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Here are a few tips from our travel experts on how to travel smart and relatively stress-free over the holidays.   Planning Tips   Begin planning as early as possible   If it all possible, start planning your trip well in advance. The earlier you book, the cheaper the tickets are. Plus, if you wait until the last minute, you might not get a flight out at all.     Shop around   Often times, you can get a better...
best boutique hotels
At Magnolia hotels, we offer some of the best boutique hotels located in the center of major cities across the U.S. Whether you’re looking for a place to book a romantic evening with your spouse or a business retreat with your colleagues, our hotels are designed to host any and...
How to Pack Light
If you love the idea of traveling to some place new, but hate the thought of dragging around tons of luggage, we get it. Traveling with heavy bags is a nuisance. However, we have good news for all you heavy packers: you can always pack lighter. Here are some tips from the staff at Magnolia Hotels on how to pack light for a week-long vacation. Pack a few days ahead of time Most people tend to pack right before they...
Hotel Meeting Room
When you go to book a hotel meeting room, it’s important that certain amenities are included. A room with a few chairs around a table is a start, but in order to wow your attendees and create the most productive environment, there are a few more things you’ll want to...
First Business Trip
Preparing for your first business trip can be both exciting and nerve-racking. While it may seem overwhelming at first, you can rest assured that these tips will help you plan like a pro. Pack Light If possible, try to pack light. You don’t want to be dragging around a huge suitcase for a 2- or 3-day trip. Carefully plan what you want to wear each day and stick to the company’s dress code. Don’t forget to pack comfortable shoes in...
Date Night Ideas
Traveling to a new city is a fun way to reconnect with those you love. The excitement of discovering new things propels us to a place of curiosity to know more about the world. When you’re away from home, it’s a great time to get out of your comfort zone...
Fourth of July Events
There are so many fun and free events happening around the country. Celebrate Independence Day with a family vacation to one of these popular destinations. Luckily, there’s a Magnolia Hotel nearby, so you can rest and recharge in between activities. Plan a stay near one of these Fourth of July Events. Event: Cape Myrtle Festival & Parade Date: July 4 Location: Downtown Dallas Every Summer, hundreds of beautiful cape myrtles pop up in full bloom along the historic streets of...
Top Houston Restaurants
There’s something about traveling that brings out your inner foodie. Sampling the local cuisine is a fun activity that everyone can enjoy, whether it’s a romantic date night out or a family dinner with the kids. In Downton Houston, it seems like there’s a new local restaurant popping up on...
Omaha's Old Market
Old world charm is all around when you stay at Magnolia Omaha. The hotel building was designed to mimic the Bargello, a palace in Florence, Italy, and was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. Located in the heart of downtown, Omaha’s historic Old Market is not far away. With cobblestone streets and unique shops and boutiques, there’s so much to do and so much to see. Among the tree-lined streets, these popular destinations should be on...
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Planning a visit to a large city can be a difficult task. Deciding where to stay is one of the major decisions travelers must make before booking their trip. Does a hotel in the heart of the city make sense? Or do your travels take you outside of the busy...