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The Las Vegas strip's latest $4.3 billion crypto-friendly hotel has $15,000-a-night 'villas' and 'palaces' — see what it's like to stay in one

Resorts World Las Vegas.Ken Ritter/AP Photo Resorts World Las Vegas — the Strip's latest $4.3 billion hotel — opened its doors in June. The hotel recently unveiled its ultra-luxurious "palace" and "villa" suites starting at $15,000 a night. Resorts World also has a $300,000 suite package for a two-night stay in one of the villas. Viva Las Vegas — in June, Resorts World Las Vegas, the Strip's first new casino resort in over a decade, officially opened its doors as the hospitality ind...
Tags: Travel, Real Estate, Trends, Hilton, Hotel, Las Vegas, Villa, Hospitality, Las Vegas Strip, Midwest, Viva Las Vegas, John Locher, Tech Insider, Resorts World Las Vegas, Resorts World, Brittany Chang


A grandmother and her 6-year-old granddaughter were kicked out of a Georgia hotel in their pajamas after leaving a 3-star review, a report says

Hotels.com said it had temporarily removed the hotel from its site while it conducted an investigation.S3studio/Getty Images A grandmother told WXIA a Georgia hotel kicked her out after she left a three-star review. Shortly after flagging problems with the pool and toilet, police told her to leave, she said. Hotels.com, where she left the review, has since removed the establishment from its site. A grandmother and her six-year-old granddaughter were kicked out of a Georgia hotel after leaving...
Tags: Travel, News, Trends, Georgia, Hotel, Retail, Wyndham, Hospitality, Hotels.com, Baymont, Baymont Inn, WXIA, Leger, William Barrett, Vyas, Helen Georgia


A woman and her 6-year-old granddaughter were kicked out of a Georgia hotel in their pajamas after leaving a 3-star review, a report says

Helen, Georgia, is located close to Yonah Mountain.SeanPavonePhoto/Getty Images A grandmother told WXIA that a Georgia hotel kicked her out after she left a three-star review. Shortly after she flagged problems with the pool and toilet, police told her to leave, she said. Hotels.com, where she left the review, has since removed the establishment from its site. A woman and her 6-year-old granddaughter were kicked out of a Georgia hotel after leaving a three-star review, a report by the local n...
Tags: Travel, News, Trends, Georgia, Hotel, Retail, Wyndham, Hospitality, Hotels.com, Baymont Inn Suites, Baymont, WXIA, Leger, William Barrett, Vyas, Helen Georgia


Hotel bosses are finally getting it: People don't want to work for them anymore

Americans are quitting their jobs over wages, benefits, and working conditions - which are all notoriously poor in the hotel industry. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Hotel CEOs are finally acknowledging that the industry needs better wages and benefits. Employment has plummeted during the pandemic, and average wages are below those in other industries. "We've got some heavy lifting to do" to encourage staff to return, Marriott International's CEO said. Hotels are struggling to hire as yea...
Tags: Jobs, News, Hotels, US, Employment, Trends, Economy, Unemployment, Hilton, Marriott, Hotel, Retail, Wages, Hiring, Hospitality, New York University


The US government should start paying people to go back to work to help ease the labor shortage, billionaire investor Barry Sternlicht says

Barry Sternlicht said that the economy "can't really recover until people come back to work." Craig Barritt/Getty Images Starwood Capital CEO Barry Sternlicht said the government should pay people bonuses to return to work. It can then get the money back through taxing people who are newly employed, Sternlicht said. This would help ease the labor shortage, he told CNBC. The US government should pay people to return to work during the labor shortage, according to billionaire Barry Stern...
Tags: Work, Politics, Jobs, News, Hotels, US, Employment, Trends, Economy, Unemployment, Brooklyn, Retail, Miami, Cnbc, Hospitality, BLS


10 US cities, including New York, DC, and San Francisco, lost almost all their business travel revenue this year

Diego Cervo / Shutterstock.com Fallout from the coronavirus pandemic is wiping out a decade's worth of revenue and job growth, a report says. Corporate, government, and group travel is the industry's largest source of revenue. Travel revenue has been hammered by remote work and a new surge in COVID-19 cases. See more stories on Insider's business page. US cities across the country will lose millions, and in some cases billions, of dollars in revenue in 2021 as far fewer people...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Congress, Hotels, US, San Francisco, Trends, Remote Work, Chicago, Washington Dc, Bill Gates, Hilton, Las Vegas, Business Travel


'They're trying to make their money back by hurting us': Hotel staff are struggling to find work as their industry rebounds without them

At a protest at The Modern Honolulu, bartender Jason Maxwell calls on the hotel to bring back more workers whose services were scaled back during the pandemic. Bryant De Venecia/Unite Here Many hotels and resorts are seeing reservations start to return to normal levels again. A lot of their staff, however, remain out of work after hotels and resorts cut back on services. The result is financial stress, more work for staff who have returned, and a poor guest experience. See more stories on...
Tags: Travel, Hotels, US, Trends, Canada, Hilton, Marriott, Maxwell, Hospitality, Honolulu, American Hotel Lodging Association, Chris Nassetta, Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Landaverde, Modern Honolulu, Sarah Jackson


A hotel manager seeking 3 new hires said he was flooded with 115 applicants in 48 hours despite the labor shortage rocking the hospitality industry

Businesses in the hospitality industry are scrambling to find workers as travel rebounds amid a huge labor shortage. Joe Raedle/Getty Images The owner of two hotels in Bellingham, Washington, said staffing hasn't been a problem for him. He credits this to the company culture, alongside its suite of perks like bar credits for staff. People are traveling again and hotels, bars, and restaurants are feeling the strain. See more stories on Insider's business page. A hotel manager in Bel...
Tags: Travel, Washington, Hotels, Trends, Economy, Hotel, Retail, Leo, Hospitality, Bellingham, Ricci, Florida Atlantic University, Bellingham Washington, Joe Raedle Getty, California Pizza Kitchen, Kevin Harrington


Maldives resorts are paradise for guests, but some staff say they feel like second-class citizens. One hotel giant is trying to change that.

While the Maldives is paradise for guests, it isn't necessarily a dream for resort staff. MelanieMaya / Getty Images Maldives' resorts are often considered paradise on earth. But for staffers, who live tucked away from guests' sight in the middle of the island, resort life can come with hard realities. Pontiac Land Group is trying to change that by creating a staff campus on an island of its own. See more stories on Insider's business page. Kevin Willis has worked at three ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Singapore, International, Trends, Gm, Resort, Maldives, Hospitality, Pontiac, Ritz Carlton, Willis, Clayton, Capella, Capella Hotel Group, Kevin Willis


A hotel chain CEO says bigger tips, not raises and bonuses, could stop workers quitting and ease the labor shortage. He's now encouraging guests to opt into tips as they arrive.

Ted Darnall said that gratuities aren't meant to replace competitive wages, but that HEI's work to drive bigger tips was having an "emotional effect" on staff. Noam Galai/Getty Images HEI Hotels is rethinking how it encourages customers to tip because of the labor shortage, its CEO said. This included letting guests opt-in to gratuities when they arrive, which they don't pay until they leave. CEO Ted Darnall also said that raises and bonuses weren't the solution to the labo...
Tags: Travel, New York, Jobs, News, US, Employment, Trends, Economy, Chicago, Hotel, Retail, Hospitality, Fox Business, South Beach, New York San Francisco, HEI


A hotel chain CEO says bigger tips, not raises and bonuses, could stop workers quitting and ease the labor shortage. He's now encouraging guest to opt in to tips as they arrive.

Ted Darnall said that gratuities aren't meant to replace competitive wages, but that HEI's work to drive bigger tips was having an "emotional effect" on staff. Noam Galai/Getty Images HEI Hotels is rethinking how it encourages customers to tip because of the labor shortage, its CEO said. This included letting guests opt-in to gratuities when they arrive, which they don't pay until they leave. CEO Ted Darnall also said that raises and bonuses weren't the solution to the labo...
Tags: Travel, New York, Jobs, News, US, Employment, Trends, Economy, Chicago, Hotel, Retail, Hospitality, Fox Business, South Beach, New York San Francisco, HEI


Hotels desperate for staff are giving out $1,300 fitness machines, free rooms, and knife sets to stop employees leaving for rival chains

Hotels have struggled to retain workers during the pandemic. Carsten Koall/picture alliance via Getty Images Hotels are offering perks like free accommodation and fitness machines to recruit and retain staff. The industry is scrambling to find workers amid a huge labor shortage. One hotel is giving kitchen staff a free knife set and weekly sit-downs with an executive chef. See more stories on Insider's business page. Hotels are scrambling to find perks to both recruit and retain employ...
Tags: New York, Jobs, News, Hotels, New York City, US, Employment, Trends, Bank Of America, Economy, New Jersey, The Times, Retail, Starbucks, The New York Times, Federal Reserve


The hotel Biden and G7 leaders are meeting in is the worst in the area, TripAdvisor said. Recent building work has enraged guests and environmentalists.

The beach in front of the five-star Carbis Bay Hotel which is set to be the main venue for the upcoming G7 summit. Carbis Bay/Getty Images Tripadvisor reviewers are unhappy with the hotel that G7 leaders are using for their summit. They complained about building work, which has been controversial locally. A leading hotel reviewer questioned the choice, saying it would likely never be included in his guide. See more stories on Insider's business page. The five-star hotel hosting the me...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Britain, News UK, Cornwall, Boris Johnson, Raphael, St Ives, Tripadvisor, Biden, G7, Hospitality


Guesty, which makes software for managers of Airbnbs and other short-term rentals, raises $50 million as travel starts to take off again

Guesty CEO Amiad Soto and COO Vered Schwarz. Guesty Short-term rental tech company Guesty raised a $50 million Series D led by Apax Digital Fund. The company has also acquired two competitors in the last month, Your Porter and MyVR. Summer 2021 vacation-home bookings are up 32% from pre-pandemic levels, the startup said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Guesty, a firm that makes property management software for short-term rental companies and owners of vacation properties f...
Tags: Travel, Tel Aviv, Trends, Airbnb, Brian Chesky, Hospitality, SPAC, Schwarz, Sonder, Airbnbs, Apax Partners, Guesty, Apax Digital Fund, Short-term Rental, Amiad Soto, Alex Nicoll


Britons will soon go on holiday again. Hotel and B&B owners tell guests to expect strict rules around face masks, eating areas, and social distancing - but vaccines won't be mandatory

People sit in deckchairs on the beach as they enjoy the warm weather on the seafront on July 30, 2014 in Weymouth, England. Matt Cardy/Getty Images Hotels, B&Bs and holiday parks in the UK told Insider how they're preparing for guests this summer. Over 27.6 million Brits have had at least one shot but hotel owners said this won't be mandatory. Holiday parks will be opening April 12, while hotels and B&Bs will accept guests from May 17. See more stories on Insider's business pag...
Tags: Travel, UK, England, Haven, Holiday, Trends, United Kingdom, Heathrow, Hotel, Cornwall, Vacation, Vaccine, Continental, Hospitality, B&b, Travelodge


Nearly 75% of hotels are expecting even more layoffs before the end of the year

The Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco, Sunday, March 29. Jeff Chiu/AP The US hospitality industry is struggling to weather the coronavirus pandemic. And it's about to see even more layoffs, according to a new report from the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA). A survey of 1,000 hotels conducted in mid-September found that almost 75% of hotels anticipate more layoffs before the end of the year. As it is, most hotels are operating with less than half of their pre-pandemic s...
Tags: Layoffs, Congress, Life, Hotels, US, San Francisco, Trends, Hospitality, Rogers, American Hotel and Lodging Association AHLA, American Hotel and Lodging Association, Arts & Culture, Jeff Chiu, AHLA, Chip Rogers, Francis Drake Hotel


Scammers have found a fertile field in Airbnb

Scammers have found a fertile field in Airbnb How many of you have used Airbnb as an alternative to a hotel or for an extended stay option?  Many times it works out well but like everything once successful the bad guys get into the game and scams begin and it all goes downhill from there.  Some sc...
Tags: Travel, Security, Business, Technology, News, Internet, Social Media, Sem, Scams, Cybercrime, Airbnb, Scam, Threats, Rentals, Hospitality, Vrbo


Where top VCs are investing in travel, tourism and hospitality tech

The venture community has been fixated on travel and hospitality since the dot-com era and early-2000s, when mainstays like Kayak and Airbnb were still Silicon Valley darlings. As the multi-trillion-dollar global travel and hospitality market continues to grow, VCs are still foaming at the mouth for the opportunity to redefine the ways we move and stay around the world. Despite the cyclical nature of the travel sector, deal flow in travel and hospitality has remained strong and largely stable ov...
Tags: Travel, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Transportation, Air Travel, India, Funding, Tech, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, Business Travel, Revolution Ventures, Hospitality, Crunchbase, Oyo


Q&A with Princess Cruises CMO Gordon Ho

CMO Gordon Ho talks about what makes Princess Cruises so unique. He also discusses the impact that technology has had on the travel industry and how the brand provides  personalized digital vacation experiences. The post Q&A with Princess Cruises CMO Gordon Ho appeared first on brandchannel:.
Tags: Cruises, Travel, Advertising, Princess Cruises, Hospitality, 5 Questions, Gordon Ho


Best of CH 2019: Instagram

Selections from our most-liked posts on the social media platform Before we get back to our computers to write a story, the COOL HUNTING Instagram offers our editorial team (and a few contributors) an opportunity to share moments of inspiration. Aligned with the site, the word design—and its flexible definition—guides all that we post on social media. Thus, the subject matter of our photos encompasses …
Tags: Travel, Photos, Auto, Art, Photography, Design, Instagram, Restaurants, Bars, Cars, Social Media, Culture, Architecture, Public Art, Hospitality, Cool Hunting


From Celebration to Serenity Inside The Jaffa, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Tel Aviv

Perched at the pinnacle of hospitality, a property with views of Jaffa's historic port In the Old City of Jaffa, which is, seemingly to the contrary, a vibrant and youthful neighborhood in Tel Aviv, The Jaffa rises atop a hill, offering uninterrupted views of the nearby Mediterranean. Few properties worldwide blend such diverse influences. 120 rooms and suites (and 32 luxury residences) populate the complex …
Tags: Travel, Design, Hotels, Israel, Bars, Tel Aviv, Accommodation, Middle East, Mediterranean, Hospitality, Old City, Marriott Hotels, Jaffa, Aby Rosen, Luxury Collection Hotels, The Jaffa


Indian Hospitality Association to certify food bloggers: Report

The Hospitality Industry of India — an industry body of the hospitality industry in India — will certify “genuine” food bloggers. Bloggers without this certification will be booked for “defaming restaurants”, Pune Mirror reported. The industry association has already started scanning the bloggers’ community for defaulters as part of this exercise, the report said. There are […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, India, Blogging, Hospitality, Online Food Ordering, Pune Mirror, Food aggregators, Indian Hospitality Association, Hospitality Industry of India


Cozy pop-up Seedpods let you escape into nature with a minimal footprint

Reconnecting with Mother Nature has been elevated to new heights with Nomadic Resorts‘ latest treehouse initiative — the Seedpod. Shaped like a human nest, these lightweight sleeping pods are designed for minimal landscape impact and can pop up in remote locations in just one day. The pop-up hotel rooms were recently installed in Mauritius’ Bel Ombre Nature Reserve, where they were hung from trees and made to “float” above the forest floor. Founded in 2011 as a reaction against the environment...
Tags: Design, Hotels, Gallery, Solar Panels, Pod, Glamping, Mauritius, Mother Nature, Hospitality, Carousel Showcase, Treehouse, Sustainable Architecture, Sustainable Hotel, Minimal Site Impact, Low Impact, Nomadic Resorts


5 ways to discover omotenashi

W e in the West may think we know the meaning of hospitality, but once you compare it to the Japanese tradition of omotenashi, you’ll feel the true definition must have been lost in translation. Forget the Western way, where the giver may be acting hospitable with the aim of gaining something in return. At the heart of omotenashi, instead, is a hospitality focused solely on the recipient. It’s a host attending to the needs of a guest before they can even be vocalized. With the concept ingraine...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, Things To Do, West, Hospitality, Ana, Skytrax, All, Trip Planning, Nippon Airways, All Nippon Airways, SHUTTERSTOCK Africa, Omotenashi


Midtown Manhattan’s Hospitality Haven, The Times Square EDITION

Hotelier Ian Schrager's latest rises above the reputation of its neighborhood From the 10th floor balcony, guests of The Times Square EDITION can gaze down at one of the most famous intersections in the world. There, tourists wander in all directions. They stop to take photos of the bright lights and big brand advertisements—and they tap the undeniable energy whizz-banging about. Up on the hotel’s …
Tags: Travel, New York, Design, NYC, Hotels, Marriott, Hospitality, Midtown Manhattan, Ian Schrager, EDITION Hotels, Times Square EDITION, Hospitality Haven The Times Square


Celebrating Your Inner Weird and Start Immediately to Redefine Hospitality Offerings

How is your Hotel turning ordinary into extraordinary? Creating that breakfast tray that makes the guest feel extra special is all about the little x-factor that makes a micro-moment shareable. Often when I talk about Social Media Marketing, I put this in context with change and transformation. Many Hotels brands perception of change and transformation often brings up thoughts about reorganization, downsizing, resources, time, budget and turnaround. Basically, it is perceived as a fundamental ...
Tags: Facebook, Pinterest, Hotels, Social Media, Seo, Social Media Marketing, Hotel, Airbnb, Hospitality, Uber Netflix, Social Media Management, Social Media Community, Hotel Social Media, Morch, Hotels Social Media, Founders Media


How to Leverage Local SEO to Help your Tourism and Hospitality Business Succeed

Source: Pikwizard Although tourism has always been popular, it has experienced a real expansion in the last 20 or so years. Nowadays, lots of people have the means to travel to faraway destinations and the world now seems significantly smaller than it did in the past. As a result, the whole industry has become much more competitive. Among other things, travel companies are paying much more attention to their internet marketing. Lots of visitors are browsing the web before planning the...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Hotels, Social Media, Seo, Social Media Marketing, Google Analytics, Tourism, Hotel, Hospitality, Local Seo, Google Search Console, Social Media Management, Social Media Community, Hotel Social Media, Morch


Room Service by Robot and Other Ways Tech Is Changing the Hotel Stay

More days than not, Michael Colaneri’s home is a hotel room. So innovations like “geolocation” sensors that automatically unlock his room door and adjust the thermostat when he’s nearby make the constant change easier—sometimes.“My experience has been exceptionally inconsistent,” he says. “When it’s worked, it’s really great, cool, and so efficient to the point where they’ve spoiled me rotten. … When it doesn’t work, it does more damage than not having it at all.”Colaneri has a particularly ins...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Apps, Spotify, New York, Hotels, Softbank, Funding, Trends, Investment, Analytics, It, Vc, Software, Sensors, Pepper


OYO enters leisure hotels category with ‘Palette Resorts’

We missed this earlier On August 30, OYO Rooms announced its entry into upscale hotels category with ‘Palette Resorts’ which will offer “hand-picked, premium accommodations”. The hotel aggregator will partner with select resorts to deliver a premium, upscale experience to... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Internet, Hotels, Hospitality, Oyo Rooms, Oyo


OYO appoints Prasidha Menon as Head of Communications

OYO has appointed Prasidha Menon as its new communications head for India and for other international markets. Menon was previously the head of PR for India and South Asia and product communications lead at Uber. She has also worked with Edelman India.  In June, OYO appointed Rakesh Prusti as its... ...
Tags: Travel, News, India, South Asia, Hospitality, Oyo Rooms, Menon, Oyo, Industry Moves, Rakesh Prusti, Prasidha Menon, Edelman India In June OYO



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