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  • Hilton lets guests pick rooms, use smartphones as keys

    USATODAY.com Feed
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:51 pm
    Digital check-in and room selection will be available at more than 4,000 properties.
  • Marriott to continue building worldwide, CEO says

    AH&LA SmartBrief
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:59 am
    Marriott International plans to keep building hotels across the globe, said President and CEO Arne Sorenson, who assured inve -More- 
  • Starwood Hotels Takes Westin to China

    Hotel News
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:12 am
    ZHOUSHAN, China- Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has completed the opening of The Westin Zhujiajian Resort, Zhoushan , marking the Westin brand's debut in the city of Zhoushan in the Zhejiang province of China.
  • Hold On To Your Margs: Hard Rock Hotel To Roll Into Cabo

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    702Becca
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:05 am
    The brand has rocked the dining scene in Cabo San Lucas since 1995 (we'll let you be the judge of whether that's a good or a bad thing), but in all that time, Hard Rock fans have found themselves sleep bed-less in Los Cabos. In 2016, that will all change, however, when Hard Rock debuts a new beachfront hotel in the popular tourist town to go along with a long-running but now unauthorized cafe.
  • A Better World for Business

    Marriott on the Move
    Marriott on the Move
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Signing a deal to build Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C. How we do business is just as important as the business we do. That has been our approach on running a successful company for the past 87 years and has become deeply embedded in the heritage, culture and integrity of Marriott....
 
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  • Starwood Hotels Takes Westin to China

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:12 am
    ZHOUSHAN, China- Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has completed the opening of The Westin Zhujiajian Resort, Zhoushan , marking the Westin brand's debut in the city of Zhoushan in the Zhejiang province of China.
  • Accor Announces Senior Appointments Within HotelServices in Europe

    31 Jul 2014 | 5:11 am
    Steven Daines is appointed CEO HotelServices United Kingdom, Ireland, Benelux, Switzerland and Russia.
  • 10 Hotels with Hands-On Food Experiences

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:56 am
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  • New Heritage Hotel Announced for Albuquerque New Mexico

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:47 pm
    Plans have been finalized for a new multi-million dollar hotel in the heart of Old Town, Albuquerque, according to Heritage Hotels and Resorts, Inc. Plans have been finalized for a new multi-million dollar hotel in the heart of Old Town, Albuquerque, according to Heritage Hotels and Resorts, Inc. The 118-room project will break ground by late fall ... (more)
  • Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings

    30 Jul 2014 | 5:37 pm
    This report provides an overview of the company's servicing operations and a discussion of the areas evaluated ... )--Brookline Bancorp, Inc. today announced net income of $10.0 million, or $0.14 per basic and diluted share, for the second quarter of 2014, co... )--Belmond Ltd. , owners, part-owners or managers of 45 luxury hotel, restau...
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  • Hold On To Your Margs: Hard Rock Hotel To Roll Into Cabo

    702Becca
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:05 am
    The brand has rocked the dining scene in Cabo San Lucas since 1995 (we'll let you be the judge of whether that's a good or a bad thing), but in all that time, Hard Rock fans have found themselves sleep bed-less in Los Cabos. In 2016, that will all change, however, when Hard Rock debuts a new beachfront hotel in the popular tourist town to go along with a long-running but now unauthorized cafe.
  • TLC Makes Courtyard by Marriott Feel So Damn Unpretty With Their Rider Demands

    juliana
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:34 am
    Lately, we've been digging Courtyard by Marriott Hotels, thanks to their new, functional room layouts, ever-present free WiFi, nifty media pods and their convenient Bistro cafes. But it turns out Courtyard by Marriott gets no TLC from the 90s R&B band, TLC.The Smoking Gun uncovered a rider for the band's TLC Reunion Tour (which is just T-Boz and Chilli, RIP LEFT EYE) and after several food specifications--Nobu sushi for Chilli, turkey sandwiches with Miracle Whip for T-Boz, the contract demands suites for the singers in a "5 star hotel." A "4 star hotel" will do “if a 5 Star Hotel is not…
  • Tokyo: Whiteout Is Art at Palace Hotel Tokyo

    JasonD
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:31 am
    A casual glance at the above photo of the lobby at Palace Hotel Tokyo shows a number of things: gleaming grey marble, moss-green carpet and bench, painting, flower arrangement, chandeliers. The painting isn’t the only piece of art in the photo though, with the white wall behind reception revealing its secret as you get closer: it isn’t just a white wall, it’s a whiteout wall. More specifically, it is a mixture of artificial marble, crystal powder, and whiteout correction fluid (!) brought together to depict endangered species of Japanese flowers. Talk about symbolism – a…
  • Newport: The Attwater in Newport RI Will Light Your Fire With Its Sassy Lamp Collection

    juliab
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:04 am
    We have a bit of a thing for lamps here at HotelChatter. Classic lamps. Kooky lamps. Lamps with electric sockets in them. Lamps that take up the only socket in the vicinity of the desk. Tall lamps, bedside lamps, chandeliers swinging from the rooftop – we love them all. So we were totally in our (electrical) element during a recent stay at the Attwater in Newport, RI. Newport, of course, has plenty of exceptional lamps in all its Gilded Age mansions, but the Attwater could give The Breakers a run for its money with this lot.
  • Great Tew: The Only Thing Better Than A Soho House Hotel: A Soho Farmhouse Hotel

    juliab
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Just when you thought Soho House was all about quietly colonizing the world, with Chicago on track to open next month, comes the welcome news that it’s not neglecting its origins. No, not the forthcoming City of London property, but something much better – another English country house hotel to rival Babington House.
 
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    Marriott on the Move

  • A Better World for Business

    Marriott on the Move
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Signing a deal to build Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C. How we do business is just as important as the business we do. That has been our approach on running a successful company for the past 87 years and has become deeply embedded in the heritage, culture and integrity of Marriott....
  • Hard Work Matters

    Marriott on the Move
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:20 am
    Bill Marriott with his sons in 1970, learning how things work in a hotel kitchen. My father grew up on his father’s farm, just west of Ogden, in the small town of Marriott, Utah, which was settled by his grandfather, John Marriott after he crossed the plains with the Mormon...
  • Farewell to Murphy

    Marriott on the Move
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Listen to blog Our beloved golden retriever, Murphy, recently passed away. He had been a wonderful member of our family for 13 years. Murphy was our third golden retriever. He brightened our lives with sweetness and goodness. The only thing he ever asked from us was to be petted. He...
  • A Tale of Two Graduations

    Marriott on the Move
    7 Jul 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Gonzalez & Marriott Families at Cornell University Graduation I recently attended the graduation ceremonies at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Our grandson, Matthew, was receiving his masters in hotel administration. It was a great thrill to see him walk across the stage and receive his diploma. Matthew is our daughter...
  • From Homeless to Homeowner

    Marriott on the Move
    1 Jul 2014 | 10:12 am
    When we acquired the management business of Gaylord Hotels, we discovered that their corporate culture mirrored ours. Their employees are called “Stars” and they do much to celebrate them and provide opportunities for them. Each year we select nine or 10 associates from around the world to honor with the...
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  • Time Flies

    admin
    26 Jul 2014 | 3:02 am
    BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — This week we are honoring members of our ‘ohana who have recently marked significant anniversaries in their careers with Outrigger. I am looking at a list of 72 individuals who have been with the Hawai‘i … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Guam Grill Masters!

    admin
    26 Jul 2014 | 3:01 am
    BY JANET SHMULL — The Guam Visitors Bureau put forth its best barbecue block party yet on July 5, 2014. The air was filled with the smells of good grillin’s and rhythmic island music.Scores of people flocked to Pleasure Island … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • A Hui Hou, Monica

    admin
    26 Jul 2014 | 3:01 am
    BY RUTHANN YAMANAKA  — With extraordinary sadness, the Outrigger ‘ohana bid a fond aloha to Monica Fo who passed away early Monday morning, July 14, quietly in her sleep with family by her side. Monica joined Outrigger on August 8, … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Years of Service Honorees

    admin
    26 Jul 2014 | 3:01 am
    BY KATHY OYADOMARI — It is always a pleasure to honor and recognize our ‘ohana who have reached 30 or more years of service with Outrigger. On behalf of Outrigger Hotels and Resorts, mahalo for all you do to contribute … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Management Announcements

    admin
    26 Jul 2014 | 3:01 am
    APAC Corporate Director Human Resources and Support – By Darren Edmonstone — On July 21, 2014, we joined Human Resources in welcoming Alan Darr as corporate director, human resources and support, Asia Pacific. Alan reports to me with a dotted … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
 
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    Living with Legends: Hotel Chelsea Blog

  • 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…
  • Between Riverside and Crazy: One Man’s Struggle to Keep His Rent-Stabilized Apartment

    Anonymous Blogger
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:26 am
    With their backs to the wall, creative artists are struggling to come to terms with the forces of gentrification that are altering their lives beyond recognition.  So, in a sense, it’s no surprise to find a playwright wrestling with this subject, which after all, touches many of them personally.  On the other hand, probably due to the complexities of the issues surrounding rent control, eviction proceedings, social engineering, city corruption, etc., there haven’t been many attempts.  That’s why Between Riverside and Crazy, a new play by the Atlantic Theatre Company,…
  • Whietely’s “Tahiti,” painted while he lived at the Chelsea Hotel expected to bring in 2.2 million

    Anonymous Blogger
    30 Jun 2014 | 9:06 am
    In May, Brett Whietely’s “Tahiti” was auctioned by the Chelsea 23rd Street Corporation, the former owner of the Chelsea Hotel.   It will be reoffered for sale in Melbourne in July.  According to The Sydney Morning Herald,  "...Paul Gauguin on the Eve of His Attempted Suicide, Tahiti, has been shown in public only once, during an exhibition in New York’s Marlborough Gallery in 1968. Like many other works produced by Whiteley during his time in New York, it never left the US. His other works painted at the Chelsea include two portraits of Dylan…
  • Happy Birthday to Chelsea Hotel Legend Stanley Bard

    Anonymous Blogger
    16 Jun 2014 | 6:34 am
    Stanley Bard and his wife Phyllis celebrated Stanley's 80th birthday in style earlier this month by dining at El Quijote. Stanley said that one of his all time favorite dishes was El Quijote's Chicken Villeroy, but he ordered something different just to change it up on this particular occasion, looked like the Fish in Green Sauce to me, another yummy dish. Phyllis also recommends the baked chicken.  "It's the best in town," she said.  Here's to Stanley celebrating many more birthday's to come in El Quijote.  The famous off-key pink…
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    TravelClick Feed

  • Hotel market snapshot – Europe’s summer hotspots

    admin
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:11 am
    31 July 2014 – Amsterdam is proving to be the European destination of choice this summer with hotel committed occupancy in the month of August at an average of 54.8 per cent. The first weekend of the month (the nights of Friday 1 and Saturday 2 August) currently has almost three quarters of all hotel rooms filled – 71.3 per cent and 74.8 per cent respectively.  
  • YTL Hotels Expands Partnership with TravelClick as Business Booms

    admin
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:22 am
    NEW YORK & KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA (July 29, 2014) – YTL Hotels, which owns a collection of unique luxury hotels and resorts in Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan and beyond, today announced an expanded partnership with hospitality solutions provider TravelClick
  • North American Hotels See Growth in Bookings Across Travel Segments

    admin
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:38 pm
    With Group Segment Strengthening, Hotels Have Opportunity to Raise Transient Rates NEW YORK –  July 28, 2014 – Hotels in major North American markets are continuing to experience steady growth in both rate and occupancy across travel segments, according to data from the July 2014 TravelClick North American Hospitality Review (NAHR).
  • TravelClick Hosts Complimentary Webinar on Accessing the Corporate Traveler

    admin
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:27 am
    NEW YORK (July 21, 2014) — TravelClick, global provider of innovative cloud-based solutions that enable hotels to grow revenue, will present two free webinars on July 31 to discuss best practices for hotels to target the corporate traveler and increase travel agent bookings. Brenda Stojentin, Director, Partner Relations at TravelClick, and Ana Martinez, Manager, Supplier Relations, at American Express Global Business Travel, will lead the discussion.  
  • Hospitality Trends – Hoteliers Increasing Marketing Spend in Online and Social Media

    admin
    2 Jul 2014 | 8:37 am
    Read the story at htrends.com.
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  • Hotel market snapshot – Europe’s summer hotspots

    admin
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:11 am
    31 July 2014 – Amsterdam is proving to be the European destination of choice this summer with hotel committed occupancy in the month of August at an average of 54.8 per cent. The first weekend of the month (the nights of Friday 1 and Saturday 2 August) currently has almost three quarters of all hotel rooms filled – 71.3 per cent and 74.8 per cent respectively.  
  • YTL Hotels Expands Partnership with TravelClick as Business Booms

    admin
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:22 am
    NEW YORK & KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA (July 29, 2014) – YTL Hotels, which owns a collection of unique luxury hotels and resorts in Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan and beyond, today announced an expanded partnership with hospitality solutions provider TravelClick
  • North American Hotels See Growth in Bookings Across Travel Segments

    admin
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:38 pm
    With Group Segment Strengthening, Hotels Have Opportunity to Raise Transient Rates NEW YORK –  July 28, 2014 – Hotels in major North American markets are continuing to experience steady growth in both rate and occupancy across travel segments, according to data from the July 2014 TravelClick North American Hospitality Review (NAHR).
  • TravelClick Hosts Complimentary Webinar on Accessing the Corporate Traveler

    admin
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:27 am
    NEW YORK (July 21, 2014) — TravelClick, global provider of innovative cloud-based solutions that enable hotels to grow revenue, will present two free webinars on July 31 to discuss best practices for hotels to target the corporate traveler and increase travel agent bookings. Brenda Stojentin, Director, Partner Relations at TravelClick, and Ana Martinez, Manager, Supplier Relations, at American Express Global Business Travel, will lead the discussion.  
  • Hospitality Trends – Hoteliers Increasing Marketing Spend in Online and Social Media

    admin
    2 Jul 2014 | 8:37 am
    Read the story at htrends.com.
 
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  • Marketing Insights: Start with the Social Media Department

    Ken Dieglio
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:04 am
    Their smartphones never leave their side. They occasionally speak in hashtags. They know what’s trending way before you. I’m not talking about a group of high school kids. This is the social media team. And today’s social media team is essential in developing successful marketing plans. Social Media and Company Smarts Social media extends beyond fans, followers, posts and customer service, to strategy, product development, content and the corner office. No part of the marketing department is more in tune with a brand’s customers than social media. Not only does social hear complaints,…
  • FeedBlitz: Rewind the Week – Robot Edition

    Eleanor Pierce
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:14 pm
    When I was a kid, I had a pretty clear vision of the future. And all of my ideas about what the future would hold came directly from television and movies. Perhaps I wasn’t a terribly imaginative child … but I digress. I figured we’d all have flying cars, a la the Jetsons, by the time I was grown. And I figured kids of the future would ride hover boards instead of boring old skateboards. TV and movies also gave me the impression that we’d all have a lot more robots in our lives. I, personally, was looking forward to fewer chores thanks to my own Rosie. While I haven’t heard much in…
  • Need a FeedBlitz API Key? Permission Granted

    Phil Hollows
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:13 am
    FeedBlitz API key generation has now been made automatic; the prior manual approval process has been eliminated. Meaning: You can use our API keys in third party integrations without delay. Implication: More uses for FeedBlitz’s APIs are coming soon. Access: Log in to your FeedBlitz account, it’s under My Account | API Keys in the left sidebar. Restrictions: None beyond the requirement that you must be a premium FeedBlitz publisher. By the way: If your current API key appplication was still pending under the prior policies, simply cancel it and then generate a new key.
  • How LinkedIn Works for Your Brand

    Serhat Pala
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:47 am
    By Serhat Pala Most of us begin our days by checking for messages on Twitter, Facebook or Snapchat. Then we end our days posting updates and catching up with friends and family on Facebook and the other social media networks. Over 54 percent of Americans use social media on a daily basis. Some users check their accounts more than 10 times per day, according to data from Deloitte. But social media is not just Facebook. While Facebook still rules the roost, social media comes in all shapes and sizes: From photo and video sharing sites to social bookmarking to instant messaging to social…
  • FeedBlitz: Rewind the Week – App Edition

    Eleanor Pierce
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:50 am
    I had a realization while looking at photos taken on a recent cross-country road trip to Oregon. There were typical “standing happily next to road sign” photos, some “standing looking not-so-happy next to cars loaded down with luggage” photos, and, I’m ashamed to admit, more than one photo of me and my 19-year-old niece standing (or sitting) side by side, both staring at our iPhones. I guess you could say we’re both addicted. I’m not rude about it—at least, I don’t think I am. I don’t keep my phone on the dinner table. I don’t glaze over and scroll through my phone when…
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    HOTELMARKETING.COM

  • The rising tide of mobile bookings - how hotel marketers can stay afloat

    markus.busch@hotelmarketing.com
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:10 am
    In the first half of 2014, the massive shift from desktop to mobile and tablet devices continues its rigorous pace and now over 42% of web visitors and nearly 38% of page views were generated from non-desktop devices (mobile and tablet), while nearly 16% of bookings and 19% of room nights came from tablets and mobile devices.
  • What’s Airbnb’s future as millennials move from backpacks to briefcases?

    markus.busch@hotelmarketing.com
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:09 am
    A small but growing amount of business travel spending is shifting to Airbnb - a trend that, if it takes hold, could pose a threat to the broad hotel business, according to a new eMarketer report, “Airbnb and Business Travelers: Gauging the Impact on the Hotel Market.”
  • OTA consolidation, metasearch explosion - is there consumer choice?

    markus.busch@hotelmarketing.com
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:08 am
    While the giants are busy building OTA and metasearch empires, real consumer choice in terms of where bookings are made has been similarly concentrated, since the consumer often doesn't recognise brand affiliations or marketing deals behind the sites he visits.
  • Marriott “bullish” as Q2 profits rise

    markus.busch@hotelmarketing.com
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:07 am
    Marriott International has said it “remains bullish” on its outlook for 2014, after experiencing rising profits and revPAR in the second quarter of the year. The US-based hotel group posted second quarter net profits of US$192 million, 7% higher than the same period last year.
  • Marriott official says technology will play a growing role in your hotel stay

    markus.busch@hotelmarketing.com
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:06 am
    From check-in to check-out and every service in between, Marriott is evaluating ways that technology can improve its hotel business. To date, those technologies include a broad range of mobile services to ease guests’ stay inside the hotel, as well as experimentation with text messaging, social networking and location-based services.
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    Hotel F&B Observer

  • The Wonderful World of The U.S. Supply Chain

    Geoffrey Sagrans
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Paul Greenberg posted an article recently in the New York Times title “Why Are We Importing Our Own Fish?” The article is a global look at how native species of seafood are being exported while the United States is importing most of its seafood. One of the points of this article discusses the [...]
  • 2014 CIA-Food Art Flavor Summit

    Len Elias
    15 Jul 2014 | 9:39 am
    The Summit is an amazing event sponsored through a partnership between Food Arts magazine and The Culinary Institute of America-Greystone. The Summit brings together chefs, hospitality leaders and other related experts from across all segments of the industry. It is designed as a fast paced series of demonstrations, discussions, tastings, and collaborative team exercises that [...]
  • A Food Revolution? Really?

    Doug Zeif
    15 Jul 2014 | 9:34 am
    A few days ago, I ate at Sam Fox’s new concept named Flower Child in Scottsdale. The tag line for Flower Child is a food revolution which, I have to say, really got me thinking. I think Sam did a great job with this concept, as he seems to most always do. [...]
  • Enthusiasm and Trepidation

    Kurt Bjorkman
    20 Jun 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Standing within the walls of my newly decommissioned restaurant and banquet building is for me, similar to standing in the aisles of an art supply store with no specific plan about what I want to create … just that I want to create something! We do have a plan for our restaurant, the name [...]
  • Re-Exploring Pinterest for Your Hotel Internal and External Marketing

    Fred DeMicco
    8 May 2014 | 7:23 am
    By Dani Danuphon Tantiphayak, Di Song and Frederick DeMicco, Dr. Food Tech Pinterest is a type of social media platform where users can share and organize the images, which they are interested in, or that are inspiring. Hotel and restaurant business can take advantage of this development. In the hotel or restaurant industry, it is important for [...]
 
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    Happy Hotelier

  • MH 17 Crash

    GJE
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:45 am
    MH17 Crash The Netherlands was shocked when it learned a Malaysian Airplane of Flight MH 17 crashed in Ukraine, presumably by the hands of Russian backed rebellions who fired an anti aircraft rocket to it. Of the nearly 300 passengers and crew almost 200 fellow Dutchman died in the crash. There were 80 children amongst them. In an earlier speech the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs thanked the UN Security Council for adopting a resolution that condemned this act. Wednesday July 23 was a day of National Mourning in the Netherlands. The first 40 bodies came home… MH 17 Crash is a post…
  • America’s Cup 35 campaign started

    GJE
    12 Jun 2014 | 7:05 am
    America’s Cup 35 campaign started I’ve been covering the America’s Cup for some time, but realize I forgot to say anything about the no 34 campaign because I was so busy with watching the thriller unfold when the Kiwi’s lost the cup to Oracle after they had build up a lead of 8-1 wins which Jimmy Spithill was able to claw back entirely to win 9-8. I’ve never seen such a comeback in sailing nor any other sport. The rules for the 35st Cup have been negotiated by defender Oracle Team USA, via Golden Gate Yacht Club and Team Australia’s Hamilton Island Yacht Club,…
  • Again a Randstad Rail Collision

    GJE
    11 Jun 2014 | 8:07 am
    Again a Randstad Rail Collision I’ve hesitated a couple of months to share this photo with you, because it was taken by a friend who was inside the tram sitting just there where the white and blue tram rammed the red and yellow tram. Amazingly he was quick to jump away just in time, but an older lady who was just sitting in front of him was severely wounded by the accident. The strange thing is that there are no traffic rules as to which tram has right of way when two trams cross an intersection. My friend’s comment as to the support from instances is that there is not much…
  • Mini Super Legerra

    GJE
    28 May 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Seems a good idea. Mini Super Legerra is a post from: Happy Hotelier. Would you like to subscribe to my newsfeed, or my weekly newsletter? Last update: Thursday, June 12, 2014Mini Super Legerra is a post from: Happy Hotelier. Would you like to subscribe to my newsfeed, or my weekly newsletter?
  • European Parliament Voting Days

    GJE
    23 May 2014 | 4:16 am
    European Parliament Voting Days Yesterday we had European Parliament Election Day in The Netherlands. The elections are held on several days in all the countries forming the European Communions. Sunday is the last voting day and somewhere Sunday night we will know who will be chosen as one of the very well paid European Parliamentarians. Why would I share with you that this Celebrity Hotelier voted in the European Parliament election? I’ll tell you: When voting a couple of years ago you were only allowed to vote in the voting locale in your direct neighborhood. If you wanted to vote…
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    Smith Travel Blog

  • Castiglion del Bosco, Tuscany: hotel of the week

    Kate Weir
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:29 am
    This week we’re gripped with oenological longing and dreaming about a break in Tuscany. Luxury hotel Castiglion del Bosco has rolling sun-drenched pastures in which to sample full-bodied wines or forage for truffles nearby. Indulgence and adventure – we want it all… Style The grape escape Setting Verdant Val d’Orcia Why this week? TheTuscan grape harvest is just a few months away, so now is the ideal time to book a late-summer break. The hotel’s harvest package includes vineyard tours and tastings of Castiglion del Bosco’s speciality Brunello di Montalcino wine,…
  • Little Good Harbour, Barbados: hotel of the week

    Kate Thorman
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:37 am
    We’ve been daydreaming of slowing things down and taking that quiet Caribbean getaway. The haven of Little Good Harbour in Barbados will instantly put you on ‘island time’ – chill out with a day at the beach, in the spa, or trolling through the local markets. Style Old-style Bajan beach houses Setting Palm-fringed fishing village Why this week? Basking in the sun is closer than ever on Barbados, a surprisingly accessible Caribbean island with direct flights from most major UK and US cities. It’s even simpler once you arrive; Little Good Harbour is home to one of the island’s most…
  • In the diary: Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials

    Lucy Fennings
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:49 am
    STYLE Riders and Rovers SETTING Lush Lincolnshire landscape When? 4–7 September 2014 Where? Burghley House, Stamford, Lincolnshire Tell me more… As much social gathering as sporting event – attracting equine enthusiasts, passionate spectators, and plenty more who come along for a grand day out with family and friends – the award-winning annual Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials is a highlight of the international equestrian calendar. This prestigious and popular leg of the global Grand Slam of Eventing brings the world’s top riders and horses together to test their skill,…
  • North Bundaleer, Clare Valley: hotel of the week

    Sarah Jappy
    10 Jul 2014 | 9:56 pm
    Ancient outcrops of the Flinders Ranges, ordered rows of ripening grapes on vines and rolling pastoral hills are what you’ll find in the surrounds of opulently restored homestead, North Bundaleer. Just 30 minutes from the Clare Valley in South Australia, this property will have you resting on the verandah, sipping on riesling and fondly watching the resident Jack Russells, Archie and Tilly, scamper around the rose bushes. Style Vintage Victorian Setting Outback plains and pastures Why this week? The next couple of months are jam-packed: the Sevenhill Producer’s Market on 26 July…
  • A tale of two cities: a 48-hour stay in Florence and Verona

    Juliet Kinsman
    9 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    It’s remarkable how much you can see and do in just one weekend away to Italy. A night at Il Salviatino and then a night at Palazzo Victoria treated me to a concentrated hit of two of the world’s most cultured cities with a restorative whirl in the countryside, plus a good measure of cocktails, and even a pilgrimage to my namesake’s balcony… Florence, the original Renaissance city, doesn’t hang about when it comes to treating foreigners to the kind of scenes that make city breaks in Italy so appealing. Pastel-painted palazzi peeping around almost every corner and cultural landmarks…
 
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  • Hotel development & EB-5 financing: Why you don’t want to form your own regional center

    Jim Butler
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:39 pm
    By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 30 July 2014 How should hotel developers go after EB-5 financing? Although the EB-5 immigrant visa program has been around since 1990, the current trend of using this as a source of financing for hotel development began only three years ago. We worked on one of the first hotel EB-5 financings for the W Hotel and Residences in Hollywood, and have since worked on more than 60 EB-5 projects all over the country. Now, use of the EB-5 financing program has gone mainstream. Headline grabbers include the…
  • Hotel development financing: How to win the race for EB-5 capital

    Jim Butler
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:21 pm
    By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 29 July 2014 A viable source of capital and now mainstream The EB-5 Immigrant Investment Visa program offers an alternative means of raising capital for hotel development projects in the U.S., and the lawyers in JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® and Chinese Investment Group™ have worked on more than sixty EB-5 projects all over the United States. Over just the past 3 years, the EB-5 program has quickly gained the support of some of the largest, institutional-quality developers as well as…
  • Financing hotel development today: The 5 questions every hotel developer is asking about EB-5 financing

    Jim Butler
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:24 pm
    By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 25 July 2014 EB-5 financing has gone mainstream for hotel development The use of EB-5 financing has exploded over the past 3 years as an important funding source for new hotel development. It is clearly now part of the “mainstream” being used with great success by increasingly institutional companies. Marriott was among the earliest advocates for the program and has used it for many high profile hotels such as the Ritz-Carlton/JW Marriott and Marriott Courtyard/Residence Inn hotels in…
  • Chinese-language Hotel Law Blog launched by JMBM Global Hospitality Group® and HotelLawyer.com

    Jim Butler
    9 Jul 2014 | 11:22 am
    July 9, 2014 LOS ANGELES—The Global Hospitality Group® and the Chinese Investment Group™ at Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP are pleased to announce the launch of a Chinese-language version of the Hotel Law Blog. It is available as a new tab on www.HotelLawyer.com or it can be accessed directly at www.ChineseHotelLawBlog.com. “Since 2007, our Hotel Law Blog has been a valuable resource for the hospitality industry,” said Jim Butler, author of HotelLawBlog.com and chairman of the Global Hospitality Group® and the Chinese Investment Group™. “We want to share…
  • Executive Summary of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

    Jim Butler
    23 Jun 2014 | 5:21 pm
    Hotel Lawyer looking at the EB-5 program Over the past 5 years, JMBM’s team has helped clients with more than 40 EB-5 projects all over the U.S. The program is more popular than ever and the standards continue to rise for sponsors who want to advantage of this funding technique. I asked Jonathan Bloch, a corporate partner and Senior Member of JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group®, to put together an Executive Summary and Overview of the EB-5 Program for investors and developers wanting to explore the funding source for new projects. Here it is. An Executive Summary and Overview of…
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    National Real Estate Investor

  • Phillips Edison—ARC Looking at Strategic Options for its Highly Coveted Portfolio

    31 Jul 2014 | 8:50 am
    Non-traded REIT Phillips Edison – ARC Shopping Center REIT Inc. revealed last week that it’s looking at “strategic alternatives”—and it’s likely the Cincinnati, Ohio–based company will attract plenty of suitors. read more
  • Dollar Tree And Family Dollar: What Does This Mega Deal Mean For Retail?

    31 Jul 2014 | 8:38 am
    While both chains operate boxes that are around 7,000 to 10,000 sq. ft., their real estate strategies have been markedly different. read more
  • New Construction Poses Threat to Office Sector Fundamentals

    30 Jul 2014 | 7:37 am
    For a while, it looked like the U.S. office market had once again become the landlords’ playground, at least in core cities. But overbuilding could upset this trend, giving more negotiating power back to office tenants, warn researchers. read more
  • 10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (July 30, 2014)

    30 Jul 2014 | 7:36 am
    Telecom stocks jumped Tuesday after Windstream announced plans to spin off network assets, including fiber and copper networks, into an independent REIT. It’s still possible other bidders could emerge for Family Dollar, according to some analysts. General Growth Properties Inc. is spending almost $450 million for stakes in three Manhattan properties. Google is finally about to get the chance to take advantage of the $2 billion worth of Manhattan real estate it bought almost four years ago. These are among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate sector. Content…
  • Midtown Atlanta Becoming Hotbed of Professional Service Firms

    29 Jul 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Jeff Keppen For many professional services firms in Atlanta, the No. 1 consideration when choosing office space is recruitment and retention of talent. read more
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    Chefforfeng's Weblog

  • Innkeepers, Are you losing your identity?

    Heather Turner
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:09 am
    As innkeepers, your lives are public, they need to be. Guests do like to know who they are staying with generally, it’s an integral part of the B&B brand. And while not every innkeeper has their names and photos on their websites, the vast majority do. Realistically, it’s not much different then most businesses online, you can find out who owns a business, how long they have been in business, etc. just by trolling through the information found easily on Google. This post though is not about brand and brand identity, but about identity theft. As innkeepers, once your own information…
  • Bed and Breakfasts Need to Do Some Digital Housekeeping!

    Heather Turner
    22 May 2014 | 3:42 pm
    Innkeepers, when was the last time you looked, REALLY LOOKED at your website, especially your home page? And checked it? And checked the whole site? I have a project I am working on for a lodging organization, it includes going to every member’s website and gathering together their social media links, or in many cases, lack there of, and in the process I am looking over their sites and noticing things. Of the 500+ member pages I’ve managed to take a hard gander at so far, these are some things that have stuck out as significant problems. Issues are not just social media related, there are…
  • Airbnb, should innkeepers beat em or join em?

    Heather Turner
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:48 am
     I would say do both. Facts: Airbnb isn’t going away. They are getting and probably will get, a lot more funding in the future. Airbnb renters are basically stealing guests from lodging facilities that are paying rooms & meals taxes, other lodging associated fees and are inspected. (Although realistically if your room rates are over $150 a night, the people that stay in Airbnb rentals are not your target market anyway, they would probably stay in a motel if at all, and they may not be the best guests in the first place.) Reality: Even if all the lodging associations, hotel, motel,…
  • New Facebook Business Page changes Bed and Breakfasts should be aware of

    Heather Turner
    8 Apr 2014 | 1:50 pm
    https://www.facebook.com/Applesauceinnbnb (new Business Facebook page layout) So as I continue my love-hate relationship with Facebook and it’s ongoing changes, I am endlessly fascinated as they givith and then they takith away. It’s sort of like watching a horrifying train wreck for me, I just can’t look away and feel impelled to poke around in it to see just what they changed this time. For those of you that still are utilizing Facebook for business, you may want to get up to speed a little on a few of the changes, some are big, some little, but as usual infinitely annoying for those…
  • The Pros and Cons of Offering Pet Friendly Lodging (plus notes)

    Heather Turner
    4 Apr 2014 | 9:32 am
    These are my notes from this past March’s MidAtlantic Innkeeper’s Conference presentation. I recently had a few emails from innkeepers asking for suggestions so thought it might be helpful to post them. Statistics Forty-nine percent of pet owners in a survey said they plan to travel with their pets within the next 12 months. Via Tripadvisor Biggest pet peeve when traveling with pets? 50% Finding Activities to do with Pets 25% Additional Fees 15% Weight Restrictions (rough estimate) 15% Finding Accommodations (rough estimate) 10% Breed Restrictions (rough estimate) via…
 
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    London Hotels Insight

  • London boutique hotels roundup – July 2014.

    Laura
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:58 am
    London has been sweltering in the heat for much of July, and things have been hotting up in the capital’s boutique hotel scene too. As tourists continue to arrive in droves, it’s perhaps hardly surprising that the Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index has recently predicted that London will be the most visited city in 2014. Read on for the latest news and some more reasons business is booming for the city’s boutique hotels. Shoreditch has become one of East London’s hippest locales in recent years, and in 2015 will gain another trendy boutique hotel. The Z Hotel Shoreditch will…
  • A new luxury hotel by the river?

    Laura
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:04 am
    There can be few London sights as iconic as the river which flows through it, so Thames-side hotels are exceedingly popular and correspondingly expensive. In the not too distant future, it seems those guests willing to shell out for the privilege will have another property to choose from. Oh, and its right on the doorstep of St Paul’s Cathedral. The Queensbridge House Hotel & Apartments is currently in the planning stages, but if it goes ahead it will be a 7-storey hotel in a highly desirable location. That may be some way off though, as there’s currently a trio of less desirable…
  • Top 5 hotels for the newly-reopened Imperial War Museum.

    Laura
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:07 am
    It wasn’t included on Visit London’s Top 10 London Attractions list, but the Imperial War Museum is a great place to visit in the city. After closing in January for renovations, the museum reopened on 19th July 2014 and will be hosting several exhibits focusing on the First World War for its centenary. These include ‘First World War Galleries’ and ‘Truth and Memory: British Art of the First World War’. Below you’ll find some of the best hotels close to the museum, all with convenient locations, as well as style and comfort. 1. Tune Hotel Westminster…
  • Diving into Japanese culture at Hyper Japan 2014.

    Rajul
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:06 am
    We’ve once again been to check out Hyper Japan, the London exhibition celebrating all things Japanese. The event is now in its sixth year and London Hotels Insight has gone along to several of them. Having had so much fun in previous years, we just had to return and explore everything the exhibition had to offer. Food is a big part of the festival, so of course we had to try some of the delights on offer as part of the Eat Japan section. It had been a range of delicious delicacies in previous years, and it didn’t disappoint this year either. The takoyaki (octopus balls) were…
  • A pet away from home: resident cats and dogs in London hotels.

    Laura
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:06 am
    This year saw the opening of a ‘cat café’ in London. The concept comes from Japan and, rather than being a café where your kitty can get a latte and a salmon sandwich, Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium allows guests to come along and enjoy the company of the eleven resident cats. While that often means getting on with your kaffeeklatch as nonplussed cats snooze in the background, it’s been a big hit with cat lovers everywhere who take pleasure in simply watching the furry critters doze. There are plenty of London hotels that are happy to have your pets to stay, but animals…
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    LUXGetaway

  • Experience Whistler in the Summer Like You Never Have: Riding ATV’s

    Michael
    26 Jul 2014 | 9:50 pm
    What do you do during the summer months when you live near a world-class skiing destination? If you are a savvy business owner, you figure out a way to take advantage of all the natural beauty of the surrounding area. That is just what has been done at Whistler ATV. The British Columbia company offers a variety of summer tours using ATVs to take guests up into the mountains. The 2 – 3 hour ATV tours are a great way to explore the beauty of the mountain, and also experience the thrill that ATV’s have to offer. On a recent tour the guide did a nice job of balancing both safety and enjoying…
  • Enjoy the Fresh & Local Flavors at MKT Restaurant in Four Seasons San Francisco

    Michael
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:46 pm
    Four Seasons opened the brand-new MKT Restaurant at their San Francisco SoMa hotel last June. The restaurant, which was designed to be bar-centric, opened last year after an extensive renovation. It is the first restaurant renovation at the hotel since its 2001 opening. The MKT Restaurant is perfectly suited to a modern taste that prefers the small plate in a social atmosphere to more formal dining. The menu is decidedly California, thanks to Executive Chef Mark Richardson and Restaurant Chef Chris Aguirre. Between the two, they have developed a fine selection of steaks and small plates are…
  • Calypso Tag: The New Way to Keep Track of Luggage

    Michael
    9 Jul 2014 | 1:05 am
    We trust you have heard of the “fear of flying.” It turns out that some people are not so much afraid of getting on a plane and going from one place to the other as they are fearful of losing their luggage along the way. Well, now there is a better way to keep track of your luggage with the handy little technology product known as Calypso Tag. The Calypso Tag looks like a very stylish, but otherwise normal, ID tag that one would attach to checked baggage or a carry-on. However, inside the tag is a low-power Bluetooth 4.0 transmitter capable of talking to your smartphone at a distance of…
  • San Francisco Ritz Carlton Defines Luxury Located Downtown

    Michael
    2 Jul 2014 | 1:52 am
    Few names in the hospitality industry garner as much respect as the Ritz-Carlton name. Since the early 20th century, Ritz-Carlton has been associated with some of the finest hotels in Europe and North America. And one of the finest in their collection is in downtown San Francisco. The San Francisco Ritz-Carlton is a nine-story building on the eastern slope of the city’s famous Nob Hill, at 600 Stockton St. The hotel’s location puts it at the heart of the action in the financial district, Chinatown and Union Square; it is a regular stop on San Francisco’s California Street…
  • San Francisco Mandarin Oriental: The Standard of Style and Sophistication

    Michael
    25 Jun 2014 | 1:37 am
    In 1987, Mandarin Oriental opened their first U.S. hotel in San Francisco. The new property was an opportunity for the hotel group to combine their reputation for legendary hospitality with San Francisco’s reputation as one of the best cities to visit in the States. Needless to say, the hotel has more than met expectations. Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco is centrally located on Sansome Street, very near Chinatown, the San Francisco Farmers Market, and dozens of high-end shops, restaurants, and theaters. The famous Nob Hill and Fisherman’s Wharf districts are also within easy…
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    Are Morch - Hotel Blogger

  • 5 Surprising Reasons to Create Dynamic Social Media Profiles

    Are Morch
    26 Jul 2014 | 7:18 am
    5 Surprising Reasons to Create Dynamic Social Media Profiles Static Content has served Hotels well for many years. Based on demographics and targeted market segments predicting Occupancy and Revenue has been a fairly streamlined process. Social Media has stirred up this process for all of us either we like it or not. And the reason often is that today information is more available for customers. The customers decision process is not as predictable anymore. New factors like likability, engagement, social response, care, network, collaboration and belonging comes to play. The two main factors…
  • Location, Location, Location! Make The Most of Yours on Social Media

    Are Morch
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:47 am
    Location, Location, Location! Make The Most of Yours on Social Media Working in Social Media, you have to be extremely flexible and have an eye for timely pieces that will be interesting and engaging for a mass audience. You also have to constantly be thinking of new material so followers will engage with your brand. It is extremely important to know what performs well on the platforms you use and if there are any new trends to implement in your schedule that will then help you get the edge over your competition. Use these strategies to make the most of your location on social media. Find…
  • How To Choose The Right Content Marketing Tactics For Your Hotel

    Are Morch
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:18 pm
    How To Choose The Right Content Marketing Tactics For Your Hotel Your Hotel has decided that Social Media is going to be a communication channel to reach your ideal customers. Value Proposition will be one of the core principles for your Hotels Content Marketing Strategies, and lead generation. We need to develop a tactical plan for the process. Content Marketing Tactical Plan Implementation strategies is a important component of building an effective Social Media Channel for your Hotel. But we need to focus on execution and tactical strategies that takes your Hotel to the next level. We…
 
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  • Doors are Open! Great Wolf Lodge New England Welcomes Guests

    Kristianna Berger
    8 Jul 2014 | 6:36 am
    Back in March, we shared that Great Wolf Lodge was hiring for its New England location. We're back to announce that they've since opened their doors!  The 406 all-suite resort features 12 unique suite configurations in the property’s two wings. Each suite comes with a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and waterpark admission passes. The 68,000 square foot indoor waterpark holds 300,000 gallons of water! Entertainment is also widely available with character appearances, a MagiQuest game, Cub Club on Wheels, Wolf Walk, Northern Lights Arcade, a kid spa and much,…
  • Hcareers Dallas Career Fair

    Kristianna Berger
    29 Apr 2014 | 11:18 am
    Looking for the perfect hospitality job? Located near Dallas, Texas? Hcareers has the perfect solution for you - register today for our Dallas Hospitality Career Fair taking place on June 3rd.  Hospitality career fairs are like a rehearsal for a job interview. You have the opportunity to meet with prospective employers, present your skills and credentials, and plan your employment strategy. But as with any job interview, you must prepare properly to make the most of the fair. Tips to benefit from your hospitality career fairs Get the list of presenters before you attend the…
  • Dallas Career Fair Text Message Sign-up

    Kristianna Berger
    29 Apr 2014 | 11:14 am
          Hcareers Dallas Career Fair Text Message Reminder Sign Up Enter your cell phone number to receive reminder messages from Hcareers about the Dallas Career Fair on 6/3. Your information will not be used or shared for any other purpose. If you have questions, contact us at communications@hcareers.com. We'll see you June 3rd! Thanks, Hcareers   Cell phone*:() - -         A confirmation message will be sent to your mobile phone. Texts may be sent using automatic telephone dialing system. Reply/consent not required for any purchase. Periodic…
  • Great Wolf Lodge New England Has Jobs to Howl About

    Kristianna Berger
    20 Mar 2014 | 9:14 am
    With a June 1 opening date quickly approaching, Great Wolf Lodge New England is in the process of hiring nearly 500 employees for its 406-room resort. Positions are available across all areas of the lodge and will include guest relations, kids experience, housekeeping, aquatics, food and beverage, retail and more. “Our employee ‘Pack Members’ are the essence of the Great Wolf Lodge experience,” shared John Curty, Senior Vice President of Administration. “We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who want to grow with us and help make lasting memories for our…
  • Why I Will Never Regret Working Aboard Cruise Ships

    Guest Blogger
    28 Feb 2014 | 2:16 pm
    By Michael Horan If you’re an oxygen-breathing, red-blooded human, you have certainly pondered the “what-ifs,” looking at your trials and tribulations asking “would I done anything differently?” I remain steadfast not to give countenance to complacency and would not change a single thing. I spent five years working aboard cruise ships while travelling the globe and find it difficult to realize any regret. It was the time of my life. As a young man from Vancouver, BC with no more money in my pocket than I needed to survive, I was awash in good fortune to do what I…
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    ReviewPro

  • Dorsett Hospitality International Enters Partnership with ReviewPro

    ReviewPro
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:49 am
    Barcelona, July 29th 2014 – Dorsett Hospitality International, headquartered in Hong Kong, is one of Asia’s fastest-growing hotel groups with properties across key Asian countries including Malaysia, China, Hong Kong and Singapore, as well as a recently inaugurated property in United Kingdom. Dorsett Hospitality International announces a new partnership with ReviewPro, a leading international provider of online reputation management analytics for the hotel and restaurant industry. Dorsett International will leverage ReviewPro’s market-leading solution to further refine guests’…
  • ReviewPro Enters Partnership with Costa Do Sauipe Hotels

    ReviewPro
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:14 am
    Barcelona, July 24th 2014 – Costa do Sauipe Resorts, one of Brazil’s leading five-star hotel groups, announces a new partnership with ReviewPro, the leading international provider of online reputation management analytics. Costa Do Sauipe Resorts, with five top-rated beachside hotels and five pousadas fringing the Atlantic coast, will leverage ReviewPro’s market-leading solution to fine-tune guest experience and increase revenue across its entire portfolio. The hotels all boast top positions on TripAdvisor. The brand will benefit from ReviewPro’s award-winning guest satisfaction…
  • Leading Spanish, Caribbean & Latin American Hotel Brands Select ReviewPro to Further Increase Guest Satisfaction & Revenue

    ReviewPro
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:02 am
    Barcelona, July 23rd 2014 – RIU Hotels & Resorts and Catalonia Hotels & Resorts have entered into a new partnership with ReviewPro, the leading international provider of online reputation management analytics, to deliver even better guest experiences. H10 Hotels and BlueBay Hotels & Resorts have also renewed their agreement to leverage ReviewPro’s award-winning solution for a second consecutive year. ReviewPro provides critical insight into operational and service strengths and weaknesses by aggregating millions of mentions from the most relevant online travel agencies,…
  • SETE, Greek Tourism Confederation, Enters Data Partnership with ReviewPro

    ReviewPro
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:07 am
    Greece’s leading hospitality association to leverage the Global Review Index™, ReviewPro’s award-winning online reputation score, to measure online guest satisfaction of the country’s hotels & destinations. Barcelona, July 17th 2014 - SETE Tourism Confederation, Greece’s largest and most important hospitality association, has signed a strategic partnership with ReviewPro, the leading provider of online reputation and social media analytics for the hotel industry. Under this agreement, SETE will leverage ReviewPro’s award-winning online reputation analytics to gain insight…
  • Free webinar: 8 Best Hotel Practices – Guest Satisfaction 101

    ReviewPro
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:28 am
    Customer satisfaction is the driving force behind the success of every business. Happy customers spend more money, come back, help spread the word and foster pride in the workplace. Register now In the next installment of ReviewPro’s free webinar series, we go back to the basics to highlight what every hotel and restaurant should be doing to harness the power of guest satisfaction—online and on property. Whether you’re in marketing, operations or executive management, we’ll show you eight tried-and-true ways to generate higher ratings, loyalty and advocacy. Topics include: How social…
 
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  • House price in New York more expensive

    hotel
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:04 am
    House price in New York more expensive is a post from: New Hotel If in most major cities housing prices getting more expensive to the city center, but it does not apply in New York. In one of the largest cities in the U.S.A. home prices in the suburbs getting even more expensive. expensive house House price in New York more expensive After read from Business Insider, downtown New York is currently met by the apartment. This is causing home prices tread in New York which is in the suburbs become more expensive. The most expensive house is located in the suburbs of New York is in New Jersey.
  • Find the best California vacation

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    25 Jul 2014 | 2:25 am
    Find the best California vacation is a post from: New Hotel Planning to find the best California vacation is rather simple. There’s a comprehensive range of magnificent locations to select from all of them provides an exclusive holiday experience. One of the most distinguished tourist spots in California are Bay Area, LA, North Park, Yosemite National Park, Large Sur, California Wine Country, Dying Valley, Joshua Tree condition Park and Palm Springs. However, just before arranging a California vacation, you need to have a look at numerous vacation packages. You will find superb travel…
  • Commercial flights are diverted from Ukraine airspace

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    22 Jul 2014 | 5:48 am
    Commercial flights are diverted from Ukraine airspace is a post from: New Hotel Post-fall MH17 by a missile that carried out by the Ukrainian pro-Russian separatists, some of these commercial flights are diverted from Ukraine airspace considering the safety and security of passengers. Although previously declared safe routes to travel through, but after the fall of MH17 incident in the East region of Ukraine, made ​​a number of airlines to switch to the safe route and avoid the area. commercial flights Commercial flights are diverted from Ukraine airspace Some operators in Asia confirmed…
  • List of best amusement parks in the world

    hotel
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:35 am
    List of best amusement parks in the world is a post from: New Hotel Amusement park became one of alternative tourist destination to off fatigue. Besides having a diverse attractions, amusement parks are also suitable as place to vacation with family. Discovery Cove List of best amusement parks in the world To hook the visitors, amusement parks were made ​​as attractive as possible. There were presenting the experience of interacting directly with the dolphins, while others offer a unique experience to meet Disney characters. More recently, travel website TripAdvisor summarizes a number of…
  • Happy ending massage in United Kingdom

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    20 Jul 2014 | 7:03 pm
    Happy ending massage in United Kingdom is a post from: New Hotel About happy ending massage working in United Kingdom, in spite of the clear advantages of residing city of the UK, Birmingham existence can frequently always be really stress filled. Most likely recognize you’re increasingly really stressed out although functioning. happy ending massage Happy ending massage in United Kingdom You might be becoming precariously about cranky and in some cases saturday and sunday don’t reduce your pressure that grows inside you, zero call for a crazy evening out to drag out of oneself.
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    Travel Update

  • What’s in a name (tag)?

    Barb Delollis
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:47 am
    A Hyatt Key West restaurant server shows her name tag. KEY WEST – What’s in a name, or rather, a name tag? Well, at the very least, a smile…but possibly much more, based on my own experience at a Hyatt hotel last week in this laid-back Florida town and a Facebook post about name tags that sparked 16 lively comments!  When I mentioned my thoughts to my Facebook friends, I was surprised by the conversation that ensued. This is a hard-core, opinionated group of travelers and industry insiders — so I didn’t think “name tags” would be all that…
  • Hotels mine guests’ Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn data

    Barb Delollis
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:39 am
    Travelers: A small but growing hospitality tech company – led and funded by ex-Google execs – is helping hotels to capture your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ information when you log on the hotel’s WI-Fi system or website with your profile, VentureBeat.com reports. The goal? To let the hotels further engage you by using your personal information, incentivize you to be more loyal and, ultimately, more money. According to VentureBeat, the company, New York-based Voyat, pulls data about hotel guests, mines the data and then develops promotions, discounts and…
  • EXCLUSIVE: Hilton’s room service experiment’s ‘successful’

    Barb Delollis
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:33 am
    Herb N’ Kitchen’s grab-and-go area. Photo courtesy of New York Hilton Midtown.   NEW YORK – The days of the $30 room-service cheeseburger may be numbered, thanks to new findings from Manhattan’s biggest hotel. Top executives at the nearly 2,000-room Hilton New York Midtown hotel revealed to Travel Update recently that their controversial decision last year to replace traditional room service with a stripped-down version has been a critical and financial “success.” “If revenues were down, we would not call it successful,” said Jason Tresh, the…
  • Starwood CEO: We have enough hotel brands

    Barb Delollis
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:49 am
    At a time when rivals Hilton and Marriott are adding new upscale brands, Starwood’s content to stay as is. That’s according to Starwood CEO Frits van Paasschen, who last Thursday addressed the question of whether the 1,200-property company would add an upscale brand. He spoke to Wall Street analysts during the company’s Q2 earnings call. Starwood runs brands such Sheraton, W, Westin and Aloft. “We can clearly add brands to our portfolio and our platform, and have very good results by doing that,” he said, referring to Starwood’s 2005 acquisition of Le…
  • Worst view ever? No. 7 InterContinental Miami

    Barb Delollis
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:06 pm
    “Worst room ever? No. 7″ contender from the InterCon Miami taken by @jimcarroll.   In a welcome departure from the string of ugly concrete rooftop views we’ve seen for most of Travel Update’s “Worst view ever?” series, this week’s contender shows a road warrior’s view from an InterContinental hotel of…another hotel! That’s right, another hotel – and a nice one at that. PHOTO GALLERY: Hilton Cabana on Miami Beach Last Tuesday while in downtown Miami, futurist and speaker Jim Carroll sent me a Tweet nominating his view from…
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