Hospitality
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9/19/2018

Designer brands such as Bulgari and Versace are pursuing branded hotels as a way to reach the growing Chinese middle class. Chinese tourists spent $258 billion last year on outbound travel.

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Versace, Bulgari
9/19/2018

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.

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Larry Mogelonsky
9/19/2018

The startup AutoCamp is adding a destination close to Yosemite National Park in California next year. AutoCamp provides luxury camping experiences.

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TravelPulse
9/19/2018

The historic Francis House in Calistoga, Calif., has opened as a luxury inn after being closed for more than five decades. The estate is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Robb Report
9/19/2018

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.

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Hotel Rex
9/19/2018

Radisson Blu and Marriott are among the names that have come to Rwanda in recent years. Global brands and boutique hotels are opening in Africa's gateway cities.

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Radisson Blu, Marriott
9/19/2018

Girish Jhunjhnuwala says his Ovolo hotel brand is taking a cautious approach to growth. The brand is eyeing opportunities in the US and China.

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Entrepreneur online
9/18/2018

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.

9/18/2018

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.

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Allure
9/18/2018

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.