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A night behind bars in Slovenian prison-turned-hostel
A night behind bars in Slovenian prison-turned-hostel

Fancy spending the night in a former military prison that is now a youth hostel with an artistic twist? In Slovenia you can.

A night behind bars in Slovenian prison-turned-hostel
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Germany bans booking.com's 'best price' clauses

The German cartel authorities have banned the online hotel booking portal, Booking.com, from using 'best pricer clause.

Germany bans booking.com's 'best price' clauses
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Los Angeles raises minimum wage for hotel workers

Los Angeles voted to raise the minimum wage for its hotel workers to more than $15 an hour.

Los Angeles raises minimum wage for hotel workers
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Turks teach Astana hotel personnel nuances of Eastern hospitality for EXPO-2017

Astana hospitality business workers were trained by Turkish experts for the EXPO-2017.

Turks teach Astana hotel personnel nuances of Eastern hospitality for EXPO-2017
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Bad day at the office: India hotel valet crashes Lamborghini

A valet at a five-star hotel in the Indian capital caused $335,000 worth of damage to a Lamborghini Gallardo after crashing it into a concrete wall in front of horrified guests, a report said.

Bad day at the office: India hotel valet crashes Lamborghini
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Hong Kong steel firm pays $470 mn for 5-star Paris hotel

A Hong Kong steel investment firm said it has agreed to pay almost $470 million for the five-star Paris Marriott Hotel Champs-Elysees, as it targets Chinese tourists' desire for luxury travel.

Hong Kong steel firm pays $470 mn for 5-star Paris hotel
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Foreigners visiting Kazakhstan can now register in hotels

Foreign visitors arriving to Kazakhstan can now register with the Migration Police in their hotels.

Foreigners visiting Kazakhstan can now register in hotels
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Brazil seizes spoiled food from World Cup hotels

Brazilian health officials have raided hotels that will host visiting World Cup teams, including England and Italy, and confiscated expired food such as shrimp and salmon from their kitchens.

Brazil seizes spoiled food from World Cup hotels
Accor buys 97 hotels in Europe for 900 mn euros
Accor buys 97 hotels in Europe for 900 mn euros

Hotel group Accor on Tuesday announced the purchase of 97 hotels in Europe through its HotelInvest business for a total of 900 million euros ($1 billion).

Accor buys 97 hotels in Europe for 900 mn euros
US Fed chief Yellen asked for ID at G20
US Fed chief Yellen asked for ID at G20

She might be one of the most powerful women in the world but that didn't wash with security at the G20 in Sydney who reportedly asked Janet Yellen to show her ID.

US Fed chief Yellen asked for ID at G20
Crown Plaza hotel. ©Reuters/Anindito Mukherjee
InterContinental hotels reports profit plunge, blames tax

InterContinental Hotels Group, the world's largest hotel operator by number of rooms, said on Tuesday that annual net profit plunged owing to increased tax charges.

InterContinental hotels reports profit plunge, blames tax
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38 hotels to be built in Astana for EXPO 2017

38 hotels will be built in Astana by 2017.

38 hotels to be built in Astana for EXPO 2017
Turkey tourism takes a hit but visitors shrug off unrest
Turkey tourism takes a hit but visitors shrug off unrest

Hotel reservations may be down after a week of violent mass protests in Turkey, but plucky tourists on the ground have taken the unrest in their stride.

Turkey tourism takes a hit but visitors shrug off unrest
Paris's landmark Crillon hotel closes for makeover
Paris's landmark Crillon hotel closes for makeover

The Hotel de Crillon in Paris, one of the world's oldest luxury hotels, is closing this weekend for a two-year-long makeover that includes a new spa and sweeping renovations.

Paris's landmark Crillon hotel closes for makeover
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Sea lion pup waddles into California hotel

A sea lion pup startled guests after waddling from a California beach into a nearby luxury hotel, where it pitched up at the patio bar.

Sea lion pup waddles into California hotel
Football/Olympics: Sex motels revamp for World Cup, Olympics
Football/Olympics: Sex motels revamp for World Cup, Olympics

A shortage of hotel rooms has led Rio authorities to invest millions of dollars to convert raunchy motels to accommodate the legions of tourists expected for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 summer Olympics.

Football/Olympics: Sex motels revamp for World Cup, Olympics
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World-famous hotels to open in Astana before EXPO-2017

Astana Akim Tasmagambetov told about the facilities to be opened in Astana before the EXPO-2017.

World-famous hotels to open in Astana before EXPO-2017
Strauss-Kahn paid hotel maid $1.5 million: report
Strauss-Kahn paid hotel maid $1.5 million: report

Disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn paid a settlement of $1.5 million (1.1 million euros) to the New York hotel maid who accused him of sexual assault.

Strauss-Kahn paid hotel maid $1.5 million: report
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The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company to open its first hotel in Kazakhstan

The Ritz-Carlton, Almaty will be opening late 2013.

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company to open its first hotel in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan's Lapland
Kazakhstan created its own Lapland

Rixos Lake Borovoye is the first five-star hotel at Borovoye resort. 200 rooms are available for visitors of the resort.

Kazakhstan created its own Lapland