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Warm Weather Resorts You Can Visit This Holiday Season
Winter / Christmas / Luxe Lodgings

Warm Weather Resorts You Can Visit This Holiday Season

This time of year always brings to mind holiday cheer and gift-giving, with hopes that one of those gifts includes a warm vacation. Luxe Lodgings contributor Angela Fairhurst searched the… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: Survey Shows Internet is a Top Priority for Hotel Guests

The next time you check into a hotel, what do you look for in terms of special touches the hotel might be offering in the way of amenities? A designer… Read More…

Travel Tip: Why You Shouldn’t Feel Rushed When Booking Online
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Hotels & Accommodations

Travel Tip: Why You Shouldn’t Feel Rushed When Booking Online

If you like to book your flights or hotel rooms online through an OTA (online travel agency, such as Expedia or Orbitz), then you’ve probably seen these alerts posted next… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Hotels are Staying Competitive for Your Business
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations

Travel Tip: How Hotels are Staying Competitive for Your Business

There’s a big battle going on between major hotel companies and the online travel agencies. The hotel companies want you to book directly with them to avoid paying commissions, but… Read More…

Travel Tip: Should You Book a Temperature Guarantee at a Hotel?
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations

Travel Tip: Should You Book a Temperature Guarantee at a Hotel?

It’s that time of year for the temperature or weather guarantee offered by a number of hotels and resorts. It’s an interesting stunt, but some smart travelers play the game… Read More…

Caribbean Hotels Open for the Holidays
Caribbean / Luxe Lodgings

Caribbean Hotels Open for the Holidays

The holidays are fast approaching, and plans are being made for winter getaways. Luxe Lodgings contributor Angela Fairhurst found hotels in Florida and across the Caribbean that have reopened after… Read More…

Luxe Lavs: Celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary
Canada / Luxe Lavs

Luxe Lavs: Celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary

This year marks the sesquicentennial anniversary of the formation of the Canadian Confederation. Counties, cities, and provinces across Canada are celebrating the 150th birthday. In honor of this anniversary, Luxe… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Much Airlines & Hotels Make Off Your Added Fees
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Hotels & Accommodations / Money, Currency & Credit

Travel Tip: How Much Airlines & Hotels Make Off Your Added Fees

It’s a safe bet to describe our airline and hotel experience as living in the home of the brave and the land of the fee. The latest numbers are out,… Read More…

Haunted Hotels & Halloween Events Around the Country
Halloween / Luxe Lodgings / USA

Haunted Hotels & Halloween Events Around the Country

With fall upon us, the weather is cooling off, the leaves are changing, the days are shortening, and creatures begin restlessly stirring for the Halloween season. Luxe Lodgings contributor Angela… Read More…

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Hotel Rates & Fees
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Money, Currency & Credit

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Hotel Rates & Fees

If you’re like most travelers booking a hotel, you’re driven by rate. You want the best rate you can get for your room. Hotels are very competitive when it comes… Read More…

Luxe Lavs: Pink Hotels for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Fall / Luxe Lavs

Luxe Lavs: Pink Hotels for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Since 1985, October has been Breast Cancer Awareness Month with pink as its international ribbon color. These Pink Palaces carry the color year-round, but can serve as a reminder that… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Hotel Cancellation Policies are Changing
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations

Travel Tip: How Hotel Cancellation Policies are Changing

Until recently, if you made a hotel reservation, you guaranteed it with a credit card. In almost all cases, if you canceled the reservation—even on the day you were supposed… Read More…

6 Historic Hotels With a New Twist
Luxe Lodgings

6 Historic Hotels With a New Twist

In the hotel market, it’s important to keep a property fresh with remodels, renovations, new restaurants, and clubs. Luxe Lodgings contributor Angela Fairhurst found six hotels breathing new life into… Read More…

Travel Tip: Pet-Centric Vacations Where You Can Hang Out With Animals
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel with Pets

Travel Tip: Pet-Centric Vacations Where You Can Hang Out With Animals

If you’re a pet lover, you try to travel with your dog or cat. It’s great for the animal, and great for you. But what about folks who don’t travel… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Much Hotels Charge for Bottles of Water
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Money, Currency & Credit

Travel Tip: How Much Hotels Charge for Bottles of Water

Every time you check into a hotel room, the hotel has a chance to win your loyalty by giving you a great welcome—a clean room, great lighting, connectivity, and of… Read More…

Travel Tip: Is Your Personal Information On Your Hotel Key Card?
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Safety

Travel Tip: Is Your Personal Information On Your Hotel Key Card?

When you check into a hotel and receive your key card, is that card itself a security risk? What can a cyber thief do with that key card that can… Read More…

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Deceptive Pricing at Hotels
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Money, Currency & Credit

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Deceptive Pricing at Hotels

We’ve all heard complaints—in some cases we’re the complainers—when it comes to airlines being accused of nickel and diming their passengers. Many hotels are now following that airline behavior. It… Read More…

Travel Tip: When Americans Drink Too Much at All-Inclusive Resorts
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Health & Fitness

Travel Tip: When Americans Drink Too Much at All-Inclusive Resorts

You may have heard reports about Americans getting sick or even dying after drinking alcohol at some all-inclusive resorts in Mexico. The charge is that some of these resorts may… Read More…

8 Original Treatments in Hotel Spas Around the World
Luxe Lodgings / Spa Travel

8 Original Treatments in Hotel Spas Around the World

In recent years, health & wellness has been a trend in spas with a move to use all natural ingredients. But how do luxury hotel spas stand out from the… Read More…