Up Close & Personal: Nehme Darwiche, A New Generation of Heirloom in Europe
Nehme Darwiche and I share a lot of things in common. We both are entrepreneurs, wearing many hats. I’m an editor in chief of my own magazine among the other businesses I
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72 Heritage Hotels in Asia Still in Operation
Article by Giovanni Angelini The past few months haven't treated the hotel industry kindly in Asia.  With a combination of political protests, chronic air quality issues and now the Coronavirus pandemic grinding international
Sustainable Travel, Climate Change on the Mind of Tourists
Findings of a survey conducted by STR's Tourism Consumer Insights team revealed the importance of sustainable tourism as well as the impact of climate change on traveler perception. The survey captured the views
A Revenue Leader’s Response in a Crisis: Business Practice
Hotel Operations
The rapid spread of the coronavirus from China and beyond has caused a rapid and sudden halt to tourism throughout Asia. Travel, as a form of luxury expenditure, is often one of the
Pragma Hospitality to Manage  349 Key Eastern Grand Palace Hotel Pattaya
Pragma Hospitality Co., Ltd has signed a management agreement with Eastern Grand Palace Co., Ltd to manage the 349 Key Eastern Grand Palace Hotel in Pattaya, Thailand. Located in Bang Lamung, only 3
Hilton Announces Signing Agreement to Open its Largest Hotel in Bangkok
Hilton announces the signing of a management agreement for its largest hotel in Bangkok yet. Together with real estate company, AP Prime Property Company Ltd., Hilton will convert the former Grand Ayudhaya Hotel
Marriott International Appoints Jim Scholefield as Chief Information And Digital Officer
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) today announced the appointment of Jim Scholefield as Chief Information and Digital Officer (CIDO), effective February 24. In this role, Scholefield will be responsible for leading all aspects
Five Ways to Create Exceptional Service for Your Guests
Without a doubt, hotels aim to impress their guests whichever way they can, from personalized embroidered pillowcases to Hermès toiletries. However, it takes a lot more than mere material gimmicks to make a
Outrigger Hospitality Group to Acquire Hawaii Island Resort
Outrigger Hospitality Group announced its acquisition of Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay, a 509-room property in a prime oceanfront location on the Island of Hawaii. The transaction is expected to
All the Solo Ladies: Women-Only Floors Turns into Women-Only Hotels
Solo travel has been trending in recent years, with many tourists choosing to fly half way across the world on their own to be immersed in exotic cultures. But traveling solo can sometimes
5 Reasons Why Using Hotel WiFi Is a Bad Idea
Hotel Operations
In this article we're going to look at five different risks that you face when using a hotel's WiFi system that could result in you losing money, data, privacy, and even your identity.
Ovolo Galvanizes Brand Under Wonder. Full.
Known for its quirkiness, 'Ovolo' and a branding agency 'THERE' are introducing a new wow factor for travelers under the banner of  'Wonder.Full.' “A major component of Ovolo’s brand evolution
Hotelier of the Month: Sanya Saengboon
Hotelier of the Month
With more than 40 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, Sanya Saengboon started working in this field at the age of just 17. Educated and trained at the Bristol Kempinski, Berlin, he has
Coronavirus Fallout: Preliminary  Report on Impact on Hotel Performance
Preliminary data and analysis from STRshows a hotel occupancy decline of 75% in Mainland China from 14-26 January 2020. Performance during the Chinese New Year holiday period was significantly worsened by the outbreak