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IHG ANA Hotels Group Japan and Yokohama Grand InterContinental Co. Setting Sail in Yokohama With New InterContinental Hotel

May 31, 2019

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) has announced InterContinental Yokohama Pier 8 will open its doors to guests in November 2019 in the Minato Mirai area of Yokohama. The franchise agreement was made by IHG's domestic operating company, IHG ANA Hotels Group Japan (Head office: UK, Japan: Tokyo; CEO: Hans Heijligers) and Yokohama Grand InterContinental Co., Ltd. (Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture Nishi-ku Minato Mirai 1-1-1, President and Representative Director: Azuma Umemura). InterContinental Yokohama Pier 8 will be built on the premises of the 'Yokohama Hammer Head Project' which is developed by SHINKO PIER CRUISE TERMINAL Co.,Lt...

Does Your AV Services Provider Like Working for Your Hotel?

Jeff Loether | May 30, 2019

5 tips to creating a mutually beneficial working environment By Jeff Loether Outsourcing audiovisual services is a viable option for many hotels. In addition to lowering operational and labor costs, it ensures that your guests receive professional equipment and support. While the provider will handle most of the day-to-day responsibilities, the hotel should still plan and budget for the service and maintenance of any built-in AV systems and infrastructure. This will allow the AV services provider to deliver services as efficiently as possible, creating a win for them, you and your guests. If outsourcing is the business model that be...

Outsourcing Audiovisual Equipment Has Its Advantages

Jeff Loether | May 29, 2019

10 reasons to leverage the skillset of a technology-savvy AV services team By Jeff Loether Outsourcing audiovisual equipment is by far the dominant model in the hotel industry, especially in large hotels that cater to convention business. It is also the norm in standard business hotels that cater to group and local business meetings, as well as social business on the weekends. For self-operated hotels, however, outsourcing is not be as prevalent. These properties are typically smaller in size and cater to the small, executive level meetings market as they do not typically have expansive meeting spaces. These hotels have ownership suppo...

The Rise of Nomadism and How Travel and Hospitality Are Responding

David Ryan | May 13, 2019

By David Ryan "The question you should be asking isn't, "What do I want?" or "What are my goals?" but "What would excite me?" Tim Ferriss Like the overall theme in Tim Ferriss's best seller "The 4 Hour Work Week", more and more people are becoming dissatisfied with spending their lives seemingly stuck in one place, working at the same job for years, while yearning for true experiences that connect deep in their soul. Following the great recession of 2008 and the increased effect of globalization, more and more people have the opportunity to combine travel and work. Who wouldn't want the chance to combine travelling, working, meeting new...

How Hotels Are Meeting the Demand for Quality Meeting Space

JLL Real Views | May 9, 2019

Whether they're hosting a conference for 300 out-of-town guests or an away-day for a 30-strong team from a local company, hotel meeting and event spaces are in high-demand. The global market for meetings and events is currently growing at seven percent per year, in turn driving up prices for meeting space across North America, Asia, and Europe. Yet not all facilities are in the same league. As hotels look to gain the edge in winning new and repeat business, many are considering how they can modernize, refresh or add to their meeting and events spaces to extend their appeal to companies and business travelers. "Tired, old facilities won'...

Blue Flag Acquires The Roberts Collection in Nantucket, Partnering With Life House on Management and Restoration

Life House Hotels | May 2, 2019

NANTUCKET, Mass., May 2, 2019 -- Local real estate firm Blue Flag Partners ("Blue Flag") has acquired The Roberts Collection, partnering with award-winning Life House hotel group on the management and future restoration of the historic, 58-room boutique hotel. Life House has taken over management of The Roberts Collection through the summer 2019 season, and in partnership with Blue Flag's in-house development, branding and construction teams will debut a transformed lifestyle hotel with multiple food and beverage concepts in the spring of 2020. This is the first collaboration between NYC-based Life House and Blue Flag, whi...

Your Outdated Venue Management Technology Costs You More Than You Think

Lauren Hall | May 2, 2019

By Lauren Hall, Founder & CEO, iVvy The digital era that we find ourselves in can be viewed from two perspectives – one in which companies are inspired by the new possibilities of the digital revolution and one in which technological investment is an overly costly expenditure. Technology seems to be on a fast-track to evolution, meaning platforms that emerged just a few short years ago could already become obsolete by the newer, updated solutions of today. While this is the reality of the progressive age we live in (and the ongoing influence of modern consumer demand), companies far too often fall into the trap of focusing on ...

New Research Study Explores Trends to Meet Consumer of the Future Needs

IHG | April 29, 2019

The end of room types, robots at the concierge and achieving 'cult status': new Amadeus-IHG research asks if this is the future of hospitality? New research study, Drivers of Change in Hospitality, explores the changes we can expect as guest insight, technology optimization and the ability to hyper-personalize take effect. Informed by over 7,500 consumers worldwide and industry experts, the study identifies three trends that the sector must respond to meet the needs of the consumer of the future. Traditional room types have been around forever - single, double, twin, suite or family room. It's a tried and tested format, beloved by hotel...


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