Hotels where food is a priority

Wherever you go, you’ll need somewhere to stay, so it’s convenient when where you’re staying also has excellent food. has a few recommendations for hotels where what you’re eating is as exciting as where you’re staying, like NYC’s Mandarin Oriental, where lodgers can snack on dim sum bento boxes or sip wonton noodle soup. […]

Hotel Minibars Get Weird

You may be used to finding tiny bottles of liquor and overpriced candy bars in a hotel minibar, but some are expanding their offerings. Some of the more interesting items include the Ace Hotel in Portland’s 3D glasses and walking sticks in its minibars, a specially designed hand mirror at the Mondrian Los Angeles, and […]

Bunking with Monks

Whether they’re buildings that have been converted from monasteries or places that still serve as one, several hotels are opening that have a base in monasteries and convents. CNN has a slideshow of some of their favorites, like Shunkoin Temple in Kyoto, Hotel Monastero Santa Rosa in Italy, or Cuzco, Peru’s Hotel Monasterio. Have you […]

Fairmont Winter Deals

The Fairmont is one of our favorite hotel groups, and we’ve visited them in Banff, Montreal, Edmonton, Victoria, Boston, Sonoma and Cairo. The Fairmont is currently offering up to 20% for bookings made before the 21st for stays up to the end of April. Check out the deal here.

America’s Historic Hotels

The Historic Hotels of America Program, which selects hotels based on maintenance of historical architecture and ambience, recently added 21 more hotels to its register. Huffington Post has a roundup, with pictures from the likes of Savannah, Georgia’s Mulberry Inn (est. 1860), Spokane, Washington’s Montvale Hotel (est. 1899) and the Lodge at Zion National Park […]