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7690 Cape Town: An Inside Look at Virgin Limited Edition Mont Rochelle in South Africa

Mont Rochelle, the latest addition to the Virgin Limited Edition family, is showing off its sexy new look, as evidenced by these photos we just got our hands on. In seemingly record time, the VLE team pulled out all the stops to open their doors last month in time for the peak travel season in South Africa's Cape. Show More Summary

The Ultimate Guide to 2014 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Hotel Deals

2 days agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

Bargain travel hunters, get ready to go crazy. Once again, we've compiled a master list of Black Friday and Cyber Monday hotel deals. And once again, this list is a beast. So much so, that we've had to break it up into different groups. Show More Summary

Hilton and Marriott Really Don't Want You to Be Flexible With Your Hotel Plans

2 days agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

Last week, the NY Times' Joe Sharkey discovered that both Hilton Worldwide and Marriott International have changed their cancellations policies for most of their hotels. Typically, guests would have until 6pm the day of arrival to cancel their reservation without charge. Show More Summary

Shanghai: To Infinity (Er, China) And Beyond: Toy Story Hotel Coming To Shanghai in 2015

2 days agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

Millennials have dominated the hotel scene for at least a year, now. Will the trend burn out soon? Who knows? But in the meantime, one lot of savvy hoteliers is going for the next generation ? enter the Toy Story Hotel, due to open in Shanghai next year. Show More Summary

Aleppo: The Heartbreaking Fate of One of Syria's Historic Hotels

2 days agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

Throwback Monday to? a time when Aleppo was a popular tourist destination. The Baron Hotel was one of the finest hotels in Syria when it opened in 1911. Charles de Gaulle stayed here. So did Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey. Show More Summary

London: Gas Blast at Hyatt Regency London Injures 12, Closes Hotel

2 days agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

Some terrible news out of London just as the weekend was starting a few days ago: around 11.40pm on Friday night, a gas explosion occurred in the basement of the Hyatt Regency London ? The Churchill, injuring twelve hotel employees. All guests were evacuated and accommodated at nearby hotels. Show More Summary

Holiday Inn London Gatwick for IHG Into the Nights

If all goes accordingly as I planned, then my one night stay at Holiday Inn London Gatwick Airport will be one of two hotel stays I need to earn two free nights with IHG Rewards Club Into the Nights promotion. My second stay to complete...Show More Summary

Irish dancers at Radisson Blu Athlone, Ireland

A couple of weeks ago I wrote this piece: Where the hell is Athlone, Ireland and why am I planning to go there? One of the comments on my article is, “An interesting proposition – letting hotel rates determine your destination/itinerary.” People have many different reasons for choosing hotels. Show More Summary

A day in Athlone, Ireland

The rain was not too bad. It only blew a little sideways. This is Ireland. In Athlone, on average, it rains 13 days in November. If you want dry weather, then come in June when it only rains 10 days on average. The smell of burning peat was a familiar scent I had not smelled […] The post A day in Athlone, Ireland appeared first on Loyalty Traveler.

New Orleans: All Around The AC Hotel by Marriott in New Orleans

4 days agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

We already gave you a brief look at the rooms inside the first ever AC Hotel by Marriott in the U.S. and we had you salivating over the croissants flown in from France (well, the frozen dough was), but now it's time to take you all around the AC Hotel by Marriott New Orleans. Show More Summary

Two New Ways to Book a Hotel Room and One That Always Stays Constant

4 days agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

You use already use Amazon.com to do everything you need from buying books, diapers and shoes to streaming TV shows and movies so it makes sense that the e-tailer will start allowing you to book hotels through them. But this won't be just another massive web hotel deals aggregator. Show More Summary

Fort Lauderdale: The Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel Will Turn Into...

4 days agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

A B Hotel! This is an interesting turn of events. The other day we reported that the Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel, formerly The Yankee Clipper, would stop being a Sheraton on December 1 but there was no clue as to who or what brand would go in its place. Show More Summary

IHG PointBreaks Nov 24 to Feb 28, 2015 by State and Country

The new list of hotels participating in IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks November 24 to February 28 is posted on the IHGRewardingExperiences website. There are more than 150 properties including two InterContinental Hotels with Merida, Mexico and InterContinental Palace Port Ghalib Resort, Egypt. Show More Summary

Marysville: Vibe Hotels in Australia is Grooving a Little Differently Now

5 days agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

Australian hotel brand, Vibe Hotels, is tackling two things at once--expansion and rebranding--when they open their newest property next year, near the Yarra Ranges National Park, outside of Melbourne. The new Vibe design is a far departure from the lime green and purple color scheme sported at other properties. Show More Summary

Thirimarlar West, Aung Myay Thar Zan Township: Your New Friday Cocktail Venue: This Rooftop Bar Overlooking the Irrawaddy River

5 days agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

Mingalabar! All this week we've been focusing on one of the fastest changing hotel scenes on the globe: Burma, or Myanmar. (For Burma or Myanmar, see here - as fence-sitters, we'll be using the two interchangeably throughout the week.)...Show More Summary

Why Doesn't Regent Seem Able to Stick With Its Hotels?

5 days agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

What was the Regent Bali Between the friendly rebranding of a property here and some owner-operator drama there, it?s part of hotel reality that the name above the door may change. But we struggle to think of a brand that is guilty of a more continuous stream of, ?Whoops, that didn?t work out as planned, we?re leaving? as Regent Hotels. Show More Summary

Belgrade: Belgrade's Newest Hotel Has a Great Location, a Terrible Name and a Worrying Number of Sexy Ladies

5 days agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

Karisma. Allure. Caramel. Try to put your discomfort to one side ? there?s a nice-looking hotel behind the worst name imaginable. Karisma Hotels & Resorts, which run properties in Latin America and the Caribbean, has a small boutique arm called ?Allure Hotels, by Karisma? ? previously limited to two hotels in Colombia. Show More Summary

Starwood Hotels CyberMonday sale November 24

Starwood Hotels CyberMonday sale November 24 will offer participating hotels in the Americas at rates up to 30% off regular rates. Book reservations between November 24 and December 7 for hotel stays from November 24 to February 1, 2015. Show More Summary

SPG Hot Escapes Nov 19 edition

This is a good week to check out SPG Hot Escapes for USA hotels with some deep discounts next week and the last week of December during the holidays. Some Starwood Hotels have their lowest rates of the year during these slow business periods. Show More Summary

British Airways LAX-LHR A380-800 in World Traveller Class

World Traveller Class is British Airways branding for economy class. After flying American Airlines and United Airlines for my last two trips to Europe, flying British Airways was, without a doubt, the better experience. Perhaps theShow More Summary

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