Author Archives: Elite Hotelier

Is the Nightmare Coming to an End?

In the past few weeks, we have seen the slow movement of countries opening up for tourism in Asia, whilst Europe has been open since June and the hospitality industry has had some chance to recover from the various lockdowns. Recent announcements that airlines will start increasing flights internationally has also been encouraging and news […]

Opinion: The New Reality…

The flood gates are opening and if all goes well, we can expect a bumper 2022 for travel and tourism – well certainly when compared to 2020 and 2021. Following almost 2 years of lockdowns, quarantine restrictions and tourism shutdowns across the world, the question remains, was it worth the pain and suffering? There is […]

Climate Change & Sustainability Imperatives for the Hospitality Industry

In many past posts on our blog and in articles in the Quarterly, we have discussed, ad infinitum, the topics of sustainability and climate change in the hospitality industry. Whilst difficult to summarise these articles in a few words, it is clear we think that our industry’s approach to the issues is too passive and […]

I Want to Speak to the Manager!

On the internet nothing ever ends it seems, so a complaint letter written to a New York hotel dating back to a stay in 2004 came across my screen a couple of weeks ago. The apparently genuine letter was written by a disgruntled guest of the Hudson Hotel in New York. It hilariously details his […]

Opinion: Racism, Sexism – What’s Next?

In the past year or so, the red button issue of discrimination has seen frequent stories on TV talk shows, radio, social media and in the press. I have been “a foreigner” wherever I have lived for the past 40 or years and can honestly say, I have never felt discriminated against.  I have been […]

The Macabre Interest in Celebrities, Death and Hotels…

Celebrity culture has thrived since the second half of the 20th century and its growth continues in a manner that seems endless. It’s not that it didn’t exist before this time, but the rapid development of consumer culture in the post WW2 years and the constant technological improvements made the rapid distribution of images and […]

Will veganism ever go mainstream?

Lately, much is written about veganism and vegan food and how it can improve our life and the environment. Having been one of those individuals that gave this a good try (I lived a 100 % vegetarian life for six months) here are my observations and thoughts.  Veganism is currently defined as a way of […]

Don’t become a victim of Resume Fatigue!

When chatting recently with a corporate HR executive from a leading international hotel chain, we got onto the subject of resumes and the enormous volume of poor resumes (CV’s) we all receive from candidates. “Did they learn nothing at school?”, she joked, but more seriously said “resume fatigue is a huge problem for all our […]