ILHA Association News


Spotlight: Vaibhav Garg, cluster director of talent and culture for Accor Hotels

ILHA SmartBrief | Mar 24, 2017

Garg discusses policies to attract top talent and how evolving guest experience has given human resources a new perspective. Read here.


Tickets to the ILHA Inspire Summit now on sale

ILHA SmartBrief | Mar 24, 2017

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.


Present at INSPIRE SUMMIT '17

ILHA SmartBrief | Mar 23, 2017

Become a speaker and share your industry insights with the largest community of hotel and travel professionals, while establishing yourself as a leader in your field. Apply to become a speaker at INSPIRE SUMMIT '17, the best luxury-focused hospitality conference and expo. More info here.


Sponsor or exhibit at the premiere luxury hospitality conference in N. America

ILHA SmartBrief | Mar 23, 2017

The International Luxury Hotel Association understands that your success goes beyond the pipe and drape of the exhibit hall. Join us for an engagement experience like no other. Become a sponsor or exhibitor at INSPIRE SUMMIT '17, taking place in Miami, Fla., Sept. 18-19. Find out more.


ILHA is gearing up for the US hospitality summit in Miami

ILHA SmartBrief | Mar 22, 2017

The ILHA will be hosting the highly anticipated INSPIRE SUMMIT '17 in Miami Sept. 18 and 19. Get ready to share, connect, and learn from North America's leaders in luxury hospitality! Find out more.


Spotlight: Christopher E. Stafford, COO of 137 Pillars House

ILHA SmartBrief | Mar 21, 2017

On the pros and cons of operating a boutique hotel in Chiang Mai, Thailand, future plans, and navigating environmental and political events. Read here.


Discover Luxury Hoteliers Magazine

ILHA SmartBrief | Mar 17, 2017

Stay up to date with the do's and don'ts of luxury hospitality with Luxury Hoteliers, ILHA's online magazine. The publication includes interviews with top hotel executives, industry trends, actionable strategies, and much more! The next quarterly issue will be released in the upcoming weeks. Stay tuned! Read here.


Do you have an ILHA vendor membership?

ILHA SmartBrief | Mar 17, 2017

The International Luxury Hotel Association is one of the largest communities of hotel and travel professionals in the world, with membership to the LinkedIn group now over 260,000. Memberships are available for hospitality vendors and include access to a wealth of industry information, as well as the opportunity to get your product and services in front of the people you want to do business with! Find out more.


Would you like to speak at the ILHA's next event?

ILHA SmartBrief | Mar 16, 2017

We would be interested in hearing from you. Our recent Pinnacle Summit in Washington, D.C., featured a dynamic lineup of speakers from The Ritz-Carlton, Quorvus Collection, Viceroy, Hilton Worldwide, Club Med, The Langham, Halekulani, and Canyon Ranch. We're starting to work on this year's event now and would love to hear from you.


Fascinating myths to inspire travel quests

ILHA SmartBrief | Mar 15, 2017

Learn how legends and myths can heighten the experience of all travelers, and find luxury accommodations conveniently located to attractions fueled by adventure stories and folklore. Read here.


5 steps to correctly interview a chef

ILHA SmartBrief | Mar 15, 2017

Chefs have a special blend of skill, personality, experience, motivation, passion, leadership and technique that rarely identifies itself clearly on a resume. Find out how to identify these traits to hire the right chef for your team. Read here.


Luxury surfaces can make for a slippery business

ILHA SmartBrief | Mar 14, 2017

Slip-and-fall incidents are the number one cause of accidents in hotels, restaurants and public buildings according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Learn how to navigate slip-and-fall causes and how to prevent them.


Driving revenues in every aspect

ILHA SmartBrief | Mar 10, 2017

Vlatka Barcan, area revenue director for East and North America for Millennium Hotels, said you need to be friends with your OTAs and offer the same promos across all platforms, at the ILHA's Luxury European Hospitality Conference in Croatia last week. "People look at about seven websites before they book you. Make sure photos and content are uniform across all sites." See more session highlights here.


Well-being Hospitality: The mega trend hotels and resorts cannot afford to ignore

ILHA SmartBrief | Mar 10, 2017

"Well-being goes beyond having physical experiences," said Roger Allen, group CEO at Resource for Leisure Assets, at the ILHA's recent luxury hospitality conference in Croatia. He added that it's important to make wellness centers more than just a physical space. Did you miss the conference? See what Twitter had to say.


An overview of global travel trends

ILHA SmartBrief | Mar 09, 2017

Cosmin Dan, research analyst from Euromonitor, gave an overview of the global travel industry, talking about trends, travel prospects and recommendations for hoteliers at the International Luxury Hotel Association's Luxury Hospitality Conference in Croatia last week. Learn more about last week's agenda topics here.


Did you miss out?

ILHA SmartBrief | Mar 09, 2017

Catch the updates on Facebook of the International Luxury Hotel Association's European Luxury Hotel Conference in Croatia. You'll see key takeaways about revenue, design, people management, impossible-to-ignore trends and more.


Travelers say memories they get on vacations make it worth it

ILHA SmartBrief | Mar 08, 2017

Nancy Friedman, principal at MMGY Global, talked about the millennial generation's impact on luxury travel and expanded on the Portrait of America Travelers study at the International Luxury Hotel Association's European Luxury Hospitality Summit in Croatia last week. Read more.


ILHA conference in Croatia ends on a high note

ILHA SmartBrief | Mar 08, 2017

The International Luxury Hotel Association's two-day luxury hospitality conference in Croatia last week was a resounding success, with exciting networking events, dynamic speakers and valuable trend direction. Catch a glimpse on Twitter.


Revenue management strategies for success

ILHA SmartBrief | Mar 03, 2017

"Driving Revenues in Every Aspect" is the topic of Vlatka Barcan, Millennium Hotels' area revenue director for eastern North America, at ILHA's summit in Croatia this week. Attendees will learn how to unleash trapped profitability throughout all outlets, relationships and commissions with OTA's, building loyalty, how to position a hotel as a luxury hotel through ratings, managing reviews along the journey and using day-to-day data to increase revenues. Read more.


Have you heard?

ILHA SmartBrief | Mar 03, 2017

The ILHA European Hospitality Conference is taking place this week in Rovinj, Croatia. Paul Ruffino, chief operating officer of Hospitality Management Services, is master of ceremonies for the event and will be opening with a session on "Exploring Customer Service and the High Net Worth Guest." See the full agenda here.


Panel: "Developing a Sense of Place"

ILHA SmartBrief | Mar 02, 2017

Paul Ruffino, COO of Hospitality Management Services, will be moderating the panel session "Developing a Sense of Place" at the ILHA Conference in Croatia this week. Fellow panelists include Ron Vlasic, regional vice president of hotels for Kimpton; Peter Losch, director of the luxury division for Maistra; Eva LaRue, television star and brand ambassador for Dot Luxury; and Andrea Baptiste, CEO of Benbria. Find out more about the session here.




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