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Finnish Chain Builds 'Game Of Thrones'-Themed Hotel Fit For Wildlings

Finnish Chain Builds 'Game Of Thrones'-Themed Hotel Fit For WildlingsA Finnish hotel chain has created a stunning winter retreat that’s perfect for diehard “Game of Thrones” fans ― if they’re brave enough to go ranging that far north, at least.



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China shuts down Marriott website for a week after hotel chain listed Tibet and Hong Kong as countries

China shuts down Marriott website for a week after hotel chain listed Tibet and Hong Kong as countriesChina has shut down Marriott’s local website and mobile phone app after the hotel chain listed Hong Kong and Tibet as countries in an online survey. Despite a series of apologies and a bizarre clarification that it does not support 'separatism' Marriott has become the latest international company to be punished by Beijing for apparently disrespecting China’s sovereignty. In a move which is clearly intended to target bookings of the US hotel giant, authorities in Shanghai on Thursday ordered Marriott to close its website and “conduct a thorough check on all contents”. Visitors to the website currently see a message which says: “We never support any separatist organisation that harms China's sovereignty and territorial integrity. "We apologise profoundly for any behaviour that will cause misunderstanding about the above stance." Marriott sparked anger on the Chinese Internet when it sent out a questionnaire in Chinese which asked members of its customer rewards programme to list their country of residence. The options included Tibet, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. Hong Kong and Macau, which were former British and Portuguese colonies respectively, are ruled as Special Administrative Regions (SAR) by the Beijing central government. A deliveryman walks away from the entrance of a JW Marriott hotel in Beijing Credit: AP China considers Taiwan to be a breakaway province and not a ‘country’, while Tibet is ruled by Beijing as an autonomous region. Marriott incensed Chinese Internet users further when the official Twitter account of Marriott Rewards ‘liked’ a tweet from "Friends of Tibet", an India-based group that supports Tibetan independence and congratulated the hotel chain for listing Tibet as a country. Marriott has been frantically seeking to limit the fall out from the gaffe, amid reports that many Chinese have been cancelling their bookings with the hotel chain.  The company has made three online apologies this week, and president and chief executive Arne Sorenson issued a lengthy apology letter, which described the "like" as "careless". “Marriott International respects and supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of China. Unfortunately, twice this week, we had incidents that suggested the opposite," said Mr Sorenson.  Last year, South Korean companies were hit heavily by Chinese economic retaliation over Seoul’s deployment of a US missile shield system. Additional reporting by Christine Wei



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Mother Is Suspect in Family's Apparent Triple Murder-Suicide at Beach Hotel, Police Say

Mother Is Suspect in Family's Apparent Triple Murder-Suicide at Beach Hotel, Police SayThe apparent murder-suicide happened at an upscale beachfront resort in Texas



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Staff Interacted Several Times With Vegas Mass Shooter, Hotel Says

Staff Interacted Several Times With Vegas Mass Shooter, Hotel SaysThe staff at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas either interacted with mass shooter Stephen Paddock or entered his room at least 10 times before the night he killed 58 people at a music festival from his suite, a hotel representative has reportedly revealed.



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Houston Police Arrest 'Drunk' Man With Stash Of Weapons In Hotel Room

Houston Police Arrest 'Drunk' Man With Stash Of Weapons In Hotel RoomHouston police arrested an intoxicated man with a cache of weapons in his hotel room early Sunday, according to local media reports.



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Luann de Lesseps Entered Incorrect Hotel Room with a Man Before Arrest, Police Say

Luann de Lesseps Entered Incorrect Hotel Room with a Man Before Arrest, Police SayLuann de Lesseps‘ arrest on Saturday night came after she was discovered trespassing in a hotel room with an unidentified male who was once her ex, according to a police report



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Video shows fatal police shooting of unarmed father in an Arizona hotel

Video shows fatal police shooting of unarmed father in an Arizona hotelShocking police body camera footage was released just hours after the police officer who fatally shot Daniel Shaver was found not guilty of second degree murder. The video showed Shaver sobbing with his hands up, begging for his life in his final moments.



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Father Begs Not to Be Shot Moments Before He Was Gunned Down by Cop in Hotel Hallway

Father Begs Not to Be Shot Moments Before He Was Gunned Down by Cop in Hotel HallwayThe video was released after the officer was found not guilty.



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Trump Hotel Owner Pays Trumps to Leave

Trump Hotel Owner Pays Trumps to LeaveAndrea Bernstein talks with Rachel Maddow about the problems the Trump family has had with the Trump SoHo Hotel and today's news that the owner has paid the Trump's to exit the contract early, as the Trump name is seen as damaging to business.



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Former Bodyguard Says Russian Offered To Send Women To Trump's Moscow Hotel Room: Report

Former Bodyguard Says Russian Offered To Send Women To Trump's Moscow Hotel Room: ReportThe existence of the famed Russian “pee tape” may remain shrouded in mystery, but a former bodyguard for President Donald Trump reportedly has confirmed Trump was given the opportunity to host five women in his Moscow hotel room in 2013.



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