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January 22, 2013
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  • This time, inauguration-goers are fewer, "more careful"
    Hotel officials in Washington, D.C., reported fewer room sales and reduced room nights for President Barack Obama's second inauguration as more visitors for the event sought more affordable ways to celebrate. "The last time was epic due to the historical nature of it. The theme of America now is people being a little more cautious, and we're certainly seeing a more careful approach by our guests," said Jon Chocklett, sales and marketing director at the Mandarin Oriental in the capital. USA Today/Hotel Check-in blog (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • La Samanna resort in French West Indies offers casual luxe setting
    The La Samanna resort in the French West Indies brings a French flair to the Caribbean with a relaxing ambiance, cliff-side views and dining options that include French- and Caribbean-inspired cuisine. A trip to the spa, which uses French products by Sisley and Altitude, is a must, this feature says. Additionally, guests can take a day trip to nearby St. Barthélemy. Forbes (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Ritz-Carlton in NYC creates dream wedding package
    The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park's, "Love is Priceless" package starts with a helicopter trip to the hotel, ground transportation in a Maybach, the rehearsal dinner held on the Atlantica by The Bateau private yacht, Liberty Suite accommodations and a honeymoon stay at any Ritz-Carlton property. Other perks include a bridal-party luncheon, a cocktail reception and a plane fly-by with a personalized banner for the couple during the reception. Luxury Daily (1/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Digital detoxing and other 2013 wellness trends
    Wellness Tourism Worldwide has named its top 10 wellness travel trends for the new year, and digital detoxification made the list. Hotels either hold devices in a safe location for guests who want to unplug, or market technology-free trips. In addition to spas and gyms, luxury hotels are appealing to guests with measures to alleviate jet lag, improve sleep, humidify the air, and more. (free registration) (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Spa at Calif.'s Resort at Pelican Hill boosts property's success
    The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, Calif., has been named one of the world's top resorts by a range of reviewers and publications, and its spa is a key part of that success. The Spa at Pelican Hill offers a gym, expansive hot-tub rooms, massage, seasonally changing treatments and more. JustLuxe (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • NYC hotels offer downtown vibe with new midtown properties
    Hotel developers are eyeing midtown Manhattan to create New York City hotels with a downtown vibe. The Viceroy Hotel Group will open a 29-story hotel in September on 57th Street across from the city's first Park Hyatt location. Starwood Capital Group will open a Baccarat Hotels & Resorts property on 53rd Street with luxury apartments and hotel rooms. The Wall Street Journal (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Working on integrity
    In a world where the true value of success is often measured by the final achievement, not the process itself, dishonesty and a lack of integrity can creep in, especially when you think no one is watching. Trust can be broken in moments and a reputation ruined forever. Take note of some good advice in this article on how to do the right thing. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CFO for restaurant group in Dubai
    A multi-award winning restaurant group in Dubai is looking for a CFO to head up finance, IT and procurement. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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