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November 16, 2012
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  • Hotels focus on guests' security
    Responding to reports that guest security has been compromised at some hotels, several hoteliers say they are looking at their safety policies. Hotel consultant Fred Del Marva says security starts at the front desk, where clerks should never announce the room number verbally. (11/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Nobu Matsuhisa coming to Paris restaurant for winter
    Nobu Matsuhisa will be preparing meals at Le Royal Monceau in Paris at its La Cuisine restaurant through the end of the year. Matisuhisa's meals boast Japanese with South American flavors, and guests can select the omakase, or chef's choice tasting assortment. HotelChatter (11/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Column: Energy-saving tips for hotel operators
    Simple measures such as covering the hotel pool after hours and using compact fluorescent lighting can help reduce a hotel's energy expenses significantly, writes Amy Bair of Business Process Excellence. Hotel operators should also check for water leaks in their property's plumbing system, reduce the operating times of kitchen appliances and close the drapes in empty rooms. (11/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • CEOs of 2 major hotel chains say industry is headed toward growth
    The global hotel industry should see strong gains in 2013 as consumers from emerging markets continue to bolster travel demand, said Denis Hennequin, chairman and CEO of Accor; and Chris Nassetta, president and CEO of Hilton Worldwide, during a session at the Hotel Investment Conference Europe in London. "The delta between supply growth and demand growth will be greater next year, and that will result in more pricing power, particularly in the U.S.," Nassetta said. The two executives pointed out significant growth opportunities in the luxury segment, particularly in the Middle East and Asia- Pacific regions. (11/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Take your pick of high-tech hotels
    Hotels are embracing technology and offering more technology-based amenities for guests. The Andaz Wall Street and the Andaz 5th Avenue in New York and The Upper House in Hong Kong use wireless devices in the lobby, and the Ecclestone Square Hotel in London loans guests iPods. Hotel Management online (11/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Independent hotels need unique style to stand out, hotel owner says
    Successful independent hotels deliver a story that piques guests' interests and offers a distinctive style that resonates throughout the property, said Tim Dixon, owner and developer of The Iron Horse Hotel in Milwaukee. "[A]ll things equal in the independent and the brand business, an independent needs to think about transcending their guest. ... [W]hen you approach an independent or an experiential hotel, boutique hotels, you need to have a story. Every single part of that hotel experience has to have continuity," Dixon said during AH&LA's Hospitality Leadership Forum at the International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show in New York. (11/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Caesars closes finance deal for renovation of Bill's Gamblin' Hall
    Caesars Entertainment has completed a $187 million financing deal for the renovation of hotel rooms and the casino at Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon in Las Vegas. Jan Jones, a spokeswoman for the company, said the refurbishment project calls for construction of a rooftop pool deck and a nightclub. "It's Caesars partnering with hospitality guru Victor Drai in creating an entirely new hotel experience," said Viney Singal, managing director of Valtus Capital Group, one of the projects' lenders. Las Vegas Review-Journal (11/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Luxury Hoteliers offers 40% off job postings to its members in November
    Luxury Hoteliers recently launched its new jobs board, powered by Simply Hired, to bring you even more luxury hotel jobs. Employers posting jobs at benefit from their jobs being viewed both by the largest hospitality social network group and the extensive Simply Hired network. Job seekers can also create custom alerts to be notified about specific types of jobs. We believe that the new jobs board will be a great tool for job seekers in the Luxury Hoteliers group. As a benefit to our members we are offering 40% off job postings on Luxury Hoteliers during November. Use this coupon: lux40nov. Visit the new jobs board here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Luxury Hoteliers on LinkedIn passes 100,000-member mark
    Luxury Hoteliers is proud to announce that it now has more than 100,000 members in its luxury hospitality group on LinkedIn. The largest group of hospitality professionals on the Web is now even bigger, holding its place as the leader of 8,000-plus LinkedIn groups for the hotel industry. The group is growing at a rate of 1,100 members a week, creating a demand for the group's new website to provide a bigger platform where fellow networkers can get daily news, participate in discussions and visit the even bigger jobs board, now powered by Simply Hired. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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