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The Palazzo at Night

Overwhelmed by choices? Make it simple. Here are my picks for the best hotels in various locations throughout the United States.

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Thursday April 24, 2014

Flamingo Las Vegas Swimming Pool

Perfect for finding last minute hotel deals during a road trip, a surprise evening away or even in a pinch with a cancelled flight when the airline won't cover putting you up for the night, HotelTonight is one of those travel apps that savvy travelers swear by. And if you haven't heard of it then there's an even better reason to take notice: the app's new "Look Ahead" feature that forecasts upcoming prices to give you a heads-up on deals down the road. Get to know HotelTonight.

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Five Fabulous Hotels Near or in the National Parks

Thursday April 24, 2014

Summertime means family road trips. And what greater American pilgrimage than a journey that takes you cross-country and up and down the glorious coasts on a tour of America's spectacular national parks?  If you love the idea of getting close to nature but want to bed down in civilization, choose one of the country's iconic- or just plain inviting - hotels in America's backyard.  Five Fabulous Hotels Near or in the National Parks

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Sip, Shop and Savor: The Langham Place Hong Kong

Wednesday April 16, 2014

The Langham Place Hong Kong stands right in the heart of busy, busy Mongkok, attached to a multi-story high-end shopping mall filled with designer and high-end shops. When the hotel opened in Mongkok nearly a decade ago, it was described as an "art gallery masquerading as a hotel." The shopping districts surrounding the hotel, with everything from antique reproductions to high-end designer goods, have to be seen to be believed. There's even a multi-story, 200-store mall attached to the hotel. Afterwards, indulge in some balancing of your elements via the techniques from Traditional Chinese Medicine practiced in the Chaun Spa, and dine in the two-Michelin-star Ming Court. Sip, shop and savor at Langham Place Mongkok, Hong Kong.

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5 things to love about 88 Xintiandi

Tuesday April 15, 2014

In the midst of European-style tree-lined boulevards dotted with designer stores stands a boutique hotel with a truly personal touch. 88 Xintiandi captures the feel of a residence right from the lobby; in the center of the wood floor is inlaid a tile mosaic salvaged from an old Chinese home. That's just the start of the charm within this old-style hotel within new and flashy Xintiandi. Here are just a few things I love about 88 Xintiandi.

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