On-property airport hotels occupy a special niche in serving travelers who have layover time constraints, transportation gaps and weather worries. Aerotel books blocks as small as three hours at its 12 locations in 10 airports across the world.
The ultra-luxury Reach Key West Hilton -- set on the only natural sand beach in Key West -- has joined the Curio Collection on the heels of a multimillion-dollar renovation. The Park Hotel & Resorts property has 150 rooms with balconies, a pool and a new oceanfront restaurant and offers jet skiing, scuba diving, sailing and other activities.
Great Hotels of the World is defying the small-is-beautiful trend and looking at bringing into its fold larger properties that may be dated but still value fun and individuality and have up-and-coming locations, such as Lithuania and Montenegro, CEO Pedro Colaco says. The company differentiates itself from competitors with an "agile approach" -- offering hotels bespoke packages off a menu of options, Colaco says.
A Feb. 7 Gaming Commission meeting that likely would have approved plans for a Spectacle Entertainment Hard Rock casino in Terre Haute, Ind., was canceled Friday after the revelation of allegations of federal campaign finance violations from 2015. Potentially illegal donations to the campaign of former state Sen. Brent Waltz allegedly originated with someone at Centaur Gaming, whose key executives later formed Spectacle.
Casinos in Macao could join the theme park operators, restaurants and retailers that are temporarily closing or trimming business hours to help limit the spread of the deadly coronavirus. The SARS outbreak in 2004 caused $40 billion in economic damage, and the coronavirus could be worse, analysts say.
Stylist Riawna Capri created a ponytail for actress Sarah Hyland that was sleek and stylish but didn't compete with her gown for the 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards. Capri offers a step-by-step primer for creating the look.
Some spas are exploring the Chinese art of gua sha as they look for new ways to address inflammation and boosting clients' immune systems, writes Heather Mikesell. The practice involves scraping the skin with a smooth tool, often made of jade, to stimulate circulation.
Lightening dark hair to blonde starts with a consultation that includes educating the client on what is and isn't possible, Gilad Goldstein writes. Selecting the right products for the individual client is also key, as is providing the client with the tools to properly care for colored hair at home, he adds.
Bellasonic has created the 4-in-1 Electric Nail File Set, which uses round shaping disks that oscillate to care for nails, cuticles and callouses.
Travel wholesaler All About Tours is shutting its doors Friday when its owners retire, which saddens travel advisors such as Nancy Herron of Oregon, who says the company's booking engine allowed her "whip out a quote in half the time it takes me to book on VAX." All About Tours' professional departure includes retaining staffing to assist with existing bookings through year's end and paying all commissions -- compared with other large wholesalers that recently have disappeared overnight, leaving advisors and clients holding the bag.
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