Learning to lead well requires a combination of "learning and doing," writes Wally Bock. Accept that mistakes are a part of growth and commit to the work that gets less fanfare, such as working side-by-side with teams to model the behavior and performance you expect, he writes.
Rising demands of tech-oriented consumers, ascendancy of authoritarian governments and growth in popularity of brands over independent properties were key topics of the 30th annual Deloitte European Hotel Investment Conference. Google Inc. executive Paul Godman noted that "Airbnb has become most searched-for in the accommodation brand, and hoteliers should learn from their experience of disruption."
Radisson Hospitality AB is planning bold expansion in Europe as China-based Jin Jiang International Holdings' acquisition of Radisson Holdings is expected to be finalized by the end of the year. The eighth-largest hotel group in Europe, Radisson has a total of eight hotels in the pipeline there and in Africa and the Middle East.
Having welcomed a record 62.8 million visitors in 2017, a nearly 15% increase from five years ago, New York City provides a robust hotel investment climate, and figures show it. NYC & Co. reported that between 2014 and 2017, the average yearly number of hotel rooms sold rose 15%.
Operations Director Derrick Strickland conducts a video introduction to the newly refurbished ARC The.Hotel in Washington, D.C., and its Notti 824 restaurant. Formerly the George Washington University Inn, the 136-room establishment still caters heavily to university visitors.
The spa aboard The Viking Star offers cupping treatments as part of its Arctic Detox package. The spa's menu also includes the Nordic Bathing Ritual.
The new Virgin Holidays store in Milton Keynes, England, includes a spa. "I'm excited that we're able to bring our v-room concept to Milton Keynes, and I can't wait to see what our customers think of our first-ever in-house spa," Virgin Holidays' Lee Haslett says.
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