A vibrant cruise industry presents a still-barely-tapped opportunity for hoteliers, especially with its appeal to millennials. Belmond and HNA Group have cruise components and Uniworld's new U service touts new views of Europe for younger travelers.
Many of the top airports around the world have common amenities to include hotels that attach to terminals and expedited security checks. According to a Hilton Hotels survey, most travelers choose hotels based on location, indicating frequent travelers prefer airports that offer connected full service hotels.
The 146-key Hotel Emma in San Antonio, Texas, opened in 2015 in a conversion the 1890s-era Pearl Brewery building. The "glorious hotel will alternately bring to mind European elegance, South Texas ranch charm and 19th-century industrialism," Matthew Odam writes.
The 242-key Wyndham Grand Ambergris Caye will open in late 2018, according to Wyndham Hotel Group. The "first-class, high-end hotel" will have a spa, the largest swimming pool in Belize and several restaurants and will be just steps from the Belize Barrier Reef, says Wyndham's Paulo Pena.
This year's ILHA Inspire Summit, scheduled for Sept. 18 and 19, is the premier event where the luxury, hospitality and wellness travel communities come together to share new ways of thinking, build strong partnerships and address key industry challenges. Find out more.