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Algonquin's Package Gets You Access To Katie Couric

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  Site Where: 59 W 44th St. [map], New York , NY, United States, 10036
January 22, 2013 at 9:38 AM | by | Comments (0)

This is one of those hotel packages that caught our eye in light of recent news concerning Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o. How do they mix? Well, it’s quite simple.

See, the The Algonquin is the official hotel of ABC’s “Katie” show, the daytime series starring Katie Couric. In their latest offering, those who book a stay at the historic hotel also receive two show tickets.

Guess who we learned Couric got an an exclusive interview with? Yep, you guessed it—Manti Te’o himself! He hasn't had an official on-air interview yet, so this will be the first. Katie gets to sit down with him and his parents and discuss the supposed hoax involving the girlfriend who never existed. The interview is schedule to air this Thursday.

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Lindsay Lohan's "Burning" Bridges With Yet, Another Hotel

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  Site Where: 201 Park Avenue South [map], New York, New York, United States, 10003
January 21, 2013 at 9:54 AM | by | Comments (0)

It's a wonder she gets a hotel in any city at this point given that trouble seems to "follow" Lindsay Lohan wherever she goes!

She did win our award for the "Biggest Celebrity Performance in 2012" and, by the looks of it, she is campaigning for a repeat title in 2013.

As if W Union Square didn't learn their lesson from the last time they had her as a guest, here is another tragic tale of LiLo in a hotel room.

This time it involves copious amounts of cigarette burns totally nearly $50,000 of damage. Well, slap your momma! What in fresh hell is going on, here?

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This 'The Good Wife" Star Lost A Golden Globe But Gained Nirvana In Nevis

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  Site Where: St James Parrish, New Castle, Saint Kitts and Nevis
January 15, 2013 at 9:50 AM | by | Comments (0)

While CBS' "The Good Wife" got no love on the Golden Globes, we still heart the show. We also learned Josh Charles (who plays Will Gardner) spent an award-worthy vacation this past Christmas at Nevis' tony Nisbet Plantation Beach Club.

He made the trek with girlfriend and performance artist/novelist Sophie Flack, who tweeted a photo of something that looks like... art? Hey, whatever, we love art.

According to staff, the couple joined in the round-the-island bike ride (19 miles), went on a romantic sunset cruise and danced under the stars during the resort's famous weekly beach BBQ.

Check out the cute couple photo!

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Melbourne's Como Lures A Star-Studded Guest List With New Suites

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  Site Where: 630 Chapel Street, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, 3141
January 3, 2013 at 9:18 AM | by | Comments (0)

We get it, celebrities love to show off and get the cream of the crop when they travel by booking the suites of the world's best hotels. Melbourne's The Como is no different when it comes to attracting the glamour of stars from the silver screen to the soccer field to the stage.

The Como, in one of Melbourne's most prestigious areas, South Yarra, has made a name for itself for the past 22 years by consistently offering high-end accommodations and impeccable service. Now they've revamped three super luxurious suites, that's seen the likes of David Beckham, Kylie Minogue and Paris Hilton.

The recently rebranded M Gallery Hotel offers plenty of artist designed rooms with all the bells and whistles, but these suites are truly where it's at.

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Some Celebrities Went Ham Over The Holidays

January 2, 2013 at 6:21 PM | by | Comments (0)

It look like celebs have been living it up over the holidays. So much so, we’ve had to condense it into a mini digest. Here’s what’s been going on with the bold faced and the beautiful.

KimYe Are Expecting a Baybay:Some people announce that they’re expecting with a cute little sonogram or something more demure. Not Kanye West. Nope. He had to deliver the news to thousands of folks at Atlantic City’s Revel Resort in this endearing manner, by saying during his December 30th concert, “stop the music right there and make noise for my baby mama," smiling in the direction of his boo, Kim Kardashian. Yes, that’s exactly how one wants to be referred to when revealed we are carrying your child, Yeezy!

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Celeb Performance of 2012: Lindsay Lohan Acts Up And Down

December 28, 2012 at 2:19 PM | by | Comments (0)

It's that time of year again: the 2012 HotelChatter Awards! Today and Monday, we'll be showcasing the best (and worst) of hotels over the past year. But we couldn't do it without you! Let us know your thoughts in the comments below, or shoot us an email. And the Award goes to...

Some would say “performance” is a euphemism for “acting out”. We’ll go with either of these defintions, because it doesn’t matter really—girl Lindsay Lohan has been doing all that and then some.

The acts of cray-cray have been numerous this year, from racking up a ridonkulous $46K bill at LA’s Chateau Marmont, the hit and run pandemonium of the Porsche variety outside NYC’s Dream Downtown, and then there was that abuse incident with not-so-BFF congressional aide Christian LaBella at the W Union Square, which involved a physical altercation between the pair and a pulling of a fire alarm. Mercy! And these were just acts that involved hotels! There's a laundry list of more mayhem we're too tired to get into.

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Federer Finds Time For Tennis And Fine Wine in Argentina

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  Site Where: 1647 Montevideo Street, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina
December 26, 2012 at 2:36 PM | by | Comment (1)

Nothing like finishing up the year with a little gossip: Tennis great Roger Federer got some rest in the arms of the Algodon Mansion last week, putting his feet up after a few exhibition matches and children's training camps in Buenos Aires.

We're not surprised, as the Algodon Mansion is certainly one of Argentina's more upscale properties. Here's what we know: They have the self-appointed "hottest" staff in the city, the smallest of the ten rooms will run you about $400 a night, and they throw one hell of a party so long as you have some cash to throw down.

It's a five-star hotel, but we like to think of it as a luxurious B&B, replacing the oh-so-sweet-cinnamon-bun-baking innkeeper with a 24-hour at-your-freaking-service private butler.

More on Fine Federer's stay after the jump...

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Kim Kardashian Turned 32 At The Hotel Cipriani

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  Site Where: Venice, Italy
October 23, 2012 at 9:20 AM | by | Comment (1)

Roses are red, violets are blue. Kimye invaded Venice, here's a photo for you!

After just one month, it seems Kim Kardashian is already bored of her temporary Miami digs. The jetsetting reality star was whisked off to Europe over the weekend by boyfriend Kanye West to celebrate her 32nd birthday.

The pair—photographed nearly every step of the way—made their way around Venice on Sunday, with Kardashian tweeting at one point: "Italy is so beautiful! Best birthday ever!!!"

Well, all we have to say is, it's easy to have that kind of reaction when you're staying in a place like the Hotel Cipriani, where the Daily Mail reports they crashed. Located on Giudecca Island, rooms at the hotel start at around $1,300/night, though we're guessing Kimye splashed out on a suite. You know, to accommodate the camera crews.

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Jennifer Aniston's Presence Caused A Hotel Employee To Lose His Job

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  Site Where: 198 State Road 592 [map], Santa Fe, NM, United States, 87506
October 15, 2012 at 9:00 AM | by | Comments (3)

Remind us never to stay at the same hotel as Jennifer Aniston, as we might, in our star-struck, child-of-the-90s Friends nerd-dom accidentally get someone fired.

At least, that's what happened last week in Santa Fe at the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado, when a hotel employee got the boot for divulging too much about Aniston's presence.

According to TMZ, a few guests had already spotted Aniston basking in the hotel's spa (evidently taking some time away from her usual LA haunt, the Sunset Tower). When shuttle bus driver Terry Siegler was asked about it, he confirmed she was in fact staying at the property, and even went on to talk her up a bit. But a few of Aniston's minions overheard the incident, and flipped out. Hotel management got involved, and before he knew it, Siegler was out of a job.

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Celebrate Carmel’s Film Fest With Fedoras and Cocktails at Cypress Inn

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  Site Where: Lincoln Ave [map], Carmel, CA, United States, 93921
October 4, 2012 at 2:06 PM | by | Comments (0)

With film festivals rolling into America’s biggest cities, some of us want to run instead to a cozier California beachside celebration: the Carmel Art & Film Festival (October 10-14, 2012).

Lesser known but no less worthy, the fest has got former mayor Clint Eastwood weighing in on his namesake award, lectures and workshops, and VIP cocktail parties. There’s also a seaside cache no big city fest can touch with a Saturday night movie on the beach, the Filmmakers Beach Bash (think boatloads of Monterey County wine) and the elegant, pooch-tastic Cypress Inn.

Just two blocks from Carmel Beach, the 44-room landmark inn makes especially good sense during the Carmel Art and Film Fest not only for its vintage Hollywood beauty but also because of its co-owner, legendary cinema star Doris Day. Belonging to a collection of Carmel Boutique Inns and around since 1929, Cypress Inn is hodgepodge of charm and style with a Mediterranean vibe, in-room fireplaces, vaulted ceilings and that magically compact grandeur only seen in Carmel-By-The-Sea. You’ll get this right away on site of the hotel’s elevated, vintage entrance, something that always grabs us from the start.

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Watch An Extended Commercial For Extended-Stay Hotels By Celebrity Chef G. Garvin

August 31, 2012 at 1:34 PM | by | Comments (0)

Anyone looking to learn a little more about the world of extended-stay hotels ought to take a look at the brief report we posted last week. If, however, you're all too familiar with the notion of week-long or month-long hotel stays, and have been doing them for years, then you're aware that things can get boring. Fast.

Thank goodness, then, that Staybridge Suites has teamed up with TV personality G. Garvin to film a 25-minute video clip that helps travelers deal with the strain of being alone in a hotel room every night with nothing fun to do.

Garvin apparently knows a thing or two about being lonely on the road. That's what leads him to say things like, "I feel your pain," and then launch into a 25-minute discourse on life-saving matters like how women should pack less shoes, and how turkey chili, turkey quesadillas and turkey tacos are actually a really great "quick" meal to whip up in a hotel kitchenette.

Moral of the story: G. Garvin has a real thing for turkey.

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Make It A Labor (Day Weekend) Of Love With Cee Lo Green And The Eagles In Atlantic City

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  Site Where: 500 Boardwalk [map], Atlantic City, NJ, United States
August 27, 2012 at 10:33 AM | by | Comments (0)

While hotels in Atlantic City usually tend to hover around a reasonable $110 or $130 a night, rates have shot through the roof for the upcoming holiday weekend. In the days leading up to Labor Day, AC properties are asking for up to $500-$600 a night, and many of them are already sold out.

Including Revel, which has two special guests headlining at the resort this weekend: Cee Lo Green and The Eagles. Each of them will be putting on concerts—Cee Lo at The Social on Friday and Saturday nights, and The Eagels at Ovation Hall on Saturday and Sunday nights—to amp up the Labor Day festivities, which include fireworks on the beach, casino giveaways, BBQ parties, a White Party, and burlesque at the Royal Jelly nightclub.

But for those who just want the concert tickets without having to worry about secretly crashing in Revel's lobby, here are a few other hotels that still have availability.

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