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    Case Study: Mode:Green – the death of the hotel lobby

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    “In a world where customer service has evaporated, Mode:Green is still holding on to being proactive in maintaining high levels of customer service; they show up when needed, and you’re confident that they’re going to stand behind their installation” — Fergal Hayes, project director for Capital Expenditures with Starwood Hotels In all markets, millennials are […]

    Stylish and Sustainable: High-end hotels get green

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    Social enterprise Bouteco has released their first ever global trends report ‘Stop, Think, Discuss’, offering an industry overview on sustainability for stylish hotels in the boutique-hotel sector. Key findings include: • 42% of respondents would pay more for a sustainable hotel but would not compromise on comfort or luxury. • 64% of respondents consider environmental […]

    Marriott International to open 40 luxury hotels in 2018

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    Marriott International has reported that it will open almost 40 luxury hotels in 2018, catering to what it calls a new ‘affluent traveller’. Marriott also said it will expand its luxury footprint further with 200 hotels in the development pipeline, including 25 new countries, from Iceland and Nepal to Cuba and the Philippines. Marriott’s luxury […]

    Preferred Hotels and Resorts expands portfolio

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    The world’s largest independent hotel brand, Preferred Hotels and Resorts, has added 25 new properties to its international roster of luxury hotels and resorts. The newest members of the Preferred Hotels and Resorts portfolio are located across the globe in eight different countries in some of the world’s most desirable destinations, from Hawaii to India […]

    Room prices plummet at Donald Trump’s hotels

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    It’s more bad news for Donald Trump and his presidency’s impact on his business empire, as it has emerged the average price of a room at Trump hotels across the world have dropped by as much as 64% in some locations. Just over 300 days after becoming the 45th US President in January, the price […]

    Eight new hotels join Worldhotels group

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    Worldhotels is welcoming eight new hotels to its global portfolio. From a boutique hotel in the 7th arrondissement in Paris, to a luxury 5-star accommodation in Shanghai, these new Worldhotels provide authentic guest experiences for both leisure and business travelers. Hotel Juliana, Paris, France (main image) Hotel Juliana is located on a quiet street in […]

    Showcase: EDITION launching 8 hotels in 2018

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    SHANGHAI | BODRUM | TIMES SQUARE | BARCELONA | BANGKOK | ABU DHABI | WEST HOLLYWOOD With seven new properties scheduled to launch across three continents, and many more in the pipeline, 2018 will mark a pivotal moment for EDITION. Created through a ground-breaking partnership between boutique hotel creator and innovator Ian Schrager and the […]

    Hilton recognised as best hospitality company to work for

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    Hilton has been named the highest ranked hospitality company on the list of the World’s Best Workplaces by Great Place to Work, joining a group of 25 elite global companies recognized for high-trust, high-performing workplace cultures in 2017. This is the second consecutive year that Hilton’s employees have placed the company’s workplace culture among the […]

    Five to Watch: Virtuoso’s luxury hotel openings

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    Travellers in the know seeking the next great upscale hotel look no further. Luxury and experiential travel network Virtuoso, along with its more than 16,000 travel advisors worldwide, has revealed the hottest hotel openings around the globe for this autumn and beyond. From relaxing resorts to iconic urban landmarks, these five properties are sure to […]

    Guest Blog: TOPHOTELS – Five luxury brands to watch

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    As summer ends, TOPHOTELS takes a look back over the year so far and round up our pick of the top five luxury hotel brands of 2017, selecting the ones that have impressed us the most with their services and properties. FAIRMONT HOTELS Recently acquired by Accor Hotels, who have seen their profits rise 0.9% since […]