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The 6 Best Business Hotels In Silicon Valley

[credit provider=”Oyster.com” url=”http://blog.oyster.com/unwind-after-work-best-hotels-in-silicon-valley-for-mixing-business-with-pleasure-36797/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+OysterBlog+%28Oyster+Blog%29&utm_content=Google+Reader”] Business trips sometimes offer welcome changes of scenery — but long days chock-full of meetings, luncheons (where a permanent smile is required), and early-morning (or late-night!) workouts squeezed in at the hotel gym can make them downright exhausting.But if you’re lucky enough to be sent to a […]
The 6 Best Business Hotels In Silicon Valley
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The 8 Most Expensive Hotel Spa Treatments

[credit provider=”Oyster.com” url=”http://blog.oyster.com/the-most-expensive-spa-treatments-35819/”] While there are plenty of luxurious hotels out there, some hotels take luxury to a whole other level (which means prices on a whole new level, too).But when you really need to unwind away from home, there’s no better way to indulge than heading to a luxe hotel with an equally luxe […]
The 8 Most Expensive Hotel Spa Treatments
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The Smallest Hotel Rooms in New York City

[credit provider=”Oyster.com” url=”http://www.oyster.com/new-york-city/hotels/the-jane-hotel/#”] Ah, New York. There’s really no place like it. It’s one of the only cities in the world where you can pay hundreds of dollars for a hotel room smaller than your office cubicle.We’re hardly exaggerating, and to prove it, we’ve rounded up our photos of some […]
The Smallest Hotel Rooms in New York City
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The Best Hotel Coffee Bars In America

[credit provider=”Oyster.com” url=”http://blog.oyster.com/the-best-hotel-coffee-bars-across-the-states-34739/”] We Americans love our coffee. After all, the average adult guzzles around 70 gallons of coffee a year – and spends over $1,000 annually on morning doses of caffeine.While the habit can be hard on your wallet, the health benefits of consuming coffee are numerous: Research shows […]
The Best Hotel Coffee Bars In America
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6 Gorgeous Private Island Retreats

[credit provider=”Oyster.com” url=”http://blog.oyster.com/six-gorgeous-private-island-retreats-34813/”] This post originally appeared at Oyster.com.Owning a private island is overrated and it’s actually a lot of work — or so we’ve heard from our many island-owning friends. You have to deal with the astronomical taxes, the development, the upkeep — it’s a full-time job (that island owners […]
6 Gorgeous Private Island Retreats
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Seven Awesome Paris Hotels That Won’t Break The Bank

[credit provider=”Oyster” url=”http://blog.oyster.com/europe-on-a-budget-paris-for-the-rich-in-heart-34574/”] Ahh, Paris—the art and fashion capital of the world known for its over-the-top luxury properties and bohemian boutiques.But though some (or, really, most people) can’t afford a stay at the iconic, Hotel Plaza Athenee or the Hotel Mathis Elysees Matignon, it doesn’t mean they have to skimp on their Parisian […]
Seven Awesome Paris Hotels That Won’t Break The Bank
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10 Drop-Dead Gorgeous Boutique Hotels In Barcelona

[credit provider=”Oyster”] Barcelona is arguably Spain’s most cosmopolitan and trendy city. Its laid-back—yet upscale—atmosphere, stunning architecture and great food make it the top destination in Spain, and a must-see stop on tours of Europe. Millions of tourists pour into the city’s sunny streets every year, and thus there are plenty of hotels from which to choose.
10 Drop-Dead Gorgeous Boutique Hotels In Barcelona
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10 Zen Hotels For Yoga Lovers

[credit provider=”Oyster”] September is National Yoga Month—who knew?! Back in 2008, the Department of Health and Human Services decreed this be a month dedicated to sharing the health benefits of yoga and inspiring a healthy lifestyle.Throughout September, there will be nationwide yoga events that individuals of every skill level can […]
10 Zen Hotels For Yoga Lovers
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Take A Look Inside Berlin’s Coolest Hotels

[credit provider=”Oyster”] Since the fall of the wall, post-Communist Berlin has become a thriving creative and cultural centre, boasting an internationally renowned arts scene, first-rate shopping, legendary nightlife, and ultra-modern architecture. It is also a major business hub, attracting suits and ties from across the globe.But alongside these modern digs […]
Take A Look Inside Berlin’s Coolest Hotels
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12 Hotels With High-Tech Amenities

[credit provider=”Oyster.com” url=”http://www.oyster.com/new-york-city/hotels/the-setai-fifth-avenue/”] It seems that every week a new tablet device has launched or a new robot is being introduced to do the work of a person—and hotels that know what’s up have made sure to stock up on new technologies.While some spots have simply added Kindle rentals to […]
12 Hotels With High-Tech Amenities
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12 Golf Courses With Killer Ocean Views

[credit provider=”Oyster.com” url=”http://blog.oyster.com/12-golf-courses-with-awesome-ocean-views-31209/”] A round of golf can always do a body good. Sure, golf can be one of the most frustrating sports on the planet but there’s nothing like the feeling when you sink that putt for eagle. (Not that we can speak from personal experience, per se, but […]
12 Golf Courses With Killer Ocean Views
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10 Hotels With Museum-Worthy Art Galleries

[credit provider=”Courtesy of Oyster.com” url=”http://blog.oyster.com/hotels-with-museum-worthy-art-galleries-photos-30573/”] Read the original post on Oyster.com.There’s a reason tourists flock to museums while on vacation: time goes by way too fast in the real world for individuals to set hours to wander an art gallery.
10 Hotels With Museum-Worthy Art Galleries
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The Hotels Where Swanky Campaign Fundraisers Take Place

[credit provider=”Stein Lodge” url=”http://www.steinlodge.com/”] Read the original post on Oyster.com.Let’s see if you can guess what the following events have in common: a super-secret conference hosted by the billionaire Koch brothers; a concert with $10,000 tickets featuring Mariah Carey; and an uber-luxe weekend golf retreat in Deer Valley, Utah.
The Hotels Where Swanky Campaign Fundraisers Take Place
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9 Hotels Where You Can Park Your Yacht

[credit provider=”Courtesy of Oyster.com” url=”http://www.oyster.com/active-travel/hotels/slideshows/attention-yachties-9-hotels-where-you-can-park-your-boat/”] Read the original post on Oyster.com.Some people plan summer road trips. For others, a summer adventure involves sailing or yachting on the high seas. But long boating trips are no fun without stopping to see the sights on land and stretching out your sea legs.
9 Hotels Where You Can Park Your Yacht
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5 Billionaire Hoteliers Who Are Making Bank

[credit provider=”Oyster.com” url=”http://blog.oyster.com/billionaire-boys-club-5-hoteliers-who-make-bank-27131/”] This post originally appeared on Oyster.com.Fantasizing about luxurious hotels and faraway resorts is one thing, but fantasizing about owning them is an entirely different concept altogether.
5 Billionaire Hoteliers Who Are Making Bank
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7 Absolutely Outrageous Fees That Hotels Make You Pay

[credit provider=”Oyster.com” url=”http://www.oyster.com/hamptons/hotels/capri-southampton/”] Guess what? Taxes were due. Yesterday. And do we have any idea where our money goes?Nope! In a similar vein, some of the most luxurious (and not so luxe) spots charge outrageous fees, additional ones that are tacked onto your original rate.
7 Absolutely Outrageous Fees That Hotels Make You Pay
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The Best Art Deco Hotels In South Beach

[credit provider=”Oyster.com” url=”http://blog.oyster.com/our-favourite-art-deco-hotels-in-south-beach-25930/”] This post originally appeared at Oyster.com.Art Deco is a term that is practically synonymous with South Beach.
The Best Art Deco Hotels In South Beach
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4 Bachelorette Party Ideas For Soon-To-Be-Married Celebrities

[credit provider=”Flickr/jnissa” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/jnissa/908899988/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Sure, there have been some celebrity breakups that have devastated us — but there’s not just bad news coming from Tinsel Town.In fact, some of our favourite celebs have recently gotten engaged. Declaring their undying love — and their belief that “this time it’ll work” — stars including Drew Barrymore, Britney Spears, Halle […]
4 Bachelorette Party Ideas For Soon-To-Be-Married Celebrities
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We Visited The Kew Motor Inn Shortly Before It Was Busted For Prostitution

[credit provider=”Courtesy of Oyster.com” url=”http://blog.oyster.com/sex-hotel-exposed-exclusive-photos-from-the-scandalous-kew-motor-inn-26158/”] Late last week, the Kew Motor Inn was shut down in a massive prostitution sting operation carried out by police. I wasn’t surprised: I’d been to the hotel a week before, as part of an assignment to report on the seedy sex hotels of New […]
We Visited The Kew Motor Inn Shortly Before It Was Busted For Prostitution
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5 Hot Hotels Where You’re Bound To Find A Date

[credit provider=”Oyster.com” url=”http://blog.oyster.com/5-hotels-where-you-can-pick-up-the-ladies-25326/”] This post originally appeared at Oyster.com.Bros, this one’s for you. Are you travelling with the guys and looking for some female company while on vacation (and perhaps beyond)? 
5 Hot Hotels Where You’re Bound To Find A Date
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5 Luxury Vacations That Could Kill You

[credit provider=”Oyster.com” url=”http://blog.oyster.com/potentially-deadly-luxury-vacations-26058/”] We already shared the scoop on vacations that could maybe, kinda kill you, but we have a brand-new batch of spots that practically scream danger.And while not typical of a “relaxing vacay,” these retreats are sure to get your adrenaline pumping. Catch up on your thrills by visiting […]
5 Luxury Vacations That Could Kill You
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7 Extravagant Hotel Amenities For The 1%

[credit provider=”Mike McCaffery via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/mccaffry/2722662182/”] These hotels clearly had the one per cent in mind when they designed the decadent services below.Read on for a voyeuristic peek into the lives of the people that the 99 per cent loves to hate.
7 Extravagant Hotel Amenities For The 1%
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11 Annoying Things Hotels Do That Bother Their Guests

[credit provider=”Oyster.com” url=”http://blog.oyster.com/11-things-we-hate-about-hotels-20066/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OysterBlog+%28Oyster+Blog%29&utm_content=Google+Reader”] As the Hotel-Tell All, Oyster is very well-traveled when it comes to hotels.We’ve seen it all — whether good or bad.
11 Annoying Things Hotels Do That Bother Their Guests
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8 Inadvertently Hilarious Signs Posted At Hotels

[credit provider=”Oyster.com” url=”http://blog.oyster.com/funniest-hotel-signs-19454/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OysterBlog+%28Oyster+Blog%29&utm_content=Google+Reader”] If you’re pregnant and looking for a parking spot, head to Punta Cana Resort & Club for some VIP parking rights.If you’re looking for a private, romantic night in your hotel room, just hang the “Fuhgettaboudit” sign on your door knob at Le Parker Meridien in New […]
8 Inadvertently Hilarious Signs Posted At Hotels
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The Sexiest Hotel Bathrooms Of All Time

[credit provider=”Oyster.com” url=”http://blog.oyster.com/the-all-time-sexiest-hotel-bathrooms-on-oyster-14612/”] For most, a truly fantastic bathroom — think lots of marble, a decadent Jacuzzi tub, and space to spare — is a prerequisite when splurging on a luxury hotel.Especially for couples: We know how many of you flip through our bathroom photos looking for Jacuzzi tubs that […]
The Sexiest Hotel Bathrooms Of All Time
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Book A Room At These Hot New Luxury Hotels While They’re Still A Secret

[credit provider=”Oyster” url=”http://blog.oyster.com/hotels-to-book-before-they-book-up-the-hottest-newest-hotels-on-our-radar-18752/”] New hotels are constantly springing up during the year and we have our eyes peeled for every one.Some are more exceptional than others, however, and we can’t wait to share our finds of the hottest, newest, most luxurious hotels across the U.S.
Book A Room At These Hot New Luxury Hotels While They’re Still A Secret
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The Best Beach Vacations For Runners

[credit provider=”Oyster.com compiled a list of their top eight beach resorts for running.” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/482031103/”] [slideshow] [slide permalink=”tortuga-bay-punta-cana-dominican-republic-1″ title=”Tortuga Bay Punta Cana: Dominican Republic” content=”Designed by Oscar de la Renta, the 15-room Tortuga Bay hotel offers amazing service (including preferential treatment at Punta Cana Airport), an on-site nature reserve, several superb […]
The Best Beach Vacations For Runners
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The Coolest Hotel Pools In New York City

[credit provider=”Oyster.com” url=”http://blog.oyster.com/new-yorks-coolest-ultra-hip-pools-18244/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+OysterBlog+%28Oyster+Blog%29&utm_content=Google+Reader”] The summer heat in New York City can be brutal, and often all you want to do is take a refreshing dip in a pool.But pools in this urban area are a rarity, my friend, and the task is easier said than done.
The Coolest Hotel Pools In New York City
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Where To Book Your Next Scuba Diving Vacation

[credit provider=”Flickr/Joanna Penn” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4175416373/”] Some crave steep snowy peaks. Others bask in a bustling metropolis. And some want a labyrinth of reefs, streaked in bright blues, yellows, and reds, swarming with bizarrely beautiful undersea creatures.For those aqua-oriented souls, we’ve compiled a list of Oyster’s top scuba diving destinations (note: more to come […]
Where To Book Your Next Scuba Diving Vacation
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The Wildest Party Hotels In America

[credit provider=”oyster.com” url=”http://blog.oyster.com/plan-your-own-hangover-getaway-16580/”] In celebration of the release of “The Hangover Part II,” our friends at Oyster.com have compiled a list of the best 10 party hotels in America.Here’s where to plan your own “Hangover”-style vacation: no doubt it will be a trip to remember (or forget).
The Wildest Party Hotels In America
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The Best Hotel Gyms In America

[credit provider=”oyster.com” url=”http://blog.oyster.com/travel-tuesday-stunning-hotel-fitness-centres-16481/”] Just because you’re travelling doesn’t mean you have to skip your regular workout routine.Our friends at Oyster compiled this list of the most gorgeous hotel gyms in the US.
The Best Hotel Gyms In America
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The Top 6 Gadget-Friendly Hotels

[credit provider=”Oyster.com” url=”http://www.oyster.com/jamaica/hotels/geejam/”] Today’s traveller needs more than just good service and a fluffy bed for a memorable hotel experience — they need the latest and greatest technologies to be a part of their stay.WiFi, iPod docks and flat-screen TVs are the norm these days, but some hotels have taken […]
The Top 6 Gadget-Friendly Hotels
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