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Grandiose hotel, residential project for Mount Washington dropped

A Chicago developer has given up his quest to build a grandiose hotel and residential project on Mount Washington. Steven Beemsterboer said Monday …

Pittsburgh

The Suite Life: The $18,000-a-Night Baccarat Suite at NYC's Baccarat Hotel

For the big spender eager to drop at least $10,000 in one night, New York’s most extravagant accommodations—decorated with 2,000 Harcourt goblets and …

Radical Innovation Award 2015: Entrants and Finalists - CNN Style

Written by Stephy Chung, CNN<p>The future of hotel design may be more practical than luxurious, according to the jurors behind this year's annual Radical Innovation Award, for the best in progressive, hospitality-minded design.<p>Neither shortlisted entries -- Zoku (pictured above) and Snoozebox -- offer …

Hospitality

The Hotel Years: Wandering in Europe Between the Wars by Joseph Roth, review: The wisdom of the wanderer in the inter-war years

Thanks to the expert translations of Michael Hoffman, Joseph Roth is on track to share the canonical status of that other great European literary …

Luxury Hotels Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2015 - 2021

LONDON, Aug. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Increasing consumer awareness and changing lifestyle are the major factors contributing to the growing …

What your travel experience will look like in the not-so-distant future

The hotel room of the future may look very much like those at The Peninsula Hong Kong. After running an innovation workshop, in 2013 the 300-room …

The Palace of Versailles To Open Luxury Hotel

If you’ve ever visited the Palace of Versailles in Paris, chances are you’ve daydreamed about what it might have been like to live there. Now, a new …

France

St. Regis Mumbai is all set for launch on September 1, 2015

About a couple of months back I wrote about the rebranding of Mumbai’s Palladium Hotel to a St. Regis, which would be the first of the St. Regis …

COMO Hotels and Resorts makes its debut in Australia with a new luxury hotel in Perth

Published on : Monday, August 24, 2015<p>COMO Hotels and Resorts — the luxury hotel group offering extraordinary travel experiences at its 12 locations …

Hospitality

Search Insights: Spotting Category Trends and Opportunities

Search data can be a brand marketer's dream. It's a near limitless source of consumer insights - behaviors, interests, sentiments and trends. This …

Google

Brazilian Firm Will Revamp Iconic Shore Club Hotel

<i>(Source: miami.curbed.com)</i><p><b>Follow CBSMIAMI.COM:</b> <b>Facebook | Twitter</b><p>MIAMI BEACH (AP) — A Brazilian company is taking over an Art Deco landmark in Miami …

Miami

4 Signs You Are Built For The Luxury Travel Life

The term ‘luxury’ paints pictures of money, wealth and exuberance, so it is often thought to be a state influenced by the size of ones bank account. …

Underwater Hotel Gets Green Light to be Constructed in the Maldives

1/7<p>deep ocean technology underwater hotel<p>The incredible Water Discus Hotel underwater resort will soon become a reality. Last week, the National …

Hotel, Motel, Time to Sleep Inn

How to sleep well during your hotel stay<p>Screaming children sprinting down the hallway. Grinding ice machines, dinging elevators and bachelor parties …

Hospitality

Virgin Hotel approved by City Council with an eye on Virgin airlines next | NOLA.com

Construction of a 14-story Virgin Hotel on a parking lot in the Central Business District was approved by the City Council last week with hopes that …

Dubai’s first floating hotel - pictures

There have some been some pretty wacky ideas for places to sleep in Dubai, but this little-known accommodation is one perhaps more affordable for the …

Burj Al Arab

Shimao Wonderland Hotel

Built into the side of a former rock quarry, the Shimao Wonderland Hotel takes full advantage of its unique location. Situated a short drive from …

Interesting Engineering

Engineering

Councillors back hotel plan for near Ben Nevis

<b>A new five star luxury hotel could be built near Ben Nevis.</b><p>The 80-bed hotel forms part of a masterplan setting out how an area around Leanachan Forest could be developed.<p>The blueprint produced by Forest Enterprise Scotland and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has been approved by Highland …

Outdoors

Travel trend: Day-stay hotels offer R&R between flights

A new trend is making it easier for travelers to take a break at a local hotel without paying for the entire night.<p>Day-stays, also known as …

Hospitality

A new type of hotel is upping its game to compete with Airbnb

These hotels have long attracted business travelers hoping to save money on a long term trip.<p>But that's changing.<p>A whole new crop of long term hotels are popping up, and they're setting their sights on competing with rental sites like Airbnb.<p>Part of Airbnb's appeal is that it offers alternative …

Hospitality

Trump Hotel Collection Announces A Luxury Resort And Residential Development In Bali

Published on : Sunday, August 23, 2015<p>TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION, the next generation of luxury hospitality, announced today that they have reached an …

Aloft Hotel coming to Aventura in 2017

The fast-growing Aloft brand is adding another hotel in South Florida.<p>Integra Investments, the company developing Aventura ParkSquare, said Monday …

The spectacular hotels of the future: Amazing designs feature floating rooms, buildings that defy gravity and a skyscraper in the Alps

• <b>Stunning new designs from Peru to Qatar show that hotel guests in the future are in for a real treat</b>• <b><br>New concepts include an underwater resort, an 80</b> …

Hollywood's New Hotel Boom in N.Y. and L.A.: "Upscale, Not Uppity"

A new surge of micro, lifestyle hotels in Los Angeles and NYC marks a trend among industry travelers: Good things come in small, hipsterized packages.<p>…

Bill Gates may soon own Chicago-based luxury hotel company, Strategic Hotels - Puget Sound Business Journal

By Annie Zak <br>– Staff Writer, Puget Sound Business Journal<p>Aug 11, 2015, 1:34pm PDT<p>Bill Gates might soon be the owner of a luxury hotel and resort …

Wyndham Hotel draws restaurants and cafe operators to western edge of CBD

The opening of a new luxury hotel in a once derelict building has helped spark a revival in retailing leasing activity on the western side of …

Hotel Report: Ritz-Carlton's Newest Reserve Will Open Next Week

Your weekly roundup of the best of what’s new, what’s coming up, and what we can’t wait for in the world of hotels.<p>Now Open<p>A little more than a year after opening, Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London has completed three signature suites, designed by Italian atelier FM-Architettura d’Interni …

Wythe Hotel, New York, USA

A former barrel and cask cooperage dating from 1901, this industrial building on the Brooklyn waterfront has now been converted into a 72-room hotel by trio Australian hotelier Peter Lawrence, local property developer Jed Walentas (of Two Tress) and celebrated restaurateur Andrew Tarlow (of Diner …