Making Wellness a Year-Round Goal for Guests and Owners
At the beginning of the year, many of us make New Years’ resolutions to stick to fitness goals, especially while traveling away from home. As more travelers seek to maintain their routine and balanced lifestyle while on the road, incorporating wellness into a guest’s experience has become more critical now than ever before.
JULY 5, 2017 — The franchised property, owned by African Sun Limited, features 96 rooms, an outdoor pool and a meeting room capable of seating 250 people. It is located in the heart of Mutare city centre, which sees significant business activity across the forestry, citrus farming and mining industries.
Hoteliers, marketing directors, and revenue managers in particular are continuously learning how to put the pieces of the puzzle together when it comes to creative and effective options for selling out room nights. Numerous challenges arise with the plethora of new distribution technology, which complicate the process of directly reaching the guest, or even controlling a hotel's presence on the variety of brand and third party websites.
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Going Worldwide: Kimpton and Even Hotels Brands Enter Asia
Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) will be expanding the presence of two of its brands in Asia-Pacific, with the introduction of its eco-friendly Even Hotels brand to Greater China and the debut of its Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants brand to Asia.
IHG to open first of its Avid brand in Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City continues to be a launchpad for new midscale hotel brands. Six months after Hilton launched its Tru brand in the city, IHG broke ground on its debut Avid property, fewer than three months after the midscale brand was first announced, and well ahead of initial plans.
LIKE MANY ASIAN Americans who came to the U.S. as children, working in the hotel industry was the last thing Deepesh Kholwadwala wanted to do when he grew up. Also like many members of the ownership community, Kholwadwala eventually gravitated back into the fold and is making a significant impact in the industry.
The business trends have changed significantly and so are the customers, its more than new offers and products that make the market impact. In the ever-changing world, the game changer for business is not only about getting customers now but also about their loyalty and retention, placing the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) at an integral part. The CRM further drives with it the Customer Experience (CX) at the focal point of an enterprise.
A Night of a Thousand Stars will help opportunity youth and aspiring hotel employees pursue a career in hospitality through scholarships and training programs. Attendees will include: AHLEF's Board of Trustees, AHLA's Board of Directors, winners and finalists of the AHLA Stars of the Industry Awards, past AHELF scholarship award winners and other leading hotel industry executives.
The Global Distribution Conference is organized by HEDNA. The 2019 HEDNA Global Distribution Conference will be held in Los Angeles, California, January 28 - January 30, 2019 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. Register Here It is the only global forum exclusively dedicated to the advancement of hospitality distribution through strategic collaboration and knowledge sharing.
ALIS is the leading and largest hotel investment conference in the world. ALIS in January 2018 had nearly 3,000 attendees. ALIS features numerous networking opportunities and an extensive array of seminars and panels by hotel industry experts, who discuss important trends and identify new opportunities for the year ahead. We hope you will join us at ALIS as we focus on today, look ahead to tomorrow, and catch a glimpse at what is beyond.
Hotel, Motel & Restaurant Supply Show of the Southeast
January 29 - 31
The Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Supply Show of the Southeast show floor has provided Independent Owners and Operators access to the leading Hospitality Industry Suppliers for over four decades. Connect face-to-face with producers of the products and services, and find competitive pricing for all of your supply and service needs.
The CLM Retail, Restaurant & Hospitality Conference is a fully reinvented event that offers unprecedented access to knowledge leaders in the retail, restaurant and hospitality claims resolution profession. This conference offers the attendees the unique professional opportunity to share their expertise in partnership with other authorities from across the country while building relationships.