Ritz-Carlton

Saudi Wealth Remains Hidden as Government Pursues $100 Billion

When the Riyadh Ritz-Carlton starts accepting guest bookings next month, it will be the end of the luxury hotel’s stint as a prison for Saudi Arabian …

Business

This Ritz-Carlton Is a Hotel Again—After Spending Months as a Prison

For months, the luxurious hotel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, had been housing prisoners of the government<p>Everywhere in the world, the name Ritz-Carlton is synonymous with luxe. Everywhere, that is, but Saudi Arabia. For months, Riyadh's beautifully designed Ritz-Carlton has been shut off from the …

Hotels

At Buckhead’s Ritz-Carlton Residences, $1.1M condo touts recording studio, views

Surprises abound among these 1,751 square feet perched over Peachtree Road<p>Perched in a ritzy Buckhead tower, this two-bedroom-plus-den condo is being marketed to Atlanta high-rise aspirants who appreciate watercolor sunsets over downtown, Midtown, and various malls.<p>On the market for more than three …

Atlanta

Marriott mysteriously stopped posting on social media for a week

Right after China banned its websites in the country<p>Marriott International’s social media accounts across Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter have been dark since China accused the company of breaking a cybersecurity law and advertisement law on January 11th. The accounts have resumed posting within …

China

Thanks to personal loan, Virgnarajah leads Mosby, Bates in money race for Baltimore State's Attorney

Thanks to a $250,000 personal loan, former Maryland Deputy Attorney General Thiru Vignarajah has the most cash on hand in the race for Baltimore …

Policing

My Experience Booking a Complimentary Transit Hotel in Doha - Live and Let's Fly

Qatar Airways has extended its complimentary transit hotel program until at least April 2018. I had the opportunity to test it out on my trip through …

Airlines

People Told Us the Wildest Place They've Had Sex in Six Words

“In tube slide at a playground.”<p>Sex isn’t always a high-octane thrill ride, but do it frequently enough and you're likely to come away with a wild story or two. Even if your sexual history is mostly a snore, chances are you have a few thrilling dalliances in unusual places under your belt. That in …

University of Kentucky

Interview: Nihi Hotels CEO on Creating a Cult Property That's Distinctly Luxurious

<i>Colin Nagy, head of strategy at Fred & Farid, a global advertising agency, writes this opinion column for Skift on hospitality, innovation, and</i> …

Hospitality

Tips for Visiting the Tucson Gem Show, a Shopper's Paradise in Arizona

<i>Editor’s note: What started out in 2012 as an article about the African Art Village at the Tucson Gem Show has morphed into my boomer travel tips for</i> …

North America

Cayman Islands Hotels You Can Book with Rewards

The Cayman Islands offer some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean, with Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman serving as the nation’s crown …

Hotels

De Blasio defends plan for homeless shelter near Central Park

Mayor de Blasio defended plans to open a homeless shelter on a tony street a block from Central Park — saying his administration was following its …

Homelessness

South Korean charged with murder of wife, son at Hong Kong Ritz-Carlton

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A South Korean man was formally charged on Tuesday with murdering his wife and six-year-old son at the five-star Ritz-Carlton hotel in Hong Kong.<p>Kim Min-ho, 42, was arrested after police found the bodies of his wife, Song Wha-jeong, 42, and son, Kim Tae-yun, on Sunday in a …

Hong Kong

World's Most Expensive Prison, Saudi Arabia's Ritz-Carlton, Will Reopen to Guests

Riyadh’s luxury Ritz-Carlton, dubbed the world’s most expensive prison, is set to reopen to guests after it became the center of a Saudi government …

Hotels

Saudi Ritz-Carlton set to reopen after stint as lavish prison

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh looks set to reopen next month after the hotel was converted into a lavish prison for high-profile Saudis, detained in what the kingdom called an anti-corruption sweep.<p>The Ritz-Carlton had closed its doors to guests since November last year, when around 200 people …

Middle East

The Best Credit Card Combo For Serious UK Travelers...

Make no mistake about it – credit cards are the single fastest way to earn points to unlock free travel. But which credit card can make all the …

Airlines

South Korean arrested after wife and young son found dead at Hong Kong's Ritz-Carlton

Police retrieve a five-inch-long knife at the scene and the suspect, 42, is taken to hospital with minor wounds<p>A South Korean man has been arrested for the suspected murder of his wife and young son at the luxury Ritz-Carlton hotel on Hong Kong’s harbour front.<p>Police rushed to the hotel after …

Hong Kong

Saudi Arabia’s Ritz Carlton to reopen after being used as luxury prison

<b>A luxury hotel in Saudia Arabia that was used a prison during the country’s corruption crackdown will reopen next month.</b><p>An employee at the opulent …

Hotels

Ritz Carlton, a luxury Saudi prison, to open its doors on Valentine’s Day

The Ritz Carlton in Saudi Arabia’s capital may be reopening its doors in time for Valentine’s Day, after serving for several months as a prison for …

Hotels

Explore The Most Expensive Cruise Ship On Earth

The Ritz Carlton is one of the world’s most luxurious hotel brands. In 2019 they will be launching three incredible new cruise yachts.<p>This lavish …

Travel

Saudi Prince Alwaleed in settlement talks with government: sources

DUBAI/JEDDAH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, detained for over two months in an anti-corruption crackdown, is negotiating a possible settlement with authorities but so far has not agreed on terms, a senior Saudi official said.<p>Prince Alwaleed, whose net worth has …

World News

Ritz-Carlton murder suspect remanded in custody at Hong Kong psychiatric centre

A South Korean businessman was remanded in custody ahead of a second hearing to determine whether the defendant was fit to plea, a day after being …

News (China)

Saudi Arabia to seek extradition of corruption suspects

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor has said he will pursue extradition for corruption suspects living abroad as part of a two-month-old crackdown that has already netted princes and tycoons.<p>Evidence is being collected against "fugitives" in order to issue indictments against them …

Middle East

The Best Hotel Stay Ever – Taj Lake Palace Udaipur (Part 1)

After my eventful flight over from New Delhi, where I was asked to delete pictures of the dated cabin or risk being taken off the plane, we finally …

Hotels

The Most Expensive Apartment in NYC Includes the Moon—and a Lamborghini

When views don’t sell, throw in the kitchen sink and an Italian sports car.<p>Currently, the most expensive unit on the open market in NYC is the …

Lifestyle

Ritz robbers dropped €4.5m worth of gems they used guns and an axe to steal

Police have arrested three men in connection with the dramatic French hotel robbery.<p>The jewellery stolen from the Ritz Hotel in Paris was dropped by …

Crime

WATCH: 'It felt like somebody punched me' - Man describes bear attack and how he got away

January 12 2018 7:54 AM<p>A man said he was letting his dog outside in Florida when a large bear attacked him.<p>Andrew Meunier told a local TV station …

News (Ireland)

Geek of the Week: UW student Christine Betts wins first Allen Institute for AI engineering scholarship

Christine Betts sometimes feels overwhelmed because she “only started programming in college” but a glance at her long list of accomplishments shows …

This Week in Marketing: Keeping CMOs In The Know

The beginning of 2018 saw many predictions, including where AI is heading for consumers and brands, which marketing initiatives fraudsters are most …

Marketing

10 food festivals around the world that are worth traveling for

• <b>Experiencing local food is one of the best parts of traveling.</b>• <b><br>Every year dozens of cities around the world host their own food and drink festivals.</b>• <b><br>Festivals worth traveling for include Cayman Cookout, Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, and Tokyo's Ramen Show.</b><p>Traveling foodies know that one of the …

Restaurants

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach’s over-the-top amenities include a “sharing room”

And an art studio too.<p>Of all the incredible amenities at the soon-to-open The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach, the aquatic helicopter experience with navigable marine helipad might be the most jaw-dropping. But that’s not the only unique offering that the property has in store.<p>There’s also …

Miami