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B&B and Beyond: Hotel Recamier, Paris

B&B and Beyond: Hotel Recamier, ParisNews from The Independent: The Left Bank of Paris is all about small, singular delights. In the elegant, upscale neighbourhood of St-Germain-des-Prés, every street reveals artisanal treats. Here, a patisserie selling delicate macarons dusted in sugar and wrapped in gold leaf. There, a candlelit wine merchant’s beckoning you in from [...]

Room service: Hotel QT, Sydney

Room service: Hotel QT, SydneyNews from The Independent: Although it’s one of the world’s coolest and most modern cities, Sydney has a surprising dearth of head-turning hotels, with most accommodation offered by behemoth chains. Hotel QT, then, arrives as a breath of fresh air. Merging two of the city’s historical landmarks – the Gowings department [...]

Unwieldy CES Remains a Big Deal, But Not for the Reasons You Think

Unwieldy CES Remains a Big Deal, But Not for the Reasons You ThinkNews from Wired: The CES crush at last year’s show. More than 150,000 people are expected to pack the Las Vegas Convention Center to fondle the latest gadgets and fill their bags with schwag. The show has grown so unwieldy that some wonder [...]

Riviera Maya welcomes new hotels

Riviera Maya welcomes new hotelsNews from Travel Weekly: The Palm at Playa Lifestyle Beach Hotel opened in November on the beach in Playa del Carmen within walking distance of Quinta Avenue shops and restaurants. Accommodations include 69 lofts and suites with kitchenettes and free WiFi.  The hotel features the Playa Grill restaurant and a rooftop [...]

Even the ‘graybar hotels’ get reviewed online

Even the ‘graybar hotels’ get reviewed onlineNews from The Seattle Times: Originally published January 2, 2013 at 8:21 AM | Page modified January 2, 2013 at 8:21 AM SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Ruben Switzer wasn’t happy with his accommodations at a well-known Los Angeles establishment, so he went online to vent. “Service sucks,” he wrote. “Food [...]

FTC Warns Hotels About Hidden Fees

FTC Warns Hotels About Hidden FeesNews from Meetings & Conventions: The Federal Trade Commission sent a strongly worded letter in late November to 22 hotel operators, warning that their sites might violate the law by providing a deceptively low estimate of room rates. At issue were mandatory surcharges such as resort fees that do not [...]

Preview 2013 Hotels

Preview 2013 HotelsNews from Travel Weekly: The message regarding the 2013 forecast for the U.S. lodging industry from PKF Hospitality Research President Mark Woodworth was stark and clear: Hedge your bets. “The recovery is near,” Woodworth said during a presentation at October’s Lodging Conference in Phoenix. “Or is that a cliff ahead?” Prospects for the [...]

IN-DEPTH: Unique hotels check in to city

IN-DEPTH: Unique hotels check in to cityNews from Cincinnati.com: Reset your password Enter your email and we will send you a link to reset your password. Email Reset my password Cancel OK Resend Email You must have browser cookies enabled to view our site. It’s possible that your browser cookies are turned off. Read our [...]

New hotels for 2013

New hotels for 2013News from The Independent: As yet, western Europe’s tallest building (at 1,016ft) is still a shell, but its 72nd-floor observation deck will open to the public on 1 February, and a hotel will follow in early summer. The Shangri-La group’s first UK property will also be the first new-build five-star in London [...]

Aqua taking over Waikiki Joy Hotel

Aqua taking over Waikiki Joy HotelNews from Travel Weekly: Aqua Hotels & Resorts will assume management of the 91-room Waikiki Joy Hotel on Jan. 1, replacing Aston Hotels & Resorts. Aqua officials said that a renovation in 2013 will transform the Waikiki Joy into an “urban-centered, stylish, boutique hotel.” The hotel has an open-air lobby, [...]