More and more people are booking hotels online. Were all becoming internet-savvy and using digital technologies to our advantage. In fact, 93% of people looking to book hotels check the reviews online, regardless of how they book their stay.
Navika Group of Companies and Blue Sky Hospitality Solutions (BSHS) Management Company today announced the acquisition of Andaz Wall Street, which has rebranded to Hyatt Centric Wall Street New York. The hotel plans to resume operations and begin welcoming guests on January 26, 2022.
Global tourism experienced a 4% upturn in 2021, compared to 2020 (415 million versus 400 million). However, international tourist arrivals (overnight visitors) were still 72% below the pre-pandemic year of 2019, according to preliminary estimates by UNWTO. This follows on from 2020, the worst year on record for tourism, when international arrivals decreased by 73%.
I heard this about 40 years ago and it has stuck with me. I was a newbie cocktail waiter working part time in my hometown hotel. One of my regular weekend customers was the controller and he was telling me he needed an income auditor for the summer line-up. I suggested my brother who was recently out of work at his articling job at a CA firm. He told me rather strongly I recall that my suggestion would never work because my brother had no hotel experience and hotels are different.
The pandemic, Brexit and ongoing supply issues have prompted key changes in the UKs hotel sector, many of which are long-term, if not permanent.
Operators say lack of items, increased prices are toughest to deal with.
Hotel assets all have a lifespan, be it the alarm clock in room 348, the dining table in the restaurant, or the computer at the front desk. Like most hotels, you are likely using some type of asset management system to track what you have and when it needs to be replaced. Just like your other physical assets, your hotel photography can become outdated and will need to be replaced. But, unlike that alarm clock, great photography can differentiate your hotel from the competition and lead directly to a great RevPAR.
The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) today announced the opening of Raajkutir, an IHCL SeleQtions hotel in Kolkata, West Bengal.
Scandic Hotels has signed a long-term lease agreement with Skanska for a new 210-room hotel in downtown Sundsvall. The new hotel, which will be located in the citys harbor area, will be built of wood, giving it a very high environmental standard. The hotel is expected to open during 2024.
Deutsche Hospitalitys new IntercityHotel in Wiesbaden opened today. The 216-room hotel is located directly next to the citys central railway station and just a short walk from the RheinMain CongressCenter.