Monthly Archives: April 2014

Airbnb embattled on two coasts over regulation of house-sharing

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Controversy over Airbnb, the on the internet house- and room-listing support, grew very last 7 days as the firm found alone grappling with New York state in excess of what the condition attorney standard calls “genuinely illegal resorts” and with San Francisco and Portland, Ore., in excess of proposals to control the service’s hosts.Carefully held Airbnb and New York Point out Attorney Basic Eric Schneiderman engaged in a war of terms previous 7 days soon after the condition asked the organization to provide a list of its New York Town hosts. Ultimately, prosecutors subpoenaed firm executives when they declined to […]

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Life style leap

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Some of the aged-guard “workhorses” of the resort sector expended a lot of March striving to get their friends to enjoy about a minor far more.At the nearly two hundred lodges below Starwood Accommodations &amp Resorts’ Westin manufacturer, visitors had been treated to open-house activities stemming from the brand’s new “Properly-Currently being Motion” campaign, which included activities such as guided five-kilometer operates, appointments at the hotels’ Heavenly Spas and team yoga classes.In the meantime, Marriott International’s Renaissance brand was obtaining ready to produce stay-tunes displays this sort of as a concert with alt-rock ensemble Grouplove at the Renaissance New York […]

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MGM supplies data on restaurants in eating district

MGM Resorts Global on Monday uncovered dining establishments that will line The Park, a eating and amusement district connecting the New York-New York and Monte Carlo resorts on the Las Vegas Strip.The Park is slated to open in 2016 in conjunction with a new 20,000-seat arena.Sake Rok, a Japanese restaurant to be open for lunch and dinner, will become a “theatrical hotspot” at night time, MGM said. “Inspired by Japan’s lively pop society and style actions, interactive servers will invite friends to partake in cafe-broad sake bombs although doubling as entertainers, spontaneously breaking into dance and lip-sync serenades,” MGM explained.The […]

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Conrad Miami celebrates 10th anniversary with romance package

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The Conrad Miami is supplying a luxurious romance rendezvous deal that celebrates the hotel’s tenth anniversary.Visitors can indulge in the Diamond Romance deal by way of the stop of the yr. The package for two includes accommodations for two nights overlooking the city, every day breakfast, evening meal every single night in a private area at the Atrio Restaurant &amp Wine Room, gourmet sweets and an in-space candle amenity. The package deal also contains a session with the hotel’s diamond expert from Snow’s Jewelers and a piece of diamond jewellery with a starting benefit of $ 800.The package starts at […]

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Pacific Northwest via paddlewheeler

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With the relaunch of the 223-passenger American Empress by the American Queen Steamboat Co. (AQSC) before this thirty day period, many thousand more passengers each and every calendar year will now encounter the prosperous regional background, tradition and mother nature of the Columbia and Snake rivers.The American Empress sails a a single-week, one-way itinerary amongst Portland, Ore., and Clarkston, Clean., or the reverse, an abbreviated version of which I experienced firsthand throughout the prechristening cruise.While the journey either commences or finishes in Portland, Ore., the boat in fact docks throughout the Columbia River in Vancouver, Wash., which, whilst lesser known […]

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Historic Maine vacation resort marketed

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The Cliff Home Vacation resort &amp Spa in Ogunquit, Maine, which had been owned by the exact same family given that its opening 142 many years back, was bought to Ohio-based investment firm Rockbridge for an undisclosed value.The 166-area resort will be managed by New Castle Hotels and Resorts. Cliff Property is scheduled to be renovated soon after the 2015 large season.Rockbridge and New Castle teamed up on the Westin Portland Harborview, which was reflagged from the Eastland Park Lodge and reopened final calendar year right after a $ forty million renovation.The Cliff House was opened by the Weare Family […]

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Mandalay Bay to add twenty% much more convention space

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The Mandalay Bay Conference Middle in Las Vegas will incorporate 350,000 sq. ft to its current 1.seven million square ft, operator MGM Resorts Global explained.The $ 66 million investment will make the convention centre North America’s fifth-premier by square footage (it’s now seventh-biggest).Design will start off by December and will be accomplished by January 2016.

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My European Ritual

From Palermo to Trieste, there’s nearly way too much to see in Italy, but I still in some way visit the identical location in excess of and above once more. Every spring whilst touring to the Birra dell’Anno beer pageant in Rimini, I pass through the fairly gritty northern city of Bologna, and stroll by way of its ancient marketplace quarter, the Quadrilatero. Located among the Piazza Maggiore and Through Castiglione, a pair of brief blocks to the east, the neighborhood demonstrates off the bounty of what has to be Italy’s culinary cash, the hometown of tortellini, tagliatelle, mortadella and […]

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In Transit Website: A Beer Holiday Is On Tap in Chicago

Lagunitas Brewing Organization, the Northern California beer maker with a penchant for live songs, has expanded its functions to Chicago, in which it will open a  three hundred,000-sq.-foot facility early up coming month. But Lagunitas, a single of the 5 best-selling craft brews in the United States final year, won’t just be generating beer. Pursuing in the footsteps of its massive brother brewery in Petaluma, Calif., it will also supply tours and tastings to hopheads and will host musical guests in its 300-seat concert venue, the Faucet Space, five evenings a week. As a boon to early visitors, the brewery […]

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How to Program a Journey to the British Virgin Islands

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Did You Know? Yellow, blue, white, environmentally friendly, and crimson are regarded as the territorial shades of the Virgin Islands. They stand for, respectively, the plentiful sunshine, the at any time-present ocean, the stunning beaches, the lush hills, and the eclectic and thrilling nearby culture. Most American tourists are really familiar with the U.S. Virgin Islands. However, the identical archipelago also holds the British territory of the British Virgin Islands.Every of these Caribbean islands delivers anything particular, and the archipelago is incredibly varied in its vacationer offerings. There are spectacular shorelines all above the islands, diving internet sites for the […]

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