Australia’s first bubble tent glamping hotel opens

Australia’s just landed its very first pop-up bubble tent glamping hotel, Bubbletent, a collection of transparent, inflatable accomodation options located on a 1000+ acre working farm between Lithgow and Mudgee, about 200 kilometres from Sydney.

Overlooking the Capertee Valley, the set up allows visitors to go off-grid without worrying about insects, rain, wind or any other pesky natural element of actually going off-grid. Hardcore camping isn’t for everyone.

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Xbox’s pop-up hotel lets you play games all night long

Play all night long. Nap if you need.

Upon signing in with their gamertag (or creating a new one), gamers can choose between four suites featuring a full selection of Xbox One X Enhanced games, as well as 4K televisions and Dolby Atmos enabled headsets.

On top of all that, there’s room service, a concierge to bring you games, and even an Xbox-branded onesie to sleep in — and take home too.

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Of course, you know, you could stay home & play all night too 🙂

Man forgets 5-foot pet snake in hotel room – wistv.com – Columbia, South Carolina

Being in a family that’s been associated with the hotel industry for 30+ years, you’d think I’ve seen it all. Normally I would agree with you, but every now and then comes a story that even is new to me!!

The poor room attendant – how frightening!

A hotel employee found a 5-foot boa constrictor in a bed after the snake’s owner says he forgot his pet in the room.

Full Story & video : Man forgets 5-foot pet snake in hotel room – wistv.com – Columbia, South Carolina

Hurricane Irma: Some hotels closed in Miami Beach, occupancy drops | Miami Herald

In the days before Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida, Miami-Dade’s hotels emptied out and profits plummeted, signaling the first of a sting of hurricane-induced challenges for the region’s tourism industry.

Now, a week after the hurricane, some properties have shuttered their doors until October as they repair damage caused by Irma’s strong winds.

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As Hurricane Irma neared, Hyatt Regency Orlando hotel in Florida opened doors for nearly 1,000 dogs | Miami Herald

This is awesome! Show them you appreciate their effort & pay them a visit 🙂
 

Over 800 dogs became temporary guests at the Hyatt Regency Orlando last weekend as Irma, then a Category 5 storm with viciously fast wind speeds, barreled toward the state, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

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Hotel recycles 500kg of food waste into fertiliser within 24 hours using food-waste digester, Singapore News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

Savings of $100K in one year – that’s cool!

“Only 14 per cent of food waste is recycled so WMRAS supports efforts to convert food waste to either compost or water for discharge. This is to make our living environment more sustainable because even if we incinerate food waste, it will produce ash for the Semakau landfill which will run out of space by 2035 to 2040,” said Mr Edwin Pang, executive director of WMRAS

Full Story: Hotel recycles 500kg of food waste into fertiliser within 24 hours using food-waste digester, Singapore News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

Rent your home like a hotel, you could be taxed like one – The Morning Call

Always know your local tax & other related laws before you jump into something like this.  Many communities have very specific rules & laws regarding this type of business.  Better to know first then to learn the hard way after.

Using the internet to rent out a room for extra bucks, may lose some of its financial lure for entrepreneurial homeowners in Pennsylvania.

Rep. Doyle Heffley, R-Carbon, introduced a bill Wednesday that would require online home sharing and short-term rental companies to remit the state’s 6 percent occupancy tax to the Department of Revenue. It also would require the companies to provide a list of all property owners renting their dwellings so counties’ Treasury offices can collect hotel taxes, which are used to market local tourism.

Full Story: Rent your home like a hotel, you could be taxed like one – The Morning Call

The Hotel Where Drinking Straws are Outlawed | TravelPulse

Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa has become the first of its kind in Hawai‘i to entirely end the use of plastic straws on its property. Children’s drinks and blended tropical drinks are now served with eco-friendly paper straws, while other drinks are only served with paper straws on request at the hotel’s dining establishments, luau and other events.

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Top 10 Design Hotels in London

An insider’s guide to the Top Design Hotels in London, featuring the best for eclectic interiors, striking artwork, luxurious rooms, and spectacular lobbies, in locations including Soho, Kensington, and Shoreditch perfect to stay and visit London Design Festival.

Full Story & More Photos at:  Top 10 Design Hotels in London