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  • Hotel Frontdoor

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    GJE
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Hotel Frontdoor Your guests come and go via the frontdoor. The Frontdoor of this hotel has etched in its glass that its telephone number is 1. The door must be from somewhere around 1900. Many guests must have passed this door. This was a hotel long before there were hotel chains like Marriott, Hilton or Starwoord…. The hotel is stil in operation and located in a small village in The Netherlands, not far, only a busride, from Amsterdam. Are you able to guess its location? Actually it was rebuilt in 1905 and the telephone was installed as late as 1920… Hotel Frontdoor is a post…
  • Hilton plans nearly 40 hotel openings in Latin America before 2017

    AH&LA SmartBrief
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    Hilton Worldwide said it is planning to open almost 40 new properties in Latin America by the end of 2016, with Panama, Mexic -More- 
  • Starwood Hotels & Resorts Expands Presence in Nigeria with the...

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    29 Sep 2014 | 11:15 pm
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  • Miami Beach: Miami's Shore Club is Joining the Condotel Club

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    juliana
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:29 pm
    We don't call it Miami Hotel Mambo for nothing. Today, we discovered that the beachfront party spot that is The Shore Club will move into a condotel operation. Yup, the dreaded condotels, once all the rage in the pre-recession era, are back. GROAN.The Real Deal reports that the hotel's new owners, HFZ Capital Group, who acquired the property late last year, are splitting the hotel into 85 luxury residences and 100 hotel rooms. Currently, the historic hotel has 309 hotel rooms. Word is the residences will start to go up for sale in early December, just when all the moneyed art collectors…
  • The End of an Era

    Marriott on the Move
    Marriott on the Move
    27 Sep 2014 | 5:38 am
    My father, who founded our company with a nine-stool root beer stand in 1927, came from a family of eight children. Dad had four sisters and three brothers. Woodrow was the youngest member of the family and he died in 2005. His widow, Judy Cannon Marriott, passed away on August...
 
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  • Starwood Hotels & Resorts Expands Presence in Nigeria with the...

    29 Sep 2014 | 11:15 pm
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  • W Hotels Worldwide to Enter Morocco with W Marrakech

    29 Sep 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. will launch the W brand in Marrakech in 2017 with the opening of W Marrakech. Owned by Morocco-based Menatlas 14 S.A., the hotel will be located in the city's Hivernage district, near Menara Gardens.
  • Starwood Debuts the Castle Hotel as Part of the Luxury Collection in China

    29 Sep 2014 | 11:45 am
    The Luxury Collection, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. opened The Castle Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Dalian. Owned by the Dalian Yifang Group and managed by Starwood Hotels & Resorts, The Castle Hotel marks The Luxury Collection's first hotel in Liaoning, China.
  • Marriott Launches Global Creative and Content Marketing Studio

    29 Sep 2014 | 10:14 am
    Following the trend of marketers becoming publishers, Marriott International is launching a global creative and content marketing studio to handle internal work for its portfolio of 18 travel-related brands. "We view this as the opportunity to be the world's largest producer of travel-related content," said David Beebe , Marriott's vp of creative, content marketing and global marketing.
  • Baymont Inn & Suites Opens 350th Hotel in Odessa, Texas

    29 Sep 2014 | 6:25 am
    Baymont Inn & Suites, part of Wyndham Hotel Group and parent company Wyndham Worldwide , announced the opening of its 350th hotel, a new-construction, 71-room property in Odessa, Texas. Baymont Inn & Suites, part of Wyndham Hotel Group and parent company Wyndham Worldwide , announced the opening of its 350th hotel, a new-construction, 71-room property in Odessa, Texas.
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  • Miami Beach: Miami's Shore Club is Joining the Condotel Club

    juliana
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:29 pm
    We don't call it Miami Hotel Mambo for nothing. Today, we discovered that the beachfront party spot that is The Shore Club will move into a condotel operation. Yup, the dreaded condotels, once all the rage in the pre-recession era, are back. GROAN.The Real Deal reports that the hotel's new owners, HFZ Capital Group, who acquired the property late last year, are splitting the hotel into 85 luxury residences and 100 hotel rooms. Currently, the historic hotel has 309 hotel rooms. Word is the residences will start to go up for sale in early December, just when all the moneyed art collectors…
  • Brasilia: This is Not What You Want to See At Your Hotel

    juliana
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    This looks like more than just a "case of the Mondays."A guest at the Saint Peter hotel in Brasilia today took a hotel employee hostage, forcing him at gunpoint to wear a vest containing explosives and then paraded his hostage around on a 13th floor of the 424-room hotel in front of news cameras.Ultimately, the hostage-taker released the victim and surrendered to the police, with no physical harm done to anyone (although we imagine the hotel worker will probably be affected for the rest of his life. As it turns out, the kidnapper was using a fake gun to order around the hostage and to warn…
  • Las Vegas: The Gift Shop at The Delano Las Vegas is No 'Automat' But It's Far From Basic

    juliana
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Morgans Hotels are rather infamous for their gift shop offerings such as the kinky vending machine at the Mondrian South Beach called "Automat" which once sold (or maybe still does) 24-karat gold handcuffs from Kiki de Montparnasse. The automat also sold rentals for premium luxury cars like a Rolls Royce or a Benz. When the machine made its debut at the Hudson Hotel in New York, it sold an $8,000 photo shoot with photographer Ben Watkins and a rental of a red Ferrari 599 GTB. However, the gift shop offerings at the Essence shop at the new Delano Las Vegas aren't quite that risqué, although…
  • Cabo San Lucas: A Few Resorts in Cabo Will Begin Reopening Next Week But Most Remain Closed

    juliana
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:19 am
    Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort after Hurricane Odile Two weeks after a category four hurricane tore through Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, the popular vacation destination is still working hard to get back on its feet. The airport remains closed but it should reopen on October 8. And the Los Cabos Tourism Board is doing its job on Facebook, hyping future events in Cabo such as a golf tournament, a fishing tournament and and upcoming half marathon. However, most of the resorts in Cabo need a little more time to recuperate. Here are some notable reopening dates. Hilton Los Cabos is closed…
  • Hong Kong: Hotels in Hong Kong Are Open But Cautious as Protests Continue

    juliana
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:33 am
    The view from a room at The Upper HouseOne of Hong Kong's most luxurious hotels, The Upper House, was forced to cancel its Anniversary Party, which was scheduled for Wednesday, October 1, due to the pro-democracy demonstrations in the city's Admiralty and Central districts. The demonstrations began over the weekend and have carried on today, forcing the city to cancel its fireworks show in honor of National China Day. A central issue for the protestors are the 2017 elections for the city's chief executives. Hong Kong, formerly a British colony, was promised full "universal suffrage" but then…
 
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    Marriott on the Move

  • The End of an Era

    Marriott on the Move
    27 Sep 2014 | 5:38 am
    My father, who founded our company with a nine-stool root beer stand in 1927, came from a family of eight children. Dad had four sisters and three brothers. Woodrow was the youngest member of the family and he died in 2005. His widow, Judy Cannon Marriott, passed away on August...
  • Taking Care of Guests, From A to Z

    Marriott on the Move
    20 Sep 2014 | 7:44 pm
    Our core value at Marriott is to take good care of our associates, and they will take good care of our guests. Recently I had the privilege of presenting the 50-year of service pin and certificate to Miss Frances Holland. Ms. Frances, as everyone calls her, joined our company when...
  • My Rules for Tipping

    Marriott on the Move
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:10 am
    To celebrate International Housekeeping Week, we are placing tip envelopes in 160,000+ rooms. Most people are not sure who to tip and who not to tip when they receive good service. I try to tip everyone from the pizza deliveryman to the parking attendant to the waiter and bellman. I...
  • Smiles are Better Than Smiley Faces

    Marriott on the Move
    6 Sep 2014 | 3:59 pm
    I had lunch the other day with our terrific general managers from select service and extended stay brands known as CFRST – Courtyard, Fairfield Inn and Suites, Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites and Towneplace Suites. We talked about social media and how it’s changing customer service. As I listened to our...
  • Teaching "Hospitality 101" in China

    Marriott on the Move
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:12 pm
    My father was given many opportunities because a college professor saw his potential. This professor helped my father get an education and gain the knowledge and skills he needed to start a company. That’s what great teachers do—they help students build the foundation for a rewarding future career. Last year,...
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    Saturday Briefing

  • Steering a Steady Course in a World of Challenges

    admin
    27 Sep 2014 | 3:02 am
    BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — During the past week, key leaders of the Outrigger ‘ohana representing our properties in Hawai‘i and on Guam gathered in Honolulu for an outstanding three days of education and sharing of ideas and information. A … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Outrigger Arriving in Maldives

    admin
    27 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    BY DAVID CAREY — This past Tuesday, Outrigger Enterprises Group completed the purchase of the Konotta Island Resort in the Maldives, an Indian Ocean nation about 200 miles southwest of the southern tip of India. Following its renovation, we expect … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • “Kiss My Stache!”

    admin
    27 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    BY KELLY SMALLWOOD — The Global Contact Center in Denver had the pleasure of welcoming Dr. Richard Kelley, Linda Jane Kelley and Dan Wacksman to our “All Hands” employee meetings on Sept. 16 where we discussed our new brand strategy, … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Housekeepers – The Heart & Soul of Hospitality

    admin
    27 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — Last week our company celebrated International Housekeepers Week, and Saturday Briefing featured pictures of our Housekeepers who, to me, are the heart & soul of the hospitality industry. As pictures continue to pour in from … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • An Eye for Travel

    admin
    27 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    BY JORDAN JOANOU — Our own Dan Wacksman, SVP of Global Distribution, was a keynote speaker at the recent EyeForTravel, Travel Distribution Summit in New York held Sept. 11-12. To a packed house of 400 industry leaders, Dan spoke on … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
 
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  • Marriott wants to become the Red Bull of travel entertainment

    markus.busch@hotelmarketing.com
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:10 am
    Following the trend of marketers becoming publishers, Marriott is launching a globel create and content marketing studio. The company wants to own the travel entertainment space - and, in turn, gain the recognition as a trusted source for all travel needs - similar to the approach that Red Bull and GoPro take with action sports.
  • Booking.com and Hotels.com top latest eTravel multichannel benchmark results

    markus.busch@hotelmarketing.com
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:09 am
    Booking.com's multichannel digital experience out ranked all other brands for their first impressions search and results, booking process, and design and usability. Surveyors particularly liked the brand's desktop site and ranked it first in every stage of the customer journey, while Hotels.com's app was rated top overall.
  • Amex: Q2 corporate air and hotel spending up 7 percent

    markus.busch@hotelmarketing.com
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:08 am
    American Express Global Business Travel clients during the April-June quarter this year spent 7.4 percent more on airline tickets than they did during the same period in 2013, and 7.2 percent more on hotel rooms.
  • Four Seasons enhances customer service in China through Ctrip partnership

    markus.busch@hotelmarketing.com
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:07 am
    Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is enhancing its ability to serve guests in China by teaming up with Chinese travel service provider Ctrip.com. The expanded partnership grants Four Seasons more flexibility in China and provides loyal guests reliable travel options.
  • Mr & Mrs Smith recognises value of personalisation after driving intent

    markus.busch@hotelmarketing.com
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:06 am
    A first stab at using personalisation to drive customer intent was so successful it inundated boutique online hotel retailer Mr & Mrs Smith with inquiries. The company used personalisation at the start of the sales process rather than just to capture the booking at the bottom end of the sales funnel.
 
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    Hotel F&B Observer

  • Making Sandwiches Without Bread – No Joke

    Meg McDonough
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:58 am
    Creative chefs have learned that in order to appeal to the masses, oftentimes by incorporating a new recipe, or just reviving an older one with slight modifications and visual appeal, it has become de rigueur to present appetizers and tapas with a touch of S.A.L.T.
  • Once We Have An Image, Is It Ever Possible to Shake It?

    Geoffrey Sagrans
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:28 pm
    Last week I came across an article in the Associated Press titled McDonald’s Campaigns Against Its Junk Food Image. In this article the author talks about an event that McDonald’s held in the Tribeca district of New York City where they took every day McDonald’s menu items to create more upscale meals. [...]
  • We Were Willing to Build a Business Back Then

    Steve DiGioia
    13 Aug 2014 | 1:22 pm
    I remember the local hardware store when I was a kid. It was owned by a wonderful man that would go out of his way to assist you with finding anything in the store as well as provide general fix-it knowledge. Apparently he was a jack of all trades and was more than happy to [...]
  • Having it All – Classics Return and Nouvelle Tastings

    Meg McDonough
    13 Aug 2014 | 1:18 pm
    I envision a sampling from these varying levels of cuisine, prepared in conjunction with the style of your hotel patronage, to present itself as a popular dining choice to your hotel guests and local patrons vying to order "a little of everything".
  • 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 [...]
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    Happy Hotelier

  • 10 Ways to Open a Wine Bottle Without a Corkscrew

    GJE
    5 Sep 2014 | 5:43 am
    10 Ways to Open a Wine Bottle Without a Corkscrew One way , the one with the shoe, I’ve shared already with you, but now I’ve a few more for you: Nails Screw hook and more. Always handy to know. Especially the blow torch one intrigues me so much I’ll have to try it out once. 10 Ways to Open a Wine Bottle Without a Corkscrew is a post from: Happy Hotelier. Would you like to subscribe to my newsfeed, or my weekly newsletter? Last update: Friday, September 5, 201410 Ways to Open a Wine Bottle Without a Corkscrew is a post from: Happy Hotelier. Would you like to subscribe to my…
  • Pardon for Chelsea Manning?

    Happy Hotelier
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:17 am
    Pardon for Chelsea Manning? No mention of private Manning in the news anymore. Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison because he leaked to the (in)famous Wikileaks. A Year ago a request was lodged for a presidential pardon. I believe it’s time President Obama takes a decision. In the meantime Bradley has publicly announced he wants to change gender and be renamed as Chelsey. Part of the plea for presidential pardon. The decisions that I made in 2010 were made out of a concern for my country and the world that we live in. Since the tragic events of 9/11, our country has been…
  • Hotel Frontdoor

    GJE
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Hotel Frontdoor Your guests come and go via the frontdoor. The Frontdoor of this hotel has etched in its glass that its telephone number is 1. The door must be from somewhere around 1900. Many guests must have passed this door. This was a hotel long before there were hotel chains like Marriott, Hilton or Starwoord…. The hotel is stil in operation and located in a small village in The Netherlands, not far, only a busride, from Amsterdam. Are you able to guess its location? Actually it was rebuilt in 1905 and the telephone was installed as late as 1920… Hotel Frontdoor is a post…
  • Google tests Project Wing

    GJE
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:46 am
    Google tests Project Wing A drone delivery system being tested in Australia as their drone regulations are less steep than those in the US. Google tests Project Wing is a post from: Happy Hotelier. Would you like to subscribe to my newsfeed, or my weekly newsletter? Last update: Friday, August 29, 2014Google tests Project Wing is a post from: Happy Hotelier. Would you like to subscribe to my newsfeed, or my weekly newsletter?
  • Wakeup Copenhagen Borgergade – Hotel Reviews by HH (1)

    GJE
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:23 am
    The front of Wakeup Copenhagen Borgergade Introduction to numbered “Hotel Reviews by HH” – cooperation with Hotel Designs My wife and I became hoteliers in 2000 after having fulfilled creative and caring professions unrelated to hospitality. In 2000 we started to convert a dilapidated terraced house next to our own house into a luxury 3 suites “Hotel” or Luxury B & B and operated it under the name Haagsche Suites (i.e. Suites of The Hague) until we’d closed it in December, 2013. Currently I am an almost full-time blogger on several blogs, Happy Hotelier…
 
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    Smith Travel Blog

  • High Road House, London: hotel of the week

    Kate Weir
    26 Sep 2014 | 8:46 am
    We’re craving some au courant beats in quintessentially cool-Britannia surrounds: step up hip boutique hotel High Road House: the retro-chic members’ club in West London‘s laid-back Chiswick district. Style Arty-urbanites Setting Leafy London Why this week? To knock back a puntastic Scotchwork Orange cocktail while the DJs at Nick Jones’ High Road House bar inspire you to dance from Thursdays to Saturday. Keep your toes tapping at the EFG London Jazz Festival at the Barbican (14–23 November), then spend your evenings hobnobbing with the hotel’s bohemian crowd; after…
  • H2 Hotel, Healdsburg: hotel of the week

    Laura House
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:35 am
    The ink-black Sangiovese, regal purple pinot noir and the plump pearl of a chardonnay… we’re all about the mighty grape this time of year. So we’re off to the California wine country for a stay at H2 Hotel in happening Healdsburg.  Style Green, by nature Setting Heart of Healdsburg Why this week? Customarily chilled-out Sonoma County buzzes with energy during the gathering, pressing and sipping season. In the generous spirit of the harvest, our friends at H2 have come up with a two-night stay exclusive with wine tasting passes, a dining credit at the hotel’s…
  • Great Global Chefs app preview party with chefs Lee Westcott and Sophie Michell at Town Hall Hotel

    Rachel Juarez-Carr
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:07 am
    We threw a great little gourmet gathering last night in buzzing Bethnal Green at Town Hall Hotel & Apartment‘s new Typing Room restaurant with super chefs Lee Westcott (below) and Sophie Michell. As if dining on delicious canapés from Chef Westcott and his gang weren’t excuse enough to celebrate, we were also hailing the upcoming launch of the new Great Global Chefs iPad app we’ve cooked up in partnership with Great British Chefs (get it from the App Store on 8 October). The app’s packed with step-by-step recipes and profiles of chefs and restaurants, many of…
  • Mia Resort, Nha Trang: hotel of the week

    Sarah Jappy
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Mojitos on the beach and breakfast in bed, or bustling local markets and fresh seafood; Nha Trang’s Mia Resort in Central Vietnam has something for everyone. Style Beach peach Setting Green, serene Cam Lam bay Why this week? Vietnam’s summer monsoon is coming to an end, making September the ideal time to visit the idyllic Mia Resort in Nha Trang, the country’s most beautiful beachside town. Stay six nights to take full advantage of the resort’s private beach and enjoy a room discount, a massage, cocktails and a cookery class on us. This special offer is available for stays until the…
  • Be Manos, Brussels: hotel of the week

    Richard MacKichan
    5 Sep 2014 | 8:31 am
    There’s more to Europe’s capital than MEPs and triple-cooked chips – set foot inside Be Manos hotel in Brussels and you could be forgiven for thinking you’d arrived in Carnaby Street’s hippest hangout during peak Sixties swing… Why this week? For culture, baby. If Be Manos’ interiors have you coming over all Austin Powers, then the return of Nocturnes (18 September to 18 December, pictured below) can help you live out your Night at the Museum fantasies. Each Thursday, Brussels’ best cultural institutions are opening late to lay on special guided tours, one-off events,…
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    Hotel Law Blog

  • Hotel Lawyer: How will the new 11th edition of the Uniform System affect your hotel management agreement or franchise agreement?

    Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:29 pm
    Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 18 September 2014 Hotel Lawyer: New Uniform System of Accounts will affect your hotel management and franchise agreements. Are you ready? Commencing January 1, 2015, the hotel industry will have a new, significantly revised set of guidelines governing accounting for hotels. That is the effective date for the recently published Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry, 11th Edition (2014) (“11th Edition”). This is just one of the many things that distinguishes hotels and the hotel industry from every other class of real estate. And…
  • ADA Compliance & Defense Lawyer: FAQs on “service animal” requirements of the ADA. What every hotelier needs to know. Why Uber was sued over service animals.

    Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:55 pm
    Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 16 September 2014 Click here for the latest articles on ADA Defense and Compliance.   The recent Uber lawsuit On September 9, 2014, Uber Technologies was sued in Federal Court in San Francisco for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and California’s Unruh Act. The suit arose from the claim that UberX drivers refused to allow blind riders to bring their guide dogs. For a copy of the complaint, click here to see Natl Federation of the Blind v. Uber Technologies. This is just the latest in an long history of complaints or…
  • Hotel Lawyer to Developers: Looking for EB-5 Financing? The China “Retrogression” means you should act sooner than later!

    Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®
    7 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 7 September 2014   EB-5 Visas and China “Retrogression” – What’s it all about? by Jim Butler and Jonathan Bloch Partners, Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP In the past, when China exceeded its 7% allocation of US Immigrant Investor Visas (EB-5 visas), Chinese applicants were permitted to take advantage of unused EB-5 visas allotted to other countries. But as of the last week of August 2014, the US State Department decided that the issuance of new EB-5 visas to Chinese applicants will be frozen or…
  • Hospitality Lawyer: Why this may be the time to buy or sell a hotel management company

    Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:39 am
    Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 25 August 2014 Lately, it seems like everyone wants to buy — or sell — an independent hotel management company. And this may be one of the best times to do so in a long while. Here are some thoughts on this timely subject by two of our hotel lawyers who have just completed a successful sale of an independent operator. Why this may be the time to buy or sell a hotel management company A hot trend and five key issues by Guy Maisnik and Joyce Men | Hotel Lawyers One of the hottest trends right now is buying (or selling) independent…
  • Asians want to live, buy homes and invest in Orange County

    Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 19 August 2014 Asians love California, particularly Southern California! They love it as a place to live, buy homes, invest, go to school, and run their businesses. In June, we talked about the close affinity between China and Los Angeles County as revealed by a new report. Now there is yet another report documenting how Asians love Orange County. Why? The report does not tell us that, but certainly Asians are attracted to California for the same reasons they been settling here for more than a century: proximity, climate, opportunity, and the…
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    National Real Estate Investor

  • Top 10 Drivers of Industrial Real Estate Development

    29 Sep 2014 | 11:44 am
    By Susan Piperato But growing a business is more complicated than ever due to a number of factors. So, what’s driving industrial real estate development? We’ve examined the second quarter reports of six leading commercial real estate services firms to find out. read more
  • 10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 29, 2014)

    29 Sep 2014 | 8:40 am
    German prosecutors said Monday that they had filed criminal charges against the former chief executive and the former management board of Hypo Real Estate. At least six rival real estate investment firms have expressed interest in buying the property holdings of restaurant and packaged-food giant Bob Evans Farms Inc. Emaar Malls Group, the shopping mall operator based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, said Monday that it had raised $1.6 billion in its initial public offering. These are among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate world. Content Classification: …
  • Urban Locations Are Most Desirable for New HQs

    26 Sep 2014 | 10:49 am
    Developers are trying two distinct approaches to attracting new office tenants in a market that is rapidly seeing cheap, big-block space dry up: the tried-and-true new class-A headquarters building and repositioning a dated property. read more
  • Is a Store Closing Tsunami Ahead?

    25 Sep 2014 | 8:36 am
    Store closings and store-closing announcements have spiked dramatically, and experts foresee even more closings as retailers cull their underperforming stores and focus on omnichannel retailing. read more
  • 10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 25, 2014)

    25 Sep 2014 | 8:15 am
    Verizon Communications Inc. is pushing for a sale of its wireless network towers by year-end. Stephen Blyth will be the next president and chief executive officer of Harvard Management Company, the University’s investment arm. Even with nearly 750,000 square feet of office space under construction in downtown Austin, the area's occupancy rate is poised to increase under intense demand from tenants in a variety of industries. These are among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate sector. Content Classification:  Curated read more
 
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    Chefforfeng's Weblog

  • Taking Travel and Related Surveys with a Grain of Salt

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

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

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

    Heather Turner
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:17 pm
    This will be the first of a series covering social media pros and cons for innkeepers, following will be Youtube, Twitter, Linkedin, Google+, Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram. Blogging http://wordpress.com (or .org if you want to pay for it) http://www.blogger.com  (a Google product) Plus there are dozens more out there that one can use, wordpress and blogger being the most popular. Blogs Can be personal or business or a combination of both. Posts can be set to automatically go to Twitter and Facebook through the blogging platform. Twitterfeed: feed your blog into twitter and Facebook…
  • Waste Lists and Why Bed and Breakfasts Should be Using Them

    Heather Turner
    8 Aug 2014 | 10:17 am
    What is a waste list? A waste list is generally a clipboard of paper, or a log book stored in the kitchen that tracks what food products are thrown away on a daily and weekly basis. This list should include any food that is returned from a guest’s plate. not just food product overages and expired products, it should include anything noted at all that’s extra on a plate when it’s returned to the kitchen, extra sauce, extra butter, etc. I know some Bed and Breakfasts who utilize waste lists, but not many that actually carry it one step further and analyse them on a monthly and yearly…
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    London Hotels Insight

  • London boutique hotels roundup – September 2014.

    Laura
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:44 am
    It may be hard to believe, but summer is now officially over. Say goodbye to hotel rooftop swimming pools, garden terraces and sporting event themed packages. Say hello to cosy boutique stays with roaring fires, autumn-inspired menus and the inevitable preparations for a certain December festive occasion that shall not be named. Here we take a look at some of the biggest boutique hotel news stories in London over the past month, and glance ahead at the events that are still to come. The Stafford London Hotel has recently become part of the Preferred Hotels and Resorts collection of luxury…
  • Lancaster London launches “blind dining” challenge.

    Chris Glithero
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:05 am
    In any given month there are a wide variety of special menus and dishes to indulge in at the restaurants of London hotels. In October though the Island Grill at the Lancaster London is going one step further to offer a unique dining experience, while at the same time raising awareness for charity. From September 29th to November 2nd 2014,  guests will be able to experience ‘blind-dining’. This is more or less exactly as it sounds, with the hotel providing designer blindfolds free of charge to be worn during dinner. This innovative initiative is being organised in order to raise…
  • The London hotels STILL charging for WiFi.

    Laura
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:10 am
    As many new London hotels open with complimentary WiFi in place from the start, it’s hard to believe that others both new and old are trailing behind. Many are not just single hotels, but entire groups, including Marriott Hotels, Hilton, Hyatt and InterContinental. While some groups offer free WiFi in lobbies and public spaces, charges remain in guest rooms. Some groups, such as Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott, are beginning to offer free WiFi in their newer hotels (although the London Ritz finally installed free WiFi everywhere last year after much cajoling by this blog!). But…
  • Four Seasons to transform Ten Trinity Square.

    Chris Glithero
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:03 am
    The Four Seasons hotel chain has already established a strong foothold in London with its hotels on Park Lane and Canary Wharf. Now it looks like the group is looking to expand its share of the UK capital’s hotel market, with a new property planned in Tower Hill where it has just announced that it will be transforming the attractive Ten Trinity Square building into a luxury hotel. The revamped structure will also feature some residential space and they’ll be collaborating with developer Reignwood for this ambitious project. This news continues the current trend for iconic London…
  • Tune Hotels launches £15 stays in the heart of Newcastle.

    Laura
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:46 am
    Tune Hotels have four London properties already, with another coming soon to Canary Wharf plus one in Edinburgh. But now they’re bringing their unique value proposition to the North of England too, opening their first hotel in the heart of Newcastle. For a short time they’re offering an introductory rate of only £15 a night in their brand new Newcastle hotel. Just 5 minutes from the city’s central train station and a hop, skip and a jump from the banks of the Tyne, the hotel’s location could not be better. It’s the perfect place to stay if you’re in the…
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  • Stay in the Heart of Downtown San Francisco at the Historic Westin St. Francis Hotel

    Michael
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:54 pm
    This past spring, the Westin St. Francis, in downtown San Francisco, announced the completion of an ambitious $20 million renovation of the Tower Building. The renovation was completed in anticipation of the hotel’s 110th anniversary as the “Grand Dame” of San Francisco. The renovated Tower Building is one of the tallest in Union Square, offering incredible views of the city. A design team from the hotel’s parent company, Strategic Hotels & Resorts, set out to create a new vibe at the Westin St. Francis without disturbing the historical nature of the building. They have…
  • Welcome to the Canary – Santa Barbara’s Luxury Boutique Hotel

    Michael
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:27 pm
    What do you love most about Santa Barbara? Perhaps the incredible coastal views or the Spanish Colonial and Mission Revival architecture. Alternatively, maybe you appreciate the distinctive neighborhoods of the city and the peaceful tranquility of its outlying regions. In either case, The Canary Hotel encapsulates everything Santa Barbara in a luxury boutique experience that is as laid-back and casual as the area itself. The Canary is proud to offer luxury accommodations without embracing stuffy traditionalism. The property is located on West Camarillo, just one block from State Street and…
  • Hertz Luxury Car Line-Up: Dream & Prestige Cars

    Michael
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:47 am
    Hertz Car Rental takes the car rental experience to the next level with its fleet of Dream Cars and related Dream Car VIP rental experience. Enjoying Dream Car rental from Hertz is your opportunity to experience some of the finest vehicles ever manufactured. The cars and the VIP experience are now available in 35 cities, including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Miami. Your Dream Car experience begins by calling the company’s dedicated toll-free telephone line or visiting the website established specifically for Dream Car reservations. Hertz offers two delivery options: A Hertz…
  • 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…
 
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  • Why Visualization Strategy is your Hotels new Digital Marketing Strategy

    Are Morch
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:20 am
    Why Visualization Strategy is your Hotels new Digital Marketing Strategy Drawing a Digital Marketing Strategy is not easy, and Social Media has added new complex elements to this challenge. Most Digital Marketing Strategies is crafted from an end goal perspective. This process has worked well for almost a decade now. It worked because customers did not have any control over the components that defined their customer experience. Often the Travel Journey was built around a given package or a bundle of various packages. From a Hotel marketing perspective often the customer behavior has been…
  • 3 Simple Question getting your Hotels Digital Marketing Strategy in place

    Are Morch
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:54 am
    3 Simple Question getting your Hotels Digital Marketing Strategy in place Digital Marketing Strategies for Hotels is not a linear template anymore, it is a dynamic circular event that meet the customers of the moment’s needs and wants. This principle focus on three key components that will keep your Hotels dynamic circular events roll in the right direction. Even with this process we sometimes has to roll backwards to analyze processes that did not meet our goals. VISION With your Hotel dynamic circular event you need to keep the big picture in your mind. The two most common mistake done…
  • Why Hotels need a Community based Digital Marketing Strategy

    Are Morch
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:05 am
    Why Hotels need a Community based Digital Marketing Strategy Digital marketing is marketing that makes use of electronic devices (computers) such as personal computers, smartphones, cellphones, tablets and game consoles to engage with stakeholders. Digital marketing applies technologies or platforms such as websites, e-mail, apps (classic and mobile) and social networks. Social Media Marketing is a component of digital marketing. Many organizations use a combination of traditional and digital marketing channels. The Digital Customer Experience When you start develop a Digital Marketing…
 
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  • Explore the charming land of Europe travelling by train

    Alex Demetrius
    24 Sep 2014 | 4:01 am
    London is known as a chief economic and trade centre not just in only Europe but also in the whole world, along with other cities like Tokyo, Frankfurt and New York. The city is the head office of several monetary giants, the apex 100 agencies in Europe, the Bank of England, the London Stock Exchange and much more. London is not only a glamorous city but this city also has an enriched history at its backdrop. Those individuals who are interested in architecture, art, and history will discover a lot to see and appreciate in London. For the admirers of opera and theatre, London is just the…
  • Superb parking arrangements in the London Premium Hotels

    Alex Demetrius
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:47 am
    London is considered as the capital city of United Kingdom and England and is one of the most popular cities. This nostalgic city has grown up the optimistic flow of River Thames. The scenic beauty of this city captivates the heart of the travellers. This city welcomes its each and every guest cordially. London, one of world famous cities, is the dream destination of many. The natural charm and historical monuments together creates a mesmerizing scenario. Does anyone want to make his vacation more enjoyable and luxurious? Then he or she must make plan to visit London. An individual will feel…
  • Now decipher the signs of London bus stop at ease

    Alex Demetrius
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:38 am
    There are several top attraction spots in London. Most of them are free for visitors. They are a good destination to spend time with friends and family. The city of London is piled up with first-class tourist attractions like Hyde Park, London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Madame Tussaud, British Museum and many more. While visiting the place you will go short of options. Know the memories of the city London England hotels provide you with extraordinary offers that lets you reside at an affordable rate. The…
  • Have a Safe and secure vacation in London

    Alex Demetrius
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:25 am
    The city of London is all about excellence and superiority. Whatever you avail you will be getting the best. Whether you are having food at a café or shopping at a trendy departmental store, you can be sure to get quality products. And be certain that it will be served with total attention. When you just go in casually at small store in the small quiet lanes of the city you will come to know about their hospitality. They show much care to the quality of services and try to provide everything that you require. You will find the same attitude at the services provided at the different luxury…
  • Be mesmerised in the Frieze Art Fair

    Alex Demetrius
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:15 am
    London is a principal global city and it has a lot to offer to the tourists. From watching the operas and theatres to get an idea of the Roman connection, there are a lot of things in London for a tourist to do. London is not only the capital of England but also the world’s leading financial city. The city has always been sought as one of the most wanted tourist destination spots in the world. There are several things you can do while visiting the place. This historic city is well connected with the rest of Britain and world, making it easily accessible for tourists. Travelling London;…
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  • Casa Gangotena, a World-Leading Hotel, Enters Strategic Partnership with ReviewPro

    ReviewPro
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Barcelona, September 19th 2014 – Casa Gangotena, a boutique hotel in the historical center of Ecuador’s capital, Quito, has signed a strategic partnership with ReviewPro, a leading provider of online reputation and social media analytics for the hotel industry. Situated in a restored mansion with 31 rooms, Casa Gangotena boasts the title ofworld’s sixth best hotel, Trip Advisor’s 2014 Travelers’ Choice Award, best hotel in Ecuador and best hotel in South America, and will leverage ReviewPro’s market-leading solution to maintain its already excellent online reputation,…
  • You’re In Great Company at ReviewPro

    ReviewPro
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:33 am
    As the saying goes, you’re only as good as the company you keep. At ReviewPro we have the great fortune to rub shoulders with the best in the industry. Given that we’re in the reputation management business, that’s kind of important. Not only do we work with some of the most successful hotels and brands in the world, but leaders in education and technology choose to partner with us, too. Here are just a few ReviewPro collaborators that rave about the quality, scope and integrity of our data.   Cornell Center for Hospitality Research A unit of the Cornell School of Hotel…
  • Free Webinar: Revenue Strategy for the Modern Hotelier

    ReviewPro
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Channel proliferation, metasearch, review analytics and rate disparity—wow! Revenue management has become so complex for hotels that there’s little time left for the most important part: strategy. In the next installment of ReviewPro’s free webinar series, we look at the changing role of revenue management and how hotels can adapt and thrive. The one-hour webinar takes place on Tuesday, September 30, 2014. Register now Whether you’re in revenue management, sales & marketing, e-commerce, operations, a GM or at corporate office, executive management or corporate office, this…
  • Employee Spotlight: Meet Direct Marketing Specialist, Miguel Borratxero

    ReviewPro
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Where are you from and how long have you been in BCN? I’m from Barcelona and have lived in the city for the majority of my life, with the exception of one year in Paris for work. From experience, I can confidently say that I live in the best – or most complete – city in the world, at least from my perspective! What did you do before joining ReviewPro? Before joining the ReviewPro team, I was working for three years in Luxury Marketing for four perfume companies within the Puig label (Nina Ricci, Prada, Paco Rabanne, Carolina Herrera). Then the opportunity arose to work in Paris at…
  • How Hotel Investors Are Using Online Guest Feedback to Identify Market Opportunities

    Josiah Mackenzie
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:44 am
    In my last article, we explored the basics of how hotel investment analysts are using review analytics as part of their due diligence process. Yet as helpful as that is, review analytics also allow us to zoom out and provide macro-level insights from the perspective of real hotel guests – your future customers. Online review analytics can show the following at the neighborhood, city, or destination level: Market supply of existing hotels Overall guest satisfaction levels (the Global Review IndexTM) What’s hot and what’s not among these hotels The review sites and…
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    New Hotel Travel

  • United Airlines landing after struck by lightning

    hotel
    28 Sep 2014 | 8:19 pm
    United Airlines landing after struck by lightning is a post from: New Hotel The incident occurred on the flight. This time, United Airlines had an emergency landing after they plane were struck by lightning. United Airlines United Airlines landing after struck by lightning Due to bad weather and severe storms that hit South Carolina airspace, the airline hit by lightning which resulted in one of the plane engines impaired. According to the passengers in the United Airlines plane, there is a shock and a very loud sound like an explosion and was followed by a bright flash of light to cause a…
  • Haneda Airport received 5 star rating

    hotel
    26 Sep 2014 | 12:35 am
    Haneda Airport received 5 star rating is a post from: New Hotel Haneda Airport received 5 star rating, if you’ve been to Japan, you are likely to arrive through the Narita International Airport. Many tourists who fly directly to Tokyo and arrive through the airport within an hour’s drive train from the capital city of Japan. Haneda Airport However, probably only a few of you ever stop to other airports smaller. Named Tokyo International Airport, the airport is more often referred to Haneda is starting to be considered as the main domestic airport Tokyo. However, it is likely to…
  • Items needed when traveling

    hotel
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:25 am
    Items needed when traveling is a post from: New Hotel If newhotelus friend likes to traveling alone does little to make your first question luggage hassles. Now, do not get discouraged, because there is no way relieve you. After read from YahooTravel, the following five items needed when traveling. holiday bag Here items needed when traveling: - holiday bag One of the obstacles in traveling there on business or holiday bag. Most tourists complained their backpacks causing back pain or looks like a climber. No need to worry, eBags TLS Weekender professionals have professional function is…
  • Countries are categorized as safest in the world

    hotel
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:27 pm
    Countries are categorized as safest in the world is a post from: New Hotel Sometimes when you want to walk out of the country, we are often constrained by the government’s travel warning, because the destination countries are in conflict. So, how do find out the destination countries are safe? Denmark Every year since 2007, the agency’s Global Peace Index released data on the safest countries in the world. A calculation based on the measured data of their external and internal. Although the present trend of rising crime, but there are 3 countries that are categorized as the safest…
  • Night markets must visit

    hotel
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:02 am
    Night markets must visit is a post from: New Hotel Experience of visiting the night market in other countries would be the main attraction in the tour. The night market in each country is unique, respectively, ranging from goods sold, the atmosphere, and the interaction between sellers and buyers. night market After read from HappyTrips, here the following five night markets in other states that you must visit. - The Summer Night Market, Richmond, Canada The night market is filled with visitors that the majority are immigrants and one of them came from Asia. Special on this night market you…
 
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    Travel Update

  • Makeover Monday 7: San Antonio’s Sheraton Gunter hotel’s $6 million facelift

    Barb Delollis
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:06 pm
    The newly revamped Sheraton Gunter lobby in San Antonio, Texas. Travel Update photo courtesy of the hotel. For this week’s Makeover Monday, we’re “following” loyal reader and road warrior Lin Humphrey to San Antonio. He recently stayed at the newly renovated Sheraton Gunter hotel in San Antonio, and kindly brought it to my attention via Twitter! (Thanks Lin!) The hotel’s within walking distance to San Antonio’s scenic River Walk, the Alamo, and the Majestic Theatre; the new Tobin Center for the Performing Arts and Convention Center are a few blocks away.
  • Qantas makes history; Airbus A380 now flies world’s longest route

    Barb Delollis
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:23 am
    Qantas has been making headlines today in Sydney and Dallas as it officially replaced its Boeing 747-400 with the Airbus A380 for Sydney-Dallas/Fort Worth service, which is the world’s longest route. The inaugural flight, Qantas Alan Joyce told The Australian.com.au, signals the airline’s confidence in the North American market. The aircraft – the world’s biggest commercial jetliner – has four classes, including first class. “We think this is first class market as well and first class will sell very effectively on it. So we’re very optimistic the…
  • Four Seasons drives food truck craze (and headlines) with East Coast tour

    Barb Delollis
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:58 am
    Four Seasons food truck photo courtesy of the luxury hotel chain.   It may sound counterintuitive, but Four Seasons – the luxury hotel chain where you can easily pay $300 for a night’s rest – is temporarily getting into the food truck business. Here’s what’s going on: Four Seasons is sponsoring a limited-time-only food truck tour that will let people who’ve never tasted a Four Seasons meal in their lives  get a taste for what they’re missing – without blowing their budget. All items will be priced at $10 or less. It’s a clever…
  • Top 5 stories for week ending Sept. 27: Ever been walked in on in your hotel room while naked?

    Barb Delollis
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:50 am
    Here’s the rundown of the five most-popular stories on the Travel Update blog for the prior week ending Sept. 27. Note: I usually run the Top 5 list on Sundays, but food shopping took priority over blogging after 10-year-old son’s fencing tournament in Richmond, Va. TWITTER: Join Barb on Twitter MORE ONLINE: DCA airport to get new shops, restaurants MORE ONLINE: Spirit Airlines makes Cleveland its 57th city in network After having worked for years in USA Today‘s Travel section and knowing what attracted eyeballs, I am definitely not surprised that the No. 1 most-read story…
  • Hotels will try to revamp traditional room service in 2015, 87% of hotel asset managers surveyed say

    Barb Delollis
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:04 am
    Salads ready to be delivered to guest rooms at the New York Hilton Midtown. Photo by Barb DeLollis.   Finally! It seems that four-star hotels have woken up to the fact that many guests consider traditional room service too costly, too time consuming and just not relevant – and they’ll likely mix it up in the next year. I say that based on my coverage of the experiments by Hilton Worldwide and also Marriott International, but more recently, the results of a new poll of 114 hotel asset managers. Hotel asset managers are the folks who manage hotels on behalf of real estate…
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  • Jamaica Vacation Insider Tips

    cavel
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:26 am
    Jamaica Vacation What You Need to Know: Jamaica Villa  Insider Tips You Need to Enjoy Your  Jamaica Vacation There are many attractions, beaches in and around Ocho Rios Jamaica that one can enjoy. Jamaica Ocean View Villa have put together an info graphic of the activities our past guest have enjoyed on their vacation to the beautiful and enchanting Island of Jamaica. With this Guide you and your family can experience Jamaica as it should be. Please feel free to download it here:             Jamaica offers thousands of gorgeous options for pleasure-seekers ,…
  • How You Can Book Flights For Your Vacation to Jamaica Cheaply

    cavel
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:45 am
    Below are some of the popular Airlines flying to( MBJ) Montego Bay Jamaica. UsAirways Amaerican Airlines Delta JetBlue South West   Jamaica is a favorite sunny location for your winter vacation. Each week we will research and provide you with a list of cheap airfares by airlines for your vacation to Jamaica . Now is the time to book your airline tickets for your winter vacation to Jamaica.   We have  found some incredible deals  just for you.  Now you can fly to Jamaica for Less:, Webiste http://www.cheapoair.com/flights   From Depart Return Afres Fort Lauderdale Miami Orlando…
  • Questions About Jamaica That You Are Afraid to Ask.

    cavel
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:33 am
    Who have Questions about vacationing in Jamaica and is Afraid to Ask? Jamaica is a land of dreams, a place for once-in-a-lifetime memories and unforgettable experiences. It shines as the star of the Caribbean, offering travelers a rich cultural experience along with luxury and relaxation. Along with its natural beauty, Jamaica has a laid-back feel and a rich cultural history that draws its guests back time and again. Jamaica lies to the south of Cuba, and is part of the group of islands known as the Greater Antilles. It is divided into fourteen parishes, with Kingston as its capital. The flag…
  • Top 5 Reasons Jamaica is a Great Destination for a Family Vacation

    cavel
    13 Sep 2014 | 5:44 am
    Jamaica family vacation,Your  family vacation in Jamaica Jamaica is certainly a destination many consider when they are planning a romantic getaway, but often overlook it when traveling with a family. However, the great vacation rentals available, as well as the many fantastic activities that families can do, creating memories that will last a lifetime, make a family vacation in Jamaica a wonderful option. Dunn’s River Falls Ocho Rios is home to one of Jamaica’s most spectacular and loved natural attractions. This amazing waterfall cascades over various levels directly into the…
  • Insider Guide to the Relatively Unknown Water Falls in Jamaica

    cavel
    8 Sep 2014 | 1:54 pm
    When you think of a vacation in Ocho Rios or any Jamaica holiday, you likely picture the beautiful unspoiled beaches that line the coastal areas of our island paradise. But Jamaica has a wealth of natural beauty waiting to be discovered away from the white sand and crystal blue waters of the beach. Moving inland can allow you to discover the gorgeous waterfalls of Jamaica as well as the surrounding wildlands that make our island truly unique. To help you plan the perfect Jamaica vacation, here is a closer look at three of the most beautiful waterfalls in Jamaica. 1. Dunn’s River Falls…
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  • 8 Outrageous, Bizarre and Awesome Hotel Amenities

    23 Sep 2014 | 9:12 am
    Hotel services or amenities are often things that catch us by surprise and can make our stay just that little more enjoyable. Such things as free Wi-Fi, chocolates on the pillows or fresh bath robes ready for us to cosy up in are all part of what makes an experience at a hotel stand out from the rest. But there are hotels in the world that go above and beyond the point of expectation and offer services that sometimes you just can’t believe are real. Here are a list of 8 hotel amenities that are either outrageous, bizarre or just plain awesome. You decide. Goldfish for Hire Having company…
  • Just How Bad is Sleep Deprivation?

    5 Sep 2014 | 4:50 am
    Sure, everyone pulls an all-nighter every now and then. You’ve probably experienced for yourself those symptoms often associated with lack of sleep – tiredness, grumpiness, confusion and a general slowing-down of your reactions and concentration.  But then you make sure you have an early night and “catch up” on the missed sleep, and – voila! – you’re as good as new again (By the way, you can’t actually ‘catch up’ on missed sleep – our bodies don’t work that way – but usually a long sleep after an all-nighter helps to restore us back to a healthy state).  But what…
  • The Price of a Balanced Diet Around the World

    14 Aug 2014 | 3:46 am
    Everyone is entitled to a balanced and healthy diet. Food is essential to our physical health and well-being - but prices across the world can vary dramatically. According to Numbeo, a daily shopping list for keeping a balanced diet of 2000 calories would look like this: Milk (0.25L) Bread (130g) Rice (0.13kg) Eggs (3.6) Cheese (0.15kg) Chicken Breasts (0.25kg) Apples (0.34kg) Oranges (0.34kg) Tomatoes (0.21kg) Potatoes (0.25kg) Lettuce (0.15 head) In London, the average minimum amount of money this shopping list would cost is currently £6.47 That's £200.57 per month (based on 31 days)! Who…
  • When to book: Cheapest travel deals across the world

    14 Aug 2014 | 2:46 am
    When is the best time to book your hotel room? It's that age-old question, you're planning your next vacation at what you know is a popular tourist destination - and you're desperately trying to find the 'sweet spot' where prices are lower. But where can you find that information? Numerous travel companies, friends and colleagues all have very different advice, leaving you more confused than ever before. Luckily, Agoda.com have saved the day by doing all the hard work for us and created a trip-planning calendar for the 25 most popular tourist destinations worldwide. Agoda.com analysed…
  • Why are hotel beds so comfortable?

    4 Aug 2014 | 7:45 am
    There’s just something about hotel beds, right? They always seem so comfortable and luxurious – but why? Well, there a number of logical explanations, some of them less ‘magical’ than you might think (sorry)… 1. Hotel beds are made differently to ‘normal’ beds Hotel beds differ from ‘normal’ domestic beds, as they are required by law to uphold certain standards during manufacturing: All beds and mattresses used in hotel settings must adhere to fire safety standards. One of the leading furniture associations (FIRA) recently introduced a new standard ensuring that hotel beds…
 
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