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Driftwood General Managers Offer Tips to Help Hotels Weather Hurricane Season

Driftwood Hospitality Management | July 23, 2018

As 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Forecast; Improves, Driftwood Hospitality Management Urges Hotels to Remain Vigilant and Prepared North Palm Beach, Fla. – July 23, 2018 – Driftwood Hospitality Management (DHM), a North Palm Beach-based hotel management company that operates 51 hotels throughout the United States and Costa Rica, recently surveyed its general managers to gather hurricane preparedness insights in anticipation of the climax of hurricane season. "Unforeseen weather patterns require hotels to remain vigilant when it comes to the safety of guests and associates," said Michael Diaz, chief operating officer for Driftwood...

For the Best Results, Prepare Your Resort for the Worst

November 15, 2017

By Antonio Fungairiño For hotel and resort owners and operators across the Caribbean hurricanes, typhoons and other potential natural disasters are an unavoidable reality – and an essential part of the business equation. In fact, if they are not a core consideration in your operational plans, or if you are not experienced, focused, and relentless in the way that you prepare for them and recover, then your investments - and most importantly your guests - are in critical danger. When it comes to resorts in hurricane-prone locations, particularly beachfront properties, expertly-implemented disaster preparation and recovery pla...

How Hotels Can Mitigate the Digital Impact of Natural Disasters

Matt Tutt | October 17, 2017

By Matt Tutt With this year's Atlantic hurricane season being one of the 10 most active hurricane seasons on record (14 named storms and 8 hurricanes), combined with the devastating earthquakes in Mexico, the hotel industry in these affected areas have taken a serious hit—both physically through damage to their properties and financially through the loss of bookings. The Miami Herald reported that hotels in Miami-Dade were only 42 percent full between Sep 6 and 9, nearly 38% less than the same time last year. Tourism to Caribbean islands in the hurricane belt, whose islands experienced some of the worst damage, may take even longe...

Florida CRE Proves Resilient in Face of Hurricane Irma Due to Long-Term Preparation

CBRE Hotels | September 27, 2017

Florida's prime office and industrial markets reported minimal impact from Hurricane Irma—mainly temporary power outages, downed trees and minor leakage. Except for the Florida Keys and certain parts of Jacksonville, flood and wind damage to Florida retail properties was also minimal. Certain retail segments, such as building supplies, food and fuel, should see a significant uptick in sales in the coming months. Single-family residential properties bore the brunt of Hurricane Irma's destruction, particularly in the south, central and northeast regions of the state. As a result, demand for multifamily properties is expected...

Routines for Emergencies: 9 Ways Hotel Security Must Prepare Emergency Procedures

Mac Segal | September 13, 2017

By Mac Segal Fortunately for most hotels, emergencies rarely occur. Most security teams can usually rely on routine procedures. Unfortunately, emergencies do occur – and many hotel security teams are woefully unprepared to deal with them effectively. In this article, hotel security expert Mac Segal takes a hard look at emergency procedures, and how and why security managers must prepare them. Routine procedures are what security professionals spend most of their time performing. By far. Let's face it: Most days are routine, thankfully, and emergencies are rare. It's therefore no wonder that security teams focus on routine,...

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