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Review: Sopwell House, the Georgian mansion in St Albans Special

Saint Albans - Sopwell House is an historic Georgian country house, now a luxurious 128 bedroom hotel, country club & spa. Digital Journal paid a visit.

Attack wasn't Tunisia's fault, say tourists who stayed

Port El Kantaoui - Despite many tourists taking the first flights home after a gunman's killing spree at a popular Tunisian beach resort, others decided to stay, saying the massacre was not the country's fault.

Woman pulled alive from rubble after Nepal quake

Kathmandu - Rescue workers on Thursday pulled a second survivor from the rubble of a collapsed hotel in Nepal's capital, five days after a massive earthquake that killed nearly 6,000 people.

Atlantic City fines bankrupt casino-hotel for losing power

Atlantic City - The empty Revel casino-hotel has already been fined $20,000 and will continue to be fined $5,000 a day by the city of Atlantic City until it gets electric service restored, officials said.

Photo essay: Touring London's historic Savoy Hotel Special

London - The Savoy is a 125 year-old hotel at the heart of the theater district in London, and the birthplace of Gilbert and Sullivan's light operettas. Recently refurbished, the hotel is an Art Deco wonder.

Gunmen assault luxury Tripoli hotel, at least nine dead

Tripoli - Gunmen stormed a hotel in Tripoli popular with diplomats and officials Tuesday in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group, killing at least nine people, including five foreigners, before blowing themselves up.

Photo essay: Celebrating New Year's Day at Claridge's, London Special

London - Claridge's is a 5-star hotel located on the corner of Brook Street and Davies Street in Mayfair, London. On New Year's Day the hotel is still decorated for Christmas. Digital Journal paid a visit.

Google & Microsoft fight hotels banning personal Wi-Fi hotspots

Microsoft and Google are amongst other big-name companies joining together to lobby the FCC into declining a petition by the hotel industry that requests permission to block users' personal Wi-Fi hotspots whilst staying in the hotel.

Marriott's new campaign urges guests to tip their housekeepers

A number of Marriott hotels will provide envelopes in guest rooms in an effort to encourage visitors to tip its workers.

Owner fit to be tied as Spain's first bondage hotel turned down

Spain almost had its very own bondage-themed hotel, complete with a huge dungeon and all the latest toys, but the opening has been stopped by local village authorities.

Suicide bomber wounds 10 in Beirut hotel as police move in

Beirut - A man blew himself up in a Beirut hotel on Wednesday as security forces stormed his room, killing himself and wounding 10 other people, a senior Lebanese official said.

Brazil seizes spoiled food from World Cup hotels

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian health officials have raided hotels that will host visiting World Cup teams, including England and Italy, and confiscated expired food such as shrimp and salmon from their kitchens.

Video: First luxury hotel for cats in Paris

Paris - Paris cat lovers now have the ideal solution when going away on vacation. A luxury hotel for cats offering everything they need, including luxury rooms, "gourmet" food and even a communal games room. All this plus around-the-clock care and attention.

AFP reporter Sardar Ahmad killed in Kabul hotel attack

Kabul - Sardar Ahmad, a staff reporter at the Agence France-Presse news agency, was killed in an attack on Kabul's Serena hotel, it was confirmed Friday.Ahmad, 40, was shot dead along with his wife and two of his three children when Taliban gunmen attacked the...

At least eight civilians killed in Kabul hotel attack

Kabul - At least eight civilians, including children and foreigners, were killed in a Taliban attack on a luxury hotel in Kabul, the spokesman for Afghanistan's interior ministry said Friday.In a brazen assault just weeks before Afghanistan's presidential elec...

Survey: No free Wi-Fi biggest hotel guest complaint

One of the biggest complaints that hotel guests have is the lack of free Wi-Fi in their rooms. Guests believe that all hotels should offer free Internet connection and think it is more important that many other hotel amenities.

Japan's Love Hotels see business booming

Tokyo - From rooms kitted out like medical clinics where couples can play "doctors and nurses" to grottos where it is permanently Christmas, Japan's "Love Hotels" cater to almost every taste, offering a few hours of reasonably-priced privacy in a crowded count...

Breakfast buffet and rebellion: Welcome to Hotel Ukraina

Kiev - The maids at the Hotel Ukraina in Kiev huddle in the crimson carpeted corridors of the Soviet-era skyscraper as the booming loudspeakers from Independence Square below belt out religious and patriotic tunes."This is a catastrophe!

Toronto: Gladstone Hotel's 'Come Up To My Room' January 23 to 26

Ever wonder what's in someone's bedroom? Come Up To My Room (CUTMR) enters its second decade as Toronto’s biggest alternative design event. A surprise until the day before it opens, the show never fails to delight and inspire.

Developer plans to build NYC hotel in $100,000 increments

New York - Crowdfunding used to be a charitable activity for an artistic purpose, but modern businessmen are turning it into a profitable scheme.

Man sleeps in hotel with crocodile under his bed

Guy Whittall, who was in Zimbabwe, was shocked when he discovered that there was an eight-foot crocodile right underneath his bed

Trump approved for 60-year lease of historical Old Post Office

Washington - The deal between the U.S. General Services Administration and real estate tycoon Donald Trump has been finalized. Trump can now move forward with plans to redevelop Washington D.C.'s historic Old Post Office. His company has secured a 60-year lease.

Solaire Resort & Casino emerging as popular boxing venue in Asia

Solaire Resort and Casino, the newest and most luxurious hotel, resort and casino in the Philippines, is emerging as a popular venue for world-class boxing in the Asia-Pacific region.

Ex-hotel manager: Kardashian cheated on Reggie Bush with West

The ex-girlfriend of NBA player Kris Humphries says she made Kanye a room key so he could see Kim Kardashian secretly while she was dating NFL player Reggie Bush.

Architectural views in Hotel El Puerto, Fuengirola Special

Fuengirola - While the hotel may be something of a travel package destination, the design and architecture of the building is quite fascinating. Hotel El Puerto is situated right on the beachfront in sunny Fuengirola, on the Costa del Sol in Spain.

British tourist jumps out of hotel window to avoid rape in India

Agra - A British tourist visiting Agra, home of the famous Taj Mahal, was sent to hospital after jumping from a first-floor hotel window to escape the possibility of being raped.

Hotel maid beaten and sexually assaulted

San Diego - A maid at a hotel in San Diego's Midway District was beaten and sexually assaulted while she was cleaning a vacant room.

Fungus used to combat bed bugs

According to researchers at Penn State University, 'biopesticides', which are naturally occurring fungi, might provide an answer to the common problem with bedbugs.

North Korea's Ryugyong Hotel may soon finally open

Pyongyang - A massive hotel in North Korea's capital city may soon be open for guests. The Ryugyong Hotel, which began construction in 1987, was never fully completed and has never been open to the public.

Toronto's stylish new Four Seasons hotel opens its doors Special

Toronto - Four Seasons Toronto is the latest design gem to make its mark in Canada's busiest city. The Yorkville hotel features 259 rooms (all outfitted with iPads), the largest spa of any Four Seasons property and star chef Daniel Boulud's new restaurant.
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Four Seasons Regional Vice President and General Manager of Four Seasons Toronto  Dimitrios Zarikos ...
Four Seasons Regional Vice President and General Manager of Four Seasons Toronto, Dimitrios Zarikos, at the launch of the new hotel in Toronto.
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The art inside Four Seasons Toronto
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Hotel Strasburg has been restored to the Victorian Age. The majority of the furniture is antique.
Hotel Strasburg has been restored to the Victorian Age. The majority of the furniture is antique.
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At the new Four Seasons Toronto launch, Digital Journal CEO Chris Hogg (right) watches the action with Digital Journal CMO and head of the company's /newsrooms division, Sabaa Quao
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Holly Hotel
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Hotel Los Castanos, Cartajima, Spain
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Hotel Los Castanos  Cartajima  Spain
Hotel Los Castanos, Cartajima, Spain
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Hotel either intended for India or designed in India. It is for sale.
Hotel either intended for India or designed in India. It is for sale.
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Hotel Los Castanos, Cartajima, Spain
Hotel Los Castanos
Hotel Los Castanos  Cartajima  Spain
Hotel Los Castanos, Cartajima, Spain
Hotel Los Castanos
Hotel Los Castanos  Cartajima  Spain
Hotel Los Castanos, Cartajima, Spain
Hotel Los Castanos
Chinese women greeters at a fancy hotel in the northeast of China
Chinese women greeters at a fancy hotel in the northeast of China
The hotel lobby at Sopwell House. This are has recently undergone a recent refurbishment. the recept...
The hotel lobby at Sopwell House. This are has recently undergone a recent refurbishment. the reception area looks fresh and inviting with an open fire. There are huge comfortable sofas brimming with fluffy cushions on them.
Connectivity lounge
Connectivity lounge
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Hotel Complex in Andorra
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Heralding the opening of Four Seasons Toronto  Regional Vice President and GM Dimitrios Zarikos (lef...
Heralding the opening of Four Seasons Toronto, Regional Vice President and GM Dimitrios Zarikos (left) stands with a representative from HRH Prince Al Waleed bin Talal's Kingdom Holding Company who owns the property
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One of Claridge s hallways  this one leads into the tea room.
One of Claridge's hallways, this one leads into the tea room.
At the launch for the new Four Seasons Toronto  chairman/founder Isadore Sharp (left) stands beside ...
At the launch for the new Four Seasons Toronto, chairman/founder Isadore Sharp (left) stands beside Regional Vice President and Four Seasons Toronto GM Dimitrios Zarikos (middle), and chef Daniel Boulud (in white)
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Construction of a new hotel in Fuengirola  Spain
Construction of a new hotel in Fuengirola, Spain
Hotel Los Castanos  Cartajima  Spain
Hotel Los Castanos, Cartajima, Spain
Hotel Los Castanos