News Archive: March 2018
Effective Ways of Waste Management in the Hotel Industry and Its Importance
Erich Lawson | March 29, 2018
By Erich Lawson Hotels are chief consumers of resources, and they immensely contribute to the generation of waste. In the era of Green Economy and green strategies recycling would benefit not only the environment but also the industry. It is essential for a hotel industry to have an effective waste management system which focuses on reducing waste, reusing useful materials and recycling them. Commercial processes tend to generate a lot of waste and require regular maintenance and expensive waste disposal. Importance of Waste Management in Hotels Waste management in hotels is important as it is getting increasingly difficult to dispose o...
Hotel Booking Trends and Technologies of 2018
Kacey Bradley | March 6, 2018
By Kacey Bradley With more and more lodging options becoming available, it's up to hotels to provide the best customer service they can. And, while that certainly includes the actual interactions between staff and clients, it also consists of the booking services your facility provides. Each year, this technology changes as the world advances — 2018 will be no different. In fact, the trends in booking have already begun to rise to the top. Here are six of them: 1. The Fall of TripAdvisor — and the Rise of Other Booking Sites Once upon a time, your hotel's reputation depended upon its star rating on TripAdvisor. The site allo...
The Future Business Model of Hospitality Brands
David Samson | March 20, 2018
By David Samson The fundamentals for the hospitality industry all point to growth. According to the UN's World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), international tourist arrivals are projected to increase by more than 3 percent a year to reach 1.8 billion by 2030, whilst the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) predicts that the hospitality industry will grow in value on average by 3.9 percent a year over the next 10 years to $11.5 trillion – just slightly less than China's entire economy today. At the same time, the industry is feeling nervous as the hospitality landscape undergoes a period of significant change. The entrance of te...
Is Your Marriott Hotel HSIA Brand Compliant?
Cloud5 Communications | March 1, 2018
Brand leaders have established HSIA standards and are requiring their properties to get compliant, ensuring positive stay experiences and higher guest scores. High-performing Internet access is the #1 demand/complaint from travelers. In other words, it is mission critical to your hotel's competitive performance. Brand leaders like Marriott know that when a guest selects one of its properties, they expect an optimal experience. One of these expectations is consistent, high-quality Internet service. And their satisfaction will show in your property's guest scores. Marriott developed and maintains Global Property Network Standards (GPNS) f...
Walton Street Capital Mexico to Transform the Former La Tranquila Resort in Punta de Mita, Mexico as Conrad Playa Mita
Conrad Hotels & Resorts | March 1, 2018
PUNTA DE MITA, Mexico — March 01, 2018 — Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton's (NYSE: HLT) global affluent hotel brand, today announces plans to redesign and reopen the former La Tranquila Resort in Punta de Mita, Mexico as Conrad Playa Mita in winter 2019. Following a multi-million dollar investment, the re-imagined property will welcome guests to an exclusive tropical oasis. "As one of the most popular tourism destinations in Latin America, Mexico continues to be a priority market in our regional growth plans," said Juan Corvinos, vice president, development, Latin America and the Caribbean, Hilton. "With the recent signin...
The Future of Technology, Content and the Hotel Guest Experience
Nikolay Malyarov | March 8, 2018
By Nikolay Malyarov To address one of the strategic priorities of the guest experience — access to quality content (e.g. newspapers and magazines) — PressReader partnered with Forbes Travel Guide to survey executives of hotels from around the world to gain insights into their plans for the future. Here are some of the highlights: According to Ben Peacock, founder of the sustainability and innovation company Republic of Everyone, millennials prioritize purpose and sustainability over financial rewards, "if companies fail to prove that they are sincere about environmental and social sustainability, they risk alienating th...
Fulcrum Hospitality LLC Completes Another Hotel Acquisition and Adds to Senior Leadership Team
Fulcrum Hospitality LLC | March 26, 2018
The Seattle Marriott Redmond Hotel marks Fulcrum's 11th acquisition, while Ellen Brown is the latest senior industry executive to join Fulcrum's team. New York, NY - March 27, 2018 – This morning, Fulcrum Hospitality LLC ("Fulcrum") announced the acquisition of the 262-room Seattle Marriott Redmond Hotel in Redmond, Washington, partnering with a fund managed by AllianceBernstein, L.P. Marriott International, Inc. will continue to operate the property. Fulcrum will also serve as asset manager of the hotel on behalf of the collective ownership group. "We are thrilled to be investing in a hotel strategically located in the heart of s...
Expanding Your Career Options Beyond Hospitality
Alan Massarsky | March 21, 2018
by Alan Massarsky Many upper management hospitality professionals who have spent their working lives in the field arrive at a stage in their careers when they wonder about the next step. Increasingly, companies outside the hospitality industry are seeking candidates with hotel backgrounds to bring their skills to fields as diverse as healthcare, fitness, and luxury residential management. Moving beyond a hotel environment presents certain challenges, but opens up numerous opportunities for career growth and greater achievement. To offer advice for hospitality professionals considering making career transitions, I've gathered some valuab...
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