Outsourcing front-line staff functions within a hotel may prove shortsighted. "Whether your property is thinking of contracting out its valets, bellhops, restaurant servers, banqueting staff or housekeepers, what we stand to lose may be far greater than any apparent cost savings or reductions in employee benefit packages," writes Larry Mogelonsky.
Hotel Emblem is on track to open early next year in San Francisco, transforming the former Hotel Rex. The property will have 96 guest rooms.
With catastrophic flooding forecast to continue for days, hotels in the Carolinas were assessing damage while offering discounts to Florence evacuees and making donations to relief efforts. The North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association is coordinating a range of efforts, including the provision of transitional shelter.
The treatment menu at the Tata Harper Treatment Room inside Le Bristol Paris Hotel includes the Jet-Lag Recovery Facial, a treatment that "balances the mind and the skin through chakra crystal therapy, combined with healing and energizing masks and massage techniques," an aesthetician says.
Iceland's Retreat at Blue Lagoon includes a spa with a day suite featuring a small lagoon. The property takes advantage of the adjacent mineral-rich lake.