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  • hotels provide shampoos that 'alienate people of color' — sparking a debate over white privilege

    04/29/2018 2:03:32 PM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 141 replies
    Full title--Halsey says hotels provide shampoos that 'alienate people of color' — and her tweets are sparking a debate over white privilege A singer's tweets about complimentary toiletries in hotels have sparked a conversation about white privilege online. On Thursday, Halsey took to Twitter to express her frustrations with the "hotel toiletry industry." In a series of tweets, the 23-year-old singer, whose father is black and mother is white, argued that the free shampoos hotels provide "entirely [alienate] people of color." "I can't use this perfumed watered down white people shampoo," Halsey said. "Neither can 50% of [your] customers. Annoying."...
  • Maryland Bill Seeks to Drive Out Airbnb, Other Hotel Competition

    03/22/2018 12:31:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 21, 2018 | Romina Boccia and Lauren Bowman
    Over the last decade, short-term rental platforms like Airbnb, HomeAway, and VRBO have expanded and provided an economic boom to many communities. Yet several localities are pursuing onerous zoning rules and other regulations that would restrict short-term rental activity. For many homeowners, short-term rental provides a critical source of additional income to help them pay their mortgages and to meet other financial obligations. States can protect their residents from overzealous, local bureaucrats with state pre-emption. Short-term rental helps local communities by growing the number of tourists that visit the area. A recent study published by the National Bureau of Economic...
  • The Harvest is ready now [charismatic caucus]

    02/25/2018 8:22:06 AM PST · by Jedediah · 6 replies
    The time to plow is over for the seeds are bearing fruit for I have gone before you as David in the Valley of Breakthrough . So speak and declare My Words of Righteousness given to all those that believe on Me for "Truly" The Harvest is ready to be brought into the Storehouse That is , "My Kingdom on Earth as it is in Heaven" for "Truly" You "ARE " My Keepers of My Love and ONE True Light EMMANUEL ( God with us ) JOHN 4:34-38 34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will...
  • Trump Hotels in NY, DC, Vegas on Yelp! Reduced to One Star Ratings with “Sh*thole” Reviews

    01/16/2018 10:16:46 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 60 replies
    showz411.com ^ | 1/16/18 | Roger Freidman
    Trump Hotels in NY, DC, Vegas on Yelp! Reduced to One Star Ratings with “Sh*thole” Reviews Trump properties– like the Trump Hotel in Columbus Circle and the one in Washington DC– are being reduced to rubble on Yelp! with bad reviews. (You can read them here, they’re pretty funny.) Hundreds of new reviews are calling the hotel a “shithole” and knocking the average star rating to 1 or or 2.
  • Hotel themed on the TV show made entirely from ice and snow opens in Lapland

    01/10/2018 3:50:57 PM PST · by mairdie · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10 January 2018 | Jennifer Newton
    This is the Game of Thrones-themed hotel that has been carved entirely out of ice and snow and comes complete with dragons, direwolves and even the dreaded White Walkers. The hotel has been built in collaboration with HBO, the network behind the smash-hit series, and has opened at Lapland Hotels Snow Village in Finland. Intricate ice sculptures depicting themes and characters from the show grace the 14 bedrooms and 10 suites with one room even featuring an enormous carving of a demonic White Walker looming over the bed.
  • Inside India's first dog hotel: Pampered pooches enjoy velvet beds, spa treatments

    12/05/2017 7:27:28 PM PST · by mairdie · 5 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5 December 2017 | Jennifer Newton
    With velvet beds, a relaxing spa, 24-hour medical care and a fully stocked bar - Critterati sounds like the ultimate luxury hotel. But rather than cater for humans, the hotel in the Indian city of Gurugram is the first in South Asia to be exclusively for dogs. Owners can book in their pets for a $70-a-night stay (£52) in one of the suites at Critterati or send them for a day trip.
  • Las Vegas hotels subject guests to luggage screening after massacre

    10/06/2017 9:15:47 AM PDT · by EnglishOnly · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Oct 04, 2017 | Andrew Blake
    Las Vegas hotels are rethinking security protocols after a guest brought dozens of guns into his room at Mandalay Bay
  • 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...