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Bed, Brew & Beyond: Five Hotels for Beer Lovers

Bed, Brew & Beyond: Five Hotels for Beer Lovers

Anyone can sneak a few brown-bagged bottles into her luggage and transform even the dodgiest motel room into a private pub. (Other people do this, right?) But for those seeking slightly more elevated experiences, several American breweries offer overnight accommodations, either at or adjacent to production facilities. Boutique hotels are also getting in on the […]

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This Zero-Waste Distillery Invites You to Sleep it Off on Designer Sheets

This Zero-Waste Distillery Invites You to Sleep it Off on Designer Sheets

When distiller couple Connie Baker and Carey Shanks were raising funding for their hybrid distiller-inn in Colorado, certain investors reportedly questioned the concept. Brewery hotels from the likes of Dogfish Head and Stone Brewing are ascendant, and many Old World wineries historically offered lodging. Standalone spirits labels, however, rarely invite guests behind closed doors — let alone […]

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Can Better Bars Save Hotels From Airbnb?

Can Better Bars Save Hotels From Airbnb?

“Airbnb is a mortal threat to the U.S. hotel industry.” This dramatic proclamation was delivered by legendary American entrepreneur, hotelier, and real estate developer Ian Schrager, the mind behind both Studio 54 and our current boutique hotel boom, in a piece for the WSJ online. Schrager, promoting his newly unveiled NYC property Public, counsels that […]

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The 7 Hotel Chains With the Best Bars

The 7 Hotel Chains With the Best Bars

When it comes to consumerism, chains tend to get a bad rap. Cookie-cutter restaurants, widely known coffee shops, and chain fast-food establishments get a lot of flack. But when it comes to hotels, chains have some of the best bars around. And really, what’s better than cocktail-sipping in a swanky hotel lobby? We’ve rounded up […]

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The 8 Most Outrageous Hotel Minibars

The 8 Most Outrageous Hotel Minibars

You know that feeling, when you first enter your hotel room, and it seems like a magic kingdom of accommodations, and you’re the king? Neatly tucked bed linens, egregious thread and pillow counts, and, oh yes, the snack-filled minibar. Gleaming in the corner, tucked into the wall, a world of semi-nutritious promise and $8 candy […]

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‘The Bar’ At Hotel Bel-Air, Where Hollywood’s Golden Age Never Ended

‘The Bar’ At Hotel Bel-Air, Where Hollywood’s Golden Age Never Ended

Los Angeles has developed a reputation, one that’s rather unfair. Traffic jams, celebrity DUI’s, and gluten-free eateries have become the unwarranted icons of the West coast metropolis. But L.A. is also home to something that’s been somewhat forgotten: gauzy, glittering old Hollywood, the essence of yesteryear’s black and white movies. Between L.A.’s contemporary doggie clothing […]

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