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  • Finance Minister Joe Oliver answers a question during Question Period in the House of Commons in Ottawa on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
    Joe Oliver's unpaid hotel bill caused departmental headache

    The minister in charge of paying Canada's bills forgot to pay one of his own. Finance Minister Joe Oliver neglected to pay his hotel tab in Wakefield, Que., last August at the conclusion of a major policy …

    Finance Minister Joe Oliver answers a question during Question Period in the House of Commons in Ottawa on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

    The minister in charge of paying Canada's bills forgot to pay one of his own. Finance Minister Joe Oliver neglected to pay his hotel tab in Wakefield, Que., last August at the conclusion of a major policy retreat with economists, bankers, business leaders and others. His room bill for $168.15 was left unpaid for more …

  • U.S. President Obama extends his hand to greet a well-wisher upon his arrival in Palm Springs
    While Obama talks cyber security, his hotel's computer system fails

    By Jeff Mason RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (Reuters) - It may not have been a hacking, but a computer outage at the hotel where U.S. President Barack Obama resided this week could not have come at a more inconvenient …

    U.S. President Obama extends his hand to greet a well-wisher upon his arrival in Palm Springs

    By Jeff Mason RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (Reuters) - It may not have been a hacking, but a computer outage at the hotel where U.S. President Barack Obama resided this week could not have come at a more inconvenient time. The president flew to San Francisco on Thursday to preach the benefits of better corporate cybersecurity …

  • CEO of Expedia, Inc. Khosrowshahi attends Allen & Co Media Conference in Sun Valley
    U.S. airlines, hotel industry wary of Expedia-Orbitz merger

    The U.S. airline industry expressed concerns on Friday about the tentative merger of Expedia Inc and Orbitz Worldwide Inc , saying it could hurt the travel business, but hinted it would not lobby actively …

    CEO of Expedia, Inc. Khosrowshahi attends Allen & Co Media Conference in Sun Valley

    The U.S. airline industry expressed concerns on Friday about the tentative merger of Expedia Inc and Orbitz Worldwide Inc , saying it could hurt the travel business, but hinted it would not lobby actively against the deal. Expedia's agreement on Thursday to buy Orbitz for $1.33 billion marked the latest in a spree of …

  • Chinese investors target hotels, wineries, mineral water in British Columbia

    By Julie Gordon and Nicole Mordant VANCOUVER (Reuters) - When Liu Chuang landed in Vancouver in 2013, he noticed that most of the Chinese immigrants he met were heavily invested in residential real estate …

    Realtors' signs are hung outside a newly sold property in a Vancouver neighborhood in this file photo

    By Julie Gordon and Nicole Mordant VANCOUVER (Reuters) - When Liu Chuang landed in Vancouver in 2013, he noticed that most of the Chinese immigrants he met were heavily invested in residential real estate and hungry to diversify.  Flipping houses didn't appeal to the 39-year-old entrepreneur, who is launching a Vancouver-based …

  • Hazmat, explosives teams at Ottawa hotel after possible threat

    (Reuters) - Ottawa police said on Wednesday that hazardous materials and explosives teams were on site at a hotel that had been evacuated overnight because of a "possible threat", and also said a suspect …

    Police officers gather outside the Chimo Hotel in Ottawa

    (Reuters) - Ottawa police said on Wednesday that hazardous materials and explosives teams were on site at a hotel that had been evacuated overnight because of a "possible threat", and also said a suspect could still be inside. "We believe that there is still a suspect inside, so it's an ongoing police operation," said …

  • How deep is your love? Join the Mile Low club in this submarine hotel

    If candy and flowers won't cut it this Valentine's Day, one high-end travel organization is offering an experience that's sure to be remembered. The Lovers Deep offers the chance for an adventurous, rich …

    Submarine hotel

    If candy and flowers won't cut it this Valentine's Day, one high-end travel organization is offering an experience that's sure to be remembered. The Lovers Deep offers the chance for an adventurous, rich — and not claustrophobic — couple to spend an evening below sea level.

  • Toronto's historic Royal York Hotel to be acquired by Kingsett, Innvest

    TORONTO (Reuters) - The Fairmont Royal York Hotel in the heart of downtown Toronto is getting new owners and a facelift, with Canada's KingSett Real Estate Growth LP and InnVest REIT outlining plans …

    View shows historic Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto

    TORONTO (Reuters) - The Fairmont Royal York Hotel in the heart of downtown Toronto is getting new owners and a facelift, with Canada's KingSett Real Estate Growth LP and InnVest REIT outlining plans on Tuesday to acquire an 80 percent stake in the historic hotel for C$186.5 million ($166.53 million). Ivanhoé Cambridge, …

  • Fortis to explore sale, spin-out of hotels and other real estate assets

    TORONTO (Reuters) - Fortis Inc said on Friday it has retained advisors to explore a sale, or spin-out of its hotel and commercial real estate business now operated and controlled by its wholly owned subsidiary …

    TORONTO (Reuters) - Fortis Inc said on Friday it has retained advisors to explore a sale, or spin-out of its hotel and commercial real estate business now operated and controlled by its wholly owned subsidiary Fortis Properties Corp. The St John's Newfoundland and Labrador-based utility firm said Fortis Properties operates …

  • Alibaba pays $459 million for stake in Chinese hotel tech company

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, in its first big investment since raising $25 billion in a record-breaking New York initial public offering, has bought 15 percent of Chinese hospitality …

    Traders work on the floor of the NYSE as they wait for a final price on the Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. IPO, in New York

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, in its first big investment since raising $25 billion in a record-breaking New York initial public offering, has bought 15 percent of Chinese hospitality technology provider Beijing Shiji Information Technology Co Ltd for 2.81 billion yuan ($458.66 million). The investment …

  • Why you should never trust the photos hotels post online

    This latest collection of "photo fakeouts" serves as a cautionary tale for anyone planning a vacation and relying solely on hotel websites.

    Why you shouldn't trust the photos hotels post online

    This latest collection of "photo fakeouts" serves as a cautionary tale for anyone planning a vacation and relying solely on hotel websites.

  • What's your job? Lana Tobin, tea sommelier, Shangri-La Hotel

    Once considered a second-class citizen to coffee, tea is now a multi-billion-dollar industry with the likes of Starbucks and David`s Tea helping to make the taste of the mighty tea leaf as trendy, and …

    Lana Tobin, tea sommelier

    Once considered a second-class citizen to coffee, tea is now a multi-billion-dollar industry with the likes of Starbucks and David`s Tea helping to make the taste of the mighty tea leaf as trendy, and in some cases as costly, as a latte.

  • Four Seasons launches luxury flying hotel

    Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts has launched its flying luxury hotel schedule for 2014. A round-the-world trip for two on the customized Boeing 757 will set you back $119,000 per person, double occupancy, …

    Four Seasons private jet is a hotel in the sky

    Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts has launched its flying luxury hotel schedule for 2014. A round-the-world trip for two on the customized Boeing 757 will set you back $119,000 per person, double occupancy, ...

  • World's first Ferrari Hotel to open in theme park

    A 5-star hotel will be built in a Ferrari theme park along with rides including the highest and fastest vertical accelerator in Europe.

    World's first Ferrari Hotel to open in theme park

    A 5-star hotel will be built in a Ferrari theme park along with rides including the highest and fastest vertical accelerator in Europe.

  • Hotel extremes: World's smallest, tallest, and much more

    Tired of the same old hotel tropes and pandering marketing campaigns? Ever wish you could stay somewhere either wildly too big or too small, or maybe 500 feet underground, instead? In that case, consider …

    The Radisson Blu

    Tired of the same old hotel tropes and pandering marketing campaigns? Ever wish you could stay somewhere either wildly too big or too small, or maybe 500 feet underground, instead? In that case, consider exploring the wild world of...

  • Maui’s most amazing hotel pools

    Volcanoes, rope swings, and lush lazy rivers are all right at home in paradise.

    Maui’s Most Amazing Hotel Pools

    Volcanoes, rope swings, and lush lazy rivers are all right at home in paradise.

  • Floating hotel draws workers to NW Canada boom town

    Hundreds of construction workers in booming northern British Columbia will take up residence this week in unique digs on board a cruise ferry revamped into a floating luxury hotel. The aging ship will …

    The Silja Festival

    Hundreds of construction workers in booming northern British Columbia will take up residence this week in unique digs on board a cruise ferry revamped into a floating luxury hotel. The aging ship will help relieve a housing shortage in one busy Canadian port town already bursting ahead of a promised energy boom that could …

  • 7 Hotels That Will Spoil Your Kid for Good

    From glass-slipper fittings to walks on the red carpet, these hotel perks will spoil your kid rotten.

    7 Hotels That Will Spoil Your Kid for Good

    From glass-slipper fittings to walks on the red carpet, these hotel perks will spoil your kid rotten.

  • Top 10 detox spas in the world

    There's no better time than today to start living healthier. Re-energize yourself both physically and mentally at the Top 10 Detox Spas in the World.

    There's no better time than today to start living healthier. Re-energize yourself both physically and mentally at the Top 10 Detox Spas in the World.

  • My budget travel tip: Luxury hostels

    Luxury hostels are the latest travel trend, offering comfort and local charm on a budget.

    New luxury pod concept takes of in NYC

    Luxury hostels are the latest travel trend, offering comfort and local charm on a budget.

  • This Nazi compound is now a not at all creepy luxury resort

    Prora, known by locals as The Colossus, was built from 1936-1939 as part of the Nazi program of “Strength Through Joy.” The plan was to house workers in eight identical six-story buildings, feed them catered …

    prora

    Prora, known by locals as The Colossus, was built from 1936-1939 as part of the Nazi program of “Strength Through Joy.” The plan was to house workers in eight identical six-story buildings, feed them catered meals in scheduled seatings, and prepare them through propaganda and social activities to do their part in Hitler’s …

 
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