Posts Tagged ‘international luxury hotel association’

SPOTLIGHT ON: Tom Marchant, Owner, and Co-Founder of The Black Tomato Group

By: Sharon Hirschowitz Tom prefers to do things differently, and The Black Tomato Group is an extension of his philosophy, creating bespoke travel experiences that start with the dream and discover the destination on the way. Here he talks about truly connecting, engaging and creating experiences that are transformative, and tells us about some favorite…

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A Muse of Luxury Hospitality, Signature – “Wow” Stories

Creating signature guest experience moments requires a certain ingenuity, and in the current competitive market, hoteliers are called upon to choreograph their resources and services in a way that personalizes novelty, engages their guests, and establishes a deep connection to their brand. This is done through Extraordinary Personally Scripted Hospitality Stories. Narratives are powerful in…

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SPOTLIGHT ON Peter Lösch, Director of Luxury Division, Maistra

Maistra Hotels were the ILHA’s official partner for the European Luxury Hospitality Summit, held at the Lone Hotel in Rovinj, Croatia, and Peter joined a very dynamic panel discussion on Developing a Sense of Place, which explored how hotels can inspire their guests to connect with their destination using design, amenities, services and more. Here,…

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Luxury Surfaces Can Make for a Slippery Business

By: David B. Willis, Member Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC – Boston Most of us have experienced that “wow” factor when we enter a luxury hotel or resort lobby and see what seems likes miles of marble, tile or granite surfaces. Organic-looking, gorgeous and durable, stone surfaces are de rigueur for most any luxury…

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Live the Legend: Myths, Lore, & More for Travelers to Explore Globally

By: Rachel Peace Across cultures and centuries, certain stories arise with distinct similarities, from mutually familiar plots to distinctly heroic or tragic characters. This story book explores well-known adventure stories and legends, and presents parallels in surprising destinations. Best of all, travelers can experience these in the present day, and find luxury accommodations conveniently located to the attractions. Loch Ness…

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Ritz, from the Era of Innovation to a Return to Classicism

By Laurent Delporte Closed to the public in 2012 and following nearly 4 years of renovation estimated at 400 million euros, the Ritz has once again opened its doors to guests, though at what is proving to be a difficult moment for Parisian hotels. The government-sanctioned state of emergency in Paris, along with security messages…

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5 Steps To Correctly Interview A Chef

By: Barak Hirschowitz For more than 12 years I have had the pleasure of recruiting chefs for top kitchens across the globe.  Sourcing kitchen talent for the world’s best hospitality hotels, restaurants and cruise lines keeps me close to the kitchen trade, where I started my hospitality career in the early 90’s.   By now I…

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SPOTLIGHT ON Eva LaRue, well-known actress and luxury travel expert

By Sharon Hirschowitz Eva LaRue is best known for her roles as Dr. Maria Santon on All My Children and Det. Natalia Boa Vista on CSI: Miami. A passionate luxury travel enthusiast, Eva shares her adventures on her luxury travel blog and tweets regularly from exciting destinations. She is Dot Luxury’s Luxury Travel Ambassador and…

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SPOTLIGHT ON Vlatka Barcan, Director of Revenue, ONE UN NY

By: Sharon Hirschowitz Ms. Barcan talks about which revenue strategies are working in the current market and the importance of ensuring your brand is visible across all influencers. Loyalty is still a key factor in attracting return business while negative reviews can have a huge impact on travel decisions. Lastly, she predicts 2017 will be…

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