Category Archives: Hotels & Resorts

Jailhouses Rock as an Emerging Hotel Trend

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Pack your best orange onesie pajamas and get ready to do the cellblock tango! No, this isn’t a game of Monopoly involving jail and hotels. Former prisons across Europe are now welcoming guests to voluntarily check in. Best of all, you can roam free and get released whenever you want. Travelandleisure.com reports that because the…

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W Hotels Debuts Video Game to Celebrate W Bellevue Opening

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Maybe the hospitality industry is about fun and games after all. Marriott International created what it is calling the hotel industry’s first ever video game for the opening of W Bellevue in Washington. W Hotels Worldwide worked with LA-based marketing agency Pen&Public to launch the virtual touring game Belle the Bear June 15. The adventure…

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What Are You Doing on Global Wellness Day?

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This year’s Global Wellness Day is June 10, and its organizers suggest we should all ask—even if for only one day—how we can live a healthier and better life. With an official slogan of “One day can change your whole life,” other aims are: To recognize the value of our lives To be free from…

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Sandals Resorts Acquires Saint Lucia Golf Club

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Sandals Resorts International (SRI) management is not resting on its sandy shores. The all-inclusive resort company announced June 1 that it is acquiring the Saint Lucia Golf Club, an 18-hole course in the northern part of the island.  The revamped complex will be renamed the Sandals St. Lucia Golf & Country Club at Cap Estate…

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South Bend Invests in Meetings

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Hilton Garden Inn South Bend South Bend, Indiana, is not the first city that comes to mind as a major event destination. In fact, the first thing that comes to mind is the University of Notre Dame and nationally televised football games. “When many people think of South Bend they immediately associate it with Notre…

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6 Things Travelers Want from a Luxury Experience

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What really creates a luxurious experience? Is it the champagne and caviar or breathtaking views? In an effort to pinpoint the exact characteristics, global travel deals publisher Travelzoo®and the Global Hotel Alliance collaborated on a survey involving more than 4,800 people from their respective membership bases.  The results were pretty astounding. Richard Singer, Travelzoo president,…

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Trump Debuts Midscale Hotel Brand, American Idea

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Trump Hotels has announced the launch of its new midscale hotel brand, American Idea. According to the company, American Idea hotels will be positioned as an alternative to “run-of-the-mill offerings” from other midscale hotel brands. The hotels will also focus on providing guests with a truly unique experience “that pays respect to the unique culture…

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