Hotel companies have been trying to out-tech each other for years. The latest moves? Designing the hotel room of the future, with many of a traditional room's functions available at the touch of a smartphone. That's what Hilton will begin rolling out by the end of this year, unveiling its "connected room," which allows guests to turn off lights, adjust the heat or air conditioning, and even change television channels with their phone via the Hilton Honors app.
Alexandria is getting more smoked meats, with the entry of the first physical restaurant for food truck operator Smoking Kow BBQ. Smoking Kow owner Dylan Kough has filed an application with the city of Alexandria to open a restaurant at 3250 Duke St., in a standalone building that previously held a variety of quick-service restaurants. Most recently, it was a location of Sinbad Mediterranean Food & Bakery, and it also previously housed Maggio's and Cafe Monti.
The L'Enfant Plaza Hotel will reopen in the summer of 2018 with a Hilton flag and a new name: the Hilton Washington D.C. National Mall. The property, which has been closed for more than four years, will have a whole new look inside when it reopens after a major renovation. The project included work on all of the 15-story hotel's rooms, the lobby, meeting space and common areas, and the rooftop and swimming pool.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".