Category Misc

Happy Chinese New Year 2021 – Year of the Ox!

The 2021 Chinese New Year’s Day is February 12th and in 2021 it is the Year of the Ox. According to the Chinese horoscope 2021, the Ox (Buffalo) is the governing zodiac sign from Lunar New Year day 2021’s and during the entire Chinese lunar year, which ends on January 31st, 2022. Every Chinese zodiac […]

More Unique Hotel Rooms…

In past posts we have brought a look at some weird, wonderful and unique hotel rooms, so now, at a time when much of the world is in lockdown and travel is near impossible, here are a few more glimpses of the world we are hoping to visit when life returns to normality. Conrad Maldives […]

Sustainability in The Hospitality Industry – Part 5

While contemplating a follow up to my previous articles about sustainability, I realized that in the past year the world has significantly changed and with it, the way hotels operate. A good example was my recent stay between Christmas and New Year’s Eve. I took my chances during the holiday break to travel domestically in […]

Festive Fun – 2020 🎄

In a year like 2020, I think we all need to find ways to smile, so here are a few of our favourite comedy clips for the festive season – unlike us, these never get old… From all of us at ‘The Elite Hotelier’ and ‘Elite Search’ we hope you get to spend time with […]

Sustainability in The Hospitality Industry – Part 4

Being in the recruitment business we have been equally affected with the slowdown in hospitality business activity and understand the difficulties and financial suffering many people and companies are experiencing. At this difficult time, it is easy to forget the other important issues that will shape the future of our industry. Climate change and environmental […]

The Ultimate Bar and Restaurant Sign Collection!

Portable bar and restaurant advertising signs have seemingly been around forever, although the origins of these signs are a matter of some debate. Charles Dickens is credited with first use of the term ‘sandwich man’ in his literature, to describe “a piece of human flesh between two slices of paste board” which were frequently used […]

More Hotels & Hospitality Movies – Reader Suggestions…

Our article about the 10 best movies featuring the hospitality and hotel business a couple of years ago was one of our most popular ever posts and has led to much discussion and debate subsequently. How could we possibly have left out this one or overlooked that one, so in response to the feedback, here […]

Dalgona Coffee – Just Why? …and other Bizarre Coffee Options.

There was a time when coffee was just coffee. Something to give you that small lift to get your day going in the morning. The all-important caffeine hit was the objective. If it tasted good that was great, but this paled into insignificance compared to the heart starting boost from that most seductive of drugs […]