Experience this truly unique underwater hotel in Key Largo, Florida. Jules Undersea Lodge sits 21 feet beneath the mangroves of Emerald Lagoon. Jules Undersea Lodge has been featured in countless magazines and TV shows such as “Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous”.
Visitors enter the Key Largo underwater hotel through an opening underneath the Jules Undersea Lodge. Knowing how to scuba dive would be a great skill to have before going to the Key Largo underwater hotel. There are 42-inch round windows through which you may observe aquatic neighbors. For more information on the Key Largo underwater hotel, visit jul.com.
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The Kube Hotel St.-Tropez will have 41 rooms, eight of which will be suites sized from S to XXL. The expanding Kube hotel will have a rooftop lounge and a restaurant that offers over 10,000 wines. Rooms start at 250 Euros (about $365). Like the original expanding Kube hotel in Paris, the Kube Hotel St.-Tropez is decorated with bright white, sharp interior. It also has attention-grabbing features such as a bar made entirely of ice (just like the expanding Kube hotel in Paris) and a reception desk within a glass cube hanging over a sparkling pool. Great Mediterranean views are yet another feature that Kube Hotel St.-Tropez has over Paris (Paris vacation rentals)
For more information, visit kubehotel.com.
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Miami hotels, which have enjoyed high occupancy rates for the past decade, has seen iconic Miami hotels such as the Delano or Shore Club record very weak results of revenues down 30% to 40% since the beginning of the year. New York hotels, which were performing the best of all US hotels, are suffering intensely, as well. Las Vegas, New York and Miami hotels dropped US hotels room rates to lure customers. August 2009 was a particularly difficult month for the hospitality industry; US hotels had to slash their prices by an average of about 25%. New York hotels experienced the biggest room rate drop of -26%.
South Beach Vacation Rentals - South Beach Holiday Rentals
Prices aside, there are many reasons why South Beach vacation rentals completely surpass hotels in regards to customer expectations. South Beach holiday rentals are more of an entire experience.
In South Beach vacation rentals, you can be as secluded as you wish to be or not secluded at all. South Beach vacation rentals are not just a place to go to sleep. They are designed to make you feel as comfortable as you feel at home with plenty of resources at your disposal including internet access and a full-size kitchen. In South Beach holiday rentals you:
• Will often have a bicycle included in your rental
• Have more privacy
• Have a more private pool
• Have the option to save some money when you prepare your favorite meal at home
• Have the concierge to:
- Make your reservations
- Schedule room service
- Schedule a massage
- Schedule food delivery
- Have a limousine pick you up
- Organize activities
|Vacations Rentals in South Beach|
The UNESCO just added 13 locations to the World Heritage List. The list includes natural, historic and cultural sites deemed of importance. There are currently 890 sites throughout the world that are listed on the World Heritage List (whc.unesco.org). The newest additions to the list include:
- The Dolomites of the Italian Alps (Italy holiday rentals)
- The Wadden Sea of Germany (Germany holiday rentals)
- The Stoclet House in Belgium (Belgium holiday rentals)
- Mount Wutai in China (53 Buddhist monasteries)
- The sacred city of Caral-Supe in Peru (Peru holiday rentals)
- Tower of Hercules in Spain (Spain holiday rentals)
- Cidade Velha in Cape Verde
- La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle in Switzerland (Switzerland holiday rentals)
- Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal in the UK (UK holiday rentals)
- Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty of Korea
- Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System of Iran
- Sulaiman-Too Sacred Mountain in Kyrgyzstan
- The Ruins of Loropéni in Burkina Faso
Vacationers interested in culture will undoubtedly love to visit any of these breathtaking spots. These sites are so extraordinary and all vacationers that can, should visit them; they are an absolute must-see.
You can stay in traditional hotels while you visit the world or stay in holiday rentals. More and more vacation travelers are getting turned on to vacation rentals. Not only are holiday rentals more affordable, but they also provide more room and comfort than hotels. Vacation rentals can also be more luxurious; those kinds of holiday rentals can be found on luxury home vacation rentals websites.
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Tags: amenities, Art Deco, Collins Ave, comparison, historic buildings, hotel reviews, hotels, L'etoile, Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, Miami Habitat, Ocean Drive, travelpost, vacation rental reviews, vacation rentals
Historic Miami Beach hotels, Miami Beach vacation rentals
We based our comparison of Miami Beach vacation rentals and hotels in Miami Beach on units of the same price. Your typical small South Beach hotel is normally located on Collins Avenue or on Ocean Drive. Collins and Ocean Drive are the busiest streets in Miami Beach. They are not the most tranquil by definition, specifically during the weekend when traffic tends to get heavy. Historic Miami Beach hotels are mostly 2-story buildings with small lobbies and an average of 20 to 30 rooms. Each of the historic Miami Beach hotels stands against the next, blocking views and are sometimes a bit suffocating, especially with such small rooms. The average room in the historic Miami Beach hotels is around 150 square feet. The advantage is that historic Miami Beach hotels are right in the middle of the action and half a block from the beach. Small historic Miami Beach hotels do not usually provide any amenities, restaurants, pools or beach chairs.
We analyzed a 1 bedroom Miami Beach vacation rentals apartment in the L’ Etoile building. L’ Etoile is a 4-unit Miami Beach vacation rentals building surrounded by tropical landscaping and located on a quiet street. It was originally a villa but is now fully updated and offers parking as well as a wonderful pool. L’ Etoile is within 2 minutes walking distance from Lincoln Road and 6 minutes to the beach. Miamihabitat.com, the management company, will lend you bicycles to facilitate getting around the Art Deco District. The 500 square foot Miami Beach vacation rentals apartment is fully equipped and furnished with everything you need including a full kitchen and a convertible sofa in the living room to accommodate 2 extra people.
You can stay in a hotel or an apartment for the same price. We know both kinds very well and we believe that Miami Beach vacation rentals bring superior value. Analyzing the reviews of historic Miami Beach hotels on the new Travelpost website, we see we are not the only ones. People are rather unhappy with historic Miami Beach hotels and rate them an average of 2.04 out of 5 (see report).
Daily cleaning on demand
Free local phone
Bikes provided free
Concierge service included
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Tags: abroad, communicate, hotels, instant message, international, MeGlobe, tour operators, tranlator, vacation apartment rental, vacation villa
Instant Message Translator, International Travel
If you are making international travel plans to visit a non-English speaking country abroad, it would be much easier if you can communicate quickly and efficiently with hotels, vacation villa owners or tour operators. Now, you can use MeGlobe.com, an instant message translator service that immediately translates your queries and instant messages made to international destinations. This instant message translator makes vacation apartment rental booking, tour booking and event or restaurant reservations for international travel easy and clear.
Today’s travelers are searching for all possible ways to reduce travel costs. Being aware and following some simple travel tips can really make a difference. Make phone calls wisely. Do not surprise yourself with an extended phone bill with all sorts of roaming charges and extra fees. Below are some good ways to avoid this:
Call via computer
You can make a phone call for free with Magicjack. The Magicjack uses a computer for connection to the internet. Free calls can be made to anywhere in the US or Canada. Magicjack costs a preliminary fee of $40 and then $20 per year after the first year. The sound quality of the conversations held using Magicjack is as good as land-lines. When you stay in a hotel in New York or in vacation rentals in Miami Beach, save yourself some money on phone calls using Magicjack.
Call from a computer to a computer
Use Skype to make free phone calls from your computer to another computer. Travelers can even video conference with another web-user for free. To call a regular phone line from Skype, travelers must pay a nominal fee.
Video Connect through Gmail
Google’s Gmail customers can now video conference for free with other Gmail users. The quality is impeccable.
Calling from a phone
Cell phones continue to become more sophisticated offering more and more features but unfortunately, roaming costs are here to stay. Here are a few things you can do to reduce those costs:
- Get a local cell phone upon arrival at your destination. Calls are expensive but less than if were to you your cell phone from Miami in a foreign destination like Venice, Italy. The phone is best used to receive calls or to make local calls. Some phone companies such as Metro PCS in South Florida allow you to make unlimited local phone calls.
- Buy a local phone card
- PennyTalk Calling Card
Prepare for your vacation in advance by visiting websites that specialize in vacation rentals or hotels.
New in Colorado lodging news: The Inn at Beaver Creek, Colorado changed its name to Osprey at Beaver Creek and underwent a $7 million renovation.
Guests love the look of the “sexy” new retro Mod lobby. The Beaver Creek holidays renovation included a heated pool and a deck with a fire pit. Guests can mingle or lounge at the Beaver Creek holidays new, cozy bar.
Each of the hotel’s 45 rooms are equipped with flat-screen TV’s , WiFi and mp3 docking stations. Ski valets provide you with assistance including warming you up with coffee or hot chocolate before you hit the slopes.
Ski with a special helmet equipped with a camera and film your entire performance. The newest Colorado lodging news shares that prices for Beaver Creek holidays are rather affordable starting at $245 a night. www.rockresorts.com. Travelers on a tighter budget should look into Beaver Creek vacation rentals for great Beaver Creek holidays.
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Tags: Delta frequent flier miles, frequent flier, hotels, miles between destinations, miles calculator, Northwest frequent flier miles, Sky Miles Calculator, smart travel, vacation rentals
If you have ever wondered or tried to figure out how many Delta frequent flier miles you will earn from a certain trip, your life has just been made easier.
Delta and Northwest frequent flier miles can be figured out using this calculator (http://fly.qux.us/smcalc/) which aside from letting you know how many miles there are from one given point to another, it factors in the miles earned on a certain type of fare and your medallion bonus.