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  • 2 Fla. Marriott hotels change hands for $35.5 million

    AH&LA SmartBrief
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:59 am
    The Fort Lauderdale Marriott North and the Renaissance Boca Raton Hotel in Florida have been sold for $18.05 million and $17. -More- 
  • Marriott Expands Its Beacon LocalPerks Program to More Hotels

    Hotel News
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:26 am
    Marriott has the chance to position itself at the front of the hospitality tech wars if it can deliver on the promise of beacon technology. It should start by getting rid of the disjointed app experience and not require an extra download.
  • Check-Out Folio: The Deal Hunting Continues Through Monday

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    juliana
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:35 pm
    It's our weekly wrap-up, Check-Out Folio where we round up the best (Credits in folio-speak) and worst (Charges) hotel news of the week. Got a scoop? Or just want to share a recent hotel story? Tell us all about it! CREDITS · THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO 2014 BLACK FRIDAY AND CYBER MONDAY HOTEL DEALS · PRETTY OVERWATER BUNGALOWS IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA · A FIRST LOOK AT FOUR SEASONS TRINITY SQUARE LONDON ALSO: St. Regis bottles their Bloody Mary Cocktail. CHARGES · THE HEARTBREAKING FATE OF ONE OF SYRIA'S HISTORIC HOTELS · GAS BLAST AT HYATT REGENCY LONDON · AN ANTI-VIEW AT…
  • Life is short. Go places

    Marriott on the Move
    Marriott on the Move
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:12 pm
    This is a story about the Gonce family, who live in Oak Grove, Mississippi. They are discoverers. Daughters, Lauren and Leslie started out on a trip to Chicago to visit The American Girl store. Their mom and dad, Chris and Leslie, took some detours along the way. This is how...
  • Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic 50th celebration!

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    22 Nov 2014 | 2:02 am
    BY KATHY HANSBERRY — An annual basketball traditional tipped off on Friday, Nov. 14, at the Stan Sheriff Center at the University of Hawai‘i-Mānoa campus for the milestone 50th Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic tournament.  The UH Rainbow Warrior basketball team … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
 
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  • Marriott Expands Its Beacon LocalPerks Program to More Hotels

    28 Nov 2014 | 8:26 am
    Marriott has the chance to position itself at the front of the hospitality tech wars if it can deliver on the promise of beacon technology. It should start by getting rid of the disjointed app experience and not require an extra download.
  • Fairfield by Marriott to Open in San Salvador, El Salvador in 2016

    28 Nov 2014 | 4:12 am
    Marriott International announced plans today to open a 130 room Fairfield by Marriott in El Salvador. Located adjacent to the upscale La Gran Via shopping mall and in close proximity to large corporations such as Xerox, Citibank, the World Bank, Bayers and Siemens, the hotel will serve as an excellent lodging option for the frequent business travelers.
  • Positive End-of-autumn Results for Milan and Prague Hoteliers for October 2014

    27 Nov 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Both Milan and Prague achieved impressive year-on-year surges in gross operating profit per available room by 37.5% and 22.6% respectively, according to the latest data from HotStats. In the month of October, Milan hotels managed to increase average room rate by 16.2% but at the expense of occupancy, which surged only by 0.9 percentage points, resulting in a rooms revenue per available room rise of 17.4%.
  • KSL Capital Partners, LLC Acquires U.K.'s Village Urban Resorts

    27 Nov 2014 | 11:28 am
    De Vere Group and KSL Capital Partners, LLC , announced that an affiliate of KSL has acquired Village Urban Resorts from De Vere Group. KSL, headquartered in Denver, Colorado with an office in London, is a U.S. private equity firm dedicated to investing in travel and leisure businesses.
  • Up close with Value Place CEO Bruce Haase | hotelmanagement.net

    27 Nov 2014 | 7:23 am
    After 12 years at Choice Hotels International, leading the company's global operating functions, Bruce Haase is taking his game from Silver Spring, Md., to Wichita, Kan. He joined Value Place as its CEO in April, looking to lead the economy extended-stay brand into a new frontier of development, operations and distribution.
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  • Check-Out Folio: The Deal Hunting Continues Through Monday

    juliana
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:35 pm
    It's our weekly wrap-up, Check-Out Folio where we round up the best (Credits in folio-speak) and worst (Charges) hotel news of the week. Got a scoop? Or just want to share a recent hotel story? Tell us all about it! CREDITS · THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO 2014 BLACK FRIDAY AND CYBER MONDAY HOTEL DEALS · PRETTY OVERWATER BUNGALOWS IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA · A FIRST LOOK AT FOUR SEASONS TRINITY SQUARE LONDON ALSO: St. Regis bottles their Bloody Mary Cocktail. CHARGES · THE HEARTBREAKING FATE OF ONE OF SYRIA'S HISTORIC HOTELS · GAS BLAST AT HYATT REGENCY LONDON · AN ANTI-VIEW AT…
  • Orlando: Where to Find 'Hidden' Mickey Mouse Ears at The Four Seasons Orlando

    juliana
    28 Nov 2014 | 11:03 am
    When the Four Seasons Orlando at Disney World opened last August, we found all sorts of non-Disney reasons to get excited by the new hotel, such as the adults-only pool, the neighboring wildlife sanctuary, the Tom Fazio-designed golf course, the 18 spa treatment rooms as well as the luxe decor and attentive service that we've come to expect from Four Seasons hotels.Now, we understand that all these reasons may not appeal to the extreme Disney fanatics out there. Indeed, because the resort is not technically owned by Disney, there aren't many Mickey touches at all. The only place where you…
  • Chicago: Sneak Peek at The Freehand Chicago, Opening This Spring

    juliana
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:29 am
    The Virgin Chicago won't be the new, hip hotel in Chicago for very long after it opens in January. A little over a year ago, we were stoked to find out that a second outpost of the Freehand Hotel/Hostel concept would be opening in Chicago's trendy River North neighborhood. Today, we've got a sneak peek at the rooms inside the Freehand Chicago as well as a functioning website.The Freehand Chicago will open in the old Tokyo Hotel at 19 East Ohio Street. Once NY-based Roman & Williams Buildings & Interiors finish up transforming the building, which was originally built in 1927, the hostel will…
  • Beverly Hills: Rooms with an Anti-View: Coming Soon to the Beverly Hills Hotel?

    DesignMinder
    28 Nov 2014 | 6:48 am
    The sign of anti-views to come? On a recent stroll down Sunset Boulevard we couldn't help but notice some work going on across the street from The Beverly Hills Hotel. Sitting on one of the most in-your-face positions on Sunset and a major commuter route between LA and the Valley, is this less than lovely, walled mini-mansion that may become a permanent view from many of the hotel's guest rooms.
  • Amsterdam, Bangkok: Hotel Pulitzer Amsterdam Is Leaving Starwood's Luxury Collection, What Will It Become?

    JasonD
    28 Nov 2014 | 6:02 am
    Just after we learned that Starwood’s footprint in London will be shrinking with The Lanesborough joining Oetker Collection early next year, here is the news that the same is happening an hour’s flight away in Amsterdam: Hotel Pulitzer, currently part of the group’s Luxury Collection, will depart on April 1, 2015. That raises a few interesting questions given the limitations of the city’s hotel market (practically zero room for new development in its historic centre), recent arrivals and a few upcoming projects (Andaz, Conservatorium, Waldorf Astoria, Hoxton, and Hyatt),…
 
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    Marriott on the Move

  • Life is short. Go places

    Marriott on the Move
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:12 pm
    This is a story about the Gonce family, who live in Oak Grove, Mississippi. They are discoverers. Daughters, Lauren and Leslie started out on a trip to Chicago to visit The American Girl store. Their mom and dad, Chris and Leslie, took some detours along the way. This is how...
  • The Lizard and the Boy

    Marriott on the Move
    16 Nov 2014 | 10:28 am
    If you’ve ever loved something special, you know how upsetting it can be to have it lost. Over the years, our youngest guests have left behind (or lost) toys, books, balls, you name it… But not until recently has someone lost a lizard. I received a letter from the Marco...
  • Staking Our Reputation on Customer Service

    Marriott on the Move
    9 Nov 2014 | 7:43 am
    When my father started his business in 1927, he had one original goal: “good food and good service at a fair price.” He staked his reputation on superior customer service. Not much has changed today. Our dedication to the customer is apparent in everything we do… right down to the...
  • Healthy Employees = Healthy Company

    Marriott on the Move
    2 Nov 2014 | 10:41 am
    My father believed from the day he and my mother opened their first Hot Shoppe in 1927 that you must put your employees first. He treated every employee as an extended family member including making sure they had proper medical care. This was revolutionary. Our country hadn’t established child labor...
  • From Comic Books to Content Studios

    Marriott on the Move
    26 Oct 2014 | 6:29 am
    1967 comic book featuring instructions on how to make a jello mold. It all began in the late 1960’s when we published comic books for customers to read in our Hot Shoppes restaurants. We had celebrity articles on personalities like Sally Field, who was starring in “The Flying Nun.” You...
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    Saturday Briefing

  • Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic 50th celebration!

    admin
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:02 am
    BY KATHY HANSBERRY — An annual basketball traditional tipped off on Friday, Nov. 14, at the Stan Sheriff Center at the University of Hawai‘i-Mānoa campus for the milestone 50th Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic tournament.  The UH Rainbow Warrior basketball team … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Final 2014 O Ke Kai Series

    admin
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:01 am
    BY LUANA MAITLAND — The Friends of Hokulea and Hawaiiloa arrived at the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort on Saturday, Nov. 15, to Celebrate Hawaii’s Great Voyaging Canoes. This quarterly event has grown to include video coverage of Hokulea and Hikianalia … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Castaway Island featured on Weekend Today

    admin
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:01 am
    BY DONNA PARKIN — On Saturday, Nov. 29, images of Castaway Island will be beamed to an Australia-wide audience on the National Nine Network’s breakfast news program Weekend Today. Working in partnership with Fiji Airways, six LIVE crosses during the … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Two new faces at Outrigger

    admin
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:01 am
    BY BARRY WALLACE AND DARREN EDMONSTONE — We join Human Resources in welcoming two new faces to our ‘ohana: Jill Kawakami as manager, project services, and Biu Waqaniburotu as human resources manager for Castaway Island, Fiji (FCI). Jill reports to … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Outrigger Marketing Inc. Quarterly Maika‘i Awards

    admin
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:01 am
    BY KELLY SMALLWOOD — The Global Contact Center, Outrigger Marketing Inc. (OMI), recently honored top Retail and Wholesale department performers at our Quarterly Maika‘i Awards luncheon. For each month of the quarter, the top performer for each department is identified … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
 
 
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  • For the Fallen – We Will Remember Them

    Phil Hollows
    11 Nov 2014 | 4:15 am
    They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. From “For the Fallen” by Robert Laurence Binyon For the benefit of my mostly US audience, in the UK and many other countries we buy paper poppies around the 11th to commemorate those who served and those who fell during the World Wars. The poppies specifically memorialize the killing fields in France and Belgium during WWI where the “lions led by donkeys” on both sides killed each other in…
  • Resolved: Overnight click-through issues

    Phil Hollows
    2 Nov 2014 | 4:57 am
    Although feeds were being served and email sent OK, some publishers experienced click-through issues overnight; the problem has now been resolved. We’re sorry for any inconvenience. Any subscribers seeing an error message now need to simply refresh the page. Today, job 1 is to update our monitors to better detect this kind of issue, which unfortunately went undetected by our automated system health tracking.        Related StoriesFeeds, Clicks and DNS ProblemsSome Metrics May Be Missing TemporarilyFalse Alarms and Click Through Issues Aug 1 
  • The One Easy Gmail Tip for Tracking and Testing

    Phil Hollows
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:48 am
    We recently sponsored the slightly-awkwardly-named-but-totally-worthwhile Type-A Parent Conference in Atlanta, and so naturally the topic of email came up (surprise!), especially in relation to testing email forms with different email accounts. It can be a real pain to create yet another email address for your site, and so we all have only a few addresses to go around. Right? Wrong! If you have a gmail account – and who doesn’t? – you effectively have an infinite number of email addresses. And I was surprised how few of the experienced bloggers and content marketers I met…
  • Feeds, Clicks and DNS Problems

    Phil Hollows
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:32 am
    If you or your subscribers have been frustrated trying to get to a FeedBlitz feed (or click through to a link in a FeedBlitz feed) in the last 24 hours or so, the reason is because some third party DNS servers have been returning the wrong results for feeds.feedblitz.com. The net effect is that although FeedBlitz is up and your feeds are being served, some subscribers are being sent to the wrong servers, and getting errors as a result. Update: We’ve routed traffic from the “wrong” server to one of the “right” ones, so even folks affected by this should now get…
  • Today I Learned: How to Enable Flash Developers

    Phil Hollows
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:39 am
    Not having Flash development experience in-house, we were puzzled recently when we received a support request from a Flash guy wondering why a file we’d never heard of (crossdomain.xml) was giving a 404 file not found error when he requested it. Because it wasn’t there, obviously. Thankfully, the developer in question was kind enough to throw us a link about why that file was needed for Flash, and a few minutes later we had everything we needed to know. Thanks, Chad! So if you’re a Flash developer, crossdomain.xml is now available on our servers to permit you to use…
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  • An Open Letter to Jeff Bezos – CEO of Amazon

    Madigan Pratt
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:19 am
    Dear Mr. Bezos, Congratulations on Amazon’s impending move into the online travel business. It’s exciting that Amazon is a great admirer of high-end, independent hotels and resorts and values the uniqueness of this segment.  I wish you great success with your initial launch in four U.S. cities We hope that your expansion into the Caribbean comes soon. Here are five properties that should be at the top of your consideration set. Each fits your criteria, is independent and carries a four-star TripAdvisor rating or higher. Three sport a coveted five-star rating. All, like Amazon, have…
  • Helping Hotels Scare Up More Boo!-kings

    Madigan Pratt
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:21 pm
    MP&A Digital & Advertising recently carved up some Halloween fun for its hospitality clients.  The result, a howling good time and “spook-tacular” photo and video content to share across social media and beyond. MP&As luxury Caribbean resorts who benefited from a pumpkin carving party were Jamaica Inn in Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Nisbet Plantation Beach Club in Nevis, West Indies; The Somerset on Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos: Bolongo Bay Beach Resort in St. Thomas, USVI;  Rosalie Bay Resort in Dominica. Local client Two Rivers Country Club at Governor’s Land in…
  • The Case for Hotel Videos

    Madigan Pratt
    8 Oct 2014 | 7:27 am
    Do you know any hoteliers that have been putting off creating professionally produced videos for their small luxury hotel? I’ll bet you do and the reason is most likely that they are just too expensive. Really? This is perhaps the most common reason a company, including hotels, will use when it doesn’t want to purchase something. Sure, it will cost money, but what are the benefits? How much revenue will videos produce? What will be your return on investment? It’s not about how much something costs, but how ROI a hotel can expect. The problem is no video production company…
  • What in Hell is the U.S.P.? And Why Do You Need One? Redux

    Madigan Pratt
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:06 am
    Every so often it’s a good idea to step back and review the real definition of the U.S.P.  While the Unique Selling Proposition is one of the most basic and important components of a hotel’s marketing program it is also one of the least understood. Consultants and advertising agencies are developing varying definitions of the U.S.P., some of which are quite far from the original. So, following is an updated article on the subject and several new examples of hotels that have developed and benefitted from having a strong U.S.P.’s. Enjoy, Madigan “Today, the U.S.P. is…
  • The Most Effective Yet Underutilized Hotel Marketing Discipline

    Madigan Pratt
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:40 am
    Public relations, online advertising, websites, SEO, sales, social media and email are all common forms of marketing used by small luxury hotels today. They are assembled in various mixes to form a hotel’s marketing and communications plan. These plans get the word out and hopefully generate the revenue that management and owners budgeted. Sometimes they do and sometimes they don’t. Over the course of the past few years far too many have proven they don’t. So why are so many small luxury hotels missing the mark when hotel chains, casinos and even cruise lines are meeting goals? You…
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  • Booking.com’s work for Marriott is a sneak peak into the future

    markus.busch@hotelmarketing.com
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:10 pm
    The Priceline Group acquired Buuteeq and Hotel Ninjas earlier this year as the company seeks to become a tech provider for hotels, and its little-noticed work for the websites of Marriott International’s brands is a harbinger of what’s going to happen next.
  • Expedia taps growing Hong Kong mobile market

    markus.busch@hotelmarketing.com
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:09 pm
    Expedia is leveraging the exponential growth in mobile bookings with a new tablet app, even as it urges hotels and airlines to make available suitable inventory for the channel. The new Expedia tablet app offers a streamlined search function and federated search, allowing users to view hotel and flight prices simultaneously.
  • The open booking prophecy will be fulfilled by 2020

    markus.busch@hotelmarketing.com
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:08 pm
    How rapidly will open booking - the ability to manage travel while letting employees book where they prefer - spread, and which segments of the market will it penetrate first? PhoCusWright predicts that open booking will gain momentum particularly in the moderately managed and lightly managed segments.
  • Skyscanner boosting its white label business

    markus.busch@hotelmarketing.com
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:07 pm
    As more and more flight-shopping sessions now start directly in branded apps like Expedia and Priceline, companies like Skyscanner need to build up the brand and capture as much app-use share as possible in the future.
  • LateRooms.com unveils conference hotel finder tool

    markus.busch@hotelmarketing.com
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:06 pm
    LateRooms.com is moving into the conference arena with a tool that sources accommodation for meetings. The Conference Hotel Finder tool generates a list of suggested accommodation, specific to the details of the event, that can be emailed to attendees, so they get access to the best value on their accommodation.
 
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  • November Nile Geese

    GJE
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:59 am
    Not many people know The Hague has canals. Not so many as Amsterdam off course, but we have some an you can cruise the canals. However our bridges are lower than the average Amsterdam bridges, so the best tours are with small uncovered little canal boats. Good weather gives a better experience. Yesterday I was tested as a volunteer skipper for one of the companies offering trips, De Willemsvaart. I believe the boss was satisfied with my maneuverability. So it is possible you have me as your captain when you book a tour in 2015. They close down for the winter next week. While maneuvering the…
  • Slovakian Flying Car Aeromobil 3.0 Unveiled

    GJE
    10 Nov 2014 | 2:25 am
    Slovakian Flying Car Aeromobil 3.0 Unveiled I Came across this video of the Aeromobil 3.0 which speaks for itself. The Aeromobil 3.0 is the flying car’s second or third version. It was recently unveiled in Vienna at the inventors show. From the site Aeromobil : Transforms in seconds from an automobile to an airplane. Gives you freedom to move. AeroMobil is a flying car that perfectly makes use of existing infrastructure created for automobiles and planes, and opens doors to real door-to-door travel. As a car it fits into any standard parking space, uses regular gasoline, and can be…
  • Opening Suite Novotel The Hague

    GJE
    6 Nov 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Opening Suite Novotel The Hague Today the Alderman of The Hague, Karsten Klein, jointly with the COO of Accor Benelux, Caro van Eekelen opened the new Suite Novotel (118 rooms) in The Hague. Time permitting you will see me reviewing this interesting hotel. Opening Suite Novotel The Hague is a post from: Happy Hotelier. Would you like to subscribe to my newsfeed, or my weekly newsletter? Last update: Thursday, November 6, 2014Opening Suite Novotel The Hague is a post from: Happy Hotelier. Would you like to subscribe to my newsfeed, or my weekly newsletter?
  • Happy Halloween

    GJE
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:17 pm
    Found this street artist in Madrid during a recent visit. Happy Halloween to all Happy Halloween is a post from: Happy Hotelier. Would you like to subscribe to my newsfeed, or my weekly newsletter? Last update: Tuesday, November 4, 2014Happy Halloween is a post from: Happy Hotelier. Would you like to subscribe to my newsfeed, or my weekly newsletter?
  • CaixaForum Madrid

    GJE
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:54 am
    Caixa Forum Recently I was in Madrid. I visited the CaixaForum Museum of modern art: An old power station renovated by the Swiss architects Herzog and De Meuron in 200-2001, shortly after they renovated the Tate London, also a decommissioned power station. I could crop a selfie from the first photo. What’s a bit annoying is that the CaixaForum Madrid doesn’t have its own web presence. It is part of the big Caixa Foundation. Caixa is a large Spanish bank. You can find a bit on the Foundations Website, but it’s not much. This is what the architects say about the impressive…
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    Smith Travel Blog

  • Meet Mr & Mrs Smith’s anonymous hotel reviewers: #14 Oli Beale

    Kate Weir
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:47 am
    His was the Virgin complaint letter heard around the world: when ad man Oli Beale penned his distaste for Richard Branson’s in-flight cuisine, his ire earned him internet glory. Smith saw potential in this part-time karaoke critic, creative who worked on the Kaiser Chiefs’ album launch (with fellow anonymous hotel reviewer Ricky Wilson) and frustrated commuter, so we secured his unflinching eye and mightier-than-the-sword penmanship for boutique hotel reviews. Since then, he’s inhaled canisters of oxygen from the minibar at The Standard, East Village (while wearing a…
  • From Lisbon to Porto: a gourmet cheat sheet

    Madevi Dailly
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Prepare to put some time in on the treadmill: you’ll need legs of steel and a ravenous appetite to tackle Portugal‘s finest foodie cities. Perched on picturesque – if treacherously steep – hills above glistening rivers, our boutique hotels in Lisbon and Porto are within easy reach of tumbling houses, cobblestoned lanes and azulejo-tiled churches. A quick two-and-a-half-hour train journey separate the two cities, making a twin-centre getaway a tantalising prospect. You’ll need more than a long weekend to stray from the obligatory (custard) tarts-and-port action, but if…
  • Smyth, New York: hotel of the week

    Amelia Mularz
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:09 am
    New York is starting to get nippy, so the unveiling of Smyth hotel’s recently revamped digs couldn’t have been better-timed. What’s more enticing than settling down with an artisanal cocktail by the toasty fire in this luxury stay’s new-this-month Evening Bar? Its farm-to-fork restaurant, Little Park, is new, and equally compelling, too. Style Mad Men modern Setting Tailored triangle below Canal Why this week? In the spirit of Thanksgiving next week, we’re thankful for the Evening Bar’s expertly shaken Manhattans and Smyth’s suave new…
  • Smith Hotel Awards 2014

    Rachel Juarez-Carr
    13 Nov 2014 | 9:06 am
    Our second annual Smith Hotel Awards took place last week, celebrating the very best boutique hotels in the world from throughout our global collection. We gathered more than 20,000 of your votes, our expert panel of judges carefully deliberated… and then we partied with more than 700 fabulous friends at South London’s Bankside Vaults. We debuted our Christmas film, too! First up, massive congratulations to every magnificent winner, all announced from the stage by our original Mr and Mrs Smith, co-founders James and Tamara Lohan. Check out each award’s winner and runners-up on…
  • Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius: hotel of the week

    Editorial
    7 Nov 2014 | 6:04 am
    As the nights draw longer and the winter approaches, we’re dreaming of white sand beaches, translucent lagoons and secluded coves. In short, we’re craving sunny Mauritian serenity, and our friend Maurice knows all about that… Constance Le Prince Maurice hotel, that is. Style Thatch and gliz Setting Chic-en-Flacq headland Why this week? November is already upon us: Christmas is on its way. So as we embark on the season of stodgy festive feasts, treat yourself to an Indian Ocean escape that’ll serve as the world’s most delightful post-Xmas rehab – the hotel offers the…
 
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  • Prediction 2015: Chinese investment wave will create many opportunities in the US

    Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®
    11 Nov 2014 | 3:23 pm
    11 November 2014 Click here for the latest articles on Chinese Investment or here on EB-5 Financing. As the Chinese economy continues to become more important globally, we are seeing a shift in Asian investment in the United States, particularly in California. Chinese investors will become even more active and influential over the next 10 years, and will continue adapting to Western business practices while retaining a critical sensitivity to their Chinese roots and the demographics of the Chinese population in the United States. The ineluctable demographics China’s demographics are…
  • ADA Lawyer: FedEx sued for failures regarding the hearing and speech impaired

    Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®
    7 Nov 2014 | 1:50 pm
    07 November 2014 Click here for the latest articles on ADA ADA Lawyer: FedEx sued for failure to provide effective auxiliary aids and services for hearing and speech impaired employees and job applicants by Marty Orlick | ADA Compliance & Defense Lawyer Effective communication with blind, low vision, deaf, hard-of-hearing, speech impaired and cognitively challenged employees, potential employees, customers and guests is one of the fundamental tenets of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”). For nearly 25 years, the ADA has been the most sweeping civil rights…
  • Using condo hotels for financing new hotel development: Traditional condo hotel structures as “non-securities”

    Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®
    4 Nov 2014 | 5:06 pm
    05 November 2014 Click here for the latest articles on Condo Hotels High end hotel development in 2015 Almost every developer of a high end or luxury hotel in 2015 will at least consider using the condo hotel approach as a financing technique for new development, conversion or adaptive reuse projects. Anyone evaluating a condo hotel structure needs to know, that with recent changes in the law, there are now two different approaches available: (1) Non-Security Approach — This is the traditional approach used for almost every condo hotel offering for the last 50 years. It requires that…
  • Hotel Finance Lawyer: “Meet the Money® TV” features hotel industry leaders

    Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®
    4 Nov 2014 | 1:06 pm
    04 November 2014 Click here for the latest articles on Meet the Money® and here for Hotel Finance   Hotel finance experts and industry leaders coming to your screen on “Meet the Money® TV” The hotel finance lawyers in JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® are pleased to announce the launch of Meet the Money® TV, featuring some of the hospitality industry leaders who attended Meet the Money®,  the national hotel finance and investment conference that takes place every May in Los Angeles. On the Meet the Money® TV, you can: See what our experts had to say about the…
  • Condo Hotel Lawyer: Condominium Hotels are hot! What is a Condo Hotel?

    Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®
    1 Nov 2014 | 7:20 pm
    01 November 2014 Click here for the latest articles on Condo Hotels What is a Condominium Hotel (or Condo Hotel)? Definition of a real estate legacy by Jim Butler, Bob Braun and Guy Maisnik Condo Hotel Lawyers A rebirth of the condo hotel phenomenon Condominium hotels (or “condo hotels” as they are commonly called) are back in the news again. It seems like every high-end or luxury hotel development is at least considering using the condo hotel approach. The renewed interest is fueled by recovery of residential real estate markets, high construction costs for high end hotel rooms,…
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    National Real Estate Investor

  • 10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (November 26, 2014)

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:50 am
    Some of the biggest CMBS originators in the U.S., including Deutsche Bank AG , Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs Group Inc., are ramping up in Europe. This year’s winner in the alternative investment space is—wait for it—real estate. Construction is underway on the $1.6 billion, 175-acre Wade Park mixed-use development in Frisco, Texas. These are among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate sector. Content Classification:  Curated read more
  • Are Big Stores Making Forever 21 Falter?

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:46 am
    The chain is the fifth largest specialty retailer in the nation, and recent speculation about the poor performance of its bigger stores has the industry buzzing about the competitive pressures facing Forever 21, and how they might affect its future real estate strategy. read more
  • The Truth Shall Set Us Free: Appraisers Serve a Vital Role in U.S. Economy

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:21 am
    Real estate appraisers play a critical role in protecting that transparency and defending against corruption by providing unbiased, high quality and independent property valuations, regardless of the conclusions the clients hope to see. read more
  • Driving Up Value in Urban Retail Settings Still a Tough Development Proposition

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Ask most retail real estate investors about their ideal set-up and they’ll tell you they want a class-A property featuring credit tenants, signed to long-term leases with rental accretion, in a high-barrier-to-entry market with strong demographics. read more
  • 10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (November 25 2014)

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:09 am
    Signature Office REIT has agreed to merge into Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT creating an office and industrial REIT focused on business essential properties with a capitalization of $3 billion. Over 50 broker/dealers have agreed to resume selling products distributed by RCS Capital. Hudson’s Bay has taken out a loan against the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship that values the department store at nearly $4 billion. These are among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate sector. Content Classification:  Curated read more
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  • Facebook Local, a Game Changer? or One More Nail in the Coffin?

    Chef Forfeng
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:31 am
    Several days ago Facebook announced a roll out of a new product, Facebook Places, https://www.facebook.com/places. They are touting it a combo of the much hyped but never really rolled out Graph Search, Facebook local search and a bunch of other elements creating a mish mash that as of yet hasn’t really found a direction. Whether it does or not remains to be seen. Why is this important for innkeepers (who are still using Facebook) to know? First and foremost is in the search options, hotels and restaurants are front and center as options for search. If your Bed & Breakfast…
  • Innkeepers, have you checked your GPS listings lately?

    Chef Forfeng
    1 Nov 2014 | 9:41 am
    While more and more marketing people (rightly) are talking about the importance of having a mobile presence for your business, little focus is being taken on people actually finding you while driving to your inn.  Similar to a post I wrote a few years ago, Why it pays to sleep around for Bed and Breakfast owners, which focuses on the little things guests may notice at a B&B and may not mention to an innkeeper because they forgot, or it was minor irritation, being able to find your inn accurately can be extremely annoying when a guest is on route to you. Having heard from several…
  • Taking Travel and Related Surveys with a Grain of Salt

    Chef Forfeng
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:03 pm
    I’ve recently (and not so recently) seen quite a few reports from marketing companies touting “mobile accounts for 40% of all travel reservations” and “Facebook ads account for 30% of wedding sales” etc. without giving providence of where this information was coming from, and more importantly, what demographic are they actually soliciting these surveys from. This actually refers to pretty much any report that references “X” number of people surveyed, and doesn’t actually provide a source of where those surveyed came from. I would exclude sources such as Tripadvisor,…
  • Pros and Cons of Social Media for Innkeepers-Twitter

    Chef Forfeng
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:34 am
    This is the third in a series covering social media pros and cons for innkeepers, following will be Linkedin, Google+, Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram. Please check out the first one in the series: Pros and Cons of Social Media for Innkeepers-Blogs and the second, Pros and Cons of Social Media for Innkeepers-Youtube. Twitter https://twitter.com Can be personal or business, or a combination of both. You can have multiple accounts on twitter but you need separate email addresses to administrate each one. You can admin multiple accounts through Hootsuite and Tweetdeck. Accounts have…
  • Pros and Cons of Social Media for Innkeepers-Youtube

    Chef Forfeng
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:37 pm
    This is the second in a series covering social media pros and cons for innkeepers, following will be Twitter, Linkedin, Google+, Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram. Please check out the first one in the series: Pros and Cons of Social Media for Innkeepers-Blogs Photo credit Dreamstime  Youtube https://www.youtube.com (a Google product) -Youtube Pages have subscribers and individual videos on the page/account have “likes”. -If you’ve claimed your Google+ Business Page, your Youtube channel can be connected as a tab on your G+ profile Pros of Youtube -SEO (Search Engine Optimization)…
 
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  • London boutique hotels roundup – November 2014.

    Chris Glithero
    28 Nov 2014 | 2:02 am
    As Christmas shoppers from around the UK and beyond descend on Oxford Street and Regent Street in their millions, London’s boutique hotels are bracing themselves for a bumper Christmas. Here we take a look at what’s going on at the capital’s boutique hotels and look ahead to some upcoming properties. The Telegraph published a useful article in mid-November entitled ‘Christmas Shopping in London: The Best Hotels’. A number of boutique hotels were featured in the piece, including the Portobello Hotel in Notting Hill, Marylebone’s Dorset Square Hotel, The Shoreditch Rooms and One…
  • Dear Santa…6 of the best Christmas gifts from London hotels.

    Elizabeth Hands
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:05 am
    We all want to choose special Christmas gifts for our nearest and dearest. But thinking of new present ideas every year can be tricky. If however you’re going to treat yourself to a Christmas shopping break in London this year, then it couldn’t be simpler. You don’t even have to leave your hotel to get your Christmas shopping sorted. Here’s our pick of the best gifts you can pick up where you’re staying: For little ones We love the special edition bears The Ritz brings out every year. Check rates at The Ritz This Christmas, Fritz toffee bear is dressed in a festive red jumper with…
  • Spoilt for room choice at Thistle London Euston.

    Laura
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:59 am
    Hotels love to offer you lots of options during your stay. Continental or full English for breakfast, Standard or Executive room, early check-in or late check-out. But one thing that’s always out of your control is the exact room you’re landed with. Everyone’s had that nightmare room next to the elevator with especially loud announcements, or with a window looking out onto a picturesque brick wall. If you walk to your hotel room with trepidation every time you stay in a hotel, Thistle just might have the answer to your problem. They’re using their Euston hotel to…
  • Top 3 London hotels for last-minute Thanksgiving festivities.

    Laura
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:12 am
    Thanksgiving is just a few days away but don’t panic if you’ve found yourself in London without plans. Perhaps your original plans have fallen through or you weren’t expecting to be in London for the holiday. Whatever’s happened, there’s still time to book a drink, a meal and even an overnight stay at one of London’s top hotels. Even if you’re not American, why not experience how they do it on the other side of the pond? The Ritz If you really want to do Thanksgiving in style, The Ritz has it all in their Thanksgiving celebration. Check rates at The…
  • “Hotel Sharia”? Getting to the truth.

    Chris Glithero
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:22 am
    One of the biggest stories in the world of London hotels this past week has been the announcement that the Bermondsey Square Hotel will no longer be serving alcohol in its GB Bar & Grill. The news follows the hotel’s take over by an unspecified new owner, who it has been said is a Middle Eastern investor. Since the story broke there have been all sorts of rumours emerging across the mainstream media and hotel industry news portals alike, but most of these seem more geared towards selling a story than telling the truth. To set the record straight, here we present both the rumours and the…
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    Nick's Travel Blog

  • 10 Fun Ideas when Visiting Las Vegas

    Nick
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:06 am
    Las Vegas isn’t renowned for being a family destination, but there are plenty of attractions, events and activities you can do and visit to keep everyone entertained. The older I get, the more I’ve explored off the strip and outside of the casino, and what I’ve found are some great “hidden gems” of Vegas that are a fun break from blackjack and nightclubs, which can be a nice break, especially if you’re staying a while. Here are 10 fun ideas for your next stay in Vegas that you may not have considered previously:1. Lake MeadWith over 1.5 million acres of park to…
  • Skiing in Bulgaria: Lev Like A King

    Nick
    16 Nov 2013 | 2:54 pm
    This is a guest post from a writer who reached to me named Martin Nolan. While I reject 99% of those request to write a post on my blog, Martin had some firsthand experience, a great journalistic style, credibility, and some great pictures to boot. Martin is a an avid ski enthusiast and a backpacker. You can read more of his views and opinions on his travel blog.Now, I am not a wealthy man and if you combine that with the fact that I live nowhere near a mountain and the weather in my country is mild at worst- then you get a situation where I have to regularly dip into my pockets to get my…
  • Two Week Honeymoon in Belize

    Nick
    3 Aug 2013 | 5:38 pm
    It’s been a while since I posted, but fear not – I’m back! My life has underwent some major changes recently, most notably getting married to the love of my life. We decided to celebrate the occasion by taking two weeks off to visit a new country – after some deliberation, we chose Belize, and put together a two week itinerary you’ll see here. For those thinking of honeymooning in Belize, perhaps this post will help steer you in one direction or another, and maybe help you put together your travel plans and where you want to stay as well…Why Belize?After…
  • Lazy Days in Tenerife

    Nick
    27 Jan 2013 | 9:55 am
    Ah, Tenerife. Land of year-round sunshine, bubbly beach resorts and those wild and woolly mountains. It’s a pretty diverse holiday hotspot but that’s just one of the many things that makes this island so special.Package holidays to Tenerife come in many different shapes and sizes. Many visitors choose to come and spend long lazy days on the beach or by the pool, topping up their tan and whiling away the hours with a book in one hand and something fizzy and refreshing in the other. But the appeal of this popular Canary Island goes way beyond the beach.Just think. You could be searching for…
  • DoubleTree by Hilton – Branding & Loyalty Through Cookies

    Nick
    23 Jan 2013 | 2:08 pm
    I’m pretty loyal to the Hilton family of hotels whenever I travel, primarily because (1) I want to accumulate the points/status within one chain (2) they have a very consistent experience no matter where I travel, which means no surprises and consistently good service. DoubleTree has to be my favorite brand within the Hilton family, and I think a large part of that is due to the cookies. As crazy as that sounds, I love the cookies both from the perspective as a guest and as a marketer. It’s a great detail and really nice perk. It’s also just a really memorable thing to do,…
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  • How Airlines and Hotels Can Do Cross Promotions Over Social Media

    Are Morch
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:39 am
    How Airlines and Hotels Can Do Cross Promotions Over Social Media This post comes from Adagold Aviation, who have been blogging and using social media as a way of attracting new clients for several years now. They’re also not shy to hook up with other travel brands to multiply impact through cross promotions. Cross-promotion over social media is one of the most recommended marketing techniques for companies in the travel industry. Airlines and hotels can work together to cross-promote and offer bundle deals. Studies have shown that cross-promotional deals can help business partners expand…
  • Part Butler, Part Machine, All RoboButler

    Are Morch
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:21 am
    Part Butler, Part Machine, All RoboButler Robots is nothing new, but now Starwood has rolled of two robots “Botlrs” for the Cupertino Aloft Hotel. The “Botlrs” is named A.L.O. A.L.O is programmed to deliver amenities to Hotel Guests. When a guest request a toothbrush or extra towels, hotel employees simply load up the robot with the requested items, dial in the room number, and the Botlr handles the rest. Once it arrives, the guest can enter a rating on its touchscreen or tweet a “tip,” using the hashtag #MeetBotlr. A.L.O Botlr is live and running! Come by Aloft…
  • Branding Promotional Products with Your Hotels Name

    Are Morch
    14 Nov 2014 | 3:49 am
    Promotional Products Brand Your Hotel Name Hotel owners have a big advantage when it comes to marketing and sales. Hotel names always attract attention. To take full advantage of this, it’s important to create a detailed plan for promotion. This should include products that have “staying power.” These products include a wide range of items like mugs, totes, key card holders, umbrellas, lanyards, luggage tags, water bottles, lap blankets and the ever popular key chains. The @hrhchicago will lend you a guitar to play….for free. Check out other amazing (and free!) hotel…
 
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  • Exquisite places to visit while vacationing in European continent

    Alex Demetrius
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:46 pm
    A European vacation excites each and every traveler. There is hardly any traveler who have gone through the spectacular breath taking sights of the continent of Europe in the travel guides or on the internet and have not wished to visit Europe. Planning a European vacation can get a bit tough if you do not know which places you should visit while traveling to Europe. Nevertheless the enriching internet portals are always there to serve the ones in need of accurate information about every possible thing in greater details. It is indeed a confusing part when it comes to decide which places to…
  • Some weird and unusual London Museums

    Alex Demetrius
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:33 pm
    London museums are popular throughout the world. Those who visit London make sure to pay a visit to the museums even if it for once. It gets also very much easier as London is extremely expensive and people travelling over here always look for some ways of curtailing their travel expense. There are various free museums to visit and this is what drives them crazy. Although all the major travel attractions tend to witness flocks of travelers all round the year but the London museums get to welcome guests like no one else. Owing to its open to all and free access, everyone looks forward to…
  • Real Food Market Event in London

    Alex Demetrius
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Going out on vacations is always an interesting thing to do especially when you intend to visit a place which is fascinating enough to make your trip the most memorable one. It is amazing to go out on vacations but the expense sheet tends to make one have double mind about the desires. Hence, it is always better to always opt for cheap vacation idea by which you can easily have a great vacation without having to worry much about your spending. If you wish to travel to the city which is steeped in historical heritage, cultural exquisiteness, high on entertainment quotient then London is the…
  • New Year’s Eve in London

    Alex Demetrius
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:11 pm
    New Year is the perfect time which must get celebrated in the lavish way possible provided you choose to spend it in that way. The amazing celebration of the year which is going to end soon and the onset of a fresh new year tend to be as magical as possible. When the celebration is so enormous then it is always important to spend it in a way which is lavish as well as fascinating enough to make you feel positive about the upcoming year. If the current year was magical enough to land you in the city of dreams, then you need to hope for the best so that the coming year also does well to your…
  • Bon Fire Night Celebrations

    Alex Demetrius
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    The Bon Fire event is immensely popular in the country of England and it gets celebrated with great pomp and grandeur over here. This event is generally held every year on November 5. This event is organized for commemorating the failure of the Gunpowder plot in the year 1605. Everything in England has got an historical aspect. Every celebration has a unique traditional value which is being maintained since ages. When holidaying in England the best thing which you would be coming across to is definitely the idea of exploring all sorts of festivals which are held in England. If you religiously…
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    ReviewPro

  • Systems for Success: How a Hawaii Hotel Ensures Excellence

    Josiah Mackenzie
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:35 am
    Recently, we reviewed the story of The Modern Honolulu – a luxury boutique hotel that led a dramatic turnaround through repositioning. But after the initial changes were made, how has this property been able to consistently offer superior service? Systems. Maybe that word strikes you as boring. Rote. Mechanical. Removing the “human” element of personality that defines true hospitality for many of us. But well-designed systems and processes don’t turn staff into robots. Rather, great systems simply set a framework for routine tasks so that each staff member at the hotel is freed up to…
  • Hostelling International USA Selects ReviewPro As Exclusive Guest Intelligence Analytics Partner

    ReviewPro
    16 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    November 17, 2014, New York, NY – Hostelling International USA (HI USA) has signed a multi-year, nationwide agreement with ReviewPro to monitor and manage its online feedback and identify opportunities for improving the guest experience. As a nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire a genuine understanding of people and places to create a more tolerant world, HI USA is committed to providing guest experiences that maximize its mission impact. “ReviewPro allows us to be active social listeners and ensure our brand promise is being fulfilled,” said Laurie Wooden, HI USA’s…
  • Free Webinar: Are Guest Satisfaction Surveys Still Important in the Age of Social Media?

    ReviewPro
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:23 am
    You bet. In fact, they’re more important than ever. By soliciting direct feedback, hotels gain valuable insights into how to keep guests happy and loyal and can increase online review volume too. Date & Time: Tuesday, November 25th 2014 5pm Central European Time (GMT+1) Click here to convert to your timezone A link to the recording will be sent to everyone who registers, even if you are unable to attend the live session. Are guest satisfaction surveys still important in the age of social media? You bet. In fact, they’re more important than ever. By soliciting direct feedback, hotels…
  • How to Reposition a Hotel after Acquisition

    Josiah Mackenzie
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:32 am
    Your company has just acquired a new hotel property and has seen a repositioning opportunity to improve its image, profitability and value. How can online review analytics help you through this process? As Jim Collins famously said in Good to Great, the first step in creating an environment for superior performance is similar to driving a bus: “Get the right people on the bus, the wrong people off the bus, and the right people in the right seats.” When a luxury boutique hotel, The Modern Honolulu, was recently acquired, the owners understood that repositioning their hotel started with…
  • Steigenberger Hotel Group to Leverage ReviewPro’s Guest Intelligence Analytics

    ReviewPro
    10 Nov 2014 | 4:04 am
    Barcelona, 10th November 2014 – Luxury German hotel brand Steigenberger Hotel Group has entered a new strategic partnership with ReviewPro, a leading global provider of online reputation and guest satisfaction management analytics for the hotel and restaurant industry. Headquartered in Frankfurt, Steigenberger Hotel Group is an award-winning European brand with a history spanning over eight decades. ReviewPro’s market-leading solution will support Steigenberger Group in fine-tuning guest experiences at almost 40 properties in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium…
 
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    New Hotel Travel

  • reason why visit America to expensive

    hotel
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:28 am
    reason why visit America to expensive is a post from: New Hotel Many people want to travel to America, it’s just that there are obstacles that make canceled. One of them cost prohibitive. Then, what is the reason why visit America to expensive? America America became the main purpose of the public around the world, including English people for a vacation, a desire to travel to the land of Uncle Sam was often undone, including the costs. “Actually, going to America is cheap, which make expensive it is just the price of the plane ticket,” said Gloria Tan, as the President of…
  • Bibi Ka Maqbara is Taj Mahal mini in Aurangabad

    hotel
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:39 pm
    Bibi Ka Maqbara is Taj Mahal mini in Aurangabad is a post from: New Hotel Everyone knows that India is home to one of the seven wonders of the world of man-made, that is the Taj Mahal. However, did you know that India has not just one, but two of the Taj Mahal? taj mahal Bibi Ka Maqbara is Taj Mahal mini in Aurangabad Yes, indeed there is a monument that is synonymous with the Taj Mahal which stands in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. The monument is a tomb called Bibi Ka Maqbara was built by Prince Azam Shah, son of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb sixth between the years 1651-1661 AD in memory of his…
  • Toy Story themed hotel launch 2015

    hotel
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:57 pm
    Toy Story themed hotel launch 2015 is a post from: New Hotel Toy Story themed hotel launch 2015, good news for fans of the animated film Toy Story. Recently, the Disney Shanghai Resort is rumored to be building a Toy Story themed hotel in one of the resort land. They will bring Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the other characters in the film. Toy Story Hotels are targeted to be completed and opened to the public in 2015, it will reportedly wowed guests. Reported by Cnet, leaks in circulation, the Toy Story hotel will be decorated in the clouds and sky image as wallpaper in Andy’s room.
  • Prepare to vacation abroad

    hotel
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:30 am
    Prepare to vacation abroad is a post from: New Hotel Long vacation may be the perfect time to invite your family out of the country. But this trip should be thought out and prepared in advance. holidays abroad Here are things to consider if you want to vacation abroad, as reported by Travelzoo. money Verify that the cost estimates do holidays abroad. Check how the cost of entry and exit, as some countries impose it. Make sure that the credit card can be used abroad. Go to the bank or ATM in the country visited to exchange currency. Provide more cash because not everywhere can use a credit…
  • Tricks save money for holiday

    hotel
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:40 am
    Tricks save money for holiday is a post from: New Hotel Tricks save money for holiday, each towards the end of the year, holidays become mandatory refreshing even though it took an additional cost. Therefore, we need ways to make saving for the year-end holidays. special holiday However you need to set aside money to travel to a place. Here’s how to save off the end of the year as quoted Fin24. Follow these tips to save money for holidays: Start saving Start saving sometimes feels heavy, but must be familiar if you want a holiday at the end of the year. Reduce the habit of eating snacks…
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    Jamaica Ocean View Villa

  • 5 Souvenirs You Have to Bring Back from Jamaica

    cavel
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:06 am
    It might not be time to pack your bags for the fabulous Jamaica villa quite yet, but why not start thinking about the fabulous souvenirs you can bring back with you. That way, when you’re packing, you can leave some space for: Jamaican Rum: We love the Appleton Distillery. (Can’t you tell? It’s been featured
  • An Ocho Rios Vacation has Unique Activities for Every Person

    cavel
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:01 am
    A Jamaican vacation can mean a variety of things to different people. For some, it may be laying on the beach every day in the Caribbean sun and enjoying the luxuries of a private Jamaican villa. For others it might mean exploring the historical spots and taking a lot of pictures. There is something for
  • When is The Best Time to Visit Jamaica

    cavel
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:57 am
    The Best Time to Visit Jamaica Jamaica is stunning year-round, but for families or large groups, visiting during the winter can be the ideal option. Here are a few of our most convincing reasons why: You miss hurricane season. Typically, coastal Jamaica boasts a comfortable climate which means beach season is year-round low to high
  • Three Upcoming January Festivities in Jamaica

    cavel
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:16 am
    Jamaica is a wonderful place to visit any time during the year, but each month has their own exciting itinerary of festivals and holidays—January is no different. Here are three of the upcoming festivities if you happen to be looking for the perfect month to visit the sandy beaches of the Caribbean. As if you
  • The Real Jamaica its rich culture and intricate history of this paradise

    cavel
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:21 am
    The Real Jamaica If you have never visited, you probably know Jamaica as a Caribbean paradise. The waters are stunningly blue, the rum is always flowing, and the views are idyllic. This may by very true, but there is more than meets the eye to this beautiful country. As Anthony Bourdain, during his travels for
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