New Year and a Hot Season for Hotel Openings

From Asia to Africa to Europe and beyond, the following properties, whether just opened or opening soon, promise to dazzle with scenic settings, stunning design and impeccable service. Beachside escapes, historic properties, modern stunners and nature retreats will bring transformational experiences to guests who want to experience the latest amenities in hospitality in some very precious locations.

Luxe Talk: A Chat with LHW’s Ted Teng

Ted Teng, president and CEO of Leading Hotels of the World, has been at the helm of the luxury hotel branding organization since 2008 and oversees the management of this branding through its more than 430 hotels. The properties all bring unique histories and their own styles of architecture. Some 88 percent are family-owned and […]

Hotel Bill? Listen for the Drip, Drip, Drip

By Christopher Elliott …   How much does your hotel room actually cost? In travel, it can be hard to get a straight answer.

Resort Fee Bombs: What to Know Before You Explode

By Christopher Elliott… A troubling new report about hotel resort fees suggests mandatory room surcharges are spreading faster than a summer wildfire. It’s sure to stoke the anger of travelers, many of whom are being burned by these nonnegotiable extras when they check out. In the last year ending in July, the number of hotels […]

MGM Springfield: Las Vegas Pizzazz in Western Mass

MGM Resorts International has a new location in an ever-expanding footprint that is taking the brand to some unlikely places. The latest MGM resort opened last month in Springfield, Massachusetts – a place more famous for handguns, colleges, dictionaries, buns and bus lines than casino entertainment. But the integrated luxury resort has found a way […]