Tag Archives: Hotel

That Age Perception…

I recently came across some articles from 1987 which discussed the shrinking pool of people working, or willing to work, in the hospitality industry and why we did not tap into the pool of older workers who seemed willing to work but were frequently ignored. Fast forward 35 years and it seems nothing has changed. […]

The Illusion of Choice in International Hotels

Consolidation in the international hotel market has become widespread over the past 10 or 15 years. It would probably take an entire article to list all of the mergers and acquisitions from the recent past, but some of the major ones include: – Marriott – Starwood Accor – Fairmont/Raffles/Swissotel Accor – Mantra (Australia) Accor – […]

Details, Details, Details…

I think we have all fallen foul of the grammar police from time to time; I think we all occasionally forget seemingly incidental facts in our daily conversations; I think we all have bad hair days…but if you don’t get these things right when job hunting, you can probably forget that perfect job. Forget about […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

To the rescue or not…that is the question!

The current state of the hospitality industry is anything but glorious to say the least. Travel and tourism have come to a virtual standstill, except where local tourism keeps the home fires burning (and that is at a very low flame!).  We can only hope that the year end and the beginning of the long […]