The Ritz-Carlton Chicago unveils $25 Million Renovation

The Ritz-Carlton Chicago steps into the limelight with the largest restyling in the hotel’s history since its 1977 opening. During the first week in May 2010, the $25 million project unveils a dramatic new lobby, restaurant and bar, promenade, ballroom and Presidential Suite. (The re-design of the hotel’s guestrooms and suites was completed in 2009.) The Ritz-Carlton Chicago renovation was designed by Brayton Hughes Design Studios....

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100 New Brand Name Hotels To Open in 2010, Good News for Travelers

2009 saw many hotel companies open new properties or relaunch remodeled ones. With more than 100 hotels from major brands scheduled to open across the United States, 2010 looks to be an even stronger year for openings. For the traveler this is good news as a surplus of room inventory will keep prices down. That’s not such a good thing for the hotels. So why would they want to open so many hotels right now? The answer, according...

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Give the Gift of U2

The big topic of conversation at the holiday parties I attended this weekend, other than the few remaining shopping days til’ Christmas, was the U2 360 Tour. It’s coming back for a second trip across the pond and many locations still have tickets available. Those who have seen this tour say it is among the top 10 rock band tours ever and amazing even from the cheap seats. We asked our travel experts their opinions on great places to...

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12 Creative Hotels – Which one is your favorite?
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12 Creative Hotels – Which one is your favorite?

Update: More Creative Hotels. The Floating Hotel in Sweden Hotel made of Sand in England Houses in Mexico Icehotel, Canada Capsule Hotel, Japan Survival Pod Hotel, Holland Cave Hotel, Turkey Jumbo Hostel, Sweden Tree House, India German Prison Hotel Poseidon Undersea Resort, Fiji Sewage Pipe Hotel, Austria If these hotels have you excited, check out our ‘Star Bar‘ of affordable luxury resorts. Update: 9 More Creative...

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Ice Hotel in Sweden

The Ice Hotel in Sweden is 6,000 square feet of ice and snow making it the biggest ice hotel in the world. The beds of the hotels are specially made of snow, ice and reindeer skins. Guests sleep on these beds in a thermal sleeping bag to keep warm. The hotel is rebuilt every winter after it melts. Each time the hotel is rebuilt they make changes to it. The hotel is open for 3 months out of the...

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Yotel

Now you can rent out a small version of a luxury hotel room inside select airports. The Yotel can be booked hourly or overnight. It’s basically a mini luxury hotel room that is located in the terminal buildings at London’s Heathrow’s Terminal 4 and London Gatwick’s South Terminal. Amsterdam Schilphol has one as well. Each Yotel is within a few minutes walking distance from check in, arrivals and other...

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