Rapid growth of budget hotels in the UK leaves other brands stagnating

Budget hotels now account for nearly two-thirds of the UK’s top ten brands as global hotel companies continue to diversify from their traditionally more upmarket offerings to the ever-popular budget sector. According to Hotel Bulletin Q1 2017, Premier Inn and Travelodge between them account for 52 per cent of all branded rooms in the UK’s top ten and are also the most active in terms of future growth.

By |May 12th, 2017|

Japan set to get more playful and more curious by adding Moxy

Moxy Hotels, Marriott International’s experiential hotel brand created for a new generation of fun hunting travelers continues its rapid global expansion with the announcement of two new properties in Japan. Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho and Moxy Osaka Honmachi are both set to open in late 2017, further expanding the brand’s presence in the Asia Pacific.

By |May 12th, 2017|

Cuba’s new luxury hotels look to lure waves of US tourists

In Havana’s Parque Central, shady stone benches and graceful palm trees beckon to mojito-sipping tourists and locals gathering to shoot the breeze. The gathering spot, in the center of town, is surrounded by horse-drawn carriages and long lines of colorful finned-and-chromed 1950s cars. But more utilitarian vehicles have recently begun circling the square: construction equipment transforming old buildings into luxury hotels.

By |May 11th, 2017|

Hotel industry veteran launches consultancy

A Dubai-based hospitality industry veteran, Gaurav Sinha, has set up a consultancy called Quillon Hospitality to offer development and management advisory. “The past few years have brought immense shake-ups and formative change within almost every facet of the hospitality sector,” said Mr Sinha.

By |May 11th, 2017|

Red Lion unveils new brand alignment

Red Lion Hotels Corporation (RLHC) has announced the evolution of its brand portfolio following the acquisition of Vantage Hospitality’s hotel franchising business.

By |May 10th, 2017|

AETHOS and 20|20 assessSM launch global psychometric study to identify “hospitality X-factor”

In response to requests from industry operations professionals, human resources executives and hiring managers, AETHOS Consulting Group has launched an unprecedented global study to uncover the "X-factor" in hospitality employees using the latest psychometric testing.

By |May 10th, 2017|

Nuvola carves niche with hospitality-tech expertise

Florencia Gariboldi said as soon as she started using the Nuvola software that helps hotels monitor property issues and respond to guest needs, she could tell that the creators had worked in hospitality.

By |May 9th, 2017|

AH&LA taking on OTA duopoly

The American Hotel & Lodging Association is planning a marketing and PR campaign that aims to portray online travel agents Expedia and Priceline as monopolistic, according to documents obtained by Bloomberg.

By |May 9th, 2017|

H-2B visa limits causing staffing shortages in US hospitality industry

The US hospitality industry is facing critical staffing shortages since the government tightened up its H-2B visa program. Restaurants, inns and landscapers say business will be down this season because they’re unable to hire the number of workers they need.

Staffy building on-demand hospitality workforce with its mobile app

Imagine running a restaurant or bar, and right before it starts getting busy on a Friday evening, your best waiter calls in sick. That’s where Staffy one of the latest pitches on The Disruptors, comes in. Staffy has created an online marketplace that connects businesses with skilled workers in the hospitality industry.

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