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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...

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...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 115; Hotel History: The Harvard Club of New York; Quote of the Month

November 14, 2013

By Stanley Turkel, CMHS, ISHC 1.  Hotel History: The Harvard Club of New York*The Harvard Club of New York at 27 West 44th Street was originally built in...

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...

Choice Hotels’ Ascend Hotel Collection Welcomes 634-room Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel and Casino

November 11, 2013

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 11, 2013 -- Ascend Hotel Collection from Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest hotel companies, adds...

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

November 12, 2013

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

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

November 12, 2013

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

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 study,...

Pekah Hotels & Hilton Enter Agreement to Open 313-room Hilton Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia in 2015

November 11, 2013

November 11, 2013 - SABAH, Malaysia and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide today signed an agreement with Pekah Hotels Sdn. Bhd. to manage Hilton Kota Kinabalu in...

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...

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 8 November 2013 It has been almost a year since the...

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 in the Same...

How We Can Get Consumers to Book on DMO Websites

November 18, 2013

by Ashwin Kamlani This past year, the discussion of booking engines on Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) sites came up very often in conferences...

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...

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,...

Nobody Asked Me, But…No. 114; Hotel History: The Ansonia Hotel; Quote of the Month; My New Book

November 4, 2013

By Stanley Turkel, CMHS, ISHC1.  Hotel History: The Ansonia Hotel*  The Ansonia Hotel was built as a luxury apartment hotel on the upper west side of...

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,...

New Book Available from Educational Institute Shares Stories of Century-Old Hotels

November 13, 2013

Lansing, Michigan, November 2013-The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (EI) has added a new book from author Stanley Turkel, CMHS, ISHC, to its...

Go Hard on Soft Service Skills by Roberta Nedry

November 26, 2013

In today's world, a lot of times we think HARD is better. Work hard! Play hard! Drive a hard bargain! Hard may mean strength such as "hard as a...

Maestro ResWave2 Maximizes Online Group Revenue for Independents; Increases Upsell and Bookings

November 20, 2013

Savvy Hoteliers Leverage Mobile Friendly ResWave and Custom Branded Landing Pages to Drive Direct Group Bookings, Boost Conversions; Impresses Meeting Planners...

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,...

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...

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...

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