Category Archives: Hotels

Carlson Hotels Sold To Chinese Company

Carlson Hotels
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There was lots of rumor, talk and possibility of a Chinese company taking over a major American hotel chain around a month back. In the end Starwood was acquired by Marriott.

However, now it appears that a Chinese company has acquired a different American hotel company. Continue reading Carlson Hotels Sold To Chinese Company

Club Carlson’s First Radisson RED Opens in Brussels

Radisson RED

Club Carlson offers a lot of choices when it comes to hotel brands. They have the high-end Quorvus Collection followed by Radisson Blu. There’s also Radisson, Park Inn, Park Plaza and Country Inns & Suites.

We can now add one more with the opening of the first Radisson RED in Brussels! Continue reading Club Carlson’s First Radisson RED Opens in Brussels

First Hard Rock Hotel Opening in Germany

Hard Rock Hotel

Hard Rock Hotel has locations all over the world although I wouldn’t call it a big hotel brand. (They currently have 22 hotels.) However, they seem to be expanding quite a bit with a bunch of new locations in the works.

The first Hard Rock Hotel will be opening in Germany and it will be located in an interesting and historic location. Continue reading First Hard Rock Hotel Opening in Germany

Club Carlson 2nd Night Free Benefit Ending, 304000 Points Redeemed So Far

Club Carlson Credit CardOver the past few years Club Carlson has been one of the most generous hotel rewards program.

For those of us with the Club Carlson credit card, booking award nights can bring us double the value. When booking a stay of two or more nights, the second night is free although that’s about to change in just a few days.

The stay two, get one free benefit is one of the most awesome hotel program benefits but it will be going away at the end of this month. The last day for Club Carlson credit card holders to book stays with this benefit is May 31, 2015. I called to confirm this although I’ve read that some think the benefit ends on May 28…

So with such an awesome benefit going away, what’s was I to do???? Continue reading Club Carlson 2nd Night Free Benefit Ending, 304000 Points Redeemed So Far

Did You Know? Leftover Hotel Soaps Save 1,000s of Lives

Clean the World
image: Clean the World

When staying at hotels one of the first things I do is give the room a quick inspection, also checking out the variety of amenity products in the bathroom.

If we really like the soaps and shampoos, we take the extras but I can’t say that we do this frequently. I’ll try to describe my favorite hotel soap. (I wish I could remember which hotels gives it out and what brand it is…) The soap has little bumps all over one side so it’s something like a massaging bar and it smells good too. (If any of you know which soap I am referring to, please let us know.)

Continue reading Did You Know? Leftover Hotel Soaps Save 1,000s of Lives

Amazing! Sea Fort Becomes Lux Hotel

Amazing Hotels

This has got to be one of the more interesting and amazing hotels that I’ve come across in a while and one that I’d love to stay at if it was in my budget…

How would you like to spend a night in a converted 1800’s fort over one mile out to sea?

If this sounds like an interesting idea, you might think twice when you hear about the price it costs to stay at this converted fort in England from Amazing Venues. Continue reading Amazing! Sea Fort Becomes Lux Hotel