Category Misc

Future hotel trends…innovation or more marketing spin?

During the last quarter of the year we are inundated with predictions regarding the next & newest trends in hospitality for 2019. These predictions are always a good yarn and interesting to read, particularly if you keep them and see what really happened 12 months down the line… The usual suspects include the impact of […]

Do Not Disturb!

A 2018 article in ‘Conde Nast Traveler’ suggested that due to events in the USA after the mass shooting in Las Vegas from a hotel room we will most likely see an end to DND signs in hotels as the hotels ensure they inspect rooms at least once in every 24 hours (https://www.cntraveler.com/story/why-hotel-do-not-disturb-signs-are-disappearing). Most hotels […]

10 Best Movies featuring the Hotel and Hospitality Industry…

We all love a good movie but watching one that involves hotels and hospitality adds that little bit more interest when you live and breathe it daily in your work life. Whether you are cringing in the corner from the unbelievable portrayal of life in hospitality or squirming in your seat since it is far […]

Fun Hotel Facts – part 2

Continuing list of Fun Hotel Facts… 17. Popular hotels in New Orleans put grease on balcony support poles during Mardi Gras so drunks can’t climb in… 18. One of the largest hotel suites in the world is located 22 stories under the surface in the Grand Canyon Caverns. One night for two people in this […]

Fun Hotel Facts – part 1

1. The “Sky Beam” that shoots out of the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas attracts so many insects that it has established a new ecosystem of moths, bats, and owls. 2. The oldest hotel in the world has been operated by the same Japanese family for over 1,300 years. 52 different generations of descendants have […]

The Hotel Guest and the Soap…

For hoteliers, some stories are timeless. The story of the hotel guest, the soap and the room attendant is one of those enduring yarns. I’m not sure if it was ever true, but the fact that all of us who have worked in the industry can actually imagine it really happening is probably enough, so […]

Are you an Out of the Box Thinker?

“Out of the Box Thinker” – this is a phrase used often in advertisements, job specifications and during search assignments, but is it just another cliché or is it something real to be discovered and nurtured? According to the various dictionaries it means “to think differently, unconventionally and look at an issue from an outside […]

When Enough is Enough…

There are days in our lives when getting out of bed is a chore, let alone the thought of going to work. We all have had days like this – some have had more than one or two… With the recent passing of Anthony Bourdain, 3-star Michelin chef Benoit Violier (some years ago) and one […]