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The Paramount (with the word hotel conspicuously absent from its name) would be more than a place to sleep. And no surprise given Schrager’s background in defining the quintessential New York night life during the late ’70s and early ’80s with both Studio 54 and the Palladium. The Paramount, as his mind’s eye saw it, would offer the best of services by bringing in some of the acknowledged...

Post date: Monday, September 8, 2014 - 11:09

IKEA moves into new budget-hotel chain

The furniture emporium will have a go at the lodging business in Canada, with plans to expand to the U.S.

Since 1985, IKEA’s expansion in the U.S. has been slow but splashy. The Swedish furniture retailer only has six stores, but they are meccas for young people in search of style and value. Now, as demographics and economics change, IKEA...

Post date: Monday, September 8, 2014 - 11:08

One of the major benefits of laptop computers is that users can maintain contact with E-mail and other data services while traveling. To this end, most laptops are equipped with internal modems that add no bulk and little weight to the package.

This high-tech equipment, however, can be laid low by a very low-tech problem: how to connect the modem to the phone system in the absence of...

Post date: Monday, September 8, 2014 - 11:06

It’s worth remembering that Mickey and his crew are children of the Depression and will seem out of place and under-dressed in Euro Disneyland’s hotel area, an environment decorated with the hyper-sophisticated ironies of Post-Modern design. What distinguishes some of these hotels is their gawking obeisance to the monied world of Newport, New York City of the 1920s, and the beaches of Rio,...

Post date: Monday, September 8, 2014 - 11:03

Apalachicola Is the center of a relatively hard-to-reach coastal region in the eastern Panhandle which is, ironically, prime for vacationing because little has been done for tourists. What has been, on tawdry St. shores on its western and northern sides which ebb into blue waters. Families vacation in a string of little towns whose short and curving streets slow such traffic as eddies toward...

Post date: Monday, September 8, 2014 - 10:58

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