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  • 10 Essential Steps to Managing Your Hotel’s Online Reputation

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    ReviewPro
    15 Jul 2015 | 8:49 am
    Guest post by Daniel E. Craig, Founder of Reknown In recent years, online reputation management has emerged as a critical function for hotels, a means of measuring guest satisfaction, guiding improvements and attracting more bookings. According to a recent TripAdvisor survey of over 10,000 hospitality businesses worldwide, online reputation management is the top investment priority in 2015, outranking renovations, marketing, staff training and technology (TripBarometer, 2015). Source: TripBarometer But not every hotel is clear on the best approach to managing reputation. By taking an…
  • Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort cares for canines

    Saturday Briefing
    admin
    25 Jul 2015 | 3:01 am
    BY NAPAPORN PHANDEE (KHUN POOH) — The Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort raised funds and product donations for the Phuket Stray Dog Shelter, currently home to more than 400 of Phuket island’s neglected, injured, abused and sick canines, and under … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Hotel industry embraces responsive Web design

    AH&LA SmartBrief
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:31 am
    The hotel industry is rapidly deploying responsive design on websites as guests increasingly expect mobile capabilities.  -More- 
  • Laurie Hobbs has been appointed Vice President Marketing at Marcus Hotels & Resorts in Milwaukee - WI, USA

    Hotel News
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Marcus Hotels & Resorts 100 East Wisconsin Avenue Suite 1950 Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States Phone: 414-905-1200 Visit Website arcusA Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation , today announced that Laurie Hobbs has been named vice president of marketing. In her new role, Hobbs will provide executive leadership and management of operational areas including marketing, e-commerce, customer relationship marketing, advertising, social media and public relations.
  • Santa Monica: The Miramar's Iconic Bungalows Get a Well Deserved Makeover

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    DesignMinder
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:05 pm
    You don't have to be a star, baby, to bask in the sunshine and seclusion of the Miramar's reborn bungalows, but just in case, sign the guest book. Alright then, you've heard the news but don't be too sad. We're still publishing until Friday. Curious about Old Hollywood? Then go west to Santa Monica and check out the guest book at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows. Better yet, sign it as you check into one of the 32 newly revamped bungalows, of which 22 are now open with the others scheduled for completion by August 1.
 
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  • Laurie Hobbs has been appointed Vice President Marketing at Marcus Hotels & Resorts in Milwaukee - WI, USA

    28 Jul 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Marcus Hotels & Resorts 100 East Wisconsin Avenue Suite 1950 Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States Phone: 414-905-1200 Visit Website arcusA Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation , today announced that Laurie Hobbs has been named vice president of marketing. In her new role, Hobbs will provide executive leadership and management of operational areas including marketing, e-commerce, customer relationship marketing, advertising, social media and public relations.
  • Memphis hotel brand assisting traveling troops

    28 Jul 2015 | 11:20 am
    Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide's upscale, all-suite, extended-stay hotel brand headquartered in Memphis, launched "Make a Travel Moment," a campaign to aid U.S. military members and their families when traveling at airports across the country. The extended stay hotel brand is partnering with the United Service Organizations to provide 500 care packages to troops and their families at five USO Airport Centers around the country.
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Vaudreuil - Dorion Opens in Quebec

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:15 am
    The hotel, located near businesses such as Kraft Canada and Ericsson and attractions including the Zig Zag Zoo and Mont Rigaud, is expected to become a top choice for business and leisure travellers in the Vaudreuil-Dorion area. InterContinental Hotels Group last week announced the opening of the new-build 134-room Holiday Inn Expressand Suites Vaudreuil-Dorion hotel in Quebec.
  • How Future Mobile Device Usage Can Give Your Hotel a Competitive Advantage

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:15 am
    Technology is a disruptive force in every industry, and hospitality is no different. For hoteliers with limited technology budgets, this can be an intimidating thought, as technology projects have the perception of being expensive and requiring an IT team, but this doesn't need to be the case at all.
  • The Sherry-Netherland Relies on Digital Alchemy to Convey 5-Star Luxury with a Human Touch

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:15 am
    The Sherry-Netherland is a Manhattan landmark and one of New York's most respected luxury hotels. On property it delivers a refined presence and personalized white-glove service.
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  • Santa Monica: The Miramar's Iconic Bungalows Get a Well Deserved Makeover

    DesignMinder
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:05 pm
    You don't have to be a star, baby, to bask in the sunshine and seclusion of the Miramar's reborn bungalows, but just in case, sign the guest book. Alright then, you've heard the news but don't be too sad. We're still publishing until Friday. Curious about Old Hollywood? Then go west to Santa Monica and check out the guest book at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows. Better yet, sign it as you check into one of the 32 newly revamped bungalows, of which 22 are now open with the others scheduled for completion by August 1.
  • Miami Beach: A New SoulCycle To Spin Out of 1 Hotel South Beach

    jsb
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:41 pm
    Alright then, you've heard the news but don't be too sad. We're still publishing until Friday. We already knew that 1 Hotels was eco-conscious. Now we know it's body-conscious, too. Or should we say soul-conscious? Yes, a SoulCycle studio is coming to the 1 Hotel South Beach later this year. The new outpost will be Miami's second SoulCycle location (the other is in Coral Gables), and the brand's 50th studio nationwide. It's slated to open in December, which is good news for hardcore SoulCycle fans who are planning to attend Art Basel or simply hit up South Beach when it gets cold everywhere…
  • San Francisco: And Now Kimpton Has Lost Hotel Palomar SF as Well

    juliana
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:24 am
    Alright then, you've heard the news but don't be too sad. We're still publishing until Friday. Last week we told you that the Hotel Monaco in San Francisco, a flagship Kimpton Hotel, had been deflagged into The Marker Hotel, managed by Destination Hotels and Resorts. The move was apparently due to a union dispute as Kimpton is now a part of InterContinental Hotel Group, and all IHG hotels in SF need to be unionized. A tipster with inside knowledge on the rebranding told us last week to expect "More Kimpton hotels to be rebranded in the weeks ahead to avoid become unionized." And now, here is…
  • 11 Things That Make Hong Kong's Hotel Icon... Iconic

    juliab
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:44 am
    You already know it’s easy to pig out at breakfast and phone home from the Hotel Icon in Hong Kong, but those aren’t the only innovative things that this teaching hotel is doing. Friends of friends are falling over themselves about the amenities at the Icon - and during our recent stay, we realised why. So here you go - not 10, but 11 things that make the Icon, well, iconic.
  • It's Raining Meteors and These are the Best Hotels to See the Show

    Janice Tober
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:22 am
    It may not be raining men, as the song goes, but according to big-brain astronomer types, it is going to be raining meteors this summer. The Delta Aquarid meteor shower is making its debut late July and the Perseid meteor shower is hitting its peak in mid-August, and some hotels are set up for stargazing. Here's where to go to get the best view of the show. AKA Central Park (above) The newly-remodeled penthouses at AKA Central Park will give you a glamping experience like no other. The 1,000-square-foot wraparound terraces have an outdoor bedroom with a queen-sized bed, fireplace and a primo…
 
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    Marriott on the Move

  • Don't Rely on Data Alone. Trust Your Gut.

    Marriott on the Move
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:52 pm
    Anyone in business today is swamped with data. This chart shows you one thing while another can totally contradict it. When I stepped down as President and CEO, I said the hotel business was getting too complicated, to which my long-time assistant Phyllis said, “It’s your own fault. You made...
  • Thomas Jefferson

    Marriott on the Move
    17 Jun 2015 | 6:57 am
    I recently read a book called Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham. To me, this book is a wonderful insight into the life and person of Thomas Jefferson. I’ve always known him to be brilliant and wide-ranging in his interests. I knew he wrote the Declaration of...
  • People of Marriott International

    Marriott on the Move
    31 May 2015 | 9:27 am
    Few things are more satisfying to me than the terrific blend of people we have at Marriott. The first great team at Marriott was my dad and mom, and over the years they have been followed by many passionate teams that worked wonderfully across generations, gender, race, ethnicity, and many...
  • My Early Memorial Day

    Marriott on the Move
    25 May 2015 | 10:41 am
    As we completed our annual shareholders meeting and I joined our senior leadership on the 12th floor patio of our JW Marriott Hotel in downtown Washington, 16 flights of WWII war birds flew by. They included P51’s, B24’s, B17’s, a B29, a Catalina Flying Boat and several navy fighters. It...
  • Finding New Ways to Serve

    Marriott on the Move
    18 May 2015 | 11:40 am
    Volunteering at the Atlanta Food Bank and Habitat for Humanity I have always enjoyed giving back whether it’s hammering at Habitat for Humanity or bagging groceries at the Atlanta Food Bank. Ever since the beginning of our company, our associates have been putting people first, and this includes the communities...
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    Saturday Briefing

  • “We’ve come a long way, Baby!”

    admin
    25 Jul 2015 | 3:02 am
    BY RICHARD KELLEY — This week, Outrigger Resorts announced that it is providing support and assistance for a test voyage of two seafaring proas (canoes) that will travel around the island of Guam in preparation for the Festival of the … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort cares for canines

    admin
    25 Jul 2015 | 3:01 am
    BY NAPAPORN PHANDEE (KHUN POOH) — The Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort raised funds and product donations for the Phuket Stray Dog Shelter, currently home to more than 400 of Phuket island’s neglected, injured, abused and sick canines, and under … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Hosts renew vows at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach

    admin
    25 Jul 2015 | 3:01 am
    BY LUANA MAITLAND — By Eileen Corpuz Rosar and Nilo Madaron, both from the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach housekeeping department, renewed their marriage vows with the silhouette of Diamond Head as a backdrop, experiencing firsthand what our guests coming from … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Ohana House activities at the Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort

    admin
    25 Jul 2015 | 3:01 am
    BY VIMI GUNGA — Cleaning of Coquille Bonheur kindergarten On Wednesday 24 June 2015, a team of housekeeping hosts armed with brooms, mops and sponges scoured the kindergarten of Bel Ombre. This undertaking is right in line with our Ohana … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • My mentorship experience

    admin
    25 Jul 2015 | 3:01 am
    BY PRAVEENA DEWAN — As shared in a Saturday Briefing article in May, I was thrilled and honored to be invited to join the international spa industry’s Global Mentorship Pilot (GMP) program and to be the first participant to represent … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
 
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    Station Casinos Blog

  • Texas Station 20th Anniversary

    Kelsey Higgins
    7 Jul 2015 | 2:42 pm
    It’s been a great year here for us at Station Casinos, and to make it even better this month is the celebration of Texas Station joining the family twenty years ago! Texas Station is one of the most unique properties Read More ... The post Texas Station 20th Anniversary appeared first on Station Casinos Blog.
  • 3:2 vs 6:5 Blackjack | A Devil in the Details

    Benjamin Barber
    11 Jun 2015 | 2:03 pm
    The Pros Know Seasoned Las Vegas blackjack connoisseurs have watched casino after casino shift from classic 3:2 Blackjack to 6:5 over the years. To gain further insight, we spoke with Station Casinos’ VP of Casino Operations Bill Burt who said, “I Read More ... The post 3:2 vs 6:5 Blackjack | A Devil in the Details appeared first on Station Casinos Blog.
  • A Bunch of Mother’s Day Brunches 2015

    Benjamin Barber
    6 May 2015 | 4:57 pm
    Hungry for brunch this year on Mother’s day? Show her you care with our amazing lineup of Mother’s Day Brunches. T-Bones Chophouse Mother’s Day Brunch T-bones has put out another spectacular Mother’s Day Brunch menu. The smoked prime beef strip Read More ... The post A Bunch of Mother’s Day Brunches 2015 appeared first on Station Casinos Blog.
  • In Its Entirety Concert Series at Red Rock Casino Resort Spa

    Benjamin Barber
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Look: You’ve probably shelled out hard earned money to go see a tribute band that didn’t live up to the promise. Maybe the vocals were off, or they played a set list of songs that weren’t your favorites. It doesn’t Read More ... The post In Its Entirety Concert Series at Red Rock Casino Resort Spa appeared first on Station Casinos Blog.
  • Jackpot Patrol Winners!

    Benjamin Barber
    7 Apr 2015 | 10:42 am
    Jackpot Patrol has been hitting the streets handing out $500 cash to lucky winners all over the Las Vegas Valley. Be sure to visit your favorite Station Casinos location to enroll. No play required, just swipe and win! Check out Read More ... The post Jackpot Patrol Winners! appeared first on Station Casinos Blog.
 
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    FeedBlitz News

  • Making Video in Email Work with Animoto

    Phil Hollows
    7 Jul 2015 | 8:45 am
    Back in March, we extended our support for embedded video in email marketing by adding Animoto to our roster of supported video apps. FeedBlitz continues to be the leading email marketing service with the widest range of video support — all without the hassle and expense of a specialty dedicated video email service. What is Animoto? If you’re not familiar with Animoto, one way to think about is as that it’s a little like video powerpoint. On steroids. And in an Iron Man suit. Animoto takes static content (and video too), splices it all together and makes a dynamic,…
  • Different Forms for Different Pages in WordPress

    Ashley Jackson
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:06 am
    Have you ever wanted different subscription forms for different pages or categories in your WordPress blog? Sidebars do not always have to contain the same content. From our perspective, changing a sidebar is useful if you have individual mailing lists for each category, and want to put the right subscription form in the right sidebar. I recently visited Wordcamp in North Canton, OH and discovered a powerful plugin that accomplishes this easily without extra PHP coding. Download the plugin “Widgets on Pages” and activate (although the plugin shows as not being updated in over 2…
  • Important New Feature: Ad Suppression Through Tagging

    Heather Solos
    19 Jun 2015 | 6:11 am
    This morning I realized that a key feature was missing from FeedBlitz’s monetization option. Premium FeedBlitz publishers should be able to suppress advertisements from their feeds and mailings without logging into FeedBlitz and making changes to their account. Sometimes we  have to write about things that are too personal, too important, or too sad for ads of any kind to be appropriate. As of today if a post is tagged or categorized as “noads” there will be no ad in that RSS entry or added by that post mailed as a stand alone mailing. You can apply “noads” as a…
  • No Support Today, Monday May 25 2015

    Phil Hollows
    25 May 2015 | 6:05 am
    Even FeedBlitz’s amazing support team needs a day off now and then, and so I’ve told them not to come to work today. For everyone else, please note that the offices are closed for the Memorial Day holiday here in the U.S.  Stay safe, enjoy the time off if you can, and we’ll be re-opening all bright eyed and bushy tailed first thing tomorrow. Phil        Related StoriesNo Phone Support Today, Tuesday, May 12th.Resolved: Overnight click-through issuesFeeds, Clicks and DNS Problems 
  • Hero Images, Thumbnails and Tumblr: RSS Subscriber Emails with Impact

    Phil Hollows
    13 May 2015 | 10:22 am
    Want your subscriber email blog updates to be more than a rehash of your blog posts? Splendid! Because now they can be, as the FeedBlitz EZ Template editor just keeps getting better. Want to extract your blog’s main photo and use it as a “hero image” at the top of your mailing for extra impact? Now you can. Perhaps you need thumbnails for daily or weekly digests with many posts? Done and done. In addition to adding more dynamic content such as pins from Pinterest, pictures from Instagram and (New!) the latest from Tumblr, we are now giving you much more flexibility in how…
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    HOTELMARKETING.COM

  • Hotels have lost the traveler relationship to OTAs

    markus.busch@hotelmarketing.com
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:10 am
    Loyalty is no longer a main driver in the consumer travel decision. It may be part of the decision and helps determine the hotel consideration set, but price/value is king. One of the biggest influencers here is that in general, hotels have lost their connection with the traveler to the OTAs.
  • BCD Travel to roll out new hotel booking platform globally

    markus.busch@hotelmarketing.com
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:09 am
    Following successful client pilots in Europe, BCD Travel now is working to more broadly roll out its proprietary hotel booking platform, TripSource Hotels. TripSource Hotels combines content from GDS with that of leading hotel booking aggregators and private hotels.
  • HotelTonight and Lyft can now be expensed by 30M employees via Concur

    markus.busch@hotelmarketing.com
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:08 am
    Concur, the travel management and expense toolset that was purchased about a year ago by SAP, announced that it is partnering with HotelTonight and Lyft to allow employees to easily expense the two services.
  • Hotel price drop alerts in Google Now

    markus.busch@hotelmarketing.com
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:07 am
    Google Now is powerful, but did you know that it will alert you about price changes to hotel reservations you've booked in the future? Google Now is able to read your emails, find your reservations and likely through Google Hotel Finder, scan for price changes.
  • Laterooms to ‘challenge’ traditional travel management

    markus.busch@hotelmarketing.com
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:06 am
    Online bed bank Laterooms is to launch a new service targeting the corporate travel sector with the promise of no booking or modification fees. The brand, which is part of the TUI Group travel firm, said that it was offering a “fully-integrated” online platform for companies, which would “challenge traditional travel management solutions”.
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    Hotel F&B Observer

  • Menu Trends: Freshen Brunch With Sushi

    Tad Wilkes
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:41 pm
    Opulent Sunday brunch presentations aren’t hard to find, but the ones that do it just a little different stand out. Consider adding a sushi station as a simple, fresh, exciting way to interest guests and locals. Kasey Dubler, director of restaurants at The Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City says Sunday brunch at the hotel’s [...]
  • Summer Trends: Wildflower F&B

    Michael Costa
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:03 am
    Locally sourced, seasonal menus are so ubiquitous today, that they’re no longer enough to differentiate a hotel from the competition. One property taking the extra step to avoid the sameness of seasonality is the Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch in Avon, Colorado. The resort created a Summer Wildflower program running through the end of the season, giving guests [...]
  • Are You Listening?

    Tad Wilkes
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    The status quo is an easy rut, especially when you block out feedback you don’t want to hear. The Sun Valley Resort in Sun Valley, Idaho, features a number of F&B outlets. Up until a few years ago, despite the decidedly different themes of the outlets, the F&B was similar across them. Before one outlet, Konditorei, [...]
  • Venue Trends: Pop-Up Restaurants

    Michael Costa
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:43 am
    Pop-up restaurants are frequent in the freestanding world, combining talented chefs and unique menus in a storefront location or other uncommon space for a limited time. Pop-ups are exciting for the guest, because they can dine on cutting-edge cuisine in a place that often feels like a speakeasy for food–there’s a halo of “cool” over [...]
  • The New Local: a Free e-Book

    Jeanne Bischoff
    22 Jul 2015 | 12:37 pm
    This special report covers five key menu trends near and dear to millennial hearts. Some 40% of them call themselves foodies; they want the story behind their food. Yet how often do your menus tell this story? In this 20-page special report, we offer ideas to help craft the story around the center-of-the-plate, including: Organic and [...]
 
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    Happy Hotelier

  • 10 Questions for Carol Perehudoff – Interview 49

    GJE
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:29 am
    I have asked Carol Perehudoff of Wandering Carol, a real funny Luxury Travel Blog, my 10 questions: Carol and hubby at the Gritti Palace Hotel in Venice 1) Who Are you? I’m Carol Perehudoff, aka Wandering Carol, at WanderingCarol.com – a luxury travel blog for those who love to laugh. A former freelance travel columnist with the Toronto Star, I’ve written for many publications such as the Chicago Tribune, Royal Wings and enRoute Magazine, and was voted a Top 10 Luxury Travel Blogger in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. 2) What do you like about what you…
  • Monica Bonvicini

    GJE
    17 Jul 2015 | 3:09 am
    At the Venice Biennial Monica Bonvicini, born in Venice, but living and working in Berlin, had a complete room in the Arsenale with chainsaw installations in concrete with dripping rubber. The brochure says: In Bonvicini’s hands, industrial materials are used to create a humorous critique of male power symbols. It keeps me thinking. Last update: Friday, July 17, 2015Monica Bonvicini is a post from: Happy Hotelier. Would you like to subscribe to my newsfeed, or my weekly newsletter?
  • Lancia Appia

    GJE
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:39 pm
    And there I was in Senigallia, Italy, where the local classic car club had a meeting in front of the castle. I found this car which is very similar to my first car. I have owned it approximately two weeks. Then in the first shower it appeared that the back wheelarches where rotten. The prior owner had driven it approximately 15 years in those days (early 70ies). He was the best friend of my granddad. He stored the car in a garage and hadn’t noticed the wheelarches problems. He took the car back without a hassle and subsequently I bought my first Citroen, a 2CV. Not really sure anymore I…
  • 10 Questions for Chandler Tomayko of The Chef with Red Shoes – Interview 48

    GJE
    16 Jun 2015 | 2:39 pm
    Happy to introduce you to a Real Chef: Chandler Tomayko. 1) Who Are you? My name is Chandler Tomayko. I am 28 years old. I am a Chef, a Traveler and a freelance Photographer. I have spent the past several years participating in culinary workshops around the world, learning about different cultures, working in different restaurants, teaching and collaborating with professionals in different fields. I have two blogs: thechefwithredshoes.wordpress.com started out as a way for me to keep tabs on what I was doing while traveling and working. My second blog: chandlertomaykophotography.wordpress.com…
  • 10 Questions for Chris Christensen of Amateur Traveler – Interview 47

    GJE
    9 Jun 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Happy to continue the series with Chris Christensen 1) Who Are you? Chris is the host of Amateur Traveler which is an award winning online travel show that focuses primarily on travel destinations. It includes a weekly audio podcast, a video podcast, and a blog. In 2015, Chris won a Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Journalism from the Society of American Travel Writers and was called the “Best Independent Travel Journalist” by Travel & Leisure Magazine in their annual SMITTY Awards. He also co-hosts This Week in Travel with Gary Arndt and Jen Leo. This Week in Travel has won 3…
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    Smith Travel Blog

  • Coppersmith, Melbourne: hotel of the week

    Team Smith
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:24 am
    Even among Melbourne‘s quirky cityscape of elegant Victorian houses, skyscrapers and gardens, Coppersmith stands out. This gourmet pub-cum-boutique hotel offers a colourful history, a warm welcome and that home-away-from-home feeling. So settle into your comfy digs for a long weekend of bar scouting, fashion foraging and damn fine cuisine. STYLE MADE IN MELBOURNE SETTING SCENIC CLARENDON STREET WHY THIS WEEK?  Winter (June to August) in Melbourne may be a little cold and wet, but that makes it the perfect time to check out the best of the city’s art galleries and fashion…
  • Five reasons to visit Malta in summer

    Matt Farquharson
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:18 am
    So the calendar’s open and smack in the middle of summer is an empty weekend. What to do? Beach escape or city break? History and culture or warm waters and hidden coves? If decision-making is a problem, head to Malta in summer and do the lot. A three-hour flight from the UK, the Mediterranean island is eminently weekend-able and we’re yet to find a holiday checkbox it doesn’t tick. Set splash in the middle of the Med, Malta (and little sisters Gozo and Comino) has spent millennia being tossed from one empire to another, resulting in a rich mishmash of architecture and a kaleidoscopic…
  • Hospes Palacio de los Patos: hotel of the week

    Rachel Juarez-Carr
    17 Jul 2015 | 8:02 am
    Have you met Granada, the history-steeped Spanish beauty that’s part elaborate Moorish citadel, part cultured flamenco hotspot, and all gloriously sun baked? Make Hospes Palacio de los Patos hotel your home from home and pretend to be a stylish local for a few hot summer nights…  STYLE Whims ancient and modern SETTING Shopping streets of downtown Granada WHY THIS WEEK? We’re halfway through summer already, so if you’ve been putting off making holiday plans then now’s the time. Spain is, of course, spectacularly popular when the sun’s shining, but…
  • The Chamberlain West Hollywood, Los Angeles: hotel of the week

    Amelia Mularz
    10 Jul 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Lately we’ve been fixated on the rolling Hollywood Hills, the action-packed Sunset Strip and the beaches of Venice and Santa Monica. Yes, we’re California dreamin’ this week, including a stay at West Hollywood’s most stylish escape, The Chamberlain.   Premier One Bedroom Suite STYLE Retro Hollywood hideout SETTING Walk to WeHo WHY THIS WEEK? There’s still time to make the summer of ’15 go down in the books as the most free-wheeling, couldn’t-forget-it-if-you-tried experience of your life. Well, that is of course until fall ’15 gives it a…
  • Here’s to Argentina: a gourmet trip along Mendoza’s wine route

    Kate Weir
    9 Jul 2015 | 4:36 am
    Rich red Malbec pumps through the heart of Mendoza’s wine route: an intoxicating trail past vine-carpeted desert plains and Andean foothills.  We’ve crafted an itinerary that crosses the most fertile terroir, with stops at a historic finca, forward-thinking winery and eco-friendly estate; so prep your tasting notes and get ready to rhapsodise about bouquets… FINCA ADALGISA A fine vintage, Finca Adalgisa in Chacras de Coria has been tended by the Furlotti-Moretti family for more than 100 years. During that time they’ve refined their robust red and created a wine…
 
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    National Real Estate Investor

  • 6 Things You Need to Know about CBRE’s Newest Fund

    28 Jul 2015 | 7:20 am
    “We describe this style of investing as low-risk, value-added. It combines a very nice income return for our investors, typically in the 8 percent range, with solid appreciation that comes from our ability to operate the real estate and add value through repositioning and leasing,” says Maddocks. read more
  • 10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (July 28, 2015)

    28 Jul 2015 | 7:16 am
    Nouriel Roubini reveals to Market Watch how he beats the stock market. Seeking Alpha speculates as to whether a hike in interest rates would be threatening or an opportunity. Business Insider tries to pinpoint exactly when the next recession will begin. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry. read more
  • New Capital Continues to Come to Multifamily

    28 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    The market for apartment properties is likely to keep expanding. That’s despite the fact that the business of investing in apartments has already been in expansion for six years, since property prices hit their low point in 2009. read more
  • Multifamily Investor Strategies

    28 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    By Michael Bull, CEO, Bull Realty Inc. From institutional to mom and pop, the multifamily sector is thriving. What’s happening with new supply? Is it too late to get in? Where does it make sense to build? Three experts give their input. read more
  • Hotel Metrics Reach Historic Highs in Second Quarter

    27 Jul 2015 | 7:41 am
    U.S. hotel industry metrics continued on a strong streak in the second quarter of the year, with increases in both occupancy levels and average daily rates (ADRs), as well as revenue per available room (RevPar) growth that hit double digits in some markets. read more
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  • Wine for Dummies, 5th Edition -- FREE for a limited time! (Usually $14.99)

    16 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    The art of winemaking may be a time-honored tradition dating back thousands of years, but today, wine is trendier and hotter than ever. Now, wine experts and authors Ed McCarthy and Mary Ewing-Mulligan have revised their popular Wine For Dummies to deliver an updated, down-to-earth look at what's in, what's out, and what's new in wine.It begins with the basic types of wine, how wines are made, and more. Then it gets down to specifics, like navigating restaurant wine lists, deciphering wine labels, dislodging stubborn corks, and so much more.Includes updated information on wine regions…
  • How Restaurant Groups Can Take Control and Reach New Customers

    8 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    If your restaurant doesn't accurately appear in local search results, you're missing out on new business.Ensuring that your restaurant appears in local search results is a crucial task. Not only do you want your restaurant's different locations to be listed, you also want your information to be accurate across all the places consumers are searching.This guide is designed to help you understand the mechanics of local listings so you can answer the following questions:How are consumers finding listings through local search? Where does local listing information come from?How can I make sure my…
  • How Mobile Search Can Help Restaurants Find Their Next Great Customer

    8 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    The way consumers find and choose restaurants has evolved dramatically. When looking for a place to eat, consumers will search on search engines like Google, look for nearby locations with apps like Foursquare, read reviews on review sites like Yelp, and even look at menus across all of these different platforms. The popularity impacts all restaurants, but is even more important for restaurant groups and franchises. It's not enough to simply have a website for your restaurant and its different locations; you also need to have information like location, hours, and menu across all of these…
  • How Figaro's finally took Control of Its Franchises' Online Listings

    8 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    With SinglePlatform, restaurant groups and franchise owners are able to capitalize on the ever-changing search behavior of local customers across the top search engines, review sites, and mobile apps. Restaurant groups and franchises can easily update, edit, and publish rich content including menus, prices, and photos for all of their locations across the top online publishing networks.The ability to update each and every location's unique information from a single dashboard ensures that they're able to deliver a consistent, valuable experience to their customers while providing them with the…
  • The National Provisioner

    4 May 2015 | 11:20 am
    The National Provisioner serves meat processing professionals who want to stay updated on the latest processing and packaging information, including updates on food safety, new products and the most up-to-date industry trends. Distributed monthly.Request Free!
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    London Hotels Insight

  • Hyatt Regency The Churchill teams up with Onefinestay.

    Laura
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:05 am
    To many people, it may seem like the sharing economy is a threat to the hotel industry. But Hyatt Hotels are using the rising trend to their advantage. There are several industries where you can find examples of the up and coming “sharing economy”. In travel and hospitality, you’ll find AirBnB, Onefinestay and HouseTrip, all websites where you can rent your home to holidaymakers. But you’ll find the phenomenon elsewhere too, with people sharing their cars, bikes and even their skills and time. It’s easy to think of home-sharing websites as direct competition for hotels.
  • Get the cinema all to yourself at these 3 London hotels.

    Laura
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:47 am
    There are a number of London hotels with cinemas and screening rooms. But who wants to share with anyone else when you can have your own cinema? A select few hotels now have suites with built-in cinemas. If you want to have a screening facility all to yourself, check out these sweet cinema suites… The Dome Penthouse at Hotel Café Royal Paris Hilton was one of the most recent occupants of the Dome Penthouse at the Hotel Café Royal. Check rates at the Hotel Café Royal Just a couple of years old, the suite combines the Grade-II listed architecture of the building with cutting-edge…
  • No suitcase needed at W London.

    Laura
    25 Jul 2015 | 9:10 am
    Packing for your holiday or business trip isn’t easy. You get better at it with practice but it’s still a hassle. However at the W London, you can now leave your suitcase behind… Their new Walk Out Wardrobe service lets any suite guest borrow an outfit from a range of designers. Simply contact the hotel’s W Insider Jess Patman and the specially curated wardrobe will be brought to your room to peruse. The new service is being run in partnership with Girl Meets Dress, who offer designer dresses to rent for all the important events on your social calendar. Check rates at…
  • Enjoy a unique art experience at The Cumberland.

    Laura
    23 Jul 2015 | 6:42 am
    London’s hotels haven’t been shying away from art in the last year. The Andaz Liverpool Street let artists loose on their ‘Room with a View‘ bedrooms, Brown’s has just run a second London Art Weekend, and now The Cumberland Hotel is getting arty too. Their new initiative aims to bring artists into the hotel to paint live in front of their guests. The first artist making an appearance will be internationally-famous contemporary artist and ex-Paralympian Gregory Burns. Burns is painting a collage of his journey through London, inspired by a collection of…
  • Peninsula London arrives in Belgravia in 2021.

    Chris Glithero
    22 Jul 2015 | 6:05 am
    Some London visitors like to stay away from the tourist hordes or perhaps within easy striking distance of trendy shopping boutiques and hip bars. Others prefer to be in the thick of the action amongst the capital’s most famous landmarks. If you’re part of the latter group, in the not too distant future you’ll have a superb chance to do just that. And as London landmarks go, they don’t come much more famous and iconic than Buckingham Palace. Ok, you will have to wait a little while, but the announcement that The Peninsula London will  open in Belgravia in 2021 is sure to whet…
 
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    Are Morch - Hotel Blogger

  • 3 Things That a Minimalist Camping Trip and Attending a Music Festival Have In Common

    Are Morch
    19 Jul 2015 | 11:02 pm
    3 Things That a Minimalist Camping Trip and Attending a Music Festival Have In Common Minimalist camping is one of the most amazing experiences that can teach you how to survive in the natural environment without modern conveniences that you would ordinarily have. These days even camping paraphernalia is becoming so sophisticated that it is almost the equivalent of having the luxuries of your home, albeit in a portable version. Minimalist camping as such is more about having a specific mindset to only carry exactly what you absolutely need and not a thing more when going on a camping trip.
  • Happiness Uplift: Capitalizing on Building Upward Momentum for Hotels

    Are Morch
    13 Jul 2015 | 3:25 am
    Happiness Uplift: Capitalizing on Building Upward Momentum for Hotels Where (or when) does Social Media Success start? Hotels and traditional Marketing Strategies in itself is very complex. Add Social Media into this mix and you have a lot of challenged and pressed Hotel Marketers working hard to figure their next move. Even if Social Media is real time and require instant response strategies Hotels still need a map to guide them through the Social Media Jungle. The challenge for many Hotelier is when concerns arise they tend to take the route of least resistance. When a challenge arise (and…
  • The Best Events in Ireland 2015

    Are Morch
    8 Jul 2015 | 5:36 pm
    The Best Events in Ireland 2015 It turns out that in ancient Ireland, hospitality was mandated by law. Welcoming a stranger was an enforced cultural norm with a detailed set of customary guidelines. To refuse hospitality was to risk being shunned and sanctioned. This might seem a tad draconian and archaic nowadays, but there were several practical reasons for this law. The Republic of Ireland, which consists of twenty-six counties, covers five-sixths of the island of Ireland. The remaining portion is occupied by the six counties of Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. The…
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    ReviewPro

  • ReviewPro expands presence in Asia Pacific with new office in Australia

    ReviewPro
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:19 am
    Barcelona, Spain – July 23rd, 2015 – As part of its continued expansion into APAC, today ReviewPro announces the opening of a new office in Australia with the appointment of Avril Carter as Sales Director for Australasia. Being one of the ten largest tourism destinations worldwide, Australasia is already an important market for ReviewPro. Earlier this year, the company established a long-term strategic partnership with Star Ratings Australia, the country’s national accommodation ratings organization, to provide their Guest Intelligence solution to accommodation providers across the…
  • Why Big Data Is Better for Hotel Guest Satisfaction Benchmarking

    Josiah Mackenzie
    20 Jul 2015 | 8:48 am
    Last week, JD Power released their 19th annual hotel guest satisfaction brand benchmarking report. The results were encouraging: it seems hotel brands’ focus on improving guest experience is paying off with ratings 20 points higher than last year – crossing 800/1000 for the first time in the history of the report. Even better, 20% fewer guests reported a problem during their stay as compared to the previous year. This is good news for both travelers and the hotel industry. Today, we have unprecedented guest intelligence While traveler surveys are helpful to understand general trends,…
  • Live Webinar: Guidelines for Responding Effectively to Guest Feedback

    ReviewPro
    20 Jul 2015 | 8:04 am
    Whether it’s an online review, a guest survey or a comment at checkout, responding effectively to guest feedback is critical. Done well, it can help reduce negative reviews, increase positive reviews, and attract new and repeat bookings. Join us on Tuesday, July 28th for the latest in our series of LIVE webinars for hoteliers. Our panelists will show you how to respond to guest feedback in a way that leaves travelers feeling positive about your hotel, improves reputation, and drives higher room demand. Topics Include: • Key differences in responding to reviews, surveys and in-person…
  • 10 Essential Steps to Managing Your Hotel’s Online Reputation

    ReviewPro
    15 Jul 2015 | 8:49 am
    Guest post by Daniel E. Craig, Founder of Reknown In recent years, online reputation management has emerged as a critical function for hotels, a means of measuring guest satisfaction, guiding improvements and attracting more bookings. According to a recent TripAdvisor survey of over 10,000 hospitality businesses worldwide, online reputation management is the top investment priority in 2015, outranking renovations, marketing, staff training and technology (TripBarometer, 2015). Source: TripBarometer But not every hotel is clear on the best approach to managing reputation. By taking an…
  • PwC Releases 2015 Hotel Online Reputation Benchmarking Report

    Josiah Mackenzie
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:03 pm
    PwC has published a comprehensive research study on the state of hotel online reputation “Why hotel reviews matter and how hotels respond” and opportunities created with guest intelligence data for hotel owners, operators, and destination management organizations. The study evaluated more than 11,000 hotels in 48 cities across Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa, using the Global Review IndexTM and other ReviewPro data points. Cape Town hotels had the highest overall levels of guest satisfaction, followed by Vilnius, Lithuania and Johannesburg, South Africa. Reviews: Driving…
 
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    New Hotel Travel

  • Travel to Cyprus State Turky 2015

    hotel
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:09 am
    Newhotelus.com make article Travel to Cyprus State Turky 2015 is original post from: New Hotel Travel to Cyprus State Turky 2015 – Before I explain Ciprus tourist attractions in the country, I will tell you information about the history and geographical location of the country of Cyprus. Republic of Cyprus an island country in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, about 113 kilometers to the south of Turkey and 120 kilometers to the west of Syria and the capital Lefkosia ber. Most visitors come to explore the small towns and villages are colorful with sparkling views of the island. Besides…
  • Best Travel Places in 2016

    hotel
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:10 am
    Newhotelus.com make article Best Travel Places in 2016 is original post from: New Hotel Best Travel Places in 2016 – The holidays are a few months away. Most of you probably already busy designing a dream vacation, but some are still deciding where the best tourist destination this year? then here I will give a review of the best travel destinations in 2016 the answer is to Russia, Istanbul Turkey, Siem Reap Cambodia, Hanoi Vietnam, Prague Czech Republic. Visit soon arose and the fifth place. But here I will explain existing tourist attractions in Russia because Russia’s largest…
  • Best Family Vacations Snow 2016

    hotel
    12 Jul 2015 | 6:58 am
    Newhotelus.com make article Best Family Vacations Snow 2016 is original post from: New Hotel best family vacations snow 2016 – Holidays with family is fun, especially if we can vacation in the winter and could see snow. In winter it is the most fun when we’re on vacation to relieve fatigue and time to gather with families with full warm. Best Family Vacation Snow 2016 Prague, Czech Republic Prague looked beautiful in the winter, really a perfect tourist spot for those who love snow and natural beauty. Bridge Charles Bridge is an iconic building in Prague, look more charming when…
  • Search for Hotel and Vacation Spots in Macau

    hotel
    12 Jul 2015 | 6:25 am
    Newhotelus.com make article Search for Hotel and Vacation Spots in Macau is original post from: New Hotel Search for Hotel and Vacation Spots in Macau – Currently the road outside the country must prepare everything from start to where we stay, knowing a holiday location, bring enough money, just before we traveled to traveling we had to prepare far distant day when in the destination city that we have schools and most did not have a picture of the city that we visited. Those traveling to Macau and want Search and Vacation Spots in Macau by way of Backpacker and want to save costs while…
  • Entertainment and New Restaurants in Las Vegas 2015

    hotel
    9 Jul 2015 | 3:20 am
    Newhotelus.com make article Entertainment and New Restaurants in Las Vegas 2015 is original post from: New Hotel Entertainment and New Restaurants in Las Vegas 2015 – Many people who want to come vacation to Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. Because in Las Vegas is the entertainment center of the world. Synonymous with clubs and gambling, perception of all those who want to come to it must bring a lot of money. Yes, all the worldly pleasures that exist in this gambling city always associated with money. However, you try to get rid of the thought of Las Vegas as an expensive city. There…
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    Jamaica villa rental by Jamaica Ocean View Villa

  • Pictures of sunsets in Jamaica

    cavel
    24 Jul 2015 | 11:56 am
    Jamaica has some of the most beautiful sunset in the world. This is one more reason to visit Jamaica.  
  • Multi-Couple Jamaica Getaways: Ditch the Resorts and Try a Villa

    cavel
    17 Jul 2015 | 5:09 am
    One of many advantages of staying in a large, multi-bedroom Jamaican villa— instead of a resort or hotel—is that you can bring a big group of friends (5, 10, or even more) with you and share a space that’s all yours. If you bring that same large group to a resort or hotel, you may
  • Why Airline Tickets Prices are so High

    cavel
    4 Jul 2015 | 7:29 am
    Here is why our airline tickets prices is so  DAM high. Reduce seating and increase price. The classic Demand and Supply strategy. http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/business/20150703/us-probes-possible-collusion-among-airlines-keep-fares   Please contact us with any questions about the accommodation in Jamaica, or to book your trip. We encourage you to get in touch with us soon, before all of the weeks have
  • Why Visit Jamaica?

    cavel
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:37 pm
    Photo Credit: Kitty Schweizer Looking toward your next Caribbean destination getaway, but not sure where to start? It’s a good “problem” to have! But that doesn’t mean it can’t be stressful, too. After all, no Caribbean destination or accommodation can guarantee that you will have the vacation of a lifetime…or even a vacation that’s worth
  • 5 Reasons to Have a Villa Getaway with the Girls in Jamaica

    cavel
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:04 am
    Photo credit: Darryl Brazen Jamaica is a certified spring break destination, drawing thousands of college-aged young people a year. But it’s so much more than that. As we’ve talked about on the blog, families find a lot to love about Jamaica, too. And so does another growing travel demographic: Girls Getaways! Recent years have seen
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    Lodging Interactive

  • #AskDJV – Episode 32: What you should know about Organic Hotel SEO

    Mary Jo Caruso
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:28 am
    Hotel SEO In this weeks’ episode of #AskDJV, DJ Vallauri discusses the importance of Hotel Organic SEO – Search Engine Optimization. Organic Hotel SEO Organic Hotel SEO helps you be found in the search engines. Not only for your brand name, but the amenities found in your hotel, the location, types of cuisine, your meetings, events and more. When you talk about hotel seo, you need to dive deeper into what makes your hotel stand out from your competitors. You need to emphasize what makes you unique. Quality Content Organic SEO is all about providing quality content to the search engines,…
  • Google rolls out Google Hotel Ads Commission Program

    Mary Jo Caruso
    20 Jul 2015 | 11:21 am
    On June 8, 2015, Google rolled out a beta Google Hotel Ads Commission Program. It is a Hotel SEO program in conjunction with Sabre’s SynXis booking engine. Now, whenever a hotel guest uses Google Search, Google Maps or Google+ (and the hotel uses the SynXis booking engine), they will be given the option of booking a room directly from the Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs) instead of having to leave the page or go to a third party OTA site. The difference between Hotel PPC and Hotel SEO There is a big difference between Hotel PPC and Hotel SEO. Do not decide to forsake one for the other…
  • #AskDJV Episode 31: Hotels can learn from Apple Customer Service

    Rosella Virdo
    9 Jul 2015 | 5:48 am
    This week’s #AskDJV Episode 31 is a bit unconventional in the fact that DJ Vallauri talks about his recent customer service experience with Apple Computers.  How does this relate to the hospitality industry, you might wonder?  Read on for more insights into customer service.   Hotel Customer Service Recently, DJ went into the Apple computer store to purchase the Apple Watch.  While the Apple team was pitching him about the watch and explaining all the features and advantages, DJ explained to them that he had purchased another Apple product 30 days ago and that he wasn’t very…
  • #AskDJV Episode 30: 3 Tips on avoiding Negative Hotel Reviews

    Rosella Virdo
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:58 am
    It’s inevitable.  Every hotel is going to have negative reviews at one time or another.  In Episode 30 of #AskDJV, we discuss what you can do to minimize negative hotel reviews. Negative Hotel Reviews – Tip #1 Be Pro-active.  There are many times a guest will be staying at your hotel and it takes 2-4 hours for someone from the property to even send an acknowledgement to them.  You want to prevent your guest from going to social media marketing channels such as Twitter, Facebook, TripAdvisor or another OTA and posting a negative comment or hotel review.  Speed is of the essence when…
  • #AskDJV Episode 29: Hotel Digital Marketing – Social Media Marketing

    Rosella Virdo
    17 Jun 2015 | 2:32 pm
    Are you a hotel sales manager?  Have you ever wondered how to capitalize on your online digital marketing efforts with your offline marketing campaigns?  In this week’s episode of #AskDJV, DJ Vallauri discusses what you can do to integrate your hotel social media marketing with your offline marketing efforts. Hotel Social Media Marketing How do you marry both online marketing and real world marketing?  Try some of the following hotel marketing tips: Use something like Periscope (tell stories about your hotel) to stream live video about your hotel. Describe memorable events from working…
 
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