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November 19, 2012
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  The Concierge Desk 
  • Sushi lounge debuts at Hawaii's Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
    Chef James Babian's Ulu Ocean Grill & Sushi Lounge opened this month at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. "This new and stylish dining experience offers a number of ways to enjoy a meal -- be it 'loungy' and social, or quiet and romantic -- all following our commitment to keeping it regional, seasonal, artisanal," said Robert Whitfield, the general manager of the hotel. Travel Weekly (11/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Finally, a way to gauge food and beverage venues
    The American Hotel & Lodging Association Food & Beverage Council Task Force is set to release the Food & Beverage STAR Benchmark Report next year. The report includes standards that will help hoteliers better forecast and manage operations for F&B venues, and help them better gauge the market and remain competitive. Hotel Interactive (11/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Hospitality Trends and Technology 
  • Travel conference focuses on need for change in the online space
    The 2012 PhoCusWright Conference in Phoenix last week highlighted concerns that the growth of online travel bookings may taper off in the near future. This could force online travel firms to implement drastic strategy shifts to continue expanding their business. "The travel industry has been jolted by new threats, and there is an increasing call for strategic realignment. Staying the course or tweaking is not sufficient," said Philip Wolf, PhoCusWright's founder and chairman. (11/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Travel summit notes rise in demand for exotic destinations
    Travel agents and tour operators who attended Ensemble Travel Group's recent Las Vegas conference report that travelers are increasingly being drawn to exotic and off-the-beaten-track destinations. "The hot destinations are Ecuador, the Galapagos, Burma, Cambodia, Vietnam, African safaris. People are going for big-ticket items. It's like they want to spend money now because they don't know how things will be later on," said Judy Ruffini, a regional sales manager at General Tours. (11/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Spotlight on Development 
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  International Update 
  • First Hilton, Hampton Inn hotels in France to open in 2015
    A dual-branded hotel under the Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton brands is scheduled to open near Disneyland Paris. The 96-room Hampton by Hilton Val d'Europe and the 154-room Hilton Garden Inn Val d'Europe are scheduled to open by 2015 as part of the Val d'Europe business park. Travel Weekly (11/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Luxury Hoteliers News 
  • Executive chef for boutique hotel in the Maldives
    A boutique hotel group, with a luxurious property in the Maldives, is looking for an executive chef with international hotel experience. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Luxury Hoteliers launches new website for members
    Luxury Hoteliers has launched a new website,, giving LinkedIn members added benefits, including categorized forums, a daily news brief, an international jobs board and a directory of suppliers. Don't miss out on this opportunity to sign up. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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