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Snow Dogs and S'mores: Just a Few of Josh Flagg's Favorite Hotel Things

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May 10, 2012 at 2:17 PM | by | Comments (0)

Our resident celebrity hotel hopper, Josh Flagg is about to invade your living rooms again when the fifth season of Million Dollar Listing premieres on Bravo on June 6. But life isn't all "house" work for Josh. As soon as filming finished, he packed up and resumed his whirlwind travels. Here's what he thought of the Montage Deer Valley.

Back in March, I had the pleasure of staying at the Montage Deer Valley. It was one of the best ski-in, ski-out hotels I have ever stayed at.

Not only does the hotel have it's own in-house pooch, Monty (short for Montage) and heated outdoor swimming pool, but they also have a firepit blazing everyday from 4 to 5pm a fire pit where all the rich people get together and make s'mores. It's the only place I know where people paying $700 a night for a room get together to roast marshmallows!

The hotel also features it's own bowling alley (see the photo below.) Needless to say, this is a must-stay for a winter getaway.

You can read more on the Montage's indoor bowling alley and Daly's Pub right here!

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Forget Bottle Service and Private Clubs, The Hottest New Hotel Amenity is Fun

July 22, 2010 at 1:56 PM | by | Comments (2)

The most common gripe about boutique and design hotels is often their "cooler than thou" mentality that seems to waft throughout the hotel--starting with the part-time model/doorman and ending with a denied request for late check-out, along with an $8 charge for that minibar soda.

So it was not surprising when hotel guests, HotelChatter included, started to prefer friendlier options like Kimpton Hotels, JDV Hotels and boutique brands from bigger chains like Andaz, Hotel Indigo, Hyatt Place and Aloft and Element. After all, these places were giving us free WiFi, complimentary wine-tasting hours, free breakfast, fun games in the lobby like Wii and Xbox, fun treats for our pets and endless fun packages to choose from.

Ah, fun. That's what been missing from the boutique hotel scene for a long time. Instead, we've been forced to endure a seemingly endless stream of "hot" clubs that only accept models, modelizers and A-listers (and their wannabes), celeb-chef restaurants with no open reservations for the foreseeable future, private parties that take up the coveted public spaces at the hotel and the dreaded words, "bottle service only."

But if SPiN Ping Pong at The Mondrian LA is any indication, it looks like boutique hotels may soon be adding a rec room off their lobbies.

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