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1. Marriott launches Moxy brand featuring small rooms, industrial design

ILHA SmartBrief | Jan 21, 2015

Moxy represents the 18th brand by Marriott International, and the hotel chain is planning to launch the brand across the U.S. and Europe. Moxy features small, 183-square-foot rooms, and "industrial-chic" design elements. Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The (01/21) Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The (01/20) HotelierMiddleEast.com (United Arab Emirates) (01/20)


2. Commentary: Hotels lead innovation in the hospitality industry

ILHA SmartBrief | Jan 20, 2015

Hotels are at the forefront of innovating the travel experience by rethinking "lobbies and how customers check in, as well as everything about the customer experience inside a hotel room, entertainment inside the hotel, and food & beverage offerings, too," writes Rafat Ali. Skift (01/19)


3. China, Europe are hot spots for luxury hotel development

ILHA SmartBrief | Jan 22, 2015

Europe and China are experiencing a boom in luxury hotel development, including the $470 million conversion of the Old War Office in London and announced plans by Dalian Wanda Group "to become the world's largest five-star hotel owner in 2015." Hotel Management online (01/21)


4. 8 hotels added to AAA's Five Diamond List

ILHA SmartBrief | Jan 19, 2015

Florida's Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista is among the eight hotels AAA has added to its Five Diamond List for 2015. Others on the list are the Four Seasons Hotel Denver, Mexico's Grand Luxxe in Nuevo Vallarta and One&Only Palmilla in San Jose Del Cabo, California's Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa in Rancho Santa Fe, Ontario's Shangri-La Hotel in Toronto, The Langham in Chicago, and The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. TravelPulse (01/16)


5. Graphic: Butlers must be ready for anything

ILHA SmartBrief | Jan 20, 2015

A new infographic released by Fairmont Hotels & Resorts highlights the flexibility and poise being a professional butler requires. "Never take anything for granted, as preferences may change, so always be on guard for things that may arise," says Sean Davoren, head butler at the Savoy in London, whose comments are featured in the graphic. TravelPulse (01/19)


6. Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants selects new CEO

ILHA SmartBrief | Jan 20, 2015

TravelPulse (01/19)


7. 5 San Diego resorts among "World's Best"

ILHA SmartBrief | Jan 21, 2015

San Diego County resorts The Grand Del Mar, L'Auberge Del Mar, Rancho Valencia Resort, the Lodge at Torrey Pines and Park Hyatt Aviara Resort are all featured on Travel and Leisure's "World's Best Awards." San Diego Union-Tribune (01/20)


8. Upgraded meeting spaces is the latest hotel trend

ILHA SmartBrief | Jan 19, 2015

The Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas; Pullman Hotels and Resorts and the Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel in Philadelphia are among properties that are upgrading meeting spaces. "There's definitely a shift in style," said Jayna Cooke, CEO of EVENTup. USA Today (01/18)


9. List: Top U.S. hotel destinations for luxury

ILHA SmartBrief | Jan 22, 2015

The Langham Chicago, South Carolina's French Quarter Inn, and California's Bardessono are among TripAdvisor's top-rated U.S. hotels, according to its Travelers' Choice Awards. FoxNews.com (01/21)


10. Marriott evolves in age of Netflix

ILHA SmartBrief | Jan 20, 2015

Marriott International is planning to change the way hotel on-demand entertainment is purchased, leaving behind the old model of buying access to content then paying at checkout. "We are moving toward content access that guests would find in their own home," said Scott Hansen, director of guest technology. Bloomberg (01/19) Hotel Management online (01/19)




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