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Hotels

(Relaxnews) - You've heard of bed and breakfasts, but have you ever stayed in a "bud and breakfast"?

Luxe

(Relaxnews) - In a bid to become the industry leader in wearable technology, Starwood Hotels & Resorts has unveiled new details on its SPG app for Google Glass, which will allow loyalty members to search for hotels using voice commands, book their room and get real-time, GPS-enabled directions.

Art, Shows & Exhibitions

(Relaxnews) - Polish artist Paweł Althamer will give away sections of his latest artwork to the public during a one-day-only pop-up exhibition as part of his first US museum show, which wraps up later this month.

Destinations

(Relaxnews) - TripAdvisor has snatched claims to being the most popular mobile travel app after having reached its 100 millionth download.

Luxe

(Relaxnews) - Brash and trend setting British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson is the latest hotelier to set his sights on the luxury market in South Africa with plans to add a new hotel and vineyard to his collection of properties.

Destinations

(AFP) - One of the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex specimens ever found moved into its new home in Washington on Tuesday.

Art, Shows & Exhibitions

(AFP) - London's Tate Modern will on Thursday open a blockbuster exhibition celebrating the cut-out works of French artist Henri Matisse, which made even Picasso jealous.

Destinations

(AFP) - Tourist arrivals in Greece increased by 15.5 percent in 2013, the state statistics agency said Monday, a year when the country stabilised its shaky economy and avoided a messy exit from the euro.

Interiors & Design

(Relaxnews) - The French designer and a collective of other artists have launched TOG, a project aimed at making customizable 3D-printable furniture more accessible to the masses.

Hotels

(Relaxnews) - Hotel guests have given top marks to the Marriott chain for its loyalty program, which was ranked the top in overall customer satisfaction.