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Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago – Review

Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago – Review

The Trump Hotel Chicago, erected on the site of the Chicago Sun-Times building, has a colorful back-story.  Announced in July 2001 as the world’s tallest building, plans were scaled back after September 2001.  In 2004, the project received national attention after the winner of Trump’s television show “The Apprentice” was made its president.
The location, overlooking the Chicago River, is adjacent to the Chicago Loop business district and a block from …

Residence Inn Manama Juffair, Bahrain– Hotel Review

Residence Inn Manama Juffair, Bahrain– Hotel Review

Extended stay properties are becoming a huge attraction for business travelers who stay at their destinations for longer periods of time. Residence Inn by Marriott has capitalized on that business travel segment’s need in North America by offering spacious suites with separate living and sleeping areas and equipping them with kitchenettes.   These types of properties offer guests many advantages, including the convenience of not having to bother calling the phone …

Omni Nashville – Hotel Review

Omni Nashville – Hotel Review

Do you recall, when you were a child, the excitement that accompanied the frenzied tearing of the gift-wrap on a present? I happened to have a similar experience when I stayed at the brand new Omni Nashville hotel; as though the wrap had just been taken off and it was all mine to enjoy.
Entering the expansive lobby, I felt small and humbled, and, as I often do in New York’s …

Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada – Review

Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada – Review

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.  The very thought of this had me looking forward to my visit to Sin City, and my trip would present many new experiences unique to Las Vegas.  Aside from partaking in my very first gambling experience (one or two small stints at the Roulette table), one of them was my hotel experience.  Entering Caesars Palace can be an overwhelming assault on the senses. …

Winter Getaways off the Beaten Path

Winter Getaways off the Beaten Path

It’s that time of year again; everybody’s in a frenzy shopping for the right gifts and making travel plans for the snowy weeks ahead.  The perfect antidote to the chaos of the holiday season is to escape to a less populated nook of the globe – preferably one that’s under a foot or two of snow.  Read on for our top five recommended winter getaways.
The Equinox Resort
Manchester, Vermont 
While most of …

Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo, Japan – Review

Shangri-La may be a fictional and somewhat mystical and happy paradise in the Kunlun Mountains that was first described in James Hilton’s 1933 novel, but it’s also a place that’s very real, at least when it concerns hotels.
The first Shangri-La hotel opened its doors in 1971 in Singapore, and the Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo, located conveniently near Tokyo Station, appeared on the scene in 2009 as part of a large-scale redevelopment …

Westin Dublin, Ireland – Hotel Review

Westin Dublin, Ireland – Hotel Review

The Emerald Isle’s capital city is full of attractive hotels, many of which have significant history, but the Westin’s business-friendly location across from Trinity College and its conversion from the former Allied Irish Bank building to luxury hotel is quite appealing. Plus, Grafton Street’s numerous shopping outlets are just a few minutes’ walk away.
Once past its historic 19th century façade, the visitor will begin to notice familiar Westin touches such …