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Indoor Pool | Teplis Travel

8 Irresistible Indoor Hotel Pools

(CNN) — When it comes to hotel pools, the indoor variety has long played second fiddle to their outdoor — often rooftop — counterparts. But these days, striking décor, luxury amenities and stunning settings mean many indoor swimming holes can now challenge even the most glamorous of outdoor pools… CNN

Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge | Teplis Travel

World’s most extraordinary hotels

(CNN) — They’re not always the most popular or conventional hotels. And that’s exactly what Lonely Planet is going for with its inaugural picks for the world’s best accommodations. The travel publisher’s panel of experts chose their top 10 in each of three categories: “most extraordinary places to stay,” “best-value accommodations” and “top eco retreats” for…

4 Seasons Hotel Bathroom | Teplis Travel

Upper Tier Hotels Get in The Fee Game

While a lot of attention has been focused on fees the airlines are piling on to basic fares, the hotel business has also been steadily gaining revenue from adding charges to the basic room rate. Fee revenue has more than doubled in the last 10 years, as many hotels, especially convention, resort and luxury ones,…

Holiday Inn Postcard | Teplis Travel

Holiday Inn Attempts to Reintroduce Brand to Travelers

Holiday Inn, the iconic hotel chain that introduced the concept of the roadside inn to America, is trying to reinvent itself for a new generation of travelers.  The hotel company, owned by InterContinental Hotels Group, once the dominant player in the midpriced market, faces stiff competition from chains such as Courtyard by Marriott. In 2007, IHG…

Aloft Hotel Buckhead | Teplis Travel

Simon to open Aloft Hotel in Buckhead (Atlanta)

The first new hotel to rise on Peachtree Road since the Great Recession is being planned next to Phipps Plaza. Retail giant Simon Property Group Inc. is looking to build an Aloft hotel on roughly 1.7 acres that it owns at Peachtree and Wieuca roads in Buckhead, near the Nordstrom department store. The Starwood brand Aloft is…

TSA Pre Check Sign | Teplis Travel

TSA Launches Application Program for TSA Pre✓™

WASHINGTON — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced on Friday that it will add a new process allowing more U.S. citizens to enroll in TSA Pre✓™ , an expedited screening program that allows pre-approved airline travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and their 3-1-1 compliant…

Mobile Check In Sign at Hotel | Teplis Travel

Marriott Hotels Offers Smartphone Users Convenient, Easier, Faster Check-in

In recognition of its increasingly connected mobile guests, Marriott Hotels is announcing plans to roll-out mobile check-in at 325 hotels in the U.S. and Canada. Now launched at 31 Marriott-brand hotels, mobile check-in will expand to all 325 Marriott-brand hotels later this summer. This will represent the broadest mobile offering of its kind in the…

IHOP Express Location | Teplis Travel

World’s first airport IHOP to open in Atlanta

The International House of Pancakes, a brand that seems ideally suited to hungry travelers is taking its first step toward domination of the nation’s airports. Atlanta will be the test site, with a 3,000 sq foot IHOP Express, specially re-calibrated to deliver stacks of pancakes at a speed required by airline passengers. If successful the…

Delta US Flight Map | Teplis Travel

Delta Trims Back Memphis Flights

Delta will be cutting back on flights through Memphis as part of a move to improve profitability. In the past the airline had as many as 200 daily flights through the hub which ranks 59th nationally, the smallest of any hub of any airline. Lately, Delta ran 92 daily flights through Memphis International. Later this…

Passport Pages | Teplis Travel

Passport 101: How to apply, renew or replace

(USA Today) The process of obtaining, renewing, or updating a passport is exactly what one would expect when working with a government agency: tedious, mind-numbing, and overly complex. While you’ll find everything you need to know about the often befuddling process on the U.S. State Department website, we’ve made things a little simpler for you…