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The luxury hotel Lutecia Palace in Paris launched a blog recently which bears the same name as the author: The Discreet. He is an imaginary character who shares the best secret spots on the left bank of the Seine for hotel guests to discover.
Why it matters
This is a good way to discover the real Paris, far from the main tourist attractions. The type of suggestions are catered to the tastes of the customer base that stays at the hotel.
Could you make more use of social media platforms to propose new ways to discover a city?
Travellers at France’s Charles de Gaulle Airport can relax in style thanks to IKEA’s new VIP lounge that houses over 220-square meters of family-friendly space. The IKEA Lounge is a free experience where visitors can wait for their flight while reading or watching TV from a comfortable sofa. Tired travellers can even hop into an IKEA bed located in one of the 9 bedrooms of the space for a short nap. Meanwhile, children can enjoy themselves in a secure area where qualified instructors will entertain them for the duration of their stay.
The Swedish furniture giant has installed this well-designed and comfortable area to alleviate stress and nervousness due to holiday travel, further showing its commitment of improving the everyday life of its consumers.
People staying at either the 34 Holiday Inn, the Holiday Inn Express or Crowne Plaza hotels in Spain and Portugal will get pedometers along with their keys when they check in. The hotel company has decided to encourage their guests to enjoy a healthier stay and walk 8km per day (10.000 steps) to improve their general health and wellbeing.