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Luxury hotels and a ‘sense of place’: Brand identity and experiences

Hospitality Net

In the second article in this three-part series exploring luxury hotels and how a ‘sense of place’ help differentiate a luxury hotel and build loyalty, Suzanne Godfrey, consultant and lecturer in luxury and luxury hospitality, examines how the brand’s identity can elevate the hotel experience and create a unique sense of place.

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What Happened to the Trivago Guy?

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Will AI replace the Tim Williams (Trivago Guy) and William Shatner (the Priceline Negotiator) types? Could be. Trivago, meanwhile, is already testing a second AI-infused commercial.

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Sonesta Opens Signature Inn Winnemucca

Lodging

NEWTON, Massachusetts—Sonesta International Hotels Corporation announced the opening of the Signature Inn Winnemucca located in Winnemucca, Nevada. The 40-room, upper-economy hotel offers guests proximity to the Winnemucca Golf Course, Humboldt Museum, and the casinos, and is located close to Interstate 80. “The conversion of the Signature Inn Winnemucca, the latest of several Signature Inn properties expected to open this year, is part of the rapid growth of Sonesta’s portfolio,” said Keith Pie

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Pier One Sydney Harbour opts for ‘relaxed’ approach in new seafood restaurant

Hotel Management

Pier One Sydney Harbour will open the doors of a new harbourside restaurant, Pier Dining, next week, on Wednesday May 1. Replacing The Gantry restaurant, Pier Dining will offer a seafood-driven menu in a relaxed and approachable setting. “For the past eight years, Pier One Sydney Harbour has led with fine-dining degustation and chef-selection menus,” said Pier One Sydney Harbour General Manager, Kim Mahaffy.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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Minor Hotels Tracks Path to Net Zero with Positive Results in Annual Sustainability Report

Hospitality Net

Minor Hotels has made significant strides towards net zero, achieving year-on-year reductions in energy, carbon emission and water intensities, while cutting its organic waste to landfill by more than a quarter, according to its newly released global 2023 Sustainability Report.

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Skift Research Scraped 20,000 Google Hotel Listings: Here’s What We Found

Skift Blog

Skift Take: We web-scraped 20k+ hotels listed on Google across the U.S., Europe, Asia and Middle East to understand which online travel agencies and direct sites compete for bookings in Google's sponsored and organic listings.

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Sales Coaching DNA: A Critical Component to Achieving Sales Team Excellence

Anthony Cole Training

DNA is a molecule called deoxyribonucleic acid, which contains the biological instructions that make each species unique. So, what makes up the very unique and coveted Sales DNA? Is there a genetic code for successful sales managers and if so, wouldn’t every company like to crack that code?

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BLLA’s Inaugural Retreat with Conscious Souls of Hospitality in Ibiza: A Deep Dive into Regenerative Wellness and Sustainability

Hospitality Net

The Boutique Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA) is proud to announce the successful completion of its first retreat in collaboration with Conscious Souls of Hospitality. Held in the stunning locale of Ibiza, Spain, from April 7 to 11, this event marked a significant fusion of spirituality and hospitality, focusing on the root of authentic wellness.

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Michelin Awards 124 U.S. Luxury Hotels New Key Ratings

Skift Blog

Skift Take: New York and California dominated in the top "key" category with Michelin's new U.S. hotel ratings. Maybe it's time to take a trip to wine country.

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Accor Releases Q1 2024 Results

Lodging

The first quarter of 2024 demonstrated the hotel demand in all Accor Group regions and segments. Operating performance indicators (RevPAR and portfolio growth) are trending positively, and the group has continued to manage its balance sheet in line with its commitments. Sébastien Bazin, chairman and CEO of Accor, said, “In this first quarter, marked by the group’s return in CAC 40, Accor once again delivered a solid performance, increasing revenue in all regions, notably in […]

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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

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Hyatt survey reveals neurodivergent traveler needs

Hotel Business

One in every four individuals in the U.S. has a sensory need or an invisible disability according to KultureCity , including those with autism spectrum disorder, dyslexia and attention-deficit disorder. With more than 90% of neurodivergent individuals and caregivers of neurodivergent individuals in the U.S. planning to travel at least one night this year, a new survey led by Hyatt finds hotels can make their travel journeys, from pre-arrival to checkout, more seamless and inclusive.

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AT Worthy Technology, Inc. Appoints Terence Ronson as Strategic Advisor to Bolster Digital Initiatives

Hospitality Net

AT Worthy Technology, Inc., renowned for its pioneering Digital Worthiness Rating system, proudly announces the appointment of Terence Ronson as Strategic Advisor. Ronson is celebrated for his impactful contributions to technology integration within the hospitality and senior living sectors.

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IndiGo Takes Next Step in Reaching Global Ambitions – Will It Work? 

Skift Blog

Skift Take: India’s largest airline has taken the next logical step in its growth story by ordering a sizeable number of widebody aircraft. Combined with the A321XLR, the A350-900 will give the airline the ability to connect people from India to the world.

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An Inside Look at Mattresses: Delving Into the Technology Prior to Procurement

Lodging

A high-quality mattress promotes the restful sleep that is one of the fundamental offerings of the hotel industry. But even top-tier mattresses eventually need replacing, and at that point procurement will need to investigate the products in the ever-evolving bedding market. Given the variety of products in terms of price point and features, it’s best to start this exploration well before the warranty expires on the hotel’s current mattresses, advised David Wiles, director of Tempur […] Th

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A Buyer’s Guide to Future-Proofing Your Restaurant Tech Stack

The race to 100% digital is on. With the restaurant industry still in the early innings of its digital transformation, brands need an airtight strategy when it comes to building out their tech stack. Download the buyer’s guide to learn where to prioritize your efforts and get the most out of every investment.

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Does the fate of tourism hinge on land use?

eHotelier

Even if well intentioned, land use regulations can negatively impact the growth and competitiveness of small tourism and hospitality enterprises through increased risk, lower financial performance, and unclear legality.

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STR Weekly Insights: 7-13 April 2024

Hospitality Net

Similar to the previous week, U.S. hotel performance ending 13 April 2024 reflected an easy comparison to Easter last year and the impact of the solar eclipse. Revenue per available room (RevPAR) rose 5.8% driven by nearly equal gains in occupancy and average daily rate (ADR). However, the growth was not equally distributed across all days of the week.

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Thousands of Canary Islands Residents Protest ‘Overtourism’

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Thousands of fed-up residents took to the streets of Tenerife. Activists want a new tourism model that puts locals first. But businesses seek sustained growth from a tourism sector that drives about a third of the local economy.

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Lodging Econometrics: U.S. Hotel Construction Pipeline Shows Robust Growth

Lodging

As seen in the Q1 2024 U.S. Hotel Construction Pipeline Trend Report from Lodging Econometrics (LE), at the end of the first quarter, there were 6,065 projects with 702,990 rooms in the pipeline. This new all-time high represents a 9 percent year-over-year (YOY) increase in projects and a 7 percent YOY increase in rooms compared to last year. The details can be seen directly within the stages of the pipeline, which all saw YOY growth […] The post Lodging Econometrics: U.S.

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Beyond The Meeting Room: Luxury Magazine Resource

Escape into a world of luxury and dive into the future of tech, fun takes on the American pastime, and many inspirational individuals. With engaging reports on fashion, food, travel, finance, sports, and more, download now and enjoy the read!

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An Interview with the Pioneers of 21 House of Stories - By Beatrice Odelli

Hotel News Resource

Article - An Interview with the Pioneers of 21 House of Stories - By Beatrice Odelli - 21 House of Stories: Revolutionizing Hospitality by Embracing Emerging Trends and Future Challenges

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Pulsar Media launches custom generative AI tool to enhance multi-industry content creation

Hospitality Net

Pulsar Media, the Geneva-based agency specialized in corporate communications, crisis management, and thought leadership, today announced the launch of Typr, a unique generative AI tool designed to improve and accelerate content creation for communication professionals and thought leaders. Typr harnesses 15 years of multi-industry sector expertise , offering productivity enhancements for businesses.

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Wyndham Pushes Premium Strategy After Fending Off Choice’s Hostile Bid

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Wyndham wants to retain its stronghold in economy lodging while expanding into higher-end properties that generate larger franchise fees. The company saw a swift increase in development deal signings after rival Choice Hotels abandoned its hostile takeover attempt last month.

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Hilton Reports Q1 2024 Results

Lodging

MCLEAN, Virginia—Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. reported its first quarter 2024 results. Highlights from the first quarter include: The post Hilton Reports Q1 2024 Results appeared first on LODGING Magazine.

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ABM Evolution: How Top Marketers Are Using Account-Based Strategies

In times of economic uncertainty, account-based strategies are essential. According to several business analysts and practitioners, ABM is a necessity for creating more predictable revenue. Research shows that nearly three-quarters of marketers (74%) already have the resources needed to build successful ABM programs.

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Wyndham reaches pipeline room record in Q1

Hotel Business

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts , for the first quarter ended March 31, reported that global RevPAR grew 1% in constant currency and ancillary revenues grew 8% compared to the first quarter of 2023. The company’s development pipeline consists of nearly 2,000 hotels and approximately 243,000 rooms, an all-time record for the latter. “We’re thrilled to announce another strong quarter of progress in our executions, openings, franchisee retention and net room growth around the world,” said Geoff

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2024 solar eclipse drove hotel performance records across markets in path of totality

Hospitality Net

The total solar eclipse on Monday, 8 April may have darkened cities across Mexico, the U.S., and Canada, but you may want to grab your eclipse glasses once again in preparation for how much the event brightened performance.

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Venice Launches Tourist Entry Fee: 6 Facts to Know

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Venice is likely the first city to charge a fee to access its central area. Using entry fees, Venice is testing a system to manage tourist flows.

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Driftwood Capital Secures Refinancing for Sheraton Park City Hotel

Lodging

PARK CITY, Utah—Driftwood Capital announced it secured $33 million in refinancing for the Sheraton Park City hotel in Park City, Utah, a 200-key hotel situated near ski trails, training facilities, and year-round outdoor amenities. Berkadia South Florida’s Managing Directors Michael Weinberg and Scott Wadler, along with their team members Alec Fox and Edmund Aramayo, arranged the five-year, fixed-rate CMBS loan through Goldman Sachs Bank USA. “The hotel, with its extensive meeting space co

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Preventing Employee Burnout in Restaurants & Hospitality: An Integrated Approach

Speaker: Lissa Bowen - Chief People + Culture Officer, Full Course Executive Director, Full Course Foundation

Employee burnout is a pervasive issue in the fast-paced and demanding restaurant industry, resulting in decreased productivity, high turnover rates, and compromised mental well-being. Effectively addressing this challenge requires a comprehensive approach that combines conventional management techniques, insights from neuroscience, and stress management strategies.

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Spain’s Labor Day holiday triggers 34% jump in hotel bookings

SiteMinder

Barcelona, Spain – Spanish hotel bookings have jumped 34% ahead of the upcoming Labor Day holiday, compared to the same period last year. This is according to the latest figures from SiteMinder, the name behind the only software platform that unlocks the full revenue potential of hotels. Compared to 2022, hotel booking momentum has grown 55%, as travellers take the opportunity to secure a five-day weekend.

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Minor Hotels Unifies Global Corporate Identity with NH Hotel Group Rebranded to Minor Hotels Europe & Americas

Hospitality Net

NH Hotel Group, part of Minor Hotels, will now operate as Minor Hotels Europe & Americas following a vote by NH Hotel Group’s shareholders to change the company’s registered name at its Annual General Meeting held last Friday.

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AirAsia Group: Capital A Gets Set to Pull Its Airlines Into One Entity

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Two days ago, Tony Fernandes announced that he’s putting retirement aside for the next five years. On Thursday he announced AirAsia Move’s plans to be the biggest OTA in Southeast Asia and a day later, he’s talking about his ambition to position AirAsia as the largest low-cost airline group in Asia.

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Red Roof Names Zack Garib As President; Fouad Malouf to Newly Created Position Of COO

Lodging

Red Roof®, an award-winning leader in the lodging industry, has named hotel industry veteran Zack Gharib as President, effective immediately. Gharib brings more than two decades of senior management experience in franchising, operations and brand management with companies such as Marriott, Vacasa, LaQuinta by Wyndham and Highgate Homes. He is widely regarded as a hospitality management innovator, having created and launched award-winning development, strategic planning and franchise operations p

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ABM Success Recipe: Mastering the Crawl, Walk, Run Approach

Shifting to an account-based marketing (ABM) strategy can be both exciting and challenging. Well-implemented ABM motions build engagement with high-value accounts and drive impactful campaigns that resonate with your audience. But where do you begin, and how do you progress from crawling to running? Watch now as Demand Gen experts delve into the essentials of each stage of the ABM process.