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  • Hotels in Clovis/Fresno

    08/08/2017 7:59:05 PM PDT · by rey · 35 replies
    8 Aughust 2017
    What are some safe, affordable hotels in the Fresno/Clovis area. We will be staying 19-20 August. What should be avoided? Thanks
  • Staying in Modesto, CA

    06/19/2017 12:09:27 PM PDT · by rey · 16 replies
    19 June 2016
    We are attending an event in Modest near Enochs High School What are some decent, safe, affordable hotels there? Amenities are not important, just a place to sleep that isn't 1000 degrees or dollars. Thanks
  • Indo-American Hotelier Partners With Trump On New Hotel Chain “American Made”

    06/10/2017 2:58:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The South Asian Link ^ | June 10, 2017
    NEW YORK – The sons of President Donald Trump have said their company is launching a new hotel chain inspired by their travels with their father’s campaign. The Trump Organisation is calling the new mid-market chain “American Idea” and said it will start with three hotels in Mississippi. At a party at Manhattan’s Trump Tower, Donald Trump Jr said he and his brother, Eric, got a “crash course in America” while travelling across the country with their father’s presidential campaign. “We saw so many places and towns and so many stories,” he said. The first of dozens of hotels in...
  • Israel-Linked Spy Virus Discovered At Hotels Used For Iran Nuclear Talks

    06/10/2015 1:11:53 PM PDT · by Theoria · 26 replies
    NPR ^ | 10 June 2015 | Eyder Peralta
    Earlier this spring, the cybersecurity firm Kaspersky was testing an advanced antivirus software on one of its computers when it stumbled on something big: As the Moscow-based company puts it, it was "one of the most skilled, mysterious and powerful" spy viruses in the world. The piece of software was so sophisticated that it left few traces. It didn't leave files on the disk drive, and to stay hidden, it burrowed inside a computer's kernel memory, which is the place where a computer's most basic software is kept.Kaspersky says it assigned a team to watch its movements, and the team...
  • Hilton hiring full-time work from home positions (29 states)

    04/17/2017 5:32:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    WTMJ-TV ^ | April 17, 2017
    Looking for a full-time job that allows you to work completely from the comfort of your own home? Global hotel chain The Hilton is looking to hire full-time "remote reservation sales associates" in 29 states, including Wisconsin. According to the Hilton's website, employees in this position will be required to: • Answer the telephone and greet prospective guests in a friendly manner to create a superior guest experience • Listen to and acknowledge callers, to ensure understanding of inquiries, and to deliver personalized travel solutions • Utilize solution-oriented sales skills to maximize revenue for our hotels and business partners worldwide...
  • Inside the Hotel Industry’s Plan to Combat Airbnb

    04/17/2017 2:58:31 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 48 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/16/2017
    Last year, Airbnb underwent a rough regulatory patch. The short-term rental company became a Federal Trade Commission target last summer after three senators asked for an investigation into how companies like Airbnb affect soaring housing costs. In October, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York signed a bill imposing steep fines on Airbnb hosts who break local housing rules. The two actions appeared unrelated. But one group quietly took credit for both: the hotel industry. In a presentation in November, the American Hotel and Lodging Association, a trade group that counts Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide and Hyatt Hotels as members,...
  • Would you stay in a hotel w/a stranger? Marriott set to introduce communal rooms for up to 16

    02/06/2017 5:41:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | February 6, 2017 | James Gordon
    If you believe that 'strangers are simply friends you haven't met yet', you could be making a lot more if you stay at some Marriott hotels in the near future. The largest hotel chain in the world is planning to make communal rooms in some of its hotels that will be shared by between six and 16 guests. The idea, which is still in the design stage, would be rolled out in 23 Element hotels which is the chain's eco-conscious, extended stay brand....
  • More Hotels Are Checking Out of The Bible Business

    12/04/2016 9:48:51 AM PST · by Steelfish · 51 replies
    LA Times ^ | December 4, 2016
    More Hotels Are Checking Out of The Bible Business Moxy Berlin Hotel opening party The Moxy Berlin Hotel opened in October. Marriott International has recently decided that no religious materials should be offered at Moxy and Edition hotels, two of its newest millennial-oriented hotel brands. When the ultra-hip Moxy Hotel opens in San Diego next year, the rooms will be stocked with the usual amenities — an alarm clock, hair dryer, writing desk and flat-screen TV. But you won’t find a Bible in the bedside nightstand. Marriott International, the world’s largest hotel company, supplies a Bible and the Book of...
  • New York Tries to Shut Down the New Economy to Protect Special Interests

    10/30/2016 12:12:37 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Freedomworks ^ | October 28, 2016 | Kenny Stein
    Last Friday Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York signed a new bill seeking to crackdown on citizens offering their homes for short term rental through Airbnb. The law would impose fines of up to $7,500 simply for listing a rental on the popular site for travelers. Why would the state of New York pass this law attacking people seeking to earn some extra money to help afford living in one of the most expensive cities in the country? The answer lies with the hotel companies, one of whose CEOs openly celebrated that his company would be able to raise prices...
  • New York bans Airbnb

    10/24/2016 4:56:53 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/24/16 | Dan Calabrese
    No competition allowed for hoteliers and unions. They give a lot of money to Democrats. We often hear that Democrats are set up for a decades-long political dynasty in this country because of demographics. They own the Millennial vote and they’ll continue to own it for as long as Millennials are around. Maybe. But there’s a reason people tend to become more conservative as they get older, and it usually has to do with the fact that they have to go out and tackle real responsibility. Once they do, they often realize that Democrats are not their friends - unless,...
  • The man who seduced the 7th fleet: Fat Leonard's trail of corruption

    05/27/2016 10:01:41 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 27, 2016 | Craig Whitlock
    For months, a small team of U.S. Navy investigators and federal prosecutors secretly devised options for a high-stakes international manhunt. Could the target be snatched from his home base in Asia and rendered to the United States? Or held captive aboard an American warship? Making the challenge even tougher was the fact that the man was a master of espionage. His moles had burrowed deep into the Navy hierarchy to leak him a stream of military secrets, thwarting previous efforts to bring him to justice. The target was not a terrorist, nor a spy for a foreign power, nor the...
  • Donald Trump Jr. On The Record: Why Trump International Hotels And Residences Are Still Winning

    05/06/2016 1:26:04 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 7 replies
    Forbes / Lifestyle ^ | May 2, 2016 | Peter Taylor
    Days before a critical Indiana primary that could sew up the presidential nomination for the “presumptive” Republican party nominee, the candidate’s eldest son, who is also his current campaign surrogate and Executive Vice President of the Trump Organization, isn’t interested in talking politics at all..... If all of these Trump business traits—passion, hard work, getting your hands dirty—sound distinctly similar to many of the themes Donald Sr. is hammering home on the Republican campaign trail it’s because they’ve run in the family for decades—and Don Jr. isn’t shy about telling voters as much. Presidential campaigns have a habit of throwing...
  • Colin Powell: ‘I Want to Continue to Be a Republican Because It Annoys Them’

    10/01/2015 8:50:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 106 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/01/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who endorsed President Obama in 2008 and 2012, told the Washington Ideas Forum that there’s a special reason why he doesn’t change his party affiliation. Powell confirmed that he’s still a registered Republican. “I want to continue to be a Republican because it annoys them,” he quipped. “I think the party has shifted much further right than where the country is and it should be obvious to party leaders that they cannot keep saying and doing the things that they were doing and hope to be successful in national-level election in the future, not...
  • A Saudi Prince Fond of High-Profile Investing

    01/28/2016 8:01:29 PM PST · by RginTN · 27 replies
    the new york times ^ | April 12, 1995 | PETER TRUELL
    Just who is Donald J. Trump's Prince, and why has he come now to buy into the Plaza Hotel? Prince Walid bin Talal is the Saudi ruling family's most prominent -- and most adventurous -- international investor, with large stakes in Citicorp, Four Seasons Hotels, Fairmont Hotels, Euro Disney and Saks Fifth Avenue, which is controlled by Investcorp of Bahrain.
  • Government Officials to Pick Lodging Industry Winners and Losers?

    01/11/2016 6:04:33 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/6/2016 | Michael LaFaive
    A recent report from Lansing-based MIRS News indicated that state tourism officials are closely monitoring the travel accommodations website Airbnb. The site brings together travelers looking for a place to stay and property owners willing to rent a room, apartment or house for a few days. These peer-to-peer exchanges are often compared to Uber’s ride-sharing service. Lodging industry lobbyists and some government economic development officials are publicly referring to Airbnb as a “threat.” This suggests that citizens should be on guard against Lansing lawmakers passing bipartisan protectionist laws that regulate new and rising services out of business. In the MIRS...
  • Major NYC hotels pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions

    12/28/2015 2:12:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 28, 2015 4:29 PM EST | Jonathan Lemire
    More than a dozen of New York City's most famed hotels are pledging to get greener. The Waldorf-Astoria New York, the Lotte New York Palace, the Pierre-A Taj Hotel and the Crowne Plaza Times Square are among the 16 city hotels - all currently thronged with tourists visiting New York for the holidays - whose owners have agreed to cut greenhouse gases from their buildings by 30 percent or more in the next decade. ...
  • Marriott is removing desks from hotel rooms in a strange bid to please millennials

    12/13/2015 7:37:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 69 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 11, 2015 | Saqib Shah
    Frequent travellers are voicing their disdain at Marriott Hotels for a room redesign with a ridiculous twist. As numerous guests have pointed out this year, Marriott has been removing desks from many of its hotel rooms. The design flaw was recently addressed by Yahoo Sports columnist Dan Wetzel, a person who (by his own account) spends a fair amount of time staying and working in Marriott Hotels. Further online research by Wetzel found that there were pages of Internet forums devoted to the trend.
  • EPA ‘showers’ the people with unwanted regulations

    03/22/2015 7:00:24 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 18, 2015 | Ernest Istook
    If you like your shower, you probably can’t keep it once the Obama administration bureaucrats are done. Nobody can altogether escape regulations, not even when bathing in the altogether. The Environmental Protection Agency denies wanting to compel us to shorten our showers, but that’s like President Obama denying you will lose your current doctor under Obamacare. EPA is funding research to create hotel guest monitoring systems so the front desk can track your shower time and water usage. It’s the scariest thing since Hitchcock staged the deadly shower scene in “Psycho.” The next step could be a water-use surcharge on...
  • Did anybody tell Rep. Pelosi about the hotel that she stayed in Cuba?

    02/20/2015 9:30:34 AM PST · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 20, 2015 | Silvio Canto, Jr.
    We understand that Nancy Pelosi is married to a very successful businessman in California. We are very happy that the Pelosi family has enjoyed the fruits of capitalism. Of course, they've enjoyed those fruits because they live in a country that respects property rights and does not confiscate businesses. This week, Rep Pelosi went to Cuba and stayed at the Hotel Saratoga. Let me share this from our good friends at Capitol Hill Cubans: "The Hotel Saratoga is a beautiful neoclassical structure in Old Havana. It was purchased in 1939 by Blanco Lopez and Co., headed by Jose Blanco and...
  • Huis Ten Bosch theme park to get hotel staffed by robots

    01/28/2015 9:42:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Japan Times ^ | January 28, 2015
    NAGASAKI – A hotel with robot staff and face recognition instead of room keys will open this summer in Huis Ten Bosch in Nagasaki Prefecture, the operator of the theme park said Tuesday. The two-story Henn na Hotel is scheduled to open July 17. It will be promoted with the slogan “A Commitment for Evolution,” Huis Ten Bosch Co. said. The name reflects how the hotel will “change with cutting-edge technology,” a company official said. This is a play on words: “Henn” is also part of the Japanese word for change. Robots will provide porter service, room cleaning, front desk...