Adam and Larry Mogelonsky | February 7, 2024
By Adam Mogelonsky, Larry Mogelonsky Renovations are necessary, but so is controlling expenses. This can often lead to value-engineering where every element needs a quantifiable justification towards revenue performance. And yet, hotels don’t quite work that way. Even as data scientists, revenue managers and the like extol their metrics as the be-all and end-all of operational success, true hospitality nevertheless perseveres as an artform. The lobby is one such area where emotions run high and there’s no clear line between capex and profit. Numerous properties that are already in, or aspire to be in, the hospitality hall of fame ha...
Frank Pitsikalis | August 29, 2023
By Frank Pitsikalis What one guest considers as “luxury” is different from another and for that reason, luxury hotels must offer their guests a variety of choices mapped to their individual preferences to deliver a hyper-personalized luxury experience. Choice is critical for today’s luxury travelers – choice of where to travel, where to stay, what kind of experience they wish to have, and how they want to interact with a property. As noted in a recent EHL Insights article, We keep defining the word luxury but ultimately it has to be defined by the customer. While the level of service, convenience, and attention rank high on th...
Spicer Mansion | July 11, 2016
Just a short walk from historic downtown Mystic's main street is a completely different destination: the all-new, intimate Spicer Mansion, now open and taking reservations for summer and beyond. Originally built in 1853 by Captain Elihu Spicer, the Mansion has been reborn as the first boutique luxury hotel in Mystic, with eight luxuriously-appointed guest accommodations. As the smallest and most intimate of the OHMCollection hotels, Spicer Mansion is an exclusive haven for hotel guests and diners seeking a gourmet experience. "People who come to Mystic have often travelled extensively, experienced the best of everything, and have e...
Onni Group | April 27, 2015
Following the success of its LEVEL Furnished Living flagship in Vancouver, Canada, Onni Group – a leading Vancouver-based real estate developer – announces the debut of LEVEL Furnished Living in Downtown Los Angeles' South Park District. The area's only luxury development of its kind specializing in short-term stays, long-term stays and vacation rentals, LEVEL Furnished Living is a $200 million, 33-story tower with one-, two- and three-bedroom fully furnished suites that range from 710 - 2,035 square feet. LEVEL Furnished Living Downtown Los Angeles is now accepting reservations for bookings beginning June 15, 2015. "Demand for luxu...
HVS | February 4, 2015
February 4 2015, London: Rome, one of Europe's most historical and cultural cities, looks set to be one of the next hotspots for hotel investors drawn by improvements to the city's luxury hotel market and recent transaction activity. A new report from global hotel consultancy HVS highlights the fact that demand from the US, Far East and the Middle East for luxury accommodation is expected to grow, coupled with gradual improvements in the Italian economy. This, along with new and refurbished supply in the city's luxury segment, will serve to encourage further investment activity and ultimately boost achieved room rates. Average rates amo...
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