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Steve Tipton Tapped to Run Hospitality Division, Serta Simmons Bedding

By - | November 8, 2019

Serta Simmons Bedding, LLC (“SSB”), the largest manufacturer and distributor of mattresses in North America, has announced the appointment of Steve Tipton as Vice President of the hospitality division for the company, reporting to Chief Sales Office Derek Miller. Tipton replaces Kelley Weidner who recently left the company. Tipton joins the company from Innvision Hospitality,…

Hoteliers Share the Impact of Climate Change

By - | October 1, 2019

BY CORRIS LITTLE INTERNATIONAL REPORT—Hoteliers are speaking out about climate change and its impact on the hotel industry around the world. Climate change encompasses global warming, but refers to the broader range of changes that are happening to the Earth, including rising sea levels; shrinking mountain glaciers; accelerating ice melt in Greenland, Antarctica and the Arctic;…

Billionaire Richard Branson’s hotel company to break ground in Miami

By - | October 1, 2019

By Matthew Arrojas  – Reporter, South Florida Business Journal   Richard Branson-founded Virgin Group’s hospitality subsidiary will open a 40-story, 250-room hotel in Miami’s Brickell neighborhood. This will be the Miami-based Virgin Hotels first South Florida location at 1040 S. Miami Ave. The project is expected to break ground next year and open in 2023, according to a…

Singita and the Grumeti Fund’s 2nd Annual Women’s Run Across the Serengeti

By - | September 23, 2019

Empowering Girls and Women in Tanzania   Singita and the Grumeti Fund will be hosting their all-women run 25-30 October 2019 as part of Singita’s signature collection of conservation safaris called “Safaris With A Purpose.” It is held in partnership with the Grumeti Fund to support the empowerment of girls and women in rural Tanzania…

Spas Across Asia Source Local Ingredients for New Treatments

By - | September 23, 2019

Any property worth its locally-sourced bath salt will know that many guests crave a sense of place when they are traveling. It’s a maxim that can be applied to various elements ranging from architecture to F&B offerings. Another area that many hotels are striving to keep hyper-local is their spas. And this applies to ingredients…


By - | September 17, 2019

COUNTY KILDARE, IRELAND – September 3, 2019 – The Spa, the luxurious boutique beauty, wellness and fitness center, is the newest offering at Kilkea Castle hotel, resort and golf club in Castledermot, Ireland. The 5,000-square foot facility has been designed to create a relaxing, mindful environment that offers clients a unique and enriching experience where they can nurture…

Metropole Hanoi’s Le Club Bar Introduces New Menu Inspired by French Brasseries

By - | September 16, 2019

HANOI, Vietnam (August 26, 2019) – The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, already renowned for its French roots and flair, took another big step toward France with a new menu at Le Club Bar that was inspired by the types of dishes served in relaxed, traditional French brasseries. Some highlights of the new menu include the…

SPOTLIGHT ON Alex S. Furrer, General Manager, The Setai, Miami Beach

By - | September 16, 2019

By Sharon Hirschowitz Alex has spent the last seven years at The Setai, Miami Beach, leading the Quality and Training program that earned them the 2015 Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award. Guest Satisfaction, loyalty and developing new business with high profile partnerships like Art Basel Miami Beach are key components to his successful leadership of…

The Challenges and Opportunities Developing Luxury Residences for Independent Hotels

By - | September 16, 2019

By Sebastian Moritz   This article focuses on some of the challenges and opportunities independent hoteliers face when contemplating the addition of residences to their current business structure. As major brands are already heavily investing in the residential market – backed by well-known brand promises as well as global support structures – listed below are…

Millennials Seek Authentic and Shareable Luxury Travel Experiences

By - | September 16, 2019

By Kacey Bradley Millennials killed the napkin industry. Millennials killed the diamond industry. We’ve heard things like this again and again. While traditional travel agencies may see declines of young people stepping through the door, research has found people aged 18 to 34 spend more money on travel than any other age group. For them,…

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