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Kim Jong Un orders remodeling of major hotels in Pyongyang

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently ordered sections of several hotels in Pyongyang to be remodeled by the end of 2021, Daily NK has learned. 

Specifically, Kim ordered that hotels for foreign visitors be rebuilt in a modern way to conform with world standards. The order seems to suggest that the country is preparing to opening its borders in the “post-coronavirus era” as part of efforts to earn foreign currency. 

A military source told the Daily NK on Sunday that Kim handed down the order to the command of the Seventh General Department, a military engineering unit, on Oct. 5.

Specifically, North Korean authorities ordered the unit to rebuild the basement restaurant and revolving observatory restaurant of the Koryo Hotel Pyongyang; the hall and 80 guest rooms of the Pothonggang Hotel; the revolving observatory restaurant, basement bowling alley and arcade of the Yanggakdo International Hotel; 30 bedrooms of the

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Hotel’s new European palace property costs $57,000 a night

For a stay with a royal touch (with a price to match) and steeped in Bavarian tradition Langham Hotels and Resorts has opened its residence facing the imperial estate of Nymphenburg Palace in Munich.

The two-year restoration of the manor is on the grounds of the Nymphenburg Porcelain Manufactory which has been producing high-quality handmade porcelain since the 1700s.

Naturally, the residence which has four bedrooms, seven bathrooms, three living rooms, dining room, a fully-equipped kitchen, fitness centre, home cinema and wine cellar, features curated pieces from the Nymphenburg workshop.

The Royal Bavarian Spa has a traditional blue-and-white colour scheme with 24-carat gold detailing hand-painted views of royal Bavarian castles such as Neuschwanstein, Hohenschwangau and

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Travel in Style With These Six Midcentury Hotels

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,

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Hotels in the Emirates explore turning kitchens kosher

Sep 14, 2020

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) are awaiting a wave of Israeli tourism, and the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Ministry has distributed a letter to hotel and tourism managers to prepare for the arrival of Israelis, among other things, by adding kosher food to their restaurant and room service menus. The letter said that some kitchens must be made kosher and prepared for the requirements of Jewish dietary laws, and that there will be ongoing kashruth supervision as is customary at hotels in Israel.

The reason for this instruction/request is that many Israeli tourists as well as Jews from around the world have made inquires directly to hotels and Emirati tourist agencies. Israel has declared the UAE a country from where citizens returning from a visit do not have to quarantine upon their return to Israel, and the upcoming holiday season — starting with the Jewish New

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Virgin Hotels Las Vegas unveils restaurant partners as remodeling continues

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Virgin Hotels Las Vegas has unveiled the lineup for its restaurant partners as work continues on remodeling the casino-resort.

The property, formerly the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, says the partners “will bring new and unique dining and hospitality experiences to the revitalized property.”

Those partners include chef Todd English’s Olives, Thai restaurant Night + Market, Japanese restaurant Nobu, poolside Italian restaurant Kassi Beach Club and a culinary and cantina concept Casa Calavera.

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Other concepts are sports bar Money, Baby!, MB Steak from David and Michael Morton, the Ferraro Family’s Pizza Forte and Southern California-based Afters Ice Cream.

Guests will also find the Virgin Hotels concept Commons Club, which features a coffee shop, 24-hour restaurant, a bar, and a social space called “The Shag Room.”

The former Hard Rock closed

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Hotels Debut As Design Showrooms

If you’re looking for ideas on how to improve your home or commercial property, check out the Vipp Chimney House, the boutique hotel in Copenhagen that was built inside a water pumping station complete with its 115-foot chimney.

The Financial Times (FT) reported the once rough, sterile 650-square-foot environ has been transformed with the best of the Scandinavian good life.

It features high-end furniture, contemporary designs and accents such as throw pillows, giant jars of coarse grains and fresh flowers.

The 118-year-old Chimney House is one of a trio of its hotel showrooms operated by Vipp. The tables, chairs and couches, manufactured by Vipp, are available for purchase, allowing a touch of Danish style home to be brought everywhere. The Danish furniture brand’s premiere product features kitchen units that start at 25,000 euros ($29,491).

Before COVID-19 struck, wealthy home enthusiasts traveled to Denmark

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