Fitting Rooms: World’s Most Fashionable Hotels

Jodie McLeod struts the couture hotel catwalk in search of a high-fashion getaway.
It’s the definitive fashion fantasy: to enter a world created entirely by your favourite fashion designer and never leave. Well, until checkout, that is. From the soft furnishings to the fixtures and fabric, staying in a hotel fashioned by your designer deity – [...]

Travelocity Business seeks growth in changing industry

“Clearly 2009 was a tough year,” Yannis Karmis,  president of Travelocity Business, said in an interview with Travel Agent. “Among other things it focused businesses attention on their travel expenses and how effectively travel was being managed to produce a return on invested assets. Cost pressures will remain in 2010, as will pricing volatility.”
Karmis, a 12-year Sabre Holdings veteran [...]

Kerzner named Hospitality Innovator of Year

Hotel and gaming entrepreneur Solomon Kerzner has been named winner of the 2010 Hospitality Innovator Award, given annually by the Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. Kerzner, founder, chairman, and CEO of Kerzner International Holdings Limited, will receive the honor at the school’s annual [...]

Visa introduces the Visa Signature aLuxury Hotel Collection

Visa Inc. announced the launch of the Visa Signature Luxury Hotel Collection (VSLHC), a new premium travel offering enabling Visa Signature cardholders to find, book and enjoy unique benefits at a hand-selected group of prestigious properties throughout the world. Visa Signature cardholders now have around-the-clock access to research and book accommodations at luxury properties around the [...]

Best practices for a top ranking on TripAdvisor

Many hotels aspire to achieve top ranking in TripAdvisor’s popularity index, but HKHotels in New York dominates the charts, with all four of its properties in the top five rankings. Did they pay someone off at TripAdvisor? Write bogus reviews or complex algorithms?
I thought hoteliers could learn a thing or two from the company, which [...]