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  • U.S. hotels set record for average daily rate

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    markus.busch@hotelmarketing.com
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:06 pm
    Last year’s average daily rate at U.S. hotels was an all-time high, as increased tourism numbers propelled demand growth. The ADR rose 4.6% in 2014 to a record $115.32 per night. Revenue per available room increased 8.4% after growing 5.4% in 2013. Occupancy advanced 2.1 percentage points, to 64.4%.
  • Marriott focuses on SnapChat in latest marketing move

    AH&LA SmartBrief
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:58 am
    Marriott International has announced plans for an interactive series on SnapChat to feature social media celebrities Casey Ne -More- 
  • Sage Hospitality Names Bob Megazzini GM of Westin Cleveland Downtown

    Hotel News
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:55 pm
    Megazzini has more than 30 years' of management experience. Previously, he held positions as general manager of the Marcus Hotels and Resorts property, The Cornhusker Marriott, and at multiple property locations with Marriott International, including the Cleveland Marriott Downtown, Livonia Marriott and Marriott's Griffin Gate Resort.
  • Check-Out Folio: Dreaming of Having Our Way in Mayakoba

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    juliana
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:11 pm
    It's our weekly wrap-up, Check-Out Folio where we round up the best (Credits in folio-speak) and worst (Charges) hotel news of the week. Got a scoop? Or just want to share a recent hotel story? Tell us all about it! CREDITS · THIS HOTEL HAD US AT 'INDIGENOUS HEATHERS AND SILVERY LICHEN GREENS' · FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS: DECIDING WHICH MAYAKOBA RESORT IS BEST FOR YOU · THEN AND NOW IN FT. WORTH, TEXAS ALSO: Amanresort's Amanpulo is now super green. (It will still cost a lot of green to stay there too.) CHARGES · EXPECT $40 PER NIGHT PLUS TAX RESORT FEES AT BAHA MAR IN THE…
  • My Guilty Pleasure

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

    25 Jan 2015 | 9:55 pm
    Megazzini has more than 30 years' of management experience. Previously, he held positions as general manager of the Marcus Hotels and Resorts property, The Cornhusker Marriott, and at multiple property locations with Marriott International, including the Cleveland Marriott Downtown, Livonia Marriott and Marriott's Griffin Gate Resort.
  • Auckland Council serving up Youth Employment Pledge partners

    25 Jan 2015 | 4:45 pm
    Three of Auckland's leading hospitality businesses and Auckland Council itself have signed pledges to further advance the council's targeted effort to help the city's 23,000 unemployed young Aucklanders. A pledge signing event hosted by Mayor Len Brown saw InterContinental Hotels Group, SKYCITY Entertainment Group, Hilton Auckland and Auckland Council make a commitment to tackle their city's youth employment issue head-on.
  • Marriott Will Open 50 Hotels In India Over 5 Years

    25 Jan 2015 | 12:41 pm
    Marriott International Inc. plans to operate about 50 hotels in India within five years as the U.S. company seeks to benefit from a large and growing economy. Marriott will add properties in India despite challenges that include poor infrastructure, expensive financing and a cumbersome bureaucratic process, Chief Executive Officer Arne Sorenson said today in an interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
  • Briefly ...

    24 Jan 2015 | 3:48 pm
    Stamford-based Synchrony Financial earned $531 million in the fourth quarter, or 64 cents a share, with profits up 20 percent from a year earlier. Fairfield-based General Electric is spinning off Synchrony as an independent company, managing "private label" credit cards offered by retailers.
  • Barclays Shaves Price Targets On 3 Casino Stocks

    24 Jan 2015 | 10:28 am
    Barclays lowered its price targets for three casino stocks , although it remains bullish on the industry and the involved companies. Although Barclays maintained an Overweight rating on Las Vegas Sands Corp. , it cut its price target from $65 to $59.
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  • Check-Out Folio: Dreaming of Having Our Way in Mayakoba

    juliana
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:11 pm
    It's our weekly wrap-up, Check-Out Folio where we round up the best (Credits in folio-speak) and worst (Charges) hotel news of the week. Got a scoop? Or just want to share a recent hotel story? Tell us all about it! CREDITS · THIS HOTEL HAD US AT 'INDIGENOUS HEATHERS AND SILVERY LICHEN GREENS' · FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS: DECIDING WHICH MAYAKOBA RESORT IS BEST FOR YOU · THEN AND NOW IN FT. WORTH, TEXAS ALSO: Amanresort's Amanpulo is now super green. (It will still cost a lot of green to stay there too.) CHARGES · EXPECT $40 PER NIGHT PLUS TAX RESORT FEES AT BAHA MAR IN THE…
  • Baku : Jimi Hendrix Would Approve of The Razzmatazz Bar at JW Marriott Abershon Baku

    DesignMinder
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Wowie zowie! We thought we had exhausted our hand-picked list of hotels worthy of a little friendly poke on Funky Friday. Well, lo and behold, a new supply may be surfacing as 2015 gets under way. We love it so bring it on. But for now, we’ll keep things informal with an occasional visit to Funky Friday. For our first unofficial poke of 2015, we’re taking a (virtual) visit, more like a trip, inside the psychedelic fantasy of the Razzmatazz Cocktail Bar & Lounge at JW Marriott Abershon Baku in Azerbaijan. The inspiration behind the design of Razzmatazz stems from the beautiful…
  • How Refreshing to Hear That 'WiFi is a Right' at Virgin Hotels

    juliana
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:55 am
    Nearly a week later, we ares still fondly remembering our time with the Virgin Hotel Chicago, the first-ever Virgin Hotel to open. While wining and dining the Virgin was great, as was experimenting with new positions chambers, there was something that Doug Carillo, vice president of sales and marketing for Virgin Hotels, told us that has really stuck with us this past week. And that's Virgin Hotels commitment to free WiFi. For us, it’s always been that we feel WiFi is a right, and we need it to live. If we don’t have it and its not working fast enough, then we are failing the…
  • New York: First Look: The Gordon Bar at SIXTY SoHo

    EricRosen
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:30 am
    Last week, we brought you a sneak peek of the Sixty SoHo’s new look and mentioned the recent opening of its new bar, The Gordon Bar. Here, now, are the details on Manhattan’s newest watering hole. The Gordon Bar is just off the second-floor lobby and reception area of the hotel. Like the lobby, the feel here is cozy but swank. The focal point on one end of the room is a fireplace bookended by glass shelves with knickknacks and potted plants. In front of that is a small glass coffee table with art books, around which are clustered armchairs and a plush loveseat in nice communal…
  • New York: Dream Midtown's Renovations Can Only Mean One Thing: It's Party Time

    wakeandwander
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:10 am
    The 220-room Dream Midtown recently completed the first phase of a $20 million renovation that included a floor-to-ceiling redesign of the lobby, guest rooms, and suites. The property also changed its name from the Dream New York to the Dream Midtown. As you can see above, the new rooms look pretty spiffy with their canopy-style headboards. But the most interesting thing about this renovation is the second phase that will be unveiled this spring: Nightlife offerings by TAO Strategic Group, they who run the massive nightclubs Tao in NYC and Las Vegas, will include the introduction of 4,000…
 
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    Marriott on the Move

  • My Guilty Pleasure

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

    Marriott on the Move
    16 Jan 2015 | 11:10 am
    In my office I have a few pictures of my family and leaders who I am proud of and seek to emulate. One of these is an autographed picture of Urban Meyer, who The Wall Street Journal recently headlined, “Once and Future King of College Football.” I followed Coach Meyer’s...
  • It All Started with a Ford Model T

    Marriott on the Move
    11 Jan 2015 | 8:31 am
    It all started with a Ford Model T and a couple who had fallen in love. On the day they married, they left Salt Lake City, Utah and drove east until they hit Washington, D.C. The trip took 11 days. They went over a lot of hills, and the ‘ol...
  • Setting The World on Fire

    Marriott on the Move
    3 Jan 2015 | 7:02 pm
    Have you ever met someone who is setting the world on fire – young, passionate, opinionated. I was sitting in a Marriott Family Foundation meeting the other day and was introduced to our newest program manager, Hannah. She shook my hand and it was one of the firmest grips I’ve...
  • My Top 10 of 2014

    Marriott on the Move
    27 Dec 2014 | 8:02 am
    As 2014 winds down, I’ve noticed a lot of “greatest hits” that are listed for this year. Not to be out done, I’ve compiled my own for my dedicated blog readers. Some on the list are personal and some are business-related. 10. Employing and providing opportunities for an additional 35,000...
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    Saturday Briefing

  • Celebrating host years of service milestones 4th quarter 2014

    admin
    24 Jan 2015 | 2:02 am
    BY KATHY OYADOMARI — Outrigger celebrates hosts reaching milestone years of service! 35 YEARS LOIDA MANUEL – Loida started working for Outrigger as a housekeeper at the Outrigger Waikiki Surf Hotel and currently works at the OHANA Waikiki West Hotel. … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Welcome to the Outrigger ‘ohana, Kelli!

    admin
    24 Jan 2015 | 2:01 am
    BY MIKE REGAN — I am pleased to join Human Resources in welcoming Kelli Green to the Outrigger ‘ohana as director – global reporting, effective Jan. 19, 2015. Kelli is responsible for Outrigger Enterprises Group accounting financial oversight and management … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort and Coral Coast Association deliver new maternity ward at Sigatoka District Hospital, Fiji

    admin
    24 Jan 2015 | 2:01 am
    BY DONNA PARKIN — Chairman of the Coral Coast Hotel Association and General Manager of Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort Peter Hopgood said the new facility was an enormous benefit for the women of Nadroga whose previous option was to travel … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Embassy Suite Joy!

    admin
    24 Jan 2015 | 2:01 am
    BY MARSHA KAPU — Guests at Embassy Suites® – Waikiki Beach Walk® were overjoyed as our Suite Keepers sang songs of the season during a very special breakfast. The morning was highlighted by a visit from Santa—a picture-perfect opportunity for … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Flu season is not over yet

    admin
    17 Jan 2015 | 2:02 am
    BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — This January, we are all in the grip of one of the deadliest flu seasons in recent history. All across the United States, emergency wards, urgent care clinics and physicians’ offices are jammed with people … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
 
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    Station Casinos Blog

  • Best Buffet in Las Vegas | Feast Buffet at Station Casinos

    Benjamin Barber
    22 Jan 2015 | 2:38 pm
    Everyone loves a buffet when they’re famished, but do you have to sacrifice quality and service for the convenience and value? Station Casinos says NO! Personal Experience at Feast Buffet I decided to head on in for lunch and see what the best buffet in Las Vegas has to offer.  Even though lunch rush was in full swing, … Continue reading Best Buffet in Las Vegas | Feast Buffet at Station Casinos → The post Best Buffet in Las Vegas | Feast Buffet at Station Casinos appeared first on Station Casinos Blog.
  • Cleopatra™ | Slot of the Week

    Benjamin Barber
    19 Jan 2015 | 2:21 pm
    IGT’s Cleopatra slot machine immerses players in the mystery and wonderment of ancient Egypt.  Scarabs, sphinxes, and scepters, oh my!  Players experience a memorable trip down the Nile in this exotic classic. Play IGT’s Cleopatra at Your Favorite Station Casinos Location This 20 payline game is a staple the following Station Casinos. BARLEYS CASINO BOULDER STATION FIESTA … Continue reading Cleopatra™ | Slot of the Week → The post Cleopatra™ | Slot of the Week appeared first on Station Casinos Blog.
  • Mercadito @ Red Rock Taco Eating Contest Feb 1st

    Benjamin Barber
    15 Jan 2015 | 7:44 pm
    If you’ve got the stomach for it, Mercadito is hosting a Taco Challenge on February 1st.  We had a chance to reach out to Louis Ference, manager at Mercadito for more details. Q. What time does it start, or is a “come in and declare your entry” type of event? A. You can do the … Continue reading Mercadito @ Red Rock Taco Eating Contest Feb 1st → The post Mercadito @ Red Rock Taco Eating Contest Feb 1st appeared first on Station Casinos Blog.
  • Nashville Unplugged at Club Madrid

    Benjamin Barber
    13 Jan 2015 | 2:36 pm
    If you’ve ever wondered what goes on inside the heads of famous country song writers, Nashville Unplugged delivers. Get behind the music with this interactive live country music show. Nashville Unplugged brings a new twist to live performances in Las Vegas by introducing audiences to the song writers behind the music live on stage. “Already the … Continue reading Nashville Unplugged at Club Madrid → The post Nashville Unplugged at Club Madrid appeared first on Station Casinos Blog.
  • Yard House Happy Hour in Las Vegas

    Benjamin Barber
    13 Jan 2015 | 9:13 am
    Yard House is hands down my favorite place to meet for happy hour after work with my colleagues. When I moved into the area a few years ago, they had already designated the Yard House as their favorite happy hour spot, so I tagged along. I can still remember my first adventure to Yard House. Armed … Continue reading Yard House Happy Hour in Las Vegas → The post Yard House Happy Hour in Las Vegas appeared first on Station Casinos Blog.
 
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    FeedBlitz News

  • SumoMe Now Works With FeedBlitz

    Heather Solos
    13 Jan 2015 | 10:45 am
    Some of you have been asking what’s a good list building plugin or tool. I’m happy to announce that SumoMe now works with your FeedBlitz account. Why is this exciting? The SumoMe WordPress Plugin has three list building tools: Smart Bar Scroll Box List Builder (popup). Each of these tools is available from the Sumo Store which you will find after the plugin has been installed on your site. Here is a brief screencast that demonstrates how to add SumoMe to your WordPress site, where to find your FeedBlitz API key, and how to add that to SumoMe to get started growing your list.
  • On Resilience … Or, Welcome Back, Amanda

    Phil Hollows
    12 Jan 2015 | 11:22 am
    One of the joys of being in a small, tightly knit company like FeedBlitz is that, as colleagues, we grow close to each other.  We share our triumphs and joys; and we circle the wagons when the going gets tough. In reality, on balance, 2014 was more tough than not for the FeedBlitz crew. Of course, like any community, we don’t often share the hard times publicly.  We struggle, we manage, we support each other, and with luck nobody on the outside notices. Nothing unusual, really, in that. There are, however, some things — even the tougher ones — that are very much worth…
  • Managing Images in Your Newsletter Template Just Got Easier

    Heather Solos
    5 Jan 2015 | 6:59 am
    FeedBlitz gives all publishers the ability to control every aspect of newsletter design. The Easy Editor allows FeedBlitz publishers to control their logo, fonts and colors, whether or not to include a table of contents, and a simple utility bar that provides subscribers with an easy forward option, a convenient contact link etc. The FeedBlitz Easy Editor is mobile responsive by default, there’s no fiddling or testing, it simply works. Publishers who want even more fine-tuned control of their newsletter can do so in the Advanced Template Editor (ATE). The ATE allows full source control…
  • Malware Warnings

    Phil Hollows
    24 Dec 2014 | 6:05 am
    Update Looks like the reviews have completed and things are back to normal. Some systems will cache the earlier results, and the updates may take a while to roll out. If you’re still seeing warnings, please try Ctrl+F5 to refresh your browser’s local cache. Original Post If you’re seeing a “malware warning” when clicking through to FeedBlitz this morning, yikes, that can be scary. For the record, rest assured, we are safe; we have a review pending with Google this morning. Meanwhile it IS safe to click through, FeedBlitz itself hasn’t been damaged and…
  • .@Wistia videos now supported in FeedBlitz emails

    Phil Hollows
    23 Dec 2014 | 11:50 am
    Video in email is a pain. Unless you’re an HTML5 guru and only want your emails working on iOS devices, video just plain doesn’t work in email. FeedBlitz has long supported video providers such as YouTube and Vimeo and more, by automatically converting videos from these systems into thumbnails that work great in email. Today, we’ve added up-and-comer Wistia to the list of supported video services. So if you are on the FeedBlitz web site, what you see next is a Wistia corporate video in their video player. If you get this via email, however, you’ll see a thumbnail…
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  • What distribution tricks independent hotels use

    markus.busch@hotelmarketing.com
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:10 pm
    At a recent "Distribution Tips and Tricks" webinar hosted by Hotel Management, marketing executives discussed how independent hotels can develop effective distribution strategies to better compete against larger, more powerful chains.
  • Why business travel is never going to be the same after 2015

    markus.busch@hotelmarketing.com
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:09 pm
    While every reservation - from airline to hotel to car to train - has always left a data trail, the increasing use of smartphones and widespread availability of Wi-Fi has brought with it an avalanche of data in the form of online reviews, social media "check-ins," and website tracking. Here are five glimpses into what the future looks like.
  • The Room Key 2.0: How Starwood Hotels plans to redesign the check-in process

    markus.busch@hotelmarketing.com
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:08 pm
    After one year in the making, SPG has launched the pioneer mobile key experience  -  the Room Key 2.0  -  that makes key cards optional for travelers at 10 Aloft, Element and W Hotels around the world.
  • TripAdvisor announces 2015 Travelers’ Choice Hotel winners

    markus.busch@hotelmarketing.com
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:07 pm
    More than 8,000 hotels, B&Bs and inns received a prestigious Travelers’ Choice award this year. Winners were determined based on millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from TripAdvisor travelers worldwide.
  • U.S. hotels set record for average daily rate

    markus.busch@hotelmarketing.com
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:06 pm
    Last year’s average daily rate at U.S. hotels was an all-time high, as increased tourism numbers propelled demand growth. The ADR rose 4.6% in 2014 to a record $115.32 per night. Revenue per available room increased 8.4% after growing 5.4% in 2013. Occupancy advanced 2.1 percentage points, to 64.4%.
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    Happy Hotelier

  • Kneuterdijk Palace

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

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

    GJE
    16 Jan 2015 | 5:36 am
    Markthal Rotterdam Lacking an opportunity to quickly go to the Markthal Rotterdam and make some picks for the blog, I share this nice video of the Dutchified blog. Markthal Rotterdam: a huge Foodhall is a post from: Happy Hotelier. Would you like to subscribe to my newsfeed, or my weekly newsletter? Last update: Friday, January 16, 2015Markthal Rotterdam: a huge Foodhall is a post from: Happy Hotelier. Would you like to subscribe to my newsfeed, or my weekly newsletter?
  • Royal Danish Play House

    GJE
    12 Jan 2015 | 5:39 am
    Royal Danish Play House As an amateur photographer I’m proud I’ve licensed via Picfair – my first ever – this very photo of the Royal Danish Playhouse, one of the stages of the Royal Danish Theater. According to the Royal Danish Theater’s website this Playhous was inaugurated in 2008 and designed by Danish Architects Lundgaard & Tranberg, who won the 2008 RIBA (Royal Insitute of British Architects) award for this building. Royal Danish Play House is a post from: Happy Hotelier. Would you like to subscribe to my newsfeed, or my weekly newsletter? Last update:…
  • Tripadvisor Acquires Iens, a Dutch restaurant review site

    GJE
    8 Jan 2015 | 2:28 am
    Tripadvisor Acquires Iens, a Dutch restaurant review site According to Iens, Tripadvisor announced today it acquired Iens.nl, a leading Dutch restaurant review site and its pendant Seatme.nl, where you can make reservations in approximately 1500 restaurants. IENS was established in 1998 bij Iens Boswijk. It is the largest restaurant review and reservation website of The Netherlands with 20 million annual visitors and more than 20,000 restaurants with reviews. The website receives 4,000 reviews of restaurants per week and 200,000 restaurant reviews annually. That will enhance…
 
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    Smith Travel Blog

  • Casa Bonita, Dominican Republic: hotel of the week

    Amelia Mularz
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:45 am
    Forget your earmuffs; ditch your scarf. Don’t even consider a parka for an escape to Casa Bonita hotel in the jungles of southern Dominican Republic. Once you step foot on this secluded eco retreat it’s all about bikinis, trunks, flip-flops … and maybe a pair of hiking boots for rainforest exploration.   Style Eco elegance Setting Rugged Barahona rainforest Why this week? Enough is enough. We’ve tried to convince ourselves that the weather at home isn’t that bad. Brief stints of sunshine have kept our denial intact, but now we need the real thing. That’s why we’re…
  • Perfect pools: Canaves Oia Hotel & Suites, Santorini

    Madevi Dailly
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:08 am
    You’d think we’d be jaded – once you’ve seen one jaw-dropping infinity pool, you’ve seen them all – but when it comes to impossibly romantic Santorini hotels, we can still be charmed. Meet Canaves Oia Hotel & Suites, our latest Aegean find. You’ll love The fun swim-up bar Indulging in Greek breakfasts Long starlit soaks Don’t miss A catamaran cruise The private wine tastings A shopping spree in Oia This corker of a private plunge pool is just one of Canaves Oia’s remarkable liquid assets. A short stroll from the boutique-lined streets of…
  • New for January: Smith hotels in Santorini, Sri Lanka, Park City, Puglia, Beijing and beyond…

    Rachel Juarez-Carr
    20 Jan 2015 | 10:09 am
    New year, new favourite hotels. If your new year’s travel resolution is to hit some new hot spots, why not start with these? Our global team has rounded up a month’s worth of new beds to sleep in, new bars to sip in and new pools to pose in. Read on… ASIA • Grace Beijing: eye-catching artwork, characterful locale and a mellow ambience • Aman at Summer Palace, Beijing: fab pan-Chinese fare, private palace access and a luxe 5,000sq m spa • Kalundewa Retreat, Sri Lanka (right): awe-inspiring architecture, edenic surroundings and home-grown produce THE AMERICAS • Hotel…
  • Amankora, Bhutan: hotel of the week

    Sarah Jappy
    15 Jan 2015 | 9:53 pm
    The tiny Himalayan country has declared 2015 ‘Visit Bhutan year’ to celebrate the 60th birthday of their former King, His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck, who introduced tourism to Bhutan. To commemorate their beloved fourth king’s birthday, Bhutan has packed 2015 with exciting events and activities – there’s no better year to visit and no better place to stay than Amankora. Style Himalayan pilgrimage    Setting Plunging valleys, verdant rice paddies Why this week? You may still be settling into the new year butVisit Bhutan 2015 is in full swing – pack your hiking boots…
  • Ranch at Rock Creek, Montana: hotel of the week

    Laura House
    3 Jan 2015 | 12:48 pm
      We’re all for starting the new year off with a bang, say on a Wild West adventure at the Ranch at Rock Creek in Montana. Well, a rugged escape with high-end cabins, a supreme spa (saddle sore soak, anyone?) and loads of space to roam, that is.  Style Sundance saloon Setting Wild Montana countryside Why this week? Carolling may be behind us, but we’re still humming let it snow… let it snow… let it snow… and gearing up for wintery outdoor thrills (we have to work off our holiday excess somehow). Lucky for us, the Ranch at Rock Creek is offering five per…
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    Hotel Law Blog

  • How to finance new hotel development with EB-5: Investors Conference at the Wynn Encore Resort

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

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

    Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®
    22 Dec 2014 | 6:45 am
    22 December 2014 Click here for the latest articles on Hotel Management Agreements. A version of this article first appeared in Hotel Business Review in December 2014, and this article is reprinted with permission from www.hotelexecutive.com.   The shrinking terms of hotel management agreements Better bargaining position for hotel owners on HMAs by Jim Butler and Mark S. Adams | Hotel Lawyers The relationship between hotel owners and managers continues to evolve. Hotel management agreements historically were long-term. Fifty to sixty year terms were common. However, in the last few…
  • Hotel Financing 2015: JMBM’s “preferred” EB-5 construction financing program for top developers and projects.

    Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®
    5 Dec 2014 | 10:15 pm
    06 December 2014 Click here for the latest articles on EB-5 Financing.    JMBM is sourcing low-cost mezzanine capital for new construction through EB-5 financing for its top developer-clients. To qualify for this program, the borrower must be an experienced developer with a superb track record, a superior reputation and a great project. If you don’t meet those threshold requirements, then don’t read any further, because this program does not apply to you. If you are still reading, the question is: “Can you benefit from mezzanine financing with an all-in cost to you of…
  • Condo hotels: Don’t forget the secret sauce!

    Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®
    28 Nov 2014 | 4:24 pm
    28 November, 2014 Click here for the latest articles on Condo Hotels Condo hotels: Don’t forget the secret sauce! by Jim Butler, Bob Braun and Guy Maisnik Condo Hotel Lawyers Condo hotels are back in vogue as “securities” Developers particularly like the “new model” where condo hotel investments are offered as a “securities” using the new SEC Rule 506(c) for private placements with public solicitation. Unfortunately, in their enthusiasm for this new model– which is well deserved – many developers will create dysfunctional structures that will be…
 
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    National Real Estate Investor

  • The Aged and the Restless

    23 Jan 2015 | 9:08 am
    How bribes from a 100-year-old real estate developer brought down one of New York’s most prominent politicians. read more
  • 10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 23, 2015)

    23 Jan 2015 | 7:09 am
    Family Dollar accepted Dollar Tree’s buyout bid over Dollar General, reports Bloomberg. Turns out Generation Y prefers suburban homes over downtown condominiums, according to The Wall Street Journal. Mitsui Fudosan America partnered with Related Cos. and Oxford Properties Group on the 55 Hudson Yards development in New York City, notes Commercial Property Executive. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry. Content Classification:  Curated read more
  • 10 of the Biggest Food Retailers Countdown

    23 Jan 2015 | 6:47 am
    As real estate investors continue to show a preference for necessity-based retail and as supermarket chains, drugstores and dollar stores try to grab the greatest market share of consumers’ food dollars, it’s more important than ever to know who the biggest food retailers are. read more
  • Speculative Development Returns to Industrial Sector, Supported by Strong Demand

    23 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    For the national industrial market, 2014 brought with it the welcome return of speculative development. Going forward, experts say continued demand, and the lowest vacancy rate since the turn of the century, at 7.2 percent, will keep construction cranes busy. read more
  • 10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 22, 2015)

    22 Jan 2015 | 7:28 am
    TruAmerica agreed to pay $482 million for a 2,669-unit California apartment portfolio, according to Bloomberg. Fortune listed the 10 shopping strips with the highest rents in the world. REIT ETFs continue to climb up, claims an article in ETF Trends. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry. Content Classification:  Curated read more
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  • Pros and Cons of Social Media for Innkeepers-Linkedin

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

    Chef Forfeng
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:31 am
    Several days ago Facebook announced a roll out of a new product, Facebook Places, https://www.facebook.com/places. They are touting it a combo of the much hyped but never really rolled out Graph Search, Facebook local search and a bunch of other elements creating a mish mash that as of yet hasn’t really found a direction. Whether it does or not remains to be seen. Why is this important for innkeepers (who are still using Facebook) to know? First and foremost is in the search options, hotels and restaurants are front and center as options for search. If your Bed & Breakfast…
  • Innkeepers, have you checked your GPS listings lately?

    Chef Forfeng
    1 Nov 2014 | 9:41 am
    While more and more marketing people (rightly) are talking about the importance of having a mobile presence for your business, little focus is being taken on people actually finding you while driving to your inn.  Similar to a post I wrote a few years ago, Why it pays to sleep around for Bed and Breakfast owners, which focuses on the little things guests may notice at a B&B and may not mention to an innkeeper because they forgot, or it was minor irritation, being able to find your inn accurately can be extremely annoying when a guest is on route to you. Having heard from several…
  • Taking Travel and Related Surveys with a Grain of Salt

    Chef Forfeng
    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

    Chef Forfeng
    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…
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    London Hotels Insight

  • Top 5 boozy afternoon teas at London hotels.

    Laura
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:05 am
    You don’t have to look far to find an afternoon tea in London accompanied by a glass of champagne or prosecco. It’s become quite the thing to make your sophisticated afternoon tea even more sophisticated with a glass of bubbly. But not everyone likes champagne, so where do you go if you still want a boozy tea? Well, you go to these hotels… Sanctum Soho Gents Afternoon Tea The Sanctum Soho has split its afternoon tea along gender lines, serving a High Tea for High Heels and a Gents Afternoon Tea. Check rates at the Sanctum Soho While the former comes with a glass of…
  • Not for the faint-hearted: London’s 5 most haunted hotels.

    Elizabeth Hands
    22 Jan 2015 | 2:10 am
    London is said to be the most haunted city in the world, which is no wonder when you consider the events in the capital’s history. They range from the plague outbreak to the Great Fire of London, the Jack the Ripper murders to the gruesome executions in the Tower of London. And when you consider the colourful history of London’s hotels, it’s no surprise some of them boast their very own ghosts. Here we take you on a virtual ghost walk around London’s most haunted hotels… Room 333 at The Langham Widely renowned as the most haunted room of any hotel in London, many guests who stay…
  • Unwind in Oriental bliss at the newly-renovated Baglioni SPA.

    Laura
    21 Jan 2015 | 2:02 am
    If you’re still feeling stressed after the holiday season and returning to work, Baglioni Hotel London has the perfect solution. They’ve just revealed their newly renovated spa, designed by Milanese architects Rebosio+Spagnulo. You want to feel looked after in a spa and made to feel special. The Baglioni SPA aims to give you a personalised experience, in an exclusive location. Whether you’re a hotel guest or visitor, you’re given a warm welcome in this relaxing and beautiful facility. Though renowned for its contemporary Italian style, The Baglioni’s new-look spa…
  • Starwood Capital capitalises on growth of extended stays.

    Chris Glithero
    20 Jan 2015 | 3:08 am
    London hotels of any shape or size are hot property at the moment, so it’s hardly surprising that many firms are keen to invest in them. This month the investment firm Starwood Capital Group (no longer associated with Starwood Hotels & Resorts) snapped up not one but four upcoming London hotels. The group announced on January 14th that it had acquired a portfolio of buildings in London for £206 million, understood to comprise four ‘extended-stay’ hotels and a residential complex. The exact hotel names are at present unclear, but reports state that they are located in Tower…
  • Win a free staycation for you and 30 friends in bonny Edinburgh!

    Laura
    19 Jan 2015 | 3:18 am
    How many friends do you have? According to the anthropologist Robin Dunbar, we can comfortably maintain up to 150 stable relationships with other people. But you need only 30 friends to join in with Tune Hotels’ latest competition. They’re offering a night in their Tune Edinburgh hotel to one lucky winner and no less than 30 of their friends! You’ll all have the top floor of the hotel to yourselves, including 10 double rooms and 7 twins. As well as their famously comfy beds and power showers, every room will include the Tune comfort package. That means you get TVs,…
 
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  • W Boston Puts the ‘Wow’ in ‘Wow Factor’

    Michael
    17 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Every once in a while, there is a hotel experience that is so outstanding that guests are inspired to use a simple but powerful word: wow. The word perfectly encapsulates what W Boston is all about. With just one visit, you will know exactly what we mean. W Boston sits at Stewart and Tremont Streets, overlooking the world-famous Boston Common. You’ll have no need for a car, everything is perfectly within walking distance. At first glance, the incredible glass tower that is the hotel structure instantly tells you W Boston is something special. As you walk inside, prepare to be dazzled.
  • Delta to Introduces Onboard Enhancements Coming in March 2015

    Michael
    1 Jan 2015 | 5:49 pm
  • Fairmont San Jose – Welcoming Technology and Luxury Accommodations

    Michael
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:11 am
    California’s Silicon Valley is the place to be for all things technology in the U.S. It is also home to the trendy city of San Jose and a splendid hotel property catering to business professionals known as the Fairmont San Jose. The hotel is the perfect venue for both hosting out-of-town guests and formal business meeting affairs. The Fairmont San Jose is a refined and elegant property consisting of two towers featuring 731 deluxe guest rooms and 77 suites. However, technology does not take a back seat to the style and sophistication of one of San Jose’s most loved hotel…
  • 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…
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  • 48 Hours in Hong Kong: What You Can’t Miss

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

    Nick
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:06 am
    Las Vegas isn’t renowned for being a family destination, but there are plenty of attractions, events and activities you can do and visit to keep everyone entertained. The older I get, the more I’ve explored off the strip and outside of the casino, and what I’ve found are some great “hidden gems” of Vegas that are a fun break from blackjack and nightclubs, which can be a nice break, especially if you’re staying a while. Here are 10 fun ideas for your next stay in Vegas that you may not have considered previously:1. Lake MeadWith over 1.5 million acres of park to explore and 820…
  • Skiing in Bulgaria: Lev Like A King

    Nick
    16 Nov 2013 | 2:54 pm
    This is a guest post from a writer who reached to me named Martin Nolan. While I reject 99% of those request to write a post on my blog, Martin had some firsthand experience, a great journalistic style, credibility, and some great pictures to boot. Martin is a an avid ski enthusiast and a backpacker. You can read more of his views and opinions on his travel blog.Now, I am not a wealthy man and if you combine that with the fact that I live nowhere near a mountain and the weather in my country is mild at worst- then you get a situation where I have to regularly dip into my pockets to get my…
  • Two Week Honeymoon in Belize

    Nick
    3 Aug 2013 | 5:38 pm
    It’s been a while since I posted, but fear not – I’m back! My life has underwent some major changes recently, most notably getting married to the love of my life. We decided to celebrate the occasion by taking two weeks off to visit a new country – after some deliberation, we chose Belize, and put together a two week itinerary you’ll see here. For those thinking of honeymooning in Belize, perhaps this post will help steer you in one direction or another, and maybe help you put together your travel plans and where you want to stay as well…Why Belize?After considering places from…
  • Lazy Days in Tenerife

    Nick
    27 Jan 2013 | 9:55 am
    Ah, Tenerife. Land of year-round sunshine, bubbly beach resorts and those wild and woolly mountains. It’s a pretty diverse holiday hotspot but that’s just one of the many things that makes this island so special.Package holidays to Tenerife come in many different shapes and sizes. Many visitors choose to come and spend long lazy days on the beach or by the pool, topping up their tan and whiling away the hours with a book in one hand and something fizzy and refreshing in the other. But the appeal of this popular Canary Island goes way beyond the beach.Just think. You could be searching for…
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  • Best skiing vacation locations

    Are Morch
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:46 am
    Best skiing vacation locations If you’re looking for some winter sun and want a change from a beach vacation, a ski resort offers a wonderful alternative. With crisp, sparkling snow reflecting dazzling sunlight, you can breathe fresh mountain air and enjoy your day on the slopes, followed by some fun après-ski socializing and entertainment. Here are some of the best skiing destinations you can find, complete with luxurious accommodation and hospitality – vital to complete your perfect skiing experience. Deer Valley, Utah, United States Famous for its beautifully groomed snow, the slopes…
  • Mobile App provides easy access to Hotel Services

    Are Morch
    20 Jan 2015 | 4:41 am
    Mobile App provides easy access to Hotel Services Mobile Apps has become an important component for consumers processing information relevant both to their booking decision, and adding additional values to their experience. Consumers did for a long period prefer Mobile Apps for Social Networking, music and games. For everything else they preferred browse Mobile Websites. In 2013 App became a major buzz word. Maybe a little overused, never the less Mobile Apps became more relevant for consumers. And in May 2014 comScore reported that Apps now drive half of all time spent on Digital. (Image:…
  • Bolster Your Hotels Digital Security

    Are Morch
    16 Jan 2015 | 4:47 am
    Bolster Your Hotels Digital Security In current business environment, there’s nothing so necessary – or so vulnerable – as your hotel’s IT network. This asset maintains your property’s crucial data and stores confidential customer information. A single system security breach can compromise your operations for many days as well as risk data to intruders and hackers. This threat grows annually, as law enforcement agencies have estimated that companies experience approximately $67.2 billion worth of losses. Hotels in the United States endure these risks and implications as…
 
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    Premier Hotels Blog: London Premier Hotels

  • The Best of London Markets

    Alex Demetrius
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:58 am
    London is well known for its shopping culture, and there are street markets all over the city which can be enjoyed.  Visit the markets here and discover a wide array of goods on offer from flowers to antiques.  Many of the London markets are world-famous including the likes of Portobello Road and Camden Market but there are many others which are just as quirky and interesting. There are around 30 street markets taking place on various days throughout the city, but we have chosen just some of the ones we think are worth visiting if you are on a short break in the capital city and want to…
  • Get the most out of your business exhibitions

    Alex Demetrius
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:48 am
    There probably aren’t many people who would claim to enjoy running and marketing their business using an exhibition stand but for many companies, small and large, international and local, this is a key way to getting their foot through the door and ensuring that they sell their products to the right people. London is home to many exhibition centres and it may be that you find yourself heading here for the first time, feeling a little nervous about what may lie ahead.  It may even be that you are an old hand at running an exhibition stand but feel that you are missing a key point or you…
  • Preserve your picture, frame it in London!

    Alex Demetrius
    29 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Are you an avid art collector?  If so, you might want to head down to London with your prized possessions for your next holiday.  Although the city has a superb art culture, London offers much more than just major art galleries and wonderful exhibitions.  A place with many professional picture framing experts practicing their craft, this is where you want to be to enhance items in your collection. The Royal Academy of Arts How would you like to have your pictures framed by the specialists at the Royal Academy of Arts?  With a wealth of experience in conserving the works of old masters,…
  • Want to study in a European College? Read our top tips and get prepared!

    Alex Demetrius
    29 Dec 2014 | 2:57 am
    Are you curious about moving to Europe for College?  If so, you are not alone.  These days, studying abroad is a popular option amongst students at the end of their school years.  Given many parts of Europe offer a breadth of history as well as a romantic setting, it is no wonder Europe is the preferred overseas college destination for many. But moving abroad is no easy feat, and for it to be the sort of ‘once in a lifetime’ experience that you want, you need to do a lot of research to understand exactly what you will be in for and in order to make the right choices for you. Choosing…
  • How Londoners can spot an American tourist

    Alex Demetrius
    29 Dec 2014 | 2:44 am
    Are you an American tourist hanging out in London at the moment?  Or maybe you are planning a trip to the capital very soon, and are looking for advice on how to feel or act like a local?  Although we should all feel proud of who we are and the country we came from, there is absolutely nothing wrong with making an effort to blend in a little. Londoners can spot American tourists pretty easily, because there are things most Americans do when they are in the capital.  The following are the most common giveaways: 1.    You talk loudly on the tube Instead of speaking in a measured and…
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  • ReviewPro Expands TripAdvisor Partnership to Help Hotels Boost Review Volume

    ReviewPro
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:25 am
    ReviewPro, the leading provider of guest intelligence solutions to independent hotel brands worldwide, announced the expansion of its partnership with TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, as part of TripAdvisor’s Review Collection Program. Hotels using ReviewPro’s Guest Survey Solution (GSS), which enables the creation and distribution of customized post-stay surveys to guests, can embed the TripAdvisor review form into their survey. As such, ReviewPro’s more than 18,000 hotel clients have an easy-to-use solution to collect actionable insight into guests’ experiences, while…
  • Star Ratings Australia Partners with ReviewPro to Improve Guest Experience at Australian Hotels

    ReviewPro
    20 Jan 2015 | 5:06 am
    ReviewPro just signed an important partnership agreement with Star Ratings Australia, the country’s national accommodation ratings organization. Star Ratings Australia undertook the partnership with the aim of improving the overall standards of hospitality and the guest experience provided at hotels countrywide. The partnership will be comprised of two phases: In Phase One of the partnership, all Star Rated properties throughout Australia will receive free access to ReviewPro’s ORM solution, along with the Global Review Index™ (GRI), the industry standard online reputation score used by…
  • Weekly Hospitality News Digest: 12th-16th January

    ReviewPro
    16 Jan 2015 | 9:45 am
    Every Friday, we share up to five of the most interesting articles published online during the week, ranging from Social Media & Online Reputation Management to Hospitality Industry News and Market Research. In case you haven’t already seen links to them on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or Google+, here is our hand-picked selection of recommended readings this week: ReviewPro’s summary of global hospitality events in January January 2015: Hospitality Industry Events The future of travel planning is visual, says Travelocity’s Terry Jones By Cheryl V. Jackson Booking.com releases a…
  • Key Trends & Strategies for Hotel Marketers in 2015

    ReviewPro
    13 Jan 2015 | 9:45 am
    Date & Time: One-hour webinar on January 27th 2015 | 5pm (CET – GMT+1) Click here to convert to your timezone In the next installment of ReviewPro’s free webinar series, we bring hotel industry experts together to discuss key trends and winning strategies in hotel marketing for 2015. From metasearch to mobile to visual storytelling, we’ll help you understand the latest developments in technology and traveler behavior and decide where to allocate time and resources for optimal results. A link to the recording will be sent to all registrants, so be sure to register even if you…
  • January 2015: Hospitality Industry Events

    ReviewPro
    12 Jan 2015 | 8:15 am
    13th January Hotel Market Seminars Stockholm, Sweden Michael Kessler and Wilma Vanni Directed towards senior executives in the hotel industry, Hotel Market Seminars will consist of seminars, lectures, panel discussions, workshops and a trade show with key industry suppliers at The Courtyard by Marriott in Stockholm. Michael Kessler, ReviewPro’s sales director, looks forward to hosting a discussion which will explore essential aspects of financial decision-making when it comes to determining hotel rates: “Can a hotel lower its rate and still make money? What influences a rate and how much…
 
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  • Air Koryo be worst airline in the world

    hotel
    24 Jan 2015 | 12:01 am
    Air Koryo be worst airline in the world is a post from: New Hotel Air Koryo crowned the worst airline in the world. Air Koryo be the only operator who receive one star. It is based on a survey conducted flight and airport consultant based in the UK. They rank airlines worldwide based on quality and service. worst airline Air Koryo be worst airline in the world Of the 10 general category rankings, Airlines Air Koryo scored one star in seven categories. For example, the age of the aircraft and ease of use of the website. Meanwhile, worst airline cabin safety standards Air Koryo gained 1.5…
  • Top hotels in California

    hotel
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:43 am
    Top hotels in California is a post from: New Hotel People who would like to get their visit to California can decide on the top hotels in California that provide complete packages. California hotels would be the top focal points for tourist getting a California vacation. The highest height of services from the California hotels is phenomenal. The majority of the large hotels are five or four-star institutions, offering and showing amenities for example fitness gyms, casinos, pools and conference halls. You will find several California chain hotels. The rates of these hotels begin with $249…
  • Small lodging with best service

    hotel
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:52 am
    Small lodging with best service is a post from: New Hotel When tourism activities certainly the most preferred thing is looking for lodging. There are many models of accommodation ranging from the lowest price to the smallest, of things that sets it apart is the facility. You can choose a hotel that suits your needs during the vacation. Recently TripAdvisor travel sites, announced Travellers Choice award winner in the category of hotel. 13th annual awards announced more than 8,151 properties in the world, covering eight regions around the world. Legian Bali hotel Award winner is determined…
  • Things annoying when stay in hotels

    hotel
    20 Jan 2015 | 3:45 pm
    Things annoying when stay in hotels is a post from: New Hotel Stay at the hotel into a tourist’s dream. In fact staying in hotels are not always pleasant. This occurs because the service of hotel accommodation is very annoying. Here things annoying when staying in hotels as quoted ABCNews. Things annoying when stay in hotels last minute hotel Additional charges safes Although not all hotels provide safes for storing goods, but there are some that offer it at an additional cost. The most annoying thing is when refused, then the hotel said no responsibility if any lost items in the room.
  • How to bathroom hotel to stay comfortable

    hotel
    20 Jan 2015 | 1:55 pm
    How to bathroom hotel to stay comfortable is a post from: New Hotel Bathroom in the hotel often neglected. Though this room determines comfort while tourists staying. Therefore, there is no written provision must be considered against the bathroom hotel, especially if staying more than a day. The following provisions must be made regarding the bathrooms to stay comfortable as quoted Theherald. How to bathroom hotel to stay comfortable: bathroom hotel Replace the entire toiletries If staying in the same room hotels for a few days, be sure to always replace toiletries every day, such as towels,…
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    Jamaica villa rental by Jamaica Ocean View Villa

  • Ocho Rios; Scuba Diving Adventure

    cavel
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:09 am
    Seeking a Scuba Diving Adventure?  Try Ocho Rios! Dreaming of vacationing at a villa in Jamaica? Ocho Rios is a breathtaking destination in Jamaica; adorned with swaying palms and crystalline blue water. Right offshore you will find coral reefs begging to be explored. As a port of call for many cruise ships, Ocho Rios is
  • Ocho Rios Ocean View Villa

    cavel
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:24 am
    Picturesque Ocho Rios Ocean View Villa On the North Coast of Jamaica Our Villa in Ocho Rios is a perfect getaway for those who are not looking for one of those “tailored” holiday tours. Away from the tourist crowds, away from the hubbub of the five-star culture and devoid of all the plastic charms of
  • 7 Reasons An All-Exclusive Vacation is Not For You

    cavel
    18 Jan 2015 | 10:09 am
    When deciding whether to book an all-exclusive or an all-inclusive vacation, there are quite a few things to think about before making your decision. While doing your research into what kind of places you might be interested in, consider these seven reasons why an all-exclusive vacation may not be for you, and why you might
  • Jamaica is the World’s Leading Wedding Destination.

    cavel
    16 Jan 2015 | 11:20 am
    Why Book a Private Villa for your Jamaica Destination Wedding? If you’re in the beginning stages of planning your wedding, you’re probably overwhelmed. If you have narrowed down your selection to a destination wedding on the Caribbean beach in Ocho Rios—then it’s time to move on to step two: choosing the location for your celebration.
  • Jamaica Top Destination Awards 2014

    cavel
    12 Jan 2015 | 3:20 am
    Are you looking for a vacation full of adventure and activities? How about great food, beautiful sunsets and calm ocean water to explore? If you’ve never considered Jamaica as a prime destination for sun and relaxation before, it’s time to take a closer look at the island. Last year was a banner year for the
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    Lodging Interactive

  • #AskDJV – Episode 10: Email Marketing Strategies that Drive Business

    djvallauri
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    In this week’s episode of the #AskDJV Show, we are discussing the email marketing strategies that will drive potential business and build loyalty for your hotel. Want more #AskDJV? Visit our website to view all of the episodes we’ve posted. You can also check back here each Friday for the latest episode. Do you have a question for me? Tweet me @DJVallauri using the hashtag #AskDJV, and your question could be featured on the show! The post #AskDJV – Episode 10: Email Marketing Strategies that Drive Business appeared first on Lodging Interactive.
  • When Should I Use SEO for My Hotel?

    Mary Jo Caruso
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Why Hotels Need SEO When SEO is mentioned as something you should have for your hotel, how do you react? Ambivalent because you find it is a waste of resources? Trepidatious because it is unknown? Excited because you know it has value? Many hoteliers may respond with any mix of these emotions and that’s ok. SEO is a powerful tool in your marketing arsenal, but its true value is often underestimated. SEO is not a one-time thing, nor is it something hotels can afford to overlook, especially in certain situations. Which situations? We’re glad you asked! Our recommendation is that…
  • #AskDJV – Episode 9: Why Content Marketing is King

    djvallauri
    16 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Content is king. In this week’s episode of the #AskDJV Show, I explain why you should start thinking like a media company. Want more #AskDJV? Visit our website to view all of the episodes we’ve posted. You can also check back here each Friday for the latest episode. Do you have a question for me? Tweet me @DJVallauri using the hashtag #AskDJV, and your question could be featured on the show! The post #AskDJV – Episode 9: Why Content Marketing is King appeared first on Lodging Interactive.
  • Lodging Interactive’s #AskDJV Weekly YouTube Series for Hoteliers

    Nicole McGovern
    14 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Our weekly video series #AskDJV features Lodging Interactive Founder DJ Vallauri answering hotelier’s questions! Today we announced our latest initiative in providing expert advice on social media, website design and digital marketing to the hospitality industry — a weekly video series titled #AskDJV. Featuring Lodging Interactive’s Founder and President, DJ Vallauri, our weekly YouTube series answers Internet marketing questions commonly asked by hoteliers. View the series here. Videos in the #AskDJV series: Purchasing PPC Ads for Your Brand How to WOW Your Customers Properly…
  • 2015 Social Media Resolutions for Hoteliers

    Nicole McGovern
    7 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Happy New Year! The start of a new year ushers in the feeling of a fresh start with plenty of potential and often an equally plentiful list of resolutions to uphold. This year, we think making a few Social Media Resolutions for 2015 is the perfect way to outline the social media expectations for your property and to ensure efforts across your social channels align with your hotel’s sales, marketing and customer service goals for the year. We took the liberty of doing a bit of the heavy lifting (getting back to the gym is on our list). Here are a few suggestions of social media resolutions…
 
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    The Viewaholic Word - The Most Perfect View

  • A Perfect Hotel View: Palazzo Parigi Hotel & Grand Spa - Milan, Italy

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

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

    Paulo Palha
    7 Jan 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Looking for hotels in Cornwall with sea views? Look no further.Introducing you to Pebble House, a charming place with staggering sea views in Cornwall peninsula. We invite you to learn more about the views of this piece of paradise as we chatted with Andrea and Simon Cooper, owners of Pebble House.What makes Pebble House view so perfect?  Uninterrupted 180 degree coastal and rural views that are ever changing and watching the local fishing boats out in the bay below on their daily catch bobbing around at4.30am with their lights twinkling, or as the sun rises out over the…
  • Travel Videos Like You've Never Seen Before

    Paulo Palha
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:16 pm
    A new website with absolutely gorgeous travel videos.At The Most Perfect View we are big fans of spectacular places around the world, including of course, breathtaking views.In this occasion, we introduce you to Play2Travel.com, a brand new website that makes us travel to some of the most fascinating destinations and hotels worldwide.Warning: the travel videos are so inspiring that you might want to travel as soon as you stop watching them. It happened to us while enjoying videos of the best places to visit in Italy.Here's a great way to spend time in front of your computer...
  • Terrazza Brunelleschi - A 360º View over Florence

    Paulo Palha
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:12 pm
    Terrazza Brunelleschi 1 Terrazza Brunelleschi is a restaurant in Florence with a view of Duomo, Giotto's Campanile and Palazzo Vecchio. Terrazza Brunelleschi 2 A romantic terrace in Florence with a spectacular panoramic view. Terrazza Brunelleschi 3 Dinner with a view in Florence from Terrazza Brunelleschi. Time stands still - you're definitely in Florence. Its undeniable that Florence has a charm of its own. There's something about Tuscany's capital that is hard to explain - could it be the magnificent historical landmarks such as the Duomo, Giotto's Campanile and Palazzo Vecchio?
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