social media
Hotel Chain Offers ‘Social Media Sitter’ To Instagram Your Holiday For You

No one wants to spend their entire holiday with someone who won't put their phone down, but if you're going away with one of those social media types, it's a real concern these days. Read More >>

cybersecurity
Marriott Claims Up to 500 Million Guests Had Their Records Hacked

Marriott, one of the world’s largest hotel chains, announced on Friday that it has experienced a jaw-dropping data breach that may have exposed the personal data of up to 500 million guests going all the way back to 2014. Read More >>

hotels
Premier Inn Reveals New £19 Emergency Crash Micro Hotel Rooms

Premier Inn has come up with a way to make going away even worse an idea than ever, revealing newer, smaller, cheaper hotel rooms for 2019, so that even millennials might be able to afford a short city break. As long as they don't mind it being in Cardiff and sleeping on something akin to a glorified sun lounger. Read More >>

hotels
EasyHotel Told That Some of its Rooms are Too Small for Human Habitation

A new branch of super-budget orange emergency crash pad EasyHotel in Northern Ireland is stuck in a legal limbo ahead of its opening, as regulators complain that its hotel rooms aren't big enough to meet minimum human comfort standards. Read More >>

gaming
Skip the Tourist Stuff and Just Lock Yourself Up in This Hotel’s Bananas Gaming Suite

If you’re a gamer who doesn’t want to haul a PC with you on holiday, you could book your next trip to Panama City where the local Hilton has packed a ridiculously customised hotel room full of high-end gaming gear and accessories. The beanbag chairs, VR goggles, and racing seat all make sense to me, but why did the designers bother including a shower and two beds? Read More >>

social media
Dublin Hotel Outs Instagrammer’s Holiday Blag Attempt

A popular person on the internet with more followers than we've had sad lonely evenings is currently reeling from being said no to, after an attempt to blag a free Valentine's hotel stay in return for a few photos on Instagram backfired. Read More >>

health
Experts Say Cleaning Underwear in a Hotel Kettle is ‘Super Super Super Super Gross’ So Maybe Don’t Do It

"Real question: does anyone I know clean their underwear in a kettle when travelling?" Read More >>

wtf
Hotel Industry Attack Ad Warns: What If Terrorists Use Airbnb?

According to the Hotel Association of New York City and a New York hotel workers union, we should worry about terrorists using Airbnb. Read More >>

food
MPs Promise War on Pretending to Get Sick From a Magaluf Hotel Buffet

A while ago we did a thing about British tourists going abroad, having a good time, then getting home and pretending to be sick in order to get a nice wedge of compensation from the hotel that did their catering. Well, Mr Feignington-Illness, that ruse is about to come to an end thanks to the GOVERNMENT. Read More >>

phones
Hilton UK Tests Phones as Door Keys

The Hilton hotel chain is about to test using NFC-equipped smartphones as door keys, with a trial about to start in 10 of its UK properties -- and an ambition of getting around 100 wired up for it by the end of the year. Read More >>

design
Belfast’s Titanic Hotel Prepares for September Launch

The Titanic-ification of Belfast is set to reach new heights later this summer, with the opening of the Titanic Hotel in the Titanic Quarter of where they made the Titanic -- a luxury development based in the former offices of ship designer Harland & Wolff. Read More >>

how to
How to Use Your Chromecast in a Hotel Room

Google’s Chromecast is one of the most useful streaming dongles ever invented—but its functionality falls down as soon as your internet access is restricted or just not available at all. Getting a Chromecast working in a hotel room isn’t easy, but it is possible. These are the tricks you can try. Read More >>

money
At This Incredible Hotel in Antarctica, You Can Freeze Your Ass Off in Style

If, unlike me, you look ineffably cool wearing a giant parka, slogging around in the snow and freezing your bum off, you might consider a jaunt to the White Desert camp in Antarctica. Also, you’ll need £55,000 for an 11-night stay. Read More >>

security
Hilton Hotels Spams Users With Accidental Phishing Soundalike

The Hilton recently group tried to check up on its customers via email, sending out a bland communication that greeted them with "Hello [name]" and asked them to click on a link to hand over their details. Problem was, this resembled phishing methods so perfectly that customers -- and even Hilton staff -- thought it was a fake hunting for personal details. Read More >>

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Fawlty Towers Hotel Inspiration to be Demolished

The hotel that inspired the creation of Fawlty Towers is set to be demolished, with local councillors in Torquay approving a request to knock down the Gleneagles Hotel to allow some flats to take its place. Read More >>