3 Hotels Using AI To Improve Guest Experience

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The age of AI is here and it’s coming to a hotel near you soon. The post 3 Hotels Using AI To Improve Guest Experience by EventMB Team appeared first on [link]. Venues hotels hospitality hotel concierge app AI concierge artificial intelligence AI guest experience

Event Planning In The Hotel Of The Future

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A report on the Hotels of the Future […]. The post Event Planning In The Hotel Of The Future by EventMB Team appeared first on [link]. Event Technology #eventtech event planning event technology hotels technology #eventprof tech accommodation

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5 Reasons Eventprofs Want a Global Hotel Experience

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This is a sponsored post from Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. Global chain hotels meet the needs and requirements of #eventprofs and their delegates in ways that local, independent properties never can. Local, independent hotels have really come on trend over the past 5 […].

Hotel Tricks and Treats

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Believe it or not, most trips offer an opportunity for a room upgrade, late check out time or other bonus during a hotel stay. The post Hotel Tricks and Treats appeared first on Smart Meetings.

What 6 of the Largest Hotels Worldwide Can Offer Events

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What can 6 of the largest worldwide hotels offer event planners? We investigate the facilities and offering from 6 of the biggest international hotels. The post What 6 of the Largest Hotels Worldwide Can Offer Events by EventMB Team appeared first on [link].

Foreign Adventures: 6 Hotels Worth a Journey

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El Embajador, a Royal Hideaway Hotel. The grande dame of Dominican Republic luxury hotels, a downtown Santo Domingo setting for Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather Part II, has been given a new lease on life by Barcelo Hotel Group, with a $40 million refresh.

15 Items Hotels Could Eliminate

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In an effort to remain profitable in the competitive hospitality industry, a growing number of hotels are eliminating guest room staples such as bibles and bed scarves, and cutting back on labor-intensive offerings such as artistically-folded towels and toilet tissue.

How Marriott Turned a Restaurant Into Three Different Hotels

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Following the 2016 merger between Marriott International and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Marriott decided to reintroduce the press to

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5 New Hotel Amenities on the Rise

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The travel experts at The GO Group LLC , researched hotels to find the hottest, quirkiest and most fun new hotel and resort amenities. The Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel , Washington D.C. The post 5 New Hotel Amenities on the Rise appeared first on Smart Meetings.

Big Hotel Boom Forecast for Smaller Cities

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hotel demand is still up for 2017,” said Mark Woodworth, senior managing director of CBRE Hotels’ Americas Research , in a presentation made at Destinations International Annual Convention in Montreal. It is a buyer’s market, particularly for upper-priced hotels,” he said.

5 Tech-Focused Hotel Trends

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Implementing these cutting-edge features can also enhance guest comfort, support staff duties and advance the hotel brand. With more competition than ever, staying current is essential for hotels and resorts. Here are five major hotel tech trends we’re seeing in 2017.

Why Hotel Brands Want to Host Concerts

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5 New Hotels with Intriguing Former Lives

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Photo from Hotel Emma. New hotels are springing up in some unusual places, including the former homes of a brewery, model-T car assembly plant and post office. The hotel, which opened in November, incorporated distinctive elements of the building’s brewing history.

10 Hotel and Event Venue Suites With a Theme

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5 Best Airport Hotels in North America

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In addition to naming the world’s top airports, Skytrax ranked airport hotels by region. The five best airport hotels in North America are highlighted below: 1. Set just one mile from the airport, this hotel offers free shuttle services to take guests to and from SFO.

The Best New Hotels of 2017

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From a long list of 675 properties spanning more than 50 countries, Condé Nast Traveler has selected its best hotel openings from the past year. Hotel. Ace Hotel New Orleans. Casa Laguna Hotel & Spa. Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto. Hotel Saint George.

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Hacked Hotel Entry System Highlights Meetings Security Fears

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A recent hijacking of a hotel’s electronic key entry system highlights a new vector of attack for fraudsters and a continual security […]. The post Hacked Hotel Entry System Highlights Meetings Security Fears by EventMB Team appeared first on [link].

US Hotels See Strongest Demand Since 2015

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Events such as the presidential inauguration and women’s march in January boosted demand for hotel rooms in the greater Washington, D.C. The post US Hotels See Strongest Demand Since 2015 appeared first on Smart Meetings. Hotels & Resorts News Trends

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Hotels Think Pink

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Hotels throughout the United States—and elsewhere—are also thinking pink—and raising money for the cure. Admirable as these efforts are, they have a long way to go to top Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay in the Persian Gulf. The post Hotels Think Pink appeared first on Smart Meetings.

Brazil Hotel Industry Faces Big Challenges

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A plethora of hotels have popped up in Rio de Janeiro for the Summer Olympics , with the expectation that the afterglow would boost occupancy rates in the city and other parts of Brazil. About 100 additional hotels, with nearly 18,000 guest rooms, are under construction in Brazil.

Top 10 High Tech Hotels Around the World

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Pengheng Space Capsules Hotel, Shenzhen, China. Holographic meetings , robot concierges and underwater music systems are no longer items of science fiction—they’re current hotel amenities. These are 10 of the most high-tech hotels in the world right now. Hotel 1000.

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5 Big Hotel Concessions that Planners Can Obtain

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Hotels expect to make a few concessions in RFPs, particularly for groups booking 10 or more room nights, so it’s particularly important for planners to know about concessions that are available and how to request them. Deals How To Meeting Planning Hotels Tips

Virtual Reality Cocktail Brings High-Tech Twist to Hotel Bar

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We will likely see hotels find more creative ways to enhance guest experiences. The post Virtual Reality Cocktail Brings High-Tech Twist to Hotel Bar appeared first on Smart Meetings. Food & Beverage Hotel Tech Technology Virtual Reality

Recent Data Highlights Free Hotel WiFi As A Necessity Not A Luxury

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Free hotel WiFi isn’t a luxury anymore. It’s the very least a hotel can do to meet guest expectations. Recent data points to WiFi being one of the most important amenities a hotel can offer. Venues hotels hotel WiFi guest experience free wifi

High-Tech Hotels Go Mainstream

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Constant connectivity, guest-driven content and seamless transactions are top trends in high-tech hotels as savvy operators capitalize on the appeal of high-touch service to millennials and Gen Z guests. “‘ Bring your own content’ is the trend of today,” says Kirk Pederson, president of Kokua Hospitality, which manages San Francisco’s tech-forward Axiom Hotel. The post High-Tech Hotels Go Mainstream appeared first on Connect Association.

Hyatt Regency Bolsters SFO Hotel Corridor

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With free shuttle service from the airport, hundreds of guest rooms spread out among a half dozen meeting hotels and a variety of event spaces, many groups are finding the SFO corridor a convenient and affordable place to convene. Hotels & Resorts Meeting Planning Hotels

W Hotels of New York Launch New In-House Tattoo Series

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A hotel suite probably isn’t the first place one would think of to get a tattoo from a world-renowned artist

Accor Hotels Gets GIF-y With It

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The hotel industry is getting their GIF on! Accorhotels.com has released 18 GIFs for guests to use to express how they feel about their hotel experience. Accor Hotel employees and guests star in these animated GIFs, created by agency WNP 909c.

3 Refreshed Hotels with Plush Event Space for Meeting Planners

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Interior design upgrades to the hotel reflect the natural earth tones and rich wood textures of the original Mediterranean-style mansion. The hotel’s 25,000 sq. The hotel is close to Denver Union Station and the city’s light-rail public transportation system, RTD.

Top Historic Hotels Feature Memorable Meeting Venues

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There’s definitely a meetings and events correlation among the top 10 historic hotels in the 2016 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice awards. 8 in the USA Today awards for historic hotels, is Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond rated. 1 spot for historic hotels.

Monterey Hotel Renovations Arrive with New Conference Center

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At least 18 hotels and resorts at the popular Pacific Coast destination have started or completed work on their properties. New, and improved, Monterey hotels. The new hotel in Marina will feature 106 suites and three meeting rooms. Monterey hotel renovations bring big benefits.

Airbnb Takes $1.9-Billion Bite Out of Hotels: 6 Fast Facts

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hotel business. That’s according to CBRE, which tracks the San Francisco-based home-sharing company and its impact on the hotel industry. In a recent webinar, Jamie Lane, senior economist at CBRE Hotels’ Americas Research, dug into the numbers. Airbnb nibbles at hotel RevPAR.

Lazy Parents Tops List of Bad Hotel Etiquette

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Inattentive parents, hallway hell-raisers and in-room revelers top the list of hotel etiquette behaviors that irritate hotel guests, according to a recent study. Expedia commissioned the hotel etiquette study and it was executed by GfK, an independent global market research company.

U.S. Hotels Join Pilot Program to Prevent Food Waste

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40 percent of food is wasted through the supply chain, including the hotel industry. It should come as no surprise that limiting hotel food waste is one of the best ways the hospitality industry can help the environment —and even save money while doing it.

Slight Rise Predicted for Hotel Rates in 2017

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Hotel rates will slightly rise in 2017 in Orlando, Seattle, Dallas, Atlanta and Denver, but potentially fall in Los Angeles, Houston, Washington, DC, and Charlotte, North Carolina, according to a recently released report. hotel rates will show a marginal increase in 2017, from $153.16

Collaborating for a Cause: 6 Hotels That Give Back

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Many people want to give their business to companies who have something to offer their communities, and hotels have found myriad ways to do that. Here are six hotels that give back in fun, collaborative ways. The Future of Hotels? But consider a hotel built on charity.

Cvent Ranks Top 100 U.S. Meeting Hotels for 2017

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Cvent has unveiled its annual list of the top hotels for meetings and events in the United States. Cvent has ranked the hotels by region, with lists for the United States; Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA); and Asia Pacific (APAC). meeting hotel was Omni Nashville Hotel.

Death of the Hotel Business Center

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When was the last time you set foot in a hotel business center? While a well-equipped business center used to be a hallmark of a fine hotel, personal laptops, tablets and mobile devices have basically rendered them obsolete. At the more upscale hotels, they were complimentary.

5 Most Infamous Hotel Ghosts

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And what’s more quintessentially creepy than a haunted hotel? Whether you’re planning a meeting or an event for next year’s scary season , or just looking for a place where your attendees will enjoy some thrills, kick things up a notch at these haunted hotels.

What Lobby? Hotels That Reinvented the Ground Floor

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Lobby of The Art, A Hotel. We at Smart Meetings have been putting a lot of emphasis on how quickly hotels are evolving to satisfy their guests lately—from the disappearing front desk to robot concierges. Clift Hotel lobby. Hotels & Resorts News Trends Hotels