Tag Archives: trivia

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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

Instagram worthy Hotel Rooms around the Globe…

The internet abounds with photos of hotel rooms, both good and bad, but the game changer most definitely has been Instagram. It seems that no weekend break or holiday of a lifetime is complete without a myriad of photos of your bed, bathroom or view from the balcony – all with an excess of hashtags […]

Who’s in charge?

  Having worked in all kinds of environments and cultures, I am constantly fascinated by the comments I see from guests about their hotel stay. Here are some odds and ends from the daily routine of a typical resort operation – unbelievably, they are all real comments!   The weather: – “your brochure sells sunshine. […]