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New York (AirGuide - Destination News - Hotel, Resort & Spa North America) May 30, 2010

A sneak peek at tomorrow's eco-chic hotel rooms. The chic, eco-friendly hotel room of the future -- a design that won a U.S. Green Building Council contest -- took shape at the Hospitality Design Expo last week. Las Vegas hospitality executives say that although green hotel rooms cost more to construct, the next generation of travelers will demand sustainable credentials from hotels, making eco-friendliness a serious business concern. May 25, 2010

AKA Resort ThailandOs AKA Resort Hua Hin and AKA Resort Guti Kiri Hua Hin, sister properties 1.2 miles apart on the outskirts of the century-old town of Hua Hin, are offering weekends at the reduced price of THB14,900 ($457) for two. The deal includes two nightsO accommodation in a one-bedroom Deluxe Pool Villa at either location, as well as breakfast. Guests also receive a 90-minute floral bath, unpolished rice body scrub or Thai massage. The package also includes a 12-flavor, homemade ice cream tasting for two. Additional food, drinks and spa treatments are 25 percent off. A complimentary shuttle bus is provided for trips to and from town. AKA Resort Hua Hin and AKA Resort Guti Kiri Hua Hin are located 15 minutes west of Hua Hin. Contemporary architecture and interior design, personal plunge pools and breathtaking views of the Burmese Mountains are the common threads between the boutique properties. For more information, visit www.itsinhuahin.com. May 27, 2010

Disneyland Hotel The Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, Calif., will undergo a renovation that will include building a new pool and water play area, renovating an existing pool, opening a new restaurant and bar, and re-theming of its three guestroom towers. Changes are designed to restore the original, mid-century style of the hotel. The work will open up the courtyard and pool area, allowing guests a clear line of vision and easy access across the property. The new pool area will include an immersive water play area. With a nod to the original park signage, Disneyland will be spelled out in familiar blocks atop a platform supporting two water slides. Reminiscent of the original Monorail station at the Disneyland Hotel, at each slide's entrance will feature a replica Monorail car that guests will glide through as they slide to the water below. For younger guests, the area will include a third two-lane mini slide and a series of small bubble jets. The existing Never Land pool will receive a complete cosmetic makeover but retain its footprint. A new, four-foot-deep pool will be built between the Never Land pool and the water play area. The space also will include two spas. The site of the current Cove pool will become a manicured lawn area for outdoor events. In addition, six new cabanas will be added, each with a flat-screen TV, a refrigerator, a safe, a phone and a ceiling fan. Construction for the new water play area, pool, and food and beverage locations is scheduled to begin in August 2010 and be completed by summer 2011. The remodeled existing pool is slated for completion by summer 2012. The Disneyland Hotel renovation began in August 2009. The remodeled guest rooms feature Disney touches, such as a new headboard with a carved representation of DisneylandOs Sleeping...

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