May 26, 2013 |
If you stay at any of the Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton or Embassy Suites Hotels in North America, South America and Central America you will find only one brand of coffee and tea in each room. Hilton Worldwide, one of the world's largest hotel chains, has signed an exclusive agreement with Los Angeles-based Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf to provide the coffee and tea in the sealed packets that guests find in their room starting this summer. If you are a fan of Starbucks or Seattle's Best, don't fret.
October 21, 2012 |
The longtime travel deal website Hotwire has released a mobile hotel app. Name: Hotwire Available for: iPhone and iPod Touch What it does: Offers instant access to hotel deals in 3,145 cities and 61 countries. You can see the hotel rating, price, amenities, general location and whether it's recommended by other customers, but you won't find out which hotel you've booked until after your credit card is charged. Cost: Free What's hot: Using the app is simple and easy - it takes only four clicks to book your hotel room.
August 19, 2012 |
Do you trust your usual go-to travel website to deliver the best hotel deal, or are you just using it out of habit? Name: DealAngel.com What it does: Attempts to relieve hotel search fatigue by showing you only hotel deals that provide good value. It also points out the rip-offs. Punch in your destination and dates and get hotel recommendations based on how good a deal it is (think value over price). What's hot: I fell in love with the visual search and flexible date bar. I want to visit friends in San Francisco and New York, but seeing which weekends are cheapest before I start crunching numbers was a huge help.
July 19, 2012 |
It's just a few days until the Summer Olympics begin. For impulsive holdouts who may have bought airline tickets but still haven't decided on a hotel, here are some last-minute prices that are easy to find -- and won't bust your wallet. The deal: I got these tips from Trivago , an online website that compares hotel rates among discounters such as Hotel.com, Expedia , Priceline, Booking.com, etc. It's good for one-stop shopping for a room. Here are some not-so-out-of-this-world prices I found Wednesday on a Trivago search.
December 22, 2011 |
The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa sounds religious but it's not. The upscale resort near Cape Town, South Africa, derives its name from the nearby mountain range. The mountains stand on one side of the resort; the Atlantic Ocean on the other. Guests can watch whales and dolphins in the ocean and hike the surrounding wilderness trails of Table Mountain National Park. The deal: Cape Town Chic is a well-priced package from Lion World Tours that includes round-trip airfare from Los Angeles, a day in Cape Town on your own and four nights at the Twelve Apostles to enjoy the setting and the spa. Spend a little more and you can add on sightseeing excursions.
November 11, 2011 |
I like to walk, so a hotel deal that rewards me for what I'd be doing anyway ranks high on my list. In this deal, Hotel Palomar Los Angeles and Hotel Palomar San Diego give guests a pedometer and a walking map upon arrival. Those who walk at least 10,000 steps in a day, roughly five miles, receive half off a future stay. The deal: The Walk This Way Package rewards step-aholics with up to three nights at 50% off the best available rate for a future stay at either hotel. It also comes with a $20 food and beverage credit and a goody bag with the pedometer, map, bottled water, an energy bar and foot lotion.