Travel may be challenging these days, but it’s still possible to take a break and get away from it all, and to do so in style — midcentury modern style, that is. With its sleek, clean lines, use of modern materials, and gravity-defying shapes and forms, midcentury modern design took the United States by storm in the post-World War II era and coincided with an uptick in leisure time and travel, leading to the construction of hundreds of hotels, motels, motor inns, and resorts across the country. While many have been significantly altered, if not demolished over the years, there are still many hotels that await your stay whether you’re in search of the perfect stiff martini, a poolside lounge, or some great architecture. Take a look at some of these iconic buildings below!
The Statler | Dallas, TX
Originally opened in 1956 as one of Hilton’s first convention properties,
The pandemic has upended the travel industry and different parts of the ecosystem are feeling the pain.
First up, travel credit cards.
Credit card companies that offer travel rewards have had to rethink their offerings as flight and hotel bookings remain depressed due to the pandemic and travel restrictions. Hotels that drive bookings through marketing their co-branded credit cards have had to extend expiration on points and allow customers to use their points towards other services.
“Chase just, you know, normally they allow you to use your points for travel credit. They’re now allowing that for groceries and other expenses so take a look at what you’re spending money on and make sure you’re using a credit card that actually gives you bonus points for what you’re spending on, whether that’s groceries or dining,” Brian Kelly, founder and CEO of The Points Guy, a travel and credit-card-rewards website, told CNBC’s