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Oriental Residence BKK(3)

 TripAdvisor®announced the launch of Storyboard, a new photo tool that makes it easy for managers to blend together their best photos and top reviews into a promotional preview of their accommodation that engages potential guests on TripAdvisor. Storyboard takes the place of a static photo on the property’s listing page. It is created from the…

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Jorge Carlos Smith was born in Mozambique, with ancestral roots in Macau. He graduated Hotel Management from Huddersfield University. Landed his first job at THF Hotels in London and the Algarve then moved to Mandarin Oriental Macau and Hotel Bela Vista and remained in Macau for 10 years. Now, he is the General Manager at Hard Rock…

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The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR), today announced its entry into luxury yachting and cruises – bringing the award-winning luxury hotel brand’s service and timeless style to sea. Created by The Ritz-Carlton and maritime experts Douglas Prothero and Lars Clasen, in collaboration with funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management,…

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Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) today announced a partnership to support Asian University for Women (AUW).  Starting this year the partnership will see over 50 Marriott volunteers serve as mentors to AUW students, and six AUW students will be given the chance to experience working with Marriott in Hong Kong and locations across south Asia, gaining personal experience…

Ota punch hotels

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…

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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,…

Simon Allison, Chairman of HOFTEL

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…

Wimintra Jangnin, Jennifer Cronin, Dawn Teo, Anchalika Kijkanakorn

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…

Mr Gavin M. Faull, Chairman and President of Swiss-Belhotel International

Mr Gavin M. Faull, Chairman and President of Swiss-Belhotel International recently spoke at the annual Strategic Occupancy AUS & NZ 2017 conference in Sydney which took place from 29-31 May. While offering his insights on innovative strategies to increase the daily rates of hotels in Australasia, Mr. Faull said, “Swiss-Belhotel understands the myriad opportunities on…

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