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Awkward Hotel Services

by Hilary on April 11, 2012

Ever call the front desk for extra towels and a personal BFF shows up? AskMen shows us an Awkward Hotel Services video where you may be surprised at who shows up at your door when you’re expecting those extra towels. Trust us, it’s sufficiently… awkward. And funny.

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Bizarre Foods Host Andrew Zimmern

Bizarre Foods Host Andrew Zimmern

Andrew Zimmern is a chef, food writer, the host and producer of Travel Channel’s hit series, Bizarre Foods. Andrew, a recipient of the prestigious James Beard Award, has traveled the world, and understands the importance of a hotel and its amenities.

Andrew browsed around Oyster and chose his favorite kid-friendly hotels exclusively for us. Find out which hotels he loves and why.

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Located in Chicago’s River North, The Trump International Hotel and Tower’s Rebar features innovative cocktails and wonderful views of the Chicago River. The menu includes interesting spins on some old classics as well as unique seasonal cocktails

Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago

Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago

Drink #1: The Punch Bowl

The Punch Bowl, Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago

The Punch Bowl, Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago

The Punch Bowl is a fruity, summer cocktail served with a spiffy straw with a spoon on the bottom to help guests scoop out bits of apple, orange, and strawberries.  It’s a great selection, for those who like fruity.
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New York’s Most Stylish Hotels

by Hilary on November 22, 2011

These hotels are the most fashionable, stylish, trendy, and the all-around best Vogue-esque vibe you can get.

Trump SoHo

Donald Trump’s first hotel in downtown New York has the attention to detail and hands-on service you’d expect from a Trump property, but the slightly hipper vibe and great SoHo location cater to a younger set. The exclusive, celebrity-filled Kastel bar, pricey Quattro restaurant, luxurious spa, and seasonally open pool are the hotel’s main features.

Trump SoHo

Trump SoHo

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Foto Friday: Caption This

by Hilary on November 18, 2011

Here is our attempt: Who needs a diving board when you’ve got a mountain to jump off of?

Pool at the Capella Pedregal

Pool at the Capella Pedregal, Los Cabos, Mexico

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Oyster’s got its ski suit and earmuffs on — we’re ready for ski season. We have been working tirelessly scoping out all the best ski destinations for you to hit the slopes in style. These hotels are the best of the best, whether it’s value, luxury, kid-friendly, or location, you will have a sleigh ride to remember. Check it out!

Vancouver, Canada

Find Out: The Best Boutique Hotels in Vancouver

Loden Hotel Vancouver, Canada

Loden Hotel, Vancouver, Canada

In a bustling coastal metropolis that uniquely offers views of both the mountains and the sea, a boutique hotel is just what you need to come home to in Vancouver. These small, intimate properties make you feel relaxed; whether you decide to stay on the women’s-only floor at The Georgian Court Hotel or indulge in the subtle earth tones, floor-to-ceiling windows, and decadent marble bathrooms at the Loden Hotel.
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We’re just as excited about the approaching ski season as you are, which is why we have tons of new destinations where you can find out where to sleep at the slopes. Below, you’ll find Hotel Jerome in Aspen, the conveniently located property with a stunning, grand lobby, and lovely well-landscaped courtyard. Check it out!

Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colorado

Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colorado


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The Blackstone Hotel’s Mercat a la Planxa is frequented by hotel guests and locals alike. With a superb location on the Lake, the tapas-style restaurant features delectable Spanish fare and an innovative cocktail menu. The beautiful restaurant in The Blackstone, a Renaissance Hotel, is a true gem in the Windy City. Here are some of our favorite dishes prepared by chef de cuisine Cory Morris.

Confit fall vegatables

Confit Fall Vegatables

Confit fall vegatables

The vegetarian confit dish consists of a medley of fall vegetables and fruits including lima beans, crisp apples, and squash served warm and perfectly seasoned with fresh herbs. The dish offers a hearty option for vegetarians and displays fall produce at its best.
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Oyster Named Website of the Week

by Hilary on November 11, 2011

Oyster has been named Website of the Week by Daily Mail and we couldn’t be happier. Our strengths and (minor) weaknesses are exposed loud and clear, and we must say we’re blushing. The strengths of our brand are unique and something we take tremendous pride in. Please, check out the article and let us know what you think!

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