Top 25 : Nov 2013

12 Hottest Food & Beverage Trends For Restaurants And Hotel Dining For 2014 + 30 Buzzwords

November 5, 2013

by Michael WhitemanConsultants Baum+Whiteman say that concepts of luxury thread through top dining trends: tasting menus running $1,000 for two, haute...

New “Tipping” Rules for 2014: Are you ready?

November 12, 2013

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 12 November 2013 Hotel Lawyer with some tips for employers...

Bearded Hotel Staffers Don’t Cut It With Guests, Says New Cornell Study

November 5, 2013

Ithaca, NY, November 5, 2013 - The results of a study of guests’ reactions to hotel employees’ appearance were mostly what you might expect. The...

How Airbnb Is Crushing Traditional Hotel Brands

November 27, 2013

by Vikram SinghIn April, I wrote one of my first ever articles about Airbnb’s impact on the hotel industy. It started as a response to the Euromonitor report...

Analysis of Over One Million Online Comments Reveal Travelers’ Most Mentioned Hotel Rants & Raves

November 19, 2013

TrustYou Data Reveals Service, Cleanliness, Food, Room Size, Price, Bed & Bathroom Are Mirror Image of Top Compliments & Complaints & Many Are One...

2013 Best Beach Hotels in the U.S. and Hawaii: Affordable & Luxury Beach Hotels All Make the Grade

November 18, 2013

According to Traveler Reviews, Florida and the East Coast are the preferred destinations for U.S. mainland beach goers, while luxury properties across the...

Pricing in a Social World by Kelly A McGuire, PhD and Breffni M Noone, PhD

November 7, 2013

The price transparency afforded by the advent of the OTAs changed the way that hotels think about pricing.  Social media and online reviews are driving...

Charlie Trotter 1959-2013: Chicago’s Revolutionary Chef Found Dead in Home

Mark Caro | Chicago Tribune | November 6, 2013

Nov. 06--Before there was "Top Chef," "MasterChef" or "Iron Chef," before chefs were multimedia celebrities who could monetize their volcanic personalities,...

Flip.to Awarded Most Innovative and People’s Choice at World Travel Market 2013

November 12, 2013

New York — November 13, 2013 — Flip.to, the brand advocate platform for the global hospitality industry, was awarded the Most Innovative Stand and the...

Ace Hotel Founder, Alex Calderwood, Dies at Age 47

November 18, 2013

The Ace put out a statement on their blog that simply said: Yesterday Alex Calderwood passed away. Alex was our teacher, mentor, guru and most importantly our...

Noble Acquires Two Arizona Hotels; Both Assets to Receive Substantial Enhancements Toward Rebranding

November 5, 2013

ATLANTA, Nov. 5, 2013 -- Noble Investment Group ("Noble") today announced the acquisition of two Arizona hotels, the Windmill Suites Hotel Tucson at the...

Be Exceptional…Regardless of the work environment by Bryan Williams

November 13, 2013

Some people don't like where they work…at all. They may even despise who they report to. And since their work environment is so "toxic", they choose to...

Interactive Online Advent Calendar Offers Daily Tips for Hoteliers Leading into 2014

November 27, 2013

TrustYou gets festive with interactive 'Advent calendar' campaign, providing daily travel and hospitality insights throughout December. Dallas, TX and Munich,...

Pool Lift Litigation Proliferates. Why Enterprise-Wide Compliance is the Best Solution

November 8, 2013

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 8 November 2013 It has been almost a year since the...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 116: Hotel History: Lucerne Hotel; Quote of the Month; My New Book

November 26, 2013

By Stanley Turkel, CMHS, ISHC 1.  Hotel History: Lucerne Hotel One of the most beautiful hotels on New York's upper west side is the Lucerne Hotel which...

Glorietta Bay Inn Wins Prestigious Best Guest Relations Award For A Second Year In A Row

November 25, 2013

Coronado, California, November 25, 2013 – Glorietta Bay Inn is pleased to announce that it has been recognized with the prestigious...

Four Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels Achieve Condé Nast Traveler’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards

November 22, 2013

Bardessono, Villas of Grand Cypress & Willows Lodge All Honored with Condé Nast Traveler's 2013 Readers' Choice Awards The Woodlands (Houston), Texas,...

Radisson Launches the Hotel Industry’s First Mobile Game to Simulate Real-Life Hotel Management

November 6, 2013

November 6, 2013 - Radisson® has taken the combination of hotel and technology to the next level with the recent launch of its new mobile game, Rad Hotel by...

Investment Consortium Acquires New York’s Helmsley Park Lane Hotel for $660 Million

November 26, 2013

New York - November 26, 2013 - An investment consortium led by The Witkoff Group, and majority backer Jynwel Capital and its investors ("Jynwel Capital"),...

Today’s Modern Guests Want Life Experiences Not Luxuries - Hotels Must Adapt, Urges HVS London Study

November 19, 2013

19 November 2013 - Hotels are in danger of failing to adapt to a new breed of guest whose needs and demands are entirely different to those of previous...

Hoteliers Gather in New York on Heels of IHMRS for Pegasus Solutions World of Distribution Event

November 15, 2013

NEW YORK (November 15, 2013) – Key hoteliers gathered at Google’s New York location on Thursday for Pegasus Solutions’ World of Distribution Event. On...

HeBS Digital Wins Big with Eight HSMAI Adrian Awards

November 20, 2013

HeBS Digital has been recognized for excellence in hospitality digital marketing by receiving eight HSMAI Adrian awards, including three Gold Awards. The HSMAI...

Canyon Ranch SpaClub Splits with The Homestead by Bernard Burt

November 27, 2013

Launched last summer, the Canyon Ranch SpaClub at Virginia's historic Homestead Resort will cease operations December 1 as a result of rebranding planned by...

Europe Sees Highest Level of Hotel Transactions Since 2007, Says HVS London

November 1, 2013

With three quarters of the year now completed, 2013 continues on track to record the highest level of European hotel sales since 2007, although with momentum...

Vacant Trump Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, FL Gets Buyer, Could Finally Open

Larry Barszewski | Sun Sentinel | November 11, 2013

Nov. 08--FORT LAUDERDALE -- For years, the once-named Trump International hotel has symbolized the recession, a vacant monolith mired in bankruptcy and...

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