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HotelTonight's New Concierge Can Make Dinner Reservations, Even Request Extra Pillows

HotelTonight already makes it easy to book budget-friendly last minute hotel rooms, but their new Aces concierge service takes things a step further. Open the app and you get a personal assistant who can recommend local restaurants, sights to see, even request pillows and towels from your hotel desk.


The Best Time To Book A Hotel For Winter Travel In 25 Popular Destinations

If you’re planning a holiday this winter, it’s time to start planning. In their new report, TripAdvisor reveals the best time to book lodging in 25 popular destinations.


A Hotel Safety Checklist For World Travellers From A Former CIA Operative

No matter where you travel, you want your hotel room to be a place you can take a load off and relax. It’s hard to do that, however, if you don’t feel comfortable and safe. This hotel safety checklist from a former CIA operative can help.


Ask A Hotel If They Offer Perks For Booking Directly With Them

Third-party booking sites might yield better deals on hotels, but generally, hotels prefer you to book directly with them. In fact, some hotels even offer perks for you to do just that. Next time you’re looking for lodging, call the hotel directly and ask if they’re offering anything special.


The Best Way To Search For Bedbugs In Your Hotel Room

Bedbugs are a menace, and learning how to search your hotel room for them before you collapse into bed is critical to avoid taking them home with you. This video shows you best way to do just that, and to make sure you get a good night’s rest away from home.


Revealed: The Germiest Surfaces In Hotel Rooms [Infographic]

Ever wondered what germs are lurking around in your fancy hotel? Here are the most bacteria-ridden surfaces in three-star, four-star, and five-star hotel rooms, based on laboratory research.


Review Sceptic Makes It Easy To Spot Fake Hotel Reviews

Fake reviews are everywhere online. If you want to check whether a particular hotel’s reviews are real before you book it, the Review Sceptic tool can help.


The Best Way To Get The Elevator Door To Close Faster

Your elevator arrives at a floor, the doors open, and nobody is there. You hammer on the door close button, but it doesn’t seem to work no matter how many times you press it. There’s a better way to get those doors shut and you on your way.


10 Expert Hotel Hacks For A More Affordable Holiday

As Hotels.com’s regional director for Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, Katherine Cole knows a thing or two about the hotel industry. Travelling on a fortnightly basis to all corners of the globe, she’s stayed at hundreds of hotels and has learned a few tricks along the way. We asked Cole to share her top hotel hacks with Lifehacker readers, from the best time to book your hotel to the hidden costs you need to watch out for.


Nine Quiet Exercises You Can Do In Your Hotel Room Without Any Equipment [Infographic]

Travel can take a toll on you mentally and physically, especially when you skip out on your normal exercise routine. If your hotel doesn’t have a gym, these simple exercises require no equipment, and are quiet enough to do in any hotel room.


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