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"
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 already had a look at some of the world’s most luxurious hotels, especially in our hotel views blog last month, these are …Continue reading "Expensive Destinations & 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"
There are of course a host of factors which can really make a holiday or a hotel stay. When we’re looking to book a hotel, the facilities, price, the star rating perhaps along with reviews of the level of service might play a part. But the thing that lasts a long time in the memory …Continue reading "A Select View: Our Favourite Hotel Views from Around the World"
York is one of the most visited cities in the UK, with millions of visitors a year flocking to the historic destination. It’s no surprise either, given what the city has to offer. York’s Many Attractions With the largest Gothic Cathedral in Northern Europe, the best preserved city walls in the country, and the Shambles, …Continue reading "York: Home to Diverse Accommodation"
It’s well known that presentation is vital in the hospitality sector. Guests at your hotel will make judgements about the quality of service, the hygiene, the attention to detail and the trustworthiness of your establishment based on the presentation of your staff. This naturally affects the chances of re-booking, but also the word of mouth …Continue reading "Making the Right Impression: Hotel Uniforms"
Because of the sheer variety of hotels and guest houses that are on offer to the public, there’s rarely a one size fits all solution to improving your hospitality business. Whilst many smaller boutique and independent hotels rely mostly on smaller or individual bookings with one or two rooms booked at a time, for those …Continue reading "Group Booking Strategies for Hotels"
1. Biggest Hotel in the World In least in terms of the number of rooms, the First World Hotel and Plaza in Malaysia is officially the largest in the world, currently holding the Guinness World Record. This multi-coloured hotel is in Genting Highlands, a resort in Pahang in Malaysia. It boasts a stunning total of …Continue reading "Interesting Hotel Facts You Should Know"