A few tips to consider as you start out on a venture like this:
Vacationers’ search for alternative getaways has contributed to a $100 billion industry, with millions of people worldwide listing their homes on websites like Airbnb and VRBO to generate income. But before you jump into the sharing-economy, Consumer Reports says there’s a few things you’ll need to consider before you turn your home into a hotel.
Full Story: Consumer Reports: Listing your home as a hotel | abc7chicago.com
“Unrealistic Expectations” – ROTFLMAO!!!!
A hotel boss has blamed reality shows for guests’ unrealistic expectations after he was fined £7,000 for claiming “horrific” guesthouse was four star.
Full Story: Hotel boss blames reality shows for guests’ unrealistic expectations after slugs found on towels and blood on the walls
This is beyond CUTE!!! Adorable!
You definitely won’t find a cozier hotel anywhere else in the world.
The Eh’häusl Hotel in Amberg, Germany, holds the Guinness World Record for the world’s smallest hotel, with a total floorspace of just 173 square feet (53 square meters).
Full Story: The Smallest Hotel in the World Might Also Be the Most Romantic | Travel + Leisure
One more reason for me to visit Paris! [As if I needed another one :)]
The Disneyland opening will be called Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel (replacing the resort’s current Hotel New York) and will display props and costumes from numerous Marvel films and television shows, as well as artwork inspired by the original comic books.
Full Story: World’s first Marvel comics superhero hotel to open at Disneyland Paris | Telegraph Travel
When discussing where to stay on their next trip to the mountains, skiers and snowboarders might have in mind a traditional Alpine hotel room kitted out with wooden cladding, gingham curtains and a view of the mountains – but the new Pangea Pod Hotel in Whistler is set to change all that.
Source: Inside Whister’s new pod hotel
A hotel group has become the first in the UK to launch an anti-slavery programme across its hotels. Aimed at raising awareness among both guests and staff of human trafficking, the project, by Shiva Hotels, will include a training programme for 400 employees and displaying statements in lobbies and on in-room TVs.
Full Story: UK hotel group to launch anti-slavery programme | Travel | The Guardian
The hotel further ensures its It-spot status by offering only 170 rooms and suites (intimate by LA “big brand” standards), all of which come with floor-to-ceiling windows, private balconies, marble bathrooms (furnished with swoon-worthy deco vanities and amenities by Ferragamo or Diptyque), along with posh perks like complimentary pressing and shoe shining.
Full Story: Inside Beverly Hills’ ritziest new hotel | New York Post
Have you ever fantasized about being the one INSIDE the snow globe? Now may be your chance….
If you’re looking for a hotel that is far more than a toilet and place to rest your head, the kind of place that is an experience in itself, you might want to try sleeping in a bubble. Really. Iceland’s The 5 Million Star Hotel puts you in a bubble in the middle of nature with nothing between you and the stars (and hopefully, the northern lights) but your room’s clear walls.
Full story: This Hotel in Iceland Is Bubble Where You Can See the Northern Lights – Thrillist
I could NOT swim in this pool!! Like EVER … Be sure to click the link below to view the other nine hotels pools featured.
The neo-Gothic Joule has one of the world’s most striking infinity pools.Pushing design to its literal edge, this 1927 historic hotel has one ultra-modern feature: a window-walled rooftop infinity pool that sticks out almost 2.5 meters from the building’s exterior.
Non-acrophobics can swim to the deep end and take in the views of downtown Dallas, 10 stories below.
The Joule Dallas, 1530 Main Street, Dallas, Texas 752201; +1 214 748 1300
Full Story: America’s most amazing hotel pools – CNN.com | CNN Travel
From the super-hotel that is The Ned to the capital’s cool little gems, like Ham Yard Hotel, London is awash with inspiring and design-savvy places to lay your head. You would be forgiven for thinking, therefore, that a new property from Novotel – part of the French Accor group – wouldn’t be anywhere near as exciting as some of the big-name openings flinging open their doors in town. You’d be wrong.
Source: Say Hello To London’s Coolest New Hotel: The Novotel London Canary Wharf