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Travel Tip: Frequent Stay Hotel Programs Remain Competitive
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Mileage & Reward Programs

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
Luxe Lodgings / Spa Travel

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
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Safety

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
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Money, Currency & Credit

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
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations

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
Africa / Luxe Lavs

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…

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

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
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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
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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
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Health & Fitness

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
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Budget Travel

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
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations

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…