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Williamsburg, NYC

HIP jetsetters are flocking to a trendy Williamsburg hotel for poolside parties and rooftop romance, but neighbours wish they’d shut up and check out. The four-star McCarren Hotel is New York City’s noisiest inn out of 90 popular locations in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens, a New York Post analysis of …

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Sharing Economy

THE last year or so, I’ve been an Airbnb Superhost (well, la-di-da!) after letting out the two spare bedrooms in my Hobart home to earn a bit of extra money and have a bit of company that’s human rather than canine. You could say then, that I’m a decent host. …

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Sandcastle hotel

WATCH out kids. This is what grown-ups call a sandcastle. A group of sand sculptors has taken playing with a bucket and spade to a whole new level in the Netherlands. To coincide with the annual sand sculpture festivals taking place in the Dutch cities of Oss and Sneek, festival …

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Hotel School, Sydney

FROM removing bodies to building a fake wall to hide a VIP guest, it’s safe to say Australian hotel employees have seen, done and heard it all. And now, some of the juiciest stories of life behind the front desk have emerged due to a survey of 1344 graduates from …

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Bhutan travel

THINK ‘butler’ and an image of an Englishman in a morning suit might come to mind. The transitional manservant was once a highly formal individual who served drinks on silver trays. But today’s butlers are vastly different — they’re more like a personal concierge who is responsible for a vast …

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Hotel room etiquette

LET’S face it, there’s a pretty good chance that you’ve annoyed a hotel staff member — or fellow guest — at some point during your stay. Think you’re impeccably well-mannered, so that can’t possibly be true? A survey by Expedia.com asked travellers to rank the most frustrating behaviour of fellow …

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Holiday Inn, Hull, UK

A ROMANIAN woman claims she was denied a hotel room because staff thought she was a prostitute. Alecsandra Puflea, 22, had booked the room at the Holiday Inn Express in Hull, UK, online. But when she arrived with her boyfriend to check in on July 6, she claims staff told …

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Saudi King Salman

SURE, Donald Trump’s “really rich.” But the Saudi royal family is really, really, really rich. Just look at their accommodations for Saudi King Salman’s visit to Washington. The king’s entourage bought out the entire Four Seasons in Georgetown, one of the capital’s ritziest and costliest hotels, According to Politico. And …

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