Don’t go higher than the fifth floor and avoid staying near the lobby: The safest hotel rooms during a terror attack revealed

  A leading security expert has offered his advice on which rooms to avoid Guests should stay on the second to fifth floors, away from the lobby The room shouldn’t be near any other public areas, including restaurants  Tourists should carry a fully charged phone with access to a local network  Pack a doorstop and […]

Marriott International Reaffirms Its Commitment To Acquire Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide; Says Its Signed Deal Provides Greater Long-Term Value For Starwood Stockholders

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) today reaffirmed its commitment to acquire Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT), confident that the previously announced amended merger agreement is the best course for both companies. The combined company will offer stockholders significant equity upside and greater long-term value driven by a larger global footprint, wider choice of brands […]

StayWell announces its first Saudi Arabia Property – Park Regis Makkah

Australia’s largest privately owned hotel management company StayWell Hospitality Group (SWHG) today announced the signing of a management agreement to open and operate the company’s first Park Regis properties in Makkah Saudi Arabia. Expected to open in the second quarter of 2018, the remarkable two hotels boast 286 and 344 guest rooms respectively (630 rooms […]

Signa and Hyatt Announce Plans for an Andaz Hotel in Vienna

Following the successful opening of Park Hyatt Vienna, Andaz Am Belvedere Vienna will be the second collaboration between SIGNA and Hyatt. “The great success we’ve seen with Park Hyatt Vienna is further evidence that Hyatt is the right brand for us”, said Christoph Stadlhuber, CEO of SIGNA Holding. “Our work together will highlight both of […]

5 Hospitality Jobs You Never Knew Existed

First, I apologise for the click-baity title. The truth is it should have read 5 Hospitality Jobs I Never Knew Existed, but that’s the title of the world’s least interesting confession. And now we’re all stuck here together, and the only way to get out is to go forward. But there is something to be […]

How the Founder of Four Seasons Stumbled Into the Hotel Business

Once an architect, Isadore Sharp is an unlikely leader in the hotel business. Isadore Sharp knew nothing about the hospitality industry when he started building hotels in 1961. But he had an instinct for what customers wanted and the willingness to go to great lengths to get it for them. To achieve the quietest rooms, […]

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  • 6 Geofencing Benefits for Your Business

    6 Geofencing Benefits for Your Business

    Geofencing is a new technology that enables businesses to directly market to consumers based on their location. This technology is taking advantage of the boom in mobile device usage. However, as part of a robust marketing plan, geofencing’s benefits go beyond placing an advertisement on a person’s cell phone. It Makes Your Ads Personal The […]

  • RoamingAround ‘Location Based Marketing’ A Finalist for EyeforTravel’s ‘Best Mobile Travel Solution’ Award

    RoamingAround ‘Location Based Marketing’ A Finalist for EyeforTravel’s ‘Best Mobile Travel Solution’ Award

    Identified as a ‘Top 3 Technology for 2016,’ RoamingAround’s Location Based Marketing Platform is enabling hoteliers to be aware of guests’ physical locations to add more personalized service in real time RoamingAround’s Location Based Marketing solution was recently announced as a finalist for “Best Mobile Travel Solution” 2016 at EyeforTravel’s Mobile & Innovation in Travel […]

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  • Intrapreneurs are the Lifeblood of a Hotel

    Intrapreneurs are the Lifeblood of a Hotel

    Up until Julius Caesar reformed the calendar that would become the one we use today, the Roman year began in the month of March, named after their god of war, Mars. And to do their god proud, March was a time for preparations, for movement and for action. With spring now upon us, it is […]

  • Hotel Business: Behind the Magnuson Brand

    Hotel Business: Behind the Magnuson Brand

    While you won’t find the home-crafted enterprise created by Tom and Melissa Magnuson on Etsy, it is doing a robust business online nonetheless, attracting hoteliers who, for 13 years – and counting – have searched for what the duo describes as “the low-cost alternative to hotel franchising.” The Magnusons – she is chairman, he is […]

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  • Bored of drinking booze? Don’t worry, because there’s a new London cocktail bar that lets you inhale it

    At London’s latest pop-up, you don’t even have to lift a finger to get drunk. That’s how far we’ve come. Instead of drinking your pricey cocktail, you can now inhale it. The idyllic sounding Alcoholic Architecture ‘walk-in cloud bar’ is the brainchild of food scientists Bompas and Parr, and offers a ‘fully immersive alcohol environment’. Spirits […]

  • The Savoy Cocktail Book [Infographic]

    The Savoy Cocktail Book [Infographic]

    The American Bar at the Savoy Hotel, London, holds a place as one of the most influential locations in the history of the cocktail making. Published in 1930, The Savoy Cocktail Book features not only an extensive record of cocktails enjoyed at London’s Savoy, but also a fascinating selection of art deco illustrations that showcase […]

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