A not in the city center of Athens central hotel for your business trip

Mar 29

A not in the city center of Athens central hotel for your business trip

When someone plans or goes on vacation to any city and place of the world, the standard things that are being prepared and searched before the trip are the main points of interest of the potential destination, the monuments, the main, full-of-life (shopping) streets, parks, bars and restaurants. When the word “vacation” and “trip” does not appear alone but it is accompanied by the controlling noun “business”, thus constraining the genuine fun and creative anxiety someone experiences when organising his/her holidays, then it’s a whole different conversation. At first, I was thinking that it is not a topic to write about, to be honest, as it is always more joyful and heart-warming to talk about places you adored, new experiences you pursuit and different things you tried. However, it comes to my understanding that choosing a specific area of a city and, even more the right hotel for your business stay can be a very stressful process for the one traveling to the business meeting point. And that happened as I was the one looking for a hotel close to everything, great facilities and rooms and with the appropriate offering services that would help me worry the least about things beyond my work. Thus, I found myself visiting Athens for a very important meeting of mine, and my plan was to stay for five nights, Thursday to Monday, at a central hotel of Athens but not in the center of the city due to the many strikes and protests taking place pretty much every week the last years. It was not my first time to Athens, so I had already visited the rock of Acropolis and the titular museum along with a bunch of other classic monuments of Athens (the temple of the Olympian Zeus, the ancient Agora, the Panathenaic stadium etc) but either way, visiting numerous monuments was not my first priority. Based on the above thinking, I did my research and I decided to stay in one of the Athenian branches of Civitel Hotels, the Civitel Olympic, which is situated on the uprising and rapidly developing area of Maroussi at the northern suburbs of Athens (the group also includes Civitel Attik also located at Maroussi). I saved 15% of the...

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Ohio’s Best Boutique Stays

Dec 11

Ohio’s Best Boutique Stays

Home to some of the most intense football fans around, Ohio is a fun place to visit — especially during football season. Even if you are not an avid sports fan, the Buckeye State offers more than just football. Come see for yourself and book a room in one of these five boutique hotels around Ohio. The Glidden House — Cleveland Even though The Glidden House is actually a historic mansion that offers traditional decor and style, it is not lacking in any of the modern day amenities that might make your stay more comfortable. Each room in this Cleveland hotel comes with a plasma TV with HBO, coffee and tea maker, comfortable beds, granite bathroom countertops, and so much more. Check out the onsite restaurant and bar for meals throughout the day. Staying in a mansion might not be your idea of a traditional hotel experience, but these unconventional accommodations will allow you to experience Cleveland in a unique way. University Hotel Suites — Cleveland Located in the heart of downtown Cleveland, University Hotel Suites is surrounded by numerous attractions, including restaurants, music and sports venues, Case Western Reserve University, and Cleveland State University. The hotel offers shuttle services to all of these locations, so you don’t need to worry about transportation during your stay. With complimentary breakfast each morning, a business and fitness center, onsite restaurant, and meeting facility, University Hotel Suites is a wonderful — as well as affordable — option for anyone. Red Roof Plus — Columbus The city of Columbus, Ohio should be on everyone’s list of places to visit. And when you do, be sure to book a room at Red Roof Plus. This hotel offers all the services anyone might need while traveling. Its central location in the heart of downtown gives you easy access to Nationwide Arena, Columbus Convention Center, The Ohio State University, and Columbus Museum of Art. The Blackwell — Columbus Right in the heart of The Ohio State University campus, The Blackwell is a great option for family members or friends who are visiting students of the University. You’ll definitely feel a sense of campus camaraderie if you choose to stay here; surrounded by classroom buildings, the football stadium, student bars and restaurants, and other...

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The Top Boutique Hotels in California

Dec 08

The Top Boutique Hotels in California

Just about everyone experiences a desire to visit California at some point in their lives. This state’s beautiful beaches and landscapes, top-of-the-line restaurants and bars, and trendy shops and boutiques are just a few reasons to book a trip to Cali. When you do, consider making a reservation at one of these boutique hotels. La Valencia Hotel — La Jolla For some of the best oceanfront views in La Jolla, you’ll want to book a room at La Valencia Hotel. These luxurious accommodations will leave you feeling like royalty. You’ll get your fair share of entertainment without ever leaving, including access to an outdoor pool and bar, European-style bistro, tapas bar, and in-room spa services. Nearby you’ll find La Jolla Cove and La Jolla Village, as well as the renowned San Diego Zoo just ten miles away. The Lodge at Torrey Pines — La Jolla Another La Jolla hotel, The Lodge at Torrey Pines is the epitome of luxury. Each room or suite features a rustic fireplace, minibar, MP3 docking station, large flat-screen TV, and 24-hour room service. If you’re an avid golfer, this is the perfect place for you. The hotel is located on the fairways of the Torrey Pines Golf Course, and all guests are able to reserve tee times of their choosing. For a delectable meal, head to one of the four restaurants located on the hotel grounds. Vagabond Inn & Convention Center — Long Beach If you’re planning a trip to Long Beach for either business or pleasure, Vagabond Inn & Convention Center is an affordable option that appeals to everyone. The rooms are comfortable and offer many amenities, including high-speed internet, TV with HBO access, complimentary breakfast, and an outdoor pool. Within walking distance you’ll find the Convention and Entertainment Center, the Museum of Latin American Art, City Place Shopping Center, and the Aquarium of the Pacific. Mariposa Inn & Suites — Monterey Monterey is a city that attracts tourists from all over the world, so it is no wonder that there are numerous hotels to choose from. Mariposa Inn & Suites is a great hotel option that will allow you to experience Monterey to the fullest. Its well-kept facilities include a business center, concierge desk, outdoor dining on a terrace,...

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Boutique Stays in Blowing Rock, NC

Oct 26

Boutique Stays in Blowing Rock, NC

Blowing Rock, North Carolina is known for its scenic landscapes and rich historical background. Don’t forget your camera, because you’ll be blown away by the beautiful scenery of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Here are some helpful tips on boutique hotels in the area to help make the most of your travel experience. Hillwinds Inn Enjoy a complimentary breakfast at Hillwinds Inn before you head out to enjoy the sights. Free breakfast isn’t all that this hidden gem offers, however. You’ll get the chance to relax with a bubble bath in the suite’s jacuzzi, or hang out in the hotel’s communal lounge area that is equipped with two fireplaces, a library, a large flat-screen TV, and much more. Located in the heart of downtown Blowing Rock, this quaint inn will make your stay in town unforgettable. Ridgeway Inn The very first place in Blowing Rock to provide hotel accommodations, Ridgeway Inn is a historical part of this town. With all the comforts that someone could ask for, you might feel inclined to stay at Ridgeway Inn forever. The surrounding area offers plenty of restaurants, bars, boutique shops, art galleries, and more, so head out on foot or even rent a bicycle for some daytime exploring. The Village Inn In the mood to be pampered hand and foot? The Village Inn is the place for you. With impeccable accommodations and a friendly staff, you’ll feel like royalty during your stay. This inn has been newly renovated to give its traditional style a modern twist. With a variety of rooms, suites, and cottages to choose from, the Village Inn is great for travelers of all kinds. Located just a short walk from the busy Main Street, you’ll find everything you’re looking for. Green Park Inn The Green Park Inn is in a prime location, especially if you want to explore some breathtaking mountain scenery. Right at the gateway to the Blue Ridge Parkway, you’ll be exposed to almost 500 miles of picturesque mountain views if you choose to stay at the Green Park Inn. If you’re interested in other outdoor activities as well, you’ll find that opportunities for golfing, hiking, and skiing are nearby. You might even get the chance to stay in the same room that was once inhabited by the...

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Eloped in Greece!

Oct 25

Eloped in Greece!

It may be the romantic sunset of Santorini, the urban landscape of Athens, the beautiful beaches of Zante or the long history of Crete, whatever it is that draws you towards Greece, it can entice you into doing things you wouldn’t normally expect yourself to do. But then there are times that everything feels right and following your impulse is the best way to go! Greece is the perfect place to act a little crazy, but with a safety-net! What if you simply decide it’s time you took the “plunge” and get married! What if you eloped in Greece? However is this even possible?   To a certain point a wedding is the most complex event you’ll ever have to organise. Guest lists, picking the date and the location, finding and sending invitations, RSVPs, sitting arrangements, wedding theme, food, cake, presents and we haven’t even started on the wedding outfits. But what happens when you elope? Which of these things you’ll want to keep to an impulsive wedding, either on during your stay in Greece or one you decide back home and want to do in Greece? Something most people will agree on is how intertwined all the wedding details are. The day with the location and the outfits, the location with the guests and the arrangements, the theme of the wedding with the invitations and food, etc.That’s why you may need help by the experts of marryme. Contact them to help you organise your perfect small or big impromptu wedding! They can help and arrange licences, locations and even book you a honeymoon.   However you may wish to act even more spontaneously, you can ask your hotel you’re staying or the one you want to stay to help you! Andronis Exclusive is the ultimate couple’s private paradise on Santorini. Arrange to get married on the caldera, with the most breathtaking view you can get, just with a handful of friends, and cherish these moments forever! Stay there in one of the amazing cave pool suites for your honeymoon and start your married life with the best omens.   If you want something more contemporary as a setting of your big day, Civitel Attik in Marousi will happily...

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How to Buy More Than Flights with Your Frequent Flyer Miles

Oct 19

Just like any other type of rewards program, frequent flyer miles are what you make of them. Many people hoard their points in order to purchase flights, and we’re big proponents of that. After all, getting to fly more often means getting to travel more often, and that means opening yourself up to all the unique experiences and lessons that travel affords. But redeeming miles for flights isn’t the only way to take advantage of frequent flyer rewards programs. Regardless of whether you fly every week or once a year, here are some surprising ways to get the most out of those points beyond the sky. The Lowdown on Frequent Flyer Miles Also called airline miles or travel points, frequent flyer miles are earned by participating in loyalty programs offered by airlines or credit card companies (which may or may not limit participants to earning points on a specific airline). When it comes to airline loyalty programs, miles can be earned by flying or making purchases at certain stores or restaurants specified by the airline. For credit card programs, miles are earned by making purchases with the participating credit card. These miles can then be redeemed toward flights or commercial goods. Ready to put those miles to good use? Here’s a run-down of the wide array of options available to points holders. Book a hotel or rent a car. This can be a good option for people who have earned a ton of miles and can’t redeem them for the flights they want. While miles might not be worth quite as much as if you redeemed them for a flight, applying them toward hotels or car rentals can be a great way to plan a vacation without letting points go to waste. Join the club. Some airlines allow travelers to apply miles to an annual club membership. Members enjoy access to airport lounges that typically offer complimentary snacks, beverages, and Wi-Fi in a quiet setting away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the airport. While your miles may have more value when applied directly to flights, no one can deny the allure of a comfortable chair and some peace and quiet. Buy a gift voucher or gift card. These can be exchanged for goods or services at a specific...

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