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Vacationers Discover Luxury Hotel A Tunisian Trash Heap

January 9, 2013 at 4:33 PM | by | Comments (0)

Ask The Byfords, a British family from West Yorkshire how their recent holiday in Tunisia went, and chances are they'll say "rubbish"--and they wouldn't be lying. According to The Daily Mail, the poor folks spent £4,000 ($6400) booking what they thought was a luxury vacation at the Soviva Resort and instead ended up in a garbage, feces, and cat-urine infested dump.

The hotel, which was supposed to be located in the resort town of Port El Kantaoui, was part of the Byfords vacation package through Thomas Cook, the UK travel agency. Upon arriving in Tunisia and finding themselves whizzing past the area, it soon became obvious to the Byfords that they weren't going to get that beautiful getaway they'd seen in the brochures.

But they had no idea how bad it was going to get until they arrived at their supposedly four-star destination and saw...human feces floating in the pool.

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Swissôtel, W Hotel, and Ritz-Carlton Plan Way Into The Hotel Future

September 13, 2012 at 1:32 PM | by | Comments (0)

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016...they're all on the distant horizon. While we've still got 2012 to get through, hotel companies are already planning their next moves and it looks like Dubai, Panama, Turkey and Tunisia will be getting some love!

First up are three gorgeous new properties from Swissôtels, which blew us away this year with the colorful new Swissôtel Dresden. Up next are two hotels in Turkey: a beach resort (pictured) and a city resort, both in Bodrum, which sits on the Aegean Sea across from Greece.

The beach resort will feature 66 rooms complemented by additional villas and terraces residences. Oh, and that pool? Yes please. Meanwhile, the separate 56-room city resort will be in the hills of Bodrum with incredible views of the surrounding city. Both hotels are scheduled to open in 2013 and 2014, respectively.

Plus, we're told today that in early 2016, the company's second Middle East hotel will open, the Swissôtel Jadaf Dubai. The luxury property will sit within a giant complex of 3 other hotels, residences, and retail outlets—because in Dubai, you're never more than five feet from a mall of some sort—and contain 280 rooms, an all-day restaurant, three specialty restaurants and a Purovel Spa.

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