Choice Hotels’ Best Internet Rate Guarantee: An Empty Promise?

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If you book hotel rooms on the internet, you’ve likely encountered the online price guarantee. The specifics vary among chains, but the essential promise is always the same: Find the same room for less on another website, and we’ll beat it. Choice Hotels takes it one step further by offering a free night to travelers […]

Del Mar Racetrack for My Dad’s Birthday

Del Mar Racetrack

I talked my dad into coming to California for the winter since Connecticut is no place for someone in their eighties. A few days after he arrived, it was his birthday, and so I wanted to do something special. Last year for his 85th I took him to Las Vegas since he loves to gamble—blackjack, craps, […]

Marriott Hotels Cyber Monday Promotion

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Happy Cyber Monday! Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Now that the turkey is packed away and we’ve all stuffed ourselves with enough stuffing to last us until Christmas, it seems it’s time to make a dent in your Christmas shopping for the season. Cyber Monday is here and the best part about it, besides […]

31 Reasons to Stay at Turtle Bay Resort in Oahu

Turtle Bay Resort

Aloha! I was recently invited to attend the “re-opening” of the Turtle Bay Resort on “Oahu’s fabled North Shore”—and I found the property so amazing that instead of my usual 10, I’ve included 31 reasons to stay at Turtle Bay Resort (TBR): 1. Location Turtle Bay Resort is just a 55-minute ride from Honolulu’s International […]

10 Reasons to Stay at Terranea Resort

Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes, California

Thirty minutes south of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on the Palos Verdes Peninsula coast lies arguably the most beautiful piece of land in the United States. I know this because I spent my sophomore year (pic below) at then Marymount College Palos Verdes (now Marymount California University), living in an apartment complex next door […]

A look at Radisson, Part 3 — Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview, Niagara Falls

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This is part 3 of Caitlin Martin’s three-part look at three Radisson hotels. Check out the intro here, part 1 here and part 2 here. Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview (6733 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, Ontario; 905-356-1944) happens to hold great value for travelers who want a panoramic view of Niagara Falls from their room without a crazy price tag. […]

A look at Radisson, Part 2 — Radisson at Cross Keys, Baltimore (+ 5 can’t-miss Baltimore experiences)

This is part 2 of Caitlin Martin’s three-part look at three Radisson hotels. Check out the intro here, part 1 here and part 3 here. Radisson at Cross Keys, Baltimore (5100 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD; 410-532-6900) is nestled in a gated community in 72-acre Roland Park. It feels like a remote getaway surrounded by the beautiful park but it’s […]

A three-part look at Radisson—and their millennial approach

Lobby of Radisson Admiral Hotel Toronto-Harbourfront

The trend of hotels catering to millennial travelers continues to bring fresh-looking hotel lobbies and smart, functional rooms with a local flare across hotel brands. I recently spoke with Javier Rosenberg, Chief Operating Officer, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Americas, who discussed Radisson’s new brand refresh. Rosenberg pointed out an interesting way of looking at the […]