Chicago: The Virgin Hotel Chicago Strips Down to Reveal Its Signage

It’s really happening! Gone is the wraparound red construction board at Chicago’s eagerly anticipated hotel and in its place, a real live Virgin. Er, marquee.

That’s right. Signage just went up at the Virgin Hotel Chicago and it is looking good. Of course, the entrance is predictably Virgin with its red sign lettering and the Virgin logo on the plaque next to the door, but still looking good. We’re also chuckling at the cheeky window signage which says, “Is the plural of cheese, cheese or cheeses? Either way I could use a glass of wine.” So could we. And some cheeses while we’re at it.

Additionally, signage went up for Miss Ricky’s All American Diner at the hotel, and

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Gaia: A Look Inside Porto’s Best Hotel, The Yeatman

View of the Yeatman patio, across the Douro River from Porto

Earlier this month, we showed you one of the world’s most unique hotel beds and the absolutely ridiculous view from the Yeatman Hotel in Porto. It’s enough reason to write home about already, but only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what the Yeatman brings to the table.

Look no further than the list of awards it has won, a list that takes up two pages in the property’s press kit: 2012, 2013, and 2014 Winner of Best of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator; A Michelin Star in the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Michelin Guide; 2013 Hotel

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Los Angeles: Ace Hotel Los Angeles to Screen ‘Inherent Vice’ on December 1 (And Guests Get a Free Ticket)

The Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles, which opened nearly a year ago, is making seriously good use of the historic United Artists Theater that’s adjacent to the property. In September, Coldplay hosted a special concert for their latest album release and now, a special preview of Paul Thomas Anderson’s surf noir based on the novel by Thomas Pynchon.

The movie/book is set in 1970s Los Angeles and follows a private investigator/pothead named Doc through a series of strange criminal adventures. So it’s only fitting that the movie will screen at the Ace DTLA with Anderson and actors Jena Malone and Joanna Newsom in attendance.

Even better, guests who are staying at the hotel that night

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Bangkok: 7 Hotel Restaurants, 7 Menus To Try In Bangkok Before The Month Is Out

Seven hotel restaurants, seven set menus at an affordable price. Sounds like a decent challenge? Then make your way to Bangkok, where seven downtown hotels are taking part in the Taste It All festival.

Taste It All is an annual festival, that used to take place on just one day, but this year – with “Imperial Delight” as the theme – it has been extended through 30 November.

The seven restaurants taking part are:


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