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Starwood Joins New Sibling Marriott in TripAdvisor Instant Booking

Starwood announced it would join sibling-to-be Marriott, as well as Best Western, Accor, Wyndham, Hyatt, Radisson, Choice and just about every other …

New hotels: Phoenix, Austin, Boston, New York, Atlanta

Part of the lobby area at The Camby, formerly the Phoenix Ritz-Carlton. (Image: The Camby)<p>In U.S. hotel developments, a Phoenix classic is reborn …

Austin’s Hot New Boutique Hotel: Hotel Ella

This fall saw the debut of the Hotel Ella, a 47-room hotel in Austin, Texas, set in a reimagined former mansion. Located on Rio Grande Street in …

Sculpture

Austin's Hotel Saint Cecilia Inspired the Best Foo Fighters Album in a Decade

Dave Grohl: "I honestly feel like we left a piece of our band there as we were being torn away from it."<p>Surprise releases and free downloads have become a hallmark of 2015, so it’s almost no surprise that the Foo Fighters should join the club, releasing a five-track EP titled <i>Saint Cecilia</i> a few …

Libraries

Austin's Swankiest Hotels (and Their Best Amenities)

<b>W Austin</b><p>Having just celebrated its fifth birthday in Austin, it comes as no surprise that the W Hotel has its own category in the hotel world. From the smallest details, such as the pleasant scent when you first walk into the lobby, to the chocolate and water bottle delivered to your room at night, …

South Congress Hotel review - Austin, USA

Joining the clutch of design-led hotels and eateries south of Lady Bird Lake, architectural powerhouse Michael Hsu has added to his portfolio of over 200 projects in Austin, a city that is positively booming. Here Hsu worked with Dick Clark + Associates and Studio MAI to assimilate eating, shopping …

Checking in at Nicaragua's Tribal Hotel

Just a few years ago, Nicaragua was a seriously off-the-beaten-path destination. But now, with a new crop of chic boutique hotels opening and more …

Tech Trends That Will Change the Way You Travel in 2016

Last year it was the Apple Watch, the selfie stick, and the hoverboard. What gadgets will redefine the way you think about travel in this …

Apple is Reportedly Poised to Release Wireless Earbuds

<i>This story originally appeared on Time</i>.<p>Apple is developing a new set of wireless Bluetooth earbuds, according to 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman, an …

Here's Your Chance to Spend a Romantic Evening in the Great Hall at Hogwarts

And try a Love Potion.<p><i>This story originally appeared on Time</i>.<p>It'll be the most magical Valentine's ever.<p>Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, home to sets …

The World's Most Scenic Train Rides

Britain’s most stunning railway links the ports of Mallaig on the West Coast of Scotland with Glasgow. The 90-minute journey skirts somber lochs, …

Stay at the Real-Life Hotels From Your Favorite Movies

Hotels have played important characters in the movies for quite some time now. Try to imagine Sofia Coppola’s <i>Somewhere</i> without the pool at the …

20 Hotels You Didn’t Know Were Owned by Celebrities

Nature lover Hugh Jackman planned on spending a few weeks at the Gwinganna Health Retreat on Australia’s Gold Coast while getting in shape for …

Would You Stay at This Former Concentration Camp Turned Luxury Resort?

<i>This story originally appeared on Yahoo.com</i>.<p>Developers in Montenegro are facing some backlash after deciding to turn a former concentration camp into …

Paris, Je t'aime: How to Spend Valentine's Day in the French Capital

In the City of Light, there's more to romance than chocolates, lingerie, and flowers.<p>Paris is romantic just by being Paris: the crooked cobblestone …

Hidden Paris Bars: Five Spots That Offer More Than Meets the Eye

These watering holes may be hidden in plain sight, but finding them is worth the potential hangover.<p>It's no longer all Bordeaux, Burgundy, and …

Portland's Best Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day

Whether you're into costumed bike rides or riverboat cruises, this funky city has you covered this Valentine's Day.<p>Although the City of Roses might …

What to Do in San Juan, the Caribbean's Most Convenient Destination

Puerto Rico is easily the Caribbean’s most convenient destination (JetBlue offers multiple flights a day from New York City). San Juan’s Old Town is …

Psychogeography

Essential Tips for Villa Rentals

The right vacation rental lets you live like a local—if only temporarily. Here, the tips on how to protect yourself when renting and avoiding online …

How Dubai's Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is About to Become Even More Over-the-Top

The Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is already one of the world’s most notable—and most photographed—hotels, but it’s about to get even more grand.<p>The …

A Luxury Treehouse Grows in Central London

Fancy a stay in a South African tree house—located in the center of London? Virgin Holidays just erected a 35-foot-high luxury safari tree house …

How to Have the Perfect Holiday in Dubrovnik

This coastal destination is famous as a Game of Thrones backdrop, but there's far more to explore in this ancient walled city.<p>Medieval architecture, …

Dubai's Best Rooftop Bars for Drinking With a View

This upscale Mexican restaurant at the Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa delivers delicious margaritas in a setting that feels grown-up, yet …

21 Stunning Photos of Brussels, Which Donald Trump Just Called a 'Hellhole'

Mont des Arts, featuring a park and townhall tower.

All the Reasons We Love Dubai Right Now

Transformation and momentum reign supreme in this dynamic city, where everything from new hotels, restaurants, and art galleries seem to sprout up …

Utterly Adorable Tiny House Is Actually a Bar Built in a Former Dumpster Alley

Have you ever seen a more adorable bar? (Okay, okay, other than that darn cute tiny Irish pub on wheels.) Wedged in between two taller buildings, the new Pink Moon Saloon bar and restaurant is probably the best thing that could have happened to an alley formerly occupied by dumpsters. Aiming for a …

Cute