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Stay at the Renaissance Times Square for $2,500 to welcome 2011

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Welcoming the coming New Year at the Times Square in New York is an awesome experience.  You see the big ball drop. Hear all the cheering and see all the glitter. But with a Time Square New Year comes some sacrifices like staying outside in a very cold weather, no bathroom access for several hours, and a long walk to wherever you are staying in New York after the clock hits 12.

Now, one great alternative is to enjoy the New Year from the comfort of a hotel room at Times Square in New York.

Gilt City is pushing for a New York New Year package at the Renaissance Times Square for $2,500 in total for 3 nights. It comes with a lot of perks for those who want to spend for the holidays. You will get two tickets for The Living Room that features an open bar, gourmet food, access to NY Times Square, and the 3-night stay plus breakfast.


Top 6 Treehouse Hotels around the globe

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Whether you’re planning a vacation on a beachfront or in the middle of a rainforest, you’ll find plenty of treehouse hotels that won’t just give you the basic amenities but wow you completely. No longer is the treehouse the realm of Ewoks and little boys alone. Now, they’re also the trendiest lodgings for adventurous travelers. Read on to find out which treehouse hotels around the globe are worth the visit.

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa: Tsala Treetop Lodge

This one of a kind treehouse lodging overlooks the Tsitsikamma Forest and is artfully made from stone and glass. The lodge itself consists of 10 suites, each one built with floor-to-ceiling windows. The living room of each suite has a fire log, and you can also enjoy the privacy of your own deck which opens to an infinity pool. You can get from one point of this lodge to another through wooden walkways.


Top 3 Exquisite Castle Hotels

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It’s a castle; no, it’s a hotel! For those of you who yearn to live in the lap of luxury, just like princes and princesses do, don’t fret because you can still live the life of a king and queen in your castle. All it takes is a phone call to one of these exquisite castle hotels and a pair of air tickets and you’ll be well on your way to a fairytale holiday!

1. Fitzpatricks Castle Hotel Dublin
Don’t let this castle hotel’s modern facade fool you. Although it was built in 1741 this hotel welcomed all modern advancements and was refurbished to accommodate guests who want a contemporary yet timeless style when it comes to their choice of hotels. The hotel features a large and cozy indoor swimming pool that is sure to delight everyone, be it spring, summer, winter or autumn.
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Top 10 of the Best Party Hotels

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Part of what defines a getaway is the freedom from responsibility. A new place, some refreshing faces and warm bodies, no reservations. Cutting away the puppet strings from the people we have to answer to and the paperwork on our desks is what a vacation should be. So spread your wings a little and go wild in one of the best venues in the country – the hotel.

Believe it or not hotels have the most chill places to lounge or bump and grind the night away. There are the infinity pools, rooftop bars selling the most knockout drinks, the restaurants and hotel-based clubs which only allow A-listers to go through and not to mention the grand rooms which can house concerts or large events. In this list we have compiled the best places to get down for a wild night.


Airport Hotel Highs: When Getting Stuck in an Airport is like Having a Vacation in Itself

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There are times when you get stuck in an airport due to inclement weather or to some disturbance at your destination. When bad luck hounds your plans, these airport hotels might change your perception of your situation.

Melt the Stress Away


Of course it gets stressful once you’re landlocked inside an airport when you were just expecting to be done with the business of getting to where you’re going. But when you’re at the Hong Kong International, there’s no need to worry if you get billeted at the Regal Airport Hotel. Watch the other planes zip by while floating on a pool. You can somebody else rub your back at one of Om Spa’s outdoor cabanas. If your feet are feeling a little overused, try the foot massage and perhaps some manicure and pedicure. If there’s some place where you’d be in a matter of time, just tell the staff and they’ll accommodate the treatments that suit your needs.


8 of the Most Impressive Lighthouse Hotels in the World

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In literature as in the media, lighthouses are usually viewed from the perspective of the ship that’s looking for light. It signals “home”, “guide”, and dry land. After traveling for days on end through the vastness of the sea, lighthouses are always a welcome sight—especially for travelers who may feel lost in their journey. This is probably the same charm that attracts most travelers who choose to stay in lighthouse hotels. From a room in a lighthouse hotel, you get the other side of the story.

You get to look out to the vastness of the sea without leaving the warmth of the hearth. Below are the top 15 lighthouse hotels you can stay in—whether you’re a traveler who’s sea-weary, or a native who’s looking at the prospect of setting sail. Nothing can be more romantic than these lounges.

Argentina: Faro Punta Delgada



Enormous Fees that can be added to your Hotel Bill

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Booking at a five-star hotel is fine, that is, until you get your bill while you’re checking out. Suddenly, your $245 a night hotel room is double the price, and why? Because you availed of “services” which you just assumed came with the package. Before you order a room service massage or any use any of the amenities in your hotel, look at the factors which can hike up your hotel bill.

Early Check In

While some people think that checking in early is pretty harmless as long as the room’s already vacant, think again. A lot of hotels actually charge high fees for early check ins. You can add $20 to $50 to your hotel bill just by arriving too early. These are true most especially in very accommodating hotels like the Hyatt Regency and the Hilton.

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Eco-Friendly Hotels

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environmentIf you are serious about protecting the environment and reducing your carbon footprint they you may want to organize your holidays this year to take advantage of the many eco-friendly hotels and guesthouses that are now available.

The Falmouth Beach Resort Hotel in Cornwall has state of the art facilities and a stunning view looking out over the beautiful bay, but it is also committed to sustainable environmental management. The hotel adapts strict waste reduction policies including a recycling scheme, and encourages both staff and guest to use public transport, cycling and walking to get around. The hotel also sources produce for the kitchen from the local area to reduce food miles and carbon emissions, and encourages self-catering guestsLittle Haven, Pembrokeshire to buy locally as well. You might also be interested in the new eco-friendly holiday village being developed in Pembrokeshire, which comprises of timber lodges and cottages that follow a tradition Welsh village layout, but that are powered by renewable energy sources such as biomass fuels that are developed from local crops.