My Husband Did Not Want to Be Left Behind

I had been telling my husband for many years that I wanted to pick up a new hobby, and I was most interested in learning how to ski. He told me that it was kind of silly considering that it doesn’t snow in our own state. However, I persisted, and he finally relented! I had been looking for the best luxury vacation rentals in Vail Colorado Because I have been planning on going on a girls-only trip without my husband. When he saw the amazing pictures that I was pulling up online, he became very interested. I seized the moment and boasted about how wonderful it is there, and pointed out all of the things that we could do together. That was when he decided that he wanted the two of us to go on a trip together there.

My husband learned early on that I am no wallflower. He was brought up in a home where his mother and his sister did absolutely everything that his father commanded them to do.

Cool Bedroom Hotel

Here at Luxury Accommodations, we went through all the wonderful hotels, resorts, and various vacation rentals listed on our blog, and compiled a list of some of the most amazing and unique hotel bedrooms you’ve ever seen. Our curated collection below includes designs from all eras and corners of the globe, from idyllic tropical retreats with stunning ocean views to outstanding rustic spaces, splendid open-air bedrooms, and creatively themed units that will inspire you to redecorate.

1. Spectacular Whitewashed Bedroom, Sophia Luxury Suites

A spacious, strikingly designed sleeping area, the honeymoon suite at Sophia Luxury Suites features a modern, minimalist décor with gently curved whitewashed walls and several unique details such as a superb ceiling hanging chair with pulley system.

2. IN THE GREEN Room, Zash Country Boutique Hotel

Wide glass doors let nature take center stage in this stylish, contemporary garden bedroom at Zash Country Boutique Hotel. Designed by award-winning architect Antonio Iraci, the space is swathed in calming shades of grey, creating a refined, delicate environment.

3. Levitation Under Roof, Seven Hotel

Hotel Lobby

Hotel Lobby is an oil painting on canvas by American realist painter Edward Hopper; it is held in the collection of the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA), in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. The painting depicts two women and a man in the lobby of a hotel. On the right is a woman with blond hair and a blue dress, sitting with her legs crossed and reading a book. To the left sits an older woman with a red dress, a coat and a hat. A man stands next to her, facing forward, with a suit on and an overcoat draped over his right arm. On the left wall, above the woman, is a framed landscape painting. A clerk behind the reception desk is barely visible in the shadows. Hotel Lobby is a signature piece in Hopper’s work, displaying his classic themes of alienation and brevity. The Hoppers traveled frequently, staying in many motels and hotels throughout his career. This is one of two works in his catalog that depicts a hotel, the other being Hotel Window (1955). It is also one of the two paintings that he created

The Luxury Hotel

Nestled amongst a rugged landscape on the outskirts of Ranthambore National Park, Aman-i-Khas is a luxury wilderness camp with 10 elegant tents, as well as a tented dining room and spa. Inspired by the tents of Mughal emperors that traveled the ancient lands, this exclusive retreat offers a serene setting ideal for viewing the area’s abundant wildlife including tigers, leopards, chital deer, crocodiles, hyenas, and sloth bears. Raised on concrete plinths, the air-conditioned luxury tents are reminiscent of Mughal pavillions with cotton drapes creating separate sleeping, dressing, and bathing areas. Positioned to ensure privacy, the tents overlook the natural landscape, teaming with wildlife. Featuring high draped ceilings, tents have classic furnishings as well as wifi, air conditioning, ceiling fans, and heating systems. There are living rooms with twin writing desks, oversized daybeds for lounging, chest coolers for drinks, and dining areas. Plus, sleeping quarters with king or twin beds, dressing areas, and twin vanities. Within each luxury tent there is a bathing area separated by cotton drapes from the living and sleeping areas. Offering all the modern comforts, there is a shower, bathtub, and separate toilet. In addition

Best Hotel Restaurant

There were a few rules we established in order to narrow down our nominees: The hotel had to have at least 15 rooms (so quaint, family-run bed-and-breakfasts and famed restaurants that happen to have a few rooms for the convenience of guests were eliminated). In addition, notable restaurants located just a few steps from hotels, even if they are under the same ownership, were also excluded; they had to be under the same roof as well as the same proprietorship.

  1. Mi Casa by José Andrés at Ritz-Carlton Dorado Beach (Dorado, Puerto Rico)

Dining in Puerto Rico has improved dramatically in the past decade or so, and the quality and variety now outpaces what’s available on any other Caribbean island. Even so, the opening of this new restaurant  two years ago by the irrepressible José Andrés has brought a new level of dining to the island. The menu is full of traditional offerings both Spanish and Puerto Rican (first-rate jamón ibérico, shrimp with mojo negro, grilled rib eye with yuca purée, and piquillo pepper confit), along with simply cooked steaks and seafood and some avant-garde touches, including coconut water and rum spheres with mint and lime after a recipe

Tip for Hotel Cleaning

When traveling, people remember to tip servers, bartenders and hotel porters, but many overlook hotel housekeepers. Hotel cleaning is a job performed when travelers are outside of the hotel room, so their work may go unnoticed. Housekeepers make sure beds are made, linens are fresh and the room is clean. Housekeepers rarely get paid more than minimum wage and some earn a flat fee per room. Tipping for hotel cleaning is a polite way to reward for excellent service. While tipping is always appreciated, it is expected in some countries where employees rely on tips to supplement their income.

STEP 1

Inquire with the hotel staff as to whether you will have the same housekeeper each day or if it varies for each day of your stay. This dictates whether you should tip for housekeeping each day so that each housekeeper who cleans the room is paid or leave a lump sum at the end of your stay if you have the same housekeeper.

STEP 2

Leave a standard tip of $2 per day for each bed in your room, or $3 to $5 per day for upscale hotels and resorts. If

Design Hotel

Design Hotels AG is a publicly traded company providing hospitality services to a network of over 280 independently owned small boutique and luxury hotels in over 50 countries worldwide. The firm maintains offices in London, Barcelona, New York City and Singapore in addition to its headquarters in Berlin. Design Hotels represents and markets a curated selection of over 280 independent hotels in more than 50 countries across the globe. Design Hotels charges member hotels a base membership fee and earns additional revenue by providing various supportive services on an a la carte basis. Services include sales, marketing, PR and other creative services; online and telephone booking services, with associated customer service; yield revenue management and third-party business development deals; and hotel consultancy.

Design Hotels publications include DIRECTIONS, a bi-annual magazine on travel, architecture, and lifestyle; the Design Hotels BOOK, an annual edition showcasing the full range of member hotels; and various newsletters. Architecture and design symposia include Design Hotels Arena, an educational event for member hoteliers on trends affecting the hospitality and design industries, as well as other events. The firm also participates in industry-wide trade shows for travel companies, including ITB in Berlin, Germany and ITB Asia in Singapore, International Luxury Travel Market (ITLM) in Cannes, France; and in Shanghai, China and LE Miami, Florida.  Design Hotels was

The Most Hantued Hotels

  • Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado

The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, a small town at the eastern edge of Rocky Mountain National Park, was said to have spooked horror master Stephen King so much that it became the inspiration for the setting of “The Shining.” Opened for more than a century, ghostly events have always been a part of its history, with the sounds of children running and laughing down the halls frequently reported on the fourth floor, and Mr. Stanley, the hotel’s original owner and the inventor of the Stanley Steamer Automobiles, along with his wife, are said to frequently walk through the lobby. Mrs. Stanley can sometimes be heard playing her piano in the music room, while a former housekeeper who died here in 1911, is said to frequently assist guests in Room 217 by unpacking and storing their belongings.

  • Hotel Roosevelt, Hollywood, California 

Marilyn Monroe was once a resident at Hollywood’s glamorous Hotel Roosevelt, and she’s thought to be one of its many restless spirits that haunt the establishment today. Guests and hotel staff have reported seeing a blonde woman in the mirror found in her former suite, and her presence has

Hidden Charges Bemoaned by Travelers, Are Climbing Higher Than Ever

Tamara Myers thought that her hotel bill at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino would come to $415. At least that’s what Otel.com, the website through which she booked the room, promised her. But the site glossed over a small detail: a mandatory daily “resort fee” payable at checkout, which added $306 to the folio.

Gotcha.

“I did my due diligence,” insists Myers, who lives in Indianapolis and works for the military. She’d made the reservation for her 88-year-old mother, who was caring for her brother in Las Vegas. “The fee was listed nowhere on Otel.com.”

Mandatory resort fees, tacked onto a hotel bill after an initial price quote — and sometimes even later, as with Myers — are on the rise again. A total of 1,026 domestic hotels charged a resort fee for the first half of 2017, a 14?percent increase from just six months ago, according to new research from Resortfeechecker.com, a site that allows travelers to look up resort fees at hotels worldwide. The average resort fee, which covers everything from “free” WiFi to access to exercise facilities, now stands at almost $21, a jump of 8.7 percent from last December. The biggest

Unique Hotel

From quirky to downright weird, a guide to the most unusual places to stay around the world, featuring the world’s best spaceship treehouses, ice suites, underwater hotels and glass igloos.

  • Treehotel, Harads, Sweden

Located in the pine forest around Harads are seven unique ‘treerooms’ (more are planned to open in the near future). Treehouses include the glass capsule-like Cabin, the lifelike Bird’s Nest, the mind-blowing reflective Mirrorcube and the UFO (pictured), which reminds guests of the final scene in E.T. There is also a Tree Sauna.

  • Crane Hotel Faralda, Amsterdam, Netherlands

An unashamedly bonkers hotel in up-and-coming Amsterdam Noord. This three-suite property is housed in a converted crane and boasts spectacular city views. Opulent and obscure in equal measure, it’s ideal if you’re looking for something alternative, but best avoided if you suffer from vertigo.

  • No Man’s Fort, Solent, Portsmouth

No Man’s Fort – a Victorian-era fort which was originally built between 1867 and 1880 to protect Portsmouth from an attack from Napoleon III – has been turned into a luxury hotel, with 22 bedrooms, a lighthouse penthouse suite, nightclub, hot tub and laser quest arena.

  • SiloStay, Little

Hospitality Management Studies

Hospitality management is the study of the hospitality industry. A degree in the subject may be awarded either by a university college dedicated to the studies of hospitality management or a business school with a relevant department. Degrees in hospitality managementmay also be referred to as hotel management, hotel and tourism management, or hotel administration. Degrees conferred in this academic field include BA, Bachelor of Business Administration, BS, BASc, MS, MBA, and PhD. Hospitality management covers hotels, restaurants, cruise ships, amusement parks, destination marketing organizations, convention centers, and country clubs.

It’s the little things that often take the most time when it comes to hotel marketing. Once your team has a consensus on the best ways to drive direct bookings for your hotel, approval for your budgets and know what campaigns you want to run, it should be smooth sailing… right?

If you’re a hotel that doesn’t work with a digital agency, but still wants top-notch work, we wanted to give you a collection of tools to help you on your way.

  • Ad Design

The Squint Test

A digital version of the classic test for ads – can you see the most important elements of your campaign’s ad sets at a glance? For that matter, are the important elements of your website standing out? The

Hotel Facilities and Services

At Imperial Hotel we guarantee check-in from 3.00 p.m., but if the room is ready upon your arrival, you are welcome to check-in before. If, on the other hand, the room is not ready when you arrive, you can store your luggage with us at no charge until the room is available.

Check-out from the room is at 12.00 p.m. at the latest, but if you need a late check-out, then contact our reception upon arrival, or during your stay, and we will do our best to accommodate your request. Similar to check-in, you have the option to store your luggage when checking out.

If you’re busy and can pay with a credit card, or your accommodation is already pre-paid, you can make use of our popular Express Check-out and avoid the waiting time. Our Express Check-out stands can be found in the lobby right next to the main entrance. The receipt for your stay will then be sent via e-mail on the same day.

  • 24-hour reception
  • Check in possible after 15.00
  • Latest check out by 12.00
  • Breakfast buffet from 06.30-10.30
  • Lunch from 11.00 to 15.00
  • Dinner from 17.30 to

Hotel and Restaurant Industry

A restaurant, is a business which prepares and serves food and drinks to customers in exchange for money. Meals are generally served and eaten on the premises, but many restaurants also offer take-out and food delivery services, and some offer only take-out and delivery. Restaurants vary greatly in appearance and offerings, including a wide variety of cuisines and service models ranging from inexpensive fast food restaurants and cafeterias to mid-priced family restaurants, to high-priced luxury establishments. In Western countries, most mid- to high-range restaurants serve alcoholic beverages such as beer, wine and light beer. Some restaurants serve all the major meals, such as breakfast, lunch, and dinner (e.g., major fast food chains, diners, hotel restaurants, and airport restaurants). Other restaurants may only serve a single meal (e.g., a pancake house may only serve breakfast) or they may serve two meals (e.g., lunch and dinner) or even a kids’ meal.

In many countries, restaurants are subject to inspections by health inspectors to maintain standards for public health, such as maintaining proper hygiene and cleanliness. As part of these inspections, cooking and handling practices of ground beef are taken into account to protect against the spread of E coli poisoning. The most common kind of violations of inspection reports are those concerning the storage of cold food at appropriate temperatures, proper sanitation of equipment, regular hand washing and proper

Best Hotel In The World

A hotel is an establishment that provides paid lodging on a short-term basis. Facilities provided may range from a modest-quality mattress in a small room to large suites with bigger, higher-quality beds, a dresser, a fridge and other kitchen facilities, upholstered chairs, a flatscreen television and en-suite bathrooms. Small, lower-priced hotels may offer only the most basic guest services and facilities. Larger, higher-priced hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a swimming pool, business centre (with computers, printers and other office equipment), childcare, conference and event facilities, tennis or basketball courts, gymnasium, restaurants, day spa and social function services. Hotel rooms are usually numbered (or named in some smaller hotels and B&Bs) to allow guests to identify their room. Some boutique, high-end hotels have custom decorated rooms. Some hotels offer meals as part of a room and board arrangement. In the United Kingdom, a hotel is required by law to serve food and drinks to all guests within certain stated hours. In Japan, capsule hotels provide a tiny room suitable only for sleeping and shared bathroom facilities.Timeshare and destination clubs are a form of property ownership involving ownership of an individual unit of accommodation for seasonal usage. A motel is a small-sized low-rise lodging with direct access to individual rooms from the

Best Resort

A resort is a self-contained commercial establishment that tries to provide most of a vacationer’s wants, such as food, drink, lodging, sports, entertainment, and shopping, on the premises. The term resort may be used for a hotel property that provides an array of amenities, typically including entertainment and recreational activities. A hotel is frequently a central feature of a resort, such as the Grand Hotel at Mackinac Island, Michigan. Some resorts are also condominium complexes that are timeshares or owed fractionally or wholly owned condominium. A resort is not always a commercial establishment operated by a single company, but in the late 20th century, that sort of facility became more common.

A destination resort is a resort that itself contains the necessary guest attraction capabilities so it does not need to be near a destination (town, historic site, theme park, or other) to attract its patrons. A commercial establishment at a resort destination such as a recreational area, a scenic or historic site, a theme park, a gaming facility, or other tourist attraction may compete with other businesses at a destination. Consequently, another quality of a destination resort is that it offers food, drink, lodging, sports, entertainment, and shopping within the facility so that guests have no need to leave the facility

Hospitality industry

The hospitality industry is a broad category of fields within service industry that includes lodging, event planning, theme parks, transportation, cruise line, and additional fields within the tourism industry. The hospitality industry is a multibillion-dollar industry that depends on the availability of leisure time and disposable income. A hospitality unit such as a restaurant, hotel, or an amusement park consists of multiple groups such as facility maintenance and direct operations (servers, housekeepers, porters, kitchen workers, bartenders, management, marketing, and human resources etc.). Usage rate, or its inverse “vacancy rate”, is an important variable for the hospitality industry. Just as a factory owner would wish a productive asset to be in use as much as possible (as opposed to having to pay fixed costs while the factory is not producing), so do restaurants, hotels, and theme parks seek to maximize the number of customers they “process” in all sectors. This led to formation of services with the aim to increase usage rate provided by hotel consolidators. Information about required or offered products are brokered on business networks used by vendors as well as purchasers.

In looking at various industries, “barriers to entry” by newcomers and competitive advantages between current players are very important. Among other things, hospitality industry players find advantage in old classics

Hotels Feel the Pain

The automatic federal budget cuts brought about the by so-called sequestration are already inflicting some pain on the hotel industry. Federal agencies responded to the cuts by slashing nonessential travel by federal employees, which represent at least 30% of business for some hotels. This month, the 67th annual National Defense Transportation Assn. Forum & Expo — which was to be held in September in San Antonio — was called off because of the budget cuts. The association is a nonprofit, educational group focusing on transportation issues for the military.Travel officials worry that further federal cuts will continue to hurt a travel industry that supports about 14 million workers.

As you probably suspected, luxury hotels are feeling the pinch as the economy spirals downward. It’s not just the fact that tourists are no longer interested in paying $1,750 a night for a room when their brokerage accounts are imploding at the same time. The corporate travel market is shifting, too, and some companies are shying away from sending employees to fancy hotels for fear that bad press will follow when people find out that these are the same companies laying people off right and left. Imagine that!

Recovery Fades for the Hotel

In fact, hotel room revenue already were down 5% in August–before the attacks–as businesses and consumers cut back on travel spending amid the economic slowdown. Kent said room revenue would have been down 7% to 10% for the rest of the year without the travel crisis, but now that number probably will be closer to 15% for the rest of the year. “It’s hard to see it will get much better than this,” Kent said. “You’re facing tough comparisons through the first quarter” of 2002. The slowing improvement was partly behind Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown’s decision Monday to lower its outlook for five hotel companies: Hilton Hotels Corp., Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., Wyndham International Inc., Prime Hospitality Corp. and MeriStar Hotels & Resorts Inc. “Recent data from Smith Travel suggest that the industry’s initial rebound has begun to moderate,” analyst Mark Mutkoski wrote in a research note. He said he expects continued contraction in room revenue through the second quarter of next year, with sequential improvement after that until comparisons turn positive in the third quarter.

The Healthcare Hands Recovery Hotel is a relaxing retreat in the heart of the city and only 1 minute

Creativity and Science Have Merged on Hotel

When Chefs create menus, we look at many different parameters and angles of how to design a dish, and how to group those dishes into a menu. We look at what is new or exciting, or, what is old and forgotten about which may be “resurrected”. We look at seasonality, colors on the plate, quality of the ingredient, trendiness of an ingredient, or uniqueness of a preparation or combination of flavors. These are not mutually exclusive, and they all can play into each other. Chefs sometimes bounce these ideas off of the guests who are dining with them, as “experimentation” whether they admit it or not! Some of these fail, and some take off with such fervor, that they can become national trends. Many recent trends have been successfully focused on artisanal ingredients or old-world preparations. So, what does it mean to use these hybrid, artisanal or old-world ingredients, and are we being true to them?

The term “Artisan” or “Old-World” is normally used to describe food ingredients produced by non-industrialized methods, often handed down through generations but is now in danger of being lost. Tastes and processes, such as fermentation, are allowed to develop slowly and

Creating a Sense of Place in Hotel

Since that weekend, every home in which we have lived has incorporated tree up-lights in its landscaping. Why do I tell you this story? Because these up-lights give me a sense of place.

Anthropologists see it in terms of the relationship between culture and symbols. Sociologists think of it in terms of a feeling of belonging. Urban Planners try to figure out how they can design and build it. And marketers just want to use it to increase sales. But no matter what the viewpoint, there are three fundamental points to remember in developing your property’s sense of place.

First, just as perceptions are different for everyone, so is sense of place. Those up-lights are one of mine, but they were never my husband’s. While he lovingly remembered our walks beneath those trees, he found his sense of place stepping onto the first tee at any golf course. Second, a sense of place needs a place. That is, it has to have a geographic location. Here is where hotels, inns, resorts, and B&Bs can have a leg-up on other businesses. By definition, you already have a physical place. Yours is an airport hotel, or an ocean-side