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6 Historic Hotels With a New Twist
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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
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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
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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?
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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
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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
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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
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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…

Travel Tip: Frequent Stay Hotel Programs Remain Competitive
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Travel Tip: Frequent Stay Hotel Programs Remain Competitive

With airline frequent flyer awards becoming much harder to earn and redeem, hotel frequent stay programs are still remaining competitive. Hyatt recently revamped its program, and you can now earn… Read More…

Unique Luxe Lavs in New Hotels Around the World
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Unique Luxe Lavs in New Hotels Around the World

If new hotels are any indication that travel is alive and well, then we are on a healthy path. These four new hotels found by our Luxe Lavs contributor Angela… Read More…

Travel Tip: Unique Hotels With Personality & History
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Travel Tip: Unique Hotels With Personality & History

Want to stay in a hotel with some personality—or even history? How about staying in a former prison? The luxury Four Seasons Hotel in Istanbul is a former prison. The… Read More…

6 New Hotel Spas With Unique Treatments & Amenities
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6 New Hotel Spas With Unique Treatments & Amenities

In the world of travel, first impressions matter. When it comes to the intimate environment of a hotel spa, tangibles like the design and décor can be impressive, but the… Read More…

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About High-Rise Fire Safety
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Travel Tip: What You Should Know About High-Rise Fire Safety

The recent fire tragedy at the Grenfell Tower in London was a powerful wake-up call about high-rise fire safety, whether in a residential building, a hotel, or a resort. I… Read More…

Travel Tip: How You Can Travel & Earn Money on a Workation
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Travel Tip: How You Can Travel & Earn Money on a Workation

Ever hear of something called a workation? It’s a new concept where you travel abroad and take your work with you. A lot of services now offer this travel/work option…. Read More…

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Travel Tip: Drop in US Tourism Impacts Hotels, Restaurants & Shops

The numbers are in. If you’re the owner or operator of an airline, hotel, restaurant, or other travel service provider in the U.S., those figures are not pleasant. A new… Read More…

Hotels Compete with Online Booking Sites for Your Business
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Hotels Compete with Online Booking Sites for Your Business

Hotel chains have been losing customers to online travel booking sites like Expedia and Hotels.com. Now they’re fighting to win back your business. How did it get to this point?… Read More…

Luxe Lavs: Respite From the City
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Luxe Lavs: Respite From the City

Looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of a city…while you’re in a city? After spending a day sightseeing, it can feel draining to stay in a hotel… Read More…

8 Hotels Around the World With Cool Views
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8 Hotels Around the World With Cool Views

Who doesn’t love a room with a view? From the desert to the sea and in cities throughout the world, the inspiring views are what made Luxe Lodgings contributor Angela… Read More…

Travel Tip: Common Issues with Hotel Rooms
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Travel Tip: Common Issues with Hotel Rooms

There are three things that anger me about hotel rooms and hotel design and function: lighting, connectivity for my electronic devices, and the in-room thermostat. My room is either too… Read More…

Luxe Lavs: Visiting the Red City of Marrakech
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Luxe Lavs: Visiting the Red City of Marrakech

Marrakech is known as the Red City because its famous and inviting walls are made of a distinct orange-red clay and chalk. This month, Luxe Lavs contributor Angela Fairhurst headed… Read More…