The protégé of Edward Steichen was one the hottest photographers of the 1930s, shooting everyone from Katharine Hepburn to Jesse Owens, but six years into his career, he died. A new exhibit in Tulsa revives the work of the long-neglected artist.
From Hard Boiled to Shaolin Cowboy, Geof Darrow has some truly gorgeous art to his name, from a career in the comics industry that has spanned decades. Now, an intimate look at the pencil work behind some of his most famous collections is being gathered into a new art book, and io9 has an exclusive first look.
Some extraordinary photographs in this article. This is a destination I would love to travel to, especially with my camera.
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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,