Hotel fee surcharges to touch $2 billion in U.S. as room rates rise
The hotel industry started surcharges trend, airlines took it to its illogical extreme. We're happier customers of the hospitality laggards.
Skift | 11 years ago
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Oliver Smith, The Daily Telegraph | 11 years ago
Ikea probably realized they were furnishing a growing number of 'budget design' hotels and decided to cut out the middleman and make their own, although the hotels won’t carry the brand name.
Associated Press | 11 years ago
Star ratings for hotels are just about the most misunderstood ratings for consumers. Outside of Italy, France, and Germany, there are few destinations where stars aren't meaningless. And even where they mean something they need to be update for the Wi-Fi generation.
Sapir Peretz, Tel Aviv Globes | 11 years ago
Not that we're going to tell Mr. Weiss how to do his job, but writing a story about political conventions and apartment rentals without making even the tiniest reference to Airbnb seems a little sloppy, doesn't it?
Mitch Weiss, Associated Press | 11 years ago
Westin's Vertical Gardens aren't a substitute for a balcony with an ocean view and they won't solve the presentation or meeting that didn't go well, but the hotel chain is on the right track with its new lobby design.
Dennis Schaal, Skift | 11 years ago
Essex House was owned by Jumeriah, part of Dubai Investment Group, for seven years and is the second notorious NYC hotel, following the Plaza's purchase last month, to switch hands this summer.
Ilaina Jonas, Reuters | 11 years ago
Fires, hurricanes, and Republicans – oh my! Business travelers are advised to use trains instead of planes, book rooms far in advance, and allot extra time to stay on track despite the travel hurdles ahead.
Skift | 11 years ago