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The Las Vegas strip's latest $4.3 billion crypto-friendly hotel has $15,000-a-night 'villas' and 'palaces' — see what it's like to stay in one

Resorts World Las Vegas.Ken Ritter/AP Photo Resorts World Las Vegas — the Strip's latest $4.3 billion hotel — opened its doors in June. The hotel recently unveiled its ultra-luxurious "palace" and "villa" suites starting at $15,000 a night. Resorts World also has a $300,000 suite package for a two-night stay in one of the villas. Viva Las Vegas — in June, Resorts World Las Vegas, the Strip's first new casino resort in over a decade, officially opened its doors as the hospitality ind...
Tags: Travel, Real Estate, Trends, Hilton, Hotel, Las Vegas, Villa, Hospitality, Las Vegas Strip, Midwest, Viva Las Vegas, John Locher, Tech Insider, Resorts World Las Vegas, Resorts World, Brittany Chang


A grandmother and her 6-year-old granddaughter were kicked out of a Georgia hotel in their pajamas after leaving a 3-star review, a report says

Hotels.com said it had temporarily removed the hotel from its site while it conducted an investigation.S3studio/Getty Images A grandmother told WXIA a Georgia hotel kicked her out after she left a three-star review. Shortly after flagging problems with the pool and toilet, police told her to leave, she said. Hotels.com, where she left the review, has since removed the establishment from its site. A grandmother and her six-year-old granddaughter were kicked out of a Georgia hotel after leaving...
Tags: Travel, News, Trends, Georgia, Hotel, Retail, Wyndham, Hospitality, Hotels.com, Baymont, Baymont Inn, WXIA, Leger, William Barrett, Vyas, Helen Georgia


A woman and her 6-year-old granddaughter were kicked out of a Georgia hotel in their pajamas after leaving a 3-star review, a report says

Helen, Georgia, is located close to Yonah Mountain.SeanPavonePhoto/Getty Images A grandmother told WXIA that a Georgia hotel kicked her out after she left a three-star review. Shortly after she flagged problems with the pool and toilet, police told her to leave, she said. Hotels.com, where she left the review, has since removed the establishment from its site. A woman and her 6-year-old granddaughter were kicked out of a Georgia hotel after leaving a three-star review, a report by the local n...
Tags: Travel, News, Trends, Georgia, Hotel, Retail, Wyndham, Hospitality, Hotels.com, Baymont Inn Suites, Baymont, WXIA, Leger, William Barrett, Vyas, Helen Georgia


Taiwan muslim friendly Hotel Valletta impressed Taiwan Tourism Bureau Singapore Office Middle East Trade buyers

Hotel Valletta in Jiaoxi, Taiwan is a stunning new luxury hotspring hotel featuring Sky garden spa suites, in-room hotspring bath and hotel spa pool, with muslim friendly hotel facilities, Halal certified meal selection, separate Halal kitchen and dining area for its muslim hotel guests. Taiwan Tourism Bureau Middle East trade buyers from Dubai and Bahrain stayed at Hotel Valletta on the [Author: Beauty Runway]
Tags: Travel, Shopping, Taiwan, Woman, Tourism, Middle East, Dubai, Hotel, Men, Bahrain, Beauty Runway, Taiwan Tourism Bureau, Hotel Valletta, Jiaoxi Taiwan


Robinsons Kuala Lumpur Four Seasons Place Malaysia Shoppes Flagship Opening

The Four Seasons Place Hotel in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia connects to Robinsons KL Flagship store - The Shoppes at Four Seasons Place, offering a trendy luxury shopping experience. Mulberry, Issey Miyake Baobao, T by Alexander Wang, See by Chloe, Chiara Ferragni shoes, Kendall & Kylie, Kurt Geiger, Tara Jarmon, Dune London, Aspinal London, Needle & Thread, Whistles and Les Merveilleuses Ladurée [Author: Beauty Runway]
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Hotel bosses are finally getting it: People don't want to work for them anymore

Americans are quitting their jobs over wages, benefits, and working conditions - which are all notoriously poor in the hotel industry. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Hotel CEOs are finally acknowledging that the industry needs better wages and benefits. Employment has plummeted during the pandemic, and average wages are below those in other industries. "We've got some heavy lifting to do" to encourage staff to return, Marriott International's CEO said. Hotels are struggling to hire as yea...
Tags: Jobs, News, Hotels, US, Employment, Trends, Economy, Unemployment, Hilton, Marriott, Hotel, Retail, Wages, Hiring, Hospitality, New York University


Delegates and activists say accommodation issues at COP26 could lead to power imbalance in the negotiation rooms

Canceled bookings and overpriced hotels have left official government representatives staying in the houses of local residents or traveling miles to reach the conference each day. Parisa Hashempour As COP26 goes ahead, delegates from developing countries have faced issues accessing accommodation. Canceled bookings and overpriced hotels have left representatives staying in the houses of local residents or traveling miles to reach the conference. Countries from the global south are those mos...
Tags: Travel, UK, Climate Change, Scotland, Trends, Sustainability, Hotel, Kenya, Un, Glasgow, South America, Airbnb, Mozambique, Malawi, Cancellations, Greater Glasgow


Trump is reportedly close to selling his Washington DC hotel for more than $370 million

The Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C. AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/Getty Images Former President Trump is reportedly close to selling his Washington DC hotel for over $370 million. Miami-based investment firm CGI Merchant Group is looking to buy it, the Wall Street Journal said. It's the same hotel that lost over $73 million between 2016 and 2020. Former President Donald Trump is close to selling his luxury hotel in Washington DC for more than $370 million, the Wall Street Journal re...
Tags: Travel, Politics, News, Washington, White House, Trends, Washington Dc, Hotel, Miami, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Committee, Trump, Trump International Hotel, Pennsylvania Avenue, Trump hotel


Disney's Star Wars hotel, which can cost $6,000 for 2 nights on the cheapest package alone, will start accepting reservations in October

Courtesy Disney Parks Disney's Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser hotel has announced its launch date. It will start accepting bookings on October 28 and open for stays on March 1, 2022. A two-night stay in the hotel in the cheapest room available can still run you as much as $6,000. See more stories on Insider's business page. Disney's Star Wars hotel will start taking reservations soon to take guests to a galaxy far, far away.The Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will accept gene...
Tags: Travel, Star Wars, Spacex, Florida, News, Disney, Trends, Virgin Galactic, Hotel, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Disney Resort, Hollywood Studios, Sarah Jackson, Disney Parks Disney, Galactic Starcruiser


Disney wants customers to know that its new Star Wars-themed Galactic Starcruiser hotel won't actually take them to space

The bedroom windows show views of space, but Disney had to clarify that guests won't actually be launched into orbit. David Roark/Disney Parks Disney's Galactic Starcruiser hotel opens in 2022 and promises an immersive experience. Its Frequently Asked Questions page warned customers that the hotel won't actually take them to space. A two-night stay, which can include droid racing and lightsaber training, costs upwards of $4,809. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
Tags: Travel, Star Wars, Space, Florida, News, Entertainment, Disney, Trends, Virgin Galactic, Hotel, Retail, Hollywood Studios, Tech Insider, David Roark, Disney Parks Disney, Heather Schlitz


Disney's new Star Wars hotel costs anywhere from $4,809 to $6,000 for 2 nights - and that's just for the cheapest packages

Courtesy Disney Parks A two-night stay in Disney's Star Wars hotel costs up to $6,000 just for the cheapest packages. Disney calls the experience, which opens in 2022, "the most immersive Star Wars story ever created." The hotel has 100 cabins and suites, all of which have at least some bunk or pull-down beds. See more stories on Insider's business page. May the force be with you if you're trying to cough up some money for Disney's new Star Wars hotel. Disney has revealed ...
Tags: Travel, Star Wars, Disney, Trends, Hotel, Hollywood Studios, Sarah Jackson, Batuu, Galactic Starcruiser


A hotel manager seeking 3 new hires said he was flooded with 115 applicants in 48 hours despite the labor shortage rocking the hospitality industry

Businesses in the hospitality industry are scrambling to find workers as travel rebounds amid a huge labor shortage. Joe Raedle/Getty Images The owner of two hotels in Bellingham, Washington, said staffing hasn't been a problem for him. He credits this to the company culture, alongside its suite of perks like bar credits for staff. People are traveling again and hotels, bars, and restaurants are feeling the strain. See more stories on Insider's business page. A hotel manager in Bel...
Tags: Travel, Washington, Hotels, Trends, Economy, Hotel, Retail, Leo, Hospitality, Bellingham, Ricci, Florida Atlantic University, Bellingham Washington, Joe Raedle Getty, California Pizza Kitchen, Kevin Harrington


Turkey's Ritz-Carlton Residences are constructed with local materials

South African architecture studio SAOTA chose to incorporate some sustainable features in its design for the new Ritz-Carlton Residences by Marriott International. Located in Bodrum, Turkey, the hotel used stone collected from the building site in its construction and native landscaping in its outdoor spaces. The property is set on a 126,000-square-meter private peninsula in a coastal resort town surrounded by the stunning Aegean Sea and boasts the first standalone residences in the area. It ha...
Tags: Design, Hotels, Turkey, Hotel, Energy Efficiency, Villa, Tulum, Aegean Sea, Bodrum Turkey, Native Plants, Ritz Carlton Residences, Marriott International Located


I work at a 5-star resort as an 'Instagram concierge' who helps guests get the best Instagram shots. Here's what it's like living out my dream job.

Eduardo Vallin. Courtesy of W Punta de Mita Eduardo Vallin, 30, is an 'Instagram Concierge' at the W Punta de Mita 5-star resort in Mexico. Vallin analyzes guests' profiles to recommend the best Insta-worthy photo locations to fit their aesthetic. This is what his job is like, as told to freelance writer Kaila Yu. See more stories on Insider's business page. I like to think I have the best job in the world, since every day I get to work in paradise at the W Punta de Mita, a...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, Mexico, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Luxury, Mexico City, Hotel, Vacation, Resort, Guadalajara, Nordic, Punta de Mita, W Punta de Mita, Kaila Yu


A hotel chain CEO says bigger tips, not raises and bonuses, could stop workers quitting and ease the labor shortage. He's now encouraging guests to opt into tips as they arrive.

Ted Darnall said that gratuities aren't meant to replace competitive wages, but that HEI's work to drive bigger tips was having an "emotional effect" on staff. Noam Galai/Getty Images HEI Hotels is rethinking how it encourages customers to tip because of the labor shortage, its CEO said. This included letting guests opt-in to gratuities when they arrive, which they don't pay until they leave. CEO Ted Darnall also said that raises and bonuses weren't the solution to the labo...
Tags: Travel, New York, Jobs, News, US, Employment, Trends, Economy, Chicago, Hotel, Retail, Hospitality, Fox Business, South Beach, New York San Francisco, HEI


A hotel chain CEO says bigger tips, not raises and bonuses, could stop workers quitting and ease the labor shortage. He's now encouraging guest to opt in to tips as they arrive.

Ted Darnall said that gratuities aren't meant to replace competitive wages, but that HEI's work to drive bigger tips was having an "emotional effect" on staff. Noam Galai/Getty Images HEI Hotels is rethinking how it encourages customers to tip because of the labor shortage, its CEO said. This included letting guests opt-in to gratuities when they arrive, which they don't pay until they leave. CEO Ted Darnall also said that raises and bonuses weren't the solution to the labo...
Tags: Travel, New York, Jobs, News, US, Employment, Trends, Economy, Chicago, Hotel, Retail, Hospitality, Fox Business, South Beach, New York San Francisco, HEI


Zoom In On That Zip Code: Get The “billboard Effect” Without The Billboard Cost | By Thomas Mcdermott

Today, we’re talking about…Reach and Frequency in local advertising. The business of visibility. Hotel restaurants and spas face an identical marketing challenge: A lack of street-side visibility. Getting hotel guests to take advantage of great amenities is one thing, but introducing your product to locals who may or may not know your restaurant or spa even exists requires another strategy entirely.
Tags: Travel, Hotel, Thomas McDermott


‘4 Hotel’ is the Italian Travel Show You Should Be Watching

Hosted by Bruno Barbieri, 4 Hotel is a popular Italian reality show that provides plenty of travel inspiration.
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Here's how much everyone who works at an American hotel makes

A hotel housekeeper makes a bed. Joe Raedle/Getty Images After a difficult year for hotels and travel, the leisure and hospitality industry is recovering. The industry gained 331,000 jobs in April, marking three straight months of job gains. Salaries for hotel jobs vary; the following is a look at how much select hotel positions make. See more stories on Insider's business page. 37. Non-restaurant food servers earn a median of $25,020 a year, and there are 19,320 employed in the ho...
Tags: Hotels, Office, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Features, Getty Images, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Hotel, Salaries, Lists, Reuters, American Hotel Lodging Association, Ben Curtis, Gary Friedman


A Las Vegas hotel says employees must either get vaccinated or undergo weekly COVID-19 testing at their own expense

Wynn and Encore. Ethan Miller/Getty Images Wynn Resorts and Encore employees in Las Vegas must be vaccinated or undergo a weekly COVID-19 test. Workers who don't want the vaccine must pay $15 for the on-site testing lab, or go elsewhere for a free test. Las Vegas has recently seen a surge in visitors as vaccine rollout continues and restrictions are lifted. See more stories on Insider's business page. Wynn Resorts and Encore has announced that its Las Vegas employees must receive t...
Tags: Travel, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tourism, Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, Los Angeles Times, Vegas, Royal Caribbean, Kroger, Wynn, Wynn Resorts, Wynn Las Vegas, Maddox


Britons will soon go on holiday again. Hotel and B&B owners tell guests to expect strict rules around face masks, eating areas, and social distancing - but vaccines won't be mandatory

People sit in deckchairs on the beach as they enjoy the warm weather on the seafront on July 30, 2014 in Weymouth, England. Matt Cardy/Getty Images Hotels, B&Bs and holiday parks in the UK told Insider how they're preparing for guests this summer. Over 27.6 million Brits have had at least one shot but hotel owners said this won't be mandatory. Holiday parks will be opening April 12, while hotels and B&Bs will accept guests from May 17. See more stories on Insider's business pag...
Tags: Travel, UK, England, Haven, Holiday, Trends, United Kingdom, Heathrow, Hotel, Cornwall, Vacation, Vaccine, Continental, Hospitality, B&b, Travelodge


The atmosphere is grim at Trump's deserted Washington DC hotel as the MAGA crowd skips town, says report

A view outside Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C. one day before the inauguration of Trump on January 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. Noam Galai/WireImage Trump's Washington hotel has suffered a loss of income and interest, a Guardian report says. The hotel is bearing the brunt of the pandemic and the fallout of Trump's election defeat. The former president once dubbed it "one of the great hotels of the world." See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President T...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Real Estate, Politics, Congress, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Cnn, Pennsylvania, Washington Dc, New York Times, News UK, Hotel, Guardian


Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index rose 5.0% in December, ends year down 13.2%

The Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index was up 5.0% in December to a level of 4,574. For 2020 as a whole, the stock index fell 13.2%. "Hotel stocks continued their rebound in December as the positive vaccine and re-opening sentiment remained front and center for investors," said Michael Bellisario, senior hotel research analyst and director at Baird.
Tags: Travel, Hotel, Baird STR Hotel Stock Index, Michael Bellisario


Why Do Hotels Have a Million Wifi Networks?

Even though none of us should be traveling right now, there are still plenty of people who want (or need) to get away from their home base. I start there because it feels a little weird answering a hotel-related tech question in this week’s Tech 911 while we’re in the middle of yet another COVID spike.Read more...
Tags: Travel, Hotel, Wifi, Vpn, Lifehacks, Hotspot


You could spend your vacation living in a castle, an old manor house, or even a former church – if you agree to swap your home for a week

This Scottish castle is available for swap on the website Love Home Swap. Love Home Swap You could spend a week living in a castle, an old manor house, or even a former church – but you have to agree to swap your own house in return. Although travel restrictions make vacations abroad tricky, more people are choosing to enjoy staycations by swapping homes with someone else in their home country. Celia Pronto from Love Home Swap spoke to Business Insider about how the industry is changing du...
Tags: Travel, UK, England, Wales, US, Trends, Tourism, Cameron Diaz, Hotel, Retail, Kate Winslet, Kent, East Coast, Pronto, Snowdonia National Park, Stirling Scotland


I visited two high-end California hotels to compare their reopenings. Here's how they're taking care of guests — and why I hope some of these measures stick around.

Casa Terrazza at Hotel Casa del Mar in Santa Monica, CA. Hotel Casa del Mar Freelance writer Molly O'Brien visited two hotels in vastly different geographic locations — Santa Monica's Hotel Casa del Mar and Hotel Cerro in San Luis Obispo county — to compare and contrast their reopenings. While capacity and noise differed between the hotels, both had reopening plans with significant accommodations and enhanced safety protocols. O'Brien says neither experience felt cleaner or safer than the ...
Tags: Travel, Safety, California, Life, La, Hotels, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Strategy, United States, Hotel, Nordic, Santa Monica, San Luis Obispo, Central Coast


I visited two high-end California hotels to compare their reopenings and felt completely safe at both. Here's how they're taking care of guests — and why I hope some of these measures stick around.

Casa Terrazza at Hotel Casa del Mar in Santa Monica, CA. Hotel Casa del Mar Freelance writer Molly O'Brien visited two hotels in vastly different geographic locations — Santa Monica's Hotel Casa del Mar and Hotel Cerro in San Luis Obispo county — to compare and contrast their reopenings. While capacity and noise differed between the hotels, both had reopening plans with significant accommodations and enhanced safety protocols. O'Brien says neither experience felt cleaner or safer than the ...
Tags: Travel, Safety, California, Life, La, Hotels, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Strategy, United States, Hotel, Nordic, Santa Monica, San Luis Obispo, Central Coast


How the pandemic made summer 2020 the summer of hotel buyouts for wealthy travelers

Cape Arundel Inn All-property buyouts, where one family or group rents out every single room, gained new urgency — and appeal — during the pandemic-constrained summer season. From inns on the coast of Maine to island resorts, buyouts presented an appealing option to travelers looking to minimize their exposure to others. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  It was only supposed to be a week-long trip away from New York City for Dan Bassichis.In mid-March, the divorced priv...
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The Coolest Boutique Hotels in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

While many travellers to Malaysia will flock to Penang, Sabah or Malacca, you must spend some time in the countries capital, Kuala Lumpur! A hotel sets the mood for your stay. You want comfort, a fabulous location, and personally, that little je ne sais quoi that turns a good experience into a great one, and a brilliant price always helps! While there are dozens of nice hotels in Kuala Lumpur to choose from why not add a level of chic-ness to your stay by staying in one of the coolest bou...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, Hotels, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Marriott, Hotel, Chinatown, Destinations, Colonial, Malacca, Melaka, Penang, Bukit Bintang, Accommodation Review


What is Airbnb? What to know before becoming a guest or host

What is Airbnb? Part of the ‘sharing economy,' Airbnb offers you someone's home to stay in instead of a hotel, and allows for a variety of hosting options.
Tags: Travel, Trends, How-to, Hotel, Vacation, Airbnb, Smart Home, Vacation Rental, What Is, Tier 4



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