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Travel Tip: New Apps & Sites that Can Help You Book a Hotel Room
Apps & Technology / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: New Apps & Sites that Can Help You Book a Hotel Room

Looking for a great hotel rate? A number of new apps are now competing to give you instantaneous quotes. These are not just on rates, but on other things you… Read More…

Travel Tip: What Recent Hotel Mergers Mean for You
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What Recent Hotel Mergers Mean for You

Many of you are aware of the recent hotel merger and acquisition deal. Marriott took over Starwood, making it the largest hotel company in the world, with 5,700 properties and… Read More…

Travel Tip: How I Get a Good Night’s Sleep While Staying at a Hotel
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How I Get a Good Night’s Sleep While Staying at a Hotel

My friends are always amazed at my ability to function on about four hours of sleep each night. I consider myself one lucky traveler. But what about the rest of… Read More…

Private Retreats Where You Can Catch Up on Rest & Relaxation
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Private Retreats Where You Can Catch Up on Rest & Relaxation

Looking for a quiet or secluded place where you can rest and relax? Luxe Lodgings contributor Angela Fairhurst found six resort and hotel properties with private retreats around the world where… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Often Travelers Actually Use the Hotel Pool and Gym
Health & Fitness / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Often Travelers Actually Use the Hotel Pool and Gym

If you listen to most travelers, they’ll tell you in just about every survey that they make their hotel reservations based on whether the property has a great fitness center…. Read More…

Travel Tip: Visiting a Major City? Where to Look for Hotel Rooms
Budget Travel / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Visiting a Major City? Where to Look for Hotel Rooms

Negotiating the best hotel room rate is an art—and a game of finesse. How and when you play the game are the keys to how much you can save. For… Read More…

Travel Tip: Using the Art of Conversation While Booking a Hotel Room
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Using the Art of Conversation While Booking a Hotel Room

Other than getting a great room rate, a great location and, of course, safety and security, what’s important to you while staying at a hotel? Free Internet connectivity, in-room lighting, and… Read More…

Travel Tip: Major U.S. Cities to Add 33,000 Hotel Rooms
Budget Travel / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Major U.S. Cities to Add 33,000 Hotel Rooms

If you believe in the law of supply and demand (and how it affects price), and if you happen to be traveling to Los Angeles, New York, or Chicago, then… Read More…

Luxe Lavs: Romantic Getaways in Africa Inspired by Valentine’s Day
Africa / Luxe Lavs / Valentine's Day

Luxe Lavs: Romantic Getaways in Africa Inspired by Valentine’s Day

Africa might be as romantic a combination as red wine and dark chocolate. From luxury game reserves to five-star hotels in major cities, our Luxe Lavs contributor Angela Fairhurst found… Read More…

Travel Tip: New Survey Finds the Best Rewards Programs for Hotel Chains
Hotels & Accommodations / Mileage & Reward Programs / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: New Survey Finds the Best Rewards Programs for Hotel Chains

Are you a loyal member of a hotel frequent stay rewards program? With more consolidation in the hotel industry, which rewards programs are the most generous—and the least? Consider this:… Read More…

Travel Tip: How More Hotels are Incorporating Unique Art Pieces
Culture / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How More Hotels are Incorporating Unique Art Pieces

If you’re like me, most of the art you find at hotels, especially in guest rooms, is downright awful. It’s just something—anything—the hotel can find to hang on the wall. Thankfully,… Read More…

8 Hotel Lobbies With Distinct Style & Personality
Destinations / Luxe Lodgings

8 Hotel Lobbies With Distinct Style & Personality

The lobby should embody a hotel’s personality. From the moment you walk into a hotel, a lobby helps set the mood, whether it is cozy, contemporary, casual, classy, or clever;… Read More…

Travel Tip: New Deals for Booking a Hotel Room by the Hour
Budget Travel / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: New Deals for Booking a Hotel Room by the Hour

Are you trying to book a hotel room? Rather than looking at the day you want, you might want to look at a specific time window instead. There are now… Read More…

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Hotel WiFi
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Hotel WiFi

WiFi at hotels remains a common source of traveler complaints, and it’s usually about the cost. More often than not, hotel WiFi is a negotiable charge, and you should ask… Read More…

Luxe Lavs: Hotel Suites With With Their Very Own Spas
Cruise Travel / Destinations / Luxe Lavs

Luxe Lavs: Hotel Suites With With Their Very Own Spas

Need some rest and relaxation after the holiday hubbub? Luxe Lavs contributor Angela Fairhurst discovered four hotel suites with spa features that can help you relax within your hotel room…. Read More…

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Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Questions to Ask Before Booking a Vacation Rental

Are you thinking of renting a vacation property this year? Lots of people do—it’s a $100 billion industry and is often a viable alternative to hotels. But before you agree… Read More…

Countdown to Christmas: Creative Holiday Displays at Hotels
Christmas / Luxe Lodgings

Countdown to Christmas: Creative Holiday Displays at Hotels

The countdown to Christmas has begun. To get into the holiday spirit, Luxe Lodgings contributors Angela Fairhurst and Natalie Compagno sought out some of the most unique and clever hotel… Read More…

Trains, Planes, & Hotels: Where You Can Find Travel Deals Right Now
Airlines & Airports / Budget Travel / CBS News / Hotels & Accommodations / Trains

Trains, Planes, & Hotels: Where You Can Find Travel Deals Right Now

It happens every four years leading up to a U.S. presidential election—domestic and international travel tends to drop off as Americans stay home. This year, we’ve also experienced global disruptions such… Read More…