Category Archives: Florida travel

Orlando "Direct Connect" Hotels From Hotelmine

Nearby Magic Kingdom

Orlando is undoubtedly one of the top tourist destinations in the world.

The city enjoys the vibrancy brought about by a wealth of theme parks, sightseeing opportunities, cultural attractions, and dining and nightlife spots.

Here are just a few of the many hotels in and around Orlando that you will find at Hotelmine.  Don’t forget when you decided to book your guest room you will be dealing directly with the hotel and not an online travel agency.

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Orlando Hotels

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Hilton Orlando takes hospitality honors

Hilton Orlando

The Hilton Orlando has kicked off the New Year in grand fashion, receiving two highly decorated hospitality industry honors. The Connie Award and the Satisfaction and Loyalty Tracking (SALT) award come from Hilton Worldwide and are a testament to the property’s exceptional dedication to customer service.

The “Connie” Award, named after Conrad Hilton, founder of Hilton Hotels Corporation, is awarded to “the best of the best” hotels within each brand in the Hilton family of brands. The second of the Hilton Worldwide honors, the SALT award, is selected exclusively by Hilton guests and recognizes the “best of the best” in overall service.

The Hilton Orlando is rated as a AAA Four Diamond hotel and currently is one of the top hotels in Orlando at  Hotelmine.

Miami and Miami Beach "Direct Connect" Hotels From Hotelmine

South Beach

Roll sunshine, white sand, sizzling nightlife, and endless activities into one thriving beachside city and you’ve got Miami.

Miami attracts visitors looking for warm weather, inviting water, soft sand beaches, and sizzling nightlife. But beyond just the beach, Miami manages to be just the ticket for an impressive variety of travelers.

Here are just a few of the many hotels in Miami and Miami Beach that you will find at Hotelmine.  Don’t forget when you decided to book your guest room you will be dealing directly with the hotel and not an online travel agency.

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Miami and Miami Beach Hotels

Teens Deaths In Florida Hotel Appear To Be Accidental

Five teenagers were found dead in a Florida motel room on Monday, apparently killed by carbon monoxide poisoning.

The five teens had reportedly gathered for a birthday party at the Hotel Presidente. The deaths are believed to be accidental.

According to reports, a Kia Optima used by the group was found running in a garage located underneath the room, perhaps left on to preserve the battery after a jump start. A door was slightly open and high levels of carbon monoxide were found inside.

The teens had gathered to celebrate the 19th birthday of Juchen Martial, one of the victims. Also dead are Evans Charles, 19, Jonas Antenor, 18, Peterson Nazon, 17, and Jean Pierre Ferdinand, 16.

Florida hotels scramble as BP spill comes ashore

More clumps of oil washed up on Florida’s Pensacola Beach overnight, and local officials said hotels and restaurants aren’t getting reservation phone calls as the BP Plc spill hits the state’s tourism industry.

About 400 people are working to clean up tar balls that have come ashore, triple the number from yesterday, and an additional 100 are being trained, BP spokeswoman Lucia Bustamante said today at a press briefing in Escambia County in northwest Florida. A large sheen of oil with thick patches of “tar mats” was about 1 mile to 7 miles off the shore from Pensacola Beach, county officials said.

Florida officials and tourism industry executives are juggling two missions, working to protect the shore from oil spreading from the April 20 spill in the Gulf of Mexico while assuring tourists that the state’s 825 miles (1,327 kilometers) of beaches remained safe so far. Hotels relaxed cancellation policies for wary guests while updating photos on websites to show beaches that remained pristine.

While more and larger tar balls were washing ashore today in some places, including Perdido Key to the west of Pensacola, state and local officials haven’t closed beaches and most oil is being cleaned up within hours.