Cedar Fair will break ground Thursday on a university facility in Sandusky, Ohio, that will be part of a degree program it is creating with Bowling Green State University. Students may enroll in the program to obtain a bachelor's degree in resort and attraction management starting in fall 2020 and then move to the Sandusky location for specialized courses in their junior and senior years.
Hospitality occupancy in Glenwood Springs, Colo., has shown a significant increase so far this year as the ski industry tops recent performances. January's accommodations tax receipts totaled $74,701, up 19% year over year.
March hotel occupancy in Colorado Springs fell slightly after a strong February, but still hit the highest level in 22 years. Overall occupancy for the first three months increased to 62.4% from 59.5% in 2018.
Bathtubs are draining away into history in US hotels, with shower-only rooms comprising nearly 25% of the total, three times that of a few years ago. Both guest demand and the appeal of more revenue-generating space drive the trend, designers say.
The Saratoga, N.Y., Casino Hotel will boost its energy-saving campaign with the addition of five charging stations for electric vehicles. The 117-unit hotel also has installed LED light fixtures and increased recycling receptacles.
Hilton Chief Financial Officer Kevin Jacobs says the rise of the global middle class will sustain demand for travel and lodging into the future. Hilton has established a strong presence in China and debuted the LXR brand in Dubai, with a London property to follow.
Creating a diverse workplace means looking at more than gender and ethnicity; it should also include a variety of personalities, lifestyles and skill sets, writes Dori Salisbury of Compeat. Salisbury outlines three benefits of this type of environment, including improving profits, and attracting and retaining top talent.
The abhyanga oil massage at Lush Spa Hong Kong features two massage therapists. "The massage is medium-pressure, and although I prefer more heavy-handed massages, I wouldn't have wanted anything stronger than that because there were two masseuses," Rebekah Ho writes.
Ste. Anne's Spa in Canada is one of the few in that country to incorporate CBD oil into treatments. The Kahala Hotel & Resort in Honolulu, meanwhile, offers the 90-minute Hemp Recovery Remedy.
The Cedar Enzyme Bath at Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary in California and the Divine Wine Facial at The Allison Inn & Spa in Oregon are recommended Mother's Day treatments that are easy on the environment. The Citrus Drench Wrap at Salamander Spa & Resort in Virginia also made the list.
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