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    Guest Blog: ‘Hotels are missing vital marketing messages’

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    A guest blog from Professor Stuart Barnes on the importance of marketing for hoteliers… Hotels are losing customers because they aren’t using the most effective marketing messages for their ratings, reveals new research from King’s Business School. The researchers have created a model that exposes the truth about hotel performance using text from online customer […]

    In Conversation: Denise Ellis discusses ever-changing hotel design

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    Head of interior design and conservation at Nottingham-based Franklin Ellis Architects, Denise Ellis, who has worked with the firm for over 24 years, is a heavyweight in the hotel interior design industry. Having worked with international brands though to independents including Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Best Western, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Staybridge Suites, […]

    Guest Blog: Lotss – ‘Prioritising technology for your hotel staff’

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    Prachi Chhabria, co-founder of Lotss, shares her views on the best way to integrate technology into your processes to keep your hotel staff connected… In the last few years, there has been a steady uptick in integrating the use of technology within the hospitality industry. Hotels are now heavily investing in guest-facing technologies such as […]

    Guest Blog: Mitre – Six ways to accessorise hotel rooms

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    Every establishment is unique and it is often the little touches that can make all the difference to a guest’s experience. The increasing credibility of travel review sites has made the hospitality market even more competitive, so it is important to stand out for all the right reasons. Here Chris Tame, Mitre Linen’s National Sales […]

    Guest Blog: MK Electric – new dimensions for hospitality design

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    MK Electric share the benefits of their new range of design-led wiring accessories called Dimensions, perfect for hoteliers looking for modernity with design flexibility… A growing number of hotels are shedding traditional designs in favour of something a little more modern, as rapidly changing interior trends require agile products which can evolve along with the […]

    STR Case Study: Impact of terrorism on UK hotel performance

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    A number of people have asked themselves how the recent tragedies in the UK might have affected the market’s hotels. While there is still not a long enough range of data to draw any definitive conclusions, STR thought it important to take this opportunity to look into it in some detail. According to STR figures, the […]

    Guest Blog: Larry Mogelonsky – Dirty Dozen Of Hotel Renovation

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    Larry Mogelonsky, Principal at Hotel Mogel Consulting and Chairman at LMA Communications shares his thoughts on a general guideline of twelve tips for a smooth renovation… With the kids gone, it was time to follow the footsteps of many other boomers and downsize to a condominium. What started as a mere paint job, however, morphed […]

    London, Vienna top destinations for business in Europe

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    Business trips are a possible indicator of economic growth. If the volume of business travel increases or falls in certain regions, it is possible to draw conclusions about the economy there… London and Vienna are the most popular business destinations in Europe. Outside Europe, European business travelers travel most frequently to New York and Shanghai. […]

    Guest Blog: Youri Sawerschel – is Zoku the next Citizen M?

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    Solicited for his creative thinking skills, Youri Sawerschel has been involved with projects focused on creating, launching and managing brands in Europe, China and the Middle-East. He has worked with brands as diverse as Kempinski Hotels, UBS, EPFL and Mondelez. He discusses below what we can expect from the brand Zoku… The success of Citizen […]

    July Focus: Mitre’s Chris Tame – ‘How to accessorise hotel rooms’

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    Every establishment is unique and it is often the little touches that can make all the difference to a guest’s experience. The increasing credibility of travel review sites has made the hospitality market even more competitive, so it is important to stand out for all the right reasons. Here Chris Tame, Mitre Linen’s National Sales […]