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February 14, 2013
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  • Some good hotels come in small packages in Las Vegas
    Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon in Las Vegas is a good example of how hotel developers are downsizing their projects in the city, this feature says. The site will be transformed into a boutique hotel and casino with a club and a rooftop pool. Downsizing is "making it easier for companies to capitalize on the emerging trend that has folks wanting more personalized, bespoke experiences," writes Glenn Haussman. Hotel Interactive (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Romantic hotel-room must-haves? Think luxury linens, fireplace
    Romantic room essentials include a hot tub, fireplace, massage services and luxury linens, this feature says. Hotels with a romantic dining option are also a plus so couples can eat onsite, as are those with room service if guests feel like staying in. CNN (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Caribbean resort wants guests to have a true "Chocolate Experience"
    For guests with a sweet tooth, Buccament Bay Resort in the Caribbean will offer "The Chocolate Experience at Buccament Bay Resort" in April. The resort "has teamed up with Gerry Wilton, international chocolate entrepreneur and founder of the world's only chocolate-themed hotel, located in England," this feature says. The $400 package at the St. Vincent hotel "includes a chocolate tasting, a chocolate truffle making workshop, a chocolate mold making workshop, a chocolate portrait painting and more." Luxury Travel Advisor (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • New wave of visitors revives travel in Caribbean
    The number of people visiting the Caribbean last year -- about 25 million -- was up about 5% from the year before, a sign that tourism is rebounding in the region. Hotel occupancy was up 7% and revenue was up nearly 9%. "The region as a whole has regained ground lost in the heat of the global economic depression," said Beverly Nicholson-Doty, chairwoman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization. Dayton Daily News (Ohio)/The Associated Press (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Sales of high-end goods on the rise
    Some research shows that luxury items such as high-end cosmetics are experiencing a resurgence in sales. "Trends in luxury consumption in the U.S. have continued to outperform overall consumer trends," said Antoine Belge, HSBC luxury-goods analyst. (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Work beginning at SLS Las Vegas
    Conversion plans for the closed Sahara Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas are poised to forge ahead since developer SBE Entertainment has obtained $415 million in financing for the project. "I know these kinds of projects usually begin with an explosion. We've been on the property since it closed, maintaining the building and the facility. This week, we'll start the interior push," SBE CEO Sam Nazarian said. Las Vegas Review-Journal (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Cozy up at these romantic hotel fireplaces
    Take a look at some of the most romantic fireplaces in hotels, according to this feature. Some of the fireplaces featured in this article include those at the Tierra Atacama in Chile, Hotel Matilda in Mexico, Whiteface Lodge in New York, and Ashford Castle in Ireland. Travel + Leisure (2/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Baby boomers lead the way
    Here is an interesting read on how baby boomers have shaped the travel industry and the various approaches the hospitality industry is using to entice them. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Luxury Hoteliers is a partner in the International Herald Tribune's Luxury Hospitality 2013
    The Luxury Hospitality Summit agenda, to be held in Lausanne, Switzerland, will address all aspects of luxury and present ideas as well as business models to new consumers. Read how you can be a sponsor and benefit. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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