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This Robotic Butler Could Make Your Next Hotel Stay...Interesting

This Robotic Butler Could Make Your Next Hotel Stay...Interesting

A California hotel recently hired a new high-tech employee: a robot butler named A.L.O.
This Brand of Design-Savvy Hotels Is Built for Entrepreneurs

This Brand of Design-Savvy Hotels Is Built for Entrepreneurs

Aloft leads the pack in the tech-savvy select-service hotel category.
Hotel Says $500 Fine on Negative Yelp Reviews Was a Joke

Hotel Says $500 Fine on Negative Yelp Reviews Was a Joke

Angry Yelpers turned on a hotel after an article claimed the hotel fined newlyweds for guests' negative online reviews. Now, the hotel claims it was all a misunderstanding.
Sharing Economy Sets Sights on Business Travelers -- But Will They Bite?

Sharing Economy Sets Sights on Business Travelers -- But Will They Bite?

Airbnb and Uber both announced new services exclusively targeting businesses, but will travelers look beyond a host of security and regulatory issues plaguing the sharing economy?
Hilton's $550 Million Mobile Push Will Turn Smartphones Into Hotel Room Keys

Hilton's $550 Million Mobile Push Will Turn Smartphones Into Hotel Room Keys

The initiative is aimed at younger travelers who are increasingly placing hotel reservations on mobile phones.
Startup Aims to Meet Tech Challenges of Dining Industry

Startup Aims to Meet Tech Challenges of Dining Industry

Red Book Connect's solutions for the four biggest issues restaurants face are already embraced by large numbers of businesses.
Longtime Owner Sells TGI Fridays for $800 Million

Longtime Owner Sells TGI Fridays for $800 Million

After nearly four decades of ownership, Carlson sold the restaurant chain to two private-equity firms.
Our Annual Picks for the Best in Business Travel

Our Annual Picks for the Best in Business Travel

The people, companies and locations that are improving the way we get around and our experience once we get there.
The Road Warrior's Secret Defense: A Portable Pharmacy

The Road Warrior's Secret Defense: A Portable Pharmacy

For about $25 you can replicate this frequent business traveler's arsenal, keep illness at bay and ensure that your trip is a productive one.
Branson's Latest Bet: Will 2014 Be the Year of Virgin Hotels?

Branson's Latest Bet: Will 2014 Be the Year of Virgin Hotels?

The billionaire has announced plans for a 240-room hotel in trendy Nashville, Tenn., following additional slated properties in Chicago and New York.
Capturing a Sliver of Your Business Trip for Yourself

Capturing a Sliver of Your Business Trip for Yourself

A corporate nomad explains her discovery of ways to absorb the amazing places in her travels while still accomplishing her business goals.
Wedding Checklist: DJ, Photographer...Social Media Manager?

Wedding Checklist: DJ, Photographer...Social Media Manager?

W Hotels in New York is offering a $3,000 service to document your wedding on social media. #itwasinevitable
The Top Brands in Food Service, Hotels, Retail and More

The Top Brands in Food Service, Hotels, Retail and More

These brands took the No. 1 spot in various categories. Here's why.
Going to SXSW? Here's Your Survival Guide.

Going to SXSW? Here's Your Survival Guide.

Fourteen things you need to know now if you're headed to the big event in Austin, Texas.

The Secret Behind This Legendary Hollywood Hotel's 50-Year Run

The Sunset Marquis isn't just a place where entertainment icons stay and play--it's a Hollywood legend in its own right. Here's your all-access pass.
Tipping While Traveling: Whom to Tip and How Much

Tipping While Traveling: Whom to Tip and How Much

Almost everyone knows to tip 15 to 20 percent of the bill for restaurant servers, but what about hotel staff, shuttle drivers and others who help you along your trip? Here's some advice.
Travel Trends We Loved in 2013

Travel Trends We Loved in 2013

These trends gave business travelers something to cheer about this year. Is your favorite listed?
Hilton Going Public: Good or Bad for Franchisees?

Hilton Going Public: Good or Bad for Franchisees?

While going public is certainly a big change for the company, its global franchisees will likely not have to worry.
Hotel Loyalty Programs: Loyalty Not Required

Hotel Loyalty Programs: Loyalty Not Required

Savvy travelers are discovering the benefits of instant rewards at a growing number of hotel chains.
What to Expect From Hotel Room Service Now

What to Expect From Hotel Room Service Now

Room service options are changing and, in some cases, disappearing altogether. Here's what the changes mean to you.
Best Western Franchise Owners Give Hotel a $3.5 Million Dinosaur-Themed Makeover

Best Western Franchise Owners Give Hotel a $3.5 Million Dinosaur-Themed Makeover

Greg and Meredith Tally, owners of Denver's Best Western Southwest, gave their hotel an unique new look.
How Boutique Hotels Are Courting Googlers and Gamers

How Boutique Hotels Are Courting Googlers and Gamers

Put down your iPad. It’s the ping pong paddle you'll need at boutique hotels targeting a new type of business traveler.
8 Ways Hotel Room Service Is Changing

8 Ways Hotel Room Service Is Changing

Hotels have created some unique alternatives to the traditional $40 scrambled eggs in bed. Here's what to expect when you're on the road.
What Makes a Great Hotel Bar

What Makes a Great Hotel Bar

We take a look at what makes a modern hotel watering hole stand out and pick a few favorites.
5 Problems With Business Hotels (and How to Solve Them)

5 Problems With Business Hotels (and How to Solve Them)

Hotels that cater to business people would do well to pay heed to these common gripes.

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