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Golden Sleeps: New York, Houston and Chicago boast best hotels in US

Golden Sleeps: New York, Houston and Chicago boast best hotels in US 969 US hotels scoop gold in Hotels.com Loved by Guests Awards 2017 New York, Houston and Chicago have the most award-winning hotels in the US chosen by guests Reviews out power star ratings as influence of guest reviews is on the rise US hotels named best for LGBT, business, ski, new and family NEWS PROVIDED BY Hotels.com Apr 03, 2017, 12:35 ET DALLAS, April 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — 969 hotels in the US have been revealed as the country’s ultimate hotel hotspots, according to the Hotels.com ®™ Loved by Guests Awards 2017, where the hotel guests are the real judges. New York, Houston and Chicago topped the list of award-winning cities in the US, but travellers can check into prize-winning properties in more than 608 towns and cities across the country. Travelers visiting the Big Apple had plenty of top rated options, with 15 hotels receiving 4.7 stars or higher. The Mark, Hotel Giraffe, The Library Hotel and Baccarat Hotel and Residences New York all received 4.8 stars, with the Q&A Residential Hotel, The Peninsula and 1 Hotel Central Park coming in with a 4.7 star ratings. Down south, Houston travelers were big fans of the SpringHill Suites, which received 4.9 stars. Other options for travelers are Hotel Granduca, which received 4.8 stars, and the Houstonian Hotel, which received 4.7 stars. Chicago visitors had some of the best options, with The Sono Chicago receiving a perfect 5 star rating. Other highly rated options were the Langham Hotel with 4.9 stars and the Talbott Hotel with 4.8 stars. Top...

Clean the World

According to the World Health Organization, millions of lives could be saved with access to soap and proper hygiene education. In fact, pneumonia and diarrheal disease are two leading causes of death among children ages five and younger.  Every day over 2 million partially-used hotel soap bars are thrown away in the United States. Clean the World aims to save the lives of many by hygienically recycling soap and other related products discarded by hotels. In November 2016, Axel Fischer, General Manager of Q&A Residential Hotel, started a new green initiative by partnering with Clean the World (CTW). While serving as Hotel Manager for The Chatwal Hotel, Axel was first introduced to CTW. “It was a no-brainer when I came onboard at Q&A to partner with a charitable organization such as CTW, especially since I had already worked closely with them at my previous hotel. They’re well organized and exceptionally professional,” said Fischer. During the first four months of the program, Q&A has donated roughly three full totes of discarded soap. At Q&A, we collect the leftover soap bars from departing rooms, package them, and ship them to CTW. Our housekeepers and staff members are aware and excited to participate in this amazing program. “Our guests expect green initiatives and it is in our corporate DNA to be socially responsible and engaged in good causes,” Fischer emphasizes. Q&A hopes to continue working with CTW and other impactful non-profit organizations. Next time you visit Q&A Residential Hotel, located at 70 Pine Street in Lower Manhattan, ask any of our team members why they’re delighted to be part of such an...

Q&A Residential Hotel Rounds Out Offering with New Staff and More Amenities

(New York, NY) January 30, 2017 – Q&A Residential Hotel today announced key staff and amenity additions.  Recently, hospitality veteran Axel Fischer joined the Q&A team as General Manager, and Julianne Lewis joined as Sales Manager. Hotel amenities received a boost as well, with the completion of fitness center, La Palestra, and new menu items at Black Fox Coffee. City Acres, the two-level organic market, is slated to open this spring. “We’re thrilled to have such a seasoned team managing our hotel”, said Steve Brown, CEO and President of parent company Furnished Quarters. “Additionally, we can now offer guests more with their stay, including a huge luxury fitness and wellness center, gourmet coffee bar that offers breakfast and lunch, and soon guests can shop at a gourmet organic market located right in the building.” Axel Fischer joins Q&A Hotel with more than 15 years of experience in the international hospitality industry.  He most recently served as Hotel Manager for The Chatwal, a Luxury Collection Hotel by Starwood. Prior to that, Fischer’s executive level experience included Assistant General Manager at Dream Downtown and General Manager at Manhattan’s Night Theatre District hotel. Julianne Lewis, a seasoned hotelier, whose last role was with Accor Hotels, has now become part of the team as Sales Manager. Previous experience during her 15 years in the industry includes sales management roles at Interstate Hotels & Resorts, the Denihan Hospitality Group, and Gild Hall. La Palestra, the 21,000 square foot state-of-the-art fitness and wellness center has now completed all construction and is fully open.  Guests have access to top-of-the-line fitness equipment not typically found in most...