‘Anti-Trump hotel’ opens in Washington DC

Eaton DC offers platform for campaigners as world’s first ‘activist’ hotel. Clever marketing or genuine attempt to broker change?

20 of the best new UK hotels and hostels for 2018

From rustic hostels to chic city-centre boltholes, we pick the best newly opened hotels and hostels around the UK, plus several that are set to start welcoming guests this year

Italy on a budget: live la dolce vita at affordable restaurants, hotels and spas

Italy is a nation that loves a bargain, so follow the locals’ example and explore great-value food options, low-cost hotels and cheap – or free – beaches and spas

Brazilian Mama: boutique hotel chain Mama Shelter opens in Rio

Mama Shelter, a budget boutique hotel brand set up by the co-founder of Club Med, has plumped the cushions at a new design-focused property in Rio de Janeiro