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COVID-19 Overview

By - | May 24, 2020

By Sharon Hirschowitz Watching the COVID-19 crisis unfold has been horrifying for the luxury hotel industry, who has never experienced such a rapid and sustained drop in demand and both small boutique hotels and larger hotel brands are maneuvering to survive an outbreak of this magnitude. Arne Sorenson, president and chief executive officer of Marriot…

Serve a Good Cuppa and Become More Memorable

By - | May 23, 2020

By Al Cardenas In a market where luxury brands strive for perfection, it’s becoming harder to stand out in the minds of hotel guests. Nowadays, 5-star properties are continuously plying their ‘A’ game so, successfully differentiating oneself from the competition is becoming a bigger challenge and delivering a memorable experience is becoming a more elusive…

200 Baby Turtles Born at Banyan Tree Samui

By caleighsa | May 20, 2020

KOH SAMUI, Thailand (Apr. 30, 2020) — The birth of some 200 green turtles has brought a moment of joy to the staff at one of Thailand’s top hotels.   Between April 4 and 24, three nests hatched on the secluded beach at Banyan Tree Samui resort, and a total of 200 baby turtles emerged…

Keurig Dr Pepper Honors Healthcare Heroes

By caleighsa | May 20, 2020

Keurig Dr Pepper shows gratitude for healthcare workers with #FuelingtheFrontline by donating up to one million cups of coffee In recognition of National Hospital Week, May 10 through 16, Keurig Dr Pepper (NYSE: KDP) encouraged consumers to express their thanks and appreciation to healthcare workers on social media. For every post of gratitude that included…

ILHA Webinar Series on a post-COVID-19 future for luxury hotels

By caleighsa | May 20, 2020

The International Luxury Hotel Association (ILHA) launched their weekly webinar series, hosted by the NorthEast Chapter, with The Reopening and Recovery of Hotels. The webinar was moderated by Chelsey Leffet, Senior Vice President, HVS and included Romy Bhojwani, Head of Hospitality Asset Management, Brookfield, Prem Devadas, President, Salamander Hotels and Resorts and Jeff David, President, Fitler Club, Philadelphia.   Chelsey’s check in determined…

Make A Travel Promise: Kempinski Hotels Launches a New Campaign for Future Hotel Stays

By caleighsa | May 19, 2020

Kempinski-Barbaros-Bay-Bodrum The-Apurva-Kempinski-Bali Geneva, 14 May 2020 – As anticipation is known to be the most beautiful kind of joy, Kempinski Hotels has launched a worldwide campaign entitled ‘Make A Travel Promise’, offering guests the possibility of now making themselves, their partners or family and friends a travel promise for a future stay at one of…

Kempinski Hotels Reopens All Its Hotels in China Following the Lessening of Lockdowns

By caleighsa | May 19, 2020

Beijing, 18 May 2020 – Following early signs of recovery and eased lockdowns after the coronavirus spread in China, Kempinski Hotels has reopened all its hotels in the country. New strict safety and hygiene procedures have been put in place to comply with local government authorities and WHO guidelines to guarantee guests’ and employees’ safety…

Flat fee recruitment is a cost effective strategy for hiring

By caleighsa | May 12, 2020

The coronvirus pandemic is forcing hotels and restaurants to find new ways to cut costs as companies plan their hiring strategy to slowly open back up.  While first priority is to bring back previous employees, many employers are finding gaps as some team members have left the industry or do not wish to return. Faced…

World Cinema assists hotel partners 24/7

By caleighsa | May 6, 2020

World Cinema continues to monitor COVID-19 under the guidance of our CDC Regulations. While World Cinema has not experienced any significant business interruptions, our team has taken steps to mitigate disruptions to our customers and partners.   During this time we are maintaining a robust business-as-usual strategy, none of our customer service or technology functions…

Digital Menus on Smartphones Poised to Eliminate a Major Barrier to Safe Restaurant Re-openings

By caleighsa | May 6, 2020

Uptown Network cuts the cost of its “Bring Your Own Menu” service by more than 80% and makes it available immediately to all restaurants NAPLES, FL / ACCESSWIRE / May 6, 2020 / Uptown Network has released a new mobile app designed to help restaurants succeed as they re-open in a world yearning to reconnect over a…

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