Do A Little Research:
You can find thousands of hotels listed online, however, make sure you check the feedback and history of the hotels you shortlist. Flip through some magazines and brochures and try to look for hotels that best suit your needs. Take opinion from your friends who have already visited the hotel before. Discuss with your family members who are going to accompany you. By doing so, not only will the family be able to enjoy the trip as one group but it will also lessen the decision-making pressure on one person.
Decide On A Budget:
Setting a clear budget before booking a hotel is important because you need to be realistic about what you can afford. Also look for offers and discounts, so that you can reduce the budget and spend the balance amount for something else that’s more useful.
For Example, There are many hotels in Mumbai near airport like Tunga hotels – that provide amazing offers if you do the bookings online. Without the need to step out of your house,
Cancun is a hotly competitive market for all-inclusive resorts, but Oasis Hotels & Resorts has carved out a niche by remaining compact, focused, local and diversified – and committed to the travel agent community.
In all, Oasis has eight all-inclusive resorts in Cancun and nearby Tulum, as well as two urban hotels in downtown Cancun. Enrique Klein, vice president-sales and marketing, said the group has managed to stay competitive over its 22-year history by “staying on top of market conditions and customer preferences by reading and addressing what the customer is looking for in vacation travel.”
For Oasis, diversity is a priority. Properties are tiered by price, concept and target markets. The Pyramid, set within the confines of the Grand Oasis Cancun, is the most luxurious, reflected in its restaurants, amenities and quality of furnishings. A notch below that are the Grand Oasis properties and then Oasis. The recently introduced Oasis Lite category includes two property offerings, said Klein, with “great amenities and services at great price points.” And, typical of Oasis’ efforts to leverage the proximity of its resorts to one
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Like the rest of France, Dijon, the capital of Burgundy, has seen an explosion of refurbished midrange hotels. Housed in a renovated 1926 Haussmann-style building, this 42-room, five-story property in the city center was opened in 2015 by the hotelier brothers Bruno and Christophe Massucco. It is Dijon’s first Design Hotel member, and interior spaces are accordingly whimsical and contemporary, a refreshing touch in sometimes stodgy Burgundy. But at times, spaces are confined and overly designed. The lobby is cramped, the breakfast room is crammed with chandeliers and a D.J. station, and a small glass-floored elevator barely fits two pieces of luggage and seems to be the sole reason for the hotel’s name.
Ideally located in Dijon’s ancient city center, the hotel is a flat eight-minute walk (or three-minute tram ride) from the train station and a 10-minute walk to sites like Les Halles Dijon, the city’s covered food market; the 13th-century L’Église Notre-Dame de Dijon; and many shops, restaurants and museums. There’s a bus stop just outside for going farther afield.
Who doesn’t love a hotel room upgrade? The chances of getting a better room than the one you booked aren’t a pipe dream, according to Jack Ezon, a hotel specialist at the New York City-based travel consultancy Ovation Vacations. “There are lots of ways to get upgrades at a hotel,” he said.
Below, he shares tips for snagging better accommodations for no extra cost but cautions that travelers should make sure that they actually want the upgrade they’re getting. “I’ve had clients who booked a junior suite and got upgraded to a duplex suite that they hated because of the steps. In another instance, I had four couples traveling together who booked separate rooms and got upgraded to a four-bedroom villa. They were irate because they wanted space from each other on their vacation,” he said.
Book with a Travel Adviser. Booking the old-fashioned way has its privileges, according to Mr. Ezon, because many advisers have close relationships with hotel managers. “An adviser can call or email the manager and instantly get you an upgrade,” he said. And, he said, travelers usually don’t have
Welcome to the fun house. Opened last year, the second Grimm’s Hotel in the German capital is bigger, bolder and more tranquil than its little brother, thanks to an eye-catching wedge-shaped building and nearby green spaces. The design is inspired by Grimm’s fairy tales, infusing the flamboyant lobby and 110 rooms and suites with bright colors and strange characters. Outfitted with a wall of wooden shingles and a fireplace crackling with digitally generated flames, the faux-lodge lobby is a kaleidoscope of hues and textures. Trippy, color-soaked forest scenes — maidens, wolves, giant mushrooms — cover the wall over the reception desk, while the lounge is inhabited by a sculptural wild boar (propping up an end table) and a lamp shaped like a rabbit. Chairs and couches in a mishmash of forms, colors and patterns (calfskin, plaid, orange, turquoise) complete the hallucinogenic atmosphere.
No bread crumb trail is necessary to find your way to the hotel, which is tucked in a niche alongside a tranquil park and canal near the bright lights and crowds of Potsdamer Platz, the Times Square of Berlin. A 10-minute
REDUCE CONTACT WITH GERMS Bedspreads are notorious for holding germs, which is why many hotels use duvets with removable covers that are easy to launder. If your property doesn’t have duvets, request upon check-in that your bedspread be laundered. You can also reduce your exposure to germs by using antibacterial wipes to wipe down commonly used objects, such as television remotes, doorknobs and telephones.
IMPROVE AIR CIRCULATION Paint, furniture and cleaning products degrade the quality of the air inside because they are often made with toxic materials such as formaldehyde. And poor indoor air quality can cause headaches and fatigue. If weather permits, Dr. Chopra said, opening a window in your hotel room to allow for circulation can improve air quality. Or, choose a hotel that uses nontoxic cleaning products — the property’s reservations desk should be able to tell you if that’s the case.
USE A DAWN SIMULATING ALARM CLOCK While the hotel’s alarm clock will wake you, Dr. Chopra said that waking to sudden loud noise was a stressful way to begin your day. He suggested traveling with a dawn-simulating alarm clock,
When Karisma Hotels & Resorts Executive Vice President Mandy Chomat was asked what he attributed the company’s ongoing success to, he wasted no time with his answer. “The philosophy was always to deliver a better all-inclusive experience,” he said. “One of the key objectives was to go after the market attuned to exceptional food and service, which is what we’re known for.”
But Chomat stressed that was just part of the equation. “The other objective was to train a distribution system of agents that would be different from anything else out there,” he said. In 2008, Karisma created the Gourmet Inclusive Vacation Consultants (GIVC) program to attract these high-caliber travel advisors, who are paid 21 percent commissions.
In addition to those high commissions, GIVC agents are privy to exclusive offers for their clients that are not available to non-GIVC agents or OTAs. “We want to work with travel agents who want to market themselves to consumers, and we’re here to help with any marketing assistance they need,” Chomat. “Agents are really important to us, because we recognize that when somebody really knows our product and how to sell it, the consumer has a better experience with
The first two hotels from the Hoxton, both in London, earned the budget-friendly brand a reputation for creating spaces as cool to look at as they are to lounge in. The Hoxton Amsterdam, the first property outside Britain, opened in July 2015 with 111 rooms spread across five historic canal houses on the Herengracht canal.
The Dutch design firm Nicemakers created warm, welcoming interiors, and the large lobby, with its worn leather couches, classy U-shaped bar and mezzanine-level lounge, has become a favorite drinking-and-dining destination among hip Amsterdammers and visitors alike. Guest rooms, most with canal views, range in size from “Shoebox” to “Roomy,” and among three special concept rooms is the adorably named “Tubby” in the attic, outfitted with a bathtub.
The optimal central location is a five-minute walk from Dam Square, from which the city’s central train station is less than 10 minutes away by tram. Buses and tram lines stop nearby, and most attractions are within easy walking or biking distance.
The hotel is certainly one of a kind, evolving, in its early years, as more of an experiment than an entrepreneurial venture. During the years when the couple were building Hardy’s namesake jewelry company—which they sold in 2007—they purchased a block of land adjacent to their house, fearful it would be turned into another of the area’s luxury hotels. From that point forward, Bambu Indah has evolved from a place that could accommodate the couple’s visiting friends to one of the world’s most unique examples of sustainable hospitality.
Pragmatism, rather than any particular design vision, governed Bambu Indah’s early development. The couple began snapping up inexpensive Javanese teak wedding houses, built more than a century ago, and transporting them to the island. “In a very short period of time we had three or four gladaks and placed them randomly on the new land,” says Cynthia. “There was no name for it and there was no organization, they were just cute little huts where we put a few guests who we asked to leave $20 a night in tips for the staff who would take care of them.”
Bambu Indah has continued to grow significantly—the hotel now
Built by its elite members to convince visitors to the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair that this wasn’t a hick town, the elegant Chicago Athletic Association languished in recent decades, notable for its Venetian Gothic facade on a landmarked stretch of Michigan Avenue. But in 2013, Commune Hotels & Resorts and the developers AJ Capital Partners began its resurrection, restoring the terrazzo floors, stained glass windows and carved stone fireplaces. In May 2015, the former men’s club reopened as a 241-room hotel, so thronged with sightseers since then that the Chicago Architectural Foundation now offers tours there. Retro appointments like a library wall of thrift-shop-caliber art are from the interior design firm Roman and Williams.
In the downtown Loop, the prominent Michigan Avenue address overlooks tourist-centric Millennium Park across the street. Attractions including the Art Institute of Chicago are within easy walking distance and the 18-mile lakefront recreational path is just across the park. The elevated “L” train is one block away.
Reminding guests of the establishment’s original purpose as lodgings for
When the 73-room Beaumont Hotel opened its doors in London’s Mayfair district in 2014, it made an artistic statement so conspicuous that not even passers-by could disregard it. The building’s southernmost exterior is crowned by the British artist Antony Gormley’s inhabitable sculpture of a crouching man, which doubles as the property’s priciest and most conceptual suite.
But “ROOM,” the official name of Mr. Gormley’s sculpture, is only one element of a very deliberate artistic focus that the owners Jeremy King and Chris Corbin, two of London’s best-known restaurateurs, placed at the center of their concept, one that hinges on a fictional story that Mr. King created to establish a sense of place. Collected in a span of three years by Mr. King and his wife, Lauren Gurvich King, the art selection at the Beaumont works on two levels. “There is a simple decorative element that alludes to a particular period, but there is also a strong narrative,” Mr. King said. “Each work supports the back story I created about the New York hotelier Jimmy Beaumont who moved to London in the late ’20s to open his eponymous hotel.”
1 Hotel South Beach opened in March 2015 as the first hotel of an eco-focused, “nature-inspired” brand created by Barry Sternlicht, the chief executive of Starwood Capital Group. (There is also a 1 Hotel Central Park, which opened last summer, and a 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge opening later this year.) Driftwood accents, billowy curtains and muted tones imbue a relaxed, sophisticated ambience, while living-plant walls add a tropical element. A pleasant scent of eucalyptus, cardamom, cedar and oak wafts through the air. In the lobby, the nature theme takes a whimsical turn as decorative mushrooms sprout from columns; moss clings to walls; and driftwood-inspired furnishings are topped with cactus-filled terrariums. Reuse and recycle is a pervasive message. Key cards are fashioned from reclaimed wood; hangers are made out of recycled cardboard.
The blocklong oceanfront hotel sits at the northernmost fringe of South Beach. Museums, shops and restaurants are within easy reach. There are also three Tesla electric cars driven by staff members and available between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. for free drop-offs within a three-mile radius of the hotel.
Hotel accommodation is an utmost requirement when it comes to travel in some other part of the world. In the areas where tourism is at the peak, a big chain of hotel can be witnessed. Hong Kong is the perfect example of the world’s popular destinations for the tourism purpose. Here, a large number of people from different parts of the world like to visit. So, various big hotels have given their businesses to this place.
Wharney Hotel is one of the big names in this regard. This is the hotel with a plethora of facilities and amenities for the guests. This hotel is located in Wanchai and it is one of the favorite destinations for the people without any second thought. Have a look at some of the facilities available in this wonderful Wanchai hotel accommodation.
Different Types of Rooms: Different varieties of rooms are available in this hotel, which one can avail according to his/her requirements and budgets. These types include superior room, superior triple room, deluxe room, executive room and executive plus rooms.
Dining: Dining is one more aspect that is necessary in the hotels. Most of the hotels try to provide
Traveling involves meeting new peoples, seeing the real beauties of the flora and the fauna, involve in the leisure work, exploring out the new place, etc. After these task, you need a place where you can stay and make yourself relax.
If you have made out a plan to travel at the Qatar, there is one such hotel present there, which will cater to all your requirements. They have all the facilities, present there which will provide you a complete relaxation. It has its own private beach, which is a rare case. Normally most of the hotel have a sharing beach, but having a private beach will definitely provide it an edge over other.
Looking for the Doha bars and lounges, you are at a right place. They provide a quality service in this field. The wide dining option is available there. Not only the dining area and the beaches, but also a beautiful guest rooms and suites.
If you are planning a meeting here, then it is the right place. Most of the time meeting is done at the office side, which do not involve a proper involvement of people and it becomes quite
Martha’s Vineyard, in Massachusetts
Named in homage to the Methodist camp meetings held in the cottage-filled Oak Bluffs area since the early 1800s, the new 95-room Summercamp hotel has revitalized the 19th-century Wesley Hotel. Its bright, playful décor features nostalgic accents like wall-mounted vintage tennis rackets and archery bows, dragonfly-print drapes, platform beds with marine rope for bedposts and child-friendly bunk beds. Porches wrap the hotel, which overlooks the harbor, but for those who want more action, there’s Ping-Pong, Twister, movie screenings in the recreation hall and cornhole games on the lawn. The hotel lacks a restaurant, but stocks its Camp Canteen with retro snacks including Cracker Jacks, “penny candy” and Dreamsicles. Rooms from $149; summercamphotel.com.
Opal Sands Resort
Beach-loving families will find Gulf of Mexico views from all of the 230 rooms at the shorefront Opal Sands Resort, each done in tones of driftwood and sea blue. Chairs and cabanas are available for rent at the beach, where the shallow and often calm water
Extended hotels are ideal for people who have to stay away from home at a particular place for long periods of time. The main purpose of an extended stay hotel is to make long term stay at hotels more affordable and provide accommodations that help create a home-like experience. The reasons for long term stay can vary between a business trip, corporate relocation, or a vacation with family. The space that these hotels provide is more, along with the amenities that are designed keeping long term business, leisure, and relocation travelers in mind. The main advantages include a kitchen and a laundry service that run around the clock.
In hotels that provide extended stay facilities, studio suites are available that are usually bigger compared to typical rooms, and are also definitely more economically when compared to corporate apartments. They are also located near metro areas and convenience stores for greater ease. Some hotels also provide additional amenities, including wireless high speed internet or broadband facilities. These hotels are a good choice for travelers who need a place for a week or more. It is also ideal for families that are on vacation on a budget, as the rooms are
▸ Burj Al Arab is located on an artificial island, built about 280 meters away from the Jumeirah beach in Dubai. It is connected to the mainland by a gently curving bridge.
▸ It stands as one of the tallest structures in the world. Its height is 321 meters (1,053 feet) above the sea level.
▸ The magnificent structure is home to the highest tennis court in the world. The tennis court is located close to the top of the hotel.
▸ Moreover, on top of the building, at a height of 212 meters above the sea level, there is also a helipad about 24 meters wide. It enables one to arrive or depart from Burj Al Arab by a helicopter and admire the beauty of the whole city from above.
▸ Gold was used to embellish the interior of the structure.
▸ Burj Al Arab has 202 rooms, which are all duplex suites, 18 elevators, 28 double-story floors, and incredible restaurants. The suite houses luxury rooms, panoramic suites, club suites, double suites, presidential and royal suites.
▸ The cost involved in building the hotel was $650 million.
▸ The construction involved several companies and contractors from the UK, USA, and Dubai and over 3000
No matter where you plan to go for a holiday or how long your trip is, the desire to get a good accommodation deal with tidy rooms and an at-home service is universal. Here are a few things that you can do, in order to pay less and save more.
Compare Prices on Different Websites
This can really help you get some of the cheapest hotel deals available. Look through different websites, such as Expedia, Travelocity, and Quikbook, and compare the prices. Believe it or not, you will find huge differences. It is also a good idea to visit the hotel’s own website. You can then choose whichever price suits you the best.
Call the Hotel Personally
Internet is always helpful, but it is advisable not to rely on it completely. It should be noted that websites don’t always mention the add-on expenses, which might be included in your final bill, while checking out. Therefore, even if you think that you have found the best deal online, it is still advisable to call the hotel personally and ask about the additional/hidden costs. Also, note that not all hotels have an online presence. So, do
Check if their rooms have en-suite bathrooms
In the traditional sense, B&Bs were just a bunch of spare rooms in a family’s house which were let out to guests. Many of these, even today, do not have en-suite facilities. In case you can’t conceive the idea of sharing a bathroom with strangers, do clear up this aspect before you book.
Check if they allow pets
Pet owners mostly tend to find favor with like-minded B&B owners who don’t mind the guests bringing their pets along. This generosity is hard to find in most hotels, and in the rare event that you do, keeping a pet at the hotel ferociously escalates the cost. Pet-friendly B&Bs are a dream come true for animal lovers, so if you are one yourself, it’ll be easy to find the perfect accommodation.
Check if they allow children
Yes, you read that right. There are quite a few B&Bs that aren’t too keen on having young guests below the age of 12 on their property. So, if you plan to travel with young kids, take extra caution with your research.
Check if they provide ‘modern’ amenities