Archive: September, 2014

Putting consumer experience first, a hospitality specialty

Putting consumer experience first, a hospitality specialtyNews from hotel-industry.co.uk: Columnists Hi! Voice Judy Hou, columnist and Judy Hou at Director General/CEO discusses the vital – and changing role – of hospitality education in preparing young leaders to deliver a first-class customer experience. Hospitality is at the heart of the experience economy, explains Judy Hou, columnist [...]

Tallest building in Los Angeles to house InterContinental hotel

Tallest building in Los Angeles to house InterContinental hotelNews from Travel Weekly: InterContinental Hotels & Resorts will brand the 900-room hotel being developed as part of a downtown Los Angeles mixed-use project that will be the tallest building west of the Mississippi River when it opens in 2017. The hotel will be the largest InterContinental [...]

The lure of fall travel despite rising hotel prices

The lure of fall travel despite rising hotel pricesNews from CNBC: Leisure and business travelers considering fall travel are likely to find slightly higher hotel prices this season, but at least airfare so far is in check. Flights around Thanksgiving are currently 14 percent cheaper than last year’s prices, according to Hopper travel data, which [...]

Caesars envisions a sharing mood for Linq Hotel

Caesars envisions a sharing mood for Linq HotelNews from Travel Weekly: Caesars Entertainment has had a busy 2014, shaking things up mid-Strip with the opening of the Linq pedestrian promenade early this year, and the Cromwell in May. Now, the company is sinking $ 223 million into renovations and turning the Quad Resort & Casino [...]

Ask LH: Does My Travel Agent Have To Tell Me About Hotel Taxes And …

Ask LH: Does My Travel Agent Have To Tell Me About Hotel Taxes And …News from Lifehacker Australia: Dear Lifehacker, I have recently booked a holiday abroad through a large travel agency. When the confirmation was sent through we have seen that we have to pay the hotel a surcharge for facilities and another surcharge [...]

Kempinski taking reservations for Myanmar hotel

Kempinski taking reservations for Myanmar hotelNews from Travel Weekly: The Kempinski Hotel Nay Pyi Taw, Kempinski’s first Myanmar property, will open on Nov. 1. The reservations book is open. Kempinski said the 141-room hotel “was conceived with the heritage of Burma in mind and an emphasis on local arts, crafts and furnishings.” Internal room features [...]

Have dog, will travel: Top pet-friendly hotel chains

Have dog, will travel: Top pet-friendly hotel chainsNews from USA TODAY: USA TODAY’s Candyce Stapen gives tips for traveling with your dog. USA TODAY Christine Sarkis, SmarterTravel.com 7 a.m. EDT September 3, 2014 Amenities in the “Loews Loves Pets” program include pet mats, food and water bowls, treats, beds, and even litter boxes.(Photo: Loews Hotels) [...]

Hotel Surcharges Another Headache for Fee-Weary Travelers

Hotel Surcharges Another Headache for Fee-Weary TravelersNews from DailyFinance: John Locher/APGuests wait in line to check into the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas. By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ NEW YORK — Forget bad weather, traffic jams and kids asking, “Are we there yet?” The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing list of hotel surcharges, even [...]