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Travel Tip: Major U.S. Cities to Add 33,000 Hotel Rooms
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Budget Travel

Travel Tip: Major U.S. Cities to Add 33,000 Hotel Rooms

If you believe in the law of supply and demand (and how it affects price), and if you happen to be traveling to Los Angeles, New York, or Chicago, then… Read More…

Luxe Lavs: Romantic Getaways in Africa Inspired by Valentine’s Day
Africa / Luxe Lavs / Valentine's Day

Luxe Lavs: Romantic Getaways in Africa Inspired by Valentine’s Day

Africa might be as romantic a combination as red wine and dark chocolate. From luxury game reserves to five-star hotels in major cities, our Luxe Lavs contributor Angela Fairhurst found… Read More…

Travel Tip: New Survey Finds the Best Rewards Programs for Hotel Chains
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Mileage & Reward Programs

Travel Tip: New Survey Finds the Best Rewards Programs for Hotel Chains

Are you a loyal member of a hotel frequent stay rewards program? With more consolidation in the hotel industry, which rewards programs are the most generous—and the least? Consider this:… Read More…

Travel Tip: How More Hotels are Incorporating Unique Art Pieces
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Culture

Travel Tip: How More Hotels are Incorporating Unique Art Pieces

If you’re like me, most of the art you find at hotels, especially in guest rooms, is downright awful. It’s just something—anything—the hotel can find to hang on the wall. Thankfully,… Read More…

8 Hotel Lobbies With Distinct Style & Personality
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8 Hotel Lobbies With Distinct Style & Personality

The lobby should embody a hotel’s personality. From the moment you walk into a hotel, a lobby helps set the mood, whether it is cozy, contemporary, casual, classy, or clever;… Read More…

Travel Tip: New Deals for Booking a Hotel Room by the Hour
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Budget Travel

Travel Tip: New Deals for Booking a Hotel Room by the Hour

Are you trying to book a hotel room? Rather than looking at the day you want, you might want to look at a specific time window instead. There are now… Read More…

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Hotel WiFi
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Hotel WiFi

WiFi at hotels remains a common source of traveler complaints, and it’s usually about the cost. More often than not, hotel WiFi is a negotiable charge, and you should ask… Read More…

Luxe Lavs: Hotel Suites With With Their Very Own Spas
Cruise Travel / Luxe Lavs / Spa Travel

Luxe Lavs: Hotel Suites With With Their Very Own Spas

Need some rest and relaxation after the holiday hubbub? Luxe Lavs contributor Angela Fairhurst discovered four hotel suites with spa features that can help you relax within your hotel room…. Read More…

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Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations

Travel Tip: Questions to Ask Before Booking a Vacation Rental

Are you thinking of renting a vacation property this year? Lots of people do—it’s a $100 billion industry and is often a viable alternative to hotels. But before you agree… Read More…

Countdown to Christmas: Creative Holiday Displays at Hotels
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Countdown to Christmas: Creative Holiday Displays at Hotels

The countdown to Christmas has begun. To get into the holiday spirit, Luxe Lodgings contributors Angela Fairhurst and Natalie Compagno sought out some of the most unique and clever hotel… Read More…

Trains, Planes, & Hotels: Where You Can Find Travel Deals Right Now
Airlines & Airports / Hotels & Accommodations / Trains / Budget Travel / CBS News

Trains, Planes, & Hotels: Where You Can Find Travel Deals Right Now

It happens every four years leading up to a U.S. presidential election—domestic and international travel tends to drop off as Americans stay home. This year, we’ve also experienced global disruptions such… Read More…

Luxe Lavs: Warm Locations Where You Can Beat the Winter Blues
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Luxe Lavs: Warm Locations Where You Can Beat the Winter Blues

With cold weather and holiday vacation fast approaching, Luxe Lavs contributors Angela Fairhurst and Natalie Compagno set out to find year-round warm weather destinations that can thaw the chill and… Read More…

Travel Tip: Websites that Can Help You Save on Hotels & Airfare
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Hotels & Accommodations

Travel Tip: Websites that Can Help You Save on Hotels & Airfare

Are you looking to save money on both hotels and airline tickets when you  travel? Two new services are offering innovative ways to beat hotels and airlines at their own… Read More…

Travel Tip: Which Hotel Loyalty Program is the Most Generous?
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Mileage & Reward Programs

Travel Tip: Which Hotel Loyalty Program is the Most Generous?

While the airlines are making their frequent flyer programs tougher—both in earning miles and then trying to redeem them—many hotels seem to be making their frequent stay programs easier to… Read More…

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Culinary Travel / Luxe Lodgings / Thanksgiving

8 Hotels Where You Can Stay & Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is the time for family, friends, and delicious food while gathering around the table in gratitude for all that is good. Home is where the heart is. This year,… Read More…

8 Can’t-Miss Hotel Rooftop Bars You Can Visit Around the World
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8 Can’t-Miss Hotel Rooftop Bars You Can Visit Around the World

Who doesn’t love to accompany their cocktail with an amazing view? Luxe Lodgings contributors Angela Fairhurst and Natlalie Compagno discovered eight indoor and outdoor rooftop bars at high end hotels… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Can You Tell if a Hotel is Actually Eco-Friendly?
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Eco Travel

Travel Tip: How Can You Tell if a Hotel is Actually Eco-Friendly?

Just about every hotel takes a public position that it is green, and in many cases it even claims it’s sustainable. But more often than not, it comes down to… Read More…

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

Is Donald Trump’s Presidential Campaign Hurting His Hotel Empire?
Hotels & Accommodations / CBS News

Is Donald Trump’s Presidential Campaign Hurting His Hotel Empire?

To what extent has Donald Trump’s presidential campaign impacted his hotel empire? See Peter Greenberg’s report from Washington, D.C. today on CBS This Morning. For more of Peter Greenberg’s reports… Read More…