Airbnb is expected to complete its much anticipated IPO before the end of 2020 and Wall Street analysts are understandably excited, while hospitality industry experts worry that access to cheaper capital would allow Airbnb to increase its share of the current ultra-weak travel demand at the expense of hotels.
By Peter Varga and Beatrice Venturini
In October 2020, EHL hosted its annual Sustainability Week with a vast array of online seminars, activities and discussion panels. Considering the current impact on the hospitality industry of ongoing COVID-19, the theme of sustainable tourism is more than ever a relevant and urgent topic.
Medieval architects, deserted towns anwhat sounds like the ingredients for a horror movie could actually be the recipe for the perfect COVID-era hotel.
View by Rod Jimenez – Chief Executive Officer at SHR, Sceptre Hospitality Resources LLC
"Throughout the past 20 years, hoteliers learned a great deal about how to distribute their inventory in the most cost-effective manner. Then COVID hit, and it seems like we're starting over from scratch."
Anantara Tozeur Sahara – Tozeur , Tunisia
In the five months since the Second Australian Hotel Sentiment Survey in mid-May 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to severely impact on the hospitality industry across the globe and at home.
Marking the brand's debut resort in the Caribbean, Six Senses La Sagesse, Grenada is set on a headland on the southern part of the island known for its spice and relaxed lifestyle.Set to open in late 2022, the resort and residences are spread over 38 acres (15 hectares) and laid out using the natural topography of the land, with great effort given to ensuring space, privacy and uninterrupted views over the turquoise sea.
By Mike Oppenheim – MD
People often ask what sort of contract I had with hotels. The answer is none. Staff called because I was easy to reach and quick to respond. Once they called a few times, they were not inclined to change.
Earlier this month, Travelodge, the UK's first budget hotel chain has revealed the top35 most interesting and bizarre requests that the company's 575 UK hotels teams have received during the last 12 months.
Travelodge, Scotland's first branded budget hotel chain celebrates its 35th milestone birthday by opening its first hotel in Elgin - which is also the company's most northern point hotel.
View by Tatjana Ahmed – Housekeeping Manager at Grand Hyatt Dubai and Functional Specialist Housekeeping for Hyatt Hotels
"The revision of cleaning standards in hotels had started immediately with the outbreak of the pandemic as some kind of panic erupted. Traditional cleaning methods and the way rooms are checked and released had to be looked at."
Accor – Paris, France
Meliá Hotels International and Generali Real Estate are delighted to announce that they will be partnering together in a unique project in Milan: a new Gran Meliá hotel opening in the city centre in 2023.
ME Dubai, an architectural masterpiece and one of the world's most talked about openings of the year, is excited to announce its reopening on 28th November 2020. Home to world-class cultural programming, innovative culinary experiences and breath-taking design by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), the hotel is situated in The Opus by Omniyat building and is the latest addition to Dubai's iconic skyline located in the heart of the Burj Khalifa district.
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