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Inside Tottenham Hotspur's training ground hotel being used for the first time by Brazil's World Cup squad

Inside Tottenham Hotspur's training ground hotel being used for the first time by Brazil's World Cup squad

Sports
Brazil's World Cup team are using The Lodge at Spurs' training ground Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Tottenham are set to make a mint from this brand new hotel located on their training ground in Enfield, north London. Situated on the site of Myddelton Farm, Spurs say The Lodge is a high quality private accommodation and treatment facilities for players and teams. According to tottenhamhotspur.com, the rooms are designed to maximise sleep, using 'ultra-comfortable mattresses to lighting that automatically changes temperature depending on the time of day.' The Lodge’s basement is dedicated to 'Wellness and Recovery', and includes a gym, an altitude chamber, massage beds and even a doctor’s surgery. 'Adjoining the gym is ...
The Houstonian Hotel Shared the Recipe for Barbara Bush’s “Famous” Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Houstonian Hotel Shared the Recipe for Barbara Bush’s “Famous” Chocolate Chip Cookies

Health
They're “sweet and firm,” just like the former First Lady. The Houstonian Hotel has been whipping up Barbara Bush’s chocolate chip cookies since 2016.“They’re sweet and firm,” Catherine Rodriguez, head pastry chef at the Houstonian, recently told CultureMap—two adjectives many would use to describe the former First Lady herself.Following Bush's death at the age of 92 last week, the Houstonian has been treating guests to her “famous” chocolate chip cookies in her honor. “We’ve been baking and giving away thousands of Mrs. Bush’s cookies since her passing,” Rodriguez said.The cookie recipe was a favorite of the Bush family matriarch, who reportedly got it from a dear friend. In 1992, she even submitted it to Family Circle’s “presidential bake-off” competition.
First-ever luxury hotel in space announced

First-ever luxury hotel in space announced

Technology
Tourists will soon be able to boldly go where no holidaymakers have gone before thanks to the launch of the first-ever luxury hotel in space.Announced during the Space 2.0 summit in San Jose, California, on Thursday, the ambitious Aurora Station project plans to allow six people - including two crew members - the opportunity to enjoy first-class accommodation above Earth as part of a 12-day odyssey among the stars.The once-in-a-lifetime experience will allow guests to experience the exhilaration of zero gravity and gaze upon stunning views of the planet below without the fear of getting lost in space, with the added perk of being able to witness an average of 16 sunrises and sunsets a day.Also on the agenda is the chance to take part in research experiments such as growing food in orbit an...
Gunmen attack Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel

Gunmen attack Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel

World
A luxury Kabul hotel is under siege as gunmen and suicide attackers entered the building, killing and taking guests hostage.Afghan special forces have launched an operation to end the assault on the five star Kabul Intercontinental Hotel, which is popular with foreigners, interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish said.The attack began at about 9pm local time when the men entered the hotel through the kitchen.Four gunmen attacked the hotel and exchanged fire with security forces as residents and staff fled.One attacker was killed by security forces and the other three are still inside the hotel, Nasrat Rahimi, a deputy spokesman for the interior ministry said.Hostages are believed to have been taken and suicide bombers are thought to be among the group.One witness, who did not want to be nam...
Hotel booking sites probed by consumer watchdog

Hotel booking sites probed by consumer watchdog

Business
Hotel booking sites are to be probed by the UK's competition watchdog to see if consumers are being misled by them.The Competition and Markets Authority is concerned that rather than helping consumers, the sites might actually be making it more difficult for them.The CMA said it was "concerned about the clarity, accuracy and presentation of information on sites".The investigation will examine areas such as hidden charges, search results, and discount claims.Leading booking sites include Expedia and Booking.com. In a statement, booking site Trivago, which is majority owned by Expedia, said: "Trivago will work with the CMA to explain the benefits it delivers to consumers looking for their ideal hotel."Booking.com said it would not be commenting at this time.According to the CMA, about 70% of...