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Decoding Hotel Design Trends

The Marriott Global Design Asia Pacific Confluence 2018 aimed at addressing state-of-the-art hotel trends to help the Indian hospitality-sector professionals build better hotels of tomorrow. By Shristi Nangalia Michael Wang, senior continent head of Global Design Asia Pacific - Marriott International, headed a day-long workshop on ‘Latest Design Trends in Hotels’ on 17th July 2018 at St. Regis Mumbai. Hotel ...

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Profit by Design

Marriott International’s Michael Wang, Senior Continent Head of Global Design for Asia Pacific Region, spells out how the future of hotels is being redefined, with Asia Pacific reacting faster to the market than anybody else INTERVIEWED BY GURMEET SACHDEV The Marriott Global Design Asia Pacific Confluence 2018 was not just another event that was designed to impress Indian designers and hotel owners. It was ...

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All Set

Preparing for a major event takes a lot of planning to ensure full occupancy and increase revenues. Rachel Grier, area MD, Asia Pacific for IDeaS shares five tips that Indian hoteliers can consider Significant sporting, religious or entertainment events draw large numbers of potential hotel guests to cities in India today. The surge in guest numbers for an event presents local hoteliers with the opportunity ...

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All Revved Up

While a revenue manager’s mission is to sell as many rooms as possible at the best rates conceivable, their ultimate focus remains a healthy bottom line By Vinita Bhatia There was a time when revenue management was a fairly straightforward task in the hospitality business. It was about getting the right customer at the right price from the right channel for the right product at the right time. Hotels were f ...

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Hail Hilton

Hilton Hotels & Resorts wants to shed its challenger position in India and adopt a more dominant stance By Vinita Bhatia It is always enticing to watch when the stakes in any business sphere are raised higher; when existing players adopt a more aggressive position and start challenging traditional status quo of established brands. That is what Hilton Hotels & Resorts has been doing in India for the ...

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It’s Happening!

With the rapid technological evolution, various stakeholders in the hotel business discuss the emerging and reimagined innovations that can offer better value to their companies By Pradeep Suvarna When it comes to technology, there is a lot of white noise flying in all directions. Guest needs are constantly evolving and keeping up with these means making significant investment. Most of these investments, be ...

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Responsibility around sustainability

Positive press aside, sustainability can help hoteliers boost their bottom line, gain a competitive edge and keep the socially aware guests coming back. By Vinita Bhatia Sustainability is the green elephant in the room that perplexes hoteliers, owners and developers. The metaphorical pachyderm has been around for a while now, and many hotel chains felt they had done a good job by conserving water (remember ...

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The Quiet Turnaround

The Intercontinental Hotel Group was the earliest global entrant in India, but it could not become the market leader. In its second innings, prepare to see a more aggressive entity, as it aims to have 100 hotels within three years By Vinita Bhatia There is a popular saying that goes, work hard in silence and let your success make noise. It can be well applied to The Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) and it ...

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Mixed Bag Of Results

Amid supply growth and the GST, India hotel performance remained stable during Q1 By TEAM STR Global India’s hotel occupancy dipped 0.1% during Q1 2018, but a 1.2% increase in average daily rate (ADR) allowed hoteliers to grow revenue per available room (RevPAR) 1.1% compared with the first quarter of last year. STR analysts cite supply growth (+3.4%) as an underlying reason behind a nearly flat Q1 occupanc ...

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The Great Tech Sweepstake

Leading IT veterans share their insights about technologies that are likely to shape the hospitality industry’s future By Vinita Bhatia At a time when the hospitality industry is in the midst of a digital transformation, they are the people tasked with ring-fencing their company’s IT network to secure it from external and internal threats. They are also responsible for helping brands better understand custo ...

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