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How a Florida Hotel Gets Spring Breakers Out of Bed

It blasts an epic wake-up call, of course

(Newser) - Partying into the wee hours, then sleeping past noon. That's the circle of life for college kids on spring break in Florida. Or it was, until a Holiday Inn Resort in Panama City Beach started blasting "The Circle of Life" from The Lion King each morning at 11am.... More »

Chinese Citizens: We Were Jailed in a Holiday Inn

Officials want to silence citizens who are looking to air complaints: activists

(Newser) - Last March, while China's legislature held its 10-day annual meeting in Beijing, five citizens say they were being held against their will in a Holiday Inn near Shanghai, reports CNN . They had come to China's capital as "petitioners" looking to file grievances that had fallen on deaf... More »

50-Strong Kidnap Gang Raids Mexican Hotel

Guests seized in attack on Monterrey Holiday Inn

(Newser) - A gang of some 50 hooded gunmen raided two hotels in Monterrey, Mexico, yesterday, kidnapping 3 Mexican businessmen and a woman and 2 employees. The thugs stormed through the city's Holiday Inn and a hotel across the road, the Los Angeles Times reports. More »

UK Holiday Inns Offer Human Bed-Warmers

Man in fleece suit will take off the chill for you

(Newser) - Do you love it when your bed has that already-slept-in feeling? Then Holiday Inn is the hotel for you, friend. The chain is testing human bed-warmers at three locations in England. Request the service, and “a willing staff-member” will don a one-piece fleece sleeper suit and slip between your... More »

8 Infamous Hotel Rooms

(Newser) - Eliot Spitzer put Washington’s Renaissance Mayflower Hotel on the map with his Ashley Dupre tryst—and before Spitzer, televangelist Jim Bakker did a similar service for Florida’s Sheraton Sand Key Resort with Jessica Hahn. Travel + Leisure takes a look at a few other famous—or infamous—hotels:... More »

RI Adds Robbery Charge for 'Craigslist Killer'

Fingerprint links Markoff to stripper, but Boston trial comes first

(Newser) - Rhode Island will heap more charges on alleged Craigslist killer Philip Markoff today, the Boston Globe reports, accusing him in the attempted robbery of a stripper at a motel last month. Officials say Markoff’s fingerprints and text messages put him at the scene, where he allegedly tried to rob... More »

Extra Room at the Inn as Hotel Biz Slows Down

Demand may be checking out as new rooms keep opening

(Newser) - The hotel business is heading for a downturn just as thousands of new rooms are about to open, the Wall Street Journal reports. One expert sees a .9% fall in demand for hotel rooms this year as the slowing economy keeps travelers at home—the first significant slump since 9/11.... More »

Top 10 DC Hotels for Hookers

Ananysis of DC Madam's phone records generates a mini-travel guide

(Newser) - Direct from the phone records of the so-called DC Madam, Deborah Palfrey, here are the most-dialed local lodgings—or what the Consumerist calls the "Top 10 Most 'Ho-Friendly' DC Hotels."
  1. Marriott: 489 (18 numbers)
  2. Hyatt: 168 (6 numbers)
  3. Hilton: 151 (5 numbers)
  4. Holiday Inn: 132 (5 numbers)
  5. Ritz-Carlton:
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