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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 […]

The Search for Highlights When Reviewing Job Applications…

When evaluating job applicants, probably the most time consuming, and let’s face it, tedious aspect of the process is reviewing candidate applications. This is the ‘grind’ part of the process where you hope to find that diamond in the rough. Between those that are totally unqualified for the job and those who have just copied […]

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 […]

Haunted Hotels Around the World

There is an unhealthy fascination with the supernatural in most societies. Somehow the unexplained, the idea of spirits or ghosts and the afterlife has a hold on all of us in some shape or form; you need look no further than most mainstream religion for starters… Hotels, in particular, seem to have a special place […]

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 […]