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Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt - Cleanliness after COVID for Hotel Giants: What it Means to Investors and Guests
It has been over a month since Marriott released its cleanliness policy in response to the highly contagious virus. It formed the Marriott Global Cleanliness Council, consisting of members such as Food Safety
Nine Out of Ten Hotel Executives Say Their Business Would Be Unaffected If They Didn’t Attend Conferences
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
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Post Covid-19 Hospitality Design - Begin with Back-of-House
Once a vaccine is available and tourists take their first delicate steps back into travel, the physiological effects of the pandemic will ripple through hospitality design. At first these will be amplified and
How Are Accor, Minor, Marriott, and Hilton Doing for Q1 2020?
Accor, Minor, Marriott, and Hilton have recently released their 2020 First Quarter Reports. Figure 1 summarizes each hotel group’s revenue and net income. All hotel groups are experiencing a decrease in revenue,
What Has Changed at Marriott International?
Marriott International recently highlighted several significant changes in the company that will have a significant impact on the company’s business as it moves forward. The company announced that after 36 years with
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Bill Heinecke’s Advice for Hotel Owners ‘ Hold onto Your Cash’
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,
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Bill Barnett’s Top 5 Post-Crisis Hotel Development Trends
The current crisis is unprecedented, even for someone who’s seen it all before. Bill Barnett, Founder and Managing Director of C9 Hotelworks, has over 30 years’ experience in the Asian hotel industry,
COVID-19 Gives Hotels the Edge Over the OTAs – But Can it Be Sustained?
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
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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Will Travel and Tourism Contribute Positively to Our Futures? Thoughts from Soneva Founder and CEO Sonu Shivdasani
Soneva is 25 years old this year, and while 2020 hasn’t been much of a year for celebration so far, Founder and CEO Sonu Shivdasani can still find cause for optimism. “This
Five Things to Consider Before Using an International Brand to Manage Your Property
Thinking of running a hotel and considering having an international brand to manage your property? These are some things that you should consider before making that decision. Revenue Generation vs. CostYou want a
Hotelier of the Month : Eric Hallin
Swedish veteran hotelier Eric Hallin has become the face of 'Old School' hospitality for many across Asia. Growing up in both Africa and Europe, attending both the University of Malawi and the University
The Athenee Hotel Remains Open for Guests
During this difficult time where many visitors to Thailand are stranded with no flights to return home, this luxury hotel in the heart of Bangkok remains open as the place to accommodate those
TripAdvisor to Support Partners as CEO Forgoes Salary
TripAdvisor CEO Steve Kaufer sent a message to the tourism community to express his desire to support the industry through the crisis. Steve Kaufer, CEO and co-founder of TripAdvisor, said in his video
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