| Aug 20, 2014
| 7:30 AM
What would it take to put you behind the wheel of a Ferrari 458 Italia? It would cost $999 plus the price of a room if you stay at one of six Waldorf Astoria hotels (including one in Palm Springs) this fall.
The hotel chain offers guests the opportunity...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 7:45 AM
Santa Barbara really doesn't do cheap when it comes to hotel rooms, but a newly built hostel in the city's Funk Zone is out to change that.
The Wayfarer at 12 E. Montecito St. is a new building with 31 rooms, some dorm-style with four or five beds. It's...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 7:08 PM
A new Mexican restaurant from the creators of Melt and Blue Grillhouse will rise late this fall from the ashes of the defunct Pacifico at the Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley.
The Upper Saucon eatery, called Torre, will feature a glowing, color-...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Admit it. The last time only time? you thought about Nebraska's biggest city was when Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning yelled "Omaha!" about 40 times in a playoff game last January.
That was fun, sort of. Imagewise, pro sports haven't been...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 8:11 AM
It's said to have the work ethic of Wall-E, the humor of Rosie from "The Jetsons" and the style of R2D2.
It's name is A.L.O. and it will be making its official debut at Aloft Cupertino, owned by Starwood Hotels and Resorts, on Aug. 20 as the hotel's...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 4:53 AM
Sheila von Wiese-Mack spent the final years of her life trying to repair her tumultuous relationship with her only child.
She sought help from everyone she encountered in Oak Park — teachers, therapists, doctors, attorneys, neighbors, even the...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 2:24 PM
For four generations, members of my family have walked through the doors of the Hawthorne Hotel on Washington Square in Salem, Mass., attending meetings of the Rotary Club or the Chamber of Commerce, stepping downstairs into the basement for teen parties,...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 8:41 AM
Hyatt The Loop Chicago is slated to open in February in a converted vintage office building at 100 W. Monroe, the project’s developer and the hotel operator said Monday.
The 257-room hotel overlooking Chase Plaza will include a French restaurant...
| Aug 17, 2014
The Chicago City Council last month put a temporary moratorium on tearing down single-room-occupancy hotels or converting them to other uses. Some aldermen plan to propose a law that would preserve the supply of very-low-rent housing. Here is one of two...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 3:18 PM
Orlando officials have approved plans for a massive hotel and shopping complex that, if built, would become the most prominent development on the north end of International Drive.
The project, expected to cost between $300 million and $400 million,...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 1:15 PM
A child was found alone in a motel room in Towson Thursday morning around 8:30 a.m.
The child, a 6-year-old male was taken to a hospital to be treated for severe malnutrition and was still in the hospital as of Friday afternoon. It is unknown when the...