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    Another day, another grand European hotel gets snapped up. This time it's the Hotel Ritz Madrid which was recently purchased by Mandarin Oriental Hotels in partnership with The Olayan Group, a Saudi Arabian multinational group for a total cost $148 million. Here is what the...

    May 22, 1:39 PM
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    Another week, another cultural hotel experience. Today it’s over to Vietnam, where La Residence Hotel & Spa in Hue is upping the ante with a pretty incredible package that ticks off five UNESCO-rated sites off your bucket list. Sounds good? There’s just one drawback:...

    May 22, 10:38 AM
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    “Families look no further than the Grand Wailea”, we said last year when we listed our Must Stay Hotels for Wailea, Maui. The vast resort has an almost overwhelming list of pools, activity slides (including this, which looks terrifying) and other things on its...

    May 22, 9:29 AM
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    Bigger is always better is the semi-official mantra of Middle East hotels – Dubai, Qatar, Oman, we’re looking at you. But now Saudi Arabia has gone better, with the largest hotel in the world planned for Mecca. Th Abraj Kudai, currently under construction for...

    May 22, 9:06 AM
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    At first we thought they were funny, but now we’re slowly realizing life wasn’t worth experiencing without them. We’re talking about selfie sticks of course, and now it looks like Mandarin Oriental is all about them once again. This time it’s Mandarin Oriental, Washington...

    May 22, 8:28 AM
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    There are some really Happy Feet over at the Hyatt Regency Maui! Who knew penguins liked the beach but this Kaanapali Beach resort has seven warm climate African Black Footed Penguins: Mai, Tai, Oreo, Nahu, Buddah, Zen and Momi. Guests are invited to witness...

    May 21, 4:53 PM
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    A stop at the Abbey Hotel’s Allium Brasserie for dinner one night prompted us to pop in the next day for an impromptu tour of this three-star arty, contemporary hotel. What this fateful stop proved to us once and for all is that many...

    May 21, 3:25 PM
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    For some hotel properties, bidding fond adieu to the minibar is part of the new and improved way of operating efficiently. For others, they've gone different routes--like Kimpton and Andaz, who include certain minibar items in the room rate. But as for the cream...

    May 21, 11:57 AM
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    You know Choice Hotels? It’s the chain responsible for everything from Comfort Inn to EconoLodge, and all the brands in between. Well they’re looking for a little help, and apparently if you’re a digital dynamo, a media maven, or a social butterfly—their words not...

    May 21, 10:25 AM