Tag: Hotels

Peebles lines up financing for Mount Vernon Triangle hotel

D.C.’s long-planned SLS Hotel project is inching closer to breaking ground.  Developer Peebles Corp. has lined up financing with a large international lender, according to Donahue Peebles III, senior associate of development. He declined to identify the lender until the deal closes this spring.  Late last year, the financing was in question for the 175-room […]

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New Hilton above L’Enfant Metro will open in April

WASHINGTON — After sitting vacant for nearly six years, the former L’Enfant Plaza Hotel is set for its grand reopening as the Hilton Washington DC National Mall. The 15-story hotel comes back with 367 rooms and 23,000 square feet of meeting and event space. The former L’Enfant Plaza Hotel is set for its grand reopening […]

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Last-minute Valentine’s Day gift ideas, from a Star Wars slow cooker to a CBD facial

14 Valentine’s Day Last-Minute Gift Ideas Amazon Prime Target – HelloGiggles Last-minute Valentine’s Day gift ideas, from a Star Wars slow cooker to a CBD facial this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines.

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Intelity raises $44 million for hotel guest engagement cloud services

Intelity has raised $44 million to bring cloud services to more hotels, enabling them to manage staff and let guests order room service via tablets or smartphones. The money comes from Philadelphia-based private equity firm LLR Partners. Intelity aims to provide customers with the most direct and advanced connection to their guests while […]

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New GM named for Marriott Marquis D.C., the District’s largest hotel

There’s a new sheriff in charge of D.C.’s largest convention-hotel. Bethesda-based Marriott International Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) has named Satinder Palta general manager of the Marriott Marquis Washington D.C., where he will oversee all operations. Palta was most recently GM of the JW Marriott, and generally bring about 30 years of experience to the job. “His […]

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Hands-on: Elegant bucket list app ‘Soon’ launches on Android

In a world that bombards us with things to do, it can be tough to stay on top of everything we think is worth checking out. Movies we want to see, music to listen to, books to read, restaurants to try, and places to go, there’s just so much to do and almost no central […]

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New Hilton Motto hotels have tiny, multipurpose rooms

WASHINGTON — Hilton’s newest hotel brand is called Motto by Hilton with tiny, multipurpose rooms designed to cater to budget-minded travelers who still want to travel to the most popular cities. Hilton says Motto is a micro-hotel with an urban vibe in prime global locations. Washington, D.C. will be among the first markets for a […]

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Google Maps overhauls hotel listings with price and location insights, reviews from other services, but removes some important features

Article Contents Recently, Google announced many new features coming to its travel planning services, including flight and hotel insights. Those changes are only a small part of the overhauled hotel listing layout that’s rolling out to Google Maps right now. While the design appears to be cosmetic at first, with plenty of the new Material […]

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Google Search will make trip planning even easier with more personalized information

Travel is not a new area of interest for Google, with lots of customized cards in Search aimed at getting you the best deals on flights and hotels, as well as the dedicated Google Trips app to bring all of your bookings together and offer additional recommendations and guides. Further enhancements to Google Search are […]

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Moxy DC hotel holding ‘casting call’ for employees

WASHINGTON — Marriott’s millennial-leaning, hip, Moxy hotel brand opens its first Moxy in Washington, D.C. in late fall — and it is hiring. But Moxy isn’t planning just job interviews. Moxy DC is hosting a casting call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 27. “This is not your mom’s job interview, so potential employees should […]

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Word of Mouth: Asbury Park

by Caitlin Leonard Lovingly referred to as “the Shore,” New Jersey’s coast is home to some of the most beautiful beaches within driving distance of NYC. From Sandy Hook to Cape May, the Shore is lined with many resort towns worthy of exploration, but none are experiencing a renaissance like Asbury Park—a small, quirky town on […]

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Word of Mouth: Belle-Île-en-Mer, Brittany: Ferry away to idyllic port cities, breathtaking cliffside hikes and secluded sandy beaches

Distill the essence of a seaside vacation destination. You may find a vision of quaint cottages settled along sandy coves. Perhaps it’s a series of small, colorful towns dotted by restaurants serving local cuisine beside shops with regional wares. Maybe it’s simply a salty breeze, a walk through a shaded garden or a moment of […]

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The Top 6 Skift Podcasts of All Time

Over the years, the Skift Podcast has explored issues both timely and eternal for travel, including examining solutions to overtourism, exploring how “places to go” lists get made, diving into the black travel movement. We’ve also created episodes out of editors’ interviews with industry leaders, live Skift events, and behind-the-scenes conversations at our annual Forums. To […]

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Hyatt’s $22 Million Charge Underscores Hotels’ Homesharing Struggles

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, not unlike AccorHotels, seems to be having some difficulty making homesharing work. Nearly a year after the company announced it was investing in Oasis, a private accommodations provider, the company revealed Wednesday it had to take a $22 million impairment charge related to its investment. “That impairment relates to Oasis, which is […]

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Hyatt’s New Alliance Hints at the Future of Hotel Loyalty Programs

Chicago-based Hyatt Hotels Corporation, which has a global portfolio of more than 700 hotels, announced Wednesday a new loyalty alliance with London-based Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) — a collection of more than 500 independent luxury hotels from around the world. By the end of this year, World of Hyatt loyalty members can earn […]

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Hotel Tonight and Expedia Offering New Twists on Hidden Hotel Deals

Suddenly there is a flurry of innovation — or at least ample twists on traditional practices — when it comes to the ways online travel players are delivering price-hidden, or opaque, hotel deals to consumers. The new features come separately from HotelTonight and Expedia. HotelTonight announced on Tuesday the global launch of Today’s Daily Drop, […]

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With a New Hotel Concept, One Retailer Is Bringing Hypebeast Culture to Hospitality

Atlanta-based A Ma Maniére’s new Washington, D.C. location is a streetwear shopping mecca topped off with a two-suite “hotel.” Photo: A Ma Maniére It was with a fairly high level of skepticism that I headed to Washington, D.C. this past weekend for the opening of Atlanta-based streetwear shop A Ma Maniére’s second location. This was […]

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