Not Your Parents’ Airport Hotels

Unique airport hotels are destinations themselves Airport hotels are synonymous with delayed flights, drab architecture and down time wasted far from the appealing lights of downtown. But some airport hotels have quietly become downright fabulous. Getting off a plane and immediately checking into a hotel, with low transit times and all the amenities of a…

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‘Best of the Best’ Hotels Named for 2017

Naming the “best of the best” in the hospitality world is no job for the meek, but international luxury travel network Virtuoso Hotels & Resorts did the deed—again. Palazzo Seneca in Norcia, Italy, was named Hotel of the Year, and 10 other hotels and hoteliers from around the globe were also honored as 2017 Best…

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Follow New Mexico’s Enchanted Circle

One of New Mexico’s best day-trips starts in Taos (pictured), about 90 miles north of Santa Fe. This trip passes by 100 miles of some of America’s best scenery, in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Carson National Forest, vast meadows and historic villages. Attendees see Hispanic villages with centuries-old adobe structures, often with pottery in…

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The Best New Hotels of 2017

Four Seasons Maldives Private Island at Voavah From a long list of 675 properties spanning more than 50 countries, Condé Nast Traveler has selected its best hotel openings from the past year. The winning properties that make up the 2017 Hot List cross the globe from Thailand to Tanzania. The full list of 75 properties…

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New and Renovated Hotels: The Sky is the Limit

Four big openings inspired by stunning views Fairmont Washington, D.C. With a $27 million renovation to its 413 rooms, Fairmont Washington, D.C., has re-established itself as the largest and most luxurious group hotel in the nation’s capital. Phase one included refurbishment of the guest rooms, courtesy of New York City-based Wimberly Interiors, which mixed modern…

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New and Renovated Hotels Boast Designer Showcases

Hotel Palomar Los Angeles–Beverly Hills Boutique properties embrace local influences Located on tony Wilshire Boulevard, Hotel Palomar Los Angeles–Beverly Hills will wrap up an $11 million renovation this month. This refresh draws inspiration from independent film, with cinematic nods throughout the hotel and restaurant. Materials such as scaffolding sourced from old sound stages are repurposed…

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A Deeper Shade of Green: 10 Hotels Enhancing Sustainability in Creative Ways

Montage Deer Valley, Park City, Utah Sustainability has been spreading at such a rapid rate that it has become an inherent part of the fabric of the meetings and events industry. Not that it’s a completely new development: Sustainable efforts have been part of the industry for decades, and environmental concerns have been front and…

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Fresh and Refreshed: New and Renovated Hotels Vying for Guests’ Attention

Marriott Syracuse Downtown You know when you’ve stepped into a brand new or recently renovated property. The decor is contemporary, the lobby floors are gleaming, fixtures are polished and linens are crisp. These days, there are plenty of reasons for a property to renovate or refurbish part, if not all, of its spaces. Of course,…

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4 Hotels with Destination-Centric Team-Building Activities

When it comes to meetings, location is important, but so is team building. It’s a win-win for planners when hotels offer both. These four properties in some of the top meeting and incentive destinations around country provide energizing activities and engaging tools that are guaranteed to boost productivity. Consider one of these hotels or resorts…

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AccorHotels Takes Major Leap

Acquisition of FRHI highlights tremendous growth AccorHotels continued its aggressive worldwide expansion in 2015 by opening 228 hotels and 36,000 guest rooms while spreading into new geographical areas. Some 45 percent of the properties unveiled are in Europe, Middle East and Africa, 39 percent are in the Asia-Pacific region and the rest are in Latin…

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