Category Misc

Is COVID-19 the big equalizer or simply a time to reset and start from zero?

In times like this it is good to sit back and take stock. Perhaps take the opportunity to reset the way we think and live, realise our vulnerability and ponder our mortality. What started as just another virus outbreak has literally brought the world to a standstill and our beloved hospitality industry to its knees. […]

The President, a Hotelier… So why not you?

So hotelier Donald Trump has been President for some time now – who would have thought it and who said our industry doesn’t provide opportunities? Well at least it does in the United States of America, the land of the free and home of the brave! With his unorthodox style of operating he consistently ruffles […]

Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry – Part 2…

I would consider myself an environmentally conscious person, doing my bit replacing plastic bottles with glass and refills. Not only does it help the environment but also saves a considerable sum of money – a fact worth considering given the price of a bottle of water these days. The environment and sustainability is an issue […]

The Elite Hotelier – Top Five Posts of 2019

When we review the previous year, it is always fun to see which of our blog posts have captured the imagination of readers, so here are the top 5 posts from 2019. 5) 10 Best Movies Featuring the Hotel and Hospitality Industry… We all love a good movie but watching one that involves hotels and […]

Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry – gimmicks or real change?

The overload of information that we are currently fed about the environment and the negative impact that we are having on the planet is simply overwhelming. Dire forecasts about the subject abound. In order for the next generation to survive we need to be concerned with so many issues affecting the planet, from climate change, […]

The Influencer…What’s That?

I was recently enlightened to a new term, which those of you who frequent social media will be well aware of – The Influencer. So, after emerging from my social media hole in the ground and rubbing the sand from my eyes, I consulted the oracle (now known as Google) to find out more. An […]

New Life for Abandoned Hotels?

Continuing our series of articles about abandoned hotel and resorts (see our earlier posts – The Incongruous Idea of Abandoned Hotels… and Abandoned Hotels – Part 2) to follow are some hotels that were abandoned but now show signs of life, either as new attempts to get the properties up and running or re-purposed as apartments, […]

Are Opinions Worth Listening to?

Throughout my life I have been known to have an opinion about almost everything! I guess that’s the way I was brought up, to speak my mind, and I have done that even when my opinions have not been sought or when they can be construed as being somewhat controversial. In the oh so ‘politically […]