Tag Archives: Hotels

  • Flophouze Hotel: Vacation in a Shipping Container

    Flophouze Hotel: Vacation in a Shipping Container

    Living in an old shipping container … anybody who pays rent has at least thought about it. If you’re not ready to commit to a full year lease, you can give the whole idea a trial run at the Flophouze Hotel, where shipping container hotel rooms go for 175 bucks a night. The Flophouze Hotel is located […]

  • The DogHouse: BrewDog Brewery is Opening a Beer Hotel in Ohio

    The DogHouse: BrewDog Brewery is Opening a Beer Hotel in Ohio

    Generally speaking, when a non-hotel company decides to get into the hospitality business, it ends in disappointment. I’m thinking of the late, lamented Shoney’s Inn, and my own personal favorite, Hooters Inn. But innovation happens when fools rush in where angels fear to tread, so I have high hopes for The DogHouse, an upcoming “craft […]

  • The 7th Room: The Newest Part of Sweden’s Treehotel

    The 7th Room: The Newest Part of Sweden’s Treehotel

    I’m not sure why, but the idea of spending a few days, weeks, or years out in the wilderness seems pretty appealing right about now. And if you’ve got enough money to bankroll it, you can do it in luxury and style at The 7th Room of the Treehotel in a secluded pine forest in […]

  • Amazon Destinations: Amazon Launches Short-Term Vacation Service

    Amazon Destinations: Amazon Launches Short-Term Vacation Service

    According to recent statistics, 40% of vacations taken in the United States are to destinations within driving distance of the home, and last three nights or fewer. It’s that 40% of vacationers that Amazon is targeting with a new service, called Amazon Destinations. Amazon Destinations helps users in three US cities find potential vacation destinations within […]

  • ICEHOTEL 25 Art Suites Unveiled

    ICEHOTEL 25 Art Suites Unveiled

    You’ve probably heard of ICEHOTEL, the annual attraction/artistic project in the village of Jukkasjärvi, Sweden that gets an estimated 50,000 visitors. If you haven’t, it’s a giant hotel made almost completely from ice, an impressive feat of engineering that is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. And the ante is being upped considerably with the […]

  • Savioke SaviOne Service Robot (Video)

    Savioke SaviOne Service Robot (Video)

    It wasn’t that long ago that I was writing up Jibo, a “robot friend” designed for home use. Now, I bring you the Savioke SaviOne, a robot designed not for the home but for hotels.  It’s a robotic butler that’s designed to deliver guests things like towels, toothbrushes, and any other assorted odds and ends […]

  • 9 Best Buffets For Las Vegas 2014

    9 Best Buffets For Las Vegas 2014

      Las Vegas is primarily known for its blinding neon, high-profile celebrity residencies, and limitless gambling. But there’s another pleasure strongly associated with Vegas that is constantly pulsing underneath the flashy surface. I’m talking about the all-you-can-eat buffet. Las Vegas has an attitude towards buffets that more is better, but if you have any buffet […]

  • 9 Most Expensive Hotel Rooms in Las Vegas

    9 Most Expensive Hotel Rooms in Las Vegas

    The city of Las Vegas is engineered from top to bottom to encourage visitors to spend as much money as possible. One of the ways they manage this is to offer ridiculously luxurious hotel suites like the ones you see here, which rank as nine of the most expensive in the city. Even if you […]

  • 9 Of The Most Exclusive Hotels In The United States

    9 Of The Most Exclusive Hotels In The United States

    The United States is a big country, stretching so far and wide that you can find almost any kind of climate or topography within it. That means: lots of different vacation spots. And in turn, that means lots of different fancy hotels. So here are nine of the very nicest 5-star accommodations in the United […]

  • The 15 Most Expensive Hotel Suites in the World

    The 15 Most Expensive Hotel Suites in the World

    When you’re taking a trip, whether for business or for pleasure, you want to be comfortable. And for most of us, being “comfortable” away from home simply means staying in a clean hotel room that has cable, a mini fridge, and a clean shower. However, as the rich people of the world demonstrate time and time […]