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Summing up 2014 – hotels

9 January 2015 | Living

I've covered film and theatre, now it's the hotels of 2014. Industrial Chic in the US – it’s a currently popular theme and there were three notable hotels in the category. First of all Ace Hotel in New York (20 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001) Coming back to W29th St...

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Interesting Hotels – for beaches, bikes & exhibitionists

22 December 2013 | Culture

 When I’m looking for ‘interesting’ (which could also be read as ‘expensive’) hotels I often use the Tablet Hotels website and booking operation. Tablet’s on-line magazine regularly features interesting categories with an assortment of places that fit the definition. ...

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10 Things I Hate in Hotels

5 December 2010 | Living

I spend a lot of nights in hotels – apart from camping, staying with friends, travel on boats, trains and planes and other excuses for being away from home. Last year that came to 116 nights in 61 different hotels. And of course there are inevitably some things I don’...

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Hotels – cheap & expensive, good & bad

21 June 2010 | Living

Last week I was in Macau speaking at a hotel conference, most of the conference was numbers and business,  but my talk was light relief, hotels I’ve loved and hated, whether they were cheap – the Chhaya Hotel in Battambang, Cambodia in 2005 was US$4 and just fine. Cli...

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Hotels – The Worst One & Some Good Ones in 2009

15 December 2009 | Living

The worst hotel of the year? McAlpine House in Broome, Western Australia. In 2009 I stayed in about 70 different hotels in 16 countries. Many of them were strictly one night stands although there were a fair number of two or three nighters, the longest visit was si...

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