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.
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.
The world's first "Instagram hotel" — inspired by the photo-sharing app — is certainly photogenic. With a five-story atrium, exposed brick walls, and colorful furniture, Sydney's new 1888 Hotel provides plenty of photo ops for its social media-savvy guests.