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Holiday Inn Express Names Rob Riggle As 'Breakfast Excellence Honcho'

July 10, 2015 at 8:30 AM | by | ()

Your next Holiday Inn Express stay might be that much funnier—at least in theory—as the hotel chain has signed up comedian, actor, and all around funnyman Rob Riggle to shill for the brand. The humor—again, at least in theory—starts with his title, as from this point forward he will be known as Creative Director and Breakfast Excellence Honcho.

The partnership arrives as Holiday Inn Express launches a new contest, as they need a little bit of help to name their newfangled pancake machine. This month guests are welcomed and encouraged to send in suggestions on what to call the thing.

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

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

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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Residence Inn Mixing Things Up With New Social Hour Events

June 12, 2015 at 8:55 AM | by | ()

Staying at a Residence Inn is more often than not about business or a similar mission. That means your hotel stay is probably not focused on interacting with the other guests and hanging about the property. Well the folks over at Marriott are trying to change that, as they’re introducing something they’re calling The Residence Inn Mix.

Think of it as kind of an updated take on happy hour, as Residence Inn by Marriott looks to spice up its evening offerings. Events are planned for three nights each and every week, and with the different days come a different theme. Offerings will include things like food trucks, small bites and samples from local restaurants, or maybe just an outdoor grilling experience.

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W Washington DC Has The Ultimate Fourth Fireworks Package

June 4, 2015 at 9:25 AM | by | ()

Check the calendar today, as one month from now it will be Independence Day. There’s still plenty of time to plan your Fourth of July festivities, but if you’re looking for a suggestion—and have money to burn—look no further than the W Washington DC.

Obviously Washington, DC knows how to throw a national birthday party, and of course they will have the fireworks, the music, and plenty of patriotism. However, to take it to the next level you need to visit the rooftop bar known as POV at the W for what they’re calling Boom With A View. Here you’ll have a view of the Washington Monument, the Treasury Building, and maybe the best fireworks display in the whole country.

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Omni Hotels and Resorts Will 'Caddy' Your Golf Bag For Free

June 3, 2015 at 10:25 AM | by | ()

There are a few more dollars ready to stay in your wallet for drinks on that buddy getaway weekend, as one hotel chain is stepping up and chipping in to help transport your golfing goodies.

Omni Hotels and Resorts recently announced that they will pick up the extra baggage fee for your golf bag. It’s for Select Guest loyalty members, so be sure to sign-up beforehand. Basically you just check your bag at the airport, hold onto the airline baggage receipt, and then show at check-in. They will reimburse you for the traveling cost of the golf bag—simple as that.

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Dear Old Dad Might Like Park Hyatt's Latest Offering

May 29, 2015 at 4:30 PM | by | ()

It’s time to head back to Hallmark for a card, as Father’s Day is right around the corner—June 21 if you need to set a reminder. This might be the year to skip the tie and socks and upgrade the offering to dear old dad thanks to the folks over at Park Hyatt.

This year Park Hyatt is teaming up with Bono—you know, the one from U2—to launch a book called Sons + Fathers. The book is full of sweet stories shared between fathers and sons, including moments from celebrities and other famous fathers, like Paul McCartney, Bono, and President Bill Clinton. There's even a little anecdote from Jay Pritzker, the late founder of the Park Hyatt brand, and his son, Tom, who now heads up the luxury brand. (We’re thinking that some of these might put your own family movements to shame, but we’re sure they’ll be worth a read regardless.)

And as part of the book release, a special edition of the book will be available in the guestrooms and suites of 34 Park Hyatt hotels around the world, including the newest additions Park Hyatt Vienna and Park Hyatt New York.

Now even if Dad doesn’t care for lyrics, sketches, and poems at least he’ll be spending his day surrounding by Park Hyatt luxury. He might not seem like much of one to indulge in a spa treatment, gazillion thread-count sheets, or a room service breakfast—but we doubt he’s going to complain about it!

[Photo: Sons + Fathers]

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Have a Tipple and Get a Tote at W New York

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  Site Where: 541 Lexington Avenue [map], New York, New York, United States, 10022
June 6, 2014 at 3:00 PM | by | ()

British-born, NYC-based artist Shantell Martin has designed a stream-of-consciousness-type summer tote exclusively for W New York. As an added bonus it's filled with sweet treats and summer essentials for a weekend getaway:

- Sugarfina Candy Cubes (Champagne Bubbles, Martini Olive Almonds, Peach Bellinis, Sugar Lips, Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels, and Robin’s Egg Caramels)

- Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Defense Sunscreen

- AMAzon Coconut Water

- Never Hungover hangover prevention

So how do you get ‘em? It’s remarkably simple: stop in at the W New York’s newly reno’ed Living Room on Fridays between 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., order a cocktail, and presto! A tote bag arrives. This will only last until supplies run out, but we’ve been promised that they have a goodly sum available.

[Photo: W New York]

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Get 30 Percent Off in NYC with Starwood's 'Suite Week'

April 17, 2014 at 10:15 AM | by | ()

Restaurant Week, Broadway Week et al are now all old hat. Courtesy of Starwood Hotels, we now have a new sweet promotion to spend our money on: Suite Week.

From now through April 29th, you can book a future stay (through March 31st, 2015) in a suite at any Starwood property in the New York City area for 30 percent off best available rate. Just book as normal through the hotels' websites.

Each hotel will also be creating its own package that comes with early check-in, late check-out, complimentary WiFi, complimentary parking and then three unique amenities that are specific to each hotel. Here's the rundown:

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Now You Can 'Qbic for a Quid' Every Month

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  Site Where: 42 Adler Street, London, United Kingdom, E1 iEE
April 7, 2014 at 1:19 PM | by | ()

Although we weren't lucky enough to snag a £1 room when the Qbic London ran its recent promotion, we are pretty pleased to hear that we will have another chance: one a month, in fact.

Each month from here on, Qbic London will be offering 100 of their funky, Cubi-style guest rooms at £1 each. That gets you free WiFi, a light brekkie, and evening snack, too.

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When it Comes to Paid Vacation, Hilton Wants You to Use it, Not Lose It

November 19, 2013 at 3:24 PM | by | ()

Hilton Hotels are back with their creative approach to making going away for vacation a top priority. At the end of last winter, the chain wanted you to get away and now they want you to do it again; by staying at, of course, a Hilton property.

This week marks "International Use it Or Lose It Week", marking six weeks to go until we bid a fond adieu to 2013. Along with this celebration, the possibility of losing unused paid vacation time looms and Hilton doesn't really want you to relinquish this hard-earned benefit.

Diagnosing some imaginary (or not-so imaginary) working symptoms of vacationitis like Yellow Post-it Fever and Replyallgia, Hilton has gone pretty creative. If you feel like you might be coming down with any of these ailments, you can seek a consultation at the hotel's vacation website appropriately named, Vacation Care Center. A cheeky, self-triage of your workaholic needs will also enter you into a contest to win a weekend getaway at a Hilton property.

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Prost! Oktoberfest is Coming to Andaz Wall Street

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  Site Where: 75 Wall Street [map], New York, NY, United States, 10005
September 19, 2013 at 5:20 PM | by | ()

As we tend to avoid (like the plague) any event that includes the words "beer drinking competition"in its schedule, we usually disqualify Oktoberfest from our "fun fall festival" lists. That being said, we might be tempted to slip into some lederhosen and/or dirndls this year, as the Andaz Wall Street's Oktoberfest actually sounds like a lot of fun (and refreshingly free from beer chugging contests).

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The Jade Wants to Give You the Speakeasy Experience, Legally

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  Site Where: 52 West 13th Street [map], New York, NY, United States, 10011
September 6, 2013 at 9:49 AM | by | ()

Our favorite West Village 1920s-style hotel, The Jade is taking a cue from our favorite 1920s-set television show, Boardwalk Empire to bring its guests a Prohibition Package. No bootlegging required.

The fourth season of Boardwalk Empire begins on Sunday, and to get you in the mood, The Jade is offering accommodation in a Standard Room, two tickets to the Blue Note Jazz Club, an in-room cupcake treat from boozy bakery Prohibition Cupcakes, two specialty prohibition-era cocktails and a cocktail demonstration at their restaurant with a speakeasy vibe, Grape & Vine. Note: we recommend the Grape & Vine's "Bee's Knees" (gin, honey, and fresh lemon).

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