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3 Ridiculous Rules for Eating Tomatoes

Tomatoes are disgusting — except for when they're not. Yes, I realize how ridiculous that sounds, but I stand by these statements. There's a reason …

Italian Food

This startup wants to modernize the hotel industry

Calling for room service is kind of annoying, though it’s one of the most first world-type of problems one could have. But that’s just to say the hotel industry is behind, technologically speaking.<p>Startup AavGo is trying to fix that by bringing iPads into hotels to enable hotel staff to communicate …

Hospitality

Hilton Surprises And Delights With Simple Tech

Maybe I'm overplaying a simple piece of tech. But, a simple gesture made during a recent Hilton stay was a really nice touch.The post Hilton …

Women in Business Q&A: Dianna Vaughan, Senior Vice President, DoubleTree by Hilton and Global Head, Curio – A Collection by Hilton

As global head of Curio - A Collection by Hilton, a global set of iconic upscale and luxury hotels,each hand-picked for its distinctive character, Dianna has led the team since the brand's successful launch in 2014. In this role, Dianna is responsible for the strategic direction and growth of the …

Why do hotels still put a Bible in the nightstand?

Those brave enough to open the drawer of a hotel nightstand may still find a relic from the days before people traveled everywhere with a digital …

Mercure Opens Hotel in Dwarka

<p>MERCURE MADE its debut in the holy city of Dwarka with the opening of Mercure Dwarka. Renowned as one of the prominent Char Dham and one of the …

Hospitality

Marriott: The Future Is China

Investment Thesis<p>While Marriott (MAR) is still valued at the high end of its 52-week range, it still has room to grow. Marriott's joint venture with …

This Major Hotel Operator Is About to Split Itself in Two

Wyndham Worldwide is dividing its traditional hotel operations and its timeshare business.<p><b>Wyndham Worldwide</b> (NYSE:WYN), the world's largest hotel …

Hospitality

Hilton Worldwide plans to expand in Egypt: official

Hilton Worldwide (HLT.N ) plans to nearly double the number of its hotels in Egypt within seven to 10 years as tourism returns to levels seen before …

Hilton’s Tru hotels are millennial-friendly and low budget

The new Tru hotels have craft beer, pool tables, and “work pods”<p>Lookout Airbnb, Hilton’s trying to woo the millennial market with a new line of low-cost hotels that put craft beer and hangout space front and center. Tru hotels dial down costs with easily cleanable rooms that are 20 percent smaller …

Hospitality

'Frustrating' hotel room key cards could disappear within five years

"Frustrating" hotel room keys which need to be swiped several times are on the verge of extinction as they are being replaced by new smartphone technology.<p>Hotel chains including Hilton and Louvre are introducing new bluetooth systems which let guests unlock their room doors by simply pressing a …

5 Things Business Travelers Want in Their Hotel Room

Corporate travel has become a lucrative market, and more and more hotels are beginning to cater to the specific needs to business travelers to meet a …

Hilton Niamey to Open 2019 in Niger

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) will welcome its first guests in Niger in 2019 after signing a management agreement with Niamey Hotel & Suites Niger Ltd for a 142 …

Hospitality

10 Hot Hotels Opening in July 2017

Here’s a look at the coolest new hotel openings around the world in July, from a historic, high society palace in Paris to a gets-the-job-done Four …

Hospitality

Small Business Travelers Now Three Times As Likely to Choose Uber (Infographic)

The sharing economy is on the rise — and small business travelers are loving it, a new study has found.According to data gathered by accounting …

Small Business

So You Wanna Be an Airbnb Host? Part 1: Finding the Right Place

I’ve had Airbnb listings since 2014. In New York, <b>I had 4 listings</b>. And now that I’m in Dallas, <b>I have 2 here</b>.I get asked a lot about how it all works. …

6 ways hotels are targeting millennial market (and benefiting us all)

Hotels, they are a'changin', as hoteliers develop properties that cater to the younger, tech-savvy generations.<p>New and older brands are making moves to do away with the beige, interact via apps, double as co-working and social spaces, and score shareable selfie love along the way. But don't call …

French Hoteliers Cheer as Paris Cracks Down on Airbnb

French hoteliers cheered on Wednesday a Paris City Council decision making it mandatory from December for people renting their apartments on …

Design Hotels' First Event for Meeting Planners Was a Lesson in Brand-Building

More marketing professionals are seeing the value of in-person brand experiences, as a recent Freeman study demonstrated, and a prime example of that …

Hotel Guests' Most Common Complaints

<i>IMAGECAPTION] PHOTO: Your complaints have been heard. (photo via Flickr/Elizabeth Greene)</i><p>Thanks to a sleek app, we have a unique look at the kinds of …

Hospitality industry's rapid growth under threat without Government support, report claims

The hospitality industry’s stellar growth since the financial crisis could be halted and start to fall by 2021 if the Government continues to overlook it, a new report has suggested.<p>Research by Ignite Economics, carried out for the British Hospitality Association, has predicted the sector’s …

'Hospitality And Tourism Sector Likely To Grow To $48 Billion By 2020'

At a time when Narendra Modi‘s government is being criticized for abysmal job creation, hospitality and tourism sector can be the silver lining …

Hotel Del Coronado Is Joining Hilton's Curio Collection

While I think San Diego is a beautiful city, it’s not the world’s most exciting hotel market. There are a good number of hotel rooms in the city, …

These New (and Affordable) Hotel Rooms Come With Their Own Private Gym

Whether your summer vacation takes you to an Instagram-worthy villa or a stunning all-inclusive, we couldn’t be more excited to ditch the daily stresses of life and indulge in some healthy rest and relaxation. But even though we *definitely* plan on soaking in the sun (with our sophisticated …

Thinking of Becoming an Airbnb Host? Here’s How to Do It Right

Is it safe? Aren’t you worried about people touching your stuff? How will you manage running a rental all by yourself? These are just a few of the …

Hospitality

How one man built a global hospitality empire

<b>On the first day in his new job, Choe Peng Sum was given a fairly simple brief: "Just go make us a lot of money."</b><p>Fast forward about 20 years, and it's fair to say he has done just that.<p>The business he runs, Frasers Hospitality, is one of the world's biggest providers of high-end serviced …

Hospitality

18 Killer Tips On How To Find Cheap Accommodation

Where you sleep at night is one of your major fixed travel expenses, so learning how to find cheap accommodation will help you to keep more money in …

Britney Spears Just Gave Away Her Flat Belly Workout

Steal her moves! Get her abs!<p>Britney Spears may be touring in Hong Kong but she's not pulling the lazy card while she's on the road: The pop star recently posted a video featuring her hotel-room sweat session as proof.<p>Britney has previously Instagrammed snippets of her workouts. But this one is …

Want To Get Stronger? Try These Killer YouTube Arm Workouts

For how much we use our arms every day, it's a little surprising how easily we forget to give them attention in the gym. But aside from helping you …

Michelle Obama

How to get rid of a double chin?

Seeing a double chin in the mirror may be a sign of weight gain or obesity, but that is not always the case.<p>There are many exercises that target the …