Archive: March, 2015

Find Out Why Villas May Replace Hotel Rooms in the Luxe Travel Space

Find Out Why Villas May Replace Hotel Rooms in the Luxe Travel SpaceNews from Haute Living: A hotel room cramped with appliances use to be the only lodging options individuals had to choose from when planning a vacation. But thanks to the advent of new digital platforms, a tiny cramped room is no longer the [...]

Memphis’ Pyramid set to open as Bass Pro superstore and hotel

Memphis’ Pyramid set to open as Bass Pro superstore and hotelNews from STLtoday.com: If you’ve ever traveled into Memphis, you’ve probably wondered what the giant pyramid is all about.  It was originally built in 1991 as a 20,000 seat arena, capturing the spirit of the city’s Egyptian namesake. The 32-story structure has not been regularly [...]

Tips to save money on flight and hotel bookings when you travel

Tips to save money on flight and hotel bookings when you travelNews from Hindustan Times: Travel was always fun, now it’s trendy. Score the cheapest flights and holiday deals with these travel tips. Score the best dealsHow to save money on hotel bookings when you travel There are two excellent websites to find hotel deals: [...]

Ritz-Carlton reaches deal for another Australia hotel

Ritz-Carlton reaches deal for another Australia hotelNews from Travel Weekly: Ritz-Carlton will operate a hotel in Melbourne, Australia, that will be part of a mixed-use project. The 250-room hotel will occupy the 64th through 77th floors of a new tower, which would make it the highest hotel in Australia. Opening is scheduled for 2020. Last [...]

Drake Hotel ready to reopen in Oak Brook

Drake Hotel ready to reopen in Oak BrookNews from Crain’s Chicago Business: articlePara – html? The Drake Hotel in Oak Brook, once plagued by recession woes and a Ponzi scheme, is scheduled to reopen this week under new ownership. The four-story hotel at 2301 York Road closed in October 2009, succumbing to the recession and [...]

Tropical Cyclone Pam: Vanuatu Air Travel and Hotel Update

Tropical Cyclone Pam: Vanuatu Air Travel and Hotel UpdateNews from Travel Agent: March 17, 2015 By: Newswire In the wake of Tropical Cyclone Pam, which struck the South Pacific on March 13, the Vanuatu Tourism Office has declared a state of emergency in the Shefa province (which includes the capital city of Port Vila).  The [...]

Leisure, food and hotel sectors benefit from consumer confidence

Leisure, food and hotel sectors benefit from consumer confidenceNews from PoliticsHome.com: The Visa Europe: UK Expenditure Index indicated a further solid increase in consumer spending in February, with expenditure increasing through all three monitored channels. Sector data indicated that expenditure growth was sustained in key sectors such as Food, Beverages & Tobacco, Hotels, Restaurants & [...]

The Hospital Club, Covent Garden, London: hotel review

The Hospital Club, Covent Garden, London: hotel reviewNews from The Guardian: A room at the Hospital Club, London. Photograph: Richard Booth It is 7pm and a very nice man called David is wheeling a cocktail trolley into my bedroom. He wants to make me an (excellent) old-fashioned before dinner. True, it feels a little awkward. [...]

Hotel rooms up 10% last year to €103 average, says survey

Hotel rooms up 10% last year to €103 average, says surveyNews from Irish Times: Limerick remains the best value destination in Ireland at an average of €76 a room. Killarney is the most expensive at €111 Topics: News Consumer Conor Pope Garth Brooks Stephen Mcnally … Read the full article . Related News: Breaking down [...]

The Making and Remaking of the Original Ice Hotel

The Making and Remaking of the Original Ice HotelNews from Smithsonian: The remote Swedish town of Jukkasjärvi—located 120 miles above the Arctic Circle—was never the natural choice for a winter tourist destination. Known more for its plentiful summer offerings, like rafting trips and fishing expeditions, the small village off the Torne River turned into an icy ghost town in wintertime. Then, in the [...]

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