Graeme Kay
Graeme Kay is a British mathematician and writer who has been based in Bangkok for over fifteen years. He has also worked in Japan, Serbia and Poland and enjoys traveling extensively.
I Don’t Know How I Could Get Into Hotels If I Wanted To
Hotel Operations
There is no shortage of young talent available, but most are looking for secure positions in fields and companies that will earn parental approval. Are you starting to miss the old problems you
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Are Branded Residences the Future of Hospitality?
Hospitality Investments
Branded residences have become more and more popular over the past 10 years. During 2019 alone, there were about 60 projects across 21 countries around the world, delivering more than 9,000 branded
2 min read
ASQ Hotels: Rooms for Quarantine but No Room for Error
Hotel Operations
For many hotels, the chance to open as an ASQ hotel means they can at least try to break even or keep their staff employed. There are 166 Alternative State Quarantine hotels in
5 min read
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts President (Asia Pacific) says “Owners see the Importance of the Franchise Model Now More Than Ever”
Hotel Operations
Wyndham has granted substantial fee waivers to franchisees. The long-awaited Covid vaccines are almost here, bringing hope that the days of the pandemic are finally numbered. Looking ahead to a brighter 2021 is
2 min read
Survey Shows What Annoys Your Guests Most
Hotel Operations
The most common problems were poor language skills from room service staff One thing that many of us have been doing for a while now is daydream about the good old days when
3 min read
Flexible Design Trends for the Next Pandemic Should Re-shape Hotels
Hotel Operations
Biophilic Design is a design strategy that produces healthier and more positive environments through the integration of nature and natural materials. Covid-19 was not a Black Swan event, it was more of a
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Nicholas Clayton – CEO Capella Hotel Group – on the Launch of Capella Bangkok
Hotel Operations
“The current climate is obviously not ideal" Right now might not seem the ideal time for the launch of a new Bangkok hotel, but Nicholas Clayton, Capella Hotel Group CEO, remains cheerfully undeterred.
2 min read
James Kim On Branded Residences and a New Thai Venture
Hospitality Investments
James Yong Joo Kim has recently been named President of Siamese & Kew Green Management Company based in Bangkok, bringing a vast wealth of experience to the position thanks to more than 30
2 min read
Dusit Group Hotels Facing Key Challenges in Future F&B Trends
Food and Beverage
The short-term impact of Covid-19 is already apparent, especially in Thailand where the virus has seemingly been brought under control, albeit at the cost of international tourism. The lockdown is over for now,
4 min read
Airbnb CEO Is Wrong, But Don’t Dismiss His Words
Hotel Operations
The current situation described by Brian Chesky is one in which Airbnb will thrive. Airbnb co-founder and CEO, Brian Chesky, made headlines this week when he stated that “travel will never, ever go
4 min read
Nine Out of Ten Hotel Executives Say Their Business Would Be Unaffected If They Didn’t Attend Conferences
Features
Conferences are largely on hold right now. We couldn’t travel if we wanted to, and a few days of mingling in close confinement breaks far too many of the current rules governing
4 min read
Bill Heinecke’s Advice for Hotel Owners ‘ Hold onto Your Cash’
Features
Watch the Full Interview Here on YoutubeEveryone has been affected one way or another by the COVID-19 crisis, and everyone has their own personal story to tell. To understand the bigger picture, however,
5 min read
COVID-19 Gives Hotels the Edge Over the OTAs – But Can it Be Sustained?
Features
Anecdotal evidence suggests that a lot of people are now finding out the hard way that when you book flights and hotels through an OTA, handing over your money is a whole lot
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Latest Marriott Data Illustrate Scale of the Covid-19 Crisis
Features
The latest Business Update issued by Marriott on April 13th offered fascinating worldwide data concerning its hotels’ performance during the first quarter of 2020, as well as details of the measures the company
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