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March 6, 2013
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  Spa Spotlight 
  • Soaring UAE hotel with spa beats world records
    At 1,099 feet tall, the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai in the United Arab Emirates has opened as the tallest hotel in the world, and its Saray Spa and Health Club is part of that sky-high facility. The spa features a swimming pool that takes up an entire floor, along with 16 treatment rooms, hammam facilities, steam baths and other amenities. SpaOpportunities.com (3/5), Hotel News Resource (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • N.H. spa offers clients "a little slice of heaven"
    The Sanctuary Spa in Salem, N.H., offers a wide range of skin, eyebrow and body treatments, but what owner Lindsay Murray prides herself on is the spa's intentionally quiet vibe. "What makes our spa so unique is our amazing 'relaxation room,'" she says. "This quiet space offers clients a place to enjoy a hot cup of tea, glass of wine, light bites and, heck, just a little slice of heaven." Patch.com (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Hospitality Trends 
  • Mixed-use developments boost focus on hotel rooms
    Mixed-use developments are changing to an increased emphasis on hotel properties and a more limited focus on residential units, this feature says. Ritz-Carlton last year opened a new property in Puerto Rico with 115 hotel rooms and 13 condos that immediately sold out. "The projects include residential, but in a much more rational way in that they are really hotel projects that have residential components rather than the reverse of that," said Ritz-Carlton executive Timothy J. Grisius. HotelNewsNow.com (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Business Best Practices 
  • Smart business moves that can keep you profitable
    Upgrading software, hiring freelance employees and targeting global markets are among the ways small businesses can stay in the black this year, writes Bri Bauer. Raising your prices, if needed, and introducing a new product or service to existing customers are other strategies. iMedia Connection (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Tallying the price tag of your employees
    Taxes, benefits, training and equipment are among the hidden costs of employees, writes Tim Parker, owner of financial content firm ECS, and companies should tally the expense before deciding a permanent worker, instead of a contractor, is the way to go. Parker suggests adding the costs of a worker and dividing that number by the person's base salary. The resulting figure is the multiple, and multiplied against an employee's salary, it will provide an estimate of the total cost of hiring someone. Intuit Small Business Blog (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Customer Service 
  • Focus marketing with better profiles
    Companies that sharpen the picture they have of their customers and those customers' buying habits will have better success in marketing, and better results from product and service offers, writes Maria Geokezas, account director for Heinz Marketing. Among her tips: Understand your customers' work environment, pressures, and how they make buying decisions; create a "story" about the target customer and how he or she interacts with your company's brand; and conduct in-depth interviews with clients. HeinzMarketing.com (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Water Cooler 
  • Study: Employment up, revenues down at small companies
    February saw a dip in revenues despite a slight pickup in hiring at small businesses, according to a study by Intuit. Retail businesses saw the steepest decline in revenue, while across industries, small-business employment last month rose by .07%, or 15,000 new jobs. BenefitsPro.com (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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