With North Korea in so many of today's headlines and little idea what's genuine and what isn't, we were reminded of the little known fifth floor of the Yanggakdo Hotel. The Yanggakdo is North Korea's largest hotel and the second tallest building in the country. It towers over Pyonghang, but it also harbors a secret.
A new beach hotel in Majorca is encouraging guests to interact with staff and each other using Twitter as part of a virtual hotel community. Guests at the Sol Wave House Hotel in Magaluf can channel their love of social media and network with other guests without ever having to leave their room.
DENVER — For a limited time, a Denver hotel is offering a package with a one-night stay in a pop-up, inflatable room that rises 22 feet in the air, thanks to a scissor lift on top of the van on which it sits.
The cost: $50,000.
There is a weight limit. No smoking is allowed.
VANCOUVER — The B.C. government has announced its support for all 73 recommendations in a report aimed at overhauling the province’s liquor laws, including the sale of alcohol in grocery stores.
Attorney General Suzanne Anton says new rules will allow kids into pubs and do away with fences around beer gardens so parents can stay with their family while drinking.
Policy changes will also allow fans at sporting events to be served drinks other than beer no matter where they are seated, not just private boxes or premium seats as is currently the case at hockey games.
First came the Orient Express train. Then the Queen Mary ocean liner. Now the Four Seasons jet?
Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts is unveiling its own-look Boeing 757 to transport guests on its around-the-world group trips. The Toronto-based luxury-hotel chain says the airplane is the hotel industry’s first fully branded private jet.
Hotel minibars have a bit of a naughty reputation. After all, they tempt and tease world-weary travelers with salty-sweet goodness at all hours of the day, and then come with a double-digit price tag to boot.