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  • A Look at Sustainability and Organic Food in Hotel Restaurants

    Hotel F&B Observer
    Fred DeMicco
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:33 am
    By Fred DeMicco, Dr. Food Tech and Joseph Bruno (the University of Delaware) In the 21st century, U.S. consumers desire and want organic and/or sustainable food. Organic food sales have come a long way; in 1990, sales were $1 billion nationally as opposed to in 2010 with national sales reaching $26.7 billion. That’s a significant change [...]
  • The Shard – An iconic landmark

    Premier Hotels Blog: London Premier Hotels
    Alex Demetrius
    11 Feb 2015 | 12:14 am
    One of London’s most iconic structures is the Shard, which has the distinction of being out of the highest   buildings in Western Europe. At an impressive 95 storeys rising up to 310m (1,016ft) it dwarfs most other structures that dot the London skyline. In fact it is close to double of the previous tallest structure that lies at Canary Wharf. With 306 flights of stairs, it has 44 lifts and uses the latest in lift technology including double-decker lifts. The view offered from the observation deck of the top floor of the building is breathtaking. On a clear day you can practically look…
  • The Benefits of Being A Digital Leader vs. Laggard

    Hospitality Marketing Blog
    Madigan Pratt
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:52 am
    A recent study conducted by McKinsey & Company shows companies at the forefront of using digital tools including social media to engage consumers along the purchase decision journey are gaining a significant advantage over their competitors. It’s the digital leaders vs.the digital laggards and the financial implications are enormous. The study included data on 1,000 brands across a wide range of product categories covering 20,000 customer journeys and 100,000 touchpoints. Three not so surprising findings from the study include: More Channels = More Competition – With the…
  • Destination Haiti

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    Marriott on the Move
    1 Mar 2015 | 11:10 am
    I’ve worked on a lot of development deals, but none have involved a former U.S. President, celebrities and our associates. It’s an incredible story of an inspired group coming together to build and now open the Marriott Port-au-Prince Hotel in Haiti. Just five years ago on January 12, 2010, a...
  • Commentary: Wearable technology will transform the travel industry

    AH&LA SmartBrief
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:05 am
    This article predicts that wearable technology will transform the way consumers behave, citing a trial of Google Glass by Vir -More- 
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  • Commentary: Wearable technology will transform the travel industry

    4 Mar 2015 | 9:05 am
    This article predicts that wearable technology will transform the way consumers behave, citing a trial of Google Glass by Vir -More- 
  • Mani Brothers acquires Malibu Beach Inn for nearly $80 million

    4 Mar 2015 | 9:05 am
    DreamWorks Studios co-founder David Geffen has sold his 47-room Malibu Beach Inn in Los Angeles County to Mani Brothers Real  -More- 
  • Marriott to double its European rooms within 5 years

    4 Mar 2015 | 9:05 am
    Marriott International will more than double the number of signed or opened rooms it has in Europe by 2020, boosting its tota -More- White Paper: Top Trends to look for in 2015 — 2014 has been a strong year for the hospitality industry. Hotels are poised to invest in their properties with amenities, services, and designs that will attract and retain guests. Staying on top or ahead of these trends will give hoteliers the edge over the competition. Hear industry experts give their insights on the top trends to watch in 2015. Download the whitepaper now.
  • L.A. developers make an offer for Revel casino

    4 Mar 2015 | 9:05 am
    Real estate developers in Los Angeles have offered to buy the Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J., for $80 million.  -More- 
  • Houston Airport Marriott ready for renovation

    4 Mar 2015 | 9:05 am
    The Houston Airport Marriott at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport is slated for a multimillion-dollar renovation -More- 
 
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  • Renaissance Hotels and Indiewalls Give Guests a New Way to Experience "The Art of Discovery"

    5 Mar 2015 | 8:31 am
    In keeping with Renaissance Hotels' belief that every traveler should always Live Life to Discover , the lifestyle brand announced today a new chapter in its "The Art of Discovery," an artistic collaboration started last year with The Creative Coalition. This year's art project has been curated by Indiewalls, the company founded by Gavriel Wolf in order to create custom art programs that connect local artists with commercial properties , thus bringing vibrant artwork to those public spaces.
  • United States Steel Corporation (X), Wynn Resorts, Limited (WYNN):...

    5 Mar 2015 | 7:31 am
    Ray Dalio of Bridgewater Associates is taking his hedge fund into the relatively uncharted territory of Artificial Intelligence. A new unit of six people, including David Ferrucci, former team leader of International Business Machines Corp. 's engineers responsible for developing the cognitive system Watson, will start work on the project beginning next month, according to Bloomberg Business .
  • Sources: Cornerstone under contract to purchase uptown office tower

    5 Mar 2015 | 3:21 am
    The Connecticut-based real estate investment firm, which is building a new uptown office tower, is under contract to purchase the 101 Independence Tower with LRC Opportunity Fund, according to real estate sources. The 20-story 101 Independence Center tower, at the northwest corner of Trade and Tryon streets, was listed for sale with HFF last year .
  • The Benefits of Being A Digital Leader Vs. Laggard - By Madigan Pratt

    4 Mar 2015 | 11:12 pm
    A recent study conducted by McKinsey & Company shows companies at the forefront of using digital tools including social media to engage consumers along the purchase decision journey are gaining a significant advantage over their competitors. It's the digital leaders vs.the digital laggards and the financial implications are enormous.
  • Host Hotels and Resorts (HST) - Research Analysts' Recent Ratings Changes

    4 Mar 2015 | 6:52 pm
    They now have a "market outperform" rating on the stock. 2/20/2015 - Host Hotels and Resorts had its price target raised by analysts at Deutsche Bank from $20.00 to $21.00.
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  • From VegasChatter + Jaunted: Resort Fees (Again) and Close Calls

    juliana
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Finding a hotel is often only one part of your trip. The other half is getting there. And our bro Jaunted does a bang-up job of covering the latest news and trends in the travel world. Out in Vegas, VegasChatter is keeping us informed on what's going down in Sin City. VEGASCHATTER · Venetian, Palazzo Raise Resort Fee Again · MyVEGAS Giveth And Taketh Away Rewards · Cirque du Soleil Wants You To Rediscover Zumanity · You Can Rest Easy Now At Delano Las Vegas
  • Chicago: Viceroy to Get a Piece of the Chicago Pie in 2017

    juliana
    5 Mar 2015 | 11:10 am
    Chicago is absolutely not slowing down its hotel scene anytime soon. The latest hotel brand to set its sights on the Windy City is Viceroy Hotels. The Viceroy Hotel Group officially announced this morning they will open The Viceroy Chicago in the city's Gold Coast nabe in 2017. The announcement was extremely light on details but here's what it said: Working in tandem with Convexity Properties, the powerhouse luxury hospitality brand will unveil the Goettsch Partners and TAL Studio-designed property, located conveniently for guests on State Street in the Gold Coast. The area occupies the…
  • Santa Monica: Positano's Le Sirenuse Resort is Vacationing at Shutters on The Beach This Week

    juliana
    5 Mar 2015 | 10:10 am
    It's offseason in Positano forLe Sirenuse, the luxury Amalfi Coast resort, home to one of the best pools in Italy, but if you're in Los Angeles this week you can take in some of the Italian seaside living at Shutters on The Beach in Santa Monica. For the second year in a row, the two hotels have partnered up for a week-long celebration of all things Le Sirenuse (pronounced like "Lay-sear-a-new-say." At One Pico, Le Sirenuse's hot Michelin-star chef, Matteo Temperini, has created a special menu of Mediterranean dishes, all made with local California ingredients. Highlights include the…
  • Santa Barbara: Santa Barbara's Revamped Franciscan Inn Is Fine But Not Fancy

    702Becca
    5 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    When you think Santa Barbara hotels, you probably imagine luxurious appointments. And, dollar signs. The region's top hotels can command rates of several hundred a night at minimum while others, like the Four Seasons, can clock in at the four-digit range. But, that doesn't mean the beachside community is too pricey for those on a budget or those who'd rather indulge in other areas. In fact, some may be surprised to learn the very first Motel 6 was founded here. If you look beyond the posh, you'll find dollar-saving possibilities in the form of a respectable inns with rates under $100 midweek…
  • Venice: These Are The Must Have Breakfast Accessories at the Bauer Il Palazzo in Venice

    juliab
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:45 am
    If you stay at the Bauer Il Palazzo, one of the four Bauer hotels (owned by a local family) in Venice, you’ll have breakfast at Settimo Cielo, a seventh floor rooftop terrace with sweeping, weep-inducing views of La Serenissima taking in everything from St Mark’s Square, the Doge’s Palace and the Riva degli Schiavoni to the Grand Canal, the Santa Maria della Salute church on Dorsoduro, the island of Giudecca, the islands of the forthcoming St Regis and JW Marriott, and the Lido, stretching out in the distance.
 
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  • Destination Haiti

    Marriott on the Move
    1 Mar 2015 | 11:10 am
    I’ve worked on a lot of development deals, but none have involved a former U.S. President, celebrities and our associates. It’s an incredible story of an inspired group coming together to build and now open the Marriott Port-au-Prince Hotel in Haiti. Just five years ago on January 12, 2010, a...
  • A Milestone Worth Celebrating

    Marriott on the Move
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:29 am
    It’s all about the customer. It was certainly true back in 1983 when we opened our first Courtyard Hotel and it’s true today as we gear up to open our one thousandth Courtyard. I would never have believed it. Back when we had the idea to create a select-service hotel...
  • The Presidents Club

    Marriott on the Move
    16 Feb 2015 | 5:21 am
    A Presidents Day Book Review "The Presidents Club" book was a wonderful insight in the behind-the-scenes events that took place during the presidencies of Truman through Obama. When I was young, the only president I knew about was Franklin Delano Roosevelt. When Truman succeeded Roosevelt, I was old enough to...
  • Heart of the House

    Marriott on the Move
    7 Feb 2015 | 5:03 pm
    I do like to talk (and blog) about our associates who serve our guests every day. Some work in the front of the house and some work behind the scenes in what’s called the “back of the house.” No matter where they work, we’re shinning the spotlight on their outstanding...
  • My Guilty Pleasure

    Marriott on the Move
    24 Jan 2015 | 2:03 pm
    I’ve blogged about my favorite books before. Having read almost everything there is about the Great War, I’ve turned to another genre and I’m addicted. I’ll let you in on my literary secret: It’s Lee Child’s Jack Reacher action/thriller novels. Everyone needs a guilty pleasure and this fun read is...
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  • Chaminade University honors Jean Rolles

    admin
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:02 am
    BY DRS. CHUCK KELLEY AND RICHARD KELLEY — Chaminade University inducted Jean Rolles into its Silversword Hall of Fame at the 7th Annual Intercollegiate Athletics Gala last Thursday, Feb. 19, at the Ala Moana Hotel, recognizing her years of tireless … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Year of the Goat – Chinese New Year celebrations

    admin
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:01 am
    BY NAPAPORN PHANDEE  (TLR), DEBBIE MURAKAMI (OBC), JANET SHMULL (OGM), LUANA MAITLAND (ORF) and MARSHA KAPU (ESH) — On Thursday, Feb. 19, the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort (TLR) celebrated Chinese New Year with TLR guests at Locavore restaurant. The … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Castaway Island, Fiji named number-one resort in Fiji and scoops up Tourism Excellence Awards

    admin
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:01 am
    BY DONNA PARKIN — Castaway Island, Fiji triumphed in both the AON Fiji Excellence in Tourism Awards and Readers’ Choice Top 10 Awards announced by Holidays with Kids magazine. The resort carried off four awards at the Excellence in Tourism … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • 2014 Po‘okela Awards Excellence in Leadership

    admin
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:01 am
    BY RUTHANN YAMANAKA — This past Wednesday, Outrigger Enterprises Group held its annual Po‘okela Awards. The word Po‘okela means “best-of-the-best… to strive for excellence” – a fitting name for an annual event where we pause to gather as a family … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Gong Xi Fa Cai! (Mandarin) • Kung Hee Fat Choy! (Cantonese)

    admin
    21 Feb 2015 | 2:02 am
    BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — It has been a very busy week at almost all our properties across the Pacific and Indian oceans as we hosted events tied to the Chinese (lunar) New Year. In Waikīkī, there were lion dances, … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
 
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    Living with Legends: Hotel Chelsea Blog

  • Jerry Weinstein, Long-Time Chelsea Hotel Front Desk Manager Dies at 81

    Anonymous Blogger
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:44 am
    The Chelsea Hotel community mourns the passing of Jerry Weinstein.  Jerry was born October 3, 1933 and spent his early years growing up in the Bronx, which is where he metthe Bard family.  After a career in Social Work he joined the Chelsea Hotel staff as the front desk manager in 1979.  A job offered to him by his childhood friend, Stanley Bard.  Jerry served as Stanley’s right-hand man up until 2007, when the Bard family was ousted. In addition to his official duties, Jerry also conducted a series of very popular tours of the Chelsea Hotel.  And, for the…
  • RIP: Larry (Nikki) Nichols - 1941 - 2014

    Anonymous Blogger
    9 Dec 2014 | 6:52 am
    It is with sadness that the Chelsea Hotel community learned of the recent passing of Nikki Nichols. According to his good friend, Gabriel Marchisio, Nikki was born in Portland, Oregon in August 1941and died there on December 7, 2014. Nicky Nichols was an actor and costume designer, best known for his work on Jodorowsky’s The Holy Mountain (1973). Nikki resided at the Chelsea Hotel from 2003 - 2006. Nikki at the Chelsea in 2010 During that time, Nikki and his pug Wallis, were welcome fixtures in the Hotel Chelsea lobby.  Nikki was someone who could always be counted on to support…
  • This week in Gentrification Art/Entertainment

    Anonymous Blogger
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:51 am
    Monday, 8/18/14 – 10:00 PM Tonight you can hit catch the monthly “Gentrification” comedy series at Brooklyn restaurant, The Creek and the Cave.  Comedy starts at 10:00 PM.  The monthly event is hosted by Dee Marie & Tiana Miller. Thursday, 8/21/14 – 8:30 PM On Thursday, August 21, “It’s so up and coming…” Khalid Rahmaan hosts the free comedy show in almost gentrified Brooklyn, with music from DJ Mike Styles. Every 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month @ 8:30 pm. So you don’t feel like hitting a comedy club in Brooklyn for your dose of “gentrification…
  • Fighting the Power of Greed with Poetry: Poetic People Power’s “Closed: NYC Shuts its Doors to Artists”

    Anonymous Blogger
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:40 am
    Poetry readings are a decidedly mixed bag: they can be interminable snooze-fests, or, like Wednesday night’s show by the folks from Poetic People Power, exciting, engaging, and inspirational.  In the show, seven New York area poets took on the topic of the ongoing gentrification of New York and how the increasing rent and destruction of community space is making it impossible for artists to live here anymore. The seven poets—Shetal Shah, Pamela Sneed, Justin Woo, Scottt Raven, Tara Bracco (who also produced and hosted), Andy Emeritz, Vaimoana Niumeitolo were all highly competent and…
  • Brooklyn Artist Appeals for Selfies for Anti-Gentrification Documentary Project

    Anonymous Blogger
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    As Brooklyn social worker and performer Imani Henry points out, and as most of us are seeing first hand, “rents are increasing while incomes are decreasing.”  In a recent article in The Guardian, Chris Toenes, a social worker who supports Henry's program, relates an anecdote about an older man who is astonished to find out that the old African American neighborhood of Braggtown, North Carolina, has now been rechristened as “Colonial Heights”, by developers hoping to attract a more well-to-do class of residents. The neighborhood’s new name, of course, betrays an ominous…
 
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    Station Casinos Blog

  • Cats™

    Benjamin Barber
    28 Feb 2015 | 12:49 pm
    Play IGT’s Cats Slot Cats slot machine brings a beautiful jungle theme to video slot machine play.  Cats inhabits a wild environment filled with big cats from around the world.  Jaguars, Tigers, and Lions, all make their home in this stunning slot machine.  Hit a streak of Tigers, a pride of Lions, or a group of Jaguars for … Continue reading Cats™ → The post Cats™ appeared first on Station Casinos Blog.
  • Nevada Online Sports Betting FAQ

    Benjamin Barber
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:51 pm
    We’ve gotten a lot of inquiries about online sports wagering in Las Vegas, so we put together this post to clarify some issues. Is it online sports betting legal in Nevada? Yes, as long as you sign up at a casino sports book authorized to accept online wagering. All Station Casinos, Red Rock, Green Valley … Continue reading Nevada Online Sports Betting FAQ → The post Nevada Online Sports Betting FAQ appeared first on Station Casinos Blog.
  • March Madness Preview

    StationsAdmin
    22 Feb 2015 | 1:38 pm
    March Mayhem Tournament Schedule Tournament Location Dates West Coast Conference Championships Orleans Arena Mar 5-10 Mountain West Conference Championships Thomas & Mack Center Mar 9-14 WAC Basketball Tournament Orleans Arena Mar 11-14 PAC-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament MGM Grand Garden Arena Mar 11-14 March Madness Tips Don’t miss college hoops in March at Station Casinos! Calling … Continue reading March Madness Preview → The post March Madness Preview appeared first on Station Casinos Blog.
  • Progressive Fortune Pai Gow Poker℠

    Benjamin Barber
    21 Feb 2015 | 11:53 am
    Play SHFL’s Fortune Pai Gow Poker at Your Favorite Station Casinos Location Part strategy, part good fortune, Fortune Pai Gow Poker pits you against the dealer in this unique game.  You and the dealer each receive 7 cards and place them into a 5 card hand and a 2 card hand.  The goal is to have … Continue reading Progressive Fortune Pai Gow Poker℠ → The post Progressive Fortune Pai Gow Poker℠ appeared first on Station Casinos Blog.
  • The 2015 Mint 400 in Las Vegas

    Jon Fish
    18 Feb 2015 | 9:18 am
    Known as “The Great American Off-Road Race,” the Mint 400 is once again taking place annually in Las Vegas Nevada.  This is one of the most storied and grueling races in US racing history.  Started 1967 by Norm Johnson as a promotional tool for his hotel, The Mint, the annual race was run annually until … Continue reading The 2015 Mint 400 in Las Vegas → The post The 2015 Mint 400 in Las Vegas appeared first on Station Casinos Blog.
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  • Email Marketing 101, Part 4

    Phil Hollows
    9 Feb 2015 | 12:16 pm
    How to be Successful with Email Marketing 101 The previous three articles in the “Email Marketing 101″ series dealt with three core concepts: Why you should be email marketing; When to start email marketing; and How to start email marketing. But email marketing isn’t an end point, or a static goal. It’s an ongoing process. While automation can and does yield significant benefits, you still have to make certain commitments to be successful. If, however, you’re an avid blogger or content marketer, meeting these commitments isn’t going to be a big deal. To…
  • Email Marketing 101, Part 3

    Phil Hollows
    6 Feb 2015 | 7:31 am
    How to Start with Email Marketing Honestly: Don’t over think it. Sending blog updates by email is not only great, but also very much good enough – you’re saving your blog’s subscribers the time and effort to remember to go back to your site. Your content is already great, and now people have invited you to send it to them whenever you write. That’s what they want; so go ahead. Give it to them. Here’s how you get started: Choose a reputable, supported email service (because nobody wants to end up being labeled spammer, right? Right). Behave well, always (ALWAYS) use dual opt-in,…
  • Email Marketing 101, Part 2

    Phil Hollows
    5 Feb 2015 | 6:27 am
    When to Start Email Marketing In the previous Email Marketing 101 post, I talked about why email marketing is vital. Today I’ll talk about when - when to start your email marketing efforts. Good news! It’s a one word answer: Now. No, I’m serious. Don’t delay because “I’m not big enough” or “I don’t have enough traffic.” You simply don’t know when and which subscriber will be the one that buys from you, spreads the word about you, or invests in you. Look at it this way. As you start out, you’re building pages; thinking about SEO; looking at analytics. You’re…
  • Email Marketing 101, Part 1

    Phil Hollows
    4 Feb 2015 | 7:05 am
    Why Email When you think about building your site for the first time, you’re probably also thinking about your Facebook presence. After all, that’s where the people are, right? OK, that makes sense at a superficial level. But there are two problems with emphasizing platforms like Facebook instead of your own site and your own list: Facebook owns Facebook. Building your online presence on someone else’s digital turf which they adjust to please themselves (and not you) is risky. Facebook stinks for engagement. “Stinks” – a bit strong, you say? Well, according to…
  • Superbowl XLIX: On Luck, Preparedness and Execution

    Phil Hollows
    2 Feb 2015 | 7:47 am
    [Bear with me -- this isn't a sports piece] Wow – that was quite the game. As a Patriots fan living in New England I was very, very vested in the outcome, and I’m obviously happy with the result. But it was a darned close call. As those last few plays unfolded, there was the amazingly lucky catch that put the Seahawks at 1st and 6. Then, out of nowhere, New England got “lucky” twice: Firstly, when Seattle tried an unnecessarily high risk play just to waste time, and secondly when the rookie intercepted the ball, effectively securing victory for New England. Three…
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  • The Benefits of Being A Digital Leader vs. Laggard

    Madigan Pratt
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:52 am
    A recent study conducted by McKinsey & Company shows companies at the forefront of using digital tools including social media to engage consumers along the purchase decision journey are gaining a significant advantage over their competitors. It’s the digital leaders vs.the digital laggards and the financial implications are enormous. The study included data on 1,000 brands across a wide range of product categories covering 20,000 customer journeys and 100,000 touchpoints. Three not so surprising findings from the study include: More Channels = More Competition – With the…
  • Time for Hotels to Focus on Driving Direct Bookings

    Madigan Pratt
    13 Feb 2015 | 8:11 am
    I’m sure you have already heard the news that Expedia is planning on buying Orbitz in a $1.34 billion deal. To read the Wall Street Journal’s take on situation, just click here. What caught my eye was a line in the second paragraph which says the “deal is sure to spark grumbling from hotel and airline operators, who are wary of having even bigger companies standing between them and their customers.” As a hotel operator I hope you are doing more than just grumbling. There has never been a better time for hotels to commit to driving significantly more direct…
  • TripAdvisor Business Listings For Life?

    Madigan Pratt
    4 Feb 2015 | 8:58 am
    While at first this may sound like a good thing, be careful what you wish for. Hoteliers really need to know the financial implications of the road ahead. Last week we posted an article about how hotels have been hit with TripAdvisor sticker shock when it came time to renew their Business Listing. They are seeing renewal costs double and triple over what they paid the previous year. Have you budgeted for that? No one knows how much TripAdvisor is planning on raising their costs in the years ahead. However some recent moves seem to be sending a clear signal that they want hotels to be…
  • Caribbean Hotels Hit With TripAdvisor Sticker Shock

    Madigan Pratt
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Hoteliers take note. If you haven’t renewed your TripAdvisor Business Listing lately hold on to your hats. Rates have gone up and in most cases substantially – like double what was paid last year. Caribbean Marketplace is taking place in Puerto Rico this week. Several years ago, at Marketplace, the TripAdvisor Business Listing was introduced. Since many hoteliers signed up at that time they are being asked, or will soon be asked to renew with sizable increases in fee. Hopefully there is money in your budget to cover the increase. The consequences for not renewing are substantial. In…
  • 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…
 
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  • The incredible consolidating travel industry

    markus.busch@hotelmarketing.com
    4 Mar 2015 | 11:10 pm
    In most industries, customers are best served when competitors fight fiercely to please them, not link arms as siblings. Gobbling up the competition may help a parent company's bottom line, but it weakens the marketplace for consumers.
  • The state of branded hotel keywords in paid search

    markus.busch@hotelmarketing.com
    4 Mar 2015 | 11:09 pm
    According to a new report, some of the top trademark users in the hotel industry for O4 were hotelreservations.com, hotelroom.com, hotelsavings.com, priceline.com, and roomstays.com. Interestingly, neither Expedia nor Travelocity appeared in the list of Top 10 Trademark Users.
  • OpenTable wants to be about more than open tables

    markus.busch@hotelmarketing.com
    4 Mar 2015 | 11:08 pm
    The Priceline-owned company is hoping to stave off impending competition from companies like BookaTable and Yelp-owned SeatMe and hold on to its dominant position in the U.S. by pitching itself as a one-stop shop for reservations, reviews and on the restaurant side, data about diners.
  • Le Méridien Hotels spikes travel fever with Instagram contest

    markus.busch@hotelmarketing.com
    4 Mar 2015 | 11:07 pm
    Le Méridien Hotels and Resorts is leveraging a social media contest on Instagram, enticing users to interact with a professional photographer to celebrate its new Follow Me video campaign in the hopes of winning rewards points for the brand's mobile loyalty platform.
  • Google is looking into ways to rank sites based on accuracy of information

    markus.busch@hotelmarketing.com
    4 Mar 2015 | 11:06 pm
    In the future, Google may value the accuracy of your content more than the quality of your backlinks, according to a paper recently published by researchers within the company. The more facts contained on a page, the better it will rank.
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  • A Look at Sustainability and Organic Food in Hotel Restaurants

    Fred DeMicco
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:33 am
    By Fred DeMicco, Dr. Food Tech and Joseph Bruno (the University of Delaware) In the 21st century, U.S. consumers desire and want organic and/or sustainable food. Organic food sales have come a long way; in 1990, sales were $1 billion nationally as opposed to in 2010 with national sales reaching $26.7 billion. That’s a significant change [...]
  • Cordialness Commended at Capella

    Ron Wichowski
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:14 pm
    A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending a GM training session for the Hilton brand in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia, just outside of Washington, DC. The training was very informative, but as with all trainings where travel is involved, the extracurricular activities tend to trump when it comes to what is most [...]
  • Giving Leads to Greatness

    Ron Wichowski
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:36 am
    "Lead them to find their success and they will be invested in yours."
  • Revolutionizing the Way Restaurants Take Reservations

    Fred DeMicco
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    For decades now, restaurants have struggled with their reservation systems. Some businesses still do it all using pencil and paper, which requires a lot of time and erasers, while others have become trapped paying the growing fees from OpenTable and systems alike where their profits are immediately slashed. With the innovation of a new technology [...]
  • Chipotle – Writing The Recipe For Success

    Geoffrey Sagrans
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:24 am
    If I would have told you 10, 20 or 30 years ago that industry giants like McDonalds, Burger King, Red Lobster and Olive Garden (to name a few) were going to someday deal with some of the same growth issues as mid-priced table service operations I would have been laughed out of the room. [...]
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  • Scheveningen 11 and Scheveningen 90

    GJE
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:45 am
    Scheveningen 11 and Scheveningen 90 I took this photo of the painting of the Scheveningen 11 and Scheveningen 90 by Hendrik Willem Mesdag in the Groninger Museum. I’m not sure whether the painting belongs to its collection or not. I took the photo to use it for a post here about Hendrik Willem Mesdag, an important Dutch painter of the The Hague School. We have a panorama in The Hague, Panorama Mesdag and we have the Mesdag Collection in The Hague, a small museum which consists of his former home and studio’s, but also of the small museum he built himself for his own art…
  • Quote of the Day (20) – no D.O.M. but S.S.C.

    GJE
    9 Feb 2015 | 1:14 am
    Long time no quotes, but here is one;-) I’m not a Dirty Old Man, but a Sexy Senior Citizen is an apt sign I saw at the back of a car. Quote of the Day (20) – no D.O.M. but S.S.C. is a post from: Happy Hotelier. Would you like to subscribe to my newsfeed, or my weekly newsletter? Last update: Monday, February 9, 2015Quote of the Day (20) – no D.O.M. but S.S.C. is a post from: Happy Hotelier. Would you like to subscribe to my newsfeed, or my weekly newsletter?
  • Skull Speakers

    GJE
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    I’ve visited IMM Cologne yesterday, mainly hunting for chair news. However, I noticed these skull docking stations on display. They come in 7 colors if I’m counting right. I won’t disclose more about the manufacturer than I did here already (think ALT…). I believe it is something you don’t want to use in your home, but many may disagree with me. At least they are interesting photo objects… Skull Speakers is a post from: Happy Hotelier. Would you like to subscribe to my newsfeed, or my weekly newsletter? Last update: Tuesday, January 27, 2015Skull Speakers…
  • Kneuterdijk Palace

    GJE
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:49 am
    Architect Daniël Marot designed the Kneuterdijk palace in The Hague, The Netherlands, for Johan Hendrik, Count Van Wassenaer van Opdam. It was built between 1720 and 1730. Later, in 1816, the palace was bought by King Willem I of the Netherlands for his son, the later King William II who was married to Anna Pavlovna, a daughter of the Russian Czar, Paul I. In 1848 a new version of the Dutch Constitution was announced from its balcony by King Willem II. After WW II it was the seat of the Dutch War Tribunal. Currently, after extensive renovations, it is the seat of the Dutch Council of State,…
  • No Work Today

    GJE
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:19 pm
    I uploaded this photo of a bunch of not working snow canons to Picfair and gave it as a title “No Work Today” with in my head the song “No work today”….wrong! The music in my head was that of the song “No Milk Today” written by Graham Gouldman of 10 CC: No Work Today is a post from: Happy Hotelier. Would you like to subscribe to my newsfeed, or my weekly newsletter? Last update: Thursday, January 22, 2015No Work Today is a post from: Happy Hotelier. Would you like to subscribe to my newsfeed, or my weekly newsletter?
 
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    Smith Travel Blog

  • From the suitcase of… Tamara Kaye-Honey

    Amelia Mularz
    5 Mar 2015 | 1:25 pm
    A master at pattern and a virtuoso with texture, Tamara Kaye-Honey – founder of the interior design studio House of Honey – has helped create some of the hippest restaurants in LA and a slew of celebrity dwellings. Now, this Canadian-turned-Californian gives us the skinny on her travel tastes – everything from high-style track pants to summer camp for adults.   Last trip Scandinavia. My husband and I took our kids on a winter wonderland Christmas holiday. We started in Copenhagen, where the kids were enthralled with Tivoli Gardens, and then flew to Stockholm. There, we stayed at…
  • Extreme hotel makeover: Malliouhana Anguilla

    Laura House
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:22 am
    We love a good comeback story – and the revamp of the once-glamorous Malliouhana hotel on the isle of Anguilla is a rich tale. Opened in 1984 by a wealthy English garment baron and his landscape designer wife, this exclusive Caribbean retreat embodied the excess of that era: silver service, a dictionary-sized wine list and a massive pirate ship ‘sunk’ in the kiddie pool. We have visions of Dynasty at the beach. Who pushed JR into the pool? Under the tasteful direction of the luxury-experts at Auberge Resorts, Malliouhana was recently restored to its former glory and the jet-set…
  • Tulum spa guide: Three must-try treatments

    Amelia Mularz
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:05 pm
    Is your chakra in check? It’s a reasonable question should you find yourself in the Riviera Maya’s hippie hangout, Tulum. The seaside town is known for its spa rituals, many of them based on ancient Mayan and Aztec practices. That’s why we’ve rounded up the three therapies you won’t want to miss when you’re in this neck of the Yucatán. Save your mani/pedi for when you’re back home. 1. Aztec Chakra Balancing Massage, Yäan Wellness Energy Spa at Be Tulum Swedish, shiatsu, hot stone… you’re probably familiar with the usual massage methods.
  • Maalifushi by Como: the Maldives’ new star spa resort

    Kate Weir
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:33 am
    Pause for a second and imagine the lullaby of the Indian Ocean’s gently lapping waves, the nimble fingers of a skilled masseur working the knots out of your shoulders and the scent of tropical flowers drifting in on a gentle breeze: ladies and gents, welcome to the magical Maldivian spa at Maalifushi by Como… Bali’s Como Shambhala Estate may have nabbed the Best Spa Hotel 2014 gong at the most recent Smith Hotel Awards, but its atoll-perched sister property Maalifushi by Como has a swish overwater offering that’s turning heads. With visage-refreshing Guinot…
  • Learn Maltese with Casa Ellul

    Rachel Juarez-Carr
    21 Feb 2015 | 2:12 am
    Malta’s one of the hottest spots in Europe – Valletta‘s officially the sunniest capital on the continent – but its language is perhaps the coolest. You’ve have no problem whatsoever finding English speakers, of course (decades of British rule will do that to a country) but why not give the local lingo a go? Louise Pullicino, general manager of historic boutique hotel Casa Ellul in Valletta, gave us a quick primer on Maltese… Hello! – Bongu! Goodbye! – Caw! Please – Jekk Joghgbok Thank you – Grazzi Excuse me – Skuzani Do you speak English? – Inti titkellem…
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    Hotel Law Blog

  • Succession planning for the family-owned hospitality business

    Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®
    12 Feb 2015 | 8:00 pm
    12 February 2015 Succession planning for the family-owned hospitality business: protecting your family and your business The hospitality industry has been kind to families over the centuries, providing a good living for many, and significant wealth for others. Whether your family owns a hotel management company or hotels — involved with one or two small properties or a large chain of hotels — the responsibilities of your family-owned business are as profound as the advantages. Ensuring that the business continues to operate and provide for the family and others whose livelihood…
  • Just published: The ADA Compliance and Defense Guide — free download

    Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®
    3 Feb 2015 | 12:12 pm
    03 February, 2015 Click here for the latest articles on ADA Compliance & Defense. New Resource: The ADA Compliance and Defense Guide Download your free copy now! The Global Hospitality Group® of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) is pleased to announce the latest publication in our We Wrote the Book™ series : The ADA Compliance and Defense Guide, a practical handbook for owners and operators of hotels, restaurants, golf courses, spas and sports facilities, banks and other financial institutions, retail stores, shopping centers, theaters, sports arenas, and other places of…
  • Congressmen Jared Polis and Mark Amodei Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Permanently Authorize EB-5 Program on January 28, 2015

    Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:48 pm
    28 January 2015 Click here for the latest articles on EB-5 Financing.  This article was first published by EB5Investors.com on January 28, 2015.   Polis Bill Reform EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program With the regional center program set to expire in September 2015, the EB-5 industry has been given new life in the form of the American Entrepreneurship and Investment Act of 2015. The Act was introduced today by Congressmen Jared Polis (CO-02) and Mark Amodei (NV-02), and is a follow-up to last year’s bill of the same name. The bill would make the regional center program permanent and…
  • How to finance new hotel development with EB-5: Investors Conference at the Wynn Encore Resort

    Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®
    11 Jan 2015 | 7:43 pm
    11 January 2015 Click here for the latest articles on EB-5 Financing.    JMBM is a Platinum Sponsor of the EB-5 Investors Conference in Las Vegas on January 17, 2015 and will moderate and talk about EB-5 for hotel development JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® is pleased to be a Platinum sponsor of the upcoming EB-5 Investors Conference at the Wynn Encore Resort in Las Vegas on January 17, 2015. This is one of the premier conferences on this subject in the entire United States. Partner, Jonathan Bloch and I will moderate and participate in a panel on Hotel Development –…
  • ADA Defense Lawyer: New ADA standards for website accessibility

    Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®
    1 Jan 2015 | 8:28 pm
    01 January 2015 Click here for the latest articles on ADA Compliance & Defense. ADA Issues on Websites: Department of Justice Poised to Adopt Accessible Website Standards Since at least 2000, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has been advocating standardized website development and content to promote access to blind and low vision internet users.  In 2013, the DOJ withdrew its proposed Advanced Notice of Proposed Rule Making (ANPRM) which would have established standardized internet protocols by adopting the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. In 2006, we reported on the…
 
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    National Real Estate Investor

  • 10 Cities With Highest Office Rents

    6 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    As gateway cities' downtowns revive and thrive, office rents are rising. So we asked Colliers International which commercial business districts across the country have the highest average class-A office rents. While we expected New York City to dominate the list of the top 10 cities with the highest office rental rates, followed by San Francisco, we also found some surprises. For instance, renting office space in Downtown Manhattan costs approximately $22 per sq. ft. Interstitial Ads Frequency:  -1 read more
  • 10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (March 5, 2015)

    5 Mar 2015 | 7:32 am
    Glenn Rufrano appears to be the leading candidate to become chief executive of American Realty Capital Properties Inc., according to Wall Street Journal. More than half of Forest City's top executives and development team members are women, reveals Capital New York. And Bain Capital and Golden Gate are both vying to acquire Ann Taylor's parent company, Ann Inc., reports Chain Store Age. These are among today's must reads for around the commercial real estate industry. Content Classification:  Curated read more
  • 7 of the Largest Retail Centers in Mixed-Use Development

    5 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    While some experts bemoan the decline of bricks-and-mortar retail, the asset class is thriving when it comes to mixed-use development. Here are seven of the largest mixed-use developments featuring major new shopping centers that are set to open throughout 2015 and 2016. Interstitial Ads Frequency:  -1 read more
  • Is a REIT Structure the Solution to Sears’ Woes?

    5 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Sears Holdings announced it is moving forward with a plan to spin off 200 to 300 stores into a REIT. Chairman and CEO Edward S. Lampert expects the company to generate $2 billion or more in proceeds, yet industry experts question whether the move will solve Sears’ problems. read more
  • NREI/Marcus & Millichap Investor Sentiment Index Sets New Record High

    4 Mar 2015 | 11:11 am
    Exclusive results from the NREI/Marcus & Millichap Investor Sentiment Survey show that investor confidence in the commercial real estate market has surged to a new all-time high in the more than 10-year history of the survey. read more
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    Chefforfeng's Weblog

  • Reputation Management Links and Tips for Innkeepers

    Chef Forfeng
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:53 am
    Additional Recommended Reading: The Art of Responding to review sites for restaurants and lodging. Check to see if your business name is taken on social networks: http://namechk.com/ http://knowem.com/ -Don’t sign up for the service, just use it check (and be cognizant of the fact that they don’t seem to be right 100% of the time) Social Media Monitoring: http://nutshellmail.com   (Free) Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Yelp, Foursquare, and Citysearch* https://www.socialoomph.com   (the free version is all you need) (Twitter) * http://google.com/alerts  (Free) *****…
  • Innkeepers, Pinning Posts? Be Careful of the Date!

    Chef Forfeng
    18 Feb 2015 | 5:01 am
    I noticed something last week that should have been blindingly obvious to me and probably to everyone else out there, but I seem to see a lot of businesses doing this on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ and perhaps not even realizing it. I pinged to it myself last week, when showing someone the ins and outs of Google+ (logged in as themselves) and we visited my own personal Google+ page and my client said, “Hey, you haven’t posted anything since November, and your telling me to post frequently?” I said, “No, wait, I do post fairly often on my personal page and many…
  • Honey, Frangelico and Marscapone Filled Crepes with Frangelico Chocolate Drizzle

    Chef Forfeng
    7 Feb 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Crepe Ingredients: 2 cups Milk 2 cups Flour 2 tsp. Kosher salt 3 tsp. Sugar 2 Tbs. Vegetable Oil Preparation: Whisk Ingredients well until smooth. Heat a non-stick crepe pan on medium to high heat. Spray surface with cooking spray when pan is hot. Using a 4 oz ladle, ladle batter into the pan and swirl until batter is spread thin. Cook crepes over medium to high heat (medium if you are using gas, high if you are using electric) Once you see  a few bubbles forming on the top of the crepe, use a heat resist plastic spatula to flip the crepe over. After both sides are cooked, layer around an…
  • Pros and Cons of Social Media for Innkeepers-Linkedin

    Chef Forfeng
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:15 am
    © Prykhodov | Dreamstime.com – Businessman Holding IPhone With App LinkedIn On The Screen On A Photo This is the fourth in a series covering social media pros and cons for innkeepers, following will be Google+, Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram. Please check out the others in the series: Pros and Cons of Social Media for Innkeepers-Blogs the second, Pros and Cons of Social Media for Innkeepers-Youtube and the third, Social Media for Innkeepers-Twitter. Linkedin http://www.linkedin.com (for personal) http://www.linkedin.com/company/add/show  (for a business page) You need a personal…
  • 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…
 
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    London Hotels Insight

  • 9 London hotels named ‘Stellar Stays’ by HotelsCombined.

    Laura
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:09 am
    There’s no shortage of awards for hotels. In fact, there are so many that a hotel is probably doing quite poorly if they haven’t managed to nab at least one award from someone! But usually when lists of outstanding hotels include establishments from the whole of the UK, there might be two or three London hotels. Not so in the case of the list of ‘Stellar Stays 2014/15′ from hotel comparison site HotelsCombined. Their pick of 18 UK hotels features a whopping 9 (that’s 50%) from London alone. This at least helps redress the balance of the London hotels with poor…
  • M by Montcalm Shoreditch Tech City gets technical.

    Laura
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:12 am
    There’s a veritable spate of hotels pitched to open in Shoreditch over the next 2 years. One of the first to open its doors is M by Montcalm, launching in spring 2015. It’s the first high-end hotel in Tech City on the Silicon roundabout, so is naturally delivering some high-tech conveniences to guests. The hotel is particularly proud of its architecture from RIBA award winning architects. The 18-storey building has a “futuristic façade”, which was influenced by the work of Op-Art pioneer Bridget Riley. The building is one of the first in the world to absorb a horizontal…
  • The Rosewood’s new Slow Market isn’t dragging its feet.

    Laura
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:54 am
    Sundays are for gentle, lazy activities. If you do any physical activity, it should be something that doesn’t take too much out of you, like a ramble through the woods or perusing the local market. Rosewood London are making sure you have a market to wander in with a new weekly Slow Food and Living Market in their neoclassical courtyard. From 1st March 2015, the hotel is running an event with 30 stallholders. Check rates at Rosewood London The market is focused on sustainable and organic food, with each stallholder handpicked by the hotel’s chef Amandine Chaignot’s on the…
  • London hotels slated by watchdog over food hygiene.

    Chris Glithero
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    London’s hotels are renowned for the fine dining opportunities they offer; the sumptuous banquet of flavours, colours and aromas inspired by cuisines from all corners of the globe. But with an estimated 1000+ hotels in the city and lots more B&Bs and guesthouses, not all can maintain the same high standards. And it was recently revealed that more than sixty hotels in the capital were reprimanded by the Food Standards Agency over food hygiene. In total, more than 500 hotels across the UK have been told that they must improve their hygiene practices, according to the Evening Standard.
  • London boutique hotels roundup – February 2015.

    Chris Glithero
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:19 am
    The weather’s still chilly and sunny days are some way off, but London’s boutique hotel scene is nonetheless hotting up well. Here we take a look at the latest news from February and look to the month ahead and beyond. Tune Hotels opened their fifth London property at the beginning of the month – the Tune Hotel Canary Wharf. Located close to the Underground the new hotel has 130-rooms and will continue Tune’s philosophy of offering no-frills boutique stays at budget prices. Tune meanwhile has further UK properties planned, including a Shoreditch branch in 2016. The Hotel Café Royal…
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    Hospitality Law Check-In

  • Hospitality Sector Leads the Way

    <a href='http://www.gtlaw.com/People/NelsonFMigdal'>Nelson Migdal</a>
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:26 am
    It is difficult, if not impossible, to miss all of the positive indicators pointing to a robust and exceedingly vibrant hospitality sector. Whether it is the acquisition, financing, construction or opening of a limited service hotel in a suburban location or a non-NFL city, or the awe inspiring deals like the sale of the Waldorf Astoria or the Baccarat, the signs are all positive and the appetite for trophy product seems insatiable. Our experience working on both the Waldorf Astoria and Baccarat transactions has provided an up close and personal view of just how powerful our industry is right…
  • Considerations for the Boat Slip Sales Re-Emergence

    <a href='http://www.gtlaw.com/People/GlennAGerena?wosView=quickContact'>Glenn Gerena</a>
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:18 pm
    The long dormant boat slip and storage unit sales market is re-emerging after years of dismal sales. Marinas such as Sunset Harbour Yacht Club in Miami Beach, which had long slip sell lists a few years ago, now have waiting lists to buy slips, according to Ginger Hornaday of AquaMarine Global Group. The Sun-Sentinel recently reported on the re-emergence of the market for boat slip and boat storage sales in South Florida. The Sun-Sentinel noted an uptick in sales at Soverel Harbour Marina in Palm Beach Gardens and The Bluffs Marina in Jupiter, as well as the grand opening of the Dania Beach…
  • Employee Characteristics and Effective Hotel Leadership

    <a href='http://www.gtlaw.com/People/NelsonFMigdal'>Nelson Migdal</a>
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:44 am
    Written by Nelson F. Migdal and Molly Kane. What are the most important characteristics to possess in the hospitality industry? This question was recently posed among a highly experienced group of hospitality industry attorneys. Responses to the question included: enthusiasm for customer experience, working as a team, reliability, honesty, and being proactive as among the most important characteristics to possess in the hospitality industry. We thought the question was worth a deeper look. On Bill Marriott’s list of 12 Rules for Success he states that “it is more important to hire…
  • Which Family is Welcome at the Club?

    <a href='http://www.gtlaw.com/People/GlennAGerena?wosView=quickContact'>Glenn Gerena</a>
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:06 pm
    The days of the men’s golf club are over, and clubs that emphasize family oriented facilities are increasingly more common. Both traditional golf clubs and other clubs are struggling to define the family of members who have facilities use privileges. The trend is to expand the family definition, especially in resort and second home communities, to attract the family oriented market. Clubs have adopted a number of different family definitions: One member with option to pay additional joining payment and dues for family members; One joining payment for membership, but single, couple…
  • Resigned Members: It’s the Same Category

    <a href='http://www.gtlaw.com/People/GlennAGerena?wosView=quickContact'>Glenn Gerena</a>
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:07 am
    Spikes v. Hamilton Farms Golf Club (D. NJ 2014) Meiselman v. Hamilton Farms Golf Club (D. NJ 2011) Clubs that resell resigned memberships generally have separate “sell lists” for each membership category. Therefore, if a club sells memberships in a different membership category, those sales do not trigger resales of resigned memberships and the corresponding refund payments to the resigned members. When clubs issue memberships in “new” categories, the question arises as to whether the new category is truly a different membership category. In two separate cases (one…
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    Nick's Travel Blog

  • The Durham Download – Your Guide to Durham, NC

    Nick
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:19 pm
    There are many reasons why you might want to visit Durham, including visiting a nearby university such as Duke, a business trip to the Research Triangle or University Medical Center, or enjoying the vibrant nightlife of downtown. Because of the diverse attractions, there are many great choices when looking for cheap hotels in Durham, making your stay not only enjoyable but affordable, too – below are my top pics when visiting the area.To Be Near Campus, Check out the Hilton Garden Inn Durham/University Medical CenterAs one of the closest hotels to Duke University, the Hilton Garden Inn…
  • 48 Hours in Hong Kong: What You Can’t Miss

    Nick
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:57 pm
    (Photo Credit: Flickr)Hong Kong is a beautiful place known for it’s food, history and stunning architecture. But if you’re there for a quick trip or a layover, there are plenty of things you can do before heading off.Hong Kong Museum of History(Photo Credit: http://www.ferretingoutthefun.com/)There’s nothing like learning about Hong Kong’s history in one place during your quick trip. At the Hong Kong Museum of History, you’ll be able to learn about the rich history including ancient Hong Kong, folk culture and more. For the basic tour, it will take you about 2 hours. For a more…
  • 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 explore and 820…
  • 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 considering places from…
 
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    Are Morch - Hotel Blogger

  • 7 Social Media Trends: What Channels Are People Focusing On

    Are Morch
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:43 am
    7 Social Media Trends: What Channels Are People Focusing On Social Media Marketing changes year after year. New tactics evolve that help marketing managers promote their businesses while old methods die hard with changes in search engine optimization and consumer trends. 2015 is no different. Business owners who branch out and explore more than just the two most popular social media channels and can successfully streamline a coherent message with quality content will experience heavy revenue increases. The following seven social media channels will be widely popular during 2015: Facebook With…
  • 3 Seasonal Marketing Strategies For Hotels To Drive Traffic

    Are Morch
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:27 am
    3 Seasonal Marketing Strategies For Hotels To Drive Traffic Seasonal is most likely one of your most dreaded words as a hotel marketer. Slow seasons mean finding inventive ways to re-frame an offering or get it in front of new audiences, which can be creatively draining and leave you wondering whether your efforts will pay off. And busy seasons, while welcome, are stressful because there never seems to be enough hours in the day. However, with a proper strategy in place, not only will you be able to capitalize on busy seasons without running yourself in to the ground, you’ll also be able to…
  • How Hospitality eCommerce Startups Can Use Social to Get Their First Leads

    Are Morch
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:51 am
    How Hospitality eCommerce Startups Can Use Social to Get Their First Leads Social media is great for all industries, and this is especially true for hospitality businesses. Because the industry of hospitality is built on the happiness of customers, the visual nature of social media actually helps the marketing program of any hospitality business. Here are some ideas that are centered on creating an effective marketing program for your hospitality business using social media. Multimedia First of all, use the concept of multimedia. Most of the successful hospitality businesses around the world…
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    Premier Hotels Blog: London Premier Hotels

  • Deciding about which transport Pass to choose

    Alex Demetrius
    17 Feb 2015 | 1:01 am
    It can be rather confusing making a decision as to which transport card to use when in London. The three options (Oyster, contactless payment and Travelcard) available to use the public transport system, can stump travellers who are new to the city of London. Using public transport is the most cost-effective way to get around the city. Whether it is for travel to the numerous tourist attractions in the city or to the hotels in Queensway, it will save you a packet in comparison to using any private form of transport. Trying to select the most effective transport pass mode depends mainly on the…
  • The Shard – An iconic landmark

    Alex Demetrius
    11 Feb 2015 | 12:14 am
    One of London’s most iconic structures is the Shard, which has the distinction of being out of the highest   buildings in Western Europe. At an impressive 95 storeys rising up to 310m (1,016ft) it dwarfs most other structures that dot the London skyline. In fact it is close to double of the previous tallest structure that lies at Canary Wharf. With 306 flights of stairs, it has 44 lifts and uses the latest in lift technology including double-decker lifts. The view offered from the observation deck of the top floor of the building is breathtaking. On a clear day you can practically look…
  • Unravelling the mystery of London transport fares for children

    Alex Demetrius
    9 Feb 2015 | 12:09 am
    One of the most consuming things in the transport system is the child fares on that are charged on London’s Underground and buses. They differ every year and also are different for different areas in the city. The authorities generally make revisions and alterations on 2nd January every year when ticket prices and regulations undergo a review and normally changes are introduced which in particular have to do with child fares. Travelling with kids to different zones in the city might cost quite a bit, if a traveller is not aware of the different fares that apply to kids. The fares differ as…
  • Travel light to enjoy a fabulous holiday

    Alex Demetrius
    7 Feb 2015 | 11:57 pm
    Going on a holiday is a pleasurable experience, especially if it is after a long and hectic period spent juggling between professional and personal commitments! It does of course take a fair bit of planning and preparation to ensure you have a hassle free and thoroughly enjoyable holiday. There are quite a few things to keep in mind when we are in the process, which include making hotel and transport reservations, air-tickets, visa preparations and of course packing and baggage. This is an extremely important aspect as lugging heavy baggage around, is not the ideal way to spend a holiday. If…
  • Things to keep you busy in a train delay at St. Pancras station

    Alex Demetrius
    4 Feb 2015 | 11:40 pm
    All of us have experienced delays when travelling either at the airports or when travelling by rail. We rush to the station to ensure that we reach on time to board the train, rush through the milling crowds to get to the boarding platform. When we look up to read the schedule boards we find that there is a delay. Not really the best thing to happen especially considering the rush of checking out from the hotel and the frayed nerves. In this scenario what is the best option to kill the extra time. If the delay is for 30-60 minutes we could linger on the platform until the train arrives. If…
 
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    ReviewPro

  • Join ReviewPro at ITB Berlin 2015!

    ReviewPro
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:06 am
    From March 4 until 8, ReviewPro – along with more than 10,000 other travel industry professionals – will attend the world’s leading travel trade show, ITB Berlin 2015 at the Messe Berlin. ReviewPro’s team of guest intelligence experts, including CEO RJ Friedlander, will be available each day at the ReviewPro booth, located in Hall 6.1, Stand 140. The ReviewPro team will be there to train existing and new clients on the concept of Guest Intelligence, which the company has pioneered with the combination of its award-winning, innovative online reputation management (ORM) and Guest…
  • Secrets of Success from Singapore’s #1 Hotel on TripAdvisor

    RJ Friedlander
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:35 am
    Popular with both business and leisure travelers, THE FOREST by WANGZ is a boutique serviced apartment complex located in the heart of Singapore. The property has three different types of serviced apartments (all of which include a fully-equipped kitchenette, complimentary Internet, local calls, breakfast and parking) available for both short- and long-term stays. Impressively, THE FOREST has earned and kept the coveted number one spot on TripAdvisor since shortly after opening more than three years ago. ReviewPro CEO, RJ Friedlander, sat down with Zhiling Wang, Marketing &…
  • 3 Guides for Better Hotel Service

    ReviewPro
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:39 am
    In the oldest industry in the world, the best hotels realise that true hospitality transforms a simple transaction (i.e guest pays for hotel bed, sleeps) into an unforgettable experience. Research has proven the link between guest review ratings and revenue, which is why maintaining a healthy level of guest satisfaction is vital to attracting future guests. We’ve put together three of our most popular white papers which analyse every element of service – from training staff to requesting reviews from happy guests and monitoring feedback – to actively improve service at your hotel.
  • Pestana Hotels & Resorts Selects ReviewPro to Provide Guest Intelligence Solutions to Hotels Worldwide

    ReviewPro
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:09 am
    Barcelona, Spain – February 23, 2015 – The largest hotel chain in Portugal, Pestana Hotels & Resorts, has selected ReviewPro, the leading provider of Guest Intelligence solutions to independent hotel brands worldwide, as their new technology provider. More than 70 Pestana properties around the world implemented ReviewPro’s Guest Intelligence solutions, including Online Reputation Management (ORM) and Guest Survey Solution (GSS). This partnership provides Pestana properties with the integrated tools necessary to better monitor guest feedback – both via online review sites and…
  • LIVE Webinar: Drive RevPAR at Your Hotel Using Guest-Centric Data

    ReviewPro
    18 Feb 2015 | 4:30 am
    Wondering how your property can stand out from the competition? Looking for a way to proactively increase bookings and revenue? We can help! On Thursday, February 26th, join ReviewPro’s live webinar: Date & Time: 45min webinar on Thursday February 26th 2015 | 5pm (CET – GMT+1) Click here to convert to your timezone In this informative session, RJ Friedlander, CEO of ReviewPro, Patrick Bosworth, CEO of Duetto, and Chris Anderson, Associate Professor of the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, will discuss the evolving role of revenue management in the hospitality industry.
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  • Perfect honeymoon destination in Hawaii

    hotel
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Perfect honeymoon destination in Hawaii is a post from: New Hotel Perfect honeymoon for you – Everyone knows that the best part of marriage is the honeymoon. When selecting a honeymoon destination, you must choose wisely. You can not go wrong with Hawaii. It has a perfect climate, varying only a few degrees in temperature from season to season. Even in winter, you can expect to have eighty degrees. You have five different options to choose from when deciding which island you choose to visit during your stay in Hawaii. They are each unique and beautiful in their own way. Hawaii honeymoon…
  • Finding discount air travel ticket

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    25 Feb 2015 | 12:14 am
    Finding discount air travel ticket is a post from: New Hotel Do you know type of factor like a discount air travel ticket? Cheap business class tickets or any other airline special offers, everybody really wants to book airfare tickets cheap, but make certain you don’t hurry in to the first good deal? air travel tickets Finding air travel ticket offers for any bargain can appear a mighty challenge and often impossible. But also for the discerning airfare ticket hunter you will find indeed some innovative ways in which clever consumers will find really fantastic deals on the cheap online…
  • Cheap travel in Latin America

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    22 Feb 2015 | 11:38 pm
    Cheap travel in Latin America is a post from: New Hotel Low budget travel in Latin America – one of the biggest considerations when traveling is here to stay. Some vacation destinations are much cheaper than others, so those on a budget should carefully select their holidays location. One of the most exciting destinations, and is cheaper for budget travelers, the countries of Central and South America. Latin America Cheap budget travel to Latin America Go where your dollars go further is to be directed to one of the cardinal rules of travel budget, and the US dollar, and in several…
  • New hotel in California Pa

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    20 Feb 2015 | 6:27 pm
    New hotel in California Pa is a post from: New Hotel List hotel in California Pennsylvania – When we take a walk or go somewhere for work purposes, meetings and take time to rest course we would need a hotel for the night and put our supplies that we have prepared. Doing business in the field of property like the hotel very profitable and promising because the hotel is now very important role and in need apart for us a break after a long day of work, hotel for some people who have a business and should be around from one city to another of his need for a place to stay because hotel for…
  • Hostelling for you

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    20 Feb 2015 | 3:16 am
    Hostelling for you is a post from: New Hotel Hostelling is just for you? Hostelling was once considered the domain of university leading across Europe for the first time. However hostel grown, all ages and types of people. If your travel budget, in a shelter can be a great experience for the traveler with a sense of adventure. hostel Hostelling International Of course, this hostel is not traveling around the world, and some travelers prefer to spend more money for hosting alone. In general, Travel Inn is for individuals or international groups of young people traveling together. Hostel rooms…
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  • ‘Ganja’ Is Now Legal in Jamaica – What Does That Mean?

    cavel
    4 Mar 2015 | 11:33 am
    What Does That Mean?               Credit: Luiz Fernando Reis I’ve had a few guests and potential guests ask about the recent legalization of small amounts of marijuana in Jamaica. Jamaican culture—particularly the Rastafarian tradition—has a long association with the ‘ganja’ plant. The association is so strong, in fact, a
  • IF YOU READ ONE ARTICLE ABOUT JAMAICA WEATHER READ THIS ONE

    cavel
    28 Feb 2015 | 6:21 am
    Jamaica, the home of Reggae and is the most captivating and liveliest island in the English-speaking Caribbean. It is one of the most beautiful island on earth and a popular travel destination for tourists, thanks to the country’s wonderful climate, villas and all-inclusive resorts. Here you will find several beautiful beaches, exotic restaurants, fascinating monuments
  • Top Family Friendly Activities in Ocho Rios, Jamaica

    cavel
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:46 am
    Many of Jamaica’s guests come to us for romantic getaways. Proposals, weddings and honeymoons all find a perfect stage here, set with the romance of watercolor sunrises and wide, sandy beaches for hand-in-hand strolls. But what about the handful of years after the honeymoon? When the house is full of little ones and you need
  • Ocho Rios Jamaica Hidden Treasure A Must See

    cavel
    21 Feb 2015 | 7:36 am
    Ocho Rios (Spanish for “Eight Rivers”) is located in the parish of St Ann on the north coast of Jamaica. Ocho Rios is one of Jamaica’s main tourist destinations a port of call for many cruise lines, some of the most lux villas, condos resorts and spas in the Caribbean. The perfect place to melt
  • You haven’t seen These Jamaica Resort Areas on Buzzfeed.

    cavel
    9 Feb 2015 | 4:52 pm
    The Dummies Guide to Jamaica Resort Areas Negril ~ If Your friends told you to Jump Off a Cliff Would You? If you love scenery, Negril, Jamaica can provide it. All-inclusive resorts give way to a 7-mile beach where you can stroll the shore, swim, or snorkel in bliss. West End Road treats visitors to
 
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  • A Real-Life Look at the Downside of Renting a Website for Your Hotel

    djvallauri
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    I had such a sad telephone conversation with a General Manager yesterday. It was so sad and disappointing, in fact, that I wanted to share it with you here. Let it be a cautious tale about renting a hotel website… The conversation started with the GM just looking to get some information about whether Lodging Interactive might be able help him drive more business and booked revenues into his hotel. You see he proceeded to tell me he had his “new” website created and launched about 8 months ago and ever since the first month his search engine rankings and subsequent direct…
  • #AskDJV – Episode 15: Social Customer Service

    djvallauri
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    It is week 15 of the #AskDJV Show! In this week’s episode, I am talking about how you convince your General Manager to give you the resources needed to properly manage your social media marketing and social customer service opportunities. Want more #AskDJV? Visit our website to view all of the episodes we’ve posted. You can also check back here each Friday for the latest episode. Do you have a question for me? Tweet me @DJVallauri using the hashtag #AskDJV, and your question could be featured on the show! Thanks for watching! The post #AskDJV – Episode 15: Social Customer…
  • #AskDJV – Episode 14: Social Media Marketing & Social Customer Care Collide

    djvallauri
    20 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    In Episode 14 of the #AskDJV Show, I talk about why social media marketing and social customer care are colliding. Want more #AskDJV? Visit our website to view all of the episodes we’ve posted. You can also check back here each Friday for the latest episode. Do you have a question for me? Tweet me @DJVallauri using the hashtag #AskDJV, and your question could be featured on the show! Thanks for watching! The post #AskDJV – Episode 14: Social Media Marketing & Social Customer Care Collide appeared first on Lodging Interactive.
  • Why We Love These Twitter Engagement Tips (and You Should, Too!)

    Kristine Gilbert
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Hoteliers: Learn how to get more out of your social efforts with some of our top Twitter engagement tips. With over 288 million active users, it is imperative that hotels know that they can’t take a backseat approach to this ever-growing social channel. It isn’t enough to simply have a Twitter account anymore. We are in an era of instantaneous and immediate. Twitter users are frequently taking to their computers, tablets and smart phones to share ideas, reviews and learn more about the businesses they deal with. In the hotel industry, the difference in your Twitter engagement strategy…
  • #AskDJV – Episode 13: The Wide vs. Deep Approach in Social Media

    djvallauri
    13 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Social media may be free to set-up but you still have to dedicate your time to reap its benefits. In this week’s episode, I discuss the “Wide” vs. “Deep” approach to gaining followers. Find out which one will work best for your hotel. Want more #AskDJV? Visit our website to view all of the episodes we’ve posted. You can also check back here each Friday for the latest episode. Do you have a question for me? Tweet me @DJVallauri using the hashtag #AskDJV, and your question could be featured on the show! Thanks for watching! The post #AskDJV – Episode 13:…
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    The Viewaholic Word - The Most Perfect View

  • Hotels near the Eiffel Tower with a Perfect Paris View

    Paulo Palha
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:26 pm
    Stay close to the Eiffel Tower and enjoy a perfect Paris hotel view.What would be the cherry on top of the cake on your next stay in Paris? For us, it is very clear: an unforgettable Eiffel Tower view from the privacy of your room. Either you're alone or with that special someone, going to bed with a beautiful sparkling Eiffel Tower wishing you a good night sleep is just the perfect way to end another memorable day in Paris. For all of those who can't get enough of this Parisian iconic landmark, we introduce you to a selection of hotels near the Eiffel Tower that are not only close but also…
  • A Perfect Hotel View: Hotel Duquesa de Cardona - Barcelona, Spain

    Paulo Palha
    1 Feb 2015 | 1:59 pm
    An unique hotel view over Barcelona Port.Ms. Sandra Martinez, Hotel Duquesa de Cardona Marketing Director, explains why she finds this Barcelona hotel view so inspiring. What makes Hotel Duquesa de Cardona view so perfect?  It is a wide open panoramic view: you can see the two towers of Port Olimpic, the quarter of Barceloneta ( which is very different from the Port Olimpic, being able to compare different sides of the city), the old port full of yachts and boats and the business area from the port and cruise ships.When (season, month, day, night) is the view…
  • A Perfect Hotel View: Palazzo Parigi Hotel & Grand Spa - Milan, Italy

    Paulo Palha
    17 Jan 2015 | 2:52 am
    Where modernity and history come together in a perfect Milan hotel view.Mrs. Giambelli, architect and owner of Palazzo Parigi Hotel & Grand Spa, describes in detail the breathtaking views awaiting you on your next visit to Milan.What makes Palazzo Parigi Hotel & Grand Spa view so perfect?  Exceptionally for a hotel set right in the heart of the city, Palazzo Parigi stands alone, with no other buildings. Rooms and suites are positioned from 4th floor upwards, therefore our guests can enjoy a lovely view from their balcony or terrace, either…
  • A Perfect Hotel View: The First Luxury Art Hotel Roma - Rome, Italy

    Paulo Palha
    10 Jan 2015 | 8:34 am
    An exciting art hotel with a spectacular view over Rome.This time we invite you to get to know The First Luxury Art Hotel Roma views, among the finest you will find in the Eternal City. We have asked Daniela Moita, the hotel's Marketing Manager, to describe for us the inspiring vistas enjoyed from this charming boutique hotel in Rome. The above images certainly match her description.What makes The First Luxury Art Hotel Roma view so perfect?  The rooftop garden has a unique 360 degrees view over the rooftops of Rome. The hotel, located in the very heart of Rome,…
  • A Perfect Hotel View: Pebble House - Cornwall, United Kingdom

    Paulo Palha
    7 Jan 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Looking for hotels in Cornwall with sea views? Look no further.Introducing you to Pebble House, a charming place with staggering sea views in Cornwall peninsula. We invite you to learn more about the views of this piece of paradise as we chatted with Andrea and Simon Cooper, owners of Pebble House.What makes Pebble House view so perfect?  Uninterrupted 180 degree coastal and rural views that are ever changing and watching the local fishing boats out in the bay below on their daily catch bobbing around at4.30am with their lights twinkling, or as the sun rises out over the…
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  • How to Manage Your Hotel’s Online Presence in 2015

    18 Feb 2015 | 4:10 am
    Whether you’re a brand new 3-bedroom guest house or a successful hotel chain (especially if you’re a successful hotel chain), you can no longer ignore the digital era we are now in. Image Source It is now dead-easy for anyone to search for your business online – and whether you’ve made an effort to control your online presence or not, there will be some information about your bed and breakfast/hotel/guest house online. Mark my words, someone will have left a review somewhere, whether it’s on Facebook, Trip Advisor or a small hard-to-find travel forum – your guests will be talking…
  • How to Conquer Jet Lag - Before, During and After Travel Tips

    26 Jan 2015 | 4:13 am
    Desynchronosis or more commonly known as ‘jet lag’ is the result of travelling at rapid speeds through several time zones in an aircraft. By travelling through different time zones at such high speeds, your internal body clock doesn’t have the time to catch up, resulting in you feeling fatigued and irritable. With many of us travelling by air these days whether it be for holidays or business, jet lag is something we will all endure. The level of jet lag you will experience will depend on where you are travelling and how far out of your current time zone. Travelling east will disrupt…
  • 10 Countries You’ve Never Heard Of (But You’ll Wish You Had)

    16 Dec 2014 | 3:06 am
    1. Panama Panama (officially the Republic of Panama) is the southernmost country of Central America and the whole of North America. Described as a cheaper, less touristy version of Costa Rica, Panama is the only place in the world where you can see the sun rise on the Pacific and set on the Atlantic. Famous for its 48 mile ship canal, which connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. This was built over the course of a decade and was opened in 1914. One of the largest and most difficult engineering projects ever undertaken, the Panama Canal shortcut greatly reduced the time (and the…
  • The World’s Craziest Laws – Interactive Map

    3 Dec 2014 | 3:17 am
    Each country (as we know) is governed by its own laws that play a huge role in our behaviour. For the majority, we do things without a moment’s thought since as a society we know the difference between right and wrong. But the world is a strange place that has a tendency to baffle us at times and law is a topic that is no different. Many laws have been written a long time ago, implemented and then forgotten or ignored. For example, in Peru, unmarried young men are not permitted to keep female alpacas in their apartments. The world is full of crazy laws that are sometimes hard to comprehend.
  • 10 Haunted Hotels You Should Brave This Halloween

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:05 am
    Whether you’re a believer or not, we dare you to try one of these eerie dwellings for your Halloween getaway this year. 1. The Mermaid Inn, Rye, East Sussex The Mermaid Inn is a Grade 2 listed historical inn, dating all the way back to the 12th century. Filled with secret passages, priest-holes and sliding wall panels, the inn has a strong connection with the notorious Hawkhurst Gang of smugglers who used it in the 1730s-40s as one of their strongholds. Some of the smugglers and other characters are said to haunt the inn. The Mermaid Inn has been hailed as one of the most haunted inns in…
 
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