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The Redbury Offers Guests the Key to Sam Nazarian's Hollywood

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  Site Where: 1717 Vine St. [map], Hollywood, CA, United States, 90028
November 10, 2010 at 4:55 PM | by | Comments (0)

Welcome to our regular feature, Pitch Your Hotel, where we let hoteliers, general managers and other hotel execs tell us on-camera what makes their hotels so different from all the rest. And believe us, the competition is fierce these days. So sit back, relax and listen to them explain why their hotels are worthy of your hard-earned dollars or rewards points.

Yesterday, we gave you a ton of eye candy to gobble up from the brand new Hollywood hotspot, The Redbury. Today, we let general manager Xavier Moulin take over and tell us what makes The Redbury such a clutch spot when visiting Hollywood.

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Grand Hyatt Tokyo's Christophe Lorvo Tells Us Why They're the Center of the City's Universe

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  Site Where: 6-10-3 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
November 1, 2010 at 2:08 PM | by | Comments (0)

Welcome to our regular feature, Pitch Your Hotel, where we let hoteliers, general managers and other hotel execs tell us on-camera what makes their hotels so different from all the rest. And believe us, the competition is fierce these days. So sit back, relax and listen to them explain why their hotels are worthy of your hard-earned dollars or rewards points.

Not everyone can say they had a Friday night date with the General Manager of the Grand Hyatt Tokyo, but we can! We sat down with Mr. Christopher Lorvo, to talk about how a hotel that's part of an international chain and so focused on business travel can still stand out in Tokyo.

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The Peninsula Tokyo's Malcolm Thompson Talks Top Secret Design

Where: 1-8-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
October 26, 2010 at 3:35 PM | by | Comment (1)

Welcome to our regular feature, Pitch Your Hotel, where we let hoteliers, general managers and other hotel execs tell us on-camera what makes their hotels so different from all the rest. And believe us, the competition is fierce these days. So sit back, relax and listen to them explain why their hotels are worthy of your hard-earned dollars or rewards points.

Fresh from accepting the Conde Nast Readers Choice award for Best Hotel in Asia, The Peninsula Tokyo's General Manager, Malcolm Thompson graciously sat down with us to chat with us why The Peninsula Tokyo has, in only the span of a few years, become the one to beat.

It comes across a bit in the video above, but you have to understand that Mr. Thompson has a finesse, a je ne sais quoi, which happily rubs off on his hotel. He is more than just a GM; he's mildly famous in Australia thanks to a past as an actor (he's even got a full Wikipedia entry). He's also the one you ought to be thanking for the appearance of the Park Hyatt Tokyo as a silent star in the movie Lost in Translation, since he was that hotel's GM at the time and coordinated the filming.

We've already heralded it as the hotel of the future, but even that's not enough for The Peninsula.

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Las Ventanas Al Paraiso's Director of Romance Sets the Mood

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  Site Where: KM 19.5 Carreterra Transpeninsular, San Jose del Cabo, Baja California, Mexico, 23400
October 19, 2010 at 3:47 PM | by | Comments (0)

Welcome to our regular feature, Pitch Your Hotel, where we let hoteliers, general managers and other hotel execs tell us on-camera what makes their hotels so different from all the rest. And believe us, the competition is fierce these days. So sit back, relax and listen to them explain why their hotels are worthy of your hard-earned dollars or rewards points.

Las Ventanas al Paraiso in Los Cabos has come up with some pretty awesome amenities over time—pool butlers who will bring you iPods and “Hot Type” books and afternoon sorbet; aromatherapy, after-dinner bath, and bed sheet menus for the guest suites; sewing kits that have been personalized to the palette of your wardrobe; a tequila welcome platter with various gourmet salts; protected sea turtle release; and, of course, our favorite: a Director of Romance on staff. File that under Cool Hotel Jobs.

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Why Cambria Suites Should Be Your Next 'Choice'

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  Site Where: 301 Reserve Ave. [map], Roanoke, VA, United States, 24016
October 13, 2010 at 4:25 PM | by | Comments (0)

Note: We are working on trying to bump up the volume on the vid a bit. Stay tuned!

We got a peek inside Cambria Suites, the new brand from Choice Hotels the other week on Undercover Boss but today we've got a real special treat.

The Cambria Suites Roanoke in Virgina has filmed a very special edition of Pitch Your Hotel just for us. Here is Joy Barlow, director of sales, letting us know why guests should stay Cambria Suites on their next trip.

Here are some highlights--all-suite accommodations (see below), a huge lobby space for socializing, an indoor pool and spa and our fave, free WiFi. As is to be expected, all this goodness means rates are a bit higher than the other Choice Hotels, around $129 a night. But new hotel + suite + free WiFi = A-OK in HotelChatter's books.

Have you stayed at a Cambria Suites lately? Tell us what you thought!

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Allow The Kilted Doorman at the Hotel Missoni to Explain Why You Should Stay Here

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  Site Where: 1 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, Lothian, United Kingdom, EH1 1AD
October 8, 2010 at 1:06 PM | by | Comments (4)

Welcome to our regular feature, Pitch Your Hotel, where we let hoteliers, general managers and other hotel execs tell us on-camera what makes their hotels so different from all the rest. And believe us, the competition is fierce these days. So sit back, relax and listen to them explain why their hotels are worthy of your hard-earned dollars or rewards points.

Between the scotch sipping and nighttime ghosts and ghouls tours in Edinburgh last week, we holed up at the stylish Hotel Missoni, right in the heart of the Royal Mile.

Since we’ve already brought you an inside look at the fabulous guest rooms and the swinging lobby and bar, this time we found the coolest kilted doorman at the hotel and asked him to to make a video for our regular Pitch Your Hotel series.

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At the Peninsula Hong Kong, It's Not All About Roll Royces and Helicopters

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  Site Where: Salisbury Road, Hong Kong, China, 2920 2888
June 28, 2010 at 4:15 PM | by | Comments (0)

Welcome to our regular feature, Pitch Your Hotel, where we let hoteliers, general managers and other hotel execs tell us on-camera what makes their hotels so different from all the rest. And believe us, the competition is fierce these days. So sit back, relax and listen to them explain why their hotels are worthy of your hard-earned dollars or rewards points.

Having to pitch a luxury hotel is never a hard thing to do and when your property is the Peninsula Hong Kong which boasts two towers--the original building and a modern tower, customized in-room technology system, a full-service ESPA spa, killer harbour views and a fleet of exotic cars (plus one helicopter!), there's not much else you need to say.

But the hotel's general manager Rainy Chan lets us know the hotel isn't just a flashy place to sleep for the night.

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The InterContinental Chicago is Mixing The Old with The New

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  Site Where: 505 Michigan Avenue [map], Chicago, IL, United States, 60666
June 15, 2010 at 4:47 PM | by | Comments (0)

Welcome to our regular feature, Pitch Your Hotel, where we let hoteliers, general managers and other hotel execs tell us on-camera what makes their hotels so different from all the rest. And believe us, the competition is fierce these days. So sit back, relax and listen to them explain why their hotels are worthy of your hard-earned dollars or rewards points.

Yesterday we showed you around a room at the InterContinental Chicago which recently completed a multi-million dollar renovation of the guestrooms in its historic tower, featuring new furniture, new carpeting and new amenities. But the hotel has a fascinating history that still lives on throughout the hotel, especially in its meeting rooms which were once the old Medinah Athletic Club's dining and sitting rooms.

Indeed, we'd say this hotel has more old-school decor than new-fangled designs. (If you can overlook the Starbucks in the lobby, that is.) Here the hotel's general manager, Edward Andrews, tells us why his historic hotel is worth a stop in Chicago--and it's not just because the hotel was in prime location to the historic Chicago Blackhawks celebratory Stanley Cup parade.

For a hotel history lesson, keep reading!

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Every Day is Earth Day at Playa Viva

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  Site Where: Carretera Zihuatanejo-Acapulco, Juluchuca, Mexico
April 22, 2010 at 3:19 PM | by | Comment (1)

Welcome to our regular feature, Pitch Your Hotel, where we let hoteliers, general managers and other hotel execs tell us on-camera what makes their hotels so different from all the rest. And believe us, the competition is fierce these days. So sit back, relax and listen to them explain why their hotels are worthy of your hard-earned dollars or rewards points.

Happy Earth Day! In honor of this very important day, we decided to have David Leventhal, the proprietor of Playa Viva resort in Mexico tell us what his new eco boutique hotel is doing, not just today but every day, to minimize the damage to the area's ecosystem and in fact, make it better than it was before by using several regenerative practices.

Playa Viva in the Juluchuca village near Zihuatenjo, is an all-inclusive resort situated on a mile of private beach and its 200 acres include an estuary, an Aztec archeological site, turtle sanctuary and a coastal forest and mangrove ecosystem that supports a wide variety of wildlife.

Yeah, this isn't your typical beach resort.

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The Mondrian West Hollywood is Your Own 'Personal Playground'

March 30, 2010 at 11:36 AM | by | Comments (0)

Welcome to our regular feature, Pitch Your Hotel, where we let hoteliers, general managers and other hotel execs tell us on-camera what makes their hotels so different from all the rest. And believe us, the competition is fierce these days. So sit back, relax and listen to them explain why their hotels are worthy of your hard-earned dollars or rewards points.

Within the pages of HotelChatter, The Mondrian West Hollywood has long been a place to see and be seen. And in some cases, have your hotel stay documented by the tabloids.

But while the Mondrian has had its ups and downs with celebrities du jour and guests who party hard, the hotel remains a popular spot on the Sunset Strip, thanks to its exclusive poolside lounge SkyBar and its Asia de Cuba restaurant. When we visited on a recent Friday afternoon, nearly all the lounge chairs by the pool were occupied and quite a few folks were getting an early start on the weekend at SkyBar.

So we caught up with the hotel's general manager, Jeff Kulek, to get a better sense of what the Mondrian experience is all about--after all, it can't just be a total party hotel, can it?

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What the Hybrid in the Miyako Hybrid Hotel Is All About

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  Site Where: 21381 South Western Ave [map], Torrance, CA, United States, 90501
March 9, 2010 at 4:10 PM | by | Comments (0)

Welcome to our regular feature, Pitch Your Hotel, where we let hoteliers, general managers and other hotel execs tell us on-camera what makes their hotels so different from all the rest. And believe us, the competition is fierce these days. So sit back, relax and listen to them explain why their hotels are worthy of your hard-earned dollars or rewards points.

We've told you about the rooms, we've told you about the free high-tech toilet giveaway so it's only natural that we bring you a Pitch Your Hotel from the Miyako Hybrid Hotel in Torrance just south of Los Angeles Airport.

The hotel's general manager, Cherie Davis, gave us a tour of the 209-room hotel last week showing us all the "hybrid" components of the property. And no, hybrid in this sense does not pertain to gas mileage (although you could follow up on that at either the Toyota or Honda headquarters just down the street.)

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The Hollywood Roosevelt is Still Burning Bright in the Heart of Hollywood

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  Site Where: 7000 Hollywood Boulevard [map], Hollywood, CA, United States, 90028
February 22, 2010 at 5:25 PM | by | Comments (2)

Welcome to our regular feature, Pitch Your Hotel, where we let hoteliers, general managers and other hotel execs tell us on-camera what makes their hotels so different from all the rest. And believe us, the competition is fierce these days. So sit back, relax and listen to them explain why their hotels are worthy of your hard-earned dollars or rewards points.

On Friday, we teased you with a clip of the poolside scene at the Hollywood Roosevelt and today, the hotel's general manager Don Jacinto goes on-camera to remind us that the Roosevelt is still very much alive in the heart of Hollywood. Just in case you were distracted by the opening of a different hotel in Hollywood. Ahem.

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