Checking in to a hotel I typically request 2 keys even when traveling solo. I pride myself on being organized, and whether returning after a quick trip down the street or a long day’s excursion, I proudly pull out my room key card and slide it in the slot without rummaging around in a bottomless […]
The cab dropped us off right at the entrance to the Four Seasons Istanbul hotel, where the doorman stood at the ready. We were shown in to the reception area through the high-arched lobby which was very grand. You may be surprised to learn that the luxury Four Seasons Istanbul started out not as a hotel, but a Turkish prison.
No one wants to be aware that the guests in the room next door are um. loudly enjoying their hotel stay. Neither do you want to hear someone else’s entire phone conversation, a revving motorcycle from the parking lot below, nor the pounding of little feet and shrieking high-pitched voices from down the hall. After […]
Hyatt in conjunction with Rael Development Corporation has announced plans to open a new Andaz hotel in Palm Springs, California. Construction is slated to begin early this summer, with the hotel set to open in late 2016.
I received an email today that TravelPony is offering a $25 discount on hotel bookings made through March 29, 2015 for reservations equaling $250 or more. It is also stackable with their concurrent TravelPony savings code as well.
Everyone’s favorite King of the Monsters will be featured at a new hotel in Japan, in fun Godzilla themed rooms. Hotel Gracery, which is located above Toho Cinema in Shinjuku is set to debut April 24.
St. Regis Hotels & Resorts is opening a new property in Istanbul, Turkey this coming Sunday March 1, 2015. Overlooking Maçka Park and the Bosphorous, the hotel is about an hour’s drive from Ataturk Airport.
Ever wonder where Starwood brainstorms new ideas and designs robotic butlers? Even though their corporate headquarters is in Connecticut, Starwood has unveiled a 12 Million dollar studio in the garment district of NYC called Starlab.
Hyatt recently set up a photo booth at a mall in So Cal where shoppers could stop by and pose for tropical vacation-themed photos with props. The scenery rotated, which changed the fun virtual “destinations”. Some users were given free flip flops, sunglasses, and beach balls, but three lucky couples were given a trip to […]
A buzz has been surrounding Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne’s new cafe Key Pantry: Eat.Drink.Shop. since it opened earlier this month. They’ve brought in local favorite specialty coffee brand Panther Coffee, and the coffee beans are hand selected and roasted in small batches onsite. The cafe boasts freshly made sweet treats along with sandwiches, and my husband […]
The Powerscourt Hotel was once a luxurious getaway for the well-heeled traveler. Stories of debauchery at the hotel abound, including one of developer Johnny Ronan whisking Miss World Rosanna Davison off to to Morocco on his private jet after a night of drinking in McGill’s lobby bar. Johnny’s son James held his own 21st birthday […]
Study after study shows that fast and free Wifi is extremely important to travelers, yet not all hotels have gotten the memo. After looking at a study by HotelWifiTest I was disappointed to find that 79% of countries have better wifi than the US. That’s terrible!
After writing about Hilton’s new HHonors Lifetime Diamond offering, I received a flurry of emailed questions from readers. Example: Are the 1,000 paid nights from the time joining the program, or as a Diamond? I reached out to the HHonors team to get answers, and they responded quickly.
Spring Training starts in twelve days, and SPG is offering special rates for bookings made in Arizona and Florida. If booking for Tampa, Orlando or Phoenix you’ll also get perks like souvenir cups, free breakfast, gas cards and resort credit.