Full speed ahead for 100-year-old Hilton, leaders vow | Hilton to mark LGBTQ Pride Month with glitter offer | Hoteliers urged to use precision when slicing budgets
June 14, 2019
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Full speed ahead for 100-year-old Hilton, leaders vow
There's no looking back for Hilton as it celebrates its centennial, executives said in a recent interview highlighted by new brands Signia Hilton and Motto by Hilton and global expansion. Key growth areas are Latin America, the Caribbean and China, despite tariff challenges.
Hotel News Now (6/13) 
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Hilton to mark LGBTQ Pride Month with glitter offer
Four Hilton Hotels in New York City will provide free glitter applications on June 30 in observance of LGBTQ Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of the gay rights landmark event called the Stonewall Uprising. In addition to the makeup feature, Hilton will serve Pride-inspired cocktails at 11 restaurants and bars.
Frequent Business Traveler (6/13) 
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Hoteliers urged to use precision when slicing budgets
Cost-cutting is a necessity for hoteliers that want to run efficient operations, but it raises serious risks to company performance if it's not carried out with precision, industry leaders noted at a recent hospitality investment conference. Centralizing some operations makes economic sense, Meininger Hotels development executive Ben Cary said.
Hotel News Now (6/13) 
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5 upscale hotels to suit any needs in Kuala Lumpur
Whether the goal is a relaxing pool, amazing views or fine dining, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia has plenty to choose from. Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur; Liu Men Hotel, Melaka; and The Haven Resort Hotel, Ipoh, are among this list's choices.
South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) (6/13) 
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Market Trends
Hotel bars dress up, join the party in San Francisco
Hotel bars, once considered stodgy and pricey entities in San Francisco's vibrant cocktail scene, are on the rise, thanks to enticing new drinks and elite mixologists and designers. Trendy bars at hot properties such as the Hotel G, Proper Hotel and Virgin Hotels San Francisco have achieved the coveted breakthrough of drawing locals as well as tourists.
The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (6/14) 
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9 Hornbills in Thailand brings new meaning to glamping
An 1,162-square-foot tent with a clawfoot tub, private garden and private pool may be the very definition of glamping, especially when it provides -- as does 9 Hornbills, on a Thai island between Krabi and Phuket -- sprawling views of Phang Nga Bay. The resort's seven tents also have four-poster beds, minibars and open-air rain showers, while all guests can use a private beach and butlers for private dining.
Travel Daily Media (6/11) 
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[We] thought that once we'd climbed the mountain, it was unlikely anyone would ever make another attempt.
Sir Edmund Hillary,
mountaineer who, with Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, was the first climber to reach Mount Everest's summit
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