W, the brand that invented ‘lifestyle,’ moves to abandon older properties

On the top floor of the 55-story W Times Square, visitors will find one of the brand’s original Wow suites, a sprawling one-bedroom apartment-sized hotel room with silver couches, a hanging basket-style chair and a round bed complete with ceiling mirrors and lights, a nod to the crystal ball that drops each New Year’s Eve just outside the window. Such features have long defined the fun-loving W brand, which launched the lifestyle hotel trend that…

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12 Wildest, Strangest, Most Over-the-top Hotel Amenities

These next-level amenities are worth a stay by themselves February 24, 2017 In the age of Airbnb, hotels have a lot of competition. But there’s one area where hotels can really strut their stuff—amenities. Sure, Airbnb hosts can offer travel size shampoo and locally roasted coffee, but can they teach your dog how to surf? When’s the last time an Airbnb host offered aura architecture, arranged a visit from a pet psychic, or sent a bottle…

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Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove in St. Thomas reopens

By Guest Contributor|February 19th, 2018 The resort has been closed since Hurricane Irma hit St. Thomas on September 6, 2017. Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove is one of the first large resorts on St. Thomas to open after recovering from the aftermath of two extremely powerful Category 5 hurricanes, Irma and Maria. Associates at Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove have been working hand-in-hand with the remediation company and other local vendors to return the resort to its original splendor…

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