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New York: Dee Dee Ramone Has Returned to Hotel Chelsea

We may be waiting a while for the Hotel Chelsea to reopen ? 2016 if the updated website is anything to go by, though the new logo still says 2015, and we wouldn?t be surprised if it took longer ? but the spirit of the place has just returned to the Hotel Chelsea Storefront Gallery, with the opening of a Dee Dee Ramone exhibition. Show More Summary

New York: Smyth Tribeca Launches New Public Spaces, Fresh Rooms Will Come Soon

Thompson Hotels may be planning to head west (Seattle) and south (Nashville), but they?re not forgetting their NYC properties: Smyth Tribeca, which arrived after a much-delayed start just shy of six years ago, finished the first phase of its complete redesign last month. Show More Summary

Boston: The Fairmont Copley Plaza Will Pop Up All Festive on Friday

Trees, gingerbread houses, insane glass bottle installations ? Christmas hotel decor is all well and good, but sometimes you want to bring a taste of it home. Luckily, this doesn?t mean stealing the towels at the Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston ? because they have a holiday-themed, farmer?s market-style pop-up store in the tea court this Friday.

Marriott eBreaks Dec 18-21, 2014

Searching hotel rates this past week revealed, at least for coastal California, the nights before December 25 are generally lower rates than nights from December 25 through New Year’s. This is something to keep in mind when choosing a hotel stay for a holiday getaway. Show More Summary

Can London teach America art tourism?

London does art well. Art is public. Art is accessible. Art is temporary. Art sells the city and the city sells art. Museums in many cities are not accessible due to admission fees. Charging $30 to walk around a museum is a barrier to many people. Show More Summary

5 Elegant London Hotels Where You Can Get Your Tea On in High Style

With Christmas and the New Year fast approaching, the quintessential English experience—traditional afternoon tea in some of London’s most luxurious settings—is a... via

The Ever Funky Yoo Hotels to Open Spin-Off Brand, Yoo2, in Rio De Janeiro Next Year

2 days agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

Got plans for the holidays next year? YOO Hotels & Resorts do as they expand into South America with their "diffusion" lifestyle brand YOO2. The campaign kicks off in Rio de Janeiro with the opening of YOO2 Botafogo in December 2015....Show More Summary

Montego Bay: Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall Opens in Jamaica With Adjacent Zilara Property Not Far Behind

2 days agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

Aerial view of Hyatt's new Ziva and Zilara Rose Hall joint properties in Montego Bay After debuting its first all-inclusive resort last year in Cabo, Hyatt has announced the opening of its second Ziva property, the Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall, in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Show More Summary

Club Carlson #TweetForPoints chance to win up to 70,000 points

Club Carlson #TweetForPoints offers @ClubCarlson Twitter followers the chance to win up to 70,000 points. This sweepstakes is only open to residents of the USA and Canada. The promotion started on December 1, 2014 and is now in week 3 of 3. Show More Summary

Now Virgin Hotels Has Released Their Own Loyalty Program, The Know

2 days agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

Piece by piece, the layers are coming off the Virgin Hotels brand. Last week, we learned that Virgin America's Elevate members would get certain perks at Virgin Hotels, which will open first in Chicago on January 15. Now we have the full details of Virgin Hotels own loyalty program, excuse us, preference program, called The Know. Show More Summary

Marriott Rewards 2015 Spring MegaBonus registration begins December 17

Marriott Rewards 2015 Spring MegaBonus will open for registration tomorrow, December 17, 2014, according to Marriott Rewards Insiders. 2015 Spring MegaBonus runs February 1 to April 30, 2015. Registration opens on December 17th, when you will be able to visit your Promotion Central page to receive your unique offer. Show More Summary

Moscow luxury hotel rates are rock bottom for 2015 stays

Moscow luxury hotel rates are rock bottom for 2015 stays. The Russian ruble hit a record low against the U.S. Dollar today at 72 RUB per $1 USD. Travel to Russia is a relative bargain right now with the recent Delta and Skyteam partners low fares to Russia and Aeroflot discount rates. Show More Summary

Kimpton Karma Loyalty Program is Not Going Anywhere after IHG Acquisition...For Now

2 days agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

Yesterday when we learned that InterContinental Hotel Group will acquire the 62 hotels that make up Kimpton Hotels, our first thought was, "Nooo!", followed by "Whyyyy?" and then finished up with, "Wait, what happens to the Kimpton Karma loyalty program which was just unveiled this summer?" As it turns out, the program is not going anywhere. Show More Summary

Los Angeles: Get on Your Bike and Tour Downtown at the Ace DTLA

2 days agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

There was one thing we missed while skulking around the Ace DTLA last week; we were so entranced by the gingerbread hotel that we totally missed the bikes in the lobby. Not just any bikes, either (obviously ? this is the Ace); they?re bikes from tokyobike. Show More Summary

London: London's Hilton Bankside Is Starting to Come Together

2 days agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

It?s time for our six-monthly check in with the longstanding London hotel project that is the Hilton Bankside. A year ago, we thought the dormant site behind Tate Modern had finally picked up again, with construction reaching street level. Show More Summary

Milan: Say 'Ciao' to Milan's Latest Business District Hotels

2 days agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

It may not be your first choice for an Italian trip? yet. But Milan is going to be so hot next year with the Expo Milano 2015, which will draw people from all around the world. In preparation for the Expo, expect lots of hotel openings and renovations. Show More Summary

InterContinental Dublin opens Jan 1, 2015

InterContinental Dublin opens January 1, 2015 when the Four Seasons Dublin rebrands. The Four Seasons Dublin Hotel is located in south Dublin in the area of Ballsbridge, but within walking distance of Trinity College in Dublin city center or the Dublin Bay coast. Show More Summary

IHG acquires Kimpton Hotels boutique chain, but don’t expect PointBreaks deals in 2015

IHG acquires Kimpton Hotels boutique chain in a $430 million deal, but don’t expect PointBreaks deals in 2015 for your favorite Kimpton. The best we can expect for IHG in the near future is maybe they will pick up some of Kimpton’s IT...Show More Summary

Kimpton Hotels' Secret Santa Turned Out to Be InterContinental Hotel Group

3 days agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

This is major. MAJOR. InterContinental Hotel Group has just announced that they will be acquiring one of our most beloved boutique hotel brands, Kimpton Hotels. Right? We know. We can't even. Someone please start spiking the eggnog. Now. Show More Summary

IHG Set Your Sights Holiday Inn Club Vacations package task

Many of us IHG Rewards Club members received the IHG Set Your Sights Holiday Inn Club Vacations package task. First thing to know is this is a time share sales pitch task. I subjected my family to a timeshare pitch at Hyatt Carmel Highlands...Show More Summary

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