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PHOTOS: DIVINE DESIGN: 15 Hottest Hotel Lobbies In New York City

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

I remember the days when New York City hospitality was defined by such institutions as the Plaza Hotel and the Waldorf Astoria. These hotels were rega...

Blessed Are Those Who Enter: Sukkot, Hospitality and Home

Angela Himsel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Angela Himsel

Sukkot is the holiday that most centers around guests and emphasizes hospitality. This is ironic since a sukkah is a temporary dwelling, not one's home at all.

No Respect for the Gay and Lesbian Traveler

Matthew Long | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Matthew Long

I do not understand why the hospitality industry does not do a better job of marketing to GLBT audiences. Drop the rainbow flags and instead educate your staffs.

Do Bibles Belong in Hotel Rooms?

Paul Robert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Paul Robert

In a motel room in Arizona I opened the bedstand drawer and was surprised to find something unusual: candy and a couple of condoms. I ate a piece of candy and wondered about the contents of bedstand drawers.

It Is Over When It's Over

Karl Kozel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Karl Kozel

Serving a drink and then rushing the customer is frankly gouging, and it is a very bad policy to have no matter what type of drinking establishment one runs.

Guest Blogger Ian Danley in Phoenix: 'I don't want my city to be the Birmingham or Selma in this drama'

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

On Tuesday, a group of local faith and community leaders, along with Jim Wallis and Noel Castellanos, called on the Governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer, t...

Ecopreneur: Breaking New Ground in Bangladesh

Kristin Boekhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kristin Boekhoff

"The assistant district commissioner is really angry and has just left." My intern's voice rang in my ears. We were almost an hour and a half late to ...

How Simple (and Human) Is Your Customer Service?

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

Simple and human customer service doesn't have to be difficult or expensive. But without it, customers won't have the loyalty to stay with you through tough times, which carries an even greater cost.

The Faithful Shopper: Faith's March Madness

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

I believe in very thorough "retail research." So, with no further ado, here are the latest set of ideas for your shopping, dining, and relaxation pleasure.

Is There Such a Thing as Hospital Etiquette for Visitors?

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Two weeks ago today, my husband and I drove to Palm Springs from San Francisco for a golf vacation. We were following the sun to escape the rainy Bay ...

How to Live on $0 a Day: Finding Job Opportunities in a Trickle-Down Economy

Lesley Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lesley Stern

Are you one of the many Americans despairing that the trillions in taxpayer dollars spent stabilizing the economy still hasn't translated into job creation? Be patient, grasshopper, work will come.

No WiFi at the Inn... but Great Hospitality

Terry Gardner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Terry Gardner

I mentally rehearsed our demand on our walk back. I wanted to check out free of charge with as little confrontation as possible, despite our having spent at least a half hour in the room.

Spiritual Toolbox: Meditation, Including the Kitchen Sink

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Dilenschneider

Here are two ways to allow everything -- including the kitchen sink -- to be an invitation to notice and be thankful for our lives. Even lighting a candle can be meditative.

"Survivor Package" Offers to Cut Hotel Costs by Eliminating Amenities

Nicko Margolies | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Nicko Margolies

Don't want lights? $89. No towels? $59. No toiletries? $39. And finally, for the coup de grace, you can get your room at the Rancho Bernardo Inn without a bed and only pay $19, plus fees.

Andre Balazs on Inspired Public Spaces and Quirky Design

Dave Pinter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dave Pinter

Andre is a connoisseur of design whose successful formula mixes the vaguely familiar with the unexpected and unique.

Princess Daughter Of Rajasthan: Hospitality Begins At Home | PERRY GARFINKEL | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

She was born into a family of Indian royalty, maharanas who call themselves "custodians" over the region surrounding the city of Udaipur in India and ...