News | Interesting Stories

Hotels Face Growing Backlash Against Resort Fees

Government officials and hotel booking sites have opened two new fronts in the war against hidden resort fees. Consumer Reports explains.

Travel | Travel

Planning a Vacation? Here's How to Make Sure You Don't Bring Any Bed Bugs Home With You

A study shows that bed bugs love dirty clothes. Follow these tips to keep them from hitching a ride home with you.

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No One Orders Hotel Room Service Anymore: Here's Why

Dining within eyeshot of your bed is just a way of life now. 

Science & Technology | Social Media

Instagram’s Wannabe-Stars Are Driving Luxury Hotels Crazy

Hotels are being forced to figure out how to work with a new class of brand-peddling marketers.

Health & Fitness | News Items

Hotels and Tour Operators are Eliminating Plastic Straws

It's a growing trend: Hotels, resorts, safaris, and cruises are increasingly banning plastic straws.

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8 Crafty Ways to Make Your Hotel Room Feel Like Home | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

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The Future Hotel Room Is Already Here: Meet Your Robot Butlers and Mechanical Mini-Bar

The future hotel room is already here. Meet your robot butlers, mechanical mini-bar, and other high-tech gadgets hotels are starting to use.

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What Happens to Old Hotel Bar Soap? Meet Orlando Charity Clean the World - Thrillist

Clean the World is collecting used hotel soap, melting it down, and making new soap to send to impoverished countries around the world.

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10 Hotel Secrets from Behind the Front Desk | Mental Floss

Jacob Tomsky has worked on the front lines of hotels for more than a decade, and he has some hospitality secrets to spill.

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8 Ways to Spot a Crappy Hotel When Booking Online

Yeah, there's a reason those room pics were shot with a fisheye lens...

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Poshtels are the hot new trend in the travel industry — here's what they are

The idea of staying at a hostel brings to mind cramped wire-frame bunk beds, shared bathrooms, and a general lack of amenities.

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Welcome to Vienna

The official online travel guide for the city of Vienna, with information about sights, events and hotel bookings, and the Vienna Card.

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Vienna city break guide - Telegraph

An essential guide to Vienna, Austria, including advice on the best hotels, restaurants, bars and attractions, by our expert, Diane Naar-Elphee.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous Chicago

An Infusion of Chic Openings in Chicago

The Windy City is seeing an influx of fashion retail and hotel concepts, including a Dior boutique and the Soho House.

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Questions to Never Ask Your Hotel Staff | Thrillist

Or so say this nation's hotel workers. We asked a bunch of them for some of the most annoying, obtuse, or just flat-out rude questions guests ask while staying at a hotel. Here are 17 of the worst....

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7 Hotels That Don't Look A Thing Like Their Ads

Throughout our hours and hours of travel and hotel investigating at Oyster.com, we've come across quite a few photo fakeouts: Situations where the hotel website showed the property as one way, and we found it to be a totally different way when we a...

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Yup, Hotels Can Track Those Towels That You Steal

There's something utterly delicious about hotel beds... and towels... and robes. They're so decadently fluffy and epically cozy, we'd totally steal them if we could. And much of the time, we do. Towels are among the most-stolen items in hotels, Th...

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The Best New Chicago Hotels of 2014

Check out the unique amenities at each of these top four hotels of the year.

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Best hotels along the California Coast

A summer road trip up California's Highway 1 wouldn't be complete without a top-notch selection of hotels.