Hospitality
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4/23/2019

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.

4/23/2019

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.

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4/23/2019

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.

4/23/2019

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.

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Marketplace
4/23/2019

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.

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4/23/2019

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.

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4/23/2019

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.

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Training magazine
4/23/2019

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.

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4/23/2019

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.

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Brit + Co
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4/23/2019

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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Forbes
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