Hospitality
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12/13/2018

RLH Corp. is adding a robot to help staff with housekeeping duties. The machine was created in partnership with Peanut Robotics and will be introduced at two properties next year.

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12/13/2018

Rosewood will manage a new hotel opening in Taiwan's Taipei municipality in 2024. Amenities at Rosewood Taipei will include a spa and five restaurants.

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12/12/2018

SAK Developers, a private investment group based in India, has purchased the Hyatt Place Chesapeake in Virginia from an institutional seller for an undisclosed price. The 10-year-old, 119-room hotel underwent renovation last year.

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Virginia Business
12/12/2018

The newly opened W Costa Rica, Reserva Conchal, features a full-service bar inside its Away Spa -- a first for the spa brand.

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Spa Opportunities
12/12/2018

Thanks to a projected increase in natural gas production, hotel energy prices are expected to decline next year. While markets are volatile and weather will have impact, futures rates for 2020 through 2022 are at record lows.

12/12/2018

Akasha spa at the Hotel Cafe Royal "is just a few minutes away from Piccadilly Circus, but is a world away from the noise, dirt and general bustle of this part of London," a reviewer says. Amenities include a hammam and sauna.

12/12/2018

Airport lounges are adding spa treatments to pamper travelers. Thai Airways' Royal Orchid Spa at Bangkok International Airport and American Express Centurion Lounge at Miami International Airport are examples.

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Forbes
12/12/2018

Tortoiseshell nails are gaining popularity. "Great for beginners, this technique involves a lot of blobbing -- perfection isn't necessary -- of some autumnal brown and black shades," Tori Crowther writes.

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PopSugar
12/12/2018

Videos of musician St. Vincent have helped W Hotels increase social media referrals from YouTube. Two clips of her showcasing the new W Hotel Sound Suites garnered 1.7 million views.

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Mobile Marketer
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W Hotels, YouTube
12/12/2018

Marriott and Wynn are among the brands that are adding internet-connected smart speakers to guest rooms. Placing a speaker in each hotel room would represent a major opportunity for smart speaker-makers, writes Paul Lee.

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Deloitte
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