Social Media Instagram Influencer

Social Media Influencers Aren’t Just for Luxury Brands

Luxury hotels have been tapping into social media influencers since they emerged. Private islands, five-star stays, exorbitant room service, private butlers, and Instagram-worthy photo...
Bobby Orr Suite - Ames Boston - Themed suites hotels

Positioning Themed Suites as Lucrative Assets

When done right, themed hotel rooms that cater to niche interests can be a major draw for guests who share those passions. These offerings...
Meeting planners — site selection

What Drives Meeting Planners in Site Selection?

Group business is alive and well around the country. Demand increased 2.1 percent for the first half of 2018, and rates have grown consistently...
Kimpton Boston Super Bowl

Super Bowl LIII Prompts Goat-Inspired Wager Between Kimpton Hotels in Boston and Los Angeles

Joe Capalbo, area director of operations for Kimpton Hotels of New England and general manager of the Kimpton Marlowe hotel in Cambridge, is looking...
A healthy buffet — catering for a wellness-focused meeting or event

Four Wellness-Centered Recommendations for Meetings in 2019

DURHAM, N.C.—Wellness will be an essential component for meeting planners to incorporate into their 2019 events as they focus on the complete physical, mental,...
Boosting occupancy in the first quarter

How To Boost Occupancy in the First Quarter

The first quarter of the year is both a critical and challenging time for hoteliers. LODGING checked in with Michael Tall, president and chief operating officer...
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Four Seasons Hotels and Resort - Fortune Best Companies to Work For

Five Hotel Companies Among Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For

Five hotel companies made the recently released 21st annual Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list, which is based on surveyed employee ratings...
Linens

What Are Your True Variable Costs Per Occupied Room?

Knowing the average, actual costs incurred per occupied guestroom enables a manager to make more prudent pricing and marketing decisions and to monitor expenses....
New York City

Five Markets With the Most Hotel Construction

Analysts at Lodging Econometrics recently reported the top five markets with the largest hotel construction pipelines for the third quarter of 2018. The number...
Hotel security

12 Ways To Increase Hotel Security

Even when hotels have strong security policies and procedures in place, they are still vulnerable to cyber attacks, break-ins, theft, fraud, and other crimes....
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