Hey, Homewood Suites, we’ve got your ducks lined up

Our latest company to be outed is Homewood Suites.

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Should I split the difference with a hotel over a destroyed sofa?

Luis Ramirez-de-Arellano has a decision to make, and he needs your help. Last fall, after he checked out of the Homewood Suites Philadelphia on City Avenue, he received a surprise $300 charge on his credit card.
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What’s with the duck?

If you stay at enough Homewood Suites properties, you’ll eventually wonder about the duck.

Images of waterfowl are everywhere: on the signage, on guest directories, even the napkins. I haven’t seen a hotel this branded since I stayed at Disneyworld.
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A sense of place at Homewood Suites Lake Mary

Chain hotels can be depressing places, because when you’ve seen one, you’ve seen ’em all.

It didn’t help that we’d just watched Up in the Air, the George Clooney movie about a business traveler whose home is a seemingly endless series of hotel rooms, when we checked into the Homewood Suites in Lake Mary, Fla., yesterday.
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Florida Homewood Suites adventure begins in Lake Buena Vista

It all started a few weeks ago with a call from Hilton. Would I be interested in writing for a Web site run by Homewood Suites, they wondered.

Homewood Suites? Now there’s a name I don’t hear very often — which is actually a good thing.

I looked through my files. No serious complaints about Homewood Suites. It’s squeaky clean, on a par with Ritz-Carlton and Four Seasons. Not bad for an upscale, all-suite chain with close to 300 properties.
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