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Lifestyle hotels come in many forms, with some focused more on the hip and trendy while, others like Hilton see it as an opportunity to scale up more experiential and food-focused properties around the world. Long story short: we still don't have a textbook definition for what a lifestyle hotel actually is.

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Early Check-In

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A lifestyle hotel is a major hospitality buzz word that doesn’t exactly have a standard definition. But that isn’t keeping major hotel companies from touting these properties as a major source of growth. Accor, which defines them as properties that make as much as half the