Mission Point Debuts Largest Renovation Ever on Mackinac Island

Mission Point Debuts Largest Renovation Ever on Mackinac Island

WHY IT RATES: The property’s sweeping renovations represent the largest offseason renovations ever attempted on Mackinac Island in such a concentrated timeframe.—Mia Taylor, TravelPulse Senior Writer. Mission Point is set to reveal 133 newly refreshed guest accommodations April 26, when it reopens…

Intrepid to Become Climate Positive by 2020

Intrepid to Become Climate Positive by 2020

WHY IT RATES: Long an environmental leader in the travel industry, Intrepid is taking its efforts even further by transitioning from just being a carbon-neutral tour operator that offsets its carbon emissions to a company that actually creates an environmental benefit by…

Wynn Resorts Boasts Highest-Scoring Hotel Company in World

Wynn Resorts Boasts Highest-Scoring Hotel Company in World

WHY IT RATES: Luxury brands are ever evolving, and it appears that Wynn Resorts continues to bring excellence to their properties through high-quality design and amenities and top-notch staff. —Alex Temblador, TravelPulse Associate Writer Wynn Resorts announces that it has earned the…

Marriott likely secured commission rate cut in Expedia deal

Marriott likely secured commission rate cut in Expedia deal

Since news broke that Marriott International and Expedia Group had inked a new multiyear contract and “reached mutually beneficial economic terms” last week, speculation about the contract’s commission rate has run rampant.  Robert Cole, senior research analyst for lodging and leisure travel…

Resorts consider attractions beyond skiing

Resorts consider attractions beyond skiing

WHISTLER, British Columbia — On a recent Friday afternoon, a snowstorm had set in on Whistler Blackcomb ski resort, leaving the upper portion of both mountains obscured in a thickening fog. But the less than ideal visibility hadn’t deterred Peggy and Edwin Espejo…

Hilton Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Hilton Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Hilton will celebrate its 100th anniversary on May 31 and the company, which calls itself “the first global hospitality company,” marked the occasion with an event in New York where it looked to the past, present and future of the brand. Today,…

Preferred Hotels & Resorts Welcomes 25 New Member Hotels

Preferred Hotels & Resorts Welcomes 25 New Member Hotels

WHY IT RATES: The more than two dozen new additions deliver authentic, one-of-a-kind experiences around the world.—Mia Taylor, TravelPulse Senior Writer. Preferred Hotels & Resorts – the world’s largest independent hotel brand representing more than 750 distinctive hotels, resorts, and residences across…

San Luis Obispo a hot destination for spring break

San Luis Obispo a hot destination for spring break

American Express Travel has identified top trending spring break destinations based on booking data and year-over-year growth, and San Luis Obispo, Calif., is leading the way. The mid-coast California city has seen 66% growth year over year, American Express Travel said. Surrounded…