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This 'Zero-Star Hotel' Will Really Make You Think

That's the goal, anyway, of art installation by twin brothers erected next to Swiss gas station

(Newser) - Some people think best in the shower. Others may find they do their best ruminating while lying in bed in the middle of the street next to a gas station. The latter is what Frank and Patrik Riklin are banking on, anyway, with a concept they hope will spur people...

'Pretty Strange' Demand for Fugitives' Motel Room

There's a waiting list for room in Ind. motel where Casey White, corrections officer Vicky White stayed

(Newser) - Escaped Alabama fugitive Casey White and the late Vicky White, the corrections officer who went on the run with him, holed up in an Indiana motel room for nearly a week before authorities finally tracked them down earlier this month. Now, that refuge in the Hoosier State has become a...

After Guest Posts Review, Hotel Shows Her the Door
After Guest Posts Review,
Hotel Shows Her the Door
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After Guest Posts Review, Hotel Shows Her the Door

Police tell woman it's legal to kick her out

(Newser) - Susan Leger and her granddaughter, 6, were settled in for the night at the Baymont Inn & Suites when the phone rang. It was the manager of the Georgia hotel, WXIA reports. "This guy is on my cellphone ranting at me, and he said that he's kicking me...

'Hero' Hotel Clerk Saves Rape Victim, After a Nod

Cincinnati suspect Onjre Damon George then failed to jump out a window: cops

(Newser) - A man accused of kidnapping and raping a woman tried to jump out a sixth-floor hotel room window while being questioned by Ohio police—only to bounce back. Police responded to a hotel in the Cincinnati suburb of Blue Ash on Sunday after a front desk attendant requested a welfare...

Trump Selling His Marquee Hotel in DC

Trump International Hotel to become a Waldorf Astoria

(Newser) - One of the biggest prizes in former President's Trump's constellation of hotels won't be in the family business much longer. The Wall Street Journal reports that Trump International Hotel in DC—located just blocks from the White House—is being sold and will become a Waldorf Astoria....

Murder-Suicide Erupts in Hotel Lobby

Police investigating shooting deaths of man, woman at Marriott Marquis Houston

(Newser) - A man shot a woman in a hotel lobby in Houston on Tuesday before turning the gun on himself. That's according to police, who responded to the downtown Marriott Marquis Houston hotel, one of the most popular in the city, around 3:33pm. Police Chief Troy Finner says officers...

Deal Nears to Take 'Trump' Off DC Hotel

Under the agreement, a developer would sign up another company to manage the landmark

(Newser) - Negotiations are underway to rebrand Trump International Hotel in Washington. Under the deal being considered, Axios reports, former President Donald Trump would sell the hotel's leasing rights to a real estate developer. A hotel company would then reach an agreement with the developer to manage the Pennsylvania Avenue hotel—...

Hotel Guest Brought 3 Rabbits, and They Multiplied Quickly
Woman Had
47 Rabbits in
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Woman Had 47 Rabbits in Hotel Room

She started out last year with 3, rescue workers say

(Newser) - Early last year, a woman living in a long-stay hotel in a Chicago suburb had three rabbits, one neutered and an unneutered male and female, animal rescue workers say. What happened next was entirely predictable. Some 47 rabbits, some of them pregnant, were removed from the room after the woman...

Hotel That Had American Jailed Is Furious With Tripadvisor

Sea View Resort and Spa given 'one-of-a-kind' warning label

(Newser) - American Wesley Barnes was made to apologize for his unkind reviews of a Thai resort hotel so as to avoid years in jail . But if the Sea View Resort and Spa in Koh Chang celebrated a victory, it was premature. Now that charges have been dismissed and Barnes has left...

Hotel Pool Fight Escalates Into Brawl With 100

Participants wielded broomsticks, chair legs: Anaheim police

(Newser) - Up to 100 people were involved in a brawl at a California hotel on Wednesday, including two who were stabbed. Responding officers found 60 to 100 people fighting in the lobby and parking lot of the Cambria Hotel in Anaheim shortly after noon—some armed with makeshift weapons including "...

2 Black Kids Played in a Hotel Pool. The Cops Were Called

Employee at NC Hampton Inn fired after summoning police regarding 'trespassing' guests

(Newser) - An employee at a Hampton Inn in North Carolina has been fired after calling the cops on Black guests who were using the pool. Two police officers responded to a trespassing complaint at the Williamston location on Friday after the employee, an unidentified white woman, reported finding two children unattended...

Appeals Court Delivers Bad News to Trump on Hotel

Justices refuse to dismiss suit about president profiting from foreign business

(Newser) - President Trump lost a court battle Thursday over accusations that he's illegally making money from foreign governments while serving as president. A federal appeals court in Virginia refused to dismiss a case brought by the attorneys general of DC and Maryland in regard to the Trump International Hotel in...

10-Story Hotel Ordered to Shrink to 8 Stories

Greece cultural council sides with locals in Athens whose view was obstructed

(Newser) - It's one thing for a city to reject plans for a tall hotel near a world-famous site. It's another to do so after the hotel has been built. That's now the case in Athens, Greece, where a 10-story hotel near the Acropolis has been ordered to remove...

Hotel Holding Coronavirus Sufferers Collapses

The Xinjia Express Hotel in Quanzhou crumbles

(Newser) - A hotel in China that was being used to quarantine people with coronavirus has collapsed, the BBC reports. Officials say roughly 35 people have been rescued from the rubble, leaving as many stuck inside. Tweeted video footage shows rescue workers laboring amid dust and dim lighting to find more people....

3 Months After New Orleans Hotel Collapse, Bodies Still There

A tarp covering one recently blew away, exposing his remains

(Newser) - The Hard Rock Hotel under construction in New Orleans collapsed on Oct. 12, 2019. It's been more than three months since the disaster, which killed three workers—and two of their bodies are still in the destroyed building. The city has said the site is too unstable and dangerous...

Boiling Water Floods Hotel, Killing 5

Heating pipe burst in Russia basement hotel

(Newser) - A heating pipe burst Monday in small Russian hotel, flooding rooms with boiling water that killed five people, including a child, and left six others injured in the city of Perm, emergency officials say. The nine-room hotel was located in the basement of a residential building in the city near...

Students on School Trip Find Hidden Cameras

A staff member is on leave as 'a precautionary measure'

(Newser) - School trips can be a great experience for students—but not when they find cameras hidden in their hotel room. That's what Wisconsin high school students reported during their recent stay at at the Minneapolis Hyatt Regency for a school-sponsored conference, NBC News reports. Details are scant, but a...

Why Trump Is Mulling a $500M For-Sale Sign

The Trump International Hotel might hit the market amid concern over emoluments

(Newser) - President Trump's real estate company might unload a palatial hotel over complaints that government-ethics laws are being cast aside, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Trump Organization has hired a real estate firm to let go of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC, where Trump and other White...

Big Blasts Boom Over City Skyline
Big Blasts Rock New Orleans
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Big Blasts Rock New Orleans

Down come 2 cranes from the Hard Rock Hotel construction collapse

(Newser) - Officials set off thundering explosions that toppled two cranes Sunday that had loomed precariously for days over a partially collapsed hotel in New Orleans, saying their controlled demolition went "exactly" as planned and efforts now would focus on retrieving two bodies still inside the ruined building, the AP reports....

Versailles Is About to Get Its First Hotel

Le Grand Controle will have 14 rooms, indoor swimming pool, and Alain Ducasse eatery

(Newser) - Let them eat cake, or at least order room service. For visitors who don't feel like traipsing back to their accommodations in Paris after visiting the Palace of Versailles, Curbed offers the following news: A luxury hotel is being built on the estate's premises, overlooking the gardens outside...

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