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Hottelling entwickelt sich nach 10 erfolgreichen Jahren weiter!

Hospitality Leaders Tablet

In eigener Sache –  hottelling ist eine Medienmarke von Hospitality Leaders, dem weltweit führenden Karriere-Netzwerk für Hotel- und Gastronomiemanagement. Nach zehn erfolgreichen Jahren – Start war im Juli 2007 – erfolgt nun der nächste, große Meilenstein: Internationalisierung. Die Qualität der Branchen- und Marktanalysen und zum Teil visionären Hintergrundberichte bleibt freilich […]

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Unveils Bold New Vision for Iconic Sheraton Brand

Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort

From the 37th Annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, introduced Sheraton 2020, a comprehensive 10-point plan designed to put Sheraton Hotels and Resorts firmly back into the global spotlight. Sheraton 2020, a nod to the plan’s clear five year vision, includes a new $100 million Sheraton-focused marketing campaign; the launch of the new premier tier, Sheraton Grand; continuous innovation of the Sheraton guest experience; an unwavering commitment to service excellence; the implementation of revenue and profit-driving initiatives to benefit owners and developers; and a goal of opening more than 150 new Sheraton hotels worldwide by 2020.

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Hotel WiFi Test ranks cities, countries, and world regions

Hotel-Wlan wichtiger als Lage und Preis - Paradigmenwechsel bei Hotelbuchung

This report focuses on the geographical aspects of hotel WiFi. Two characteristics of hotel WiFi are considered: the quality of the WiFi and whether in-room WiFi is free. WiFi Quality is expressed by the percentage of hotels that offer adequate WiFi quality in a given geographical area. This type of ranking is easy to understand, and it makes perfect sense from a practical standpoint. For most travelers, having super-fast and consistently stable WiFi is a great bonus, but their first priority is ensuring that basic quality expectations for Internet access are met.

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Top-Hotelier Horst Schulze: Luxushotels in Sotschi bestens gebucht

Luxushotels in Sotchi

(Hamburg, 26. Januar 2015) Die russischen Touristen fehlen in Österreich und in der Schweiz, aber machen Winterurlaub in Sotschi: Ausnahme-Hotelier Horst Schulze – Gründer von Ritz Carlton und Chef der eigenen Luxushotel-Kette Capella – berichtet von exzellenten Buchungen der neuen Top-Resorts des Sportzentrums am Schwarzen Meer. Dem “Spiegel” berichtete er nun von 70 Prozent Auslastung.

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Mega-events and wellness take centre stage

The UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit set the tone for the second day of World Travel Market 2014, with tourism ministers from around the world discussing the synergies between mega-events and tourism. The key message is that the legacy benefits should always be front of mind when destinations are considering whether to host such events.

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HSMAI Europe announced its new HSMAI Europe National Advisory Board in Germany

Kerstin Poetzsch

Oslo, Norway – 22 October 2014 – For the first time HSMAI Europe are about to select the European National Advisory Board members in some of the key markets in Europe like Germany, UK and France and they will represent all segments in the industry – and not just hotels. The first leader for the European National Advisory Board in Germany represent the international renowned company Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Kerstin Poetzsch (photo) is the Director, Sales Leisure Asia Pacific (Inbound) – Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

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Jumeirah startet Lifestyle-Hotelmarke Venu erneut

(Dubai/VAE, 10. September 2014) Die Luxushotel-Gruppe Jumeirah versucht erneut, die neue Lifestyle-Marke “Venu” einzuführen. Vor zwei Jahren war dies gescheitert. Chef der neuen Hotelmarke ist Hotelier Matt Balcik. Das erste Venu Hotel auf Bluewaters Island in Dubai entstehen. Gespräche dazu hat die Jumeirah Group mit dem Projektentwickler Meraas Holding aus Dubai aufgenommen.

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New Tool Displays WiFi Speed Information Directly Onto Hotels.com, Expedia, Booking.com and TripAdvisor

New York – 1 September 2014 – Hotel WiFi Test has launched a browser extension that displays information about a hotel’s WiFi speed and quality onto the most popular booking and travel websites: Hotels.com, Expedia, Booking.com and TripAdvisor.

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