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Hotel Lodging or a Cruise Ship Residence versus an Assisted Living Community: A Cost and Lifestyle Comparison | By Fred DeMicco

You might consider checking into a Marriott and not a retirement community or assisted living facility for your future living arrangements. The average cost for assisted living care is about $275.00 a day and checking reservations at the Fairfield by Marriott the rate was about $79 a night when you combine a long-term stay discount and senior discount. Breakfast is included, and some hotels have happy hours in the evening as well. That leaves $196 a day for lunch and dinner in any restaur...
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Onsite Clinics in Hotels Serve Travelers Best: New Innovations for Hospitality Bridging Health(care) [H2H] Can have Competitive Market Advantages | By Adel Eldin & Fred DeMicco

The long, exciting journey of 24/7 effort to introduce real solutions to fix the healthcare crisis is here and holds great potential. Prontocare delivers quality, affordable healthcare to help both consumer and the system remain functional without pushing either party to bankruptcy. There is a strategic and tactical opportunity for the lodging industry to have a role in these health efforts and to enhance revenue generatoration and build positive guest relationships in health and well-bei...
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Alternative Housing During the COVID-19 Pandemic from Lodging | By Fred DeMicco & Adel Eldin

The housing market crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic has caused more people to look at extended stay hotels as an attractive solution. People choose extended stay hotels over traditional rentals to accommodate the increasing needs created by relocation, travel, or changing homes with gaps in housing needs such as waiting to get out of a lease agreement. To seize the opportunity, some hotels have started to offer more flexible choices, like those offered at extended hotel stays.
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Hotels Will Need A 5-Star Rating In Safety And A 3-star Michelin Rating To Address Guest COVID-19 Concerns | By Fred DeMicco & David Miles

A major lesson we have all learned from COVID is to look forward, not backwards, as to where the future of career opportunities will be. Two major industries are undergoing fundamental change with no clear vison in sight as to a final destination. Health care is strained with unprecedent demands and fewer staff than needed, while hospitality has excess capacity and talent, but limited consumer demand.
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Hotels Will Need A 5-Star Rating In Safety And A 3-star Michelin Rating To Address Guest COVID-19 Concerns | By Fred DeMicco

A major lesson we have all learned from COVID is to look forward, not backwards, as to where the future of career opportunities will be. Two major industries are undergoing fundamental change with no clear vison in sight as to a final destination. Health care is strained with unprecedent demands and fewer staff than needed, while hospitality has excess capacity and talent, but limited consumer demand.
Tags: Travel, Fred DeMicco


Haven: How Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase Plan to Disrupt Health Care - Lessons for the Lodging and Hospitality Industry | By Fred DeMicco & Jackie Guzman

Healthcare costs have ballooned over the past 50 years, with US health care costs taking up a 17.1 percent share of the US Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Today, Healthcare in the US is about a $3.4 Trillion industry. "Medical costs are the tapeworm of American economic competitiveness," says Warren Buffet, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway.1 In comparison, corporate taxes are only about 1.9 percent of the US GDP, and other developed countries such as Germany, Japan, and Britain share less than 12 ...
Tags: Travel, US, General Motors, Britain, Berkshire Hathaway, Germany Japan, Amazon Berkshire Hathaway, Fred DeMicco, Jackie Guzman, JPMorgan Chase Plan


The Automat Concept – What’s Old Is New Again With Technology: Opportunity for Hotels | By Fred DeMicco

A restaurant without waiters or workers behind the counter seems like an idea from the future; Ironically, this is an idea of the past. This concept is called an Automat, it was popularized in the early 1900s after the Spanish Flu Pandemic (Figure 1). Horn & Hardart, the largest Automat opened in New York in 1912 without any visible employees' whatsoever costumers inserted their money into a glass-enclosed kiosk and enjoyed a steaming plate of freshly made food (Strauss, 2019). The Automa...
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A Message to the Travel, Lodging and Hospitality Industry That May Save Your Business – Part 2 | By Fred DeMicco

With our extraordinary downturn in hospitality and travel, I sought out a corporate business traveler, a frequent flyer, road warrior extraordinaire and someone in our global travel industry who occupies the C-Suite. With travel starting to spring back to life, especially for leisure travelers, I thought it would be a good idea to interview a frequent traveler to learn what life is all about today when flying, staying in hotels and renting cars, etc.
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Brand Aid: Destination Medical Center And Hotels Bridging Healthcare (H2h) In Minnesota (Part 2) | By Fred DeMicco & John La Forgia

Beginning in 1980, Mayo Clinic was transformed from a single revered clinic in the Midwest to a global provider with three clinic locations, international outreach, and a revolutionary digital and social media presence. Brand Aid is the inside story of Mayo Clinic's revolutionary, decades-long marketing and branding evolution from a single clinic to a multi-site provider of health care treatment and information, as told by one of the key leaders of that transformation. Through the Mayo Cl...
Tags: Travel, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic, Midwest, Fred DeMicco, John La Forgia, La Forgia


Brand Aid: Hotels Bridging Health (H2H) – A Marketing Proposal for Health-Care Leaders (Part 1) | By Fred DeMicco & John La Forgia

Marketing for health care is unlike marketing for any other product or service. Few, if any, aspects of a person's life are more highly valued than one's health or the health of a loved one. Few, if any, products or services one markets carry the consequences of dealing with a situation that is often a matter of life or death.
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A Message to the Travel, Lodging and Hospitality Industry That May Save your Business | By Fred DeMicco

With our extraordinary downturn in hospitality and travel, I sought out a corporate business traveler, a frequent flyer, road warrior extraordinaire and someone in our global travel industry who occupies the C-Suite. With travel starting to spring back to life, especially for leisure travelers, I thought it would be a good idea to interview a frequent traveler to learn what life is all about today when flying, staying in hotels and renting cars, etc.
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The Strategic Value for Having an Onsite Medical Clinic at Hotels | By Fred DeMicco

The benefits of a medical clinic located within a resort or hotel property are well founded. With an aging society and with travel and tourism set to increase post COVID-19, partnering with an onsite medical clinic franchise could strongly benefit a hotel. There are numerous lodging and medical clinic joint models that currently exist and thrive.
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Ghost Kitchens in the Lodging Industry: A F&B Strategy for Hotels | By Fred DeMicco

A Ghost kitchen is a professional food preparation and cooking facility that serves customers exclusively by delivery. Ghost kitchens do not have a physical location that customers can enter (yet). The concept of ghost kitchens strips down the traditional dining establishment by removing dining areas and fancy décor. Instead, they serve as kitchens for restaurants to prepare food to deliver to customers. Several restaurants can operate out of the same ghost kitchen, either working from th...
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From Ritz-Carlton to Healthcare: Hotels Bridging Healthcare (H2H) for New Career Opportunities | By Fred DeMicco

As more health care facilities grow to become "medical campuses" and medical meccas for care, they emulate hotels in their quality and delivery of health and wellness (H2H) services. Many build hotels or have partner hotels for medical guests and tourists on their health campuses. An innovative approach for blending hospitality and health care can be found in Orlando, where the RosenCare model could boost lodging revenue by using medical travel to the United States. In fact, in medical ce...
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Hotels to Dorms: Converting Hotels to College Housing During the COVID-19 Pandemic | By Fred DeMicco & Jackie Guzman

AbstractAs colleges start classes up in for the fall 2020 semester, many students are moving back to their college towns. Many undergraduate students have guaranteed housing from their universities, but to help with social distancing measures, universities are dispersing their students more than usual. To do this, universities are looking to hotels to house students for the school year.
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A Model for Hotels to Hospitals (H2H ©) During an Unprecedented Era | By Fred DeMicco

During the early months of 2020, once it was apparent that the novel coronavirus (COVID19) was a global pandemic, people everywhere started to think of creative solutions to help ease the problems of the virus. One solution was to convert hotels into hospitals (H2H ©) and into housing for healthcare workers. With the virus halting travel, many hotels were left close to vacant. On top of that, many healthcare professionals were worried about traveling back and forth between work and home, ...
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