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Advice for a dog-friendly road trip

Advice for a dog-friendly road trip


The dog days of summer may be over but end-of-summer road trips and fall leaf-peeping adventures are next on the list. Whether or not you’re loading the car with friends or family, don’t rule out bringing your dog along for the ride.  It’s time to let your pup hang his head out of the window and feel the breeze! Road trips with your furry friends can be a blast if you plan accordingly. To make this trip idyllic for you and your dog, here are a few tips from Rover.com for a fun and dog-friendly travel…

Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort uses virtual reality and augmented reality experience

Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort uses virtual reality and augmented reality experience


Innovation, a theme that is synonymous with Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort as they recently embarked on an exercise to enhance the pre-arrival experience for visitors planning a stay at the resort. The property is the first Sheraton hotel to embark on both virtual and augmented reality experience for its users. The vision to create a new way to impress its potential guest, giving them a precise impression of the property and how it’s like to be there. Geared up in a Oculus gadget and a compatible phone,…

Skål International signs agreement with Halterios

Skål International signs agreement with Halterios


Skål International, the world’s leading tourism network, has signed an important agreement with Halterios, a consultancy based in Cadiz, Spain, as the official sponsor for the Sustainable Tourism Awards that will be presented during the forthcoming Skål International World Congress, to be held in Hyderabad, India, from October 5-9. Skål CEO, Daniela Otero, recently confirmed that in order to promote sustainability around the world, Skål will present these important awards in several categories to…

Study finds 80 per cent of travel managers today make mobility the biggest priority in corporate travel

Study finds 80 per cent of travel managers today make mobility the biggest priority in corporate travel


Sabre Corporation, the leading technology provider to the global travel industry, has unveiled findings from its 2017 Asia Pacific Corporate Traveller study. One key finding shows that 80 per cent of travel managers now believe mobility to be the biggest priority in managing corporate travel; another underscore the rise of premium economy as a new corporate favourite class; a third finds companies trying to stay on top of corporate travellers who are increasingly deviating from their travel policy. …

Wellington welcomes back Sofitel

Wellington welcomes back Sofitel


To the delight of locals and international travellers, Sofitel Wellington will reopen its doors in October 2017 and welcome back its original opening team, following a temporary hiatus.   The 129-room, 14-storey hotel is returning to its status as the capital’s favourite destination for business and leisure, nestled between Wellington’s iconic landmarks The Beehive and the Botanical Gardens.  General Manager for Sofitel Wellington, Stephen Gould, said the Sofitel’s return has been highly anticipated.…

Dorsett Hospitality International launches Dorsett Residences Bukit Bintang in Kuala Lumpur

Dorsett Hospitality International launches Dorsett Residences Bukit Bintang in Kuala Lumpur


Dorsett Hospitality International has announced the soft opening of the Group’s first integrated residences on September 1, 2017 – Dorsett Residences Bukit Bintang @ annexed to Dorsett Kuala Lumpur.  It is just a mere five minutes’ walk to the doorstep of Bukit Bintang Walk, home to mega malls such as Pavilion, Starhill Gallery, Fahrenheit 88, Lot 10, Sungei Wang, Berjaya Times Square and Low Yat Plaza. The KL Convention Centre and Petronas Twin Towers are also within the vicinity of this luxurious…

HKS appoints Michael Strohmer as lead in new hospitality studio in Los Angeles

HKS appoints Michael Strohmer as lead in new hospitality studio in Los Angeles


HKS Hospitality Group, the renowned specialty hospitality architecture and interiors practice of HKS, has announced its expansion with the relocation of Associate Principal Michael Strohmer to the Los Angeles office. With more than 15 years of experience as a Design Architect and Project Designer at the HKS’s headquarters in Dallas, Texas, Mr Strohmer is a seasoned design veteran who will help the practice grow its presence throughout the West Coast and Asia in collaboration with the firm’s San…

Jim Cavallo appointed Regional Operations Leader at Midas Hospitality in St. Louis

Jim Cavallo appointed Regional Operations Leader at Midas Hospitality in St. Louis


Jim Cavallo has been appointed Regional Operations Leader at Midas Hospitality in St. Louis. In this position, Mr Cavallo will oversee approximately 12 to 15 hotels, creating and cultivating an environment that complements Midas Hospitality’s vision. This includes a hands-on leadership approach with respect to top-line revenue, guest service, profitability, and associate satisfaction. He will guide each hotel’s general manager in all aspects of hotel operations, as well as support their training…

People on the Move: Week of August 28, 2017

People on the Move: Week of August 28, 2017


People on the Move: Week of August 28, 2017 Chefs, GMs, revenue managers, F&B directors. The people driving the industry are making their moves.  California-based Courtyard Marriott Long Beach Airport named Kenya Bannister as general manager of the 159-room hotel.  Bannister was the first employee on the hotel’s opening team in March 2013 and originally served as the hotel’s director of sales. Prior to her tenure at the property, Bannister served in positions ranging from front desk clerk and…

Rotana CEO discusses opportunities in Africa

Rotana CEO discusses opportunities in Africa


Rotana CEO discusses opportunities in Africa Africa has a hotel development story about as diverse as its 54 countries. That story varies greatly depending on the stage of the supply cycle. While secondary markets with increasing demand growth in Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria have longer runways for development, specific markets like Nairobi and Kigali, for example, have quickly become oversupplied. Overall, the future of the sector on the continent is encouraging with a rising middle class, increased…

Kohler invests in football, new standards in Green Bay

Kohler invests in football, new standards in Green Bay


Kohler invests in football, new standards in Green Bay Wisconsin-based Kohler Hospitality (they of kitchen and bath product fame) has made further moves in the state with an updated Kohler Lodge concept in Green Bay. Kohler Lodge bathroom with new brand standards The 144-room hotel acts as an anchor to the Titletown District, the Green Bay Packers’ mixed-use commercial and recreational development located adjacent to the stadium. The hotel, which operates in partnership with the Packers, will host…

Way beyond a kids’ club in Switzerland

Way beyond a kids’ club in Switzerland


Way beyond a kids’ club in Switzerland A young Swiss couple is redefining child-friendly hotel by going beyond the typically mandatory kids’ club, nannies for hire and pasta and fries. The stream of innovations and sense of fun at the 55-room Märchenhotel Bellevue (Märchen meaning ‘fairy tale’) in Glarus Süd, Switzerland, bowl over even the adults. The 55-room Märchenhotel Bellevue, overlooking the Glarner Alps Goats come out of a well-built hut to cross a Golden Geiss Gate (geiss is goat in Swiss-German)…