John Portman: An architectural legend from another time
His work and influence is not as relevant in today’s hotel industry, but during his career that spanned more than 60 years, John Portman showed architects and hoteliers that new approaches to design could be artistically and economically successful. At one time John Portman was the most influential man in the hotel industry. That time has long passed, but his legacy as a design pioneer needs to be celebrated and never forgotten.
For The Plaza Hotel, it’s been a long, strange trip
As the history of an iconic New York City hotel shows, when it comes to business, factors such as politics, religion and culture are set aside to consummate a deal. Every hotel has a history. Some of those histories are elegant (The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia). Some are photogenic (The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan). Some are infamous (The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado).
In the past few months, blockchain technology has become the new buzzword in hotel technology. Nearly every day, the travel technology press publishes a story touting the coming wave of innovation in this space, and how blockchains might be at the crux of that for the travel industry. Despite the hype, it is clear that blockchain and distributed ledger technologies are not fully matured. As a result, we are not quite at the point of widespread adoption just yet.
Streak of RevPAR increases hit 94 months in December, says @STR_Data: occupancy rose 2.3% to 54%; ADRs increased 2.2%, leading to 4.6% jump in RevPAR. 2% supply growth was most since May 2010 #hotelnews
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Selecting a term
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