based boutique hotel investment firm. The Coral Beach & Tennis Club and its sister property, […]

read more

Hotel Near Georgetown University Shines Amidst Holiday Atmosphere

Hotel Near Georgetown University Shines Amidst Holiday Atmosphere

WASHINGTON, DC – Ah, the joys of Georgetown and the holidays! The perfect destination for creating fun holiday traditions that are oh, so Georgetown; this historic neighborhood in Washington, D.C is a great escape for bringing holiday joy to the entire family. All dressed up for the holidays, with lighted baskets lining the streets and […]

read more

Hotels team up with Google to give virtual tours

Hotels team up with Google to give virtual tours

By Nancy Trejos Hotels are partnering with Google to change the way travelers can view hotels even before they walk through the front entrance. Best Western International on Thursday will announce the launch of Google Business Photos for all 2,200 of its North American hotels. All hotels will have the virtual tours online by the […]

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ME London Wins Best Hotel of the Year at 2013 European Hospitality Awards

ME London Wins Best Hotel of the Year at 2013 European Hospitality Awards

By Natalie White The European Hospitality Awards, now in its fourth year, was held at IHG Park Lane, London on 1 November and received entries from the UK and world’s top architects, designers and hospitality operators. The judges consisted of the most influential personalities and industry professionals including Michelin-starred chefs Heinz Beck and Clare Smyth. […]

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Loews Regency Hotel Set To Open In January 2014

Loews Regency Hotel Set To Open In January 2014

NEW YORK – Loews Hotels & Resorts today announced that Loews Regency Hotel in New York is now accepting reservations for stays beginning on January 16, 2014. The highly-anticipated reopening of the flagship property follows a comprehensive $100 million renovation, and the landmark hotel once again combines the best of design with thoughtful service, including […]

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Even Christmas Trees Tote a Brolly at London’s Goring Hotel

Even Christmas Trees Tote a Brolly at London’s Goring Hotel

The world is officially in “Countdown to Christmas” mode and now, so are we. Every day until Christmas we’ll be featuring a hotel that’s in a holiday mood–whether it be with gigantic gingerbread houses, over-the-top Christmas decorations, thrilling lighting displays and best of all, Santa appearances. But of course, any hotel can assemble a fake […]

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Smaller Meeting Rooms Make a Mighty Impression in Washington, DC

Smaller Meeting Rooms Make a Mighty Impression in Washington, DC

Sometimes sharing isn’t caring; it’s just sharing. Like when a hotel books 20 simultaneous events and everyone has to compete for service, access and meeting space. Other times, as at the Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel, groups are treated like only children and receive personalized attention, choice event spaces and special perks. There may, […]

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The only hotel that will give you a diamond ring with your stay

The only hotel that will give you a diamond ring with your stay

It’s called the Jewel Suite for good reason. Pony up the US$25,000 (RM81, 198) a night to stay at this luxury apartment in New York City, and the hotel will throw a diamond ring in the deal. That’s right. In lieu of the complimentary free bottle of bubbly, fruit basket or box of chocolate bonbons, […]

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Where to eat and drink while Christmas shopping in London’s West End

Where to eat and drink while Christmas shopping in London’s West End

By Melanie McDonagh Around Knightsbridge/Sloane Street: The Capital The Capital, in Basil Street, is a hop, skip and jump from Harrods but it’s a haven of tranquillity away from the crowds. Its afternoon tea is pretty and delicious – check out the themed cakes -  and at £29.50, something of a bargain for this bit […]

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Mandarin Oriental New York debuts new Suite 5000

Mandarin Oriental New York debuts new Suite 5000

The way of luxury suites is getting more luxurious. Last week I told you about the new signature suites at New York’s The Plaza Hotel, and this week comes the debut of another Manhattan hotel suite: Mandarin Oriental, New York’s Suite 5000. The Mandarin Oriental, New York’s newest signature suite, Suite 5000 spans 3,300-square-feet on […]

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Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC Launches “DC Cool” Offerings for 2014

Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC Launches “DC Cool” Offerings for 2014

In collaboration with Destination DC and its 2014 marketing campaign drawn from the National Portrait Gallery’s “American Cool” exhibit, Four Seasons Hotel Washington, D.C. announces DC Cool, featuring five unique and specially created offerings inspired by the cool city starting January 1, 2014. “In what feels like an international city, it’s great to focus locally […]

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Hotel Watch: Westin Finds from AFAR

Hotel Watch: Westin Finds from AFAR

By Kelly A. Magyarics Whether you find yourself in a hotel in an unfamiliar city, or are looking for a new experience in a destination you’ve visited before, it can be tricky to navigate the barrage of travel guides, websites, and reviews. But if you have a reservation at one of Westin’s worldwide locations, it […]

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Courtyard New York Manhattan/Fifth Avenue Offers Parking Deal That’s Too Good To Pass Up

Courtyard New York Manhattan/Fifth Avenue Offers Parking Deal That’s Too Good To Pass Up

New York is a city of pedestrians, Broadway shows and yellow taxi cabs. Visitors in town with vehicles but who want to experience the shimmering sidewalks of the city will love the new deal from the recently renovated Courtyard New York Manhattan/Fifth Avenue. The Parking Package in New York City affords guests deluxe accommodations from […]

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The Brown’s Hotel Christmas Tree is Sealed With a Kiss (or Two) From Lulu Guinness

The Brown’s Hotel Christmas Tree is Sealed With a Kiss (or Two) From Lulu Guinness

By KarenLouise The world is officially in “Countdown to Christmas” mode and now, so are we. Every day until Christmas we’ll be featuring a hotel that’s in a holiday mood–whether it be with gigantic gingerbread houses, over-the-top Christmas decorations, thrilling lighting displays and best of all, Santa appearances. But of course, any hotel can assemble […]

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Skate into Christmas with Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel & Jumeirah Carlton Tower

Skate into Christmas with Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel &  Jumeirah Carlton Tower

Christmas in the capital is spectacular and Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts, London are providing a variety of ways to celebrate the festive season. From skating to shopping and theatre, the city offers the best experiences to make this Christmas unforgettable. The boutique Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel is minutes from the stunning ice skating rink at the […]

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A Christmas Feast Like No Other

A Christmas Feast Like No Other

Just as it should be, Christmas Day lunch at DUKES will surpass all of your expectations. From our discreet, attentive service to a menu that showcases the season’s finest food, all accompanied by live music, we excel at making this day extra special. CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH 25th December Jerusalem artichoke Foraged mushroom, sherry caramel 2010 […]

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Slick new NYC hotels are opening fast and furiously

Slick new NYC hotels are opening fast and furiously

  By Lois Weiss A slew of fancy hotels are soon to open, joining the thousands of more moderately priced hotel rooms that have been developed in the city over the past few years. But the days of the $99 hotel room are gone forever, said John A. Fox of PKF Consulting, who compiles the […]

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Washington, D.C. Hotels Prep for Marriott Marquis Opening

Washington, D.C. Hotels Prep for Marriott Marquis Opening

The capital of the United States is always a hotbed of activity, with massive national conferences taking place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and major new hotels opening, renovating and adding new spaces. Here are four hotels either due to open or reopen within the city, or with notable new enhancements. Biggest buzz […]

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Graham Hotel in Washington DC

Graham Hotel in Washington DC

Rates Starting at $309 for a Luxury King. Basics The Graham offers sleek rooms in a convenient Georgetown location and a great rooftop bar at a reasonable price. Formerly the Monticello, the Graham reopened in May 2013 —  under new owners and management, Independent Collection —  after a nearly yearlong renovation. The 57-room, seven-floor boutique […]

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A Tour of Dordogne Valley, France

A Tour of Dordogne Valley, France

  It is hard to find a location in France that is not packed with history, and the Dordogne Valley is no exception. Home to beautiful countryside and vast history this location is perfect for a relaxing romantic or family vacation. The Dordogne river can be explored by canoe or kayak. Or visit the many […]

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One Ocean Spa and Resort

One Ocean Spa and Resort

Jacksonville Beach, Florida is known for wide stretches of sand, boutique shopping and beach biking down the coast, but there is one more thing that travelers should know when staying at jacksonville’s Jackson Beach: One Ocean Spa and Resort. The moment you step into the lobby of this four star hotel the friendly staff greets […]

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From Boston to Beachside

From Boston to Beachside

Nantasket Beach Resort on the coast of Hull just a short drive or ferry ride from Boston city center is the perfect place to relax for a weekend away from the city or take a convenient vacation with the kids. This comfortable location books up for the summers as it is an ideal wedding location […]

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Larger Than Life Celebration at The Fairmont San Fran

Larger Than Life Celebration at The Fairmont San Fran

  Fairmont San Francisco Gingerbread  Holiday Open House: The Fairmont San Francisco elves are working overtime this holiday season to create the hotel’s stunning winter wonderland, which the public can enjoy at the hotel’s Holiday Open House on Saturday, November 30.  The event kicks off at 11:00am with an official ribbon cutting ceremony presented by LLS Boy of the Year Rhett Krawitt and […]

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Where to Stay when Visiting Portland

Where to Stay when Visiting Portland

Written by:  Suzette Barnett This one I had not planned. We finally arrived in Portland after over a week of road tripping from Los Angeles, and I hadn’t booked a hotel assuming there would be tons of options in downtown Portland. As it happens, weekends get booked up quick leaving you stuck with only high […]

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