This would be an amazing experience!! Plus, PARIS! I think I h ave a new addition to my bucket list… *sigh*
Food will also figure into the design of the rooms which will have expanded areas for dining with meals prepared by private chefs although there will also be a restaurant for public dining, the 150 seat Café Fauchon. Otherwise, the 60 rooms, of which 20 will be suites, will be designed in contemporary style and all will have views over Place de la Madeleine or Boulevard Malesherbes. The hotel’s overall construction, the combination of two historic Haussmann buildings previously housing the Baccarat boutique, is being overseen by architect Richard Martinet who was responsible for the creation or renovation of four other Paris palace hotels, the Peninsula Paris, the Hotel Shangri-La Paris, the Hotel de Crillon and the Hotel George V. The reported cost is 40 million euros.
Read at Forbes
This hotel went so far as to “ban” all bloggers (and vloggers, I’m guessing). Do you think there is too much “entitlement” in the blogging industry?
A Dublin-based hotel has slammed a lack of dignity from so-called “social media influencers” who expect to be able to stay for free because of their YouTube or Instagram followings.
Paul Stenson runs the White Moose Cafe and Charleville Lodge Hotel in Dublin and was contacted by a YouTuber who wanted a room over the Valentine’s Day weekend.
And because she had 87,000 YouTube subscribers, she expected to stay for free in exchange for promotion.
Stenson shared the email he received on The White Moose Cafe’s Facebook page.
This is the notice he posted banning all bloggers:
Full story @ Mirror.co.uk
During his eight years as the chief official White House photographer for President Barack Obama, Pete Souza, the former director of the White House Photo Office, traveled to all 50 states and more than 60 countries. Those trips added up to more than 1,300 flights on Air Force One and nearly 1.5 million miles.
“My job was to basically tag along with the president and visually capture the professional and personal moments in his life,” said Mr. Souza, 62, who was also the official White House photographer for President Ronald Reagan.
He shot almost two million images during his tenure with Mr. Obama, and his new book, “Obama: An Intimate Portrait,” released in November, has 315 of the most memorable ones. Besides the tension-filled shot of Mr. Obama and his advisers in the Situation Room during the Osama bin Laden mission, there are several pictures from the president’s travels including an image of him with his family in front of the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro at night in the fog and a picture of him looking at the Great Wall of China.
Below are edited excerpts from an interview with Mr. Souza.
Full Story @ New York Times
It’s no secret that there are tricks and tips frequent travellers should use to try and snag a cheap flight — and there are plenty of ways to enhance your hotel experience, too.
For most people, this involves trying to get a bigger, better room or perhaps a bottle of champagne — but one man has made a habit out of asking for something a bit more unusual.
Patrick Feary, communications strategist at Hotelchamp — a hotel startup which helps hotels personalise their guests’ stays — travels all over the world for work. However, instead of asking for luxury perks, he asks for one specific (yet optional) thing from every hotel he stays at — a “unique drawing of Godzilla” to be in his room upon arrival.
He’s made the request to roughly 20 hotels so far — and three have obliged.
Full Story @ Business Insider UK
When you think of quintessential Bali accommodation, a cosmic paradise with life-sized monopoly pieces and pop-art futurism probably isn’t the first thing that springs to mind. But that’s exactly what you find behind the doors of Luna2, an out-of-this-world studiotel (studio + hotel = studiotel) in Bali.
Named after the first spacecraft to land on the moon in the late fifties, British founder and designer Melanie Hall centered the hotel on nostalgia, futurism and fun — which is spotted everywhere from the lobby to the pool.
Full Story @: New York Post
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If you’re no longer content to watch the Northern Lights from your own personal igloo, then start making plans to stay at a floating hotel and spa in Sweden.
The travel company behind Sweden’s famous Treehotel will soon launch a floating hotel that glides on top of the water in the summer and freezes into the ice on the Lule River in the winter.
Full Story at: Lonely Planet Travel News
Hotels can be lonely places. You’re sleeping in the same building as loads of other people, but if you’re staying alone, you might feel a little isolated, especially as you’re probably staying far from your home, pets and pals.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just whistle and have a doggo come hang out with you?
Well, one hotel in San Francisco lets you do just that!
Read more: Metro