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 […]


What are the Best Hotels in the World?

  How do you pick the best hotels in the world? First it depends on where they are. Second, it may help to have a way of sifting through data on 24,000 luxury hotels across the USA, Europe, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean for starters. Fortunately, the numbers crunchers at U.S. News & World Report had […]


Hotel Room of the Future Glimpsed at CES2018

What’s in store for the hotel room of the future? According to the pulse of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, the word is plenty. CES2018 was mostly about the Internet of Things – the connectivity between things that can be managed not as much by one cool app or one very responsive control module, but […]

The Norman: Luxury Boutique Hotel in Tel Aviv

If you are searching for a boutique hotel in Tel Aviv, the choices are bounteous and range from crowded hostels to quaint residences on quiet streets. However, searching for a luxury boutique hotel in Tel Aviv can be quite another story. Luxury hotels in Tel Aviv, until recently, have been few and far between and […]