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2010 Hotel Trends

See what's new in the hotel and hospitality world

Evason Hua Hin in Thailand, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Eco-Resorts Worldwide

Top Hotel Trends

We're a trend-conscious nation and hotels are no exception. While in 2010 the movement is all about luxury behemoths offering discounted rates, previous years have brought all manner of fun developments from sexy suites to sustainable stays, pet-friendly pampering and even "rooms with a vroom." Find out what hoteliers around the country have concocted to draw adventure-seeking guests.


GET A ROOM: SEXY HOTELS

Want to spice up your relationship? Pack your favorite lingerie, grab your bed partner and head to one of our favorite sexy stays. These sultry hotspots are offering everything from creative overnight packages to entire suites dedicated to the art of love.

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The Star Suite at the Ivy Hotel in San Diego, one of our sexy hotels

The pool at Viceroy Palm Springs, part of the Kor Hotel Group, which promises a 21-day advance purchase discount on rooms

HOW TO GET THE BEST
HOTEL DEALS


Bad news: the economic turmoil is cutting travel budgets. Good news: demand for rooms drops when belts tighten, so it's possible to get great deals. Read about the discounts that even well-known hotel brands are promoting to attract cost-conscious customers.

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Reserve a room at the best rates

HOTEL SPAS: LUXURY
FACES ADVERSITY


Just when you thought everyone was cutting back, hotels are investing millions of dollars to wow customers with new spas and football-field-size treatment facilities, from Canyon Ranch in Miami to The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua in Maui.

Top 10 Spa Hotels Worldwide
The Best Spa Hotels Near You

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua in Maui's 17,500-square-foot spa

Solage Calistoga

Eco-consciousness is now part of the everyday vernacular. Global warming, organic and sustainable are the current buzzwords. Hotels, like most businesses, have responded to this burgeoning trend, raising their green profile in a number of ways.
Top 10 Green Hotels in the U.S.
Top 10 Eco-Resorts Worldwide

PET-FRIENDLY-HOTELS: DOGS NEED PAMPERING, TOO!

Pet travel is on the rise in the U.S., according to experts in the field. "More and more people want to bring their dogs on vacation with them," says Susan Hartzler, President of Alpha Dog PR. Check out where to enjoy this latest amenity at a number of hotels.
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A relaxed canine at The Peninsula Beverly Hills

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HOTEL LUXURY CAR PACKAGES: ROOM WITH A VROOM

More and more establishments are offering packages that include the use of a top-of-the line vehicle, giving guests further opportunity to sample an entirely different lifestyle while away from home.

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CHINA AND THE HOTELS OF TOMORROW

The hotel biz in China is booming. Luxury chains like The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Four Seasons and the Kempinski group have built ultra-luxe locales. Find out what's happening in a country the WTO predicts will be the number one tourism destination in the world.
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