Guestline, leading providers of hospitality software solutions with over 25 years' experience in the hospitality sector, will be showcasing PMS, distribution and digital marketing technologies at HITEC Amsterdam.
The U.S. hotel industry reported mixed results in the three key performance metrics during the week of 12-18 March 2017, according to data from STR.In a year-over-year comparison with the week of 13-19 March 2016:
Mövenpick is hoping to escape what its CEO Olivier Chavy called the “cemetery of brands” during a presentation at Oracle Industry Connect here this morning. Profit margins in the hotel industry are between 1% and 2%, and are being squeezed by a combination of macroeconomic and industry-specific factors, such as a changing distributor landscape, tighter management agreements, and higher capital requirements for borrowing. But according to Chavy, hotel operators are under greater threat from organizations like Uber and Facebook, which can leverage platforms to create experiences. He noted that Uber is the world’s largest taxi company yet owns no taxis; Airbnb is the world’s largest hotel company yet owns no real estate. And he sounded a note of alarm, claiming that many in the hotel industry are evolving too slowly to survive. “In the hospitality industry, we are in the age of stone,” he said.
We're going to discuss something controversial today: online reviews and how to respond to them. TripAdvisor reviews, Facebook reviews. Google My Business reviews (or is it Google+ Local? Google Places? Who knows these days, amiright?)
Imagine you can search for hotel rooms by how they look, or if they have a great view, or a canopy bed, or... That would totally disrupt the way we do it now: first figure out what you want to do where and when, then see if you can find a hotel there. A tedious affair.. Why not turn this around and start with: 'I want a beach view and an outdoor bathroom', and take it from there? That would make it a pleasant experience. Now there finally is a way to do this: Yellowroom.ai
Tackling the challenge of conventionalism within the hospitality industry was the central theme of the 8th edition of YHS. Influential industry professionals assessed this trending topic in order to provide their views and opinions on what the future of hospitality is offering. Subjects addressed during the summit ranged from how user-generated social media content enhances branding, to how loyalty within the luxury segment is perceived and achieved. As well, questions such as how ownership types affect the flexibility to become more sustainable and how new and innovative business models disrupt the industry were discussed and recommendations given. The aim of YHS is to bring hospitality management students and industry leaders together, to create a collaborative community for exchange of industry insights. 81 students representing 42 partner schools from 19 countries were invited and attended the summit. Further challenging their thinking, the participants from the various educational institutions were invited to take on the YHS Challenge hosted by The Student Hotel, an innovative hybrid lodging concept merging various types of customer segments. The provider of the challenge changes every year and asks the attendees to come up with new ideas of business practices. Within small teams and limited time resources, the students evaluate, assess and present the project to a jury of industry professionals. After a successful 8th edition of YHS, the organisation committee extends its thanks to all partners, guest speakers and visitors and is excited for what the Young Hoteliers Summit 2018 has to offer.
Best Western® Hotels & Resorts will soon offer travelers to Tokyo another exciting place to stay, with the opening of Best Western Tokyo Nishikasai Grande on April 1, 2017.
Contrary to other sectors, the world of hospitality need not fear disappearing into a black hole and despite the upsets it might traverse, it is growing and will continue to do so. To each his place in the sun.
When Monscierge first began our journey, we spent several days working in the back-of-house with staff at a well-known hotel in downtown Oklahoma City. Their team talked with us about their passion for our industry, their love for their guests, and the challenges they face every day. I asked one of the bell staff "If you could change one thing about the operation of your hotel, what would it be?" Without hesitation he said "I'd kill the cheeseplate. Every day I deliver complimentary cheeseplates as welcome gifts to our VIP guests, and every day I'm the guy that later discards most of all of them – totally untouched. If I could tailor the welcome gifts to something each guest truly valued, they would feel cared for, I would feel more invested in the people I'm caring for each day and we'd reduce significant waste at the hotel. Everyone wins."
Hospitality leaders hit back at Guardian article which highlights poor treatment of staff | thecaterer.com
A newspaper article that published personal accounts of debauchery, bullying, excessive hours and sexism in hospitality businesses does not fairly represent the industry and involves only a “tiny minority”. That’s according to industry leaders who have united in response to a feature in the Guardian on Saturday, which criticises the sector for its treatment of employees.
Atlanta-based Hotel Equities recently announced its selection as the management firm for the 130-room new build SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Avondale and the 120-room Fairfield Inn & Suites in Tolleson, both in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona.
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DMG MORI Enters Educational Partnership with Oregon Community College
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DMG MORI has signed an educational partnership agreement with Chemeketa Community College (Salem, Oregon) to further educational opportunities for students through technology. The partnership is between the college, the college's machining ...
Mövenpick has signed a deal with the Civil Service Employees Pension Fund to operate its first property in Oman's capital city, Muscat. Part of a design-led upscale mixed-used development, the Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Al Azaiba Muscat will capitalise on its prime location in Muscat's commercial hub, the Ghala District, adjacent to the Sultan Qaboos Highway and close to the new international airport and Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Govt orders free education for Dalit students, but this TN college is still charging them fees - The News Minute
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Govt orders free education for Dalit students, but this TN college is still charging them fees
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We started protesting against this six months ago,” explains Prabhakaran, an alumnus of the college, who graduated in electrical engineering last year. “Under Government Orders 1414 and 92 of the Tamil Nadu government, Scheduled Caste and Scheduled ...
Oracle Hospitality Fosters More Meaningful Guest Experiences with New Mobile POS and Robust Analytics
Yesterday Oracle Hospitality announced the launch of two new innovations for food and beverage and hotel customers, at the annual Oracle Industry Connect event in Orlando, Florida. The new Oracle MICROS Tablet 720 provides new mobility capabilities for hospitality operators, while the launch of Oracle Hospitality Reporting and Analytics 9.0 provides food and beverage operations with a greatly enhanced solution for identifying revenue generation and cost saving opportunities.
Viceroy Hotel Group (VHG) today announced the segmentation of its portfolio into three tiers: The Viceroy Icon Collection, The Viceroy Lifestyle Series and Urban Retreat Collection. This new structure is a natural evolution for the modern luxury hotel brand. As it continues to create unique and diverse experiences, the tier structure will help guests find what they are looking for more easily.
Twenty years later, what's legacy of Ohio school funding suit?
COLUMBUS— Twenty years after the first decision in Ohio's landmark school-funding lawsuit, hundreds of new school buildings dot the landscape and the notion of what constitutes an adequate education is regularly debated in U.S. state capitals. Experts ...
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Dwayne and Mary Helen McCay Inducted Into Florida Inventors Hall of Fame
Prior to his distinguished career in higher education, he served in several organizations: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (senior engineer, branch chief, division chief), the Air Force Rocket Propulsion Laboratory (senior research physical scientist ...
Robots, AI may replace 30 per cent of UK workers: Report
"By boosting productivity - a key UK weakness over the past decade - and so generating wealth, advances in robotics and AI should also create additional jobs in less automatable parts of the economy as this extra wealth is spent or invested," he added.
Robots, AI may replace 30% of UK workers: reportMoneycontrol.com
Millions of UK workers at risk of being replaced by robots, study saysThe Guardian
Robots to affect up to 30% of UK jobs, says PwCBBC News
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Gearing up for its first Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®) of 2017, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) is excited to announce the launch of its new HITEC 2017 multi-event mobile app – an additional benefit to tailor individual experiences for HITEC attendees. Available for download from the iTunes Apple Store and Google Play, the app will serve as a comprehensive guide for information on education sessions and exhibits while also providing social feeds and in-app correspondence capabilities for exhibitors and attendees. The HITEC 2017 mobile app is home to all the information attendees will need for HITEC Amsterdam, HITEC Toronto and HITEC Dubai this year, with information coming available as the event nears.