Luxury Hoteliers Magazine

Highlights from HITEC: The World’s Largest Hospitality Tech Show

By Patricia Walton The Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition & Conference (HITEC) is a four-day event, complete with expert speakers and an unrivaled list of exhibitors. Hosted by the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP), the event this year was outstanding as always – drawing over 6,000 attendees, nearly 400 exhibiting companies, and over 850 booths…

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By: Robert Kritzman Introduction (Anchors Aweigh) The cruise industry, with new ships and new product niches, has been the fastest growing segment of the leisure travel market over the last ten years. Based on the number of ships under construction and new entrants into the market, this trend will continue for the next several years.…

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SPOTLIGHT ON Jaclyn Riley, Hospitality Brand Marketing & Communications Consultant

We caught up with our INSPIRE ‘19 emcee Jaclyn Riley, a hospitality brand marketing and communications consultant who launched Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants internationally after overseeing all communications for the hotels and resorts in the Eastern U.S. and the Caribbean. You launched Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants internationally following its acquisition by IHG. What perspective would…

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The Hospitality Sector Turns its Focus to Sustainability

By: Amy Sedeño   The hospitality industry is embracing eco-friendly practices and the importance of sustainability as a key component to a successful branding strategy. From internationally-known brands like Hyatt, Virgin, and Marriott International to independent boutique properties, these hotels are taking an active role in shaping industry standards for sustainable travel. But how does…

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SPOTLIGHT ON Jean-Pierre Lacroix, President, SLD

By Sharon Hirschowitz Jean-Pierre is a visionary design thinker who is dedicated to working with retail brands on interpreting the latest trends for their business and creating strategies that have measurable results. He will be discussing the future at the ILHA’s event in Miami and shares some detail on his talk as well as mistakes…

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2019 Forbes Five Star Winners

To highlight just a few of the coveted Forbes Five Stars winners is a hard task when there are so many magnificent properties around the globe making such strides in guest service and experience. Forbes Travel Guide’s inspectors will visit the hotel unannounced and test up to 900 objective standards that range from whether you…

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