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Ikea and Marriott Team Up on Cheap European Hotels

Last year Ikea announced its intention to open a chain of economy hotels in western Europe; now comes news that the Swedish furniture merchant will be assisted in this venture, called Moxy, by Marriott International.

Are Online Travel Deal Sites Ripping You Off?

Travel sites like Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity and Priceline say they'll get you the best deals -- but are we being played? A new lawsuit alleges they not only don't offer the best prices, but actually conspire with hotel chains to fix prices and prevent competitors from offering cheaper rooms.

Shhh: 10 Make-or-Break Trade Secrets

Every company promises a better product -- a better burger, a better search engine, a better hotel room. For these companies, their secret for a superior product is worth millions -- or even billions.

Travel Maze: Hungry Nights in Luxury Hotels

If you fly into many major U.S. cities late, don't count on getting room service at your high-end hotel -- or even finding a decent meal nearby: Late-night dining options are frequently off the table, even if you're staying at the best hotel in town.

At Luxury Hotels, the Recovery Is in Full Swing

A year ago, high end hotels were suffering from both the recession and a stigma against frivolous spending. But today, bookings have rebounded, the industry is hiring again, and wage hikes are expected.