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Capital One teams up with booking app HotelTonight

In keeping up with its tech initiatives, Capital One has teamed up with HotelTonight to give new offers to travelers. HotelTonight is a last-minute booking app that gives travelers discounted rates at thousands of hotels.

Olympic village unfit for habitation says Aussie Olympic team

Rio De Janeiro - Australia's Olympic team was slated to move into Rio de Janeiro's Olympic village on July 21, but instead, they are staying in nearby hotels. It seems the accommodations are not habitable.

Coming to a hotel near you: The robot humanoid receptionist

Berlin - In a hotel not in a galaxy far, far away, a robot bids you welcome as you pull into the driveway.Another hands out the keycard to your room, and a third gives you the password to the wifi network.

Paris's famed Ritz hotel to reopen in June after fire

Paris - The landmark Paris Ritz hotel will reopen in June after major renovations, three months behind schedule because of a fire on its top floor earlier this month, a spokesman said Friday.

Paris New Year hotel reservations slump

Paris - Paris hotels, usually crammed with New Year revellers, have seen New Year reservations plunge 30 percent in the wake of the November 13 attacks, the head of the regional hotel union said Thursday.

French thieves posed as Gulf tourists to steal hotel safes

Paris - Two men have been arrested in France suspected of stealing safes out of a dozen hotel rooms by posing as wealthy Gulf tourists, armed with a chisel and a stethoscope, police said Saturday.

Asian, Saudi owners polish Madrid Ritz's faded glory

Madrid - From a cocktail inspired by Salvador Dali to a piano Frank Sinatra once played for Ava Gardner, Madrid's Ritz hotel has a century's worth of classy artefacts and anecdotes. But its gilded taps and Baroque facade are showing their age.

Billionaire financier Kirk Kerkorian dead: MGM Resorts

New York - Legendary tycoon Kirk Kerkorian, who built iconic Las Vegas resorts and was a major investor in automakers and film studios, died late Monday, MGM Resorts International spokesman Clark Dumont said.

Three in four Brits admit to taking items from hotel rooms Special

Three quarters of all British holidaymakers have taken items from hotel rooms home with them, according to recent research by travel website Holiday Hypermarket.

Dorchester hotel boycott is already biting hard

An article that is talking about the current boycott is gaining support from those such as François-Henri, on the Dorchester chain of hotels.

Photo Essay: Hotels in China Special

China has many cities, and each has a certain sense of style that is reflected in hotels ranging from traditional Chinese to Japanese to Western.

La Quinta shares rise after IPO raises $650 mn

New York - Hotel chain La Quinta rose Wednesday in its first day of trade after Blackstone Group successfully launched its third hotel stock offering since November into a hot IPO market.La Quinta Holdings shares rose 3.1 percent to $17.

Huge price hikes for Brazil World Cup hotels

Rio De Janeiro - Football fans heading to Rio for the World Cup will have to pay at least double the going rate for hotel accommodation despite government attempts to limit price-gouging during the tournament, a study found Thursday.Globo's G1 news portal cited a study...

Accor hotels book a return to net profit

Paris - French hotel group Accor, number six in its sector worldwide, returned to net profit last year and said it was confident for 2014 but did not provide target figures.The group, the biggest hotel operator in Europe, reported a net profit of 126 million e...

After Hilton, Blackstone plans La Quinta IPO

New York - Two months after spinning off Hilton Hotels, investment titan Blackstone is planning a public offering of the La Quinta hotel chain in hopes of raising $100 million.Blackstone-backed La Quinta Holdings filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange C...

Our hotels are finished, says organizer in mountains

Irked by stories of unfinished hotels just days before the Sochi Olympics are due to start, the owners of one major complex took reporters on a three-hour tour on Wednesday to prove they w

Room keys will be replaced with smartphones in some hotels

Guests who stay at the Aloft Hotels in NYC and Cupertino, California will soon be able to gain entry to their rooms by using their smartphones as room keys.

Virginia Beach hotels add to amenities of top tourist destination

Virginia Beach - To millions of families in America and around the world, a trip to Virginia Beach is the next best thing to being in paradise.

Renaissance and Slate win Adrian Award for content marketing work

In the 2013 hospitality category, Renaissance Hotels and SlateCustom took the bronze HSMAI Adrian Award for content marketing in support of the discerning business traveler - a recognition of content strategy in travel marketing.

Best Upper West Side hotels for a summer vacation

New York - Upper West Side hotels are a hot commodity, but not every traveler has to be made of money to stay in this part of town, believe it or not. Check out all of the best summer savings and Upper West Hotel deals this summer!

Renaissance Hotels delivers native video experience on Slate

New York - Renaissance Hotels suggests we "live life to discover" in an exploratory native branded content video campaign that broke on Slate magazine on Tuesday.

Hotel burglars suspected of exploiting hotel lock security bug

Several hotel guests have found their rooms robbed during their stays in recent months. It is suspected the burglars exploited a security flaw in the electronic locks affixed to hotel room doors.

21c Museum Hotel Bentonville rises in Northwest Arkansas Special

Bentonville - 21c Museum Hotels redefine the art of Southern hospitality and soon Bentonville, AR will be home to one of these boutique hotels that combine contemporary art, guest rooms, and the region's culinary traditions into a unique destination experience.

Top hotels for families named

As summer approaches it is time to soak up some sun and a few lists that may help when making that vacation destination decision.

TripAdvisor Announces Readers' Top Hotels

Love them or hate them, everybody reads them., arguably the most influential source of hotel reviews, has released its much anticipated Travelers Choice Awards for 2012. But not all hotels agree.

Sir Richard Branson and Celebrities Rally to Ban Shark Fin Soup

Hong Kong - A movement of conservationists, high profile chefs, luxury hotels and celebrities are working to raise the awareness of the overfishing of sharks for fin soup and the danger to the world marine ecosystem

Golden Globes movie nominations; winners in bold

Beverly Hills - UPDATES: Winners will be put in bold throughout the night. As Sunday's Golden Globe presentation nears, here is a list of movie nominations. Look for complete coverage right here on Digital Journal.

Op-Ed: Washington DC Tops Budget Hotel Quality List

According to a study recently released by one of the major players in the global budget lodging industry, budget hotels in Washington ranked the highest of the 25 major cities evaluated for “overall quality.”

Bedbug infestation index ranks New York as top American city

An annual city index on bed bug infestations, released just before the Memorial Day holiday, reminds travelers of the top cities where bedbug populations are concentrated. Files for Bankruptcy

Tampa - An online hotel reservation company has filed for bankruptcy protection and suspended booking activities, resulting in uncertain reservations for customers in the United States and Ireland.
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