Posts tagged "hotels"

I Want To Go There: An Airplane Hotel High Above The Costa Rican Jungle

There's first class and then there's FIRST CLASS. Joining the mile high club just got so much easier thanks to the genius who decided to turn an emptied-out Boeing airplane from the 1960s into a hotel suite situated high above the Costa Rican jungle.
By: Katie Oldenburg / October 14, 2014

I Want To Go To There: Bali’s Glass-Bottomed “Shrimp House” Hotel

I would stay at a hotel called "Shrimp House" even if it was a dump, just because I think the name is funny (and the chance to steal a robe emblazoned with the words "Property Of Shrimp House" is too good to pass up), but in this case the funny name accompanies a truly stunning…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 9, 2014

I Want To Go To There: Saint Lucia’s Hotel Chocolat

As if a gorgeous boutique hotel tucked into the rainforest of a Caribbean island could get any more perfect, what if that hotel was chocolate themed? Such a wonderland exists, and it's called Hotel Chocolat, a luxurious lodging option on the island of St. Lucia, operated by a gourmet chocolate company of the…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 28, 2014

I Want To Go To There: Dog Bark Park, A B&B Shaped Like A Giant Beagle

I've always been a little jealous of movie characters who get to spend any amount of time in a comically large animal's stomach. When Pinocchio got swallowed by that whale, I was like, "Damn, that looks so cozy in there! I would never leave." I never thought I'd get to live out my weird fantasy,…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 23, 2014

Travel Porn: 6 Stunning Rooftop Pools

For me, the phrase "hotel pool" instantly conjures images of overcrowded, over-chlorinated concrete boxes teeming with rowdy kids with nosebleeds, but luckily, the airport Best Westerns of my childhood are not the only options out there. Case in point: the spate of gorgeous, relaxing rooftop pools popping up at swanky hotels across the country. These…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 9, 2014

Travel Porn: 6 Stunning Treehouse Hotels Around The World

Swanky hotel rooms are great and all, but sometimes you just want to sleep in a tree. Whether you're yearning to reconnect with nature or revisit your childhood, reserving a few nights in a treehouse hotel is guaranteed to give you a memorable vacation. I tracked down 6 gorgeous treehouses in forests from Washington to…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 7, 2013

I Want To Go To There: Marina Bay Sands’ Ridiculous Infinity Pool

When I saw a picture of the infinity pool at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore, it became an instant addition to my travel bucket list. Perched on the roof of the 57-story hotel, the pool offers breathtaking views, luxurious sunbathing, and intensive exposure therapy for anyone who suffer…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 9, 2013

Travel Diary: A Mother/Daughter Weekend At Morgan’s Rock Hacienda & Eco Lodge In San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

I've always been drawn to Central American countries, thanks to the warm weather, delicious food, and picturesque beaches. Following a trip to Costa Rica for surf camp a couple years ago, and subsequent trips to Mexico after that, I put Nicaragua on my list of dream travel destinations after hearing from fellow travelers about the…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 19, 2013

5 Things You Should Know About The Twitter Hotel

The Sol Wave House Hotel in Majorca, Spain, claims to be the first-ever Twitter-themed hotel. First of all, that statement implies that there will be more Twitter-themed hotels to come, which I find confusing, but secondly, I guess some people feel more passionately about Twitter than I do. The hotel is, naturally, focused around social…
By: Mary Odell / August 2, 2013

Spooky Sheets & Goldfish Bowls: Totally Ridiculous & Amazing Hotel Amenities

Most of us have no desire to stay in a smelly, haunted hotel room. But for the select few special flowers who delight in creepy crawlies, the Mama Hotel is just up your alley. Designed to celebrate the arrival of the Jessica Chastain movie "Mama" on DVD (eh, it was just okay), the horrific hotel…
By: Julie Gerstein / June 12, 2013

5 Reasons AirBnB Is Way Better Than A Hotel

I've mentioned AirBnB in a few of my traveling posts, most recently the story of my roadtrip from Portland to Nashville. Ever since my boyfriend Nick and I discovered the site, which lets people rent out their homes to travelers, we rarely stay in hotels anymore. In fact, thanks to…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 30, 2013

Have Your Bed And Eat It Too At The World’s First Cake Hotel

It took a team of 14 bakers, pastry chefs, and candy artists nearly 3,000 hours to create the world's first edible pop-up hotel in Soho, London. The Willy Wonka-esque wonderland welcomed its first guests this week, a couple who enjoyed a carpet made of meringues, bouquets of sugar roses, fudge windowsills, spongecake pillows, 100 piece…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 25, 2013

Want To Spend The Night In A Human Digestive System? Plus 6 Other Weird Hotels We Discovered This Year

What is this stunning piece of architecture, you ask? It's a Belgian hotel called CasAnus, which allows visitors to spend the night in a replica of a colon, complete with a giant anus. Hey, whatever floats your boat, right? With that in mind, we thought it might be a good time to round u…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 20, 2012

We Want To Go To There: 8 Affordable Castle Hotels

Want to travel like a queen? Why don't you book a stay in a castle on your next trip? Turns out the phrase "affordable castle" isn't an oxymoron: from Belgium to France to Ireland to New Jersey(!), we found eight beautiful castle hotels with prices starting at less than $200 a night (a few for…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 12, 2012

The Bed Bug Registry Will Possibly Save You From Bed Bugs, Definitely Freak You Out

When I visited The Frisky offices in New York earlier this year, I stayed in a cute little hotel near Central Park. One morning I got up to take a shower, and as I turned on the water I noticed an apple seed-shaped speck on the bathmat. I reacted like most people would: backing out…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 3, 2012

Karl Lagerfeld’s Hotel Redesign Will Include Greek God-Inspired Frescoes Of Baptiste Giabiconi

Today in Karl Lagerfeld Is Really Weird: the silver-gloved fashion kaiser was recently appointed the new landscape planner of Monte-Carlo's sumptuously swanky Hôtel Métropole, which means he'll be redesigning the entirety of the hotel's exterior, including the pool, terrace, gardens, and a brand new restaurant by the Chef of the Century himself, Joël Robuchon. What…
By: Rachel Krause / May 2, 2012

Fancy A Night In A Hamster Hotel?

I don't know about you guys, but whenever I'm at a hotel, I look around and think, This is nice, I guess, but you know what would be better? A giant hamster cage. Apparently a lot of people share this sentiment, because a hotel in western France called Villa Hamster provides just that -- yep,…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 22, 2012

One Damn Good Reason To Plan An Impromptu Trip To Chicago…

Okay, so it may not be an entire Missoni-designed condominium tower, but that doesn't mean it isn't impressive: renowned Italian fashion house Bottega Veneta was given carte blanche to design a 1,400-square-foot suite in Chicago's Park Hyatt Hotel. The Lake Suite by Bottega Veneta boasts a master bedroom, separate living and dining areas, a…
By: Rachel Krause / April 8, 2012

Knitted Hotel Room Created By Artist Kate Jenkins

At the Hotel Pelirocco in the English seaside town of Brighton, guests can cozy up in an entirely knitted room. Dubbed "Do Knit Disturb", the single room comes with a slew of knitted objects including a lamp, comforter, toothpaste and toothbrush, telephone cover and matching curtains, reports The Guardian. Other woven creations found in the yarn filled room include a traditional…
By: Huffington Post Weird News / November 30, 2011

In The Future, Hotels Will Offer Virtual Lovemaking

Is it almost the year 2030? I certainly hope so, because I plan to be traveling a lot that year. The hotel chain Travelodge has published a study about what we can expect our hotel sleep accommodations to be like in the future. Here's what we have to look forward to according to engineer Ia…
By: Ami Angelowicz / June 9, 2011
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