Category Archives: Travel & Hotel

The world’s seriously cool hotels

Forget four walls and a bed. The world’s coolest hotels come in all shapes, sizes and strange locations, from guitar-shaped buildings and suites clinging to cliffs, to underwater rooms and floating resorts. Here are some of the hotels around the world that offer unique experiences way beyond just somewhere to sleep. Due to COVID-19, check individual hotel websites, plus country and region-specific travel restrictions before visiting.

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5 Ways to Travel the World and Work Remotely From 5-Star Hotels, Luxury Resorts and Vacation Homes This Year

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After a year of staying close to home, Americans are ready to travel again. According to an April Tripadvisor report, 67% of Americans are planning to travel this summer, up 17% from the spring. And of those travelers, 53% are spending more money on trips, and they’re vacationing for longer, with 29% getting away for a week or longer and 28% taking a 10-day trip. 

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With school out for the summer across most of the U.S. and vaccination rates on the rise,

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Here’s what’s new at NYC’s freshly reopened 5-star hotels

The bellhops are back this summer.

Nearly every hotel in the New York City shut its doors last year. While some of the city’s most iconic rooms for rent — like Rosewood’s tony Carlyle Hotel, as well as the Mark and the Pierre — where quick to reopen (notably the Lotte Palace Hotel never closed), others — like the resplendent St. Regis on Fifth Avenue and the trendy Gramercy Park Hotel — have yet to indicate when New York cans check back in.

Meanwhile the Waldorf Astoria, which is in the midst of condo conversion, was already shuttered, missing the

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Ambler, the new eatery inside San Antonio’s Hotel Contessa, now open after renovations

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  • Ambler Texas Kitchen, inside Hotel Contessa, is now open.

San Antonio’s Hotel Contessa has opened the doors to its sexy new eatery, Ambler Texas Kitchen, following extensive renovations.

Amid one of the most tumultuous travel seasons in the 15-year-old hotel’s history, the luxury accommodations were sold to New England investment firm Wheelock Street Capital last fall.

The hotel took to Instagram Saturday to announce the opening of

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Nashville hotels juggle influx of guests with shortage of workers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Guests are returning to Nashville hotels as the area continues to reopen, but now the hospitality industry is facing a new challenge in meeting the demand.

“As people were able to travel and move around safer really, employment and the ability to get staff up for the increased demand became one of our largest challenges,” said owner of the Moxy Nashville Vanderbilt Hotel, Greg Averbuch. “The demand has returned faster than the workforce has transitioned.”

The hotel’s lobby was busy Sunday, but the peak in guests comes as the hotel struggles to find workers. “There’s people

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Travel rebound: 2 million people go through U.S. airports

The airline industry’s recovery from the pandemic passed a milestone as more than 2 million people streamed through U.S. airport security checkpoints on Friday for the first time since early March 2020.

The Transportation Security Administration announced Saturday that 2.03 million travelers were screened at airport checkpoints on Friday. It was the first time in 15 months that the number of security screenings has surpassed 2 million in a single day.

Airline bookings have been picking up since around February, as more Americans were vaccinated against COVID-19 and travel restrictions such as mandatory quarantines began to ease.

The recovery is

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