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If you’re ever asked to list the features of a hotel room you simply cannot go without, it’s a fair bet that the bed, the bathroom, and the WiFi will be close to the top three. As an Englishman I’d probably put the kettle before the shower as tea always trumps personal hygiene but overall…

Marc Hediger is the CEO of Lanson Place Hospitality Management, and for those unfamiliar with the company, he is responsible for the overall expansion of Lanson Place, which currently manages  eleven luxury serviced apartments and hybrid hotels in Shanghai, Chengdu, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Hong Kong. The company has become renowned for its personalized luxury…

Just when you’ve got used to thinking of millennials as the youthful, tech-addicted, attention-span-challenged ‘Me Generation’ they’ve gone and changed. Some of them – those who came of age at the turn of the millennium and thus defined their cohort – have finally become responsible and productive members of society. Grumpy old-timers may beg to…

The OTAs are omnipresent, evil entities, sucking away your profits, your hopes, and your dreams. We know. But strangely, the OTAs don’t exactly see themselves in quite the same way. Far from perceiving themselves as the sneering villains to the hoteliers’ James Bond, they actually believe in enhancing your hotel’s distribution potential and delivering superior…

A simple proposition for an afternoon discussion at SEAHIS 2017 at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Bangkok: resorts are a significantly better financial investment than city hotels in SE Asia. The format was also straightforward: Neil Jacobs, CEO of Six Senses, and Bruce Bromley, CFO of Soneva would make the case for resorts; Paisit Kaenchan,…

It has long been the fate of hotel owners to stand alone in the face of myriad obstacles; in the hospitality hierarchy they are firmly at the bottom, exposed to all of the risk, yet typically the last to reap the rewards. Overtaxed, overcharged, and underappreciated – what can the lonely owner do to ease…

The South East Asia Hotel Investors’ Summit 2017 got underway on June 13th at the Dusit Thani in Bangkok with an all-female opening panel discussion moderated by Hotelintel.co founder Wimintra Jangnin. Answering the questions were Dawn Teo, Amara’s Director of Strategic Planning and Corporate Development; Sabine Schaffer, Managing Partner at Pro-invest; Jennifer Cronin, President of…

The annual Hotel Management Thailand Summit returned to the Banyan Tree Bangkok on 25 May, proving once again to provide an excellent opportunity for hoteliers to get together and discussion the burning issues of the day. While a range of topics were discussed throughout the day, including the latest technological innovations, the way trends from…

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