Hospitality
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11/21/2017

Fall festivals and events that help increase hotel stays include the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City and the Winter Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls, Ontario, a recent report states. Hotels near the Macy's parade saw an occupancy rate of 94.2% in 2016, a 6.4% increase over 2015.

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Hotel News Now
11/21/2017

Smart questions are diluted when you keep talking, Dan Rockwell writes. Ignore your discomfort, and give the other person a chance to answer.

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Leadership Freak
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Dan Rockwell
11/21/2017

Marriott's future smart hotel rooms will be personalized according to the needs of each guest and have high-tech amenities, such as voice-activated technology. Another tech-related advance created by Marriott's partnership with Samsung and Legrand is the ability to prompt a virtual assistant to adjust in-room temperature or turn on a light.

11/21/2017

The identification and recruitment of local staff members is key to a hotel's long-term success, leaders in hospitality education say. They also advise that staff development needs to be an ongoing effort, to keep a hotel guest's experience exceptional.

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CatererSearch.com
11/21/2017

At PFRANKMD Skin Salon in New York guests can experience Madonna's facial treatment using products from her MDNA Skin line. "Everything was soft, supple, and bounced back when I touched it," reviewer Gillian Telling writes after experiencing the facial.

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11/21/2017

Hot and cold treatments are on offer at multiple spas. The Ginger Rub at Bliss Spa includes warm essential oils and a warm foil wrap, while the Essential Fresh and Tone Ritual Facial at Rosewood London exposes guests to cold therapy.

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Bliss Spa, Rosewood London
11/21/2017

The lob look appears to be falling by the wayside in favor of Rapunzel-style locks. Kim Kardashian, Kelly Clarkson, Kelly Rowland and Beyonce have all gone for the longer look.

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Bravo Media
11/21/2017

A bid by Grupo Barcelo to take over NH Hotel Group would create the largest hotel chain in Spain. Grupo Barcelo is attempting to buy a 60% stake in NH.

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Reuters
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11/21/2017

Kimpton CEO Mike DeFrino highlights the diversity of the company's properties, pointing out that no two are alike.

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11/21/2017

Hotel investments in Europe were up 33% in the third quarter, as investments for the year grew by 16%.

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