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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?
Densebrain, a New York based digital agency, has created a new feature for its mobile map apps called NextTrain. NextTrain uses the information that is sourced from fellow subway riders using the app to predict the arrival time of trains.
A London hotel has become the latest to roll out a suite of amenities for women, despite a ruling that declared a similar scheme in Copenhagen as illegal under discrimination laws. The Dukes Hotel will assign some of its rooms ‘Duchess Rooms’, loading them with treats to tempt single female travellers or groups of women. The Duchess rooms will be looked after exclusively by female room attendants, contain extra items such as a makeup mirrors, hair dryers, styling accessories and offer a selection of glossy magazines. The bathroom will have female amenities, while the rooms will be filled with fresh flowers.