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Another Woman Dies in W Hotel Plunge

Second death in a month after falls from hotel

(Newser) - A month ago, two women fell from a W hotel in Atlanta ; one died. Now another woman has been killed in a fall from a W hotel—this one in Washington, DC, Gawker reports. She had been drinking at the rooftop bar and climbed over a fence, witnesses said, ending... More »

Model Dead After Falling Out Window on 30th Birthday

'Play fight' with best friend leads to tragedy

(Newser) - Aspiring model LaShawna Threatt’s 30th birthday turned tragic yesterday when she plunged from the 10th story window of an Atlanta hotel. Threatt, mom to a 15-year-old girl, was “play fighting” with Ciara Williams at her birthday party when they crashed through a thick window at around 3:15am,... More »

The Best Hotel Minibars

(Newser) - If your big summer vacation isn’t complete without raiding the hotel minibar, AskMen.com has a list of the best the industry has to offer. A sampling:
  • The Delano, Miami: If you get lucky on South Beach, you’ll be glad for the condoms and other sex accessories alongside
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Jean-Georges Has Appetite for Empire

Chef Vongerichten aims for unheard-of 50 restaurants in 5 years

(Newser) - Jean-Georges Vongerichten has been busy indeed outside the kitchen—too busy, in the minds of some. In the next 5 years, the restaurateur plans to open between 30 and 50 new establishments in Starwood Hotels worldwide. The dramatic move, brokered by a private-equity firm, will make consistency a challenge and... More »

8 Hotels With Fab Room Service

Delicious food means you don't have to leave the hotel

(Newser) - With this sort of room service, why leave the hotel at all? Forbes lists eight hotels that are stand-outs for room service offerings:
  1. Four Seasons Washington, DC: Gourmet in-room dinner for two served by personal butler.
  2. Ritz-Carlton Chicago: Get whatever you want, whenever you want from the kitchen—prepared to
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