One open-air hotel, called Null Stern, eliminates walls and a roof altogether. Staying there is a lot like camping. Located in the middle of the Swiss Alps, it only features a bed with linens.In German, the hotel’s name translates to “zero stars.”
Would you have the courage to sleep here? I think I would…
Source: Null Stern hotel room in the Swiss Alps has no walls – Business Insider
Our Forbes Travel Guide editors scoured properties undergoing new looks to name the ones you simply have to see.
Source: 13 Most Anticipated Hotel Renovations Of 2017
From a breath-taker in Beverly Hills to a tropical escape in Belize, these dreamy properties will finally become a reality this year. See Forbes Travel Guide’s top picks.
Source: 13 Most Anticipated Hotel Openings Of 2017
Not only does the No. 2 Best Hotel in Napa Valley place guests close to the area’s vineyards and top-notch restaurants, it’s also home to its own highly praised “field-to-fork” eatery, Lucy. Travelers also rave about Bardessono’s rooftop pool, accommodations and spacious bathrooms
Source: The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2017
Planning a trip to the Caribbean anytime soon?
All-inclusive properties, which typically bundle all meals, alcohol and nonalcoholic beverages and a variety of activities in their rates, are as synonymous with the region as umbrella-laden drinks and turquoise-tinted waters. To help you narrow down your choices, U.S. News took into account each property
Source: The 10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean 2017
I really love the idea of the “Curated Experience” and the various “Digital Apps” that allow a guest keyless entry into a room as well as a host of requests able to be made digitally. But I don’t ever want to see these apps take the place of the human touch that is essential to delivering a great customer experience.
Example: If you a request a roll-away with your room but one is not available, do they apps talk to you about your other options? What if the Front Desk or GM is able to change your room type, often with no charge above the roll-away fee, to meet your needs? A human being can evaluate the situation and offer advice, guidance & upgrades to find a creative way to meet your needs. Most apps would simply follow an inventory database as to what is or is not available.
Besides, it’s so much nicer to have a smiling representative of the property greet you with a warm “Welcome” and “May I help you” then a cold (no matter the digital voice quality) computer to try to do the same.
Fine for simple requests, but I would never want to rely on technology to replace human interaction, it’s only worthwhile if it enhances that human experience.
An enviable location, superlative amenities and genuine hospitality have long been the hallmark traits of time-tested customer loyalty. While some leading hotel brands are luring guests with customized, tech-savvy apps, others are reinventing the guest experience with flexible, multipurpose spaces,
Source: How Your Hotel Stay Will Evolve in 2017
The 225-room, 14-story building at 550 Baronne Street will open early 2019.
Source: Virgin Hotel downtown New Orleans to begin construction in April | NOLA.com
Chinese hotels are using art to try and stand out from their competitors, but does it make business sense?
Source: Is hotel art a waste of time? – BBC News
This is ain’t High School Folks!!
As a person who has worked in & around Hotels / Resorts for many, many years, I can personally tell you that pulling a fire alarm is a BIG deal. Resist peer pressure, you’re an adult.
An East Boston man described by his lawyer as a “die-hard Patriots fan” told cops he pulled a hotel fire alarm where the Pittsburgh Steel
Source: Police: Man who pulled fire alarm at Steelers hotel did it as a dare | Boston Herald
Hilton Launches a New Brand: Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Source: Hilton Launches a New Brand: Tapestry Collection by Hilton – Skift