The landscape continues to change rapidly and while no one can say with any degree of certainty where everything will land, we are starting to see the shape of things to come. Here are changes that the new normal is likely to bring forward in the hotel industry for owners and operators.
The First 100 Days: action plans for the ‘new normal’
There is tremendous value in slowing down and dedicating the time to take stock of where you’ve been and where you’re going; providing clarity for you and everyone who relies on your direction. Only after that can you put together a set of goals that will keep you and your team focused and prepared as soon as the “new normal” starts.
US moves closer to UNWTO with landmark meeting
A high-level delegation from the United States Department of State has met with head of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) as the country moves closer to rejoining the United Nations specialized agency for tourism.
Four underrated destinations to visit this year
WorldHotels proposes four underrated, yet charming destinations that offer enough art, culture, history, food and wine to satisfy.
Saber Rejbi appointed as new pastry chef at Hilton Chicago
With more than a decade of hospitality experience, Rejbi will be responsible for the creation, planning and supervision of the production of pastries, desserts and baked goods for Hilton Chicago.
NAVIS named a top workplace by Orlando Sentinel
This year’s recognition marks the fifth consecutive year that NAVIS has been ranked as one of the best places to work.
MGM rolls out solar powered mobile device charging solution
The Zon Powersol is a solar powered, mobile device charging station, ensuring guests can charge up devices conveniently, sustainably, and quickly at MGM properties.
Greg O’Stean appointed Chief Investment Officer with Loews Hotels
O’Stean joined Loews Hotels from Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, where as Chief Development Officer he drove growth for all brands across the Americas region, which includes almost 700 hotels and more than 70,000 rooms.
Embassy Suites Minneapolis Downtown now open
The hotel, formerly a multi-use office building that underwent a multi-million dollar renovation, was developed and is owned by HRI Properties LLC and operated by HRI Lodging LLC. Locally-based U.S. Bank provided the financing to HRI to undertake the extensive rehabilitation project.
Elsa S. Guttery promoted to Director of Sales at Shutters on the Beach
In her new role, Ms. Guttery will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of sales efforts while also assisting with marketing strategy for both Shutters on the Beach as well as sister property, Hotel Casa del Mar.