As well as the challenges of fulfilling the responsibilities to the heritage of historic buildings, with hotel restoration, a number of other complications can make the process complicated and lengthy. About Permitted Development Some changes, if particularly small or superficial might pass as being Permitted Development. Often updating windows to double glazing for example, or …Continue reading "Restoring Historic Hotels"
AirBnB is causing problems for the US hotel industry. The big players in the sector had for a long time played down the threat which the tech platform posed, but as AirBnB profits continue to grow, a response has come from the hotel industry in the form of a calculated scheme of political pressure. Whilst …Continue reading "AirBnb and the Hotel Industry"
The world’s first seven star hotel, the Burj Al Arab in Dubai is one of the most indulgent and staggering hotels in the world. Since we’ve already covered the hotel in both our opening hotel facts blog, as well as in our round up of our favourite hotel lobbies we thought we’d take a closer …Continue reading "Hotel Profile: Burj Al Arab"
It is a well documented issue in the catering and hospitality industry that chef’s and kitchen staff have to withstand very high temperatures on a daily basis as part of their working life. Whilst the gradual modernisation of hotel kitchens over the last fifty years in line with health and safety guidelines has improved the …Continue reading "If You Can’t Stand the Heat: The Problem of Professional Kitchen Temperatures"
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 "A Look at 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’ premiered …Continue reading "Real Marigold Hotels: Looking at Retirement Hotels In India"