London’s best, happiest afternoon tea this winter

This winter, the Shangri-la Hotel in London’s Shard Building is heading to the Alps. Shangri-la Trying to reinvent the concept of afternoon tea never works. I’ve seen a few attempts, including low-carb versions, and they were abject failures. A sensible hotel does not interfere with its core values, including the time-honored cake stand (there should … Read more

Bob Katter ‘thrown out’ from Tamworth pub for failing to show vaccination status

Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has been denied entry to a licensed Tamworth site for failing to provide his dual COVID-19 vaccination status. Most important points: Kennedy Bob Katter member denied entry to The Tamworth Hotel He couldn’t provide proof of his double vaccination against COVID-19 because he didn’t have a smartphone or physical … Read more

Fire at quarantine hotel in Cairns leads to emergency declaration

Two rooms have been gutted at a COVID-19 quarantine hotel in Far North Queensland and the building has been evacuated after a fire broke out on the top floor this morning. Most important points: Everyone in the hotel is “booked” Four people have been treated by paramedics, but no one has been taken to hospital … Read more

King Blue Hotel Toronto – blogTO

Located on the corner of King Street and Blue Jays Way, King Blue Hotel Toronto carries a piece of the area’s history – namely the Westinghouse Building – to the front. The north and west facades of the nearly century-old heritage-designated facility were preserved to become part of the city’s newest boutique hotel, which first … Read more

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance: Secrets to Saving Money on Hotels | Business news

When desperate to fill rooms, hotels will lower rates or add perks. Dreamstime/TNS. Many Americans are heading out this year, but planning a dream vacation on a budget can be difficult. Airfare and vacation rental prices may rise this summer due to demand. Don’t give up hope of saving a few bucks. Here are five … Read more

Man charged after allegedly leaving Tasmania’s COVID-19 hotel quarantine

A 37-year-old Queensland man has been charged after he allegedly escaped from the hotel quarantine in Launceston and spent about nine hours in the community. Most important points: A man from Queensland faces court tonight for leaving the hotel quarantine in Launceston Authorities say he spent about nine hours in the community He has been … Read more

Vancouver’s new Versante hotel exemplifies what travelers are now demanding from airport hotels

Airport hotels have long been considered gloomy and soulless liminal spaces, but the Fairmont Vancouver Airport hotel in Richmond, BC bucks that trend.DARYL DYCK/The Globe and Mail A double rainbow so intense it will appear on the local news peaks later, just as I slip into the bubbling rooftop hot tub. For the first time … Read more

Federal Funding Helps Save the Social Housing Project in Downtown Eastside Vancouver

Gordon ‘Keith’ Wiebe is photographed at the site of public housing in Anhart, which had come to a standstill after cheap government funding was denied in Vancouver in August. The federal government has stepped in with new money to help complete the project.Rafal Gerszak/The Globe and Mail Federal Government Stepped In With New Money To … Read more