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Hotel chain offers an Instagram ‘sitter’ who will post photos for you

If the pressure to post stunning Instagram photos is ruining your vacations, then how about hiring a local Instagram influencer to do the job for you while you go off and enjoy yourself? Well, such a service now exists.
Smart Home

Hilton doubles down on construction trends with a San Francisco hotel

Hilton is jumping onto the modular construction trend by using the strategy in a new Home2 Suites, a modular build hotel that will provide accommodations to travelers and guests in San Francisco.
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‘Truck Hotel’ is an amazing double-decker pad for surfers

The Truck Surf Hotel does exactly what it says on the tin, transporting vacationing surfers to new beaches every day while offering all the comforts of a regular hotel. And the five-bedroom pad is already taking bookings.

Electronic locks in over 40,000 hotels worldwide compromised, says security firm

Security firm F-Secure has uncovered a massive security vulnerability in electronic locks sold by the world's largest lock manufacturer, Assa Abloy. Researchers were able to circumvent the same lock system used in 40 thousand hotels…
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Airbnb woos well-heeled travelers with new listings for fancy homes

Airbnb is aiming to woo well-heeled travelers with a new service called Beyond featuring luxury homes around the world. It's also launched a tier called Plus with accommodation that guarantees excellent quality.
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Airbnb partners with Florida developer to enable sharing-friendly apartments

Home-sharing advocate and hospitality industry disrupter Airbnb is trying something new in Florida by backing sharing-friendly apartments being developed by Florida developer Newgard Development Group.
Emerging Tech

9 high-tech examples that prove Dubai is the world’s most futuristic city

In recent years, Dubai has carved out a reputation for being willing to go big with the latest emerging technologies. Here are our picks for the most exciting (and envy-inducing) examples of that philosophy.

Business travelers, Airbnb is about to make it easier to find a workspace

Airbnb wants a bigger slice of the business traveler market, and is partnering with workspace-sharing company WeWork to make it happen. Airbnb will start offering members the chance to book a nearby WeWork space via its site.
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The best tiny houses wring big luxury from little spaces with smart design

Who wants to live in a big, fancy home? No one, that's who! With populations growing and available space dwindling, living spaces are shrinking. We count down the best tiny houses, from beach bungalows to sustainable cottages on wheels.
Home Theater

Dish’s new Evolve box aims to bring the streaming good life to your hotel room

Tired of overpriced hotel entertainment? Fear not -- Dish Network's new Evolve streaming box integrates live TV, Chromecast tech, Google Play streaming apps, and more in one place, and it's aimed at your next hotel room.
Emerging Tech

Would you spend a night in a hotel room ‘pod’ floating in the ocean?

If you like the idea of unusual hotel stays, then how about a pod-like room that sails a four-mile course in the night as you sleep? Japan is planning to launch such a service later this year.

InterContinental confirms hotels affected by malware that steals card data

A dozen locations belonging to the InterContinental Hotels Group have been infected with malware designed to steal payment card details. The investigation is ongoing but customers are advised to check if they are affected.
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Experience the luxurious side of the Mexican jungle in this two-story treehouse

For roughly $1,400 per night, visitors to Tulum's Papaya Playa Project have the option of taking in Mexico's gorgeous and lush jungle in the resort's recently opened -- and utterly stunning -- luxury treehouse.
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Think your hotel room’s heater is ignoring you? You’re probably right

According to a new report from the Wall Street Journal, thermostats in hotel rooms don't offer guests as much control over a room's temperature as they let on, and it's the hotels themselves who are the ones to blame.
Emerging Tech

The best underwater hotels: Rock bottom never looked so good

Ever wonder what it would be like to sleep in the deep blue? If you have the money, there are a few resorts that can offer you a shark's-eye view. Check out the world’s best underwater hotels and resorts from Sweden to Zanzibar.
Home Theater

Is Netflix more popular than porn as hotel room entertainment? It's not even close

To watch Netflix or porn, that is the question. Enseo has released a new study examining the popularity of streaming Netflix content versus watching pornographic videos among those staying in a hotel room.
Emerging Tech

Take charge of your hotel room with your voice assistant, Siri

Voice-activated hotel rooms is the latest technology tweak for the Aloft hotel group. A pilot program in a Boston hotel enables control via Siri on an iPad. Occupants can adjust lighting, change the temperature, and even run the TV with…

20 major hotels were hacked by malware, including some Marriott locations

It's not the first time for an operator of high-end hotels to be hit by hackers, and it more than likely won't be the last. This time 20 establishments were targeted over a 15-month period, with customer data exposed in a series of malware…