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Rostering as a strategic asset for tomorrow’s hotel management

eHotelier

Rostering staff in tourism and hospitality can be complex, due to the variety of working hours, shifts, award conditions and staff budgets The future belongs to those who recognize the transformative potential of rostering in elevating guest experiences, optimizing operational efficiency, and driving financial performance.

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How to increase hotel holiday bookings | Tips

MEWS

What are holiday bookings? Holiday bookings refer to reservations made during the vacation or holiday period. Since it's a popular time to travel, holiday season reservations require advanced planning to ensure the availability of the preferred accommodations.

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Michael Näther appointed General Manager at Casa de Sierra Nevada

eHotelier

Casa de Sierra Nevada, is excited to welcome new General Manager Michael Näther. Mr. Näther, a native of Oberhausen, Germany, is a seasoned veteran of the luxury hospitality industry who brings more than 35 years of experience to his new role.

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5 Signs to Migrate to a New Cloud Hotel Management Software

Hotelogix

In the fast-paced world of hospitality, staying ahead with efficient hotel management software is crucial. We understand the importance of streamlined operations, and if you're experiencing challenges in managing your hotel efficiently, consider upgrading to a better cloud-based hotel management software solution.  Explore: 6 Features to Choose Best Hotel Management System In this blog, we will look at a few signs that might indicate that you need to shift to a better cloud-based one f

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Planning Your Restaurant's Path to Profitability

Speaker: James Kahler, COO of Full Course

Ever wondered where to splurge and where to safely conserve when it comes to operating and growing your restaurant? 🤔 Join James Kahler, COO of Full Course and industry visionary, in this new webinar where he'll talk all about best practices to invest in your restaurant's success! Whether you're a new business or an established restaurant, a seasoned pro or a rookie, you'll learn the keys to sustainable success in this competitive industry.

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Justin Wilson appointed General Manager at MacArthur Place Hotel & Spa in Sonoma

eHotelier

MacArthur Place Hotel & Spa, a 69-room luxury boutique hotel recently acquired by Foley Entertainment Group (FEG), is pleased to announce the appointment of Justin Wilson as the new General Manager. With a proven track record of more than thirty years in the hospitality industry, Wilson brings a wealth of experience and leadership to MacArthur Place.

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Centara achieves four ESG milestones, leading the way in sustainable hospitality

eHotelier

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand's leading hotel operator, is proud to announce four remarkable sustainability achievements that underscore its commitment to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) excellence.

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Asian American-Owned Restaurants Are Breathing New Life Into Sacramento’s Historic Japantown

EATER

New restaurants including Japanese izakaya Binchoyaki, Southside Super, and pop-up Mecha Mucho are helping reinvigorate a part of downtown Sacramento that was once home to a thriving Japantown.

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Resilience through diversity and investments the focus on UN tourism visit to Jamaica

eHotelier

With the latest UN Tourism data showing international arrivals returning to 87% of pre-pandemic levels at the end of 2023, emphasis has now shifted to protecting the sector from future shocks. The official visit of the delegation led by Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili coincided with the second Global Tourism Resilience Day. A series of high-level meetings in Jamaica also advanced shared efforts around ethical, inclusive and sustainable tourism as well as the priorities of education and in

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Using analytics for rare disease treatment: Unveiling opportunities for advancements

SAS

Rare diseases, often called orphan diseases, affect a small percentage of the population. Despite their rarity, these diseases collectively impact millions worldwide. Being a health care professional who cares deeply about overall patient care, the challenges in diagnosing and treating rare diseases resonate profoundly with me. Limited data availability, dispersed [.

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Top 5 Ways to Optimize Your Loyalty Strategy

Speaker: Lauren Barash, Vice President, Brand Marketing

In an ever-evolving industry, building and retaining loyal customers is critical to the success of any restaurant business. Join Lauren Barash, VP of Brand Marketing at Full Course, as she delves into the world of restaurant loyalty programs, and reveals the top five essential strategies to optimize your approach! This webinar will explore: Loyalty trends and what you should be focusing on 📊 Actionable insights and ideas to help you develop the most powerful and effective loyalty program

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JBF Launches Climate Solutions Campaign

Modern Restaurant Management

Calling it a critical subject, the James Beard Foundation® launched a campaign focused on tackling the significant impact of climate change on independent restaurants, chefs, and the local economies they support. Through the Climate Solutions for Restaurant Survival campaign, the James Beard Foundation will unite chefs across the country to raise awareness, educate federal policymakers, and galvanize action to mitigate the impacts of climate change. “Independent restaurants are not ju

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New AC Hotel Honolulu opens three unique culinary V

eHotelier

The newly revealed AC Hotel by Marriott Honolulu, developed by Continental Assets Management and managed by Highgate, is thrilled to announce the grand opening of its three new and distinctive food and beverage experiences: Common Ground, The Dotted Line at AC Kitchen and AC Lounge and Yours Truly, with Nicholas Armorillo named Executive Chef and Juliet Wilson appointed Director of Food & Beverage at AC Hotel Honolulu.

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Two-Way Radios Can Provide Better Customer Service

Modern Restaurant Management

Restaurants are constantly busy, which means communication is key to make sure the experience for customers is top of the line. Two-way radios, help restaurant staff communicate more efficiently leading to a better experience for the guests. With fast communication your guests receive the service they deserve each time they enter your establishment in a timely and effective manner.

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It’s time to play in Bangkok! Moxy Hotels debuts in Thailand

eHotelier

Moxy Hotels, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of over 30 extraordinary hotel brands, proudly announced the opening of Moxy Bangkok Ratchaprasong, marking the brand’s debut in Thailand and introduces a new era of playful, social hospitality to the captivating capital city.

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Win More in 2024: Your Guide to Restaurant Marketing Success

Your Guide to Restaurant Marketing Success Start maximizing ROI and doing more with less with Olo’s ultimate guide to restaurant marketing. In this guide: Strategies to level up in 4 key areas: data, audiences, content distribution, and loyalty Interactive checklists to help you track your progress throughout the year Tips for leveraging guest data across your entire business What you’ll learn: Level 1 | Beginner: Learn how to collect guest data, build a healthy subscriber list, launch personali

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Report: Privacy ranks as top hotel AI adoption concern

Hotel Business

According to SOCi Inc. ‘s AI Marketing Transformation Index, Part IV, 52% of U.S. digital marketing professionals list privacy as their top concern regarding the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) for hotels. SOCi’s commissioned study of more than 300 digital marketers provides further understanding of AI utilization in marketing and future plans for its use.

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Hilton Shares Record Growth in Caribbean and Latin America

Lodging Magazine

MCLEAN, Virginia—Hilton shared a year of growth in the Caribbean and Latin America (CALA), entering new markets in 2023. Last year, Hilton opened 19 new hotels and approximately 4,000 rooms in the Caribbean and Latin America, representing more rooms added in the region than in any other year in the company’s history. Hilton’s CALA portfolio is comprised of more than 220 hotels and over 40,000 rooms spanning 15 brands and 29 countries and territories.

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Which Lasagna Recipe Is Worth the Work?

EATER

Clay Williams /Eater We tested three very popular lasagna recipes to find the best one The basic makeup of lasagna is simple: sauce, pasta sheet, cheese. But that sparse list contains the potential for so much variation, whether it’s multiple sauces, meat or no meat, pasta from scratch or a box, or what kinds of cheese and how much. What makes the most satisfying lasagna depends a bit on what you’re looking for — a person who believes lasagna needs meat probably won’t be satisfied with one that

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Rebecca Billups joins WaterWalk in sales role

Hotel Business

WaterWalk has appointed Rebecca Billups as national director of sales – STAY. Having started her career in the extended-stay industry more than 25 years ago, Billups experience includes working under WaterWalk’s late founder and extended-stay pioneer Jack DeBoer in the early days of her career. “We value Rebecca’s longtime commitment to the extended-stay industry and her extensive knowledge of the vision of our founder and my late grandfather, Jack DeBoer,” said Mimi Oliver, CEO, WaterWalk.

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Unlock Restaurant Success: Mastering 7 Vital Employment Laws

As a restaurant leader, your plate is full with responsibilities, from staff management to serving up delicious dishes. But amidst the hustle, there's a crucial area you can't afford to overlook – employment laws. In this comprehensive eBook, we'll unveil the seven essential employment laws every restaurant leader must master. We'll break down the intricacies of each law, showing you how it directly impacts your business.

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Radisson RED Belgrade Opens in Serbia

Hospitality Net

Radisson RED Belgrade has opened its doors as a new upscale lifestyle hotel, marking the debut of the vibrant Radisson RED brand in Southeast Europe. Located on Takovska Street near the House of the National Assembly, Radisson RED Belgrade offers a unique blend of tradition and contemporary style, following a complete renovation and rebranding of the existing hotel building.

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Accor reports record EBITDA for 2023

Hotel Business

Accord Group, for full-year 2023, reported that earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) surpassed the 1 billion euro ($1.082 billion) mark for the first time in the company’s history, reaching 1.003 billion ($1.085 billion), up 49% year-over-year. “While there were numerous reasons for this success, the solid performances were above all attributable to the group’s teams,” said Sébastien Bazin, chairman/CEO, Accor. “I would like to thank the

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Virgin Limited Edition’s Son Bunyola Hotel Re-Opens March 1st

Hospitality Net

Virgin Limited Edition, Sir Richard Branson’s collection of award-winning luxury hotels and retreats, is pleased to announce that its newest addition to the portfolio, Son Bunyola Hotel, and the three luxurious villas on its stunning 1,300-acre estate in Mallorca’s Tramuntana Mountains, are set to re-open on 1st March 2024 and will remain open year-round.

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How to Streamline Your RFP Process for Improved Conversions

Revenue Hub

Request for Proposals (RFPs) are essential for establishments aiming to fill their venue spaces – but the process can be a double-edged sword. On one hand, a well-responded RFP can lead to a profitable booking; on the other, the sheer amount of effort required to sift through numerous unqualified RFPs can be overwhelming. NB: This is an article from iVvy Subscribe to our weekly newsletter and stay up to date It’s like looking for a needle in a haystack, except the needle can signific

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Brick & Mortar Retail Relevance: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

Let's set the record straight: in-store retail isn't dead - it's evolving! Faced with the digital age and the demands of omnichannel shopping, some retailers are thriving while others are struggling to adapt. Join Jay Black in this exclusive session as he explores the strategies that set successful stores apart, including: Crafting unique and unforgettable in-store experiences 🛍️ Mastering the art of retail demands 🛒 Navigating inventory challenges in today's climate 📦 an

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Everything for your anywhere: Garner hotels redefines affordable comfort in hospitality

Hospitality Net

IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, welcomes guests to experience a relaxed and purposefully different stay – where quality meets affordability. Garner hotels – a new midscale brand made with character – reaches exciting growth milestones with two new U.S. openings in Macon, Ga., and Oklahoma City, Okla., as well as plans for global expansion now underway.

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8 Best Hotel Wifi Solutions in 2024

Software Suggest

Key Takeaways: Hotel WiFi is a vital guest room requirement, and effective solutions are key to customer satisfaction. Hotel WiFi management software efficiently wireless networks for seamless operations. Top hotel wifi solutions include HotSpot Express, Antamedia, and Wifi-Soft, each with unique features and considerations. Vacations are always fun.

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Florence Market Pulse

Hospitality Net

This article examines Florence’s tourism industry resilience amidst crises, including the COVID-19 pandemic, analyzing key performance indicators such as airport statistics, hotel supply, and operating performance. Despite setbacks, Florence witnessed a remarkable recovery, notably in 2023, with record-breaking Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR). The analysis also highlights investment trends and future challenges, including concerns about over-tourism and evolving market dynamics.

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Honoring the Ancestral Tradition of Tequila in Jalisco, Mexico

EATER

Appreciating the passion fueling the spirit’s production This post originally appeared in the February 17, 2024 edition of Eater Travel , dispatches from Eater staff about culinary destinations worth planning an entire trip around, direct to your inbox. Subscribe now. Invisible to those around me, I could feel tiny tributaries of sweat beginning to creep down my backside.

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Diving into Diversity: Decoding the Foundations of Inclusion in Hospitality Talent Acquisition

Speaker: Lauren Fernandez - CEO & Founder, Full Course

Companies all over the world, including Marriot International and Hilton Worldwide, are aware of the value of including DEI in their talent acquisition strategy. However, despite these initiatives, there is still plenty that the hospitality sector can do to promote DEI. When comparing the hospitality industries in India, Iraq, the UK, and the US, you will see that there is a consistent underrepresentation of persons from different ethnic, gender, and disability origins across all levels of the i