Rio's favelas welcoming hotels for international tourists
Rio is getting ready to welcome millions of tourists as it hosts the FIFA World Cup in 2014 as well as the Olympic Games in 2016. As part of the preparations, a number of hotels are opening in forgotten areas such as the old quarter and pacified favelas.
Ibis hotels prove that sleeping is an art
Ibis hotels will select a happy few to test a new kind of bedding connected via 80 sensors to a robot. The sensors will capture the guests' sleep data to turn it into a work of art.
US business travelers rank favorite hotel brands
Newer luxury hotel chains seem to be beating well-established brands for customer satisfaction according to the latest survey carried out by the publication Business Travel News, published this week.
Stockholm visitors found few hotel bargains this summer
Tourists visiting Stockholm this summer would have had trouble finding bargains for their overnight stays, more so than in any other destination in Europe, a recent survey shows. The best summer hotel bargains were to be found in Athens, Budapest and Warsaw.
Luxury hotels arrive in forgotten downtown Rio
With an eye on upcoming sporting events such as the FIFA World Cup 2014 and the Olympic Games in 2016, 22 hotels are being built by 2016 in the long forgotten historic center of Rio de Janeiro.