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Boutique Hotels

Luxe or Budget: How a Great Boutique Hotel Improves Your Vacation

Halle Eavelyn | Posted 10.21.2014 | Travel
Halle Eavelyn

I recently spent a few days in Paris, at the height of the summer. It was beastly hot, and the downside of Paris being voted the #1 tourist destination is, well... tourists - an overcrowded, cacophonic abundance of them. Yet I had a fairly blissful trip.

Miami Summers: Pure Luxury and Hidden Gems

Dwight Brown | Posted 10.15.2014 | Travel
Dwight Brown

Conventional wisdom says book a room in South Beach. But if you want a different look at Miami, head downtown.

Turn Your Next Layover Into a Mini-Vacation at the 15 Best Airport Hotels

George Hobica | Posted 10.01.2014 | Travel
George Hobica

Gone are the days when an airport hotel was little more than a purgatory for delayed passengers. Lavish spas, gorgeous restaurants and enticing décor are making overnight layovers into big fun.

Feng Shui: On Land and At Sea

Debra Duneier | Posted 09.27.2014 | Travel
Debra Duneier

In Feng Shui and Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is believed that health for an individual occurs when chi flows freely through the body nourishing every cell. The same is true for a space -- whether it is your home, office, public environment or even a ship!

Staycation or Vacation: How to Get the Best Restaurant or Hotel Service

Tamara Jacobs | Posted 09.22.2014 | Travel
Tamara Jacobs

Whether you're heading out for a special dinner or taking a well-earned vacation, you want to get the most for your money. Here are some tips for getting the best service:

So Over the Beach? 10 Amazing Non-Beach Alternatives for a Summer Getaway

Oyster | Posted 09.21.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Don't get us wrong -- the beach will always hold a special place in our hearts. But when sandy toes and sunburn get to be too much, here are ten great alternatives to the typical beach getaway.

Where to Find the World's Least Expensive Luxury Hotels

The Active Times | Posted 09.02.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

We know that a luxury hotel can set you back a pretty penny. But not everywhere -- if you know where to look. We recently set out to find the 15 count...

Ahoy, Matey! Enjoy a Nautical Theme -- Without Being Trapped on an Overcrowded Cruise Ship

Oyster | Posted 08.31.2014 | Travel
Oyster

While a nautical theme can make for fun hotel decor all year round, we can't help but enjoy it a little more in the summer when the timing feels particularly fitting.

What Does Your S'mores Style Say About Your Travel Style?

Stash Hotel Rewards | Posted 08.25.2014 | Travel
Stash Hotel Rewards

Mosquito bites, sunburn, Ray Bans, fireworks... nothing says summer more than making s'mores under a starry sky. But if s'mores say summer, what does your s'mores style say about you?

Where To Find -- Or Avoid -- The World's Most Expensive Luxury Hotels

The Active Times | Posted 08.23.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

Who doesn't want to stay at the very best of the best when traveling? Five-star luxury hotels are a world apart. The linen seems crisper, the service simultaneously more discreet and attentive, the accommodations that little bit more pampering. But you pay for what you get.

New York: What You Can't Miss This Summer

Lisa McElroy | Posted 08.11.2014 | Travel
Lisa McElroy

My teenage daughter and I took four days this week to explore the city and find the best lodging, dining, tours, and shows -- all the ones that aren't yet famous, but should be.

Cyprus: I'm Obsessed and You Would Be Too! (Photos)

Stephanie Be | Posted 07.09.2014 | Travel
Stephanie Be

I'd like to apologize to everyone who has ever asked me for a recommendation on where to go. You see, I hadn't been to Cyprus, and surely, the answer should almost always be Cyprus.

Feng Shui Your Hotel Room in 5 Minutes

Debra Duneier | Posted 07.05.2014 | Travel
Debra Duneier

EcoChi® blends the powerful ancient and modern lessons of classical feng shui, green and sustainable living and environmental psychology, to revoluti...

The Joule Hotel -- A Dallas Destination That Will Ignite Your Creative Spirit

Courtney Price | Posted 06.07.2014 | Travel
Courtney Price

Spoiler alert: You may not want to leave.

10 Hotel Chains With the Best Bath and Beauty Products

SmarterTravel | Posted 06.07.2014 | Travel
SmarterTravel

When top-quality bath and beauty amenities are offered, travelers can leave their TSA-friendly bottles at home or take souvenir toiletries to go. Hotels, happily, have taken notice.

Seven Super Hotel Innovations You Need to Know About

SmarterTravel | Posted 05.31.2014 | Travel
SmarterTravel

The hotel industry, unlike the far less competitive airline sector, is seeing some positive progress. Arguably, traveler-friendly trends -- from innovations in booking to fresh and alluring amenities -- reveal the promising shape of lodging to come.

Top 5 Boutique Hotels In The World

GAYOT.com | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel
GAYOT.com

Image courtesy of www.dorchestercollection.com GAYOT's Top Ten Boutique Hotels in the world are intimate, comfortable and often eccentric in the be...

Confessions of an Ecotourism Pioneer in Costa Rica

Ethan Gelber | Posted 03.03.2014 | Travel
Ethan Gelber

The contrast between the imagined urban cacophony below and the tranquil urban removal is part of what makes the latter so glorious.

Industrial-Chic Hotels

Departures Magazine | Posted 02.27.2014 | Travel
Departures Magazine

While there's plenty to be said in favor of the new, sometimes the best things stem from a solid original foundation. Industrial structures like wareh...

Boutique Hotels Abroad and Bragging Rights

Rebecca Fannin | Posted 02.26.2014 | Travel
Rebecca Fannin

They're a good alternative to the five-star brands if you're willing to give up some perks that really aren't all that necessary. And you can have bragging rights that you stayed in perhaps the trendiest and most offbeat hotel in town!

The Accidental Leader: A Story of Passion, Community And Perseverance

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 02.17.2014 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

A one-time rural community with cow pastures is now a suburban hub of industry, and with the influx of new people came competition. Having changed very little in 25 years, the new owner of the hotel is resting easily on top of the world.

5 Hidden Gem Hotels in Austin

Stephanie Keller | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Stephanie Keller

Local flavor remains central to the enjoyment factor in Austin and for those who prefer to stay close to it, here are some of the best tucked-away and well-loved boutique options in town.

Retail Chatter #3

June Haynes | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
June Haynes

Customers want to know " What have you done for me lately?" There is a new store that opens every minute of the hour, and if we want to think global, imagine just how many more are being opened every second of the day.

Where to Stay Now

Fodor's | Posted 09.27.2013 | Travel
Fodor's

A remarkable hotel stay is the stuff of lifelong vacation memories. And we are here to help you find the truly best stays around the world. Here are our eight picks that should top your priorities list, from a renovated palace in Venice, Italy, to a modern hideaway in Chile.

4 Tel Aviv Boutique Hotels Worth Knowing About

Adam Groffman | Posted 11.05.2013 | Travel
Adam Groffman

Tel Aviv is one of those small cities, but one with a big city attitude.