No more individual toiletry items — a mistake or not?

No more individual toiletry items — a mistake or not?

What is luxury? To some it may be the little things Luxury in a hotel means different things to different people. For some, it’s beautiful decor. It may be room service. Incredible service sometimes spells luxury. Often it’s little things, like the kind of...
Mandatory hotel fees — are they a good election issue?

Mandatory hotel fees — are they a good election issue?

Might mandatory hotel fees be a real bipartisan issue in Washington, DC?  When it comes to fees, travelers are heading to a worse situation with mandatory hotel resort fees than they already face with airlines. Travelers these days have become accustomed to fees. Hard...
7 basic standards of excellence needed to merit 5 Stars

7 basic standards of excellence needed to merit 5 Stars

How to become a 5-Stars hotel — it is not easy. There’s no one answer. The 5-Stars hotel and restaurant standards vary for different people depending on personal requirements and expectations. There’s no question that some part of a 5-Stars ranking is...