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Hotel Owner Fires Back At Angry Guests, Channels Basil Fawlty

Nobody likes arriving at their hotel after a long trip only to be told the room they booked is unavailable. That’s exactly what happened to a couple visiting the Crags Hotel in Callander, Scotland, for Valentine’s Day. Naturally, the unhappy pair took to the Internet to share their experience. “Stay clear of this hotel,” the…

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Marriott Boutique Hotel: An Oxymoron?

Recently, the Marriott Corporation opened up the Edition Hotel in London, the first in a planned chain of at least 12 hotels in partnership with Ian Schrager, with locales ranging from New York City to Bangkok. Although the London Edition has only 78 rooms, the room total for the 7 immediately forthcoming Edition hotels is…

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Bust Loose at the Capitol Hill Hotel

When I walked through the front door of the Capitol Hill Hotel and heard “Bustin’ Loose” by DC’s own Chuck Brown playing over the lobby speakers, I knew I’d probably like the place. Any hotel hip enough to represent their environs like that is already doing things at least half right. The lobby itself was…

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The Hotel at the Crossroads of the Gold Rush

The “Cadillac Hotel” sign still hangs outside the building, a modest sculpture in neon. And yes, admits Jaqueline Ashwell with a sigh and a laugh, people still come to the building looking for work, wanting to be maids, or porters. And some people still come in looking for lodging. The Klondike Gold Rush National Historical…

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A Retreat in the Land of the Elephant Whisperer

Thula Thula offers a tented camp with clawfoot tubs, game drives, and everything else you would expect from a first class South African safari lodge. But a stay at Thula Thula offers more. It’s a chance to spend time with one of the world’s most famous elephant herds. Some years ago, the owner of Thula…

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Why Stay at a Cape Town Hotel, When You Could Be at An African Villa?

An African Villa is one of Cape Town’s best boutique hotels. It features stylish décor, comfortable and unique rooms, and a location in one of the trendiest neighborhoods in the city. The décor marries a touch of 18th century Victorian formality with 21st century comfort and traditional African influences throughout. High ceilings, well chosen works…

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The Most Affordable Safari in Africa

White Elephant is a true 5-star tented safari camp. Tents are lusciously equipped with soft pillows, high-thread count linens, and canopied beds. The bathroom features a clawfoot tub and an outdoor shower and the tent flaps can be opened up, allowing guests to bathe with a spectacular view across the plain to the lake and…

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The Top 2 Starwood Hotels in London

London is an international hub for both business and leisure travel. Whether you’re in town to see the insides of boardrooms or the interiors of Buckingham Palace, Starwood has the hotel to suit your needs. Here are our picks for the best in the city.

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Port in a Storm: The InterContinental Athenaeum in Athens

Like all InterContinentals, the InterContinental Athenaeum Athens has efficient service, multiple restaurants, comfortable rooms, and all the other amenities and perks discerning business travelers expect. What sets the Athens InterContinental apart is the stunning views of the Acropolis. While the views aren’t available from most rooms, the rooftop bar and restaurant afford one of the…

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