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What Are the Affordable Luxury Hotels on Condé Nast Traveler's 2013 Hot List?

April 22, 2013 at 12:32 PM | by | Comment (1)

We talk hotels all day long here at HotelChatter but over at Condé Nast Traveler they’ve put all the hotels we love to dish about in their annual Hot List.

You can start exploring the hundreds of hotels on the list herebut we were particularly drawn to the Affordable Luxury section which features new hotels under $300 a night.

There are hotels on this list that even we have yet to investigate like the Daniel hotel in Vienna which looks like an upscale Ace hotel with free WiFi, glorious showers and Vespa rentals. Or the Cooking and Nature Hotel in Alvados, Portugal which lives up to its name with a communal kitchen for guests (there are staffers who help do the prep work.) They've also highlighted hotels we've got the skinny on, like the Wythe in Brooklyn, the Saguaro Palm Springs, The Palihotel in LA and the Inn at the Presidio in San Francisco.

The only problem is the Affordable Luxury list features 63 hotels and we just don’t have the time to visit all 63 of them! We're gonna be making some tough decisions soon.

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Leading Ladies Celebrate Leading Hotels of the World's 85th Anniversary

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February 15, 2013 at 9:17 AM | by | Comments (0)

It was a starry night atop the Mr. C Hotel In Los Angeles on Wednesday night as celebs, travel folk and the usual LA party eye candy feted the Leading Hotels of the World's 85th anniversary. Yup, LHW is the same age as the Oscars.

And what better way to celebrate the joint birthday than by spotlighting movies shot in hotels? Leading Hotels of the World, of course.

Playing on loop on several flat-screen TVs throughout the party was a video montage of 85 Leading Hotels that have been featured in movies around the world over the past several decades. LHW has even created a new microsite, In the Movies, to show off all their fancy movie set hotels.

Party guests also got into the cinematic spirit by posing for photobooth snaps, sipping on wine cocktails made with Drew Barrymore's Barrymore wine label, taking candy from a movie concession stand and chomping on freshly made popcorn. Naomi Watts, Eva Longoria, Minnie Driver, Michelle Monaghan, Giada deLaurentis and even our own celebrity reviewer Josh Flagg made appearances. Head on over to Conde Nast Traveler, which co-hosted the event, to see more of the party snapshots.

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Conde Nast Traveler's Reader's Choice Awards Picks World's Best Hotels

October 18, 2012 at 12:50 PM | by | Comments (0)

Find out why this hotel in the Great Barrier Reef is considered one of the Top 100 in the World

Conde Nast Traveler recently released its 2012 Reader's Choice Awards in which over 46,000 participants weighed in on over the 1,300 of the best hotels, airlines, cruises and all things travel. We've said before that this compilation is what real travel is about--how the consumer gets to bypass all the PR hype that we see floating in our inboxes and really get in there and give the lowdown and report back on their findings. Naturally we wanted to know their hotel favorites, so here's a taste of what they love.

Chicago's Waldorf Astoria beats all others in the U.S. category. Do you agree?

Gasp! The Langham, is not tops in London! Guess who gets it?

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Condé Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards Favor Killer Views, Weird Bathrooms

October 19, 2009 at 9:43 AM | by | Comments (3)

The stunning coastal views from Hotel Du Palais

They say the customer is always right, and we generally agree. PR pushes and clever marketing can often make a hotel sound better than it is, but leave it to a consumer to give you the inside track with merciless honesty. This is precisely why Readers Choice lists are more trusted than other carefully cultivated round-ups.

Last week, Condé Nast Traveler's unveiled its 22nd Annual Readers Choice Awards, a respectable overview of the best cities, islands, resorts, airlines, and other travel-related miscellany. It's the location-specific hotel and resort "Top Three" lists that caught our eye first, of course, but there were some questionable standouts as well.

Some of the top picks were self-evident, like Biarritz' Hotel Du Palais, honored by readers as the Top European Resort and called out by our discerning HotelChatter family for its stellar beach and pool views. Here on the mainland, meanwhile, Pebble Beach's Inn at Spanish Bay was named one of the Best U.S. Resorts. Having taken in the coastal surroundings along Monterey Peninsula's famed 17-Mile Drive last year, we can vouch for the Inn's luxury credentials.

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Who Made The Condé Nast Traveler Hot List?

April 15, 2009 at 6:01 PM | by | Comments (2)

It's that time of the year again folks when Condé Nast Traveler puts forth their annual Hot List.

The 140 hotels on this list include the three newest Los Angeles-area hotels--The Montage Beverly Hills, The London West Hollywood and the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills. In New York, The Greenwich Hotel and The Thompson LES are the stand-outs. Down in Miami, new hotels made the list as well like The Viceroy, The Fontainebleau and The Mondrian South Beach, Miami Beach, Fla.

In Europe, we were pleasantly surprised to see that Citizen M made the list and in Asia, several of the new hotels that opened in time for the Beijing Olympics made the list as well.

We're still going through the list as we type (it also includes restaurants, nightlife and spas) but already we've spotted a questionable selection. It's the Arctic Club Hotel in Seattle which will turn into a Doubletree in May and has downgraded itself from a four star hotel to a three star hotel. While an eye-pleasing place to spend the night, the hotel has also suffered from terrible service.

Hopefully, with a Hot List award under its belt and the expert staff training from Doubletree, this hotel will manage to find its footing.

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Time is Running Out For Layover Contest Suggestions

July 30, 2008 at 3:35 PM | by | Comments (0)

We are down to the wire here, people. Your chance to win an island hotel stay in Turks & Caicos or a super kawaii Palm Centro Smartphone is nearing an end...which is like tomorrow at midnight!

As we've told you before, HotelChatter has teamed up with Condé Nast Traveler's Michael Kinsley for the Layover Nation Contest where readers like yourself can suggest a layover stop for Kinsley on his trip around the world in September.

If your layover suggestion gets picked for Kinsley's itinerary you could win a Palm Centro Smartphone. And if Kinsley finds your tip to be his absolute favorite, you could win a killer stay at The Regent Palms Turks and Caicos. Can you imagine sunning in the Caribbean at a luxury hotel gratis? Hello, heaven!

All you have to do is enter your suggestion here including the airport, the layover activity, how to get there, how long it will take and why Kinsley should do it. And don't worry, you don't have to be a travel writer or blogger to hand in your description. Simple bullet points can do the trick.

And hurry up: The deadline for the contest is July 31, 2008 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

ENTER YOUR LAYOVER SUGGESTION HERE

Go here for all the details and rules about the Layover Nation Contest.

If you are already a HotelChatter member log in to comment, if not become a member for free and comment away.

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Time is Running Out, Drop In Your Layover Suggestion For Michael Kinsley Soon!

July 28, 2008 at 3:41 PM | by | Comments (0)

All good things come must come to an end and we're sad to say that you only have a few more days to win a free island hotel stay or a supercool new cell phone. So get off your butt and drop in a layover suggestion!

As we've told you before, HotelChatter has teamed up with Condé Nast Traveler's Michael Kinsley for the Layover Nation Contest where readers like yourself can suggest a layover stop for Kinsley on his trip around the world in September.

If your layover suggestion gets picked for Kinsley's itinerary you could win a Palm Centro Smartphone. And if Kinsley finds your tip to be his absolute favorite, you could win a killer stay at The Regent Palms Turks and Caicos. Can you imagine sunning in the Caribbean at a luxury hotel gratis? Hello, heaven!

All you have to do is enter your suggestion here including the airport, the layover activity, how to get there, how long it will take and why Kinsley should do it. And don't worry, you don't have to be a travel writer or blogger to hand in your description. Simple bullet points can do the trick.

And hurry up: The deadline for the contest is July 31, 2008 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

ENTER YOUR LAYOVER SUGGESTION HERE

Go here for all the details and rules about the Layover Nation Contest.

If you are already a HotelChatter member log in to comment, if not become a member for free and comment away.

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Michael Kinsley Still Taking Your Layover Suggestions

July 18, 2008 at 3:30 PM | by | Comments (0)

Hopefully, the majority of you out there are still finding ways to travel this summer, despite the high gas prices, the bankrupt airlines and weakening dollar. And if you've been tripping around the world, there's a way you could get something in return for all your travel expenses--like a free three-night stay at a Turks & Caicos hotel.

As we've told you before, HotelChatter has teamed up with Condé Nast Traveler's Michael Kinsley for the Layover Nation Contest where readers like yourself can suggest a layover stop for Kinsley on his trip around the world in September.

If your layover suggestion gets picked for Kinsley's itinerary you could win a Palm Centro Smartphone. And if Kinsley finds your tip to be his absolute favorite, you could win a killer stay at The Regent Palms Turks and Caicos. Can you imagine sunning in the Caribbean at a luxury hotel gratis? Hello, heaven!

All you have to do is enter your suggestion here including the airport, the layover activity, how to get there, how long it will take and why Kinsley should do it. And don't worry, you don't have to be a travel writer or blogger to hand in your description. Simple bullet points can do the trick.

ENTER YOUR LAYOVER SUGGESTION HERE

Go here for all the details and rules about the Layover Nation Contest.

If you are already a HotelChatter member log in to comment, if not become a member for free and comment away.

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Layover Nation Contest Reminder :: Who Doesn't Want a Free Island Hotel Stay?

July 2, 2008 at 4:15 PM | by | Comments (0)

Free Gas? That's already so yesterday. You should get yourself a free island hotel stay instead. As Americans tighten their budgets and pull back on road trips and pricey vacations, entering a contest to win a three-night stay at a Turks & Caicos hotel is the probably the most painless thing you can do to earn a vacation.

As we've told you before, HotelChatter has teamed up with Condé Nast Traveler's Michael Kinsley for the Layover Nation Contest where readers like yourself can suggest a layover stop for Kinsley on his trip around the world in September.

If your layover suggestion gets picked for Kinsley's itinerary you could win a Palm Centro Smartphone. And if Kinsley finds your tip to be his absolute favorite, you could win a killer stay at The Regent Palms Turks and Caicos. Can you imagine sunning in the Caribbean at a luxury hotel gratis? Hello, heaven!

All you have to do is enter your suggestion here including the airport, the layover activity, how to get there, how long it will take and why Kinsley should do it. And don't worry, you don't have to be a travel writer or blogger to hand in your description. Simple bullet points can do the trick.

ENTER YOUR LAYOVER SUGGESTION HERE

Go here for all the details and rules about the Layover Nation Contest.

If you are already a HotelChatter member log in to comment, if not become a member for free and comment away.

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Layover Nation Contest Reminder :: Drop In Your Suggestions To Win

June 26, 2008 at 4:02 PM | by | Comments (0)

Now that American Airlines has launched in-flight WiFi and JetBlue is still testing their BetaBlue plane and Virgin America has some internet plans up its sleeve, sending in your suggestion for an activity to do during a layover just got so much easier.

As we've told you before, HotelChatter has teamed up with Condé Nast Traveler's Michael Kinsley for the Layover Nation Contest where readers like yourself can suggest a layover stop for Kinsley on his trip around the world in September.

If your layover suggestion gets picked for Kinsley's itinerary you could win a Palm Centro Smartphone. And if Kinsley finds your tip to be his absolute favorite, you could win a killer stay at The Regent Palms Turks and Caicos. Can you imagine sunning in the Caribbean at a luxury hotel gratis? Hello, heaven!

All you have to do is enter your suggestion here including the airport, the layover activity, how to get there, how long it will take and why Kinsley should do it. And don't worry, you don't have to be a travel writer or blogger to hand in your description. Simple bullet points can do the trick.

ENTER YOUR LAYOVER SUGGESTION HERE

Go here for all the details and rules about the Layover Nation Contest.

If you are already a HotelChatter member log in to comment, if not become a member for free and comment away.

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Enter The Layover Nation Contest to Win a Free Island Hotel Stay

June 17, 2008 at 5:00 PM | by | Comments (0)

Free. Island. Hotel. Stay.

Ok! You are paying attention now. As we told you last week, HotelChatter has teamed up with Condé Nast Traveler's Michael Kinsley for the Layover Nation Contest where readers like yourself can suggest a layover stop for Kinsley on his trip around the world in September.

If your layover suggestion gets picked for Kinsley's itinerary you could win a Palm Centro Smartphone. And if Kinsley finds your tip to be his absolute favorite, you could win a killer stay at The Regent Palms Turks and Caicos. Can you imagine sunning in the Caribbean at a luxury hotel gratis? Hello, heaven!

All you have to do is enter your suggestion here including the airport, the layover activity, how to get there, how long it will take and why Kinsley should do it. And don't worry, you don't have to be a travel writer or blogger to hand in your description. Simple bullet points can do the trick.

ENTER YOUR LAYOVER SUGGESTION HERE

Go here for all the details and rules about the Layover Nation Contest.

If you are already a HotelChatter member log in to comment, if not become a member for free and comment away.

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Pick a Layover Stop for Michael Kinsley and Win a Free Island Hotel Stay

June 13, 2008 at 11:34 AM | by | Comments (13)

That's right. We said "A Free Island Hotel Stay" and all you have to do is enter a comment on HotelChatter. For realz! Ok so we're slightly getting ahead of ourselves here but this is the 411.

Not all of us can enjoy a cushy layover in an airport hotel like the Grand Hyatt Dallas Fort Worth, but Condé Nast Traveler's Michael Kinsley is determined to find the best layover cities around the world in case we do get stranded somewhere with hours of nothing to do on our hands.

Kinsley actually completed this challenge back in 1988 but since that was before the internet, before boutique hotels became lodging staples and before low-cost-carriers took off, he's decided to make the trip again in September.

This time he wants suggestions from you readers about which airports he should check out in which cities and what he should do while he's there.

So we're teaming up with the Perrin Post and Jaunted to bring you this fun contest. If your layover suggestion gets picked for Kinsley's itinerary you could win a Palm Centro Smartphone. And if Kinsley finds your tip to be his absolute favorite, you could win a killer stay at The Regent Palms Turks and Caicos.

Keep reading to learn how to win these goodies.

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