Hospitality
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6/26/2019

Executives at the recent NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference discussed the reasons economically friendly hotel brands are growing. Making choices based on value and still providing a lifestyle experience are among the top focuses for these budget-savvy brands.

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Hotel News Now
6/26/2019

Expedia President Cyril Ranque says the company will not charge hotels commissions on resort fees even though Booking Holdings has recently made that move. However, Ranque said hotels that charge consumer fees will be ranked lower on the search list since the list is generated by the offer's quality.

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Skift, The Toronto Star
6/26/2019

Antony Doucet of Kerten Hospitality has big plans for development in Georgia that will appeal to visitors from the Middle East and showcase Georgian culture. "The hotels are mostly targeted to international guests, while we are to offer a unique experience in restaurants and gastronomy for our Georgian clientele," Doucet says.

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Georgia Today
6/26/2019

Liquor dispensers are being removed from minibars in rooms at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, General Manager Erica Lopez says, adding that recent tourist deaths in the country did not prompt the move. The resort also is ensuring that its on-site clinic complies "with all international and US standards of care," Lopez says.

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TravelPulse
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Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
6/26/2019

Hotel bars in Washington, D.C., are committed to providing an energetic atmosphere that's much more unique than the typical hotel bar, Travis Mitchell writes. With trendy, imported ingredients and atmospheres that are inviting and on point, the bars are creating standalone experiences.

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Eater
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Travis Mitchell
6/26/2019

The Atlantic Hotel & Spa, Diplomat Beach Resort and Eau Spa have all created special packages for summer.

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Eau Spa, Diplomat Beach Resort
6/26/2019

Pellequr, which offers more privacy than most Korean spas, counts Demi Moore and Jessica Alba among its patrons. The facility has four private rooms that feature Vichy showers.

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Demi Moore, Jessica Alba
6/26/2019

The Spa at ARIA, Bellagio Spa & Salon and The Spa at Park MGM are recommended wellness destinations for those in Las Vegas. Yoga and a sugar scrub treatment are on the menu at The Spa at Park MGM.

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TravelPulse
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Park MGM
6/26/2019

Keeping the long hair look during hot summer months often requires the right accessories such as barrettes and scarves.

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PopSugar
6/25/2019

Leaders who share personal stories, even the painful ones, will build trust with team members and give them permission to be honest, writes Alaina Love. "Stories spark transformation in ourselves, in others and in our organizations," she writes.

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SmartBrief/Leadership
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Alaina Love