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10 Hot Hotel Openings in November 2017

Here’s a look at the coolest new hotels opening around the world in November, from Rosewood’s first resort in Southeast Asia to midtown and downtown options in New York. 1. Andaz Singapore Location: Singapore Number of Rooms: 342 Three Interesting Facts: 1. The Andaz opens as part of the new DUO development, featuring twin concave towers inspired by the movements of a dancing couple, …

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Two Orlando-area hotels command $17.1M

Two Orlando-area hotels, a Hampton Inn & Suites and a Holiday Inn Express & Suites, sold for $17.1 million. The 81-room Hampton Inn and the 77-room Holiday Inn are in Apopka, are 13 miles north of Orlando. The buyer paid an average of $108,227 per room for the two-hotel portfolio and financed the acquisition with a $15.9 million bank loan. The buyer also plans to …

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15 of the most exotic beaches in the world

Here are the 15 most exotic beaches in the world. True paradise. Choose yours and check the calendar for your next vacation. 1. Honopu Beach – Kauai, Hawaii  If you want to get to this beach, you’ve got to work for it. You can’t hike, boat or drive – swimming from an offshore boat is the only means of access. (cover …

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Trivago Looks to HomeAway Vacation Rentals to Regain Some Mojo

Trivago rose to prominence as a website to search for hotels — and just hotels. But the Expedia-backed company is expanding into vacation rentals. It’s all part of a bigger trend which has metasearch sites and online travel agencies blurring their differences and adding a hodgepodge of accommodation types. Trivago now reveals that it has begun testing searches for vacation rental …

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Universal to build 2 affordable hotels at previous Wet ‘n Wild site

Universal revealed Monday that the company plans to build two budget-friendly hotels on the former  Wet n’ Wild water park property on International Drive. Universal ‘s Cabana Bay Beach Resort and Aventure Hotel will be “value-driven” with room rates starting at less than $100 per night, according to a news release. “Guests will enjoy the sun, surf and sand with a laid-back coastal feel,” …

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Singapure Airlines new first class suite unveiled!

Singapure Airlines today unveiled its highly-anticipated new cabin products which will be fitted to its Airbus 380 fleet starting from next month, following an extensive four-year development programme. The new cabin products were displayed for the first time today at a media launch in Singapore Suntec convention center. The research, design, development and installation of the new products on 19 …

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Slovakia? Discover Unknown Europe on This Unusual Private-Jet Trip

Everyone visits sexy European cities like London, Paris, and Rome, but few get the chance to explore the continent’s lesser-known gems, like Bratislava, in Slovakia —which became the capital of newly independent Slovakia in 1993—or Gdańsk, a Baltic port-city in Poland with a tumultuous history steeped in the amber trade. For those with an interest in Europe beyond the beaten path, …

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Impressions From My First “Real” Vacation In Hawaii

I’ve probably been to Hawaii half a dozen times in my life, though always only for a day or two. In almost every case it was part of a mileage run. All but one of those trips were to Honolulu, while one was to Maui. This was a long time ago, back before I was even old enough to rent …

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Inside Singita’s Super-Exclusive Serengeti House

Set along the gentle slopes of Tanzania’s Sasakwa Hill, deep in the heart of the private Grumeti Game Reserve, Singita Serengeti House has been one of East Africa’s most sophisticated places to stay since first opening in 2012. Opulent yet seamlessly connected to the nature that surrounds it, the estate offers an exclusive safari experience unlike any other. And now, …

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