Archive for January, 2008
As promised in 2006, Hilton Hotels has begun many of their renovations around the world. This year, alone the Hilton chain will expend nearly $50 million of the $1 billion total they plan on using in their refurbishment project. Some renovations include the Hilton Paris Hotel which is closed until March 2008, the Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio and the Millennium Seoul Hilton.
As senior VP of brand management, Jeff Diskin claims that “we’re big believes that change is good and we want each guest to have a consistently great experience at any Hilton Hotel around the globe. That’s why over the past More >
Continuing on with our European winners of the 2008 Traveler’s Choice Awards hosted by Tripadvisor, we are now looking at the Top 10 Best Hidden Hotel Gems. As the name implies, these hotels are unknown treasures that run along the road less traveled. However, they offer some of the most hospitable service in some of the best locations in all of Europe. What does that mean for you? Impeccable staff and prime locality in a more hushed hotel setting; ie: no screaming babies, stuffy hallways or crammed restaurants. Enough babbling, let’s check them out!
1. Golden Well (U Zlate Studne) in More >
Although the first four are repeaters, as they made the Top 10 Best Luxury list of the world, they of course are the top hotels in Europe too! The list in its entirety is compromised of the most sumptuous, lush and extravagant hotels in all of Europe. Let’s take a peek.
1. The Ritz-Carlton Berlin in Berlin, Germany: It really seems as though traveler’s cannot get enough of the Ritz-Carlton in Berlin. Their superior service, prime location, soothing spa and elegant interior all add to the prestige of the most luxurious hotel in Europe.
2. Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort in Mykonos, Greece: More >
As promised, Sletoh.com is bringing you a breakdown of the hundreds of 2008 Traveler’s Choice Awards winners. We will be covering the best of the best in the World and Europe categories so that you can plan your next trip with peace of mind. Today’s showcase is the Top 10 Best Luxury Hotels in the World. Although there were 100 in this category, we figured a rundown of the top 10 is a bit easier to take in!
1. Los Altos De Eros in Tamarindo, Costa Rico: It truly doesn’t take much to see why Los Altos ranks number one in More >
According to Tripadvisor, “the Travelers’ Choice awards, the only honors representing the unbiased opinions of millions of travelers like you, are among the most coveted awards in the hotel industry.” What better way to pick your next holiday locale than to browse the winners and see destinations everyday people covet and what hotels and locations they would never return to again; a hassle free way to get a great selection for your next trip!
In paying homage to the best hotels on the planet, as decided not by a panel but rather by ordiniary traveler’s opinions, “winners were determined by a More >
Florence, Italy is known for its old-world appeal, profound architecture, famous residents, meaty meals, unique culture and Tuscan countryside. Tourists come here to see the stunning views of the city from antique buildings, marvel over the famous El Duomo, scope out the many works that the Florentine merchant Medici family built the city up with, spot sites where the famous artist Michaelangelo roamed and to learn about the ancient history of the city that dates all the way back to 59BC. Among all of this, Florence is known for its fantastic hotels and near perfect hospitality. Let’s take a peek More >
Hotel Report Awards 2008 The Hotel Report is kicking off 2008 with its introduction to the Hotel Report Awards – the only awards for the industry as voted by the industry. Winners will be announced on February 21. Who are the gracious hosts for such an innovative hotel event? London’s very own Honourable Artillery Company (HAC), the home of Britain’s oldest army regiment.
The categories of the Hotel Report Awards envelop the best of the best in the hotel world today. They are as follows: Rising Star, Hotel Report Individual of the Year, Deal of the Year, Single Asset Deal of More >
Although beautiful and highly entertaining, many of Europe’s most popular cities can get tiring after awhile; the traffic jams, thousands upon thousands roaming the streets, long lines at attractions – it can really cramp a traveler’s style. Conversely, several virtually unknown European destinations – although not new in the world – have been enjoying a new found popularity amongst the jet-set. So rather than visiting your old school favorite this year, try something new because these “hush-hush” spots won’t be quiet for long!
Basilicata, Southern Italy
Ever since Mel Gibson’s Passion of the Christ brought this arid, desertscape to light, it has More >
All of the demand in recent years to live ‘green’ has put a strain on many industries to provide for this new breed of customer and lifestyle and the hotel industry is no exception. Although there have been plenty of attempts, good and bad, at providing for this new set, none of done it quite so well thus far as the Travelodge.
The British hotel chain is currently amidst building the first recyclable hotel. Yes, you read correctly – a recyclable hotel!
What exactly is this innovative design constructed of? Why container-like crates prefabricated in China of course. This novel building can More >
The hotel chain Travelodge recently announced that between Christmas Eve and the Twelfth Night (January 5) married couples by the names of Mary and Joseph can have a free stay at Travelodge’s throughout Britain, Ireland and Spain… as long as they provide the proof.
Although the humble stable of the Nativity story is a far cry from the Travelodge’s comfortable accommodations, the hotel chain wants the true spirit of the Christmas story to resonate during the season.
“The phrase ‘no room at the inn’ is something that resonates with us in the hotel business,” stated Travelodge operations director Jason Cotta this December. More >