Tag Archives: Hotels

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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At Hotels in America’s Priciest Cities, You Pay for the View

Filed under: Travel, Travel Industry, Lodging, Vacation Planning David L. Moore – HIM/AlamyThe Grand Wailea Hotel is in one of America’s priciest spots for accommodations. Travelers to California, Hawaii and Florida saw the highest hotel rates for the first half of 2014, with all but five of the top 20 cities in those popular vacation spots experiencing price increases from ...

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Why Do Hotels Put That Big ‘Hold’ on Your Credit Card?

Filed under: Travel, Credit Cards Getty Images By Christopher Elliott It’s like an episode of “Unsolved Mysteries” that plays itself endlessly for travelers. It happened to Judith Searcy when she stayed at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront in Oregon this summer. If you check your credit card statement, you may find that it has happened to you, too. For Searcy, ...

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