Your Hotel Mini-Bar: Just Don't.

You’ve had a long day, hoofing it around ruins and cathedrals and museums. You haven’t had anything to eat since lunch, which was ages ago. Now you’re back in your hotel room, a little grimy and sweaty, and too exhausted to freshen up and go wandering around in pursuit of dinner—no way, not after you walked 86,000… » 5/15/15 2:00pm 5/15/15 2:00pm

Pope’s Philly Visit Causes Serious Wedding Hell

Ah, the unmitigated beauty of a September wedding on the East coast! It's a lovely time of year, the boiling stench of summer having subsided but the chill of deep fall still at arm's length. The weather is reasonably predictable and the leaves are still on the trees. For a wedding, it's a perfect canvas—until the… » 1/19/15 1:20pm 1/19/15 1:20pm

Rich Idiots Will Pay Nearly $30K a Night to Sleep in Luxury Hotels

Those darn wealthy people! It's like every time you see them, they're doing some ridiculous new thing like lighting a cigar with a $100 bill, buying their way onto lifeboats on the Titanic or tricking a rube into selling his oil-rich land for far less than it's worth. And this time's no different. Now, our world's… » 1/21/14 3:00pm 1/21/14 3:00pm

Anti-Capitalist Piece of Republican Platform Seeks to Regulate Porn…

As it just so happens, Republicans are turning out to be much more inimical to entrepreneurship and business growth than their rumblings about free enterprise, bootstraps and the American dream of engaging in a cutthroat, real-world game of Monopoly with one's neighbors would have had voters believe. Republicans have… » 8/28/12 9:15pm 8/28/12 9:15pm

Court Affirms Prostitute’s Right to Rent a Room

An Australian court in Canberra has ruled that a prostitute was illegally discriminated against when a motel owner refused to rent her a room, and the decision is forcing hotels to reconsider some of their written and unwritten rules about barring sex workers from renting rooms. After the management at a motel in the… » 8/08/12 10:00am 8/08/12 10:00am

Hotels Offering Fifty Shades of Grey Theme Rooms (B.Y.O. Anal Beads)

Though nowadays it's a given that women are complex sexual beings with their very own treasure troves of physical and emotional desires, this was not always the case. In fact, up until recently, it was thought by both men and women alike that all women were asexual and only participated in sexual intercourse for the… » 7/06/12 12:10pm 7/06/12 12:10pm

Hotels Now Offer Temporary Canine Companionship

Here's something to look out for when you're planning your next trip: Hotels across the country are keeping dogs on staff for guests to play with. Ten Fairmont Hotels have dogs that live in the hotels and are available for walks. At the Red Mountain Resort and Spa in Utah, there's a golden retriever who leads hikes… » 9/21/11 12:09am 9/21/11 12:09am