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SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — The interior of California was very hot and dry Wednesday and the forecast called for a risk of fire-starting dry lightning as thousands of firefighters already have their hands full with wildland blazes that have been burning for weeks.
The Hampton Inn in Decatur and Mount Zion will be hosting their second annual memorial stair climb from 9 a.m.-7 p.m on Friday, Sept. 10, to honor the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and the lives lost that day.
After a record-setting 120 million people visited Illinois in 2019, only 67 million came last year. Their spending plunged to $23.3 billion, a little more than half 2019 levels, according to the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
Farm Progress Show wrapped up the three-day event on Thursday to positive reviews after a pandemic-forced break last year
You can make some upgrades and changes to give your home the feeling of a luxury hotel. Here are the top 10 ways.
There’s no reason to feel blue about summer coming to an end: St. Louis Union Station is gearing up for its most fun and festive months of the year.
An Iowa man arrested by Chicago police for having guns and ammunition in his hotel room told officers he "didn't mean to startle anyone" and simply forgot to remove the firearms from a bag while packing for a trip to the city, police video shows.
Couples know they’re in for something special the moment they walk into Union Station’s Grand Hall.
CHICAGO – It’s still unknown why an Iowa man allegedly had a rifle with a laser scope in his hotel room overlooking a downtown Chicago beach o…
CHICAGO – It’s still unknown why an Iowa man allegedly had a rifle with a laser scope in his hotel room overlooking a downtown Chicago beach over the Fourth of July weekend.
It’s still unknown why an Iowa man allegedly had a rifle with a laser scope in his hotel room overlooking a downtown Chicago beach over the Fourth of July weekend.
The minibars in midrange hotels likely have a couple of cans of soda, domestic beer and plastic bottled water. Yawn. Minibars in luxury hotels pull out all the stops with full-size wine and liquor bottles, locally made granola and candy, and kits for a romantic night, plus gorgeous crystal glasses for a sophisticated touch — like at the stunning Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York. Follow their lead. No matter if you’re sipping a whiskey Old-Fashioned or hydrating with tap water, using a crystal glass will have you feeling like you’re drinking in a classy hotel bar. Available on Amazon, the Marquis by Waterford Markham Double Old Fashioned Glasses ($41.79, set of four, amazon.com) is a chance to own famed Waterford crystal at a value price.
Whether you’re in a hip resort room with its own cocktail shakers like the Rosewood Phuket or in a luxe hotel with a popular lounge, chances are you’ll be imbibing during your luxury hotel visit. So bring the mixologist home with a Mixology Bartender Kit ($79.99, amazon.com) that includes a cocktail shaker with built-in strainer lid, three fast pourers for liquor, a lemon squeezer, an ice tong, bottle opener, bar spoon, muddler and measurement jigger. Aside from alcohol and any added ingredients, everything you need to serve up your favorite cocktails is in the set. We suggest consulting our roundup of hotel bars where famous cocktails were invented for some boozy inspiration.
The centerpiece and most important furnishing in any hotel room is the bed, and the foundation of that is the mattress. If you don’t have a comfortable mattress that finds the perfect balance between firmness and softness, chances are you won’t be getting a restful night’s sleep. Given that mattresses last for several years, they’re worth the investment. Although Westin has their signature Heavenly Beds and Hilton uses Serta mattresses, we’re hard-pressed to find a mattress better than the TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt by Tempur-Pedic ($4,499, amazon.com). The luxurious Hotel on Rivington also uses Tempur-Pedic brand mattresses, and this model has multiple layers with comfort and cooling ability in mind, plus a memory-foam mattress that adapts to your body shape.
Hotel sheets are renowned for being soft, crisp and durable. Luxury linen brands such as Frette and Sferra are popular choices for many hotel brands, but their high price point puts them out of reach for many buyers. Looking for a good dupe? Since Brooklinen was founded in 2014, it’s been a major supplier of hotel-quality sheets at a fraction of the price of competitors, thanks to its direct-to-consumer model. The chic-looking 100% linens keep sleepers warm on cold nights and cool on warm nights. We recommend purchasing the Linen Move-In Bundle ($714, brooklinen.com) for the most bang for your buck. It includes one fitted sheet, one flat sheet, one down comforter and four pillowcases, plus laundry detergent.
An Iowa man was in custody in Chicago on Tuesday after police found a rifle with a laser sight in a hotel room that overlooks a Lake Michigan beach during the July 4th holiday weekend.
Superintendent David Brown said at press briefing Tuesday that police were told the firearms were in a “very suspicious position” inside one of the rooms.
A midyear financial review is often a good idea. Here are some tips on how to get it done plus more of the week's best money reads from experts at NerdWallet, The Motley Fool and more.