Tag Archives: Hotels

Cold shoulder: Heartless hotels sent homeless back out into snow after rooms donated to charity

Guests who were unable to travel due to last week’s snow asked for at least 20 hotel rooms to be donated to the homeless as shelter from the ‘Beast from the East’. Instead, hotel bosses at Travelodge and the Premier Inn refused. Big wigs at the Premier Inn allegedly refused to let homeless people sleep in 19 rooms which had ...

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Saudis woo Tory MPs with lavish dinners & hotels as 20 million Yemenis starve

The Saudi blockade of Yemen has left 20 million people on the brink of starvation, but some UK parliamentarians prefer not to notice, instead filling up their bellies with the help of royal hospitality of Riyadh, measuring in tens of thousands of pounds. According to the Middle East Eye, members of UK parliament have accepted some £94,189 ($ 126,939) worth ...

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Professor conducted back-alley herpes vaccine trial at Illinois hotels – report

A US researcher aiming to develop a herpes vaccine conducted illegal trials during which he injected people in hotel rooms and at a house on the island of St. Kitts, according to a new investigation. William Halford, a former associate professor at Southern Illinois University (SIU), began his first “trial” in 2013. But the setting wasn’t a university laboratory or ...

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Russian lawyer used U.S. government cash for lavish meals, hotels

The Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. during his father’s campaign has a taste for the finer things in life — as long as the U.S. government is footing the bill. Starting in late 2015, Natalia Veselnitskaya was one of the attorneys repping Russian real estate conglomerate Prevezon in a money laundering case brought by then-Manhattan U.S. Attorney ...

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Leslie Jones Rips Ritz-Carlton Hotels, 'They Don't Like Black People'

Leslie JonesScrew the Ritz!‘They Don’t Like Black People’ 6/26/2017 5:46 PM PDT Leslie Jones ain’t putting on the Ritz — she’s pissed about the service she got at L.A.’s Ritz-Carlton, and fired back at the hotel the same way Kanye West did George Dubya. Fresh off hosting the BET Awards in downtown L.A. — right next to the Ritz — Leslie ...

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Here’s why the Trumps are opening franchise hotels in Mississippi

There’s a lot of green in red states. The Trump Organization — headed by first sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump — is launching a new line of hotel franchises called “American Idea” that’ll compete with the likes of Holiday Inn Express and Comfort Inn. While the brothers recently said the concept was born from a “crash course in America” ...

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Mexico OKs Trump trademarks for hotels and tourism industry

MEXICO CITY – On Feb. 19, 2016, at a campaign rally in North Charleston, South Carolina, then-candidate Donald Trump gave a stump speech in which he railed against American jobs moving to Mexico: “We lose our jobs, we close our factories, Mexico gets all of the work,” he said. “We get nothing.” That same day a law firm in Mexico ...

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City to add 90 homeless shelters, ditch cluster sites and hotels

Mayor de Blasio is unveiling a new plan to combat the city’s homelessness crisis — opening 90 new homeless shelters across the five boroughs and expanding 30 more. In a speech Tuesday afternoon at the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, Hizzoner is touting his latest vision to deal with a problem that has frustrated his administration since he took office ...

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Magic Johnson: I'm Not Staying at Trump Hotels Anymore (VIDEOS)

EXCLUSIVE Magic Johnson is putting his money where his mouth is … telling TMZ Sports he will NO LONGER stay at Trump Hotels.  The NBA legend has been a regular at Trump Hotels for years — especially in New York. But, when we saw him out earlier Monday, he was at ANOTHER high-end NYC spot. When we asked if he ...

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How to Save When Booking Hotels — Savings Experiment

Filed under: Travel, Savings Experiment With loads of options and reviews, online travel agencies can be useful resources for your next trip, but if you’re using them to book a hotel, you might be paying too much. Let’s take a look at a few reasons why. First, did you know that online travel agencies charge hotels up to 30 percent ...

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