Versace mansion lives on as Miami hotel

Barton G. Weiss, a Miami restaurateur, has turned the late Gianni Versace’s beachfront villa into a 10-room hotel, The New York Times reports. The hotel, called The Villa by Barton G., is modeled on a Roman palazzo filled with fountains, frescoes and stained glass, featuring a pool and terrace tiled in thousands of colorful mosaics. [...]


Dream and Fly Tiny Hotel Room

Barcelona company Dream and Fly have designed a series of miniature hotel rooms for busy places like airports and train stations. Called Bubbles, the modules will come in different sizes and be rented by the hour so travellers can work rest or shower.


Hotel to launch “business class” package

International hotel chain Radisson is to launch a “business class” service for customers, the firm confirmed March 3. The chain, which has 422 hotels globally, aims to introduce a premium tier of service for its top-level guests. The “business class” offering will include the best available room, breakfast, a turn-down service, upgraded bathroom products and [...]


Moscow hotels remains world’s most expensive

Hotels in Moscow have been revealed as the world’s most expensive for a fifth consecutive year. According to the survey by the Hogg Robinson Group, average room rates in the Russian capital were $420 a night, down by $60 on 2008, However they were still more than $70 dearer than the second most expensive destination, [...]


Canada’s Ice Hotel

For a limited time, Québec plays host to North America’s only hotel made of ice. The Hotel only opens for four months a year, so guests need to be quick. Open until April 4, it is created from 15,000 tons of snow and 500 tons of ice. The 36-room ice complex features a 7.6 meter [...]


The top 10 five star hotels for under 50 pounds

Travel comparison and booking site Trivago has published a list of the most popular European five-star hotels with rates under £50 (€57). According to Trivago, the average rate at a five-star hotel in the top 50 European cities is £165 (€189). However, the site has compiled ten destinations where guests can enjoy the trappings of [...]

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