New York City’s landmark Chrysler Building, which is being bought for about a fifth of what it last sold for, could ultimately be transformed from an aging office tower into a hotel.
Several growth strategies in 2018 led to new market exposure for Hyatt Hotels Corporation in 2018, and executives on the company’s full-year 2018 earnings call talked about how that growth has boosted loyalty membership.
This week, thousands of hotel executives, investors, developers, and hospitality professionals from across the country gathered at the JW Marriott & Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles for the 2019 Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS).
At hotels in chilly places in the U.S. such as Chicago and Boston, hoteliers have found room for outdoor activities on rooftops, courtyards and terraces.
VTech Communications has partnered with Yeastar, a provider of hosted and premises-based voice over internet protocol private branch exchange and VoIP gateways, to offer a reliable and proven communications system.
USA TODAY recently released its 2018 list for the 10 best hotel loyalty programs. To determine the winners of this year’s USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards, a panel of industry experts nominated loyalty programs, including editors from USA TODAY and 10Best.com, as well as other expert contributors. USA TODAY readers had four weeks to vote online for their favorite program.
More than ever, the guest experience lives beyond the hotel room. Both business and leisure travelers increasingly want shared experiences as they travel, and they’re seeking out hotels with inviting lobby lounges, alluring bars and restaurants, and attractive shared amenities like fitness centers, spas and entertainment venues.
The food and beverage industry has been transformed in recent years. I recall the early days, when I was part of the team responsible for renting spaces such as the Criterion in Piccadilly Circus to Marco Pierre White and the, then ground-breaking, Atlantic Bar and Grill in the basement of the Regent Palace Hotel. These were prime, central London locations, expensive real estate but, previously, under-utilised.
When Captain Kirk or Mr. Spock needed information, they would hail the Enterprise's computer, and the computer would respond to their request. In 1966, that was an amazing piece of science fiction. Now, with Siri, Alexa, and other devices with artificial intelligence, we all are figuratively standing on the bridge of the Enterprise, speaking to devices that are "listening" to us and fulfilling our simple requests.
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