When discussing where to stay on their next trip to the mountains, skiers and snowboarders might have in mind a traditional Alpine hotel room kitted out with wooden cladding, gingham curtains and a view of the mountains – but the new Pangea Pod Hotel in Whistler is set to change all that.
Source: Inside Whister’s new pod hotel
A hotel group has become the first in the UK to launch an anti-slavery programme across its hotels. Aimed at raising awareness among both guests and staff of human trafficking, the project, by Shiva Hotels, will include a training programme for 400 employees and displaying statements in lobbies and on in-room TVs.
Full Story: UK hotel group to launch anti-slavery programme | Travel | The Guardian
The hotel further ensures its It-spot status by offering only 170 rooms and suites (intimate by LA “big brand” standards), all of which come with floor-to-ceiling windows, private balconies, marble bathrooms (furnished with swoon-worthy deco vanities and amenities by Ferragamo or Diptyque), along with posh perks like complimentary pressing and shoe shining.
Full Story: Inside Beverly Hills’ ritziest new hotel | New York Post
Have you ever fantasized about being the one INSIDE the snow globe? Now may be your chance….
If you’re looking for a hotel that is far more than a toilet and place to rest your head, the kind of place that is an experience in itself, you might want to try sleeping in a bubble. Really. Iceland’s The 5 Million Star Hotel puts you in a bubble in the middle of nature with nothing between you and the stars (and hopefully, the northern lights) but your room’s clear walls.
Full story: This Hotel in Iceland Is Bubble Where You Can See the Northern Lights – Thrillist
I could NOT swim in this pool!! Like EVER … Be sure to click the link below to view the other nine hotels pools featured.
The neo-Gothic Joule has one of the world’s most striking infinity pools.Pushing design to its literal edge, this 1927 historic hotel has one ultra-modern feature: a window-walled rooftop infinity pool that sticks out almost 2.5 meters from the building’s exterior.
Non-acrophobics can swim to the deep end and take in the views of downtown Dallas, 10 stories below.
The Joule Dallas, 1530 Main Street, Dallas, Texas 752201; +1 214 748 1300
Full Story: America’s most amazing hotel pools – CNN.com | CNN Travel
From the super-hotel that is The Ned to the capital’s cool little gems, like Ham Yard Hotel, London is awash with inspiring and design-savvy places to lay your head. You would be forgiven for thinking, therefore, that a new property from Novotel – part of the French Accor group – wouldn’t be anywhere near as exciting as some of the big-name openings flinging open their doors in town. You’d be wrong.
Source: Say Hello To London’s Coolest New Hotel: The Novotel London Canary Wharf
Rooms are getting smaller and sleeker, while common areas are growing in size and importance.
Players include new entrants, such as Yotel, and traditional hotel chains, such as Best Western and Hilton.
Competition and “Airbnb effect,” not cost, spurring hotel changes, say analysts.
Full article at CNBC: Communal, cozy and connected: Hotels of the future break new ground
Who says hotel companies can’t dabble in cruising, too?
In a hospitality industry crossover, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company is launching a luxury cruising yacht line scheduled to hit the water in the fourth quarter of 2019, the company announced Thursday. Ritz-Carlton will enter a crowded field of luxury cruise lines. In doing so, it follows a path similar to Disney when it founded Disney Cruise Line in 1996.
Read story at: Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company is launching a yacht cruise line | Miami Herald
The Watergate’s announcement was short on details about what Room 214’s redesign will involve, other than saying it will have soft furnishings and in-room amenities and closet items that showcase the property’s significant history and underscore the guest room’s allure to so many global travelers.It did not say if Room 214 will have a higher nightly rate or how guests will be able to request it.
Nope, not tacky at all…
Source: Infamous Watergate Hotel room getting ‘Scandal’-inspired makeover | WTOP
Especially if you have never worked in the hotel industry you will be faced with many unexpected situations and complications you might not have imagined. The international hotel business is highly competitive and achieving good financial results is not as easy as it seems.
This is a major understatement. I can not express strongly enough how this industry is so different what most people not employed in it think. Do your research first.
This series of articles looks to be a good place to start.
Source: How to Start your own Independent or Boutique Hotel | By Patrick Landman – Hospitality Net