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Hotel Indigo is Rolling Out Their Interactive Neighborhood Guides to All Hotels

February 25, 2014 at 1:53 PM | by | Comments (0)

We've always loved how IHG's Hotel Indigo brand embraces their surrounding neighborhood, often showcasing artwork from local artists, incorporating elements of the area's history into the hotel's design and using locally sourced ingredients in their restaurants and bars. Now, Hotel Indigo is taking all that they know about their neighborhoods and giving it to guests via these cool touch screens.

Called The Neighborhood Guide, the touch screens essentially serve as virtual guidebook for the area. It's fill with the background and history of the specific area, along with tips and recommendations from the staffers at Hotel Indigo, from bellman to bartender to room attendants, on what to do and where to go. The guide also has a photo sharing tool that's linked to Facebook so when you're bragging about where you are on vacation, you can snap a real-time photo of yourself in the Hotel Indigo. #selfietime

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10 Ways To Use A Hotel Without Ever Checking In

April 30, 2013 at 1:32 PM | by | Comments (4)

We should preface this by saying: we don't consider ourselves mooches. Far from it. We're loyal, paying, upstanding hotel guests. However, in all our years of hotel sleuthing, we've picked up a few tricks on ways to use a hotel without ever actually staying there as a guest. You'll be amazed at all the things you can get done (or not) without ever setting foot in a room.

So, without further ado, here's why you should go to a hotel the next time you have to…

Use a printer: Whether you have some urgent Facebooking to do, or simply need to print out a boarding pass, many hotels have business centers that you can use for a small fee—or, if they're nice, for free.

Take a nap: We've already outed ourselves as strong proponents of the lobby nap. Just make sure not to get yourself arrested.

Freshen up: Three reasons you're better off sneaking into a hotel bathroom rather than the nearest Starbucks? One, they're cleaner. Two, there's usually music playing. And three, they're cleaner.

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6 Hot Miami Hotels for Under $200

December 18, 2012 at 9:45 AM | by | Comments (0)

After the recent craziness that was Art Basel, we're guessing you're in one of two boats: either you were there, and can confidently say you've gotten Miami out of your system for a while, or all the stories about Jay-Z and Beyonce sipping champagne in galleries and dining at Soho Beach Club have inspired you to do a little beachside cavorting of your own.

In which case, we're here to help you save a little dough. With Miami's peak season just beginning, rates tend to skyrocket from now through April. But it's not all bad news: here are a few decent hotels with peak season rooms for under $200...

1. Cadet Hotel—We've already sung this hotel's praises after our recent stay there last month. With the hotel's classic style, gorgeous courtyard pool area (with decent WiFi!), and cute attention to detail (the lavender sprigs in the curtains made a great first impression), it's no wonder why this place goes straight to the top of our list. Be sure to ask for a corner room at the end of the hall, as those are the quietest and most peaceful. Rates from $170.

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Peninsula Hotels' New PenCities Guides Give Up-To-Date Info

September 10, 2012 at 12:37 PM | by | Comments (0)

We’ve perused its stylish – and hefty – in-room magazine, but now Peninsula Hotels is taking things a step further online with the launch of PenCities.

Developed by LUXE City Guides, the weekly PenCities focuses on the latest dining, entertainment, shopping, design, nightlife, spa, and wellness options in each of the nine Peninsula locations (Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, Tokyo, Bangkok, Manila, and soon number ten, Paris).

One of the recommendations for Beijing has the apt title “Ancient and Modern, Ming meets Bling” (for Temple Restaurant); the hotel’s architecture is influenced by traditional Chinese design, but inside, you’ll find gigaspeed internet. We can tell you from visiting Beijing earlier this year that you encounter these contrasts between old and new everywhere.

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What We're Thankful For :: Hotel and Travel Guides From All Over the World

November 21, 2007 at 4:05 PM | by | Comments (0)

We'd like to leave you on this four-day holiday weekend letting you know what we are so thankful for this year. Of course, we are happy Six Columbus finally opened and the W Hotels have started to implement a better WiFi service. And who doesn't love the Babes of Borgata calendar?

But more than that, we are thankful for the excellent guides that HotelChatter and Jaunted have been able to compile for cities and hotels around the world.

HotelChatter
· Paris Hotel Guide
· Buenos Aires Hotel Guide
· Patagonia Hotel Guide
· Miami Beach Hotel Guide
· Oregon Hotel Trail Guide
· Eleuthera Hotel Guide



Jaunted
· London Travel Guide
· Amsterdam Travel Guide
· Osaka Travel Guide
· Paris Travel Guide
· Buenos Aires Travel Guide
· Guatemala Travel Guide