Travel Tip of the Day: Who Needs an Iron?

Shower

Who Needs an Iron? When I arrive to a hotel and have a business meeting, there’s nothing worse than finding my blazer, pants and shirt wrinkled. The quick fix? I hang my wrinkled clothes in the bathroom when I take a hot shower; the steam usually takes the wrinkles right out so I don’t have […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Bag Your Remote

Remote

Bag Your Remote By now, everyone probably knows that the dirtiest thing in a hotel room is the TV remote control. I always used to wipe it down with antibacterial wipes but after staying at The Milestone in London, I learned to bring a plastic sandwich (or other) bag to cover the remote. That’s what […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Back-Up Wake-Up Calls

Phone alarm

Back-Up Wake-Up Calls You can’t solely rely on the hotel for a wake-up call, especially if it’s for a really important call or call time that you just can’t miss. Mistakes happen so don’t take any chances. Always carry an alarm or learn how to use the one on your smartphone. These days, I only […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Always Look Twice

Taxi

Always Look Twice When you travel, always get in the habit of doublechecking the back seat of a taxi, the seatback pocket on the plane and your hotel room for your personal items. I can’t emphasize this enough. So many people leave their phones, wallets and passports behind somewhere and it’s a real pain to […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Turn off the Hotel Alarm Clock

Aria Hotel alarm

Turn off the Hotel Alarm Clock To ensure you get an uninterrupted night’s sleep in your hotel, doublecheck that the hotel alarm is not set. I can’t tell you how many times (including last week) that my room’s alarm clock has gone off super early because the guest the night before never bothered to turn […]

Travel Tip of the Day: “Ocean View” vs. “Oceanfront”

Oceanfront

“Ocean View” vs. “Oceanfront” We all know it’s prudent to be wary of advertising, and here’s a prime example: Just because a hotel boasts that it has an “ocean view” doesn’t mean it’s right on the beach—the property could be three blocks away. If you’re looking for a hotel or rental that is “oceanfront,” you […]

Hotel Week NYC January 3-12, 2014 with Room Rates Starting at $100 a Night!

Gansevoort Park Hotel, New York

Hotel Week NYC is making its highly anticipated return January 3-12, 2014, offering room rates to visitors and locals at nearly 30 New York City hotels. With rates of $100, $200 and $300 available at a variety of properties, some of which typically charge upwards of $500 a night, the savings are substantial.  The reduced […]

5 Reasons to Stay at The Benjamin in NYC

NY Benjamin

One thing you can say about Manhattan…there’s no shortage of places to stay. But if you’re looking for a little luxury, a little pampering and a lot of added benefits, then the Benjamin could be just the place for you. 1. Location, Location, Location – Located at 50th St. andLexington Ave., the hotel is a […]