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Three Technology Trends That Will Define the Future of Travel

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SOUTHLAKE, Texas—Sabre Corporation has released a new technology forecast on evolving trends that the company predicts will impact travel over the next decade. The Sabre Labs 2018 Emerging Technology Report names automation, authenticity, and blockchain as three major areas for consideration. "Increasingly, people are coming to understand that the travel business is really a technology business," Philip Likens, director of Sabre Labs,...

Three Ways Hotels Are Repositioning Unique Assets

repositioning unique assets through food and beverage - foodgram
Celebrity chef restaurants, locally inspired food and beverage offerings, communal social spaces, and in-room and hotel-led fitness options–these trends represent a transformation of the traditional hotel model. Amenity preferences, particularly for authentic, one-of-a-kind social experiences, continue to segment the hospitality industry. Many of the large hotel chains have countered with a series of new boutique-style brands that cater to...

HVMG Focuses on F&B To Drive Lifestyle Growth

HVMG's Plunge Beach Hotel bar
Hospitality Ventures Management Group (HVMG)—an Atlanta-based, private hotel investment, ownership, and management company—this week launched its fourth lifestyle hotel—the 163-room Plunge Beach Hotel in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Fla. The upscale lifestyle hotel focuses on its custom-created food and beverage outlets, which are designed to attract guests and local alike. HVMG SVP and COO, Richard Jones, spoke with LODGING at the 2017 NYU...

New Hotel Booking App Targets Millennials

TripCraft, a mobile solutions provider, launched a new hotel booking application and website, Vir.al. The app targets so-called Millennials, one of the faster growing demographics. Using curated, experience-based and destination-specific content, Vir.al enables users to create unique travel experiences in addition to booking a room. Vir.al can be used to plan travel in eight domestic destinations—New York, Boston, Miami, San Francisco,...

Curio Collection by Hilton Opens The Darcy Washington D.C.

The Darcy Washington Currio Collection by Hilton
WASHINGTON, D.C.—A contemporary hotel located just six blocks from the White House and around the corner from the trendy 14th Street corridor is the newest member of the Curio Collection by Hilton, the global portfolio of upscale independent hotels and resorts. The Darcy Washington D.C. joins the rapidly-growing collection brand as its first property in the nation's capital. The...