Archive: December, 2013

One-star hotel room, $1000 a night: Super Bowl means super prices

One-star hotel room, $ 1000 a night: Super Bowl means super pricesNews from The Age: MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, the home of Super Bowl XLVIII. Photo: AP Nightly rates at a no-frills, budget hotel in West Orange, New Jersey, average about $ US100 ($ 113) for a queen room outfitted with a [...]

UPDATE 2-Al Jazeera says four journalists held in Egypt after hotel broadcast

UPDATE 2-Al Jazeera says four journalists held in Egypt after hotel broadcastNews from Reuters: Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:44am EST (Updates with fourth journalist arrested, adds CPJ comment) CAIRO Dec 30 (Reuters) – Four Al Jazeera journalists have been arrested in Egypt, the station said on Monday, after the Interior Ministry accused the Qatar-based channel [...]

Travel + Leisure: St. Paul Hotel Among World’s Best

Travel + Leisure: St. Paul Hotel Among World’s BestNews from CBS Local: ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) – Are you looking to stay at one of the best hotels in the world? You won’t have to go any further than St. Paul. Travel + Leisure Magazine named St. Paul Hotel as one the 500 World’s Best [...]

Air Update, Hotel Checkout and Cruise News: Our latest travel news round-up

Air Update, Hotel Checkout and Cruise News: Our latest travel news round-upNews from Mirror.co.uk: Mirror Travel’s guide to the latest news and deals from the airline, cruise and hotel industries AIR UPDATE Japan’s biggest carrier is putting more competition on the increasingly popular route between Heathrow and Tokyo’s Haneda airport by adding extra flights from [...]

Culinary-themed hotel opens in Tampa

Culinary-themed hotel opens in TampaNews from gulfnews.com: In the past, the Tampa Bay region hasn’t been high on a foodie’s travel bucket list. Sure, there are some tasty Cuban sandwiches in Tampa and fresh grouper in restaurants along the Gulf of Mexico. But cutting-edge culinary trends haven’t surfaced here — until now. The Epicurean Hotel, [...]

Does the Drake Hotel sign look different to you?

Does the Drake Hotel sign look different to you?News from Crain’s Chicago Business: December 27, 2013 (AP) — One of the more noticeable sites along Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive has gotten a face lift. The Drake Hotel’s bright, gothic-scripted sign has been renovated, according to WBEZ radio. Now, instead of neon, it’s made with LED [...]

Hotel room was death chamber for Wash. couple, boy – The Seattle Times

Hotel room was death chamber for Wash. couple, boy – The Seattle TimesNews from Hotel room was death chamber for Wash. couple, boy – The Seattle Times: BOONE, N.C. — Open the door to Room 225 at the Best Western hotel. Jeannie Williams and her 11-year-old son, Jeffrey, are settling in after driving up from [...]

Please cancel my nonrefundable hotel room, Priceline

Please cancel my nonrefundable hotel room, PricelineNews from Chicago Tribune: Tami Alloway needs to cancel her hotel stay because of “extenuating” personal circumstances. Just one problem: the reservations are nonrefundable. Q: I recently reserved a hotel room at the Hawthorn Suites in Charleston, S.C., through Priceline for a family trip with my mother. A few [...]

Tampa hotel goes for foodie travel crowd

Tampa hotel goes for foodie travel crowdNews from Tribune-Review: Published: Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, 9:00 p.m. TAMPA — In the past, the Tampa Bay region hasn’t been high on a foodie’s travel bucket list. Sure, there are some tasty Cuban sandwiches in Tampa and fresh grouper in restaurants along the Gulf of Mexico. But cutting-edge culinary [...]

10 tips for great hotel stays

10 tips for great hotel staysNews from CNN: To predict the latest room rates, consult the algorithm at websites such as TheSuitest. Book your hotel at a website such as Tingo, and you may get money back if the price drops. Bundle your room with your airfare. Packaging allows hotels to hide deep discounts, which [...]

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