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Hospitality Technology and Forced Migrations: A Bad Break-Up Story

By Ryan Hamilton

A hotelier's decision to invest in technology is not merely a purchase; instead, it marks the beginning of a relationship between vendor and customer. One party provides the service and/or software, and the other party leverages it to enhance their offering.

The five keys to successfully negotiating an off-plan hotel lease, for hotel owners

By Christopher Boinet, Anne Epinat and Julien Guittet

More than ever, off-plan hotel leases[1] are making headlines in the leisure real estate industry. Stemming from real estate law professional practices, off-plan hotel leases reconcile the legal and financial interests of three distinct actors: the developer (seller), the investor (owner) and the operator (tenant).

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

By Fred DeMicco and Isaiah Morrow

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.

In Memory Of Arne Sorenson

By Iqbal Ahmed

For more than a decade, while working as a concierge for a hotel in London, I became familiar with the name of its eponymous founder, Mr Marriott. His name was somewhat legendary for guests and hosts alike because a father and son duo had run the company for eight decades under their identical name, J.

Is there future for the “new” Thomas Cook?

View by Max Starkov

"I am highly skeptical of Thomas Cook's resurrection as a B2C online travel player i.e. an OTA specializing in selling beach vacations and city breaks, and here is why: a) The traveling public does not know Thomas Cook as an OTA or B2C online vacation packager, hence the need for massive advertising spend to build relevant brand recognition."

The Next Normal of Managing Group Contracts through Technology

By Larry Mogelonsky

Once states and countries have wrangled in their COVID-19 second waves and start to reopen borders (and distribute vaccines), confidence will inevitably reach a point where groups will book again. But the world of MICE will not look the same as it once was, and if you haven't fully embraced the technologies that can expedite group contracts and payment processes then you won't get the business.