Tag: Hotels and Travel Lodgings

41 Days, 26 Shows, 10 Countries: A Rock Tour Diary

We are sitting having complimentary breakfast on the roofdeck of the Sofitel overlooking the Vieux Porte de Marseille and bitching. The sun glints off the morning swells and the aluminum masts of the sailboats, which bob like a vast paddling of sleeping ducks along the quay. Below us lies the Palais de Pharo, and, just […]

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WeWork Planned a Residential Utopia. It Hasn’t Turned Out That Way.

After first pledging to upend the way people worked, WeWork vowed to change how they lived: WeLive, a sleek dormitory for working professionals with free beer, arcade games in the laundry room and catered Sunday dinners, would spread around the world. It has not quite turned out that way. WeLive has not expanded beyond its […]

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Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans Collapses Amid Construction

Parts of a Hard Rock Hotel under construction in New Orleans collapsed Saturday morning, drawing a response from firefighters and other emergency workers, a witness said. Construction workers had to run to safety as a portion of the hotel came tumbling down, according to WWL-TV. The upper floors began to crumble on top of one […]

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A Modernist Sanctuary That Overlooks the Trancoso Jungle

THE DUTCH DESIGNER Wilbert Das first visited the Brazilian beach town of Trancoso in 2004 on a whim after hearing about it from a friend in the Italian province of Vicenza, where he’d moved in 1988 at the age of 24 and eventually became the creative director of what was then a fledgling denim line […]

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How to Pivot From a Dud of a Destination

The treehouse in Sweden looked divine: a spherical flying saucer twinkling from a snow-coated pine forest. On the property’s slick website, meals were cast as “Swedish delicacies” and adventures like dog-sledding and dinner in an ice hut looked dreamy. Of course, no seasoned reporter would rely on a website. The destination had been reviewed glowingly […]

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How Could Travel Giant Thomas Cook Fail?

After 178 years of operation, the British tour operator Thomas Cook, one of the world’s oldest travel brands, with 19 million annual customers, closed shop on Monday. The company announced that it would be liquidating its assets and filed for bankruptcy, despite attempts to rescue the brand. At the moment of its collapse, Thomas Cook […]

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Smoky Fire Forces Evacuation at Hyatt Times Square, Officials Say

A smoky fire at the Hyatt Times Square on West 45th Street prompted the evacuation of guests on Sunday morning. The fire, which started in duct work, was reported about 7:40 a.m., a Fire Department spokesman said. Three people had minor injuries, the spokesman said. A representative of the hotel could not immediately be reached. […]

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Barron Hilton, Hotel Magnate and Founding A.F.L. Owner, Dies at 91

Barron Hilton, who oversaw the vast expansion of his father’s hotel empire and took part in changing the pro sports landscape as an original club owner in the American Football League, died on Thursday at his home in Los Angeles. The last survivor of the A.F.L.’s founding ownership, he was 91. The Conrad N. Hilton […]

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The Bahamas’ Big Need Is Tourists, It Says

The first sign that something is amiss at the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island comes before even stepping inside: The Bahamian flag perched on the roof is flying at half-staff. The nation’s flags, even the one above the luxury 3,800-room water park and hotel, have been lowered in honor of the 51 people who died […]

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How to Take Advantage of Shoulder Season

Summer vacation may be coming to an end, but savvy travelers know that the best time of year to book and take a trip is starting. Shoulder season — the months just before and after peak summer travel time — is when you’ll find warm temperatures, smaller crowds and deals on flights, home rentals and […]

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Trump Had Deal With Scotland Airport That Sent Flight Crews to His Resort

WASHINGTON — Back in 2014, soon after acquiring a golf resort in Scotland, Donald J. Trump entered a partnership with a struggling local airport there to increase air traffic and boost tourism in the region. The next year, as Mr. Trump began running for president, the Pentagon decided to ramp up its use of that […]

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Trump Says He Did Not Know About Service Members Staying at His Resort in Scotland

WASHINGTON — President Trump said Monday that he knew “nothing about an Air Force plane landing at an airport” in Scotland and its crew then staying at the Trump family’s nearby Turnberry golf resort, addressing for the first time a growing controversy over the use by the Air Force of his resort there for overnight […]

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The City Poised to Become Europe’s Next Affordable Creative Haven

Over the past five years, Albania has been discovered by travelers as that rare thing: a largely unexplored corner of Europe (one with some 265 miles of coastline). The small Balkan country sits just across the Adriatic and Ionian seas from Italy’s heel and a mere 45-minute ferry ride away from the Greek island of […]

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Pence Staying at Trump Property in Ireland at Trump’s ‘Suggestion,’ Aide Says

WASHINGTON — On the last leg of a European trip, Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled for two days of meetings in Dublin, but he is staying on the other side of Ireland in Doonbeg at a private golf club owned by President Trump. It was Mr. Trump who made the “suggestion” that Mr. Pence, […]

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