Not even the City of Lights can escape the major credit crunch that is jeopardizing three major Las Vegas Strip projects.
Motel 6 is revolutionizing the idea of the roadside motel. Without raising the per-night cost to travelers, which averaged $45 last year, the chain is remodeling rooms, adding granite bathroom countertops, flat-screen TVs, WiFi access, MP3 and laptop docking stations, as well as trendy, minimalist linens and décor.
Demand for luxury hotels is up, but pricey hotels also have bargain rates. This BusinessWeek slideshow features the cheapest rooms available in the most expensive hotels worldwide.
Meeting planners can order a free copy of the 2007-2008 Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) Guide to Meeting Destinations and Facilities. The AHLI guide features more than 80,000 rooms and suites, and more than 9 million square feet of meeting space worldwide.
Atlanta’s luxe hotel inventory is exploding: 10 new luxury properties are in development, with the first four hotels scheduled to open early next year.
Now that spa treatments are in wide demand, many offer interesting meeting amenities such as outdoor dining for small groups and event lawns for private receptions. Treatments have been tailored to male and female clientele. Scents, oils and lighting customized to correspond to the time of day and year. Spas have become so mainstream, they have begun mutating to hold the interest of hardcore spa-goers; hence, the birth of the wine spa resort — a trendy hybrid now popping up around the world, destined for a location near you (and your group) soon.