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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Luxury Hotel Prices Slow to Recover

An interesting admission from Arne Sorenson president of Marriott Hotels, owner of the Ritz Carlton luxury resorts, the Luxury hotel market will be the slowest to recover, if it even recovers at all. The sort of excess spending that $1000 a night all inclusive resorts required, just won’t fly in today’s new economic reality. Of all hotels, luxury properties were the hardest hit last year. While rates sank nearly 9 percent...

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Ski Resorts and Discount Passes Now Available

We knew when we added the attractions and activities tab to LastMinuteTravel.com, that we’d have the opportunity to offer some amazing deals to the winter traveler. All those deals are now assembled on one page to be your base camp for ski savings. One of our best values is the “Colorado Ticket.” An all access ski pass to 5 Vail Ski Resorts. Not convinced you want to strap on those skis or snowboards? I’ve...

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