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Hotel rates down 8.8 percent this year

Hotel rates down 8.8 percent this year

November 9, 2009 · ,

Hotel room prices are expected to drop a total of 8.8 percent in 2009 compared to 2008 and will continue creeping down in 2010, though at a much slower rate, according to the 2010 lodging forecast from PricewaterhouseCoopers Hospitality & Leisure Practice. “It is expected that the steepest declines in ADR (average daily rates) have [...]

Escape your family for the holidays

Escape your family for the holidays

November 9, 2009 · , , , , , , ,

When Lulis Leal’s family gets together for Christmas, she is usually sunning herself on a beach surrounded by palm trees and turquoise waters, with not one extended relative in sight. For more than 10 years, Leal has been spending the holiday season in exotic locales like the Bahamas or Hawaii — anywhere warm, the Cedar [...]

Luxury resort opening in depressed Rhode Island

Luxury resort opening in depressed Rhode Island

November 5, 2009 · , ,

Between the private beach and butler service, a new resort on Rhode Island’s shore promises to be among New England’s most luxurious when it opens in June. The original Ocean House was a post-Civil War resort destination for the rich. The 1916 silent movie “American Aristocracy” with Douglas Fairbanks was filmed at the towering Victorian [...]

Tips to fight your travel credit card dispute

Tips to fight your travel credit card dispute

October 27, 2009 · , ,

When Carla DeLuca canceled her room at the W Hotel Union Square in New York a week before her arrival, the hotel decided to ding her for a night’s stay anyway. Despite assurances from several W employees that the erroneous charge would be reversed, DeLuca, who owns a marketing company in San Francisco, was asked [...]

Tips for traveling safely during flu season

Tips for traveling safely during flu season

Last spring thousands of travelers canceled trips to Mexico after a swine flu outbreak there emptied beaches and resorts. Staying home won’t protect you from swine flu now: Forty-six states have reported widespread flu activity. “The thought that the virus was just a Mexico problem is gone,” said Sondra Wilson, owner of several Travel Leaders [...]

21c Museum Hotel in Louisville wins top ranking

21c Museum Hotel in Louisville wins top ranking

October 26, 2009 · , ,

Wade Johnson has plopped down in plenty of hotels, but the business consultant ranks his stays at 21c Museum Hotel in downtown Louisville as a one-of-a-kind experience. Turns out, that one-of-a-kind experience has a large following. The 90-room boutique hotel — where contemporary art is an eye-catching theme — won the honor of top U.S. [...]

Bermuda ‘world top 500′ hotel to close partially

Bermuda ‘world top 500′ hotel to close partially

October 22, 2009 · , ,

A posh Bermuda resort named one of the world’s top 500 hotels this year will close its century-old main building because the economic crisis has sapped tourism to the island. Elbow Beach Hotel will lay off about 160 employees by the end of November as it shutters 131 rooms and outsources food and beverage services, [...]

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