Hotel guests head to rooftop bars for a drink with a view | Letting cancer patients be pampered: Hotel spas adapt | Beverly Hills Four Seasons creates vegan menu for summer
July 20, 2018
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Hotel guests head to rooftop bars for a drink with a view
In cities such as New York and Chicago, rooftop hotel bars are a popular destination in the summer months. Boro Hotel in New York has added a rooftop bar where guests can view the city skyline.
USA Today (7/20) 
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Hospitality Trends and Technology
Letting cancer patients be pampered: Hotel spas adapt
Letting cancer patients be pampered: Hotel spas adapt
A growing number of hotels and resorts are accommodating cancer patients with customized spa treatments and menus developed in concert with nonprofits, medical professionals and nutritionists. The nonprofit Wellness for Cancer has trained therapists at more than 200 properties in safe techniques for massages, facials and other services.
The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (7/17) 
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Beverly Hills Four Seasons creates vegan menu for summer
The Four Seasons Beverly Hills will offer a vegan menu later this month through Sept. 7 at its Cabana Restaurant.
VegNews (7/20) 
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Spotlight on Development
Minneapolis hotel project on pause due to financing challenge
The development of a hotel on Nicollet Hotel Block in Minneapolis is in doubt due to financing issues. "We haven't finished our thinking about the hotel, but I would say it has been a challenge to get the investment community to accept the required hotel overnight room rates," said Bill Katter, president of United Properties.
Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.) (tiered subscription model) (7/19) 
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Washington, D.C., residential building home to latest WhyHotel pop-up
An apartment building in Washington, D.C., developed by Equity Residential is the latest WhyHotel pop-up property. The pop-up hotel features 95 units.
Hotel Management online (7/18) 
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International Update
Kimpton brand coming to Japan
IHG aims to bring Kimpton to the Japanese market with the Kimpton Tokyo Shinjuku. The property will have 162 guest rooms.
TravelPulse (7/19) 
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As visitor wave hits Hungary, hotel development follows
A record number of visitors entered Hungary last year for business and pleasure. The wave of tourists is attracting hotel development as demand outstrips supply.
Budapest Business Journal (Hungary) (7/20) 
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List: Hotel suites to break the bank
The Royal Penthouse Suite at Hotel President Wilson in Switzerland, at $80,000 per night, tops this list of the world's most-extravagant suites. Amenities include a private Jacuzzi with a view of Lake Geneva.
Business Insider (7/19) 
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Train your team in Luxury Service Standards
The Luxury Hospitality Standards course covers everything your staff needs to craft the finest experiences. Join as an ILHA Hotel Member and receive complimentary training for your entire team. Find out more.
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For sale: Resort property in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
200 running feet of Beachfront property on one of Mexico's most popular beaches, known as The Waikiki of Mexico. Find out more.
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Editor's Note
A summary in Monday's ILHA SmartBrief should have said that Tamara Mims and Joni Costa are the current owners of Four Sisters Inns. SmartBrief regrets the error.
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