These apparently hip, alternative outlets are the fake-independent arms of huge corporations, vying for a hot niche of consumers in search of authenticity.
Temporary lodging for travelers has been changing in the U.S. since before we became a nation. But in just the last century, with the rise of automobile and then air travel, overnight accommodations have become a huge corporate enterprise. Hotel empires with names like Hilton, Marriott, Holiday Inn, Motel 6, Best Western, and Ritz-Carlton have […]
London (AFP) — The sultan of Brunei denied on Tuesday media reports that he was mulling the purchase of three landmark hotels including New York’s Plaza. The reports had sparked a protest by the U.S. gay lobby group, Human Rights Campaign, as Brunei plans to implement tough punishments for same-sex acts. “Neither His Majesty, the […]
Part of great travel is doing things differently than you do at home. So next time try leaving the chain hotel behind and check into something kind of odd. Travel & Leisure has a roundup of the World’s Most Unusual Hotels. Most are outside the U.S., but Boston’s Liberty Hotel, Louisville’s 21c Museum Hotel, and […]