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This summer, guests can experience the next generation thrill ride, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts. (Photo courtesy of Universal Studios.)

Posted on May 28th, 2014

The Harry Potter Experience at Universal Studios

New details have been revealed about the anticipated opening of Universal Orlando Resort’s Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringots, the new attraction opening as part of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter- Diagon Alley.


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The W Lakeshore's King Guestroom.

Posted on May 28th, 2014

W Hotels Worldwide Renovations

W Hotels Worldwide announced a second wave of renovation projects across its properties. The strategy focuses on enhancing the W portfolio and $100 million investment of the brand and its ownership groups with updates to public spaces, new signature bar and restaurant concepts, and stylish guestroom updates in markets including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, Mexico City and Washington, D.C.


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HotelBeds

Posted on May 21st, 2014

Hotelbeds Shows A Winning Hand in Las Vegas

It’s all about company growth for Hotelbeds.


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The Westin New York at Times Square.

Posted on May 20th, 2014

Scavenger Hunt Through New York City

Sightseeing in New York can be overwhelming, but The Westin New York at Times Square, along with Stray Boots, is offering travelers an adventurous way to tour the city—with a scavenger hunt.


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Hula lessons at Ka'anapali Beach Hotel.

Posted on May 20th, 2014

Family-Friendly Hawaii

The oceanfront Ka’anapali Beach Hotel, located on Maui’s shores, offers guests an array of complimentary amenities, immersing them in Hawaiian culture and family-friendly activities this summer.


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The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train attraction completes New Fantasyland. (Photo credit Matt Stroshane.)

Posted on May 14th, 2014

Disney Parks Launch New Ride, MagicBands and Summer Travels

Disney Parks in Florida and California kick-off the summer travel season with a bi-coastal, all-night celebration, inviting guests to show their “Disney Side” this Memorial Day Weekend, plus new rides and all-in-one MagicBands.


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Dive in to a digital detox at The Lodge at Callaway Gardens.

Posted on May 7th, 2014

Unplug in Georgia

Nowadays society is glued to its cell phones, iPads, social media and electronic devices, but The Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens, located in the heart of middle Georgia—80 miles southwest of Atlanta—wants to help guests unplug with a digital detox and once again reconnect face-to-face.


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SeaWorld's Shamu's Celebration: Light Up the Night.

Posted on May 7th, 2014

SeaWorld Celebrates 50 Years

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has launched a multi-park celebration to commemorate the company’s original SeaWorld Park, which opened it’s gates in March 1964 on Mission Bay in San Diego.


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Ritz Carlton New Orleans.

Posted on May 7th, 2014

Summertime in New Orleans

Summertime in New Orleans can’t be beat: It’s party-time, with the city offering everything from music festivals to food tastings. There is something for every palette to enjoy throughout the summer months.


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Views from the balcony of the Ocean View room at The Condado Plaza Hilton.

Posted on April 30th, 2014

Eye on the World: Puerto Rico

Recommend’s Associate Editor spent six days traveling through Puerto Rico last week experiencing Hilton Hotel properties including the Condado Plaza; the Caribe Hilton; El San Juan Resort & Casino; and El Conquistador Resort, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. While trekking from hotel to hotel, we also induldged in the local culture with tours, culinary classes, and strolls through Old San Juan. Travel through Puerto Rico with us in this edition of Eye on the World.


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