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Fort Laurderdale: The Ritz-Carlton Is the Next Florida Hotel Set for an Upgrade

4 days agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

Over in Fort Lauderdale the best keeps getting better, as the next property in town?following some news from the W?to get a nip and tuck is The Ritz-Carlton. The place hasn?t even been open ten years, but it?s already time to get some work done. Show More Summary

Delta Bags on Time 20 minute guarantee claim for 2,500 miles

Delta Airlines is an airline I rarely fly – until 2015. My flight yesterday was probably my first Delta flight since 2007, when I did two round trips to Buenos Aires in two weeks. The 30 hours or so I spent sitting on airport runways...Show More Summary

Beijing: Mandarin Oriental Will Boldly Go for Round Two in Beijing

4 days agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

It may not have owned the hotel, but it still couldn?t have been pleasant for Mandarin Oriental to watch its brand-new-almost-ready-to-open Beijing hotel go up in flames following a little fireworks mishap. That was in 2009, and theShow More Summary

Beware, Resort Fees May Be Getting a New Name

4 days agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

The term "resort fee", usually brings to mind unnecessary charges for items and services you don't need such as "free local calls" or "boarding pass printing." What was once limited to actual resort properties in actual resort destinations,...Show More Summary

Miami: The Langford Hotel Will Open in Downtown Miami in September

4 days agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

Another day, another stamp on the Miami Hotel Mambo dance card. This time, however, the action is taking place off the beach, over in downtown Miami, where The Langford Hotel will open in September. Like a number of hotels in other cities,...Show More Summary

Jumeirah Sirius Asks, "How Loyal is a Brand to Its Guests?" With New Rewards Program

Jumeirah is already a world-renowned brand known for its extravagant hotels and ultra-luxe experiences. This June, they made their hotels a little bit sweeter by the introduction of their newest rewards initiative. Jumeirah Sirius is a loyalty program... via

Shanghai: The Second Tallest Building in the World Will Have a Hotel

5 days agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

If, like us, you?re a sucker for tall buildings, you?ll be all excited about the opening of the Shanghai Tower, which will top out at 2073 feet ? the second tallest structure in the world ? when it opens in a few months in Pudong with 121 floors. Show More Summary

Beachside Sri Lanka or an Indonesian Treehouse? The Choice Is Yours

5 days agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

You already had one lot of Hotel News Briefs this week but to get you through Hump Day, here's a more exotic version. Enjoy! Hyatt Place has opened its first property in Africa, Hyatt Place Taghazout Bay, 10 miles north of Agadir (above). Show More Summary

HI: This Four Seasons Is Bringing the Concierge Desk to the Beach

5 days agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

There?s plenty of good uses for the concierge, but what we?re looking for is something above and beyond. That?s where Four Seasons comes in, as they?re taking the title of concierge and taking it to the next level of fancy. At Four Seasons...Show More Summary

London: The Lanesborough London Reopens Today

5 days agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

The day is here: The Lanesborough London is open again. Nearly two years after we found out about its closure and renovation, the 93-room luxury pile on Hyde Park Corner is back. Back in April we showed you a first few renderings of the Alberto Pinto-designed interiors, and here we are now with some actual photography. Show More Summary

Lancia Appia

And there I was in Senigallia, Italy, where the local classic car club had a meeting in front of the castle. I found this car which is very similar to my first car. I have owned it approximately two weeks. Then in the first shower it appeared that the back wheelarches where rotten. Show More Summary

Venice: The Only Mystery is the Menu as the Belmond Cipriani in Venice Celebrates Agatha Christie?s B-Day

5 days agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

Tomorrow, July 1, marks the 125th birthday of mystery writer extraordinaire, Agatha Christie. This grande dame, though, wrote more than mere mysteries; she wrote of exotic lands and places that she herself had explored and consequently served to whet the appetite of her readers for travel. Show More Summary

Why La Valencia is On Our List of Favorite San Diego Hotels for a Summer Getaway

When friends and family visit San Diego, they usually ask me about the best hotels in the area. And after having lived here for over five years now, I definitely have my favorites. Recently, I spent a weekend at La Valencia (aka The Pink Lady) in La Jo... via

Baha Mar Files for Bankruptcy, Throws Shade at China, Bounces Checks and Stops Answering the Phone

6 days agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

Baha Mar has done it again. And by "it", we mean continued to promise to vacation-goers that their resort wonderland will open someday soon, despite filing for bankruptcy yesterday. Here are some choice quotes from the press release that Baha Mar, led by their chairman and CEO, Sarkis Izmirlian, put out yesterday: Mr. Show More Summary

SFO or LAX to Chicago under $300 in July

Few places east of the Mississippi River have round trip airfare under $300 from California. Atlanta $328, Miami $396 and Orlando $381 are under $400 round trip. Boston $429, New York $462 and Washington D.C. $431. Chicago stands out...Show More Summary

New York: Inside and All Around The Paul NYC

6 days agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

Yesterday we asked which butch hotel had a surprisingly feminine wallpaper game with these trompe l?oeil post-it notes. Nobody took a guess! Way to make us feel popular? But instead let?s feel superior ? because it was (of course) The Paul which just opened in Midtown. Show More Summary

Anaheim Marriott on an auction stay

Last December, I came across a good auction from Omaha Children’s Miracle Network Fundraiser and won a 2-night stay at the Anaheim Marriott including breakfast for $110. Published rates during my June stay were about $250 per night after...Show More Summary

New York: The Ace New York is the Spiritual Home of Keyboard Warriors

6 days agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

It?s a class or a convention of some kind, right? This was the scene that greeted us when we went into the Ace New York last Saturday and took this (really crappy, sorry) photo. Not a seat to be had in the lobby, whether at the official computer tables or in the chairs. Show More Summary

Charlottesville: Too Cool for School: Graduate Charlottesville Makes Its Debut

6 days agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

More college fun in a hotel setting, as another location from Graduate Hotels is now open for business. As is the case with most of their properties this one is located in close proximity to a center of higher education. This time it?s the University of Virginia, as Graduate Charlottesville is now open for business?Thomas Jefferson would be proud. Show More Summary

Honolulu: Taking the Bather's Elevator at the Royal Hawaiian

6 days agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

There is no escaping the modern day scale of development when you?re in Waikiki, but inside the 1927 historic wing of The Royal Hawaiian, we found a few things that remind you of a different age. One of them was this sign: the "Bather?s Elevator?. Show More Summary

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