Hotels have found one way to save money (beyond charging $10 for bottles of water): Tracking devices have been rolled out in three US hotels that actually keep tabs on hotel linens, from dressing gowns to pillowcases. So those 300-count Egyptian cotton sheets you’ve been resting on? They could be fitted with a microchip to help managers keep on top of inventory—and of course, deter sticky-fingered guests.
We have two upgraded hotel deals for you this week. Affinia Hotels recently launched its For the Love of the Game package in New York City for $216 a night. The deal, intended for sports fans everywhere, includes an upgraded accommodation to a one-bedroom suite, a $10 Metrocard, a $10 Modell’s gift card, late check out, and either a six-pack of beer or a bottle of wine. The package is valid for stays through the end of the year at one of five New York locations; to book or for more information, see this link.
The four-star Signature at MGM Grand in Las Vegas is also offering a suite deal (pun intended): Sunday through Thursday, the nightly room rate for a junior suite is just $79 ($99 on Fridays and Saturdays), while the rate for a 950-square-foot one-bedroom suite is $99 during the week and $149 on weekends. A two-night minimum stay is required, with the addition of a $20 daily resort fee, which includes access to the gym, wi-fi, and bottled water. See this link to book (travel must be booked by April 22).
And finally: We get asked this question a lot and have never had much advice other than to search widely, look for package deals, and follow your instincts. But CNN Money has put together a terrific guide on how to save on airfares in the age of travel-Web-site confusion. Worth a read.
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