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Small Luxury Hotels of the World TRAVEL TRENDS 2018

Together with global analysts at TrendWatching, SLH have identified five consumer trends in travel and experience in 2018, from the demand for personalized leisure to inspiring inner discovery. Hands-on Luxe Luxury travelers will be able to design their own experience, adding a new dimension to their Instagram moments, choosing the fragrance of their room at…

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The evolution of the morning meal

Once a domain of tradition, breakfast has undergone and transformation with a few pioneers taking the morning meal to the next level. Leading the charge is Arnaud Donckele (France’s youngest three Michelin-starred Chef) at La Vague d’Or at Résidence de la Pinede Hotel) who has created a perfectly balanced menu in partnership with dietitian Virginie Rodriguez.…

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SPOTLIGHT ON David Goldstone, President for the Americas, DigiValet

DigiValet has come to be known for its continual innovation – what have been some recent innovations that are exciting the industry? Firstly, I would like to emphasize that DigiValet was the first company in the world to bring an iPad based guest room solution to market. As a matter of fact, we did this…

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SPOTLIGHT ON Ellis O’Connor, Co-President and Asset Manager, MSD Hospitality

By Sharon Hirschowitz As Co-Founder and Co-President of MSD Hospitality, Ellis O’Connor has an impressive portfolio of properties under his leadership, including the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai and the Hualalai Resort, both on the Big Island of Hawaii, and the Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows in Santa Monica California. Consulting projects he would also cover…

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SPOTLIGHT ON Jonathan Pogash, President & Owner, The Cocktail Guru

Educator and consultant for bars, restaurants, and well-known beverage brands, and voted “Best Craft Cocktails of New England” by Yankee Magazine, Jonathan Pogash tells us how hotels are getting it right, where he can work with them on improving their bar program and highlights trends for 2018. How has the luxury beverage experience changed in…

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SPOTLIGHT ON NADINE SYKORA, Travel Influencer – Top Travel Vlogger

By Sharon Hirschowitz Nadine Sykora has some impressive statistics behind her. She is the top travel influencer and travel videographer on Youtube having made over 800 videos gaining 40 million+ views. Here, she talks about identifying the right travel blogger for your property and how to build a successful partnership where both of you benefit.…

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SPOTLIGHT ON Roland Herlory, Chief Executive Officer Vilebrequin

By Sharon Hirschowitz The story behind the French luxury swimwear brand, Vilebrequin, is dreamy, spirited and inspirational. Their dedication to true style, quality, and an endless summer comes across in their vibrant prints and interesting collaborations. In this interview, Roland Herlory dips into their story, successful partnerships, and the way forward. I believe that Vilebrequin…

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The Hotel Pre-Opening in a Remote Location

By Vaibhav Garg Peace and silence come with a price tag. Travelers choose to come to remote resorts paying high prices for the peace, harmony, and tranquility they get after a busy city life. Having said this, the making of a resort in a remote location is a challenge and even more so in running…

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