NEWS

29 Maggio 2024

Hospitality Net Industry News
  • BLLA’s Hospitality Conference, taking place in New York City on June 5th, is focused on investment solutions in the boutique hotel space
    28 Maggio 2024
    The Boutique Hotel Investment Conference, the premier event focused exclusively on independent boutique hotel investment, will take place next week on June 5, 2024, in New York City at The Florence Gould Hall beginning at 8 am. This one-of-a-kind conference promises a day of insightful discussions, networking opportunities, and unparalleled industry expertise tailored specifically to the needs and interests of boutique hotel owners, operators, and investors.
  • Hotel Automation: How Using Templates Will Improve Group Bookings
    28 Maggio 2024
    In hotel group sales and event management, every moment counts for running efficient operations and ensuring guest satisfaction. Hotel automation, particularly through the strategic use of templates, emerges as a powerful ally for successful group business and operational profitability.
  • The connection between RMSs and human revenue managers
    28 Maggio 2024
    For some hoteliers, a Revenue Management System (RMS) seems like the ticket to higher occupancy and room rates. Get the software, input some data and away you go. Or something like that. Designed to automate repetitive tasks, an RMS does save time and is more efficient and accurate than a person. However, it’s not an either/or scenario, as you’ll see below. Consider the tasks of an RMS. It handles pickups, cancellations, weather, market segment, demand, area events, and more. As an algorithm, it’s constantly calculating and recalculating the best room rates based on the current data. No data or incorrect data, and it can’t give accurate information. A Snapshot of RMS There are two types of RMS tools. One is “rule-based”, and the other is AI-driven (which still has rules but is much more sophisticated thanks to AI, artificial intelligence.) 1) Rule-based RMS: this type can be used by anyone without experience in revenue management as it trivializes the discipline, so this one doesn’t r...
  • Kasa Sunset Los Angeles Partners With Hotel Internet Services for Latest Industry Standards in Guest WiFi
    28 Maggio 2024
    Hotel Internet Services (HIS), a full-service provider of internet services and solutions for the hospitality industry, has announced the successful deployment of a high-performance guest WiFi network at Kasa Sunset Los Angeles. A 52-unit aparthotel situated within the heart of Hollywood, Kasa Sunset Los Angeles by partnering with HIS can now live up to its goal of addressing modern guest technology needs for reliable online connectivity.
  • Ireckonu Unveils Connected Venues, Unlocking the Power of Guest Data from all Areas of Hotel Chain Operations
    28 Maggio 2024
    Ireckonu, a leading innovative Hospitality Middleware and Customer Data Platform (CDP) for hotel chains, today unveiled Connected Venues, a groundbreaking CDP enhancement that seamlessly connects on and off-premise data sources in one central system, empowering hotel operators and hospitality marketers with the most accurate and up-to-date guest profiles.
  • IHCL Unveils New Taj Website to Enhance Guest Experience
    28 Maggio 2024
    Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), India’s largest hospitality company, today announced the unveiling of its new Taj website. Designed with the signature ‘Taj’ touch, the all-new www.tajhotels.com introduces a digital experience that resonates with the brand’s vision and enhances the guests’ booking journey.
  • Meliá Hotels & Resorts Unveils Its Newest Idyllic Retreat in the Heart of The Costa Brava
    28 Maggio 2024
    Meliá Hotels International proudly announces the grand opening of its latest five-star hotel in Lloret de Mar, seamlessly joining the portfolio of its globally renowned brand, Meliá Hotels & Resorts. This highly anticipated debut not only signifies the company’s continued expansion into premium and luxury segments but also brings its renowned exceptional service and quintessential Spanish hospitality to one of Costa Brava’s most sought-after vacation spots.
  • Radisson Hotel Group continues its expansion in Oman
    28 Maggio 2024
    Radisson Hotel Group proudly announces the opening of Oman’s first hotel under the Radisson Individual brand. Following the recent opening of Radisson Muscat Panorama, the Group now has 12 hotels in operation and under development in the country.
  • Mercure Bangkok Surawong Now Open
    28 Maggio 2024
    Mercure, the renowned midscale brand by Accor, is further solidifying its footprint in Thailand with the opening of Mercure Surawong Bangkok, a vibrant addition to the Silom neighbourhood. Set against the backdrop of Surawong’s rich history and Thai culture, the hotel invites travellers to discover the locale and explore a dynamic mix of business, creativity, and culture.
  • Hong Kong Poly Research: Hospitality in the Time of COVID-19
    28 Maggio 2024
    Hospitality employees’ stress levels during the COVID-19 pandemic and their later career trajectories may depend on both their experiences in the workplace and personal traits, according to Dr Wei-Jue Huang of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and co-authors. Hospitality work is demanding, and the pandemic and associated economic crisis may have led hospitality workers to reconsider their career trajectories. Through direct interviews with current and former employees in the U.S. hospitality industry, the researchers explored how workplace experiences during the pandemic affected these employees’ subsequent career choices.
  • Mandarin Oriental to Open an Urban Oasis in the Heart of Rome
    28 Maggio 2024
    Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is delighted to announce the development of an exceptional luxury property in the centre of Rome, scheduled to open in 2026. This urban oasis will bring the Group’s Italian portfolio to five; complementing its existing properties in Milan and Lake Como, as well as the recent announcements of Cortina and Porto Cervo. Partner in the project is Merope Asset Management a prime Italian Real Estate investment and development company.
  • IHG Hotels & Resorts strengthens portfolio in Egypt with two new Crowne Plaza signings
    28 Maggio 2024
    IHG® Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed a management agreement with Urbnlanes Development to bring two new Crowne Plaza hotels to Egypt. The dual signings will see the introduction of Crowne Plaza Cairo New Administrative Capital and the Crowne Plaza New Cairo Yellow.
  • HSMAI CHSL Study Guide Coming Soon!
    28 Maggio 2024
    Are you looking to enhance your knowledge of hotel sales? HSMAI’s comprehensive CHSL study guide covers a wide range of topics relevant to today’s hotel sales leaders. From the intersection of sales and technology to the importance of business acumen, this guide provides valuable insights and practical strategies for success in the dynamic world of hotel sales.
  • 2024 Q1 Trends in Hotel Guest Experience: Surge in Satisfaction and Responsiveness
    28 Maggio 2024
    2024 kicked off with exceptional growth in the hospitality sector, particularly in Q1, where we observed a notable surge in hotel guest satisfaction and responsiveness. This trend, especially pronounced in the 3 and 4-star hotel categories, not only mirrors but also exceeds the upward trajectory seen in the previous year’s first quarter. The latest Guest Experience Benchmark Report reveals key trends shaping the sector in early 2024.
  • Meet 2024 Boutique Hotel Investment Conference Facilitator: Ben Weinberg
    28 Maggio 2024
    The BLLA Team sat down with Ben Weinberg, Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Trailborn and Castle Peak Holdings to chat about the upcoming Boutique Hotel Investment Conference taking place on June 5 at Florence Gould Hall in NYC.
  • IHCL Partners With REACHA and Tata STRIVE to Train 200 Youth in Baramulla
    28 Maggio 2024
    Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), India’s largest hospitality company, announced the launch of a center in association with REACHA, a leading non-profit organization, Tata STRIVE and the Indian Army in Boniyar, Baramulla (Aspirational District of Jammu & Kashmir). Under this partnership, the comprehensive program aims to empower the youth and address the growing demand for a skilled workforce in region.
  • Hospitality Robots – Here To Stay…
    28 Maggio 2024
    Where staffing levels have been affected due to issues such as Brexit or the COVID-19 pandemic, robots have become increasingly used across the UK hospitality sector in recent years. And, during the early days, many queried whether they would be here to stay.
  • Growth mindset vs fixed mindset - What does it mean in the classroom?
    28 Maggio 2024
    What do some of the world’s most successful people have in common? It’s not necessarily talent, ambition and connections (although they may also have those) but perseverance in the face of failure, a determination to succeed, and a belief that with good old-fashioned hard work, you can achieve anything. Virgin boss Richard Branson left school with no qualifications; globally renowned authors including Stephen King, William Golding and JK Rowling faced countless rejections before finally being published; the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs got fired from his own company before being rehired years later to bring it back from the brink of bankruptcy.
  • The Secret to Getting Executive Buy-in For Hospitality Procure-to-Pay Technology
    28 Maggio 2024
    Digital procure-to-pay (P2P) solutions are a no-brainer for the modern hotelier, streamlining procurement cycles and generating insights for more strategic purchasing decisions. But these goals can’t be realised unless everyone is on board for the investment—particularly hospitality leadership and owners.
  • Q2 2024 Traveler Insights: Discover traveler search trends
    28 Maggio 2024
    Understanding the latest data around changing traveler search trends, booking behaviors, and global top-booked destinations can give you the edge you need to build a data-driven marketing strategy that delivers results. That’s why every quarter we look at our exclusive first-party data to provide you with the latest takeaways and how to act on them.
  • Travel & Tourism in Germany is Still Trailing European Neighbours, WTTC Research Reveals
    28 Maggio 2024
    The World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) 2024 Economic Impact Research (EIR) has revealed today a much slower recovery of Germany’s Travel & Tourism sector compared to other key European destinations.
  • What Hotel Guests Really Want to Know – Top 50 Questions Asked
    28 Maggio 2024
    This free report presents HiJiffy’s first-party data on the most common topics of hotel guests’ questions in the summer of 2023, based on over 1.7 million conversations handled by AI in that period. The insights presented in this publication can empower your hotel teams to review and improve information about your hotel and be better prepared for the upcoming peak season of summer 2024.
  • What to Do If Your Email Is Hacked
    28 Maggio 2024
    I think I could count on my hand the people I know who have NOT had their email hacked. Maybe they found a four-leaf clover when they were kids!
  • Axonify Unveils Unified Solution to Solve Massive Frontline Employee Engagement Challenge
    27 Maggio 2024
    Axonify, a global leader in frontline learning and workforce productivity, is introducing the Axonify Frontline Employee Engagement Suite (part of the award-winning Axonify Frontline Enablement Solution) designed to address the critical employee engagement challenge and its impact on retaining talent and improving frontline productivity and performance. This new offering, announced at ATD 2024, represents a significant advancement in HR technology, providing a fresh approach to employee engagement focused on helping workers feel competent, confident and comfortable at work.
  • NH Collection’s Debut in Finland Continues a Proud Legacy of Legendary Hospitality
    27 Maggio 2024
    Located in a historic property in the heart of the Finnish capital, the new NH Collection Helsinki Grand Hansa offers a unique blend of rich heritage and modern hospitality.

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