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Europe’s unluckiest train station gets new lease of life as hotel

Once-grand Canfranc was known as the Titanic of the mountains, but fell into disrepair thanks to fire, derailment and warIt earned the nickname “Titanic of the mountains”, but now the monumental and ill-fated train station at Canfranc is to get a new life as a five-star hotel, 51 years after the international rail link across the Pyrenees closed.The story of Canfranc, a village more than 1,000 metres (3,280ft) above sea level on the Franco-Spanish frontier, is one of vainglorious ambition and ab...
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Hotels, Spain, World news, Canfranc


Ian Schrager Wants to Democratize Luxury—Again

The thought of a New York hotel being premised on "affordable luxury," making it "open to all," sounds like a contradiction in terms (at best) or empty marketing speak (at worst). But when real estate developer and hotelier Ian Schrager expresses this concept in his gravelly New York rasp, it not only sounds genuine; it...
Tags: New York, Hotels, Advertising, Ian Schrager


2021 Mille Miglia

The 2021 Mille Miglia was postponed to Juni 2021. I was able to take photo’s of it for the rourth time and on two days. One while the cars passed Arezzo in the thrird leg an the next day, when the car passed Immola. On Flickr there is an album growing 2021 Mille Miglia After my first Mille Miglia experience, the 2017 version, that I watched when the contenders passed the Furlo Pass, a pass in the Via Flaminia where under Vespianus they already dug a tunnel for the road, I got realy hooke...
Tags: Photos, Hotels, Cars, Italy, Max Verstappen, Pesaro, Arezzo, Mille Miglia, Juni, Flaminia, Pesaro Album, Immola, Arnolt Bertone Bristol Bolide, Prince Berhard, Zandvoort Circuit


Hotels desperate for staff are giving out $1,300 fitness machines, free rooms, and knife sets to stop employees leaving for rival chains

Hotels have struggled to retain workers during the pandemic. Carsten Koall/picture alliance via Getty Images Hotels are offering perks like free accommodation and fitness machines to recruit and retain staff. The industry is scrambling to find workers amid a huge labor shortage. One hotel is giving kitchen staff a free knife set and weekly sit-downs with an executive chef. See more stories on Insider's business page. Hotels are scrambling to find perks to both recruit and retain employ...
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As travel picks up, hotels are looking for ways to cut labor costs by removing daily room cleanings

Chambermaid Alina Teaca prepares a room at the Radisson Blu Hotel Hamburg Airport for the next guest. Marcus Brandt/picture alliance via Getty Images Hotels want to permanently reduce daily cleanings and breakfast, The Washington Post reported. The new business model comes as hotels look to cut labor costs after the pandemic. Housekeepers said no daily cleaning during the pandemic was more dangerous for them. See more stories on Insider's business page. Hotels are considering cuttin...
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Best Places to Take Your Pet For Holiday

  Bringing your pet on your vacation can make it much better. Of course, sometimes it can be more complicated as you have to choose proper animal-friendly places, bring the best dog food that will last through the trip, or select particular kinds of activities that you can do together. Nevertheless, it is worth it, as you don't have to leave your four-legged friends with other people, pay for animal hotels, or worry about your pet's well-being. Still, if you plan to bring your pet for a trip, y...
Tags: Travel, Dog, Family, Florida, Usa, Holidays, Washington, Hotels, White House, Pets, Best, Pennsylvania, Hawaii, Washington Dc, Tennessee, Places


Bernie Sanders' hotel room must be kept at 60 degrees, have an extra blanket and a king-sized bed, according to his 'Senator Comfort Memo'

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks to the media after boarding the plane at the Des Moines International Airport on February 04, 2020 in Des Moines, Iowa. Mr. Sanders was heading to Manchester, New Hampshire to campaign leading up to the primary on February 11 as he awaits the release of the results from the Iowa caucus. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Sen. Bernie Sanders likes a hotel room that's set at a cool 60 degrees with a king-sized bed. A new book detai...
Tags: Travel, Politics, Elections, News, Congress, California, Hotels, Trends, Atlantic, Democrats, Iowa, Campaign, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Democratic


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


Americans want to travel again but some vacations are now way more expensive than normal, thanks to a 17% spike in flight fares and rising hotel prices

Families gather at Fort Lauderdale Airport for a trip to New York Rodrigo Varela / Getty Images for CLEAR The cost of US international flights is up 17% since April 1, and domestic flights have risen 9%, CNBC reports. Some hotel room rates are also higher than in 2019, but most are below pre-pandemic levels. An increase in bookings, the reintroduction of flight-change fees, and the reopening of major attractions are contributing to rising prices. See more stories on Insider's busine...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Hotels, New York City, US, Trends, Airlines, Cnbc, Delta Air Lines, Bernstein, Disney World, CANCUN Mexico, STR, Fort Lauderdale Airport


DoubleTree Opens a Beautiful New Hotel in Rome’s Monti Neighborhood

DoubleTree surprises with a chic-looking hotel in one of Rome's coolest neighborhoods.
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Rome, Accommodations, DoubleTree, Great Stays


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Four Seasons Adds Two New Properties in Southern Italy

Four Seasons hotels are known around the world for their attention to detail and luxurious, yet discreet, accommodations. The Canadian company will now add two more hotel choices in Italy—in Sicily and in Puglia. San Domenico Palace Taormina (Booking | Expedia | website) came under the Four Seasons umbrella in 2020 after the company stepped...
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Italy, Expedia, Sicily, Puglia, Accommodations, Southern Italy, Four Seasons Adds Two New Properties, Puglia San Domenico Palace Taormina


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Economic Experts Predict Bright Path for Commercial Real Estate in 2021

Washington, D.C. – May 7, 2021 (nar.realtor) The U.S. economy experienced one of the swiftest declines in history last year, followed by a quick and relatively significant recovery in the second quarter of 2020. Speakers at today’s Commercial Economic Issues and Trends Forum, held as part of the 2021 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo(link is external), discussed these historic shifts in the nation’s economy over the past 12 months while projecting a favorable outlook for the commercial...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, Hotels, Office, America, Radio, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Yun, Real Estate News, Lawrence Yun, Worth, National Association of Realtors ®, NAREIT, Legislative Meetings Trade Expo


12 of the best affordable hotels in New York City, according to our first-hand stays

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Booking.com Price is usually a factor for booking hotels, especially in more expensive cities like New York. However, traveling on a budget doesn't have to mean compromising on quality. We found the best cheap hotels in New York City, all personally vetted and starting under $200. Though New York is known for being pricey, especially when it comes to hotels, there are plenty of affordable spots to b...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, New York, Cdc, Hotels, New York City, Trends, Features, Brooklyn, Chelsea, Broadway, Marriott, Manhattan, Ace Hotel, Michelin, Fifth Avenue


The recent Suez Canal Obstruction explained

The post The recent Suez Canal Obstruction explained appeared first on Happy Hotelier.
Tags: News, Hotels, Africa, Suez Canal Obstruction


Hotels are pulling out of Biden's $87 million contract to house migrants amid political pushback, report says

Central American asylum seekers arrive to a bus station after being released by U.S. Border Patrol agents on February 26, 2021 in Brownsville, Texas. John Moore/Getty Images The Biden administration secured an $87 million contract to house migrants at hotels. Some of those hotels have backed out as debates over the border surge continue, Axios reported. The US is experiencing the biggest surge on its southern border in 20 years. See more stories on Insider's business page. Four hotels ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Washington Post, Hotels, Immigration, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, House, Border, Arizona, Hilton, The White House, Biden, Donald Trump


Inside the iconic British estate that Asia's richest man just bought for $79 million and that's served as a set for 2 James Bond films

Stoke Park includes a five-star hotel with 49 rooms and suites, restaurants, a spa, tennis courts, and a 27-hole golf course. Stoke Park Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani's company just paid $79 million for a historic English hotel and country club, Bloomberg reports. The property includes a 5-star hotel, a 27-hole golf course, 13 tennis courts, and a restaurant. Ambani, who's worth $71.5 billion, is Asia's richest person and the 13th-wealthiest person in the world. See more st...
Tags: Asia, Real Estate, UK, England, Hotels, International, Trends, Bloomberg, Features, Britain, Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Kings, James Bond, King, Sean Connery


Celine Dion, Katy Perry and Other A-Listers Star in First Ad for Resorts World Las Vegas

How do you introduce a $4.3 billion, 3,500-room mega-resort, the first built-from-scratch hotel casino to open on the Las Vegas Strip in more than a decade? It helps to start with some star power, and Resorts World Las Vegas has gathered a half-dozen celebrities, among them Celine Dion, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Carrie Underwood,...
Tags: Hotels, Advertising, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Strip, Resorts World Las Vegas, Ad of the Day, Celine Dion Katy Perry, Celine Dion Katy Perry Luke Bryan


Premier Inn, UK’s Largest Hotel Chain, to Woo Back Guests With ‘Rest Easy’ Focus

Premier Inn, the U.K.'s largest hotel chain, has returned to television for the first time in more than three years with a "Rest Easy" message designed to reassure wary travelers it's safe and comfortable as lockdown restrictions ease. The campaign is Premier Inn's first work since Leo Burnett was appointed to be its advertising agency...
Tags: UK, Hotels, Advertising, U K, Leo Burnett, Travel & Transportation, B-to-C


Private Lunch At Fauchon Hotel 

About a month ago, I received an email from the publicist for the Fauchon Hotel on place Madeleine, that the hotel was removing the beds from the rooms on one floor and converting them into private dining rooms. She also mentioned that the hotel manager was using one of the rooms to host private, one on one lunches, with journalists and wanted to know to if I was interested. I immediately said yes, as I was thrilled to actually go out for lunch, which I haven’t done since last summer.  I a...
Tags: Travel, New York, London, Hotels, Paypal, Manhattan, Lyon, Vincent, Restaurant Reviews, Madeleine, Jerome, Maud, Eileen Gray, Richard Nahem, Fauchon, Restaurants/Food/Drink


A year after closing amid the pandemic, Disneyland plans to expand with new rides, restaurants, and entertainment

Visitors take selfies in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle during the last day before Disneyland closes because of COVID-19 in Anaheim, California on March 13, 2020. Jeff Gritchen/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register/Getty Images "DisneylandForward" is a multi-year planning effort that will lead to an expansion, a spokesperson told Insider. The expansion might include themed lands based on Disney movies such as "Tangled" and "Peter Pan." Disney first needs to receive an updated development...
Tags: Florida, News, Media, Entertainment, California, Hotels, Disney, Trends, Restaurant, Deutsche Bank, Theme Parks, Peter Pan, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney, Southern California


Starting from Fresh in New York: Tips and Ideas

Are you looking for some ideas on how to starting from fresh in New York?... The post Starting from Fresh in New York: Tips and Ideas appeared first on Are Morch, Digital Marketing Coach.
Tags: New York, Hotels, Seo, Guest Article, Fresh Start


Waking up to New York: secrets of the world's most famous women-only hotel

From Grace Kelly to Joan Crawford and Sylvia Plath… Many of the residents of the Barbizon hotel went on to change the worldThe Barbizon guest list reads as a who’s who of Hollywood and literary royalty. Grace Kelly, Joan Crawford, Tippi Hedren, Liza Minnelli, Ali MacGraw, Jaclyn Smith and literary stars Sylvia Plath and Joan Didion were among the household names who arrived as young unknowns. So it’s surprising that we’ve heard so little about it. While New York’s rock’n’roll Chelsea hotel has b...
Tags: Books, Hbo, New York, Hollywood, Film, Hotels, Women, Life and style, Culture, Chelsea, Manhattan, Joan Didion, Emilia Clarke, Sylvia Plath, Grace Kelly, Barbizon


Expedia and Marriott rise as stimulus checks and easing restrictions boost optimism for travel and hospitality

Thomas Barwick/Getty Images Expedia stock ended Thursday's session at a record high and Marriott gained as travel optimism grew. The US will begin sending $1,400 checks after President Biden signed off on a stimulus package. New York State will lift some travel restrictions starting on April 1. See more stories on Insider's business page. Shares of Marriot and other hotel chains pushed toward record highs Thursday as investors anticipated that new stimulus checks for millions o...
Tags: Travel, New York, Hotels, US, Trends, Markets, Joe Biden, Leisure, Road Trips, Hilton, Marriott, Ihg, Spending, Biden, Andrew Cuomo, Stimulus


After similar moves for Shopping and Flights, Google makes hotel listings free

Last year, Google made a significant change to its Google Shopping destination by making it free for e-commerce retailers to sell on Google, when before the Shopping tab had been dominated by paid product listings. It also made it free for partners to participate in Google Flights. Today, the company announced it’s now doing the same thing for hotel booking links on the Google.com/travel vertical. Beginning this week, Google will make it free for hotels and travel companies around the world to a...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, Florida, Advertising Tech, Hotels, Advertising, Tech, Search, Google Shopping, Ad Tech


Doing laundry in the bath, playing cards, and watching 70 episodes of 'Suits': This is what it's like to quarantine for 11 days in a small hotel room

Wagner and Elaine Araujo play cards during quarantine. Wagner Araujo Wagner and Elaine Araujo quarantined for 11 days after landing in the UK the day new rules came into force. At the Radisson Blu Hotel at Heathrow, they washed laundry in the tub and watched 70 episodes of "Suits." They left the modest twin room just once to stretch their legs in the car park. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Brazilian-born couple Wagner Araujo, 43, and his wife Elaine Araujo, 41, ha...
Tags: Travel, UK, Hotels, Trends, Netflix, Fifa, Heathrow, Brazil, north London, Sao Paulo, Wagner, Radisson Blu, Elaine, Radisson Blu Hotel, Lauren Brown, Quarantine


Four fined £10,000 at Birmingham airport for not declaring arrival from 'red list' country

Travellers entering UK must complete passenger locator form and lying about place of departure can lead to prisonCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFour passengers at Birmingham airport have been fined £10,000 for failing to declare they had travelled from a “red list” country on the first day the restrictions came into force.British and Irish nationals or UK residents who have been in a country deemed a high coronavirus risk in the previous 10 days are required to book ...
Tags: Travel, Health, Politics, UK, England, Hotels, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Public services policy, Home Office, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Birmingham, Coronavirus


Google slapped in France over misleading hotel star ratings

Google has agreed to pay a €1.1 million fine over misleading star-ratings for hotels in France. The tech giant had been applying its own (algorithmic) system of ratings for hotels applied via its search engine and on Google Maps. But back in 2019, following a number of complaints by hoteliers, the French national competition and consumer watchdog (DGCCRF) instigated an investigation into this propriety rating system. The probe revealed that the tech giant had replaced the standard classification...
Tags: Google, Europe, France, Hotels, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Ratings, Algorithms, Google Maps, Atout France, European HQ


Grant Shapps resists blanket border controls to stem Covid in Britain

Transport secretary tells MPs practicalities rule out island nation copying Australia shutdown, as Hancock stalls on hotel quarantinesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAn Australia-style closure of the borders would not help the UK combat the Covid-19 crisis, the transport secretary, Grant Shapps, indicated as the government continued to come under pressure to implement tougher travel restrictions.Amid concern over Covid-19 variants spreading from abroad Shapps sought t...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Australia, Hotels, UK News, Britain, Transport, Airline Industry, Health policy, Transport policy, Grant Shapps, Hancock, Shapps, Matt Hancock