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So Who's Gonna Try This Baltimore Baby-Making Package?

June 25, 2015 at 9:03 AM | by | Comments (0)

So many things to say about this hotel promotion, but we’ll just let the details speak for themselves. It’s hardly the first time we’ve seen romance—or more—as part of a hotel package deal, but this time you might just get a souvenir that will be with you for quite some time.

The Lord Baltimore Hotel is celebrating "love and reproduction"—their words, not ours—by offering up a special package for couples that revolves around some fertility statues arriving in town. Now the statues won’t be in your room, as they will be housed over at the Charm City location of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! But add the viewing of the statues to your room along with $299, and you'll get what they’re calling the “And Baby Makes Three…Or More” package.

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Which London Hotel Has Put Selfie Sticks In the Minibar?

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  Site Where: 22-28 Broadway, London, United Kingdom, SW1H 0BH
June 16, 2015 at 10:25 AM | by | Comments (3)

Disneyland selfies

Just when you thought the cult of selfie sticks had reached critical mass… not only is a hotel advocating a selfie stick package, but it’s stocking the bloody minibars with the things.

The hotel in question is the Conrad London St James, a place that is no stranger to well thought out marketing strategies. But this time it’s gone too far, placing hotel-branded selfie sticks in the minibar for when the ego strikes. The retail price? £12. At least it’s cheaper than getting a therapist to diagnose a severe case of narcissism.

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Sleepless in Seattle? Learn to Be a Rock Star Instead

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  Site Where: 2411 Alaskan Way [map], Seattle, WA, United States, 98121
June 4, 2015 at 10:30 AM | by | Comment (1)

The suite sans rockstar

Seattle hotels certainly come with an edge. If it’s not Bowies, peekaboo pans or strip joint accommodation, it’s something called a Revolving Rock Star Suite.

The Edgewater is where it’s at, promising to let guests “live large like their favorite artists”.

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'The Bachelorette' to Sleep With The Knickerbocker Hotel Next Week

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  Site Where: 6 Times Square [map], New York, NY, United States
June 3, 2015 at 3:40 PM | by | Comments (0)

When last season's "The Bachelor" ended with Prince Farming picking suspiciously perky fertility nurse Whitney to be his wife, we were outraged since we thought laid-back Becca was a much better choice. (We've since been vindicated somewhat.) We were then further outraged to see that the upcoming season of "The Bachelorette" would kick off with not one, but two bachelorettes, with the mantestants voting to decide who should be the woman of their affection.

Yup, that already sounds way confusing so we won't write any further except to say that crazysexycool Kanadian Kaitlyn beat out weepy waitress Britt (thank God) to be this season's Bachelorette. As is the norm for the "Bachelor/Bachelorette" dating shows, this season promises to be the most shocking season ever. And since the previews showed Kaitlyn admitting to having sex with one of the mantestants, we kind of believe them this time.

But it has been hard for us to get into the season. Most of the men are incredibly cheesy. Which is always to be expected but somehow this bunch hasn't been that entertaining. We even skipped this week's episode entirely (choosing instead to read the excellent Lost Angeles Blog recap) but we'll be tuning in next week now that we know the recently opened Knickerbocker Hotel makes an appearance.

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'Entourage' is Back and So Are The Hotel Packages

May 28, 2015 at 6:21 PM | by | Comments (0)

No, you are not imagining things. Nearly four years after the HBO bro-show, Entourage, went off the air, it has returned with a bro-movie of the same name.

Entourage, The Movie premieres on June 3 and for old-times' sake, hotels are getting the gang back together again with Entourage-themed packages.

Here a few party-animal packages that have come across our inbox. And since hotels made numerous cameos in "Entourage" episodes over the years, we'll be sure to report on the movie cameos as well. But remember, as the wise Titus Andromedon discovered, "There is no Entourage 2!" For now.

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Tick Off That UNESCO Bucket List at La Residence in Vietnam

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  Site Where: Hue, Vietnam
May 22, 2015 at 10:38 AM | by | Comments (0)

Another week, another cultural hotel experience. Today it’s over to La Residence Hotel & Spa in Hue is upping the ante with a pretty incredible package that ticks off five UNESCO-rated sites off your bucket list.

Sounds good? There’s just one drawback: the $2500 price tag. But it is for five nights.

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Now Mandarin Oriental DC Wants You to Take a Selfie

May 22, 2015 at 8:28 AM | by | Comments (0)

At first we thought they were funny, but now we’re slowly realizing life wasn’t worth experiencing without them. We’re talking about selfie sticks of course, and now it looks like Mandarin Oriental is all about them once again.

This time it’s Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC, as this summer they’re all about the new See Your Selfie in DC offer. It goes without saying that this is much, much better than a free continental breakfast, as this package gets you access to an exclusive Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC selfie stick!

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Put a Portuguese Cork in It at the Conrad Algarve

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  Site Where: Estrada da Quinta do Lago, Almancil, Algarve, Portugal, 8135-106
May 21, 2015 at 8:55 AM | by | Comments (0)

Cork: Often enjoyed, rarely appreciated before it’s cruelly cast aside in favor of opening another bottle. But one hotel is out to change all that. The Conrad Algarve, in Portugal, wants you to reevaluate your relationship with cork.

There are two things we like about its new Cork Route Experience. One is that it’s weird and intriguing, and that’s the best kind of hotel excursion. In fact, it follows on from their popular clam-picking excursion - no words. The other is that it’s affordable: €100 ($112) for a half day or €132 ($147) for a full day – for an entire family.

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The Goldgasse Hotel Is Alive with the Sound of Salzburg Tours

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  Site Where: Goldgasse 10, Salzburg, Austria, 5020
May 20, 2015 at 10:30 AM | by | Comments (0)

It’s been half a century since the hills were alive. Can you believe it? Neither can we.

What might perhaps help you believe it a little bit easier, though, is staying at the brand new Hotel Goldgasse in Salzburg and taking its private, tailor made Sound of Music location tour.

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Ladies, This Tokyo Hotel Wants to Make You Cry

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  Site Where: Tokyo, Japan
May 7, 2015 at 8:25 AM | by | Comments (0)

Ladies, do you love the catharsis of a good weep? Do you long to spill your tears, but are afraid of the neighbors overhearing? Then boy do we have a plan for you. You need to get yourselves over to Tokyo and book a special “crying room” at the Mitsui Garden Yotsuya hotel.

At your disposal:

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From Antiques Hunting to Bespoke Shoe-Making: Introducing the Landmark London's Experiences

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  Site Where: 222 Marylebone Rd, London, United Kingdom, NW1 6JQ
May 5, 2015 at 8:25 AM | by | Comments (0)

It’s not enough to provide a decent hotel room these days; you’ve got to give an “experience” as well. Recently we’ve seen unforgettable service, a house jet instead of a house car and excursions from private dinners on the Ponte Vecchio to naming your own star.

Now it’s the Landmark London’s turn to take “experience” literally with five Landmark London Experiences.

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Claridge's Has Your Ticket to Savage Beauty

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  Site Where: Brook Street, Mayfair, London, United Kingdom, W1K 4HR
April 7, 2015 at 9:00 AM | by | Comments (0)

Whether before in New York, or now in London, the arrival of Savage Beauty, the Alexander McQueen exhibit, has been hard to miss, both for its rave reviews and the impossibility of getting tickets. The retrospective opened on March 14 at the Victoria & Albert Museum in South Kensington, and while “tickets still available” is listed on the website (in all caps, for that matter), as we write this we cannot even get the “buy online” page to load.

The answer to getting inside in the near future may involve a stay in a hotel, one where McQueen spent a lot of his time: Claridge’s. From now until May 17, the hotel has a “Savage Beauty at Claridge’s” package available, which gets you an overnight stay at the hotel and tickets to the exhibit. When you check in, there will be a bottle of champagne waiting for you, as well as a copy of the specially commissioned book “Alexander McQueen”.

Savage Beauty is the largest McQueen retrospective to date, bringing together over 200 pieces of his work. If you’re going the Claridge’s route, you’re looking at a starting price from £560 ($835) a night. A full price ticket – if you can get hold of one – is £16 ($24) per adult. We’ll just hit refresh on the booking page yet again…

[Savage Beauty photo via Claridge's: Duck feather dress - The Horn of Plenty, A/W 2009-10 - Alexander McQueen. Butterfly headdress of hand-painted turkey feathers - La Dame Bleue,S/S 2008 - Philip Treacy for Alexander McQueen. Tulle and lace dress with veil and antlers - Widows of Culloden, A/W 2006–07- Alexander McQueen. Room photo: Claridge's]