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Ritz-Carlton Opens Its First Resort In Japan

Ritz-Carlton Opens Its First Resort In Japan

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company L.L.C. has opened its first luxury resort in Japan on the island of Okinawa. The 97 guestrooms and two suites of the Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa have balconies or terraces that overlook the East China Sea and the ...

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Can Your Hotel Handle the Heat?

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), energy represents the single fastest-growing operating cost in the lodging industry. The EPA estimates that a 10 percent reduction in energy consumption would be equivalent to increasing RevPAR—revenue per available room—by $0.60 ...

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Hotel Operators as Brand Stewards

During my tenure in the hospitality industry, I’ve worked both onsite as the director of sales and marketing for several hotels, as well as on the corporate side as a director of brand performance support and as vice president of ...

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A New Food Philosophy

The words “organic” and “sustainable” are buzz-worthy terms in the hotel industry, with properties focusing on energy-saving installations and eco-friendly building materials. But more hotels are beginning to apply the words to their food and beverage operations as well. Hyatt ...

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Managing the Social Web

The impact that online reviews and social media chatter have on the hotel industry can no longer be ignored by brands and property management companies that hope to maintain their reputations and provide guests with high-quality service. But attempting to ...

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Design Narrative

Hilton Hotels & Resorts Wednesday launched Hilton Design Studio, a new online, interactive platform that will allow owners, developers, and design firms to better implement the brand’s design narrative. The brand also unveiled two ready-to-use owner solutions—a new FF&E concept ...

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