Check-Out Folio: Burma, South Beach and Dirty Remote Controls

It’s our weekly wrap-up, Check-Out Folio where we round up the best (Credits in folio-speak) and worst (Charges) hotel news of the week. Got a scoop? Or just want to share a recent hotel story? Tell us all about it!

CREDITS
· WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW RIGHT NOW ABOUT THE BURMA HOTEL SCENE

· DOLCE & GABBANA CHRISTMAS TREE AT CLARIDGE’S IS REVEALED

· BOOK A ROOM AT 1 HOTEL SOUTH BEACH

ALSO: Where to fly on the Four Seasons Jet in 2016.

CHARGES

· ANOTHER HOTEL CHARGES FOR A NASTY ONLINE REVIEW

· THE HOTEL REMOTE CONTROL IS FILTHY. WE ALREADY KNEW THIS BUT STILL,

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Fort Lauderdale: Last Chance to Use Your SPG Points at The Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel

Not long after Starwood Hotels dissolved its management of the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Fla. (the hotel is now known as The Diplomat and it’s part of Hilton’s Curio Collection), comes another big brand loss in nearby Fort Lauderdale.

The Sun-Sentinel reports that The Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel, remembered by most as the Yankee Clipper Hotel, will cease to be a Sheraton on December 2, 2014. However, no one knows yet what sort of brand, if any, will take over the cruise-ship inspired building which is also home to the Wreck Bar and Dos Caminos restaurant.

Interestingly, the building was sold in 2005 to the Starwood Capital Group, which is

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Miami Beach: What is The Washington Park Hotel in Miami All About? We’re About to Find Out

Up in New York, it’s been sort of a hotel marketing trend to present the hotel as a mysterious, manly-named place with as few details as possible, like Paul. Down in Miami, the same sort of awareness/unawareness ploy is going on with The Washington Park Hotel. except this time, the hotel is looks like a lady.

The Washington Park Hotel is set to open in early 2015 at 11th and Washington Avenues. Judging from its website, the hotel looks like a pretty place to hang out. (Indeed, there’s a picture of two lady surfers.) But other than its pretty and feminine style, including a floral entwined logo, there’s not much we know about the hotel. At least

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Miami Beach: As Expected, Hotel Room Rates for Art Basel are Getting Insanely Expensive

Art Basel will swing back into Miami Beach from December 4-7 and if you’re interested in heading down to the hot mess art party, you better book your hotel room now.

The good news is there are still plenty of rooms open but the bad news is that rates are rising fast. Room rates could drop at the last-minute depending on availability but otherwise, if you’ve got a preference of where you want to be, book now. And yes, expect to pay $ 500 and up for a centrally located hotel room that is about the size of a closet.

Is it your first time going to Art Basel? Read our Art Basel

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