Those with an interest in the industry or who have spent any time working within it, or in related industries, will have heard plenty of stories about things that go on that are kept from the public. Recently we came across a few news items which relayed some tales from those at the coal face …Continue reading "Hotel Tales: Stories From the Inside"
Reading the news of the picturesque Borrowdale Gates Hotel (pictured) in the Lake District earlier this month, you can read the news piece here, we thought we’d take a closer look at how investment within the hotel and hospitality sector works along with a few considerations for if you are looking to make your hotel …Continue reading "In focus: Investment in Hospitality"
Hollywood is home to the rich and famous, even if it is sometimes only a temporary one. One such home from home for the wealthy in the entertainment industry that defines the region is the Chateau Marmont. This iconic part of Hollywood’s glitzy and sometimes dark history has become a desirable location for stars and …Continue reading "Hotel Profile: Chateau Marmont"
Maintaining a good standard of presentation is a no-brainer for managers in the hotel and hospitality industry, but the best practice for ensuring hygiene in a less conspicuous level needs some further thought. Typically, for most larger hotel and hospitality organisation at least, this won’t be something that is so closely organised by the hotel …Continue reading "Hotel Cleaning: Best Practices for Hospitality Hygiene"
In an earlier Recoleta blog, we touched on the issue of how Hotels represent themselves. In the cases given, we looked at how hotels consider their staff’s uniforms in the way that they present the brand. With many companies placing an emphasis on the way that the way they market themselves as brands through the …Continue reading "Hotel Marketing"
Since the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel hit cinema screens in 2011, there’s been a flood of interest in the idea of packing up in old age and living a life of leisure in an Indian ‘retirement hotel’. A second film followed suit and the second series of a BBC reality series- ‘The Real Marigold Hotel’ aired …Continue reading "Real Marigold Hotels – Looking at Retirement Hotels In India"
Most customers like to do their research when booking a hotel. Few will book the first they find online and even fewer will stop looking after the first. You’ll have some of your own factors that you’ll be on the look out for when booking a hotel for your stay, but there are one or …Continue reading "What to Consider When Booking your Hotel"
Following on from last month’s look at our favourite hotel views, we decided to highlight a few of our favourite hotel lobbies from around the world. One of the great advantages of a hotel lobby of course is that in many cases, it’s possible to sneak in to have a look without having to pay …Continue reading "Our Favourites – The Best Hotel Lobbies"
Some holidays are just expensive. When it comes to that once in a lifetime trip, travellers are always willing to spend big bucks to ensure that they have an experience to remember. We’ve had a look at some of the world’s most luxurious hotels, especially in our hotel views blog last month, these are the …Continue reading "Expensive Destinations and How to Cope"
All Hoteliers are always striving for an improvement in the ranking of their Hotel. The essential measure of the quality of a hotel is the tried and trusted star rating, with hotels in Europe gaining their star ratings based on a European standard. But how does it work and what can you do to improve …Continue reading "The Hotel Star System – How You’re Rated"