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A Royal Bathroom View From The Top Of Radisson Royal Dubai

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  Site Where: Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
July 10, 2012 at 9:16 AM | by | Comments (3)

Even if you're not normally a fan of taking baths (like us—they take too long and we don't always feel that clean after), we think you'll agree this bathtub view from the Radisson Royal Dubai kind of negates any aversion to bath-taking you may have had in the past.

While about half of the guest rooms at the hotel face in the direction of the Downtown area (pictured), it is the upper floors, of course, who benefit most from watching cars zip down busy Sheikh Zayed Road. Though, as high as you go in this hotel, you'll never even come close to being level with the 160-story Burj Khalifa, which is indeed also visible from the top left hand corner of this bathroom window.

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Another San Francisco Hotel Pays Tribute To The Golden Gate Bridge, This Time In Every Single Room

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  Site Where: 250 Beach St [map], San Francisco, CA, United States, 94133
May 31, 2012 at 9:06 AM | by | Comments (0)

Earlier this month, we told you about the Hotel Palomar's new Golden Gate Suite, which was specially designed to coincide with the bridge's 75th anniversary last weekend.

But there's another SF hotel catering to those who want to snuggle up to the iconic bridge while they sleep: Radisson Fisherman's Wharf just completed a multi-million dollar renovation, and as part of the new look, Golden Gate murals have been installed in every single room, sized perfectly to fit each different wall, and adding a burst of color behind each bed.

We poked around the hotel recently—click through to see the rest of the newly-renovated rooms!

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This Easter Sunday, Kill A Few Hours Hanging In The Radisson Bloomsbury's 'Egg' Chair

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  Site Where: 9-14 Bloomsbury Street , London, United Kingdom, WC1B 3QD
April 5, 2012 at 9:03 AM | by | Comments (0)

Not all of your Easter plans have to involve chasing down sugar-crazed tykes, who are in turn chasing down the Easter Bunny, who is in turn looking for the nearest dive bar. You could instead pack for an overnighter and take a much-deserved getaway to one of the first class rooms on the seventh floor of Radisson Bloomsbury in London.

While technically all of the rooms in all Radisson Blu Edwardian London hotels this month are offering a free chocolate Easter egg, free full English breakfast and free room upgrade for an Easter package starting at £135/night, only room 7007 in the Radisson Bloomsbury contains what might be London's coolest piece of hotel furniture: the hanging egg chair.

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Radisson Bloomsbury Unveils New 'First Class' Seventh Floor

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  Site Where: 9-13 Bloomsbury Street, London, United Kingdom, WC1B 3QD
March 8, 2012 at 5:30 PM | by | Comments (0)

We often complained that hotels have been acting a lot like airlines with their ridiculous fees but this time, we're actually approving of a hotel taking a page from the airline's playbook.

That's because the Radisson Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel in London has unveiled some "First Class" lodgings on their seventh floor. Think of these upper echelon rooms as sort of a mix between first class seating and airport lounge access, but you know, in a hotel kind of way.

Only those who hold a Seventh Floor key card can access the floor's 11 rooms--five studio suites and six king deluxe rooms. These rooms are tricked out with better amenities than the rest of the hotel rooms, like espresso machines, clothes steamers, boutique bathroom gift set, complimentary movies and music, free WiFi and even drinks from the minibar.

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The Revere is Coming, The Revere is Coming! (To Boston)

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  Site Where: 200 Stuart Street [map], Boston, MA, United States, 02116
February 17, 2012 at 1:06 PM | by | Comment (1)

It's been a while but it looks like Boston will finally get another new stylish hotel. The Boston Globe reports that the Radisson on Stuart Street is undergoing a $27 million makeover that will transform it into The Revere, a 356-room hotel.

When finished the Revere promises "steel sculptures in the lobby, CD release parties in the lounge, and uniforms designed by students at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design." Up in the guestrooms, there will be "high-style combined with comfort" in what the hotel calls "livable glamour."

A hardwood entryway will anchor the space and present three distinct areas of the room for "sleep," "work" and "lounge" that will include an oversized desk, a suede headboard, plush bedding, and a masculine houndstooth chaise. Each Revere guest room will also feature an oversized balcony offering commanding views of the city skyline and the historic South End.

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A Somewhat Secret $9 Room Upgrade at the Radisson Blu Aqua Chicago

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  Site Where: 221 North Columbus Drive [map], Chicago, IL, United States, 60601
November 7, 2011 at 5:15 PM | by | Comments (2)

If all our stories on the US' very first Radisson Blu has you plotting a stay, you may want to remember this little upgrading trick for the future.

When we booked our City View King for a total of $287 on the hotel website, all was normal. Then we received the confirmation email, with a tempting little red notice that upgrade options were available, from only $9. After your room purchase is complete, Radisson would like to sap a few extra dollars (like $9 for the chance at a one-category upgrade or $39 for an 11am early check-in) from your wallet.

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Inside Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams' 'Robot's Vagina' Sex Room

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  Site Where: 1160 First Ave. [map], King of Prussia , PA, United States, 19406
February 22, 2011 at 9:31 AM | by | Comments (0)

In the heartbreaking film Blue Valentine the troubled married couple played by Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams try to repair their in-tatters marriage by stealing away to a the Radisson Hotel Valley Forge for a romantic weekend. That may have been their first mistake.

A diplomatic Williams described the futuristic room as "trashy" to the Los Angeles Times, but Gosling went all out and said it was more like the "inside of a robot's vagina." Delightful.

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What Is Radisson's Business Class? (Hint: It Involves Coffee)

September 14, 2010 at 10:34 AM | by | Comments (0)

UPDATE: In our caffeinated excitement, we missed some of the finer points about those in-room coffee-makers. The Nespresso machines are only in Radisson hotels in Europe, The Middle East and Africa. But coffee makers are standard in Radissons in North America.

Are you a member of Radisson's goldpoints plus loyalty program? Well, good for you--but now there's something even better. It's called Business Class, and it gives guests access to specialized amenities and services that promise to make the life of a road warrior much less cranky-making. Yup, it's pretty much a rip-off of the business class you find on airplanes.

According to the marketing babble, the new program--which was introduced on September 1--was developed around the concept of “travel empathy.” In other words, Radisson feels your pain and wants to give you extra stuff to win you over. Since one of those things is an in-room Nespresso machine, it sounds like they really have listened to their guests. (We think individual coffee-makers should be standard.)

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Prosecco, Strawberries and a Rug. Yours for £100 at The May Fair

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  Site Where: Stratton Street, London, United Kingdom, W1J 8LT
August 18, 2010 at 4:31 PM | by | Comments (0)

Free booze and sweet stuff – just what we like to hear. Book the May Fair Hotel’s Summer Promotion - yes, even though it’s barely summer anymore – and they’ll swing by your (deluxe) room with a bottle of prosecco, a punnet of strawberries and a picnic rug for you to get your drink on al fresco.

The deal also nets you a full English breakfast, 25 percent off Amba Bar & Grill, and the chance to bed down alongside the greats of British celebrity culture such as Ashley Cole and his new bird. Lucky you!

Or are you? Because if you buy your own booze and berries, and get breakfast at the Pret a Manger down the road, it will save you about £100.

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Five Hotels in London For Russian Billionaires

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  Site Where: Bond Street, London, United Kingdom, W1S 2YF
May 3, 2010 at 9:20 AM | by | Comments (2)

The Polo Bar at the Westbury: scene of the crimeski.

So, you’re a billionaire. A Russian one, no less. You’re in London. And instead of buying up half of Chelsea to sleep in on your odd visits, like all the other RBs, you want to stay in a hotel. How quaint!

Don’t worry, though - you don’t have to lose face among your (insanely rich) fellow countrymen if you follow our HotelChatter suggestions for where to stay, and you shouldn’t get poisoned, either. These places aren’t any old five stars – they’re five stars worth of Abramovich et al. Enjoy-ski!

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Indoor Water Parks Are Somehow Still En Vogue as Radisson Albuquerque Opens 'Splashtastic'

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  Site Where: 2500 Carlisle Boulevard Northeast [map], Albuquerque, NM, United States, 87110
February 26, 2010 at 10:22 AM | by | Comments (0)

If you don't have kids or consider "fun parks" the least fun thing on the planet, you'll want to file this news under "Another place to avoid when traveling." But if you have rugrats you need to occupy, or you're a big, waterslide-lovin' kid yourself, rejoice! The Radisson Hotel Albuquerque has a new waterpark, opening on March 12, just in time for spring break.

If you're not familiar with the waterpark concept, firstly: commiserations. Waterslide collisions are the stuff childhood is made of. The Radisson's set up includes all the waterpark staples: indoor and outdoor slides, an activity pool, wading pool, hot tub, lazy river, tipping bucket, and the most unfortunately named thing we've heard of since the iPad, the FlowRider.

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A Sherlock Holmes Stay in London? With Our List, It's Elementary

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  Site Where: 108 Baker Street, London, United Kingdom, W1U 6LJ
December 23, 2009 at 2:11 PM | by | Comments (0)

Fancy a 2010 trip to London in honour of Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes film? Let us make it elementary for you (sorry) with a roundup of who’s doing Sherlock-specific packages. Boringly enough, they’re all called the same thing (Sherlock Holmes Package) but some are better than others. And two are definitely cheaper.

As you’d expect, the Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes on Baker Street is going all out with a Sherlock Holmes package: for £154 you get bed and breakfast, two Sherlock Holmes or Dr Watson cocktails, two tickets to see the film at Everyman Baker Street (a cute indy cinema), and a two course dinner for the pair of you (although weirdly, you need to pay a supplement for steak, and this doesn’t include drinks). Not half bad, considering room rates start at £99.

If you don’t want to stay over, they’re also offering a free cocktail to anyone whose surname is Holmes or Watson (does our mum’s maiden name count? We’ll give it a whirl). Buy any drink (perhaps a “Sherlock Holmes” or a “Dr Watson”, both £6.95) at Sherlock’s Bar before 31 January, show staff your photo ID and they’ll throw you another for free.

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