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6 Things You Need To Do Now To Optimize Your 2016 Travel

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 01.03.2016 | Travel
Janice S. Lintz

1. Review your points portfolio. Just like year end tax planning, it is important to assess your credit card, airline or hotel promotions. Check to...

Now, Riding Uber Can Get You A Free Hotel Stay

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 02.25.2015 | Travel

Starting Wednesday, travelers who ride with Uber can earn free hotel nights at Starwood Hotels. When you link Uber with your Starwood Preferred Guest account (which is free to set up, by the way), you'll earn at least one point for every $1 you spend on Uber... which could add up to a LOT of free night stays.

How Hotels are Capitalizing on What Business Travelers Value Most

U.S. News Travel | Posted 04.14.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

If you're not a business traveler, why should you care? Because this group of globe-trotters is changing the hospitality industry in a way that affects leisure travelers, too.

How Technology Can Ease the Stress of Holiday Travel

Cassie Slane | Posted 02.03.2015 | Technology
Cassie Slane

If you are heading out of town during the busiest travel season of the year, you may want to take advantage of what technology has to offer to ease the holiday stress.

10 Companies With The Least Valuable Workers

24/7 Wall St. | Alexander E.M. Hess and Thomas C. Frohlich | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business

Revenue per employee is one measure of a company’s productivity. Some companies generate significant revenue per employee that runs into the million...

Future Travel: Hot Technology Will Change Your Hotel Stay

Mark Chesnut | Posted 06.10.2014 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

The way we travel is changing. And hotels are upping the ante, with technology that's as forward-thinking as your favorite airline -- and, in some cases, your favorite video game.

My Best Last-Minute Holidays

Anne Z. Cooke | Posted 02.15.2014 | Travel
Anne Z. Cooke

My closest cousins are flying to a resort in Brazil. And we in Los Angeles, abandoned without a plan, are lonely and bereft. Which means just one thing. Halleluiah!

Black Friday Travel Deals

Travelzoo | Posted 01.27.2014 | Travel

Skip the long, cold lines of big box stores this Black Friday: savvy shoppers can give the gift of travel, thanks to extremely competitive deals in the market, with savings up to 75%.

How to Secure Overpriced, Inconvenient Holiday Flights for Your Kids

J.D. Rothman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
J.D. Rothman

Bribe your children with extra legroom if they provide you with correct final exam dates. You will have to text them incessantly for 3-4 weeks before they respond with those dates because it is a real effort on their part to log into their online schedule.

This Major CEO's Workout Routine Could Put Us All To Shame

AP | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 10.29.2013 | Small Business

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Frits van Paasschen is standing with his bike on the edge of Central Park. It's a brisk autumn morning. The city has yet...

Hotels Want You To Hang Out Where?

AP | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 09.04.2013 | Travel

NEW YORK -- Hotels want you to stay a while – in their lobbies. Long treated as dead spaces that hotel guests raced through on the way to the e...

Which Hotel-Branded Credit Cards Are Worth Getting?

George Hobica | Posted 08.07.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

Picking up a gallon of milk at the store? Taking in the car for that long overdue oil change? Every dollar you spend on mundane purchases could be bri...

Wanna Be Green? Hotels Say It's All About The Towel

Peter Mandel | Posted 06.03.2012 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The bathroom is where your hotel's earnest personality really begins to beam.

Starwood Hotels and Resorts Donates 2300 Organic Apple Trees to Bay Area Schools

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 05.06.2012 | Green
Annie Spiegelman

The trees will allow children in the San Francisco Bay Area to have access to local organic heirloom apples every fall, along with the opportunity to teach them about heirloom varieties and the different flavor of each tree.

Viewing U.S. Tourism as a Valuable Export

Frits van Paasschen | Posted 09.14.2011 | Travel
Frits van Paasschen

Beijing International Airport just surpassed O'Hare and Heathrow to become the world's second busiest airport. And that's what globalization means for us... billions of new travelers creating new travel patterns.

Observations of Old and New China

Frits van Paasschen | Posted 08.22.2011 | Business
Frits van Paasschen

As I walked the bustling, gritty streets of Zhongshan, it's a great example of how development is spreading out. Outside you see street vendors around the corner from luxury stores, and dilapidated structures next door to high-end apartments.

Shanghai or Bust

Frits van Paasschen | Posted 08.07.2011 | Travel
Frits van Paasschen

Having lived and worked in different countries, I believe you can't truly understand a culture until you buy groceries there. It was this notion that served as the genesis for moving our entire Senior Leadership Team to China for a month.

The Treasures of Campeche

Bob Schulman | Posted 06.12.2011 | Travel
Bob Schulman


How Green Is Green Enough? Eco-Friendly Hotels Try To Strike A Balance With Luxury

Joanna Zelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joanna Zelman

Eco-friendly hotels make calculated decisions with every item they select to represent their brands. But just how green is green enough?

The Best Hotel Loyalty Programs for Elite Status

TravelSort | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

The major hotels reward their most loyal guests with some fantastic perks, but how do these programs compare? Which ones offer the best rewards, suite...

Le Meridien Matures With the Creative Class in 2011

Ariston Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Ariston Anderson

It was a mere five years ago that Starwood took over Le Meridien -- and 2011 marks the triumph of a very successful social experiment in building a travel hub for the creative class.

The New Power Girls: 5 Habits Business Travelers Must Have Today

The New Power Girls | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
The New Power Girls

Today entrepreneurs and executives aren't just being hit by airlines cutting back and increasing costs, security measures and other obstacles, but dirty hotels, bed bugs and a whole host of other things. Here's what you can do about it.

St. Regis Aspen Hotel Sold For $70 Million

Denver Business Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The 179-room, luxury St. Regis Aspen hotel has been sold for $70 million, seller Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. said Wednesday....

Most Amazing Poolside Views

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Summer is coming to a close, so we're making the most of these last lazy days by squeezing in pool time whenever we can. But we're really dreaming of...

Why Are All the Lights in My Hotel Room On? Giving Customers Cognitive Dissonance

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

The cognitive dissonance of arriving at a room with every light blazing and then being asked to hang a towel up to save energy can cause even the mildly environmentally aware customers some heartburn.