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BUDDHAFIELD OF AWAKENED MIND

When people with a Western critical-minded education hear that the Lotus-Born master of Uddiyana not only appeared from within a lotus flower in Lake …

Spirituality

The 10 Best Hotel Loyalty Programs

These leading frequent stay programs offer exceptional benefits that will keep you coming back.<p>When it comes to hotel rewards, playing favorites pays …

Hospitality

19 Luxury Hotel Loyalty Programs You've Never Heard Of

Despite what all the TV commercials say (“Book Direct”), when it comes to your next hotel stay, at least at the luxury level, if you want more for less, go to a travel agent.<p>Breakfast for two at luxury hotels can easily run $100. Daily WiFi charges can range from $15 to $35. Late check-out is often …

Hospitality

‘Personalization Is The New Loyalty,’ Says Neiman Marcus VP

Jeff Rosenfeld is the vice president of customer insight and analytics for The Neiman Marcus Group, where he is responsible for leveraging analytics …

Luxury travel agencies are still growing — but watch out for the millennials

Travel agents may seem passe in the age of countless apps and websites, but in the luxury travel sector, traditions aren't being tossed away just yet.<p>…

Tourism

Lower your PPC costs with better ad copy

Every hotel has some form of PPC campaign running these days. And regardless of whether you're using retargeting ads, Facebook ads or remarketing …

AdWords

Online sales prove the devil to Prada

Prada’s catwalk show on Thursday sought to catch the fickle eye of the fashion buyer with pencil skirts, pointy flats and big shouldered jackets. But …

Hotel Management Agreements: 5 Things to Keep in Mind When You Look for a Hotel Operator

For the most recent update on this topic, click here<p><i>By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®</i><p><i>Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com</i><p><i>24</i> …

Hospitality

Luxury brands

Luxury Lifestyle

What is Aman Resorts' strategy?

Aman Resorts CEO Olivier Jolivet tells CNBC that it is important to preserve the Aman brand, and not become too commercial.

Marketing

The Top 100 Hotels in the World

This year’s list of the best 100 hotels — which include exclusive safari lodges, urban sanctuaries, and family-friendly beach resorts — will inspire …

Aman Resorts: Going Against Traditional and Typical Marketing Strategy

Hi guys,<p>It’s always fun to learn how some brands even in similar industries can use completely different marketing strategies. For this post, I would …

Marketing

A Simple Definition Of Brand Positioning

If you’re a marketer or an entrepreneur, you’ve probably heard about the concept of <i>brand positioning</i>. But if you feel like this concept remains too …

Marketing

The global battle for the ultimate luxury hotel chain

<b>1. The Sanctuary</b><br>Nestled away on Phuket’s west coast in Thailand sits the Amanpuri Resort. Ringed by a lush jungle on one side and magnificent views …

The rise of the boutique hotel collection

Last September, Marriott International – the hospitality conglomerate including 17 hotel brands across the mid- and luxury-level spectrum – completed …

Hospitality

New Jetsetters Top 5 Luxury Travel Brands

A month ago we asked our readers a question: “What luxury hotel brand is really the best”? Happily, we got a very good response, but our little poll …

Hospitality

What luxury travelers want in 2017

<b>Immidia, a new luxury platform offering one-click booking and immediate delivery of curated luxury lifestyle experiences including private jets,</b> …

Hospitality

6 Inspiring Vision Statements that Built Iconic Brands

In 1880 George Eastman founded Kodak with a bold vision: <b>to make photography as simple as using a pencil</b>.In terms of vision statements, it doesn’t get …

John F. Kennedy

Learn About Retail Luxury Brands From Their Company Mission Statements

Some of the largest luxury retail brands in the world—Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany's, Coach, and Swarovski—include the wealthiest and most famous …

Louis Vuitton

Interview: Ian Schrager on the Next Generation of Boutique Hotels

Ian Schrager is elated and justifiably so.<p>Just the night before, on June 6, the man often credited with being the pioneer of the boutique hotels …

Working with Purpose: Luxury in 2016 Requires Vision and Principles

by <b>Diana Verde Nieto</b> | Nov. 16, 2016<p><b>With an increasing consumer demand for transparency, retailers must go beyond profit to lead the way. Positive</b> …

Sustainability

Snapshot: The World’s Most Popular Luxury Hotel Brands

<b>Affluent travellers have never been so sophisticated, savvy & opinionated – pushing luxury hospitality to new heights. Here, via a fresh study, we</b> …

Hospitality

What Are Boutique Hotels?

Everyone Talks about Boutique Hotels, But What Does that Really Mean?<p>Every hotel of the not-huge variety seems to call itself a boutique hotel. But …

Hospitality

Preparing to Die

Death is a journey into the unknown, but like any journey it goes better if you’re prepared. Andrew Holecek offers meditations and teachings from the …

Chittamani Tara (Cittamani)- the 'Mind Jewel' Green Tara, an approachable and appealing Highest Yoga Anuttara practice – one of the main practices of many great Gelug teachers

Green Tara Buddha is almost certainly one of the most popular Yidams in Vajrayana Buddhism. In Tibetan Buddhism especially, Green Tara is accessible …

Spirituality

Facing Yourself

You are a warrior when you have the bravery to face who you are, without fear, embarassment, or denial. This warriorship is the basis of the …

Spirituality

The real talk on hotel website conversion rates

<b>The average hotel website conversion rate is 2.2 %, with the top 20 % of hotels having an average conversion rate of 5.6 % and the bottom 20 % having</b> …

THE SUNLIT SKY OF TULKU URGYEN RINPOCHE

<i>What is the real purpose of meditation? What is the difference between an enlightenment experience and enlightenment? What does the awakened state</i> …

THE SOUND CURRENT OF ENLIGHTENMENT IN BUDDHIST MYSTICISM

Comparative Mysticism — Some References to Inner Seeing, Inner Hearing, and Sound in Buddhism<p>The Divine Eye According to the Buddha<p>“With the Divine …