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Seriously cool hotels around the world

Forget four walls and a bed. The world’s coolest hotels come in all shapes, sizes and strange locations, from guitar-shaped buildings and suites clinging to cliffs, to underwater rooms and floating resorts. Here are some of the hotels around the world that offer unique experiences way beyond just somewhere to sleep. Due to COVID-19, check individual hotel websites, plus country and region-specific travel restrictions before visiting.

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More than $700K in requested Myrtle Beach accommodation tax funds rejected by City Council | Myrtle Beach News

MYRTLE BEACH — The city of Myrtle Beach received requests from 31 applicants who wanted a share of approximately $5.2 million Myrtle Beach has from its annual accommodation tax — although $716,500 in requested funds by tourism and arts organizations were not granted by the Myrtle Beach City Council.

The council recently allocated 65 percent of the tax funds between those applicants and related tourism needs, with some applicants receiving thousands less than requested.

Nearly 100 percent of the requests made by the city were approved, representing 90.1 percent of the available $5.2 million.

“We always receive more requests for

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17 Beautiful Maldives Resorts to Visit

The Maldives – an Indian Ocean archipelago consisting of more than 1,000 islands – is known for shocking turquoise water, powder white sand and luxurious overwater bungalow hotels. Some Maldives islands are inhabited and used for tourism while many others remain untouched, but each island offers its own slice of paradise. What’s more, many resorts occupy their own private island or atoll, which makes for a remote, relaxing vacation. Although these far-flung islands may be difficult to reach (you’ll likely have to take a connecting flight as well as a boat or seaplane from the airport to your resort), the

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US to keep migrant families in hotels as amid rush for space


CORRECTS CITY TO MISSION FROM MCALLEN – Migrants board a van at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission, Texas, on Palm Sunday, March 28, 2021. U.S. authorities are releasing migrant families at the border without notices to appear in immigration court and sometimes, without any paperwork at all. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)


Migrant families will be held at hotels in the Phoenix area in response to a growing number of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities said Friday, another step in the Biden administration’s rush to set up temporary space for them.

U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema

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