The Evolution of the Hotel Lobby

The flat screen TV, when it became widely available around the turn of the millennium, was a godsend to hotel owners and guests. It took away the need for bulky furniture at the foot of the bed, allowing sleek sets to go right on the wall. This effectively made rooms larger, not to mention the giant leap forward in terms of aesthetics.

Read More

The Race That's Stopping a Nation: What Real Estate and Horse Racing Have in Common

For many, the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival means beautiful weather, the thrill of the track, and a modest wager or two. For others—namely the trainers, owners and big gamblers—it’s serious business. Tens of millions of dollars are at stake—not to mention the glory and prestige of marquee events like the Melbourne Cup and the Cox Plate. It may be a pleasant afternoon for the casual spectator, but for anyone with a lot of coins in their pocket, fortunes are won and lost in the pounding of hooves.

Read More

The Surprising Truth about Haunted Hotels

Sudden changes in temperature. Doors opening and closing. Unexplained cigar smoke. Singing, crying, laughing. The occasional floating apparition.

Read More