Must read – Top background news for hospitality management (17) – New luxury hotels create top jobs – How to launch a new hotel brand – Video peek in ultra-luxury lounges
Best of hospitality in the news – part 17 – 02 January 2017
The 27 best new hotels for 2017
This year, new luxury hotels and resorts will be inaugurated and create thouands of new jobs for phantastic careers in hospitality management.
How Hotel Companies Launch a New Brand – A bumper crop of boutiques flood the market; Tub or shower only? What goes in the minibar?
Hotel company executive Alan Fuerstman is standing in a mahogany- and brass-adorned model hotel room here debating whether guests staying in outposts of his new brand, Pendry, should be provided slippers in their rooms. Slippers or no slippers? Turndown service or no? Bathtub or shower only? These are just a few of the decisions that need to be made when launching a new hotel brand.
Wall Street Journal
Video – Butler service? Here’s a peek inside those exclusive hotel lounges
Splurging on a luxury hotel stay is one thing, ponying up for access to a club lounge is another. For example, the club lounge at the Ritz-Carlton in New Orleans is marketed as “a boutique hotel within a hotel.” There is a buffet-style, staffed restaurant that serves full meals, champagne, wine, beer and cocktails all day, private areas for conducting meetings with comfortable seating, complimentary newspapers and a private concierge service.
French luxury hotels woo daytime lovers
Fall in tourism pushes chains to rent rooms out by the hour
Financial Times (subscribers)
Chicago to get more hotel rooms in 2017 — perhaps too many
Chicago will host more major conventions in 2017, but the local hotel market could still find itself tested with as many as 3,000 additional guest rooms coming online, raising concern about oversupply.
Hotel construction booms in Colorado Springs
It was only a few years ago that a consultant told a Colorado Springs developer that building a new hotel wasn’t a good investment. That’s no longer the case. Buoyed by a growing economy, increasing tourism and a successful housing market, hotel builders have renewed confidence in Colorado Springs. Experts say hotel construction hasn’t been as good in the city since before the start of the new millennium.
The Bavarian Alps Now Has Another Perfect Hotel In Another Perfect Town
In 746 a group of Benedictine monks with impeccable taste settled on a lush piece of land beside a pristine lake in the Bavarian Alps. Over time the abbey grew as well as life around it, and it became the town of Tegernsee. Now it is a fairytale destination for Germans who go there for the clean air, beautiful peak views, and grand homes and hotels. Locals who are familiar with the Northeast say the town is equivalent to a Nantucket or Watch Hill. Families pass their homes from generation to generation and go there to unwind, boat, ski, and take a break from real life. It is only a 40-minute drive south of Munich.