AGODA AGODA is an online hotel booking platform that began in 2005 in Singapore and is now owned by Priceline. AGODA lists hundreds of thousands of hotels worldwide at competitive prices and provides services in 38 different languages. Over the years, especially when I was traveling to locations with smaller, individually-owned hotels, I would always take a … Read More
I am most interested in the new All Inclusive rate offered by the Andaz Papagayo Hotel in Costa Rica
At what point does entitlement shatter gratitude?
How important is a hotel lounge, and what are you entitled to if the lounge is closed on weekends or for renovation?
Last night, I took a trip around the world. I attended an event at the Andaz 5th Avenue in Manhattan celebrating all Andaz hotels, and in particular, four new Andaz hotels — Andaz Delhi, Andaz Ottawa Byward Market, Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya and Andaz Scottsdale Resort and Spa. There were rooms, food and drinks dedicated … Read More
The owner operators of the Westin Times Square and the Sheraton Grand Chicago went to New York State Supreme Court today seeking to halt the Starwood-Marriott merger. They claim that the merger would violate the hotel operators’ agreements with Starwood.
In December 2014, the announcement was made that the Kimpton boutique hotel chain was being acquired by IHG. We were assured that the boutique-ness of Kimpton would not change, and frankly we have heard little on this front for some time. Well we did hear that seven of the Kimpton Hotels in San Francisco were leaving … Read More
Club Carlson is running daily one-day CYBERTASTIC specials all week. Today’s CYBERTASTIC TUESDAY deal is 20,000 bonus points, when you stay 2 nights at a Radisson hotel. Here are the basics: Today Only: Earn Major Bonus Points What would you do with 20,000 bonus Gold Points®? Stay two or more consecutive nights with Radisson® hotels through January … Read More
Notices are going out warning people with inactive Hyatt accounts that the accounts will be closed.
Some hotels in India calculate hotel taxes based on the supposed published or rack rate of the room instead of the rate actually paid by the guest. Is this valid?