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  • Starwood allows SPG members to use their Apple Watches as room keys

    AH&LA SmartBrief
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:02 am
    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has enabled the use of Apple Watch devices for checking in and unlocking select hotel roo -More- 
  • IHGA Unveils New External Employer Brand

    Hotel News
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:51 am
    InterContinental Hotels Group PLC Broadwater Park Denham, Buckinghamshire, UB9 5HR United Kingdom Phone: +44 871 942 Fax: +44 871 942 9101 Visit Website InterContinental Hotels Group , one of the world's leading hotel companies with operations in nearly 100 countries worldwide, has today announced the relaunch of its external facing Employer Brand. The new brand identity, 'All of you at IHG', has evolved from in-depth market research which revealed the importance of developing a user-friendly, engaging and interactive digital identity.
  • Macau: Macau Hotel Madness: Who's Opening There Next?

    HotelChatter -
    28 Apr 2015 | 8:30 am
    The Sands Cotai Central. At the front is the St. Regis Macao, opening in December.Recently, we took a closer look at all the shiny new hotels that are expected to open in Dubai in the coming years. What surprised us there was that Dubai's scene is becoming more "lifestyle" rather than "high-end luxury". Of course, this is Dubai so the hotels will keep time with the city's unofficial credo of "more is more."However, in Macau, a former Portuguese colony which has exploded in the past decade as a glitzy gambling destination, the city's unofficial credo when it comes to the hotel scene might just…
  • Selling Underwear to Lumberjacks

    Marriott on the Move
    Marriott on the Move
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:04 am
    It’s not quite the same as selling ice cubes to Eskimos, but selling long, woolen black underwear to lumberjacks in the hot summer comes pretty close. I’ve heard this story since I was a little boy. Let me tell you what my dad did to pull it off. My dad...
  • Getting dirt under our fingernails to demonstrate Tourism’s benefits

    Saturday Briefing
    25 Apr 2015 | 3:02 am
    BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — While the global Travel & Tourism industry is typically perceived positively, it is not always seen in a flattering light, particularly in political campaign season when some candidates are looking for a handy target. Very … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
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  • IHGA Unveils New External Employer Brand

    28 Apr 2015 | 6:51 am
    InterContinental Hotels Group PLC Broadwater Park Denham, Buckinghamshire, UB9 5HR United Kingdom Phone: +44 871 942 Fax: +44 871 942 9101 Visit Website InterContinental Hotels Group , one of the world's leading hotel companies with operations in nearly 100 countries worldwide, has today announced the relaunch of its external facing Employer Brand. The new brand identity, 'All of you at IHG', has evolved from in-depth market research which revealed the importance of developing a user-friendly, engaging and interactive digital identity.
  • Luisa Via Roma promotes latest trends on Polyvore - Luxury Daily

    28 Apr 2015 | 2:42 am
    Please click here to register for Luxury Daily newsletter Luxury brands honor the arts with Whitney Museum involvement Luxury brands are showing an enthusiasm for art and culture through initiatives celebrating the Whitney Museum of American Art's reopening in Downtown New York May 1. Click here to read the entire article Luxury Insights Summit 2015 New York, April 29: Register now to learn from industry experts Join speakers from YouGov, Interbrand, Shullman Research Center, Boston Retail Partners, McCann Truth Central, Havas Media, Ipsos and Wealth-X at the exclusive Luxury Insights Summit…
  • Westin Hotels & Resorts Makes Debut On Jekyll Island, Georgia's Acclaimed Barrier Reef Island

    27 Apr 2015 | 10:24 pm
    Officials with Jekyll Oceanfront Hotel, LLC , a joint venture comprised of several investors including Leon N. Weiner & Associates, Inc, a nationally recognized real estate development company, and New Castle Hotels & Resorts, an award- winning, independent third-party hotel manager, owner and developer, and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced the opening of The Westin Jekyll Island, a 200-room, convention-class, beachfront hotel on Georgia's acclaimed barrier island. It is one of six new Westin hotels opening in North America this year, and follows the brand's…
  • Moxy Hotels announces first hotel in Eastern Europe.

    27 Apr 2015 | 6:15 pm
    Marriott International announced the introduction of its new lifestyle brand, Moxy Hotels to Eastern Europe, in partnership with developers, GMT Group. The 130 room Moxy Tbilisi Hotel will be managed by Marriott International and is expected to open in 2017.
  • Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Joins the White House's UpSkill America Program

    27 Apr 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has a rich history of identifying talented entry-level associates and cultivating their skills into increasingly challenging positions. At Starwood there are many examples of associates who started working at the front desk or as a room attendant who advanced to positions of Supervisor, Manager or even Regional Director.
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  • Macau: Macau Hotel Madness: Who's Opening There Next?

    28 Apr 2015 | 8:30 am
    The Sands Cotai Central. At the front is the St. Regis Macao, opening in December.Recently, we took a closer look at all the shiny new hotels that are expected to open in Dubai in the coming years. What surprised us there was that Dubai's scene is becoming more "lifestyle" rather than "high-end luxury". Of course, this is Dubai so the hotels will keep time with the city's unofficial credo of "more is more."However, in Macau, a former Portuguese colony which has exploded in the past decade as a glitzy gambling destination, the city's unofficial credo when it comes to the hotel scene might just…
  • London: Hilton Puts Its Name on Bankside London Hotel, Westin Will Come Just Across the River

    28 Apr 2015 | 7:25 am
    It’s maybe not quite six months since we last looked at the Hilton Bankside, but it’s worth checking in on the hotel now rather than wait for our usual twice-a-year update on the long-running project. Why? Because not only does less scaffolding give us a better view of the hotel’s exterior, we also have proof that this indeed will be a Hilton: the logo is right there. What’s more, it seems Starwood is preparing to attach its Westin logo to a project nearby. Read on for details. If you need a little refresh on the Hilton and why you should care, here we go: yes, it is one…
  • St Austell: Will This Be the Greenest Hotel in the World?

    28 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    The Eden Project, an eco garden (but so much more than that) is one of the UK’s biggest tourist attractions. But until now, getting there has been a bit of a faff. There isn’t a huge number of decent hotels in the immediate vicinity, near St Austell in Cornwall, and most of the holiday cottages in the area only rent by the week. Perhaps this is why the Eden Project has finally stepped into the breach, announcing plans for a 115-room onsite timber-clad hotel.
  • Pay for Two, Stay Three at Dorsett's Hong Kong Hotels Next Month

    28 Apr 2015 | 6:25 am
    Heavenly views for less at Dorsett Mongkok There tend to be two givens about Hong Kong hotels: they will have wonderful views, and they will be expensive. Which is why we’re rather attracted to this deal from Dorsett Hotels: book two nights at any Hong Kong Dorsett between May 3 and June 30, and they’ll give you a third entirely free.
  • Aside from Starwood Hotels, Who Else Has an App for Apple Watch?

    27 Apr 2015 | 2:44 pm
    We're highly doubtful that an Apple Watch will change the way you stay in a hotel (#googleglass #neverforget) but the watch will give travelers some new technology to try out during their hotel stay.Starwood Hotels were the first out the gate with an Apple Watch app for their Starwood Preferred Guest program. This app will let guests check-in, check-out and open their room door--should they be staying at one of the 118 Aloft and W Hotels that are equipped with the right technology. On the heels of that announcement, Marriott Hotels said they too would have an Apple Watch app, one that would…
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    Marriott on the Move

  • Selling Underwear to Lumberjacks

    Marriott on the Move
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:04 am
    It’s not quite the same as selling ice cubes to Eskimos, but selling long, woolen black underwear to lumberjacks in the hot summer comes pretty close. I’ve heard this story since I was a little boy. Let me tell you what my dad did to pull it off. My dad...

    Marriott on the Move
    19 Apr 2015 | 6:02 am
    New Year's Day 1970, brother Dick and our families with our parents Family has always been number one in my life. As a father, I made it a point to be home for dinner every night I was in town. Over my career, I arrived at the office at 8:00...
  • The Hubble Travels Brilliantly

    Marriott on the Move
    12 Apr 2015 | 1:57 pm
    JW Marriott, Alice Marriott , Bill Marriott, and Debbie Marriott Harrison with John Glenn and his parents at the Key Bridge Marriott (March 1, 1962) Last week I received an invitation from an associate at Marriott’s headquarters to the 25th Anniversary of the Hubble Telescope. I was really interested in...
  • Where's the Color?

    Marriott on the Move
    5 Apr 2015 | 8:18 am
    There’s a famous 1980s hamburger TV commercial where a little old lady opens the bun of a hamburger only to find a dime-sized paddy and says, “Where’s the beef?” I recently opened the door to our test room and asked, “Where’s the color?” It’s no secret. I like red. Each...
  • Interviewed by a Millennial (Part 2)

    Marriott on the Move
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:13 am
    Cornell University School of Hotel Administration students My Favorite Things, Career Advice & Online Dating My blog assistant, Ayanna, was so probing with her questions last week that we had plenty of good material left over. (If you missed it, here's Part 1.) As with all good interviewers, Ayanna waited...
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    Saturday Briefing

  • Getting dirt under our fingernails to demonstrate Tourism’s benefits

    25 Apr 2015 | 3:02 am
    BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — While the global Travel & Tourism industry is typically perceived positively, it is not always seen in a flattering light, particularly in political campaign season when some candidates are looking for a handy target. Very … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Adam Williams receives his Po‘okela award

    25 Apr 2015 | 3:01 am
    BY LEAH MATTERS — Congratulations were in order as Adam Williams from the Outrigger Twin Towns Resort received his Po‘okela award for Excellence in Demonstrating Outrigger Value of Accountability – having the courage and discipline to act on our responsibilities … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Anzac Day

    25 Apr 2015 | 3:01 am
    BY GAVAN CONWAY — Today, Australia and New Zealand will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the landing of the British Imperial forces on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey. The military forces on that day were mostly comprised of Australian and … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Women in Lodging enriched in service

    25 Apr 2015 | 3:01 am
    BY NAPUA PEREZ HO — On Saturday, April 18, volunteers from Women in Lodging (WIL) met at Magic Island for Keiki o ka ‘Āina’s “Board & Stone” project. Outrigger was well represented by Barbara Campbell (WIL board member), Sheryl Tsugawa, … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Rainbow Wahine victorious at the inaugural Outrigger Resorts Invitational

    25 Apr 2015 | 3:01 am
    BY KATHY HANSBERRY AND GLAIZA DE GRACIA — The University of Hawai‘i Rainbow Wahine sand volleyball team achieved a perfect 3-0 sweep over Grand Canyon, San Jose State and Hawai’i Pacific University at the inaugural Outrigger Resorts Invitational. April 18-19, … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
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    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.
  • Easter Brunch 2015

    Benjamin Barber
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:18 pm
    Easter is almost here and that means it’s time for another Easter Brunch roundup! We’ve got an awesome selection of menus to choose from, so let’s dig in. While you’re on property, don’t forget to sign up for Jackpot Patrol, you Read More ... The post Easter Brunch 2015 appeared first on Station Casinos Blog.
  • Crazy 4 Poker℠ | Game of the Week

    Benjamin Barber
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:54 am
    Poker fans get ready for some fast paced action!  Crazy 4 Poker pits the player against the dealer in a 4 card showdown for big payouts.  Much like it’s brethren Three Card Poker℠ and Four Card Poker℠, this title delivers quick hits Read More ... The post Crazy 4 Poker℠ | Game of the Week appeared first on Station Casinos Blog.
  • Gamblin’ Fan’s Glossary Part 2

    Benjamin Barber
    28 Mar 2015 | 11:31 am
    Hey gang, we’re back with another set of gambling slang to share with you. Parimutuel Betting This term is just fun to say. With origins in French, Pari Mutuel loosely translates to “mutual betting.” Probably won’t see that on the Read More ... The post Gamblin’ Fan’s Glossary Part 2 appeared first on Station Casinos Blog.
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    FeedBlitz News

  • Turn Facebook Fans Into Email Subscribers

    21 Apr 2015 | 11:17 am
    When Facebook rolled out their Call-to-Action button, business owners everywhere scrambled to figure out how best to to use this new marketing option.  If you aren’t using Facebook’s Call-to-Action button to encourage page fans to subscribe to your site’s mailing list, you’re missing out on an opportunity to exponentially grow your list — and protect yourself in case a future Facebook algorithm or policy change reduces the visibility of your page even further. Since Facebook page fans are people who have sought you out, they are likely to be your target audience and…
  • Monetize Your Mailings: Introducing the Marquee Ad Unit

    Phil Hollows
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:27 am
    FeedBlitz is enabling a new, higher earning ad-unit, called a “Marquee” for publishers opted in to our ad network. The marquee unit in testing has significantly boosted earnings, in some cases nearly doubled them. As such, we’re really excited about this new ad format, and have enabled marquees for all publishers currently earning with our email ad network. Marquees go live for everyone using our ad network tomorrow, March 31st, 2015. Marquees don’t always show, but when they do, they appear exactly once per mailing, just under your logo and above the post content. If…
  • Faster Ad Revenue Reporting

    Phil Hollows
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Publishers making the most of their content by monetizing with FeedBlitz’s unique RSS and email ad service can find out how they’re doing more quickly. Ad earnings are now being calculated hourly, with about an hour’s delay, instead of overnight. In other words, checking your ad earnings at 2pm will give you an idea of your earnings through about 1pm today, and the numbers are updated hourly. Ad earnings are reported at My Account | Ad Revenue Share | Opt-In Ad Reports in the left sidebar navigation. If you’re not using our ads and would like to try them out, you can…
  • We’ve Added @Animoto to our Video in Email Support

    Phil Hollows
    11 Mar 2015 | 7:59 am
    FeedBlitz today enabled support for @Animoto video embedding in emails we send for our publishers; an example using yesterday’s SmartForms announcement video is included here. What this means is that if you embed an Animoto video in a post, FeedBlitz will automatically convert that to a video thumbnail and mail that out instead (videos typically don’t work well in emails, here’s why). You don’t have to do anything special to include the thumbnail — it just works. Like our other supported video platforms (including YouTube, Vimeo, Wistia and more) the thumbnail…
  • SmartForms: The Email Subscription Form Wises Up

    Phil Hollows
    10 Mar 2015 | 7:03 am
    Today I’m delighted to announce the introduction of FeedBlitz “SmartForms” – responsive, adaptive, flexible subscription forms available now, for free, with every active FeedBlitz publisher account. To view the video online, go to What’s Wrong with Email Subscription Forms Today There are several problems with almost every subscription form out there right now, no matter what product, plugin, widget or service you’re using. Very often they’re not responsive — in other words, ill suited for mobile…
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  • Rate parity: The battle to determine how hotel rooms are bought
    28 Apr 2015 | 12:10 am
    Rate parity is under challenge and most industry observers believe it will soon either loosen up or disappear entirely. And that, in turn, will have a big impact on how you shop for hotel accommodations. Currently, the center of the challenge is in Europe, but whatever happens in Europe will almost certainly cross the Atlantic, and vice versa.
  • Traditional airline alliances will not survive, says OAG
    28 Apr 2015 | 12:09 am
    As the leading American and Gulf carriers embroil themselves in an unfair competition debate, the next stage of the battle for global air passenger markets has commenced. Those airlines which are focused purely on traditional alliance models may have taken their eye off the ball as rapid changes take place, according to OAG.
  • Are OTAs really killing brick and mortar travel agencies?
    28 Apr 2015 | 12:08 am
    Before assuming the world of brick and mortar agencies is heaving its final breath, consider this: In places like Australia, some reports suggest that travelers prefer in-person booking in many scenarios.
  • Apple Watch now opens hotel rooms at Starwood hotels
    28 Apr 2015 | 12:07 am
    Starwood Hotels announced last year its intentions to allow members of its SPG rewards program to unlock doors using their smartphones. Now it’s taking things one step further and, as of Friday, the official launch day of the Apple Watch, SPG members can unlock hotel room doors with their Apple Watch.
  • Optimize your website to capture last-minute travelers
    28 Apr 2015 | 12:06 am
    Last-minute travelers today research and execute their own bookings, and they do so online. Any travel business needs to prepare its web properties for these travelers, to allow them to make informed decisions quickly.
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    Happy Hotelier

  • Dolphin Sniffing

    20 Apr 2015 | 1:41 am
    Do I Like Dolphin? No, I don’t like dolphin I’m going Backward and forward through thousands of photo’s I have made in the past and am still making. As a retiree I have much more time for this hobby than before and I discover little gems each day. These two were made during a stroll in December 2007 along the northern beach of Terschelling. It was after a hefty storm and still windy. That all was probably too much for this baby dolphin that had landed on the beach. Seagulls had feasted already on its dead body  and the dog asked himself apparently: “Do I Like…
  • SS Oceanic – Dutch Design (66)

    13 Apr 2015 | 2:54 pm
    SS Oceanic Becoming a member of PicFair inspires me to go through old photo’s to see if they are still of any interest. At wikipedia I found out the ship was built in Italy in 1965 But at SS Maritime I found out something really interesting: It seems the design was of Dutch a designer of Maatschappij de Schelde. A huge yard at Vlissingen. Question – “Who Really Designed The Oceanic”? By William Vandersteel – Alpine, NJ – USA Little known history behind the identity of the original designers of the SS Oceanic, steadfastly denied by the Italian shipbuilder and the…
  • Amsterdam Expands in the 17th Century

    24 Mar 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Amsterdam Expands in the 17th Century is a post from: Happy Hotelier. Would you like to subscribe to my newsfeed, or my weekly newsletter? Last update: Tuesday, March 24, 2015Amsterdam Expands in the 17th Century is a post from: Happy Hotelier. Would you like to subscribe to my newsfeed, or my weekly newsletter?
  • Minka

    15 Mar 2015 | 4:31 am
    Minka from Birdling Films on Vimeo. A poetic documentary found on Made with Kickstarter, a series by the New York Times, about a Japanese farmhouse, taken apart an rebuilt by an American Journalist, John Roderick, Japanese and China correspondent for the Associated Press and his Japanese adopted son. Minka is a post from: Happy Hotelier. Would you like to subscribe to my newsfeed, or my weekly newsletter? Last update: Sunday, March 15, 2015Minka is a post from: Happy Hotelier. Would you like to subscribe to my newsfeed, or my weekly newsletter?
  • Scheveningen 11 and Scheveningen 90

    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…
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    Smith Travel Blog

  • Dark arts: cultural enlightenment this Spring

    Lucy Fennings
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:44 am
    This year’s bumper cultural crop of mega-shows includes artistic aces aplenty, from Tate Modern’s Sonia Delaunay retrospective in London to a double whammy of skin-revealing sensuality courtesy of Botticelli and Mario Testino in Berlin. But here are a few unsung spring must-sees that should also be on your hit-list… LONDON | THE MAGIC OF McQUEEN From left: Duck-feather dress; Butterfly headdress, made of hand-painted turkey feathers, by Philip Treacy for Alexander McQueen; Crystal-encrusted dress in the ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’. Photography: firstVIEW; © Victoria…
  • Head in the clouds: Hotel Hugo, New York

    Laura House
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:27 pm
    Let’s take this outside, shall we? To better admire the dazzling New York City skyline (hello there, soaring One World Trade Center… and brand-spanking new Whitney Museum to the west), that is. You’ll find yourself in very fashionable elbow-to-elbow company at Bar Hugo, the Hudson River-facing drinks den at the Hotel Hugo in west Soho. Why spend a day queuing up to tour points of interest when you can spy the One World Trade Center, Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty right from the hotel’s glass-enclosed rooftop bar  – cocktail in hand, of course. Oh, and…
  • La Belle Juliette, Paris: hotel of the week

    Richard MacKichan
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:38 am
    La Belle Juliette, the boldest bolthole in Paris, has added to its spadeloads of charm with a reinvigorated menu and an inviting new imbibing space. What better excuse to make a hop over the Channel and settle in for a lazy French lunch? STYLE LA VIE EN ROSE SETTING CENTRAL SAINT-GERMAIN WHY THIS WEEK?  Springtime in Paris can bring out the romantic in all of us, but that’s not why we’ve picked this intimate, spa-toting French fancy. No, we’re heading straight for its bar. Its freshly-opened, still-gleaming, gold-edged bar, no less… This long-time Smith favourite has…
  • Inside story: Flavor Paper’s travel-inspired wallpaper

    Amelia Mularz
    22 Apr 2015 | 4:06 pm
    It’s no secret we’ve had a thing for Canada lately. And we’re especially smitten with the stylish details at Prince Edward County’s Drake Devonshire hotel, right down to the vivid floral prints that line the halls. Hand-screened in Brooklyn, the wallpaper comes from Flavor Paper – a company that has taken a somewhat outdated interior design element and turned it on its head. Just check out their Brooklyn Toile, which was created with rapper Mike D of the Beastie Boys and features images of Coney Island, NYC’s subway and Notorious BIG. Recently we…
  • Style monitor: Lily & Lionel’s sport-luxe beachwear for S/S15

    Lucy Fennings
    19 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    Summer is a comin’ in, and that means one thing: it’s swimwear season! Set your sights on some beautiful Balearics-inspired beachwear from print prodigy Lily & Lionel. We’re long-time lovers of their super-stylish silk scarves (perfect for travel), and now we love the swimwear, too (ditto). Creative director Alice Stone took inspiration for her debut RTW collection‘s vibrant, romantic prints from party-loving pleasure isle, Ibiza: ‘We focused on creating pieces that I couldn’t find in stores; pieces that could easily take you from one season to the…
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    Hotel Law Blog

  • Meet the Money® 2015 Sponsor Spotlight: Rob Pallsechi, Hilton Worldwide

    Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®
    27 Apr 2015 | 11:19 pm
    27 April 2015 Meet the Money® 2015 Spotlight Rob Palleschi, Global Head Full,  Service Brands of Hilton Worldwide The Hotel Law Blog is highlighting some of our Meet the Money® 2015 sponsors as the national hotel finance and investment conference approaches. In the Q&A below, Rob Palleschi, Global Head, Full Service Brands of Hilton Worldwide, discusses how he got started in the hospitality industry, and what the global brand is expecting in 2015. You can hear from Rob and 100 other speakers at Meet the Money® 2015, coming up May 4-6 in Los Angeles. The window of opportunity for…
  • Meet the Money® National Hotel Finance & Investment Conference – May 4-6, 2015 in Los Angeles

    Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:28 am
    30 March 2015 Meet the Money® National Hotel Finance & Investment Conference May 4-6, 2015 in Los Angeles The window of opportunity is open – choosing the right deals LOS ANGELES–Meet the Money® 2015 will mark the 25th year that hotel owners, operators, developers, consultants, investors, brands, lenders and other capital providers convene in Los Angeles to explore opportunities for hotel development and deals. “Industry fundamentals are strong, interest rates are low, debt and equity are flowing, and overseas investors are lining up to invest in hotels,” said Jim…
  • JMBM has sourced more than $700 million of EB-5 financing for new development projects

    Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®
    19 Mar 2015 | 6:12 pm
    18 March 2015 Click here for the latest articles on EB-5 Financing.    The buzz continues on EB-5 financing for development projects. EB-5 financing is an important and viable source of construction financing for hotels, hotel enhanced mixed-use, and other development projects. Five years ago, when JMBM started helping hotel developers with EB-5 financing, many worried about whether this is a legitimate and reliable financing source. Now, after billions of dollars of development have been funded with EB-5, this type of financing is regarded as mainstream, and is used by many…
  • 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…
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    National Real Estate Investor

  • Soft Economic Growth Hinders First Quarter Industrial Results

    28 Apr 2015 | 7:01 am
    Demand for industrial real estate registered a marked pullback, associated with a sharp drop in new construction during the first quarter of 2015. read more
  • CBDs: The New Low-Barrier-to-Entry Multifamily Markets

    28 Apr 2015 | 6:54 am
    Downtown areas can be difficult places to build apartments simply because there is limited land for new construction projects. But in recent years, developers have been highly motivated to overcome the barriers to build downtown, where their new communities can be within walking distance of jobs, shopping and transportation. City governments have also seized the opportunity to bring new economic activity downtown and have added incentives to build. read more
  • 10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 27, 2015)

    27 Apr 2015 | 7:21 am
    Building and Land Technology acquired Atlanta's landmark office complex Concourse Corporate Center, plus a prime parcel of land, for $489 million from Regent Partners, Commercial Property Executive reports. Brooklyn's Barclays Center is completing the largest green roof ever put on a sports arena in the U.S., reveals the Wall Street Journal. Mexican telecom mogul Carlos Slim Helú is rapidly expanding his commercial real estate portfolio in the U.S., most recently with two iconic buildings in New York State and Detroit, notes Forbes. These are among today's must reads from around the…
  • Five Foreign Capital Trends in the U.S. Commercial Real Estate Market

    27 Apr 2015 | 5:13 am
    Brian Ward With foreign capital flowing back in to the U.S. commercial real estate market in a substantial way, we are taking a look at the longer-term view of factors that will impact the U.S. market as we continue in economic recovery mode. Here are five of the most significant that are in play now. read more
  • Seniors Property Numbers Dip, But Trends Still Point Positive

    27 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Surprisingly, occupancy for seniors housing dipped down in the first quarter of 2015, despite positive industry fundamentals, strong competition for space and still-muted construction in most markets. read more
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    Chefforfeng's Weblog

  • Bed and Breakfast Associations and Social Media Part Two

    Chef Forfeng
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:14 am
    In this second post about B&B associations using social media, I’ll cover associations use of blogs, Twitter, Youtube, Pinterest, Google+ and Linkedin. I’ll follow up with another post next week with some suggestions on how associations could increase the use of social media to help promote tourism and their member inns.  The first post (which includes the B&B associations that were assessed for social media use (Facebook) can be found here: Bed and Breakfast Associations and Social Media Blogs Out of 91 Inns Associations, 26 of them have blogs, 18 of them are active, with…
  • Bed and Breakfast Associations and Social Media

    Chef Forfeng
    6 Apr 2015 | 5:50 am
    In doing some information gathering about Bed and Breakfast state and regional associations, I finally got around to doing a study that I’ve had on my to do list for a while. How do B&B associations use social media? Are they using it? And are they using it to promote their members or promote tourism or both. Facebook business pages were the most used social media platform across the board for B&B associations. Blogs were second, followed in very small amounts by Twitter, Google+. Pinterest, Youtube and Linkedin business pages. This article will be focusing on just Facebook business…
  • 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: -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:   (Free) Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Yelp, Foursquare, and Citysearch*   (the free version is all you need) (Twitter) *  (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…
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    London Hotels Insight

  • All change at Starwood Capital with sales and renovations.

    Chris Glithero
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:53 am
    Though it is no longer involved in the hotel giant it founded, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, US investment firm the Starwood Capital Group continues to be a significant presence in the hotel scene in London and the UK. Having purchased what would become the Ace Hotel Shoreditch in 2012, the group has watched its investment grow and this month has decided to make a sale. Making a substantial profit on its original purchase, Starwood has just sold the hotel to Limulus Ltd for a cool £150million. From the perspective of hotel guests, it seems that little will change for now, as the…
  • 5 London hotels with living walls and rooftop gardens.

    24 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    It’s no secret that there isn’t much room left in London. If you want to build something new, you’re better off going up than out. It’s no different for gardens, which is why several hotels choose to have theirs on their walls and roofs. You might think of a garden as somewhere to relax with a G+T, but some hotels are more concerned about nurturing nature. Have a look at these London hotels with living walls and rooftop gardens… The Rubens at the Palace The large living wall at The Rubens at the Palace is difficult to miss. Check rates at The Rubens at the Palace…
  • Campaign comforts: 5 London hotels loved by world leaders.

    Elizabeth Hands
    23 Apr 2015 | 2:03 am
    The British election campaign is in full swing, with everything from party leaders’ kitchens to their love lives being the focus of headlines. But how about their favourite hotels? As the countdown to polling day continues, we reveal the London hotels beloved of political figureheads past and present… The Churchill The Hyatt Regency The Churchill in London’s Portman Square has hosted notable personalities, including US president Barack Obama during his 2008 pre-election campaign, when he met former British PM Tony Blair. Check rates at The Churchill But as the hotel has taken…
  • The Lanesborough reopens for bookings this July.

    22 Apr 2015 | 2:02 am
    After nearly a two-year wait, The Lanesborough has started taking bookings from July 1st 2015…how exciting! They first announced renovations in August 2013, and their ambitions are now nearly fulfilled. Longstanding readers will know that we have always been great fans of The Lanesborough particularly their dining experience. So we can’t wait to take in the hotel’s new look and to learn of their other enhancements. Although they’re taking bookings from the beginning of July, there’s no guarantee on the re-opening date. Nevertheless, there’s lots to get…
  • #BuskForABed to win 2 nights in any Tune hotel.

    21 Apr 2015 | 1:55 am
    Tune are always coming up with great new challenges for their competitions. And with the summer festival season not far away, their latest idea to get you involved has something of a musical flavour… If the recent sunshine has had you rocking out to your favourite tunes, it’s time to get creative! Send Tune a picture that represents one of your favourite tracks and you could win a 2-night stay at any of their hotels. It could be you singing into a hairbrush or a visual representation of the song’s title – it’s up to you how you interpret the rules. Just follow…
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    Hospitality Law Check-In

  • Competing Interests at Equity Club Turnover

    <a href=''>Glenn Gerena</a>
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:59 am
    Equity club developers and equity club members often view turnover and member due diligence completely differently. The typical developer position is: “The Club will be turned over to the members ‘where is, as is’ in accordance with the club documents.” The typical equity member view is: “We want to find out if there is any problem with the Club facilities, membership program or Club finances, and we expect the developer to fix any problem.” Which position is right? The developer is generally correct that all it is required to do is turn over the Club in…
  • Franchise Agreement Transfer Provisions

    <a href=''>Nelson Migdal</a> and <a href=''>Samantha Ahuja</a>
    16 Mar 2015 | 6:10 pm
    The number of hotels, particularly limited service hotels, operating under franchise agreements has exploded in recent years, and this trend is expected to continue in the near term.  Franchise agreements, including those in the hospitality industry, are personal contracts for the benefit of the named franchisee only, and are further limited by the franchisee’s ownership structure as of the effective date of the franchise agreement. From this point of beginning, it is logical that the franchise agreement would also include strict limitations on the franchisee’s ability to transfer…
  • Hospitality Sector Leads the Way

    <a href=''>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=''>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=''>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…
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    Nick's Travel Blog

  • 5 Must Sees in Naples, Italy

    23 Apr 2015 | 5:13 pm
    Photo of Castel dell’Ovo by Riccardo on TroverNaples is Italy’s third largest city and home to some of the best food in all of Italy – while it’s a less common tourist destination compared to more popular cities like Rome, Florence, or Capri, there are lots of great gems the city has to offer. Located in Southern Rome, it is best to avoid summer when visiting as it can get very hot and humid, with Spring and Fall being the best times to explore. Whether you plan to stay for just a day or your entire holiday, Naples has plenty to offer and is just two hours south of Rome…
  • Tuscan Wine Tasting in Florence (Firenze), Italy

    15 Apr 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Photo by Earth Trekkers on TroverTuscany is home of some of the best wines in the Italy (and perhaps the world), so a trip to Florence may not be complete without trying some local wine. Florence is also a short drive from Chianti, so wine enthusiasts can opt for a full day or half-day trip to Chianti to enjoy breathtaking vineyards of that region. If you’re planning a trip to Florence, here are some of the best ways to experience amazing wine, as well as explore the local wine culture.Enotecas, Cantinas & VinainosFlorence features many wine bars (known as Enotecas), wine cellars…
  • Best Luxury Hotels in Downtown LA

    13 Apr 2015 | 10:02 am
    Photo by Doug R on TroverLos Angeles is home to the stars – so when visiting it can be fun to live like a star, too. Check out these luxury hotels in Los Angeles for your next visit to get the full “LA experience” without breaking the bank. Expect to pay anywhere from $200-$450 a night when you visit, with rates staying pretty consistent throughout the year (except for during major sporting events or movie premiers where availability may be more limited).Hotel Wilshire, a Kimpton HotelLocated on Wilshire Blvd near the Miracle Mile, the Hotel Wilshire, a Kimpton Hotel is a…
  • 5 Tips for Planning a Trip to Rome

    7 Apr 2015 | 10:48 am
    Photo by Steve K via Trover.comI’ve recently written a travel guide for planning a trip to Rome on, and wanted to share my top five tips for readers who visit this breathtaking city. Whether you’re most interested in the history, the food and wine, or the culture itself, use these tips to make your next trip more enjoyable, efficient, and safe.1. Book Tickets in AdvanceRome is a very popular tourist destination not just for Italy, but worldwide, so it’s critical that travelers plan ahead to avoid waiting in long lines and fighting crowds everywhere they go. Many tour…
  • Garbatella, Trastevere, and Monti – Visiting Rome like a Local

    4 Apr 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Photo by Michael Boro via Trover.comRome is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world with attractions such as the Colosseum, Pantheon, and the Sistine Chapel, but there are some less-traveled neighborhoods you might not have heard of that no trip is complete without. As the popular saying goes, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” So when you visit the area, be sure to check out Garbatella, Trastevere, and Monti if you want more of an authentic Roman experience.GarbatellaLocated in the Ostiense district of Municipio XI just south of Rome, Garbatella is full of…
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  • 3 Tips To Help Your Hotel Operate Smoothly

    Are Morch
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:32 am
    3 Tips To Help Your Hotel Operate Smoothly Hotels, especially larger establishments, are particularly hard to keep running smoothly. After all, there are so many different aspects going on at once, and usually fewer employees than you may think keeping everything from falling apart. If you are responsible for operating or managing a hotel, consider these three tips to keep operations running smoothly: Be Present — The best managers are those who are present and visible. A manager who only works at the front desk 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday will never have a good idea of what is…
  • Marketing Ireland 5 Years of Innovative Tourism Campaigns

    Are Morch
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:14 am
    Liam Neeson joins Tourism Ireland to wish the world a … It’s a fun and innovative way to get people talking about the destination. This #GoGreen4PatricksDay campaign is just one element of Tourism Ireland’s plans to promote the island of Ireland around St Patrick’s Day – our on- … Need help with your Hotels Digital Marketing Strategy. Learn how a Social Media Coach can help you => Learn More Credits Michelle Mangan work on the digital marketing for Ard na Sidhe Country House. She regularly write about topics within the tourism sector. Follow @Ard_na_Sidhe…
  • Why and How Hotels Should Optimize Their Credit Card Best Practices

    Are Morch
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:01 am
    Why and How Hotels Should Optimize Their Credit Card Best Practices ‘Best practices’ is a phrase used to describe optimum procedures and actions that should be carried out in a specific setting or situation. Somehow, the phrase, almost invariably, connects with the hospitality industry — an industry that runs on its predetermined best practices. The hospitality industry has seen widespread usage of credit card processing services and related technologies. In fact, David Pavelko, the travel partnerships director with Google says, “Hotels like Hard Rock, Marriott and Omni Hotels have…
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    Premier Hotels Blog: London Premier Hotels

  • Why you should visit Britain this year

    Alex Demetrius
    27 Apr 2015 | 11:41 pm
    Britain is a country that brings up many ideas to mind. Once a global empire, it stands for wealth, luxury, and royalty. London, the capital city, is the most visited tourist destination in the world, and the country features other notable cities such as Manchester, Brighton, and Liverpool. There are an abundant amount of things to do, and it’s not for any old reason that the country is so popular. The British culture is something, for one reason or another, which continues to attract people from all over the world. And to combine that with the passionate city of London, makes the idea of…
  • Why you should travel solo to London

    Alex Demetrius
    19 Apr 2015 | 11:29 pm
    Imagine arriving in London, and not having anyone you know within reach. New sights, smells and sounds surround you, but you feel overwhelmed. And no substantial amount of money can make things easy for you, not that you have much on you. The fact that you travelled to the city alone makes you feel isolated. You have to depend on yourself. A slight hesitation was something you accepted was part of the way you felt when you booked your trip, and instead of fighting your feelings, you decided to be courageous and jump at the opportunity of discovering this urban jungle. Now, you find yourself…
  • Travelling with your smartphone

    Alex Demetrius
    9 Apr 2015 | 11:01 pm
    Smartphones have radically changed the way we interact with mobile devices. Features that were unfathomable over five years ago are now available for all of us. Additionally, Smartphones have shifted the way we travel, made life more convenient;we’ll look at some of the ways you can take advantage of them on your holidays. By travelling to somewhere new such as London, where you can find the hotels in Queensway, you naturally won’t have regular access to your mobile network internet service. Naturally, you’ll want to use the Wi-Fi points. Faster speeds and a lower drain on battery life…
  • London Bathroom Adventures

    Alex Demetrius
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Travel should be an exciting adventure where you discover new cultural practices, interesting architecture, and astonishing sights. Unfortunately it sometimes involves discovering all these things in your hotel bathroom. Age can cause some interesting quirks of design and England has been around long enough to develop some truly odd bathroom experiences. While surprises are part of the fun of travel, most people don’t want to deal with them before they’ve had their morning shower. Here are a few things to watch out for while staying in London. There’s no room! This is probably the most…
  • A London Mother’s Day

    Alex Demetrius
    21 Mar 2015 | 11:27 pm
    Mother’s day is coming up fast and if you’re anything like me you’ve let it completely slip your mind. Our mum’s do so much for us all our lives and it’s important to show our appreciation; sadly it can be easy to forget an important date in the whirligig of everyday life. Don’t worry too much though, even at the last minute London is chock full of things to do formother’s day and we are here to give you a few handy tips. Piccadilly Getaway Anyone who spends their time working hard knows how nice it is to just get away sometimes; nothing to worry about except how best to pamper…
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  • Managing Online Reviews at Destination Level

    27 Apr 2015 | 6:06 am
    On Thursday 23rd April, hundreds of hospitality and travel professionals gathered in Lucerne, Switzerland for the annual World Tourism Forum, the only global platform where both public and private sectors meet to discuss a sustainable future for tourism. RJ Friedlander, CEO of ReviewPro, participated in a lively panel, Beyond a Room and a Meal – Managing Online Reviews at Destination Level, which explored key drivers of destination tourism; from how to monitor and understand the overall guest experience to specific service details that differentiate a good and bad tourist journey. Dr…
  • How Portugal’s Biggest Hotel Brand Improved Guest Surveys

    Natasha Drewnicki
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:13 am
    It’s no secret that prioritizing the experience at your hotel leads to happier guests and stronger revenue. But what if, like many hoteliers, you still struggle to access the in-depth feedback necessary to enhance service and operations? Late last year, Claudia Flacho, Business Revenue Intelligence Analyst at Pestana Hotels & Resorts, Portugal’s largest hotel brand, was in a similar situation. Post-stay surveys that the hotels were using were far too long, which overwhelmed guests and yielded a poor response rate. Management found it difficult to decipher the survey data to…
  • Webinar: How to Profit from an Effective Guest Survey Strategy

    21 Apr 2015 | 1:18 am
    It’s no secret that cultivating a guest-centric hotel culture leads to happier guests and increased revenue. But what if, like many hoteliers, you still struggle to receive the depth of feedback needed to enhance service and operations? Join ReviewPro’s educational webinar on 28th April at 5pm CET, where we will discuss how to profit from an effective guest survey strategy: The importance of setting clear objectives How to improve email collection & database management Optimizing survey design Success Story: Pestana Hotels & Resorts Using direct feedback to create a…
  • 4 Guest Feedback Myths

    RJ Friedlander
    14 Apr 2015 | 2:45 am
    Like many other hoteliers trying out new business practices, you may be unsure of how to earn the most ROI from your investment in Guest Intelligence solutions. I’ve compiled the top four myths related to managing online and direct guest feedback, along with the best practices that will help you to improve your property’s Guest Intelligence results. TripAdvisor’s recent TripBarometer Report showed that 60% of hoteliers surveyed were planning on investing more in online reputation management (ORM) in 2015. If you are planning on investing in ORM this year, it is important…
  • What is Guest Intelligence? What Your Hotel Needs to Know

    2 Apr 2015 | 4:35 am
    As a hotelier, you work hard to juggle multiple departments and concerns at any given moment. From reservations to check-ins, housekeeping, revenue management and the well being of guests, you are under a lot of pressure to ensure your property is performing at peak service levels. Maintaining a consistent focus on smooth hotel operations makes it even more difficult to identify where you fall short in pleasing guests, also known as Guest Intelligence. But what is Guest Intelligence, exactly? The 2015 TripBarometer report, which was released two weeks ago by TripAdvisor, showed that…
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    New Hotel Travel

  • Finest sand beach in Asia

    27 Apr 2015 | 4:19 am
    Finest sand beach in Asia is a post from: New Hotel The finest sand beach in Asia – If you fantasize about being in an exotic beach with white sand as fine as flour, Ngurbloat Beach could be the right answer for your holiday. This beach is located in Ngilngof village, Southeast Maluku District. Ngurbloat coast, according to Indonesia Travel, also known as Pasir Panjang beach. The name probably comes from its coastal landscape which is 5 kilometers from the Ngurbloat beach in the Ngilngof village to Ngursamadan in Ohoililir Beach, District Kei Kecil. The white sand beach is so gentle,…
  • Ocean Beach San Diego information

    24 Apr 2015 | 3:12 am
    Ocean Beach San Diego information is a post from: New Hotel Ocean Beach San Diego information – Spot in Ocean Beach Community, this destination is actually just south of the entrance to Mission Bay channel. In 1950 Abbott Street, the beach is a popular place in the summer. During the winter months, fans couples walking on the beach and sunbathe in the present. Ocean Beach is great in the structure, a mile along the UN. Along the northern end of the beach, you can not find volley. During the summer, the court EST is always better to play sand volleyball people all around is full of…
  • Cocoa Beach Florida review

    23 Apr 2015 | 10:14 pm
    Cocoa Beach Florida review is a post from: New Hotel Cocoa Beach Florida review include weather – Known that perfect beach town, drive east to Cocoa Beach an hour from Orlando Florida Space Coast amazing. The reader is here almost as beautiful as the beach – and offers endless ways to enjoy your free time and leisure. If you go to a beach vacation with family, leisure travel, business trip or just a day at the beach, you will find exactly what you are looking for in Cocoa Beach and coastal area space to make your stay will never forget. Cocoa Beach is a holiday in the most…
  • Cheap travel insurance for tourist

    22 Apr 2015 | 8:49 am
    Cheap travel insurance for tourist is a post from: New Hotel There are many people who like to travel include newhotelus. It gives them a sense of satisfaction and excitement as they are bound to discover new things in a new and strange place. Whatever your reasons to travel to another place, it would not be safe even cheap travel insurance? Today is very important to have travel insurance for tourist. The fact that you get a cheap does not necessarily mean you’re getting worse. There is a good travel insurance is cheap and you can easily find if you know where to look. So next time you…
  • Save money on vacation

    17 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Save money on vacation is a post from: New Hotel while on vacationSave money on vacation – So many tourist travel to enjoy vacation can be very disappointed with the costs thereof. There are great ways save money when you travel by plane, train or bus to get to the rental store. It is important that you book your travel plans early. You do not want to get stuck without a way in which. For the holiday, because we all want to be, that is out of stock also want the time to take the prices compare. Here are some travel dates should be avoided only during the holidays. This will allow you to…
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    Jamaica villa rental by Jamaica Ocean View Villa

  • 5 Reasons to Have a Villa Getaway with the Girls in Jamaica

    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
  • You Can’t Beat Summer in Jamaica for Families

    15 Apr 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Photo credit: Vox Efx   When the calendar rolls over to June, and schools release their students into the summer of 2015, many families turn their attention to planning a memorable getaway to punctuate the school year. Jamaica is warm and sunny year-round, of course—which makes it an ideal place to flee to in the

    12 Apr 2015 | 6:12 am
    HOW GUESTS CAN SAVE BY BOOKING DIRECTLY ON OWNERS SECURE WEBSITE It used to be that, in the race to claim travelers’ dollars, vacation rentals came in a distant second place to dependable, comfortable hotels. Not anymore. TripAdvisor conducted a survey of 1,800 travelers and discovered that 60 percent of respondents planned to stay in
  • Important Jamaica Safety Rules…And the One Rule You Should Break

    3 Apr 2015 | 4:59 am
    With its rich, historical past and unique present-day culture, Jamaica is a fun-filled beach holiday spot, and one of the Caribbean’s most visited places. While here, it’s important to observe a few safety rules to ensure a fun time for everyone in your group. (And there’s also one safety rule you should absolutely break, but
  • Reggae Isn’t Jamaica’s Only Musical Treasure

    28 Mar 2015 | 6:13 am
    Image courtesy of Ochos Rios Jazz Festival At the heart of all traditional Jamaican reggae is the influence of another world-shaking musical form: jazz. Specifically, American jazz as practiced by New Orleans jazz heroes like Fats Domino and Allen Toussaint. Without jazz musicians like these, it’s unlikely that reggae as we know it would exist.
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    Lodging Interactive

  • Hotels Need to Think Like a Media Company

    Nicole McGovern
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    A hotel’s strategy for producing content should be inspired by media companies and influenced by their ideal customer and what is unique about their property. Hotels are not simply hospitality and travel companies, they and every business in the world today are media companies. Hoteliers must view their brand, property and business this way and produce content accordingly, because, after all, content is king. It always has been and always will be. The difference now, in 2015 and beyond, is what is defined as content. This is of particular interest to hoteliers as they allocate valuable time…
  • April 21, 2015: Google Mobile Ranking Affects Hotels

    Mary Jo Caruso
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Google Mobile Ranking Algorithm takes effect today. You have heard it called “Mobilegeddon” and the “Mobile Ranking Showdown” and even “SEO-Pocalypse”. Everywhere, the sky is falling as the “Chicken Little of SEO” appears in Google’s latest Mobile Ranking update. What does it mean for your hotel website? Why will this affect your hotel search engine rankings? It should come as no surprise (to anyone with a website) that Google would eventually penalize website owners who are not up to date with the latest technologies, and here’s why: Google’s mantra “Do No Evil”…
  • Lodging Interactive Wins Multiple Industry Awards for Website Design

    20 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    The hospitality industry’s innovative digital marketing and social engagement agency earned numerous awards for website design excellence from prestigious organizations. We are proud to announce that Lodging Interactive, the award-winning digital marketing and social media engagement firm exclusively serving top properties in the hospitality industry, has received multiple awards this month for outstanding website design from Horizon Interactive Awards, Web Marketing Association and Interactive Media Council, Inc. The New Jersey based agency, which has provided personalized website…
  • #AskDJV – Episode 22: Domain Name Registration

    17 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Thanks for watching this week’s episode! Today, I’m addressing a question we often receive from prospects: “I’ve purchased domain names that I’d like to set up to drive more traffic to my website, how do I do that?” 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! Until next week! The post #AskDJV – Episode 22: Domain Name…
  • #AskDJV – Episode 21: Real-Time Marketing: How Does it Affect the Hotel Industry?

    10 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    On this week’s episode of the #AskDJV Show, I’m talking about real-time marketing and how it affects the hotel industry. 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 21: Real-Time Marketing: How Does it Affect the Hotel Industry? appeared first on Lodging Interactive.
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    The Viewaholic Word - The Most Perfect View

  • The Ultimate Travelling Camp - A Perfect Hotel View in India

    9 Apr 2015 | 12:35 am
    A visual experience like no other at the top of the world.When the subject is great views, going to the top of the world is to make sure the panoramas won't disappoint. Imagine sleeping in a tent next to The Himalayas, the highest mountain range in the world. Learn more about this holistic experience in the words of Maggi Nixon, Director of Sales and Marketing at The Ultimate Travelling Camp. What makes The Ultimate Travelling Camp views so perfect?  The mobile camps from TUTC are seasonal in nature, which means that they are only operational during those seasons…
  • Song Saa Private Island - A Perfect Hotel View in Cambodia

    7 Apr 2015 | 12:32 am
    Few places can claim to be the ultimate perfect retreat. Meet Song Saa Private Island, one of the world's best hidden paradises.After years of covering some of the best views in the planet, we often get the feeling we've seen them all. Well, fortunately Song Saa Private Island just proved us wrong again - this Cambodian piece of paradise impresses with its striking beauty and jaw-dropping vistas. Since we had to learn more about this magical place, we had a word with Melita Hunter, Co-Founder and Creative Director of Song Saa, who unveiled a little more for our perfect-view…
  • Alila Villas Uluwatu - The Most Perfect View.. and stay in Uluwatu, Bali

    20 Mar 2015 | 1:04 am
    Alila Villas Uluwatu: a perfect place to stay in Bali.Bali has been one of those distant places we have been wanting to visit for a long time. After a few attempts of nearly making it, the day finally arrived and we landed at Ngurah Rai International Airport, also known as Denpasar Airport.Arriving at Alila Villas Uluwatu Upon arrival, and after going through customs, we were met with a genuine smile from the Alila Villas Uluwatu staff, almost feeling we were actually being picked-up by a distant family member whom we have never met before.Around half an hour later after driving…
  • Ohla Hotel - A Perfect Hotel View in Barcelona

    18 Mar 2015 | 4:22 am
    In Barcelona, magic happens once you arrive at Ohla Hotel's 8th floor.Warmed by the sun and caressed by the Mediterranean sea, artistic Barcelona is among our favorite European cities. Next time you plan to visit Barcelona, do yourself a favor and stay in a hotel with a panoramic view over this beautiful city - a view like the one found at the Ohla Hotel, a five star boutique hotel located in Barcelona's historic centre, a few steps away from one of Barcelona's landmarks: Plaça de Catalunya. Mr. Albert Arranz, Ohla Hotel Marketing Director, shared his views (quite…
  • Romeo hotel - A Perfect Hotel View in Naples, Italy

    11 Mar 2015 | 7:21 pm
    An unforgettable Hotel View over Naples awaits you at Romeo hotel.We were quite excited about having the opportunity to interview Ms. Antonella Graziano, a passionate about the glorious views on display from Romeo hotel, probably the most exciting luxury boutique hotel in Naples. Ms. Graziano's words really had an effect on us and at this point we can't wait to check this views for ourselves during our next stay in Naples. We invite you to read on and get a glimpse of what's waiting for you at Romeo hotel.What makes Romeo hotel View so perfect?  The city…
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