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Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations

Travel Tip: Resort Sewage–Where Does it Go?

The next time you’re booking at a beach resort, you might want to ask this question before you ever book your trip: when I flush my toilet, where does it go?… Read More…

Mexican Hotels With Standout Restaurants
Culinary Travel / Luxe Lodgings

Mexican Hotels With Standout Restaurants

Culinary experiences dominate the priorities of today’s discerning travelers. Mexican cuisine dates back to Mayan times when people would eat corn tortillas wrapped around small fish. Today the basic staples remain… Read More…

Luxe Lavs: New Hotel Bathroom Designs
Destinations / Luxe Lavs

Luxe Lavs: New Hotel Bathroom Designs

To stay competitive, existing luxury hotels are remodeling and new hotels are building with a focus on the design of the bathroom. Luxe Lavs contributor Angela Fairhurst found four hotels… Read More…

The Growing Trend of Ground Floor Hotel Bars
Destinations / Culinary Travel / Luxe Lodgings

The Growing Trend of Ground Floor Hotel Bars

Ease makes the top of the list for a lot of travelers, as does getting the inside scoop on the local scene. Luxe Lodgings contributor Angela Fairhurst found seven hotels… Read More…

A Look Inside Family Run Hotels in Hawaii
Hotels & Accommodations / The Travel Detective

A Look Inside Family Run Hotels in Hawaii

In Hawaii, you can find a number of seaside hotels that have been owned by the same family for decades. Several of them were founded by Hawaiian native Richard Kimi,… Read More…

Image Credit: Stephanie Ervin
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: New Technology in Hotel Bathrooms

What does artificial intelligence have to do with your next hotel stay? A lot more than you might imagine. At the Irvine Marriott Hotel in California, the company installed an… Read More…

Hotel With A Past: Corinthia Hotel Budapest in Hungary
Hotels & Accommodations / The Travel Detective / Eastern Europe / Hotels With A Past

Hotel With A Past: Corinthia Hotel Budapest in Hungary

Straddling the famous Danube River is the iconic Chain Bridge, connecting “Buda” on the west to “Pest” on the east, which together now form Hungary’s capital city. Along these river… Read More…

Image Credit: The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
Winter / Luxe Lavs / Valentine's Day

Luxe Lavs: Romantic Hotels for Ski Lovers

This winter, colder-than-average temperatures have dominated a large portion of the country, resulting in an abundance of snow. It’s a great time for devout ski and snow lovers to take… Read More…

Crimson Hotel Bathrooms for Valentine’s Day
Luxe Lavs / Valentine's Day

Crimson Hotel Bathrooms for Valentine’s Day

Red, the color of blood, fire, and rubies, is frequently associated with love, passion, desire, longing, and romance. To honor Valentine’s Day, Luxe Lavs contributor Angela Fairhurst found four hotel… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Some Hotels Are Changing Their Security Policies
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Safety

Travel Tip: How Some Hotels Are Changing Their Security Policies

In the wake of last year’s tragic shooting at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, a number of hotels are reassessing their security protocols. Disney Resorts has reevaluated its… Read More…

Hotel With A Past: The Omni Homestead Resort
Hotels & Accommodations / The Travel Detective / Hotels With A Past

Hotel With A Past: The Omni Homestead Resort

There are many hotels that claim to have a history. But The Omni Homestead Resort actually made history. The Homestead is the first resort in the United States. In fact,… Read More…

6 Hotels Where You Can Combine Business and Leisure
Luxe Lodgings

6 Hotels Where You Can Combine Business and Leisure

Americans logged 457.4 million business trips in 2016, with 38 percent for meetings and events. As any experienced traveler knows, the business travel industry is constantly changing in response to… Read More…

Travel Tip: Posting Negative Reviews of Hotels
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations

Travel Tip: Posting Negative Reviews of Hotels

Many of you have seen hotels offer an ethically questionable bonus to guests who post a positive online review of their property. But what happens when you post a negative… Read More…

Travel Tip: Some Caribbean Islands are Now Open to Visitors
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Caribbean / Natural Disasters

Travel Tip: Some Caribbean Islands are Now Open to Visitors

The 2017 hurricane season was devastating in the Caribbean, but not all islands were touched. The storms had little or no effect on Barbados, Jamaica, St. Lucia. The Florida Keys… Read More…

What You Can Expect for Travel in 2018
Airlines & Airports / Hotels & Accommodations / Cruise Travel / CBS News

What You Can Expect for Travel in 2018

Are you planning to travel in 2018? A recent survey found international travel bookings jumped 44 percent for the first few months of next year. Despite the expected rise, Americans… Read More…

Beyond Gambling: Original Art & Sculptures in Las Vegas
Culture / Luxe Lodgings / West

Beyond Gambling: Original Art & Sculptures in Las Vegas

Gone are the days where the only options on the Las Vegas Strip were gambling, eating buffet food, and attending a show. Now the boulevard is full of luxury hotels,… Read More…

Travel Tip: Hotels and OTAs Continue to Compete for Your Bookings
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations

Travel Tip: Hotels and OTAs Continue to Compete for Your Bookings

The war between major hotel chains and the OTAs (online travel agencies) is escalating. The big hotels are offering even more perks and incentives to steer you from sites such… Read More…

Travel Tip: Which Hotel Chain Has the Best Rewards Program
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Mileage & Reward Programs

Travel Tip: Which Hotel Chain Has the Best Rewards Program

Chances are you’re a member of a hotel chain’s frequent stay program. Perhaps you’re a member of more than one. But which hotel rewards program is the best? After all,… Read More…

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…