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Russian company to build ‘space hotel’

A Russian company plans to launch a comfortable space hotel for tourists who up to now have shared cramped accommodation with astronauts. The company, Orbital Technologies, plans to launch the first module of the hotel in 2015-16, its chief executive Sergei Kostenko told RIA Novosti news agency. A cosy fit, the first module will measure [...]

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The new hotel search for freebie-lovers

Hotel booking site Priceline has introduced a new search system that allows travelers to select hotels based on what’s included. The system is perfect for travelers who love a free breakfast, free parking or room upgrades, with Priceline saying that it offers over 29,000 hotel freebies around the world on September 9. Customers can search [...]

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Istanbul’s Pera Palace Hotel restored in lavish style

A favourite of royals seeking luxury, writers looking for the muse and undercover spies, Pera Palace — Istanbul’s hotel of mysteries and pomp — has reopened after a major facelift to revive its past grandeur. Built in the late 19th century for the passengers of the legendary Orient Express, the 115-room hotel has hosted generations [...]

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NYC hotel to introduce Porsche fleet for guests

Guests at New York’s Gansevoort Hotels will soon be able to enjoy the city from the back of a Porsche, thanks to an agreement between the hotel and the luxury car maker. Both of Gansevoort’s New York properties — The Gansevoort Hotel and The Gansevoort Park Avenue South — are to offer free in-town car [...]

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New York hotel offers dog teepees

New York’s luxury Essex House hotel is to launch amenities for dogs, its owner Jumeirah confirmed July 28. It plans to launch a five-star “canine turndown service” for its four-legged guests in partnership with Amy Kizer, who founded dog accessory line Wagwear. Among the products will be a Wagwear dog bed or Tee Pee Hound [...]

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InterContinental Times Square opens in New York

InterContinental opened its much-anticipated New York property in the heart of Manhattan July 12, the latest in a string of high-profile openings for the city. The firm says that along with being the largest new-build hotel to open in the city since 2002, the 607-room InterContinental is also one of the most environmentally responsible hotels [...]

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