Hospitality
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5/22/2017

Longtime operators of wellness-focused hotels question whether brands that are now embracing the amenity have the understanding to deliver the goods. "You have to ask yourself: What really is wellness? When you see these strategic acquisitions and partnerships, you realize that these aren't their core businesses but it's an important part of satisfying guests' needs," said Canyon Ranch's Tom Klein.

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5/22/2017

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, InterContinental Hotel Group's Holiday Inn and Marriott International are among the brands responding to guests' need to recharge multiple portable electronic devices, adding convenient outlets and charging ports. The Washington Marriott Georgetown, for example, added USB ports to bedside lamps as part of it recent $28 million renovation.

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USA Today
5/22/2017

For hoteliers, being "cool" means not merely chasing fads, but meticulously meeting the expectations of young consumers who may form the future client base. For any age group, personalized service is always in style.

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HuffPost
5/22/2017

Uncertainty over government travel restrictions will cost related US industries more than $1.3 billion this year, according to new projections from the Global Business Travel Association. Lost spending by business travelers from Europe and the Middle East will account for $250 million.

5/22/2017

AccorHotels Chairman and CEO Sebastien Bazin says the company's shareholders, board of directors and management team are all in sync, putting the company in a strong position to grow. "The hospitality industry, which is a very viable and good business, will be growing probably 2% to 6% per annum but will never grow 10% anymore," he said in a wide-ranging interview.

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5/22/2017

The 274-key Kimpton De Witt has opened in Amsterdam, marking the brand's debut in Europe. The property features several dining options and a bar.

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Travel Weekly
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Kimpton
5/22/2017

Nobu Matsuhisa is opening a hotel and restaurant in London's Shoreditch neighborhood. The 240-seat restaurant will feature items like matcha waffles and chicken with smoked maple ponzu and pecan miso butter.

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Bloomberg
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Nobu Matsuhisa
5/22/2017

The Wick Hotel in Hudson, N.Y., is on track to finish this fall. The property will feature 55 rooms in a converted soap and candle factory.

5/22/2017

The Paradise City casino resort project near Incheon International Airport in South Korea features 2,500 works of art. Most are displayed in hotel rooms.

5/19/2017

Hotels throughout Baltimore are turning to photography collections, fine art and artisan furniture to create an unforgettable arts experience for guests. Embracing fine art is about amenity and identity for hotels and resorts, private art dealer Mark Myers said.

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The Baltimore Sun
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