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Our Present to You: A Festive Stocking Full of Hotel News

2 days agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

HRH Tenerife Ho, ho, ho! There is so much news flying around this week, we can hardly keep up. Also, the hangover is still going strong from the holiday cocktails we were virtually imbibing all last week. So we wrapped up all that's new and noteworthy and put into one giant red stocking with Hotel News written on it. Show More Summary

UberBLACK NYC Airport Flat Rate Prices Increase Today

All things considered I'm a big fan of Uber. They engage in some shady tactics to enter new markets and no doubt have growing pains, but the concept of an on demand car service is brilliant, and they're the most dedicated to making that...Show More Summary

Los Angeles: Hotel Figueroa to Suffer a Modern Makeover Next Year

2 days agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

File under things you already knew: Downtown LA is, apparently, the place to be. File under things you might not have known: Downtown LA has the best preserved pre-1950s buildings in the United States. Really! When you wander around like we did the other week, saying ?Why, it?s like Chicago, but better,? it really is. Show More Summary

Free and Discounted Lounge Access

Last week the LoungeBuddy iPhone App offered readers a chance for free credit towards lounge day passes. And anyone that didn’t win? Still start off with a free $10 credit towards your first pur purchase with code viewftwing (you get all the credit, no referral benefit to me). Show More Summary

Amsterdam: W Amsterdam Is Busy Adding Its All-Glass Rooftop Floor and W Signage

2 days agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

Nearly a year has passed since we last walked by the upcoming W Amsterdam, right behind the city?s Dam Square, due to open sometime in the Fall of 2015. We?re glad to report that aside from news about expansion into an additional building (more on that in a second) W Hotels is making lots of progress. Show More Summary

Perfect Christmas Gift For Aviation Nuts

It's a good thing I'm homeless and have never owned a home, or else I'd probably spend more furnishing it than the place itself costs. Not with luxury stuff, but rather with airline goodies. I've always wanted a galley cart, for example. All Nippon Airways (ANA), the Japanese Airline, retired their last 747 in March of this year. Show More Summary

The Bentley Grand Convertible Concept Presents Grand Promise

If the recently unveiled Bentley Grand Convertible concept were coming to market, it would be a direct competitor to the roughly $475,000 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé. The new Bentley concept features a 6.75-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine capable of extracting 530 hp and 811 ft lbs of torque. Show More Summary

2 luxury resorts in Southern Thailand where life is good (even for vegans)

Southern Thailand has long been a premier destination for luxury travellers with beaches, diving, tropical landscapes and sunny weather drawing people from far and wide to check into one of the many luxury resorts on offer in the area. Show More Summary

5 Intimate Places to Hear Live Music in NYC

New York City is home to some of the world’s most famous music venues—Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts—but there’s more to the city’s music scene than huge rooms filled with hundreds of seats. Show More Summary

10 Awe-Inspiring Christmas Trees Across the U.S.

There’s no better place to celebrate Christmas than by the side of a festively trimmed and glowing evergreen. The tradition of decorating and transforming trees into holiday works of art dates back to 16th-century Germany. Since then, advances in design and technology have made way for some remarkable achievements in Christmas tree decor. Show More Summary

Fodor's Week in Travel: Your 2015 Planner

New Year's Eve is just around the corner, which means that 2015 will be here before you know it. This week at Fodor's, we've been eagerly looking forward to the new year. Whether or not you've started to plan your travels for next year, we're here to give you some helpful ideas about where to go, where to sleep, and what to eat. Show More Summary

Last-Minute Ski Deals for Christmas and New Year's Day

If you haven’t already firmed up your plans for Christmas or New Year’s Day, consider skiing or riding at the resort closest to you. Both days are ideal for hitting the slopes because the crowds are guaranteed to be smaller than other...Show More Summary

A Christmas Story House and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio

For many Americans the 1983 film 'A Christmas Story' is the Platonic ideal of holiday entertainment, and the actual home used in the film is now restored to its cinema quality. There is even a museum devoted to the singular movie directly across the street. Show More Summary

Gerbrandy Tower in Ijsselstein, Netherlands

A combination free-standing tower and guyed mast, the Gerbrandy Tower is the tallest broadcasting tower in the Netherlands. More impressive, though, is what the tower becomes during the holiday season. Every year around Christmas, workers turn this 366.8-meter-tall tower into the world's tallest Christmas tree. Show More Summary

Tió de Nadal in Barcelona, Spain

Sure, putting a Christmas tree in your house seems pretty arbitrary considering the true religious context of the holiday. But beating a smiling, hollowed-out Christmas log until it “defecates” in your fireplace takes the celebration in Catalonia to a whole new level. Show More Summary

Oymyakon in Oymyakonsky District, Russia

Positioned deep in Siberia, the village of Oymyakon holds the distinction of being the coldest permanently inhabited place on Earth. Just a few hundred miles from the Arctic Circle and reaching record lows of -96.16 degrees, one is forced to ponder not only why, but also how the villagers of this remotest of remote locations survive. Show More Summary

Scenes from Qatar Airways' Airbus A350 delivery flight

See all the key moments from takeoff in Toulouse to touchdown at Qatar Airways' hub in Doha.        

500 Free Points: Did You Receive This Offer From Virgin America?

3 days agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

Check your e-mail account, as you might have received an invitation to get 500 free points simply for responding. Earlier today, I received an e-mail message whose title displayed Happy Holidays. Unwrap your 500 Elevate bonus points. I...Show More Summary

3 of the best family safari lodges in South Africa

Safari holidays are an exciting adventure for the whole family. But it?s normal for young children to become bored of driving around looking for animals ? especially when they?re not allowed to touch them and are constantly being told...Show More Summary

Korean Air SkyPass Ultimate Rewards Transfers Returning January 2015

In late November, points transfers from Chase Ultimate Rewards to Korean Air SkyPass suddenly became unavailable. There was no advance notice or explanation, which suggested to me that it was temporary, and not a permanent change. Usually...Show More Summary

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