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November 13, 2012
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  • Hotel analysts forecast industry growth despite storm damage
    The U.S. lodging industry is expected to see performance improvements this year and in 2013 despite loss of business caused by Hurricane Sandy, a panel of industry experts said during the AH&LA Fall Conference held this week alongside the International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show in New York. "Despite Sandy, the underlying trajectory of travel remains," said Warren Marr, a managing director at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Hotel Management online (11/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Review: Boston's Meritage pairs wine, meals to perfection
    At Meritage restaurant in the Boston Harbor Hotel, the menu is broken down by wines, then food prepared by chef Daniel Bruce is paired with the wine selection. The restaurant is known for offering different meals with its wine and has more than 1,400 wines in its inventory. Forbes (11/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Shipyard workers welcome news for upcoming projects
    Last month, Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean and Carnival announced new ships and deals in the works. The transactions are good news for Europe shipbuilders, which have been hit hard by an economic slowdown over the past few years. Carnival has an agreement to build two new ships, Norwegian is set to build a new vessel, and Royal Caribbean is in negotiations for another ship. TravelAge West (11/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Hotels aim to gauge carbon emissions
    Hoteliers convened at the American Hotel & Lodging Association's Fall Conference to share tips on how they measure and report carbon emissions. "Right now the measurements ... are not very effective for property-level information since ... metrics may not be good for comparisons. This is because the comparisons are not 'fair,' and comparing one property to another is not the goal" of the Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative, said Eric Ricaurte, principal at Greenview. Hotel Management online (11/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Column: Schedule renovations during hotel downtime
    Hotel renovations can be timed to coordinate with downtime or off-seasons or can be launched in several phases to limit facility disruptions. "There's no question that it's best to physically do the work during the down part of the cycle, because you're going to have the least disruption to the guest experience and the least impact on revenues because, at least in theory, revenues are down," said Robert Habeeb, First Hospitality Group's president and chief operating officer. (11/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Caribbean hotel markets continue to perform
    Several hotel markets in the Caribbean region are enjoying steady business growth as occupancy continues to strengthen, analysts said during last week's HVS Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference & Operations Summit in Nassau, Bahamas. "With limited supply entering the market, we expect occupancy levels to increase. Hotels will be able to push average rate, and that's what the market needs," said Parris Jordan, a director at HVS Global Hospitality Services. Demand in the region rose 5.5% year-to-date through September as revenue per available room grew 11.2%. Occupancy during the period rose 6%, and average daily rate was up 4.2%. (11/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Front Office Manager required for ultra luxury private yacht
    One of the most exceptional mega-yachts in the world is looking for a Front Office Manager with strong leadership and people skills. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Spa Manager for private island resort in the Maldives
    Would you like to work at a new, exclusive, 5-star resort in the Maldives? We are looking for a Spa Manager with experience managing the spa at a luxury hotel or resort. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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