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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
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

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
Hotels & Accommodations / Mileage & Reward Programs / Travel Tips

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
Christmas / Luxe Lodgings / Winter

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…

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

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
Airlines & Airports / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

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
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

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?
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

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

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

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
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

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

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?
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Safety / Travel Tips

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…