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Top Five E-mail Do's and Don'ts | By Jim Hartigan
When reading the plethora of e-mails we all receive, do you ever find yourself scratching your head in confusion? While e-mail has become one of the most popular means of communicating with others, some common bad e-mail habits have crept into our daily lives as well. These bad habits often distort or confound the message being sent. To help you prevent your audience from scratching their heads at your e-mails, we submit the following Top Five E-mail Do's and Don'ts.
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Video: PKF's Mark Woodworth and Jack Corgel discuss current conditions in the lodging industry
Mark Woodworth, President of PKF Hospitality Research, and Jack Corgel Ph.D., Senior Advisor to PKF Hospitality Research and Robert C. Baker Professor of Real Estate at Cornell University overview the current conditions in the lodging industry, oil prices, economic forecasts, and disclose what's in their forecasting black box.
Scandic has cut its carbon dioxide emissions in half - All electricity used comes only from wind and water
With Earth Hour coming up, Scandic Hotels is going beyond manifestation and shows real results. Since 2007, the Nordic hotel chain has been working towards the goal of being completely carbon dioxide neutral by 2025. Now, four years later, Scandic has managed to halve their emissions and have thereby reached its sub target. What made this possible is the fact that Scandic now is using solely renewable energy from wind and water for electricity in all the Nordic countries.
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STAFF MOVEMENTS
Tommy Lai has been appointed Vice President, Development for ONYX North Asia at Onyx Hospitality Group in Bangkok , Thailand.
Tommy has more than 15 years of experience in the financial and real estate industries. Having covered markets in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and in the recent years China, Tommy has a strong understanding of the real estate market across these regions. He also possesses a wide spectrum of expertise across the different functions in property, from development to marketing to investments. Before joining ONYX, Tommy w... more »
Todd McDonald has been promoted Senior Ddirector Corporate Director of Learning and Development at White Lodging Services in Merrillville - IN, United States.
McDonald started with White Lodging in 2001 and was promoted from his previous position as senior manager of corporate learning. McDonald has more than 20 years of hospitality and talent and learning experience including assistant hotel manager, assistant front office manager and assistant general manager in hotels across Canada. In his new position, McDonald is responsible for assisting in on-boarding new leaders, writ... more »
Dani Elhachem has been named Vice President, Operations at Denihan Hospitality Group (DHG) in New York - NY, United States.
In his new role, Elhachem will oversee the company’s corporate operations functions relating to the portfolio’s performance and strategic management. In addition, Elhachem will preside over the company’s transitions, conversions and new builds as Denihan continues to acquire more assets and win new management contracts in key strategic markets across the country. Elhachem will also lead the operations team in fostering s... more »
Kari Koskela has been appointed Hotel Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver in Vancouver, Canada.
With an impressive twenty years of experience under his belt, Kari Koskela returns to Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, where he took on his first hotel job following graduation from the renowned Hotel Management School Les Roches in Switzerland. He’s come a long way from Assistant Chief Steward, earning his new role as Hotel Manager, with many hotels, destinations and increasing management roles along the way. Kari has en... more »
Matt Hagerman has been appointed General Manager at Willows Lodge in Woodinville - WA, United States.
Matt Hagerman was previously the successful general manager of The Woodmark Hotel, located in Kirkland, Washington. Mr. Hagerman was a key member of the opening management team for the luxurious and award-winning Hotel 1000, a Benchmark Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels property. He also served as hotel manager for the acclaimed property. Earlier in his career he held positions within sales and operations for leading hosp... more »
Morten Skumsrud has been appointed Hotel Manager at Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott in London, United Kingdom.
Morten joins Grosvenor House from his position of General Manager at Marriott’s Marbella Beach Resort, Europe’s largest Marriott Vacation Club International. In his tenure the resort was recognised as the MVCI Resort of the Year and received high guest satisfaction scores. As a proven hotelier with considerable experience, Morten has a deep understanding of the international hotel industry and Marriott brand having bee... more »
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WHAT ELSE WAS NEW TODAY
Emaar strengthens footprint of The Address Hotels + Resorts across growth markets globally
Signs agreement with Emaar Misr to operate The Address Marassi Golf Resort & Spa in EgyptStrengthens marketing outreach in India – one of the leading feeder markets - and explores potential growth opportunitiesTargeted markets include London, Paris, New York, Shanghai, Beij...
Swiss-Belhotel International Opens the 108-room Swiss-Belinn SKA Pekanbaru – Riau, Indonesia
Swiss-Belhotel International Senior Vice President Operations and Development for Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam, Mr. Emmanuel Guillard stated that, "Swiss-Belinn SKA Pekanbaru is the first hotel in Pekanbaru and the 5th hotel in Sumatera managed by Swiss-Belhotel Internat...
Hyatt Announces Plans for a Hyatt Place Hotel in Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has signed a management agreement with an affiliate of Island Hospitality Partners, LLC for Hyatt Place Bayamón and El Tropical Casino. It will be the first Hyatt-branded select service hotel in Puert...
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Red Lion Hotels Authorizes Exploration of Strategic Alternatives to Maximize Shareholder Value
Red Lion Hotels Corporation (NYSE: RLH), a western U.S. based owner and franchisor of midscale hotels, today announced that its board of directors has authorized Bank of America Merrill Lynch to explore strategic alternatives to maximize shareholder value, including a poten...
EB-5 and the Tenant Occupancy Issue as Applied to Hotel Employees | By Catherine Holmes and Victor Shum | Hotel Lawyers
EB-5 financing has become an important source of financing for hotel development in the past few years. And hotels have become a favored class of investment for foreign investors seeking to get their green card with the required investment of capital. Quite a few projects are being funded in this way, and some of the big hotel companies - but most notably Marriott - are e...
Are You Ready For Facebook Mobile Ads?
The word m-commerce will soon enter mainstream conversations. It means shopping and purchases made on mobile or tablet devices. Facebook filed for IPO in February 2012 and showed that it has already got its eye on the mobile advertising prize by announcing a new mobile ad p...
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SUPPLIER & PRODUCT NEWS
Landmark Luxury Property 'The Hotel' Brussels is First in Belgium to Adopt Mobile Key by OpenWays
OpenWays has signed an agreement with The Hotel, part of the Pandox AB group, to install Mobile Key by OpenWays, the first and only ubiquitous mobile phone-based front-desk bypass business solution. Mobile Key is being used on a global basis across brands and all hotel star...
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HeBS Digital Wins Big with Two ‘Best of Industry’ Advertising Competition Awards
NEW YORK, NY, March 29, 2012 – HeBS Digital, the industry leader in hotel digital marketing services, website design and direct online channel strategies, today announces receipt of two Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) awards for "Best Hotel and Lodging Email Campaign...
Lodging Interactive Launching Affordable 'Hotel Website Solutions'
When it comes to website design and development, web hosting, maintenance, and search engine optimization, there are three key ingredients that today's mid-size and independent property owners are looking for: Price, Price, and Price. Therefore, Lodging Interactive is unvei...
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InnLink Announces Integration with RateGain’s Competitive Rate Intelligence Solution
InnLink, LLC customers will have access to one of the most advanced and popular competitive hotel rate intelligence solutions by RateGain – PriceGain. | InnLink, LLC has formed a partnership with RateGain, a pioneer in competitive price intelligence solutions. With this new...
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BLOGS
The Language of Hospitality
Doug Kennedy wrote an inspiring blog post about changing the language used to be more hospitable - particularly when one is in the hospitality industry (though really an enchanting idea for all!). There is a huge difference between a front desk person looking at you (which, by the way, is...
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How to achieve great customer service - Part 3
Empower Upskilling your team by giving them the appropriate training, coaching and support enables you to delegate authority and gives your staff a sense of responsibility, so they take the initiative and make decisions. You'll be surprised how often they end up improving the process. It ...
10 Tenets to Survive Digital Darwinism
Digital Darwinism is a phenomenon when technology and society evolve faster than the ability to adapt. And, it threatens rigid and traditional practices everywhere. It's no longer just survival of the fittest, but also survival of the fitting. Businesses must earn relevance and to do so r...
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Novotel Times Square: 'Top-to-bottom' revamp
USA TODAY has some exclusive details about this so-so hotel's upcoming, $115 million renovation.
The Big 8-0
The big 8-0. So, how does it really feel? A lot like turning 79. But obviously there’s more significance to eighty. These “zero” birthdays are tough. But once the celebrations die down, I’ll be retired as CEO and entering a new phase of my life. I do want to
Mobile and Why it Matters for Hotels
The following post is from Drew Whang, TIG Global Web Marketing Manager. You’ve heard a million people say it for at least the last five years: this is the year of mobile. For almost every marketing executive, the saying has become cliché and trite. Technology in the mobile space has dras...
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