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Man dies in shootout with police at West Memphis motel
WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (AP) - Authorities say a man accused in a Tennessee slaying was shot to death during a gunbattle with police at a West Memphis motel. Shelby County Sheriff's Office Assistant Chief Deputy Mark Dunbar says Ricardo Tenorio died early Friday after the shootout at a Days Inn ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Memphis Tennessee Sheriff Constable Death Arkansas Police Mississippi River Hotel
Top Obama trade official was partial to luxury hotels while he traveled on taxpayers' dime, investigators say
Investigators found that while former undersecretary for international trade Stefan Selig offered to pay for hotel costs that exceeded the government rate, he was reimbursed hundreds of dollars more than he should have been for each night on at least 12 of the 20 trips he took during his first year in the job.
7616 points by The Washington Post | Hotel Hotels Hotel chains Motel
Boston teams get a complex
New Balance’s real estate arm will start construction soon on its 295-unit apartment building and the Boston Celtics’ new practice facility in Brighton after publicly christening the Warrior Ice Arena — the Bruins’ new practice and training facility.All three projects are part of Boston Landing, NB Development Group’s 15-acre, mixed-use development that includes the athletic footwear and clothing brand’s new global headquarters.
71 points by Boston Herald | Boston Boston Bruins Restaurant Ice hockey Hotel Massachusetts Basketball Boston Celtics
Who assumes biggest financial risk of a Las Vegas stadium? Panel tackles issue in latest meeting
What’s the risk each side of the stadium debate is willing to take? That question framed much of the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee meeting Thursday afternoon as developers and public leaders tried to inch closer to a proposal that could trigger a recommendation to Gov. Brian Sandoval ...
150 points by Las Vegas Sun | Proposal English-language films Proposals Oakland Raiders Las Vegas metropolitan area Las Vegas Sands Brian Sandoval Hotel
Frugal Traveler: New to Airbnb? How to Make It Work for You
First-time users of Airbnb should contact hosts before their stays, know the cancellation policies, and leave honest feedback.
1039 points by The New York Times | If You Have to Ask Hotel Stay
Prosecutors charge 49er Miller in attack on 2 men
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco prosecutors have charged former 49ers tight end Bruce Miller with multiple counts of assault and battery after police say he attacked a 70-year-old man and his son while intoxicated. The San Francisco District Attorney's office said it filed seven charges against Miller Thursday, including ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Family Crime Son Legal professions Tight end Hotel The Washington Times Comment
Favorite app need an upgrade? Try these! 
These 11 alternatives to your favorite sites and apps are worth a try         
149 points by Arizona Republic | Hotel Boutique hotel Mobile device Personal digital assistant Public company
Connections are elusive in the dreamy Cabo drama 'El Ganzo'
A voyage south of the border is a truly strange trip in Steve Balderson’s “El Ganzo.” His stars, Anslem Richardson and Susan Traylor, take co-writing credits in this tale of two wandering souls who cross paths at the hotel El Ganzo in Cabo San Lucas. Lizzy (Traylor), endures a fender bender en...
17 points by Los Angeles Times | Hotel Concierge American films Fender Stratocaster English-language films Steve Balderson Intimate relationship
Wildfire forces evacuation around Spain’s Costa Blanca
Buildings destroyed and around 1,400 forced to evacuate as blazes break out in the southeastern province of Alicante.
62 points by Al Jazeera English | New Zealand Welfare state Denmark Emergency management Emergency service Welfare The Damage Hotel
Readers select their Best of Las Vegas from 1982 through 2015
We have in our hands the reader’s picks for the Best of Las Vegas dating back to the beginning 35 years ago thanks to Linda Burley, digital marketing analyst at the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Noteworthy selections by readers from 1982 to 2015:
121 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Las Vegas Strip Krispy Kreme Casinos in Las Vegas Las Vegas Sun Station Casinos Las Vegas metropolitan area Hotel Skyscraper hotels in the Las Vegas metropolitan area
Man pleads guilty in Grayslake hotel meth lab case
A man arrested after police found a small methamphetamine lab, drugs and two pit bulls inside a Grayslake hotel room in March has been sentenced to probation and periodic imprisonment under a plea deal approved Wednesday. Martin Bloomberg, 40, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Lake County Circuit Court...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Criminal law Methamphetamine Hotel Hotels Plea Heroin Arraignment Motel
How Airbnb is addressing its racial-bias problem
In response to growing complaints of racial bias among its users, Airbnb will beef up its nondiscrimination policy, do more to diversify its own workforce and offer implicit-bias training to its hosts, according to a report released Thursday after a three-month review by the company. But the short-term...
92 points by Los Angeles Times | Racism Gender Discrimination Hotel Sexual orientation Heteronormativity Affirmative action Adultism
10 insanely affordable destinations for fall 2016
Nothing can stop summer from ending, but a trip can help ease the pain.         
521 points by Arizona Republic | Hotel Festival Average Mexico City
D.A. reverses course, will prosecute alleged DNC sex assault
After initially declining to take on the case, the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office on Wednesday charged a Delaware County man with the indecent assault of a fellow delegate at the Democratic National Convention.
-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | National Convention Assault Hotel French First Republic Democratic Party Electric charge Doubletree Convention
Presidential suites go all out

677 points by CNN | Joe Biden Rooms Winston Churchill Hotel Madison Square Garden Barack Obama President of the United States Table
Ex-Harvey comptroller linked to failed hotel deal found dead
Authorities said a one-time south suburban political operative appears to have committed suicide in southern Indiana amid a lingering investigation into his role in a notorious development deal in Harvey. Joseph Letke, 57, a longtime bookkeeper for several south suburbs, became a central figure...
950 points by Chicago Tribune | Federal Bureau of Investigation Police Hotel United States Suburb Criminal Investigation Department Federal Court
Lucky Dragon hotel-casino to open in December
The Lucky Dragon Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas is officially opening for business in December. The Chinese-themed casino just off the Las Vegas Strip announced ...
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | Las Vegas Strip Nevada Hotel Treasure Island Hotel and Casino Las Vegas metropolitan area Las Vegas Boulevard Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Stardust Resort & Casino
Head to Glasgow if you're looking for culture, and cool nightlife
If you’re looking for a European city packed with culture, unique architecture and high-energy nightlife, skip spots like Paris or London.
-1 points by Daily News | Glasgow Kelvingrove Park Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery Charles Rennie Mackintosh Hotel University of Glasgow Scotland
London Attacker Khalid Masood Led Itinerant Life Punctuated by Violence
On Tuesday, Khalid Masood ate a takeout kebab for dinner and spent his last night alive alone in a small, budget hotel in an English seaside town. In the morning he checked out, drove to London and went on a rampage.
-1 points by The Wall Street Journal | Resort Hotel Hotels Motel English-language films Walking
Detroit's priciest dilapidated house is back on the market for $5M
A ramshackle house in Detroit near the new Little Caesars Arena is back on the market, this time asking $5 million.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Detroit Red Wings Detroit Joe Louis Arena Hotel Mike Ilitch Corporation Property Limited liability company
Radio station: Monica Conyers was fired over $750 hotel booking for funeral
Stations alleges Conyers wanted to use her husband's federal ID for a discount on a trip that he wasn't part of.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Political corruption Hotel Kwame Kilpatrick Detroit Hotels Public house Motel Termination of employment
Historic Recreation Pier reopens as Sagamore Pendry Hotel
Lisa DeSantis remembers parking her car inside Recreation Pier, which for years stood rotting at the foot of Fells Point. There was no room for that on Tuesday. A crowd of people jammed into the building, mounting red-carpeted stairs to celebrate its reopening as a $350-plus-a-night hotel, with...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Hotel Hotels Real estate Plank The Waterfront
British Parliament attacker stayed in this cheap hotel night before rampage
Westminster terror suspect Khalid Masood told staff at a budget hotel: “I’m off to London today” — just hours before his horror attack. The 52-year-old, holed up near Brighton ahead of Wednesday’s carnage, said the ­capital “isn’t like it used to be”, workers said. Masood’s comments emerged as a 75-year-old man became the fourth victim...
-1 points by New York Post | Hotel Hotels Toilet Hotel toilet-paper folding Motel Hotel chains Toilet paper
Prosecutor: Man linked to bombs wanted to explode himself
DENVER (AP) - Prosecutors say a former Marine accused of leaving pipe bombs in the safe in his downtown Denver hotel room planned to strap the explosives to his waist and blow himself up in Pueblo. Assistant U.S. Attorney Julia Martinez argued Thursday that 36-year-old Adam Hayat should be held ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Prosecution Criminal law English-language films Improvised explosive device Lawyer Hotel United States Marine Corps United States
Perceptions of Cleveland continue to rise; Destination Cleveland sets goal of 20 million visitors by 2020
At Destination Cleveland's annual meeting Thursday, Gilbert announced an ambitious new goal for the organization: 20 million annual visitors by 2020, which would amount an increase of 14 percent over the next four years. Watch video CLEVELAND, Ohio - How can Cleveland top a year like 2016? The head of the region's tourism agency says it can't -- instead, city boosters need to build on the year's success. "We have to work our tails off to sustain that momentum," said David Gilbert, president and CEO of Destination Cleveland. "It's not about working for the next big thing." Instead, he said, it's about working toward many smaller things: more meetings and conventions, more leisure travelers and an overall better visitor experience. At Destination Cleveland's annual meeting Thursday, Gilbert announced an ambitious new goal for the organization: 20 million annual visitors by 2020, which would amount an increase of 14 percent over the next four years. "We talk about this notion of being an 'It' city," said Gilbert, a place with a reputation like Austin or Nashville. "That's what we aspire to." The agency released some data on visitor perceptions of the city that made the goal seem possible: * 38 percent of potential visitors from nearby states said they would definitely or probably consider a leisure trip to Cleveland, up from 33 percent a year ago. The recent figure puts Cleveland on par with Columbus and Pittsburgh, two cities that in recent years have fared much better than Cleveland in perception surveys. * National meeting planners, too, have improved their impressions of the city. In 2012, Cleveland was included on a list of cities that planners would "hardly consider" as a meeting host, due to concerns about cleanliness, safety and a lack of hotel rooms. In 2015, the city was included on a list of the top 15 most improved meeting destinations by Watkins Research Group. * And, perhaps, best of all: The percentage of Clevelanders who say they would recommend their hometown as a visitor destination jumped dramatically in the past year, from 54 percent in 2015 to 77 percent in 2016. Related: Watch Destination Cleveland's new video celebrating city's success Gilbert said the dramatic shift in perception - both among Clevelanders and outsiders -- is the result of many factors: the successful Republican National Convention last summer and the positive media coverage it generated, the success of the Cavaliers and Indians, and more. "I think people are finally proud of their own community,'' he said. Destination Cleveland, too, deserves some credit, he said. The organization's advertising campaign in 2016 alone helped drive 1.2 million visitors to Cleveland, according to a recent study by Longwoods International, a market research firm. Destination Cleveland, with an annual budget of about $15.5 million, spends about $1.5 million on advertising, according to Gilbert. The agency is funded primarily through the Cuyahoga County's bed tax. Longwoods also reported that every dollar spent on advertising by Destination Cleveland generated $195 in visitor spending and $5 in tax revenue. And that visitor spending translates directly into jobs for Clevelanders, said Dan Walsh, chairman of Destination Cleveland's board of directors. The tourism industry, he said, sustains 66,000 jobs in Cuyahoga County, up from 61,000 five years ago. "It truly is an industry," said Walsh. "This isn't about cheerleading. It's about creating jobs." The agency last year hired the travel consulting team from Ernst & Young to help develop a strategic plan for the next five years. Among the new strategies: Destination Cleveland plans to evolve from a traditional destination marketing organization, responsible primarily for marketing a destination, to a destination marketing and management organization, with responsibilities for improving a visitor's experience once they're here. The agency's funding of pedestrian-focused signage around town is one example of that shift in philosophy. The installation of 54 signs before the RNC was among numerous accomplishments cited at the annual meeting, held at Severance Hall. Other achievements include: * 744 convention leads in 2016, up 17.4 percent over a year before; and 228,500 hotel room nights booked. * 4.4 million visits to the organization's website, thisiscleveland.com, up 36 percent over the year before. * 209 million people reached via the agency's social media campaigns. Also on Thursday, Destination Cleveland honored two local residents key to the city's tourism success: * Jay Casey, a bartender at the Music Box Supper Club, won the Hospitality Star Award, given annually to a frontline employee who provides excellent customer service to Cleveland visitors. Nominated by his manager, Casey was described as an employee who "shines a unique love and light on not just the Music Box or the Flats, but the entire city of Cleveland." * Ginenne Clark, events and publications coordinator for the Society for Photographic Education, received the agency's Cleveland Champions Award, for helping to bring her group's annual conference to Cleveland in 2019. The group, based in Cleveland, will bring 1,500 attendees to the city in March 2019, an event that will generate about $1.8 million in economic impact.
-1 points by The Plain Dealer | Cuyahoga County Ohio Cleveland Hotel Akron Ohio Tourism 2015 Greater Cleveland 2010s
What exactly is 'bleisure' travel?
The line between work and play is more blurred than ever.
923 points by CNN | Hotel Rooms Concierge Hotels Savoy Hotel Motel Mini-bar Shoreditch
Hotel photos could trap child sex traffickers
A mobile app uses crowdsourced photos to help law enforcement locate sex trafficking victims.
3466 points by CNN | Hotel Motel Hotels Human trafficking Police Law enforcement agency Greater St. Louis St. Louis Missouri
Tillerson forced to stay at… sanatorium after failing to make timely G20 hotel reservation
Rex Tillerson has learned the importance of reserving hotel rooms in advance, especially during G20 ministerial meetings, media report. The new secretary of state was forced to stay at a sanatorium 30 minutes from the event after waiting too long to book. Read Full Article at RT.com
3 points by Russia Today | United Arab Emirates Saudi Arabia Arabian Peninsula Oman Abu Dhabi Gulf War Hotel Middle East
Texas woman kills granddaughter in apparent murder-suicide
A gruesome scene at the Hilton in downtown Fort Worth is being investigated as a murder-suicide after two women were found dead inside one of the rooms.
22 points by The Houston Chronicle | Family Fort Worth Star-Telegram Fort Worth Texas Hotel Texas Grandparent Mother Cognition
Justin Bieber accused of attacking man in downtown Cleveland
A Las Vegas man on Tuesday accused Justin Bieber of attacking him in downtown Cleveland after an NBA Finals game in June. Watch video CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Justin Bieber punched a man several times in a dispute over photographs and a camera that happened outside a downtown Cleveland hotel following a June NBA Finals game, according to a police report filed Tuesday.  Rodney Cannon, 34, of Las Vegas, told Cleveland police that Bieber punched him at least three times and that he suffered an "acute head injury" and a possible concussion, according to the report. Bieber, 22, has not been charged with a crime as of Wednesday. The incident happened on June 8 outside the Westin Hotel on St. Clair Avenue. Cannon told police that he met Bieber at the hotel as Bieber walked in after the game. They walked into the hotel together and eventually shared a drink, the police report says. The pop star grabbed the man's glasses as they left, and Cannon took a photo of him, according to the report. Bieber was angered that Cannon took the picture, according to the report. Cannon said he'd agree to delete it if Bieber returned his glasses, according to police. Bieber grabbed Cannon's phone and started deleting photos. Cannon grabbed his phone back because Bieber didn't return the glasses, police reports say. Bieber punched Cannon in the face several times as he reached for the glasses, police reports say. Cannon told police that he wrestled Bieber to the ground and was punched several more times by Bieber's bodyguards, according to the police report. Bieber damaged Cannon's phone, police reports say. Cannon eventually went to Spring Valley Hospital in Nevada for treatment, according to police reports. Cannon told police he has video of the incident. Video of the fight was posted by TMZ.com in June but Cannon did not file the report with police until Tuesday. Messages left with Bieber's manager, Scooter Braun, and his attorney, Aaron Rosenburg, were not immediately returned. A phone number listed for Cannon on the police report went to a voicemail that was not accepting messages. 
71 points by The Plain Dealer | Las Vegas metropolitan area St. Clair Avenue Hotel Las Vegas Strip Hotel chains Madison Square Garden NBA Finals Justin Bieber
Artist D*Face brings colorful intrigue to his mural at the Plaza in downtown Las Vegas
There’s something unsettling happening at the Plaza hotel in downtown Las Vegas. A frightened young woman. A menacing skeletal hand. A slowly opening door.
27 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Las Vegas Nevada Shepard Fairey Street art Fremont Hotel and Casino Hotel Plaza Hotel Las Vegas Plaza Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
Area counties raising hotel tax rates to expand tourism reach

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Philadelphia Hotel Montgomery County Pennsylvania Delaware Valley Pennsylvania counties Philadelphia County Pennsylvania Chester County Pennsylvania Delaware County Pennsylvania
Amazon says Alexa doesn’t eavesdrop, but some skeptics wonder
Wynn Resorts Ltd. recently announced it is placing an Amazon Echo in every Las Vegas guest room. How many visitors know that their requests could be stored and retrieved, not by the hotel, but by Amazon?
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Wynn Las Vegas Hotel Amazon Kindle Las Vegas Strip Wynn Resorts Amazon.com Desert Inn Las Vegas metropolitan area
Las Vegas police arrest 3 suspects in sex trafficking case
An 18-year-old sex trafficking victim escaped from a hotel room at the Palms on Friday, according to a Las Vegas police report, and three suspects have been arrested.
259 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Las Vegas metropolitan area Human trafficking Las Vegas Strip Hotel English-language films Week-day names Prostitution Rape
Police catch suspects in robbery at Cromwell parking garage
Police accused two men of robbing someone at gunpoint on the second floor of the parking garage at Cromwell Las Vegas late night Tuesday.
35 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Crime English-language films Theft Hotel Las Vegas Strip Robbery Parking
Police catch suspects in attempted robbery at Cromwell parking garage
Police accused two men of robbing someone at gunpoint on the second floor of the parking garage at Cromwell Las Vegas late night Tuesday.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | English-language films Las Vegas metropolitan area Las Vegas Strip Hotel Criminal Investigation Department Iranian Embassy Siege NBC network shows Las Vegas Boulevard
Red Carpet Report: Channing Tatum’s vodka, Steve Wynn’s luxury yacht, Vegas Golden Knights, Johnny Depp
Fans of Channing Tatum’s “Magic Mike” cannot wait until his male burlesque revue opens at The Hard Rock Hotel here March 30. Tickets have been selling faster than (beef)cakes. But you don’t have to wait another six weeks to have a drink with the hunk in Club Domina.
2 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Grand Teton National Park Teton Range Grand Teton New Orleans Hotel Johnny Depp Las Vegas Strip Wyoming
Police: College student fell from 11th-floor window to death
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say a University of Southern Mississippi student fell through a closed 11th-story hotel window onto a hotel's fourth-floor pool deck and died. An email from the coroner's office identifies the dead man as 20-year-old Cole Whaley, and says he died at the DoubleTree ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | New Orleans University of Southern Mississippi Pi Kappa Phi Hotel Hurricane Katrina Mississippi Doubletree Johnny Depp
Those hotel ratings don't always tell the whole story. In fact, sometimes you need to research the rest of the story
Spring training beckoned a couple of years ago, so my husband and I decided to splurge on a two-night stay in a luxury hotel and scale back for the other nights. As we returned from our breakfast at the modest inn, he said he preferred this place to the luxury joint. I wanted to say, in my snootiest...
9 points by Los Angeles Times | Hotel Hotels Want Inn WANT Star Expedia Inc.
Hotel on the edge of the world

2847 points by CNN | United Arab Emirates Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Abu Dhabi Swimming pool Dune Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Saudi Arabia Hotel
Surviving tot visits cops year after family’s murders
She really is a Miracle kid. The surviving toddler who was stabbed several times in a knife rampage at a Staten Island hotel that killed her mom and two baby sisters exactly one year ago looked happy and fully recovered during a visit Friday to the borough’s 121st Precinct station house. Little Miracle Cutler was...
24 points by New York Post | Attack Twitter Infant Family Hotel Murder Assassination Staten Island
Board overseeing proposed Las Vegas NFL stadium to meet
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The board that oversees a proposed Las Vegas NFL stadium is set to meet publicly Thursday for the first time since an instrumental backer of the project pulled out the deal.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Las Vegas Sands Las Vegas Strip The Venetian Macao Hotel Sheldon Adelson Sands Hotel The Palazzo Cotai Strip
Murder suspect dead, accomplice arrested after manhunt
Stephen FellerFeb. 8 (UPI) -- A man wanted in connection to four deaths in two states is dead and his girlfriend, a suspect in the deaths, is in police custody after surrendering Tuesday.
15 points by UPI | United Press International Death Murder Hotel Baldwin County Alabama Troup County Georgia Sheriff Capital punishment
Michael Jordan's Steak House, other InterContinental spots hit by data breach
Michael Jordan's Steak House, Eno wine bar and a brunch restaurant called Center Court have been caught up in a data breach that hit InterContinental Hotel Group's dining and drinking spots across the U.S. and a handful of other countries. InterContinental said it discovered that malware was installed...
76 points by Chicago Tribune | InterContinental Hotels Group United States Hotel Inn InterContinental U.S. state Hotel chains Hotels
Las Vegas police say gunman robbed South Point sports book Super Bowl Sunday
The South Point sports book was robbed at gunpoint Sunday night, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.
255 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Las Vegas Strip English-language films Las Vegas metropolitan area Hotel Black-and-white films London Crime American films
Las Vegas police say gunman robbed South Point sports book Sunday
The South Point sports book was robbed at gunpoint Sunday night, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.
255 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Las Vegas Strip English-language films Las Vegas metropolitan area Hotel Black-and-white films London Crime American films
Rotary Club member chases man after charity gala theft
A charity gala ended with a short-lived theft chase over the weekend at the Columbia Town Center Rotary's Valentine's Day Gala dinner dance at the Columbia Sheraton Hotel.On Feb. 4, Rotary Club sergeant-at-arms Roger Lerner said he and several volunteers were cleaning up after the evening's festivities...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Domestic violence Police Hotel Sheraton Hotels and Resorts Weekend Rotary International Hotel chains Public relations
How to bring hotel chic home
Inspired by the interiors of boutique hotels around the world, author Sara Bliss wanted to share easy and affordable tips on how to bring that style home.In Hotel Chic at Home, she tries to capture the transformative power of travel, and that moment in a stylish hotel when you say to yourself, “Why...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Hotel Morocco Rooms Boutique hotel Chandelier Associated Press Lighting
Want your Valentine to fall for you? Try skydiving, or six other less perilous ways to say 'I love you'
There’s no one way to mark Valentine’s Day, even if you think the day requires roses and a box of chocolates. Here are some ideas that take you near and far — and are guaranteed to score creativity points with your Valentine. Enjoy! 1. For high flyers For those who want to engage in a little heart-stopping...
-2 points by Los Angeles Times | Chocolate Valentine's Day Santa Barbara County California French Polynesia Hotel Paul Gauguin Santa Barbara Zoo Tahiti
Jewels go missing at Spanish film awards ceremony
MADRID (AP) - Spanish police say they are investigating the disappearance of jewels worth some 30,000 euros ($32,000) from a hotel room used during the Spanish Film Academy's Goya Awards ceremony last weekend. A spokeswoman said Tuesday police were checking the hotel's closed-circuit security videos for evidence of what they ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Academy Award Spain Hotel Volver The Others Madrid Hotels European Union