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HC Editors Argue Over Hotel Doggy Treatments

February 7, 2013 at 3:03 PM | by | Comments (0)

A contestant in last year's New York Pet Fashion Show

Last week we let you know that the Affinia Manhattan had set up a special “Happy Tails Suite” in honor of the distinguished four-legged guests that would be attending the 137th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

This isn’t any ordinary suite, the bells and whistles where bananas. We're talking doggy treadmills!

Now there’s more. Tomorrow, New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania will host the 2013 New York Pet Fashion Show in the Penntop Ballroom (from 6pm to 11pm, in case you want in).

Our Contributing Editor WakeandWander has made no secret of his…disdain for the OTT pet treatment. But when he heard about all this animal foo-foo lah, he, as we say, lost his ish…

We’ll let him tell you how he feels.

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Which Would You Rather? Hot or Ice Hotel?

January 17, 2013 at 2:07 PM | by | Comments (5)

Sometimes HC editors get in little tiffs. Nothing serious, we just roll our eyes at each other’s choices when it comes to hotel fun. Some of us would hole up in a hostel in a blink of an eye, where others gave up that option when we became eligible to rent a car.

That’s when we like to play a little game of “Which Would You Rather…” and we state our case hoping to prove our pick is better.

Today's Episode: Ice Hotel vs. Caribbean Resort

WakeandWander, HotelChatter Contributing Editor

“This is a shot from an artist's suite at the Ice Hotel near Kiruna, Sweden. It was the first and initial ice hotel in the world. The room is called The Flower, can you see why? I’m out here dogsledding, looking at pine trees covered with snow. It’s incredibly beautiful. Wait ‘til you see the pictures when I do the round-up on ice hotels next week!”

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How To Stay at An All-Inclusive and Still Call Yourself a Traveler

Where: Various Hotels
January 9, 2013 at 12:05 PM | by | Comments (0)

We often have debates with people on the road and in the travel industry about all-inclusive resorts. Some people hate them, others love them, and, in our opinion, it breaks down into a fight of travelers versus vacationers. Some people’s idea of a good time is backpacking through Asia (travelers), and some like to post up by the pool and drink for six days (vacationers). Many are right down the middle and think margaritas make local Mexican history more interesting.

The latter is an approach we find to make sense for a majority of the population. There will always be the extremes on both sides, but for the most part, people just want to relax and have fun. Yes, you can take advantage of the amenities of an all-inclusive and not hide behind the walls of the resort all day and night Here are five ways for vacationers and travelers to meet in the middle while staying at all-inclusive resorts:

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