Tag: Hotels and Travel Lodgings

Business Travel Resumes, Though Not at Its Former Pace

Mr. Harteveldt was more optimistic about the prospects for business travel. “If developed countries’ economies remain strong and the war in Ukraine doesn’t spread, then the business travel industry will have a good fall and winter,” he said, “and 2023 will be a good, possibly great, year for it.” The Return of Return-to-Office Plans After […]

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On Switzerland’s Mount Pilatus, a Writer Remembers

MOUNT PILATUS CONSISTS of a range of mountains overlooking Lucerne and the neighboring lake of the same name. At its peak, it measures close to 7,000 feet: Rocky terrain and tall fir trees give way to lush valleys punctuated by gardens, wooden houses and grazing sheep. It is a regal and imposing range, part of […]

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Things to Do in Rome 2022: Restaurants, Attractions and More

With masking and vaccination requirements largely dropped in Italy and summer approaching, crowds of travelers have begun to return to Rome’s Centro Storico — the area most dependent on tourism and the hardest hit by the pandemic — according to hoteliers and others working near Rome’s iconic spots. “Trevi Square and the whole center of […]

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A Psychedelic Trip to Timothy Leary’s Catalina Resort in Mexico

Their Mexican neighbors were bemused. The Zihuatanejo historian Rodrigo Campus Aburto, a young teen in the 1960s, recalls that the community thought the mostly American trippers were lunatics. He also remembers older teens sometimes attended fiestas that IFIF hosted on the beach. “Moon, fire and beer,” is how he describes the parties. Some smoked marijuana […]

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Trump Hotel Sale in Washington Will End an Era

The Trump family took out a $170 million loan from Deutsche Bank in 2014 to finance renovations to the building. But even after that loan is paid off and various payments the family made to cover operating losses are accounted for, the family will generate a profit of about $100 million, House investigators estimated after […]

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What to Know About 2022 World Cup Travel to Qatar

The most avidly followed sports event on earth, the FIFA World Cup, returns this fall — another chance to find out if what’s often been said about soccer is true: That 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes, and the Germans always win. At the last World Cup, in 2018, the Germans didn’t win. […]

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In Joshua Tree, Are 1,818 Airbnbs Too Many?

Tonya Hansel, 36, who has been living in the area since she was 4, shares this concern. For the past eight years, she has been cleaning short-term rentals. She often works seven days a week to make ends meet. Still, when it comes to seeing her 14-year-old daughter, it’s better than her previous gig as […]

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Tourism Begins to Revive in New York, but Not Among Chinese

After two years of sparse crowds in Times Square and other popular attractions, New York City is finally hoping for a robust rebound of visitors this year. But the city will still be missing a main driver of its prepandemic tourism boom: big spenders from China, whose government has yet to allow travel abroad. Before […]

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From ‘Illegal’ Hotel to Housing for the Homeless on Upper West Side

The lobby of the Manhattan building once known as the Royal Park Hotel still beckons to tourists: A sign advertises cheap shuttle rides to nearby airports, and rows of pamphlets promote Broadway musicals and attractions like the Guggenheim Museum. But nobody has checked in since the pandemic swept into New York and crushed its tourism […]

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Hotelier’s Post Barring Native Americans Prompts Outrage in South Dakota

A recent social media post by a hotel owner in Rapid City, S.D., announcing that Native Americans would be barred from the business after a shooting in one of the hotel’s rooms has prompted swift condemnation from community leaders, a protest and a federal civil rights lawsuit. The owner, Connie Uhre, was upset about an […]

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You Can Still Save on Spring Break

Spring break varies depending on where you’re located — in New York, it’s in mid-April, in San Francisco, it’s late March — but the season is widely considered to be the first major travel period of the year, according to the U.S. Travel Association, a national industry group. As coronavirus restrictions are lifted across the […]

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Poland’s Tourism Industry Is Helping Ukrainian Refugees

Sending help from farther afield Larger travel companies have also joined the effort to offer facilities and services to refugees. Airbnb, in partnership with its nonprofit arm Airbnb.org, has been working with hosts to supply free temporary housing for up to 100,000 refugees fleeing Ukraine to neighboring countries like Poland, Hungary and Romania. Thousands of […]

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Hotels Roll Out the Welcome Mat to ‘Super Commuters’

“That package has really been popular with suburbanites coming in from all corners of Chicago,” said Mr. Kelsey, who noted that midweek business at the Hoxton has outpaced other hotels in the city — at the end of 2021, corporate bookings were three times higher than the wider Chicago market. Updated  March 3, 2022, 1:02 […]

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Trump Hotel C.E.O. Leaves a Shrinking Brand

Donald J. Trump’s top hotel executive is leaving the company as its five-star signature hotel brand has taken a back seat to other moneymaking ventures by the former president. The executive, Eric Danziger, cited family reasons for his departure. He joined Trump Hotels in 2015 with plans to expand the business, but instead oversaw the […]

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Billionaires Battle Over a Hotel and Quality of Life on St. Barts

The Dupré companies started the projects as the island was dealing with new concerns about sustainability. A 2016 Wildlife Conservation Society report stated that the island’s environment is “rapidly degrading” because of land-based pollution draining into the sea and destroying marine habitats, urbanization and overfishing. A year later, Hurricane Irma devastated the island, worsening an […]

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Pyeongchang Still Awaits Its Olympic Payoff

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang ended four years ago, but when he drives his taxi, Jeon Jae-gu still sometimes wears a ski suit bearing the region’s Olympics logo, along with a matching Pyeongchang Olympics hat. His trunk is stuffed with leftover trinkets that he often gives to passengers — lanyards, gloves, […]

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Disney Takes Visitors to a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Galactic Starcruiser will have its grand opening on Tuesday. March, April and most of June are sold out. Disney started working on the starcruiser project about six years ago, Mr. Trowbridge said, as part of its design for Galaxy’s Edge, a $1 billion “Star Wars” addition to Disney World’s Hollywood Studios theme park. Galaxy’s Edge […]

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An Art-Filled Hotel Inside a Former Wall Street Trading Hub

Welcome to the T List, a newsletter from the editors of T Magazine. Each week, we share things we’re eating, wearing, listening to or coveting now. Sign up here to find us in your inbox every Wednesday. And you can always reach us at tlist@nytimes.com. visit this A New York Hotel Showcasing Australian Aboriginal Art […]

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Travel Trends for Spring 2022

“People still have stigma around couples therapy and coming to therapy, but nobody ever had a problem going on vacation,” said Marissa Nelson, a sex therapist who runs retreats in Barbados, Hawaii, St. Lucia and Washington, D.C., through her company IntimacyMoons (seven days in St. Lucia starts at $7,500). She also offers virtual sessions; even […]

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What’s New in the Caribbean for 2022

Stewart Howard, the chief executive officer of Ambergris Cay, a private island resort in the Turks and Caicos, said Canadians have been notably missing from the Caribbean since March 2020 because they faced a mandatory quarantine upon their return to Canada and were not terribly keen on traveling through the United States for connecting flights […]

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