15 hotel gifts for anyone missing travel

It’s the job of a good hotel to curate lovely items for guests to enjoy during their visit. Hotel designers and consultants scour the globe for the right linens, paint colors and fragrances to make a guest’s stay just right — and some offer those items for sale in gift shops and online stores.





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At the end of a year that kept most would-be travelers at home dreaming about travel instead of actually doing it, gifts from hotels may make the holiday season a little brighter. Here are gifts that bring the glamour, comfort and hospitality of a hotel experience home.

Food and drink

The DoubleTree Cookie, $15.50

The free cookie on arrival at a DoubleTree hotel is a great American tradition, and you can enjoy it at home this holiday season. DoubleTree by Hilton sells them online (all year, for the record) in tins

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15 hotel gifts for anyone missing travel during covid-19

It’s the job of a good hotel to curate lovely items for guests to enjoy during their visit. Hotel designers and consultants scour the globe for the right linens, paint colors and fragrances to make a guest’s stay just right — and some offer those items for sale in gift shops and online stores.

At the end of a year that kept most would-be travelers at home dreaming about travel instead of actually doing it, gifts from hotels may make the holiday season a little brighter. Here are gifts that bring the glamour, comfort and hospitality of a hotel experience home.

Food and drink

The DoubleTree Cookie, $15.50

The free cookie on arrival at a DoubleTree hotel is a great American tradition, and you can enjoy it at home this holiday season. DoubleTree by Hilton sells them online (all year, for the record) in tins of six for $15.50.

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Hodges Ward Elliott Represents Owner in Sale of Hotel Contessa in San Antonio, TX

SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Hodges Ward Elliott (“HWE”), the premier boutique real estate capital markets advisor, arranged the sale of Hotel Contessa, a 265-key, all-suite luxury hotel asset located at 306 West Market Street in San Antonio, Texas.

An HWE team composed of John Bourret, Managing Director, Austin Brooks, Director, and David Auer, Associate, represented ownership in the sale. Lawrence Britvan and Pete Fehlman, both Managing Directors with HWE, advised the buyer on the financing structure for the acquisition as well.

“This was a rare opportunity to acquire an ideally located, all-suite, Riverwalk hotel with a consistent history of strong and efficient performance,” said John Bourret from Hodges Ward Elliott. “Hotel Contessa is also currently operating independently of any hospitality brand which offers the new owner additional flexibility in future branding and operations. HWE generated a number of offers on

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Coronavirus: Bali hotel rooms on sale for as little as $14 a night as Australians look to holidays

Bali hotels have slashed prices on rooms in a desperate bid to revive tourism during the coronavirus pandemic, with some lucky Australians soon able to escape their home nation for a break.

The once bustling tourist mecca has become a deserted ghost town, forcing accommodation operators to rethink their survival strategy and send their prices plummeting. 

With the holiday island set to reopen to international visitors at the start of 2021 – just six weeks away – it means incredible bargains have become available to eager holidaymakers. 

Operators in the town of Ubud have slashed normal rates by up to 50 per cent, where a room costs as little as A$14 a night and meals as cheap as 48 cents.

As soon as Bali opens up, Australians can seek government approval to take advantage of the bargain deals if they’re willing to meet strict criteria.

Businesses in Ubud (pictured), popular

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Trump International Hotel Washington DC sale put on indefinite hold

  • The Trump Organization’s efforts to sell the Trump International Hotel Washington DC have been put on indefinite hold, casting doubts on the future of one of the President’s biggest financial bets, according to industry executives.
  • The Trump Organization hired Jones Lang LaSalle to shop the hotel to potential buyers last fall hoping for a price of about $500 million.
  • People familiar with the deal talks said none of the bids came close to the asking price, and several were for less than $250 million.



a large clock mounted to the side of a building: The Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.


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The Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The Trump Organization’s efforts to sell the Trump International Hotel Washington DC have been put on indefinite hold, casting doubts on the future of one of the President’s biggest financial bets, according to industry executives.

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The Trump Organization hired Jones Lang LaSalle to shop the hotel to potential buyers last fall hoping for

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Santa Fe council OKs $2 million to help buy hotel to use for pandemic relief | Local News

Calling it a trailblazing project, Mayor Alan Webber and the City Council unanimously approved an agreement Wednesday to use $2 million in federal coronavirus relief funding to help finance the purchase of a hotel on South St. Francis Drive to house people affected by the pandemic.

Plans call for the 122-unit Santa Fe Suites to be converted into studio apartments for people housed in temporary shelter, as well as renters who have lost their jobs or whose incomes have been substantially reduced as a result of the economic downturn from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This is a major first step for us to take to end housing instability in Santa Fe,” Alexandra Ladd, director of the city’s Office of Affordable Housing, told the council. “It is definitely not the last step we need to take, but I just wanted to emphasize that this is a really important first step.”

Ladd and

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‘Enka Main Street’ hotel and condo project approved by board of adjustment



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Riverwalk Hotel in Detroit listed for sale by Newmark

Newmark is marketing for sale The Roberts Riverwalk Hotel at 1000 River Place Drive in Detroit, Michigan. Located on 3.74 acres of waterfront land on the Detroit River, the 112,000-square-foot Roberts Riverwalk Hotel is in the heart of the new Detroit Riverwalk District and within walking distance to downtown Detroit.

The additional developable acreage of land at the property makes this a prime redevelopment opportunity for mixed-use or multifamily. Newmark Senior Managing Directors Larry Emmons and Patrick Shannon are representing the seller, Roberts Hotels Detroit, LLC, in the listing.

In 2010, Roberts Hotels Detroit, LLC purchased the building, implemented necessary renovations for full operationality and renamed the property The Roberts Riverwalk Hotel. Michael V. Roberts, one of the largest mixed-use redevelopers in St. Louis, one of the largest residential developers in The Bahamas and one of the largest minority hotel chain owners in the country, is now offering the 3.74-acre

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5.8M records from hotel company RedDoorz offered for sale on the dark web

Some 5.8 million customer records stolen from Singapore-based hotel company RedDoorz have been found for sale on the dark web following the company being hacked in September.

RedDoorz, formally named Commeasure Pte. Ltd., which offers hotels across Southeast Asia, disclosed the hack Sept. 28. It said at the time only that it was aware that one of its information technology databases suffered a breach and that “no sensitive data pertaining to financial information such as customer credit cards or passwords was compromised to the best of our knowledge.”

The claim from RedDoorz is notable for what it left out. It’s correct that no financial data or unhashed passwords were stolen, but plenty of other information was. According to Bleeping Computer, the database offered for sale on the dark web includes RedDoorz members’ email, bcrypt hashed passwords, full name, gender, link to profile photo, phone number, secondary phone number, date of

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Boutique hotel on Detroit riverfront asks $26 million

A 108-room boutique hotel on Detroit’s east riverfront is now up for grabs.



a view of a city: An aerial view of the Roberts Riverwalk Hotel


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An aerial view of the Roberts Riverwalk Hotel

Real estate firm Newmark Group announced Wednesday that the Roberts Riverwalk Hotel, 1000 River Place Drive, is officially on the market.

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Owner Michael V. Roberts is seeking either a buyer for the 112,000-square-foot hotel and banquet center or to partner with someone for a potential joint redevelopment venture at the 3.75-acre site, such as a project involving residences.

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“Right now the asking price is $26 million,” said Roberts, a high-profile Black businessman and hotel owner from St. Louis.

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Like many downtown-area hotels, Roberts Riverwalk experienced a significant drop in

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