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Hospitality trend alert: quiet luxury and the hotel models that stand out

eHotelier

The idea of quiet luxury in hotel accommodations is not in your face pizazz, it is the opposite - a respite of sorts that brims with hospitality, modern conveniences, and promises an experience worth talking about. Not loud or in your face, it is understated and not labeled.

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The Enduring Appeal of Signature Staples at QSRs and Beyond

Modern Restaurant Management

In the $387.5 billion quick-service restaurant (QSR) industry, trends and fads may come and go, but signature staples withstand the test of time. These timeless menu items have been meticulously crafted and perfected over the years, holding a special place in the hearts (and stomachs) of many. While customers crave the comforting familiarity of signature staples, they also yearn for the excitement of new flavors and experiences.

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Minions take over Mantra hotels ahead of Despicable Me 4 release

eHotelier

Mantra has teamed up with Illumination and Universal Pictures to celebrate one of the most feel-good movie releases this winter, Despicable Me 4, which is opening in cinemas on June 20.

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Travel (and Bed Bug!) Season Is Heating Up Across the U.S.

Hotel Business

As summer approaches, many people are eagerly planning their vacations and getaways to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. However, with the increase in travel during this time of year, there is also a rise in the likelihood of encountering an unwelcome guest during your stay at a hotel—bed bugs. Tripadvisor recently published their annual Summer Travel Index , which found that despite economic concerns Americans are traveling in high numbers.

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Business Automation in Hospitality: A New World

Dive into the transformative potential of business automation within the hospitality sector. This comprehensive overview showcases how innovative technologies can streamline operations, reduce costs, and elevate guest satisfaction. Discover the advantages of integrating systems like automated check-ins, CRM, and energy management to not only save on expenses but also to provide a seamless and personalized guest experience.

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Laurence Neumann appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at Gran Melia Nha Trang

eHotelier

Gran Meliá Nha Trang, the luxurious seafront sanctuary on Vietnam’s stunning central coast, has announced the appointment of Ms. Laurence Neumann as its Director of Sales & Marketing, to position the resort for a bright future and to create exceptional guest journeys for leisure, business and group travellers in this dream destination.

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Ross Clark promoted Director of Operations at The Caledonian Edinburgh, Curio Collection by Hilton

eHotelier

The Caledonian Edinburgh has today announced the appointment of Ross Clark as Director of Operations to lead on hotel operations and projects. He comes to the role with a wealth of hospitality knowledge and over 20 years of industry experience.

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New hotel openings outlook: Improving in the U.S.

Hotel Business

The number of projects in the hotel construction pipeline in the U.S. hit a new all-time high in Q1 2024 with 6,065 projects/702,990 rooms, according to the latest hotel development statistics from Lodging Econometrics (LE). Despite this robust pipeline, new hotel openings have not yet returned to pre-pandemic levels. However, given the size of the current pipeline, LE is forecasting new hotel openings to rise significantly in the near term and approach pre-pandemic levels in 2026 (see chart).

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Resolute Road Hospitality expands portfolio to seven States with The Hilton Garden Inn in Missoula, Montana

eHotelier

Resolute Road Hospitality, a third-party management company founded on the promise to change the way owners think of their management company, proudly announced today the addition of the Hilton Garden Inn Missoula to its managed portfolio. The addition of this hotel in Missoula, Montana, will expand Resolute Road's footprint to seven states across the US.

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IHG Establishes First Luxury & Lifestyle Location in Hawaii

Lodging Magazine

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announced a partnership with Kauai’s landmark Coco Palms Resort, establishing the first location in Hawaii for IHG Hotels & Resorts’ luxury and lifestyle portfolio. Following a historically sensitive restoration of the property, Coco Palms, A Kimpton Resort, will become an inspiring tropical retreat for travelers and the Kauai community.

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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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Choice Hotels Japan adds 22 properties to flagship Comfort brand

eHotelier

Leading hotel franchisor Choice Hotels Asia-Pac in conjunction with Choice Hotels Japan has welcomed 22 new properties under the group’s flagship Comfort brand.

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How Can Hotels use Micro-segmentation to its Full Potential?

Revfine

Question for Our Revenue Management Expert Panel: How can hotels use micro-segmentation to its full potential? At what point does it become too "micro" to be valuable and what tips can you share for achieving success? (Question by Pablo Torres) Our Revenue Management Expert Panel Pablo Torres - The post How Can Hotels use Micro-segmentation to its Full Potential?

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Hotel Group’s newest hotel in Makkah reinforces the group’s expansion plan in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

eHotelier

Radisson Hotel Group is proud to announce the opening of its newest hotel, Park Inn by Radisson Makkah Thakher Alsharqi. Strategically located in the heart of Thakher City, a mere 2 km from the revered Great Mosque, the hotel promises to set a new standard for contemporary accommodation in Makkah.

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Legacy Leading: C&W President Mark Williams on Taking Care of Family Business

Lodging Magazine

President of Coakley & Williams (C&W) Hotel Management Company Mark Williams is at the helm of the business that has been in his family since its founding in 1961 with a handshake between his grandfather Fred Williams and his partner Neil Coakley. He described for LODGING how he and his company have developed over the years, including the formation of a strategic partnership with Hotel Equities, where his title is currently SVP business development for […] The post Legacy Leading:

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No-Code Technology: The Key to Unlock the Future of Your Business

Global economies are reeling from recent upheavals—pandemic aftershocks, geopolitical conflicts, and a tech sector crunch. Mark Zuckerberg's 2023 "Year of Efficiency" ethos extends into 2024, with leaders seeking cost reductions without stunting growth. No-code technology emerges as a beacon of hope, fostering resilience and adaptability. Platforms like Make.com and Zapier empower even non-technical staff to automate and innovate, freeing IT for strategic tasks.

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HB on the Scene: Andrew Mungul on growth areas for Coury Hospitality

Hotel Business

VP Content & Partnerships Christina Trauthwein speaks with Andrew Mungul, SVP, development, Coury Hospitality, about how Coury is growing its portfolio with soft brands and how F&B programming is at the heart of the company’s ethos. The post HB on the Scene: Andrew Mungul on growth areas for Coury Hospitality appeared first on hotelbusiness.com.

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Understanding sustainability challenges in the Galapagos Islands

EHL Insights

Since 2020 , an interdisciplinary research team from EHL Hospitality Business School, the Catholic University in Quito, and the Charles Darwin Research Station at the Galapagos in Ecuador have been studying the challenges associated with tourism dynamics at the world-famous UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Galapagos Islands. This article summarizes the main findings of this collaboration: the carrying capacity of the islands, the sustainability transition of tourism, and the political challenges

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Cassia Debuts in South Korea with the Opening of Cassia Sokcho

Hospitality Net

Cassia Sokcho, a vibrant new addition to the Banyan Group’s portfolio, is delighted to welcome guests to an engaging and dynamic living experience. This marks the brand debut of the Cassia brand to Korea, coinciding with the Group’s celebration of its 30th anniversary. The brand, known for its connected living spaces and modern concepts, also operates in Bintan, Indonesia, and Phuket, Thailand.

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Announcing our new report: What Restaurant Employees Want

7 Shifts

We’ve got some exciting news to share. Our annual restaurant industry report is here, and it’s all about employees. Aptly named “What Restaurant Employees Want,” this report is built from the insights of more than 1,500 active restaurant employees and uncovers what truly matters to them in their work environment. Every year, we see the same challenges crop up for restaurant operators : hiring and retaining top talent.

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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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ARMA and Allara Learning Launch New Online Accredited Revenue and Yield Management Fundamentals Course

Hospitality Net

The Australian Revenue Management Association (ARMA), in collaboration with Allara Learning, is thrilled to announce the launch of a brand new, nationally accredited course in Revenue and Yield Management Fundamentals. This critical program addresses a skills gap in the hospitality and tourism industry, equipping professionals with the knowledge and expertise needed to optimise revenue streams and drive significant financial growth for their businesses.

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AHIP 2024: Tech, human touch a balancing act

Smart Brief Hospitality

Health care and society at large are in the midst of “a technological revolution with human connection,” and while that holds promise, if we aren’t careful and intentional, personal and doctor-patient relationships will get lost amid the advancements, Abraham Verghese , a physician, professor and author, told attendees at Day 2 of AHIP 2024 on Wednesday.

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The Luxury Collection Makes Its Grand Debut In Germany With The Opening Of Koenigshof, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Munich

Hospitality Net

Embracing the city’s rich heritage and vibrant culture, Koenigshof, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Munich offers an unparalleled blend of luxury hospitality and local authenticity.

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Gin Can Do Tropical, Too

EATER

6 easy tropical gin cocktail recipes to try, from a Mai Tai riff to tiki drinks like the Saturn and the Army and Navy.

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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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Bringing Virgin back to its roots, the luxury lifestyle hospitality brand – Virgin Hotels – announces Shoreditch as its London debut

Hospitality Net

Virgin Hotels, the luxury lifestyle hospitality brand by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, has announced its first London hotel to open on 1st August 2024 in the heart of Shoreditch.

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OTA and Direct Booking: Finding the Right Balance

Revenue Hub

On one side, you have OTAs (online travel agents) that are vital distribution partners to liquidate unsold inventory and put heads in beds. On the other side, you have the hotel’s direct channel, their website, which is the most profitable for online booking. NB: This is an article from Staah Subscribe to our weekly newsletter and stay up to date Establishing a better mix between OTAs vs.

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HotelRunner Joins MarketHub Europe by HBX Group as Platinum Sponsor

Hospitality Net

HotelRunner, the leading hospitality and travel technologies platform, will attend MarketHub Europe by HBX Group as the Platinum Sponsor. This year’s event will take place to explore “New Frontiers” in the travel industry and beyond from June 25 to 28, 2024, in Istanbul, where HotelRunner has been the undisputed market leader for over a decade.

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Conquering High Season: Direct Booking Strategies Hotels Need

Revenue Hub

The high season is fast approaching, and for hoteliers, this means a whirlwind of opportunities and challenges. The trick to not just surviving, but thriving during this busy period lies in mastering direct bookings. Direct bookings offer greater control, higher profitability, and stronger customer loyalty. NB: This is an article from Userguest , one of our Expert Partners Subscribe to our weekly newsletter and stay up to date Let’s dive into how you can tackle high-season challenges head-on, wi

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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.