For USD 231,000, design your own hotel room made of ice
Many holidaymakers are keen to find ways they can make their trip unique, and getting to decide what goes into a hotel room is one way to do just that. While UK-based Whitbread has already used its smart tech-enabled hub spaces to lend a measure of personalization to its hotel rooms, Sweden’s ICEHOTEL is going one further, enabling customers to work with designers to create their own bespoke ice creations before they arrive. READ MORE…

For USD 231,000, design your own hotel room made of ice

Many holidaymakers are keen to find ways they can make their trip unique, and getting to decide what goes into a hotel room is one way to do just that. While UK-based Whitbread has already used its smart tech-enabled hub spaces to lend a measure of personalization to its hotel rooms, Sweden’s ICEHOTEL is going one further, enabling customers to work with designers to create their own bespoke ice creations before they arrive. READ MORE…

Bike Butler equips hotel guests with local cycling knowledge
Not all hotels cater for tourists who want to travel in an eco-friendly way, although we have previously seen venues such as The Charles Hotel in Massachusetts offer free cycle classes. Now the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver is launching a Bike Butler service, giving cyclists help in exploring the local surroundings. READ MORE…

Bike Butler equips hotel guests with local cycling knowledge

Not all hotels cater for tourists who want to travel in an eco-friendly way, although we have previously seen venues such as The Charles Hotel in Massachusetts offer free cycle classes. Now the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver is launching a Bike Butler service, giving cyclists help in exploring the local surroundings. READ MORE…

Hotel creates tote bag made from used bedsheets
Guests expect fresh sheets as a minimum from quality hotel accommodation, but this means that those businesses end up getting through a huge amount of linen. Rather than send its used bedsheets to landfill, UK Marriott hotels has created the Bed Linen Tote, a stylish bag that is made out of recycled bedsheets. READ MORE…

Hotel creates tote bag made from used bedsheets

Guests expect fresh sheets as a minimum from quality hotel accommodation, but this means that those businesses end up getting through a huge amount of linen. Rather than send its used bedsheets to landfill, UK Marriott hotels has created the Bed Linen Tote, a stylish bag that is made out of recycled bedsheets. READ MORE…

At NY hotels, room service now includes groceries
One of the biggest expenses for consumers travelling abroad is eating out or relying on room service for each meal, however, many hotels do offer self-catering kitchen facilities for guests who want to cook for themselves. One of those companies is Affinia Hotels, which is now enabling its New York customers to order fresh groceries directly to their room. READ MORE…

At NY hotels, room service now includes groceries

One of the biggest expenses for consumers travelling abroad is eating out or relying on room service for each meal, however, many hotels do offer self-catering kitchen facilities for guests who want to cook for themselves. One of those companies is Affinia Hotels, which is now enabling its New York customers to order fresh groceries directly to their room. READ MORE…

Hotel takes its kitchen to the streets
Airlines using food trucks to enable potential customers to sample their onboard meals isn’t a new thing – we’ve seen both Air France and Austrian Air taking to the idea in the past. However, now the Four Seasons hotel chain is getting in on the act with its Four Seasons Taste Truck, a roving restaurant that offers passersby a taste of the haute cuisine available to its booking guests. READ MORE…

Hotel takes its kitchen to the streets

Airlines using food trucks to enable potential customers to sample their onboard meals isn’t a new thing – we’ve seen both Air France and Austrian Air taking to the idea in the past. However, now the Four Seasons hotel chain is getting in on the act with its Four Seasons Taste Truck, a roving restaurant that offers passersby a taste of the haute cuisine available to its booking guests. READ MORE…

Hotel offers personalized holiday tips through Pinterest
From customer review sites to social media recommendations, there is a plethora of info for those planning a trip to digest. We recently saw Suggestme aggregate all of this data to offer up-to-the-minute travel advice trends, but now hotel chain Four Seasons has launched Pin.Pack.Go, a Pinterest-based concierge service that offers holiday suggestions based on customers’ existing pins. READ MORE…

Hotel offers personalized holiday tips through Pinterest

From customer review sites to social media recommendations, there is a plethora of info for those planning a trip to digest. We recently saw Suggestme aggregate all of this data to offer up-to-the-minute travel advice trends, but now hotel chain Four Seasons has launched Pin.Pack.Go, a Pinterest-based concierge service that offers holiday suggestions based on customers’ existing pins. READ MORE…

In Australia, hotel caters for Instagram junkies
Springwise recently wrote about tourist-friendly stands designed by Japanese company Sunpole – helping them to take scenic selfies on their mobile devices – and our latest spotting has also recognized the importance of social media for capturing holidaymakers’ memories. The 1888 Hotel in Australia is integrating Instagram into its offerings, with facilities dedicated especially for smartphone photographers. READ MORE…

In Australia, hotel caters for Instagram junkies

Springwise recently wrote about tourist-friendly stands designed by Japanese company Sunpole – helping them to take scenic selfies on their mobile devices – and our latest spotting has also recognized the importance of social media for capturing holidaymakers’ memories. The 1888 Hotel in Australia is integrating Instagram into its offerings, with facilities dedicated especially for smartphone photographers. READ MORE…

Site helps solo travelers split the bill on shared hotel rooms
The controversial dating site Miss Travel has already offered a way for travelers to find accompaniment while also making savings, and now a new site aims to do something similar. Easynest enables solo tourists to pick a partner to share their hotel room in order to take advantage of reduced rates. READ MORE…

Site helps solo travelers split the bill on shared hotel rooms

The controversial dating site Miss Travel has already offered a way for travelers to find accompaniment while also making savings, and now a new site aims to do something similar. Easynest enables solo tourists to pick a partner to share their hotel room in order to take advantage of reduced rates. READ MORE…

Project turns vacant NY office space into midtown hotels
Tourists heading to the London Olympic Games last summer may have found hotel prices too expensive, but at least could have taken advantage of the innovative taxi hotel, which saw a London black cab transformed into a comfortable temporary room. Looking for a more permanent solution to problems caused by the current economy, Denmark’s Pop-Up Hotel aims to reappropriate vacant office space in the center of New York City and turn it into revenue-making hotels for travelers. READ MORE…

Project turns vacant NY office space into midtown hotels

Tourists heading to the London Olympic Games last summer may have found hotel prices too expensive, but at least could have taken advantage of the innovative taxi hotel, which saw a London black cab transformed into a comfortable temporary room. Looking for a more permanent solution to problems caused by the current economy, Denmark’s Pop-Up Hotel aims to reappropriate vacant office space in the center of New York City and turn it into revenue-making hotels for travelers. READ MORE…