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The Tech Connection in Attracting Talent

Modern Restaurant Management

Summer is prime hiring time for restaurants. However, according to recent data , the “quit rate” in the US accommodation and food services is the highest among sectors and is outpacing the overall quit rate by more than 70 percent. What can restaurant operators do to attract and retain talent for the busy season ahead? Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine reached out to Jennifer Mathew, senior manager of talent acquisition and strategy on the role technology plays in hiring an

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Accor celebrates the opening of its 700th hotel in Greater China

Hospitality Net

Accor Greater China is proud to unveil its 700th hotel, with the opening of Sofitel Shanghai North Bund - a spectacular 25-story landmark and the newest flagship of the prestigious Sofitel Hotels & Resorts brand. The milestone opening is especially significant, given that 2024 is the 60th anniversary of Sofitel - Accor’s ambassador of modern French zest and art-de-vivre around the world - as well as the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and France, and the China-France Year

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E-Tongue Can Detect Wine Spoilage Microorganisms Much Sooner Than Human Sensory Panels

Food Safety Magazine

A recent study has demonstrated the superior capability of “electronic tongue” (e-tongue) technology when detecting spoilage microorganisms in wine, in comparison to traditional human sensory evaluation.

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No Dishwasher?

Food Safety Guru

Tip of the Week No dishwasher? How do you effectively clean and sanitise chopping boards and knives without using a dishwasher? If you do not have a dishwasher and wash crockery, cutlery and utensils in a sink follow these safe procedures – Remove excess debris before washing Wash in very hot soapy water – use gauntlets to protect hands Rinse in hot water – dry crockery and cutlery using clean tea towels Wash tea towels daily on a 90°C wash Chopping boards and knives – Some bacteria could remai

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234. Restaurant Technology Guys Podcast Ep. 234 – Navigating the Future with Cloud Kitchens: A Deep Dive into Delivery-Only Restaurants

The Restaurant Technology Guys

In an era where the convenience of delivery reigns supreme, cloud kitchens are rapidly emerging as a game-changing player in the restaurant industry. This innovative model, which allows for delivery-only services devoid of traditional dine-in spaces, is carving a niche that aligns perfectly with the rapidly evolving consumer preferences for speed, convenience, and quality.

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STR Weekly Insights: 12-18 May 2024

Hospitality Net

U.S. revenue per available room (RevPAR) grew 2.8% year over year (YoY) for the week ending 18 May 2024. Once again group and midweek demand across the upper chain scales drove performance. The increase in RevPAR was driven almost entirely by average daily rate (ADR), which rose 2.6%. Occupancy was up 0.1 percentage points (ppts) at 67.4%, which was the highest weekly occupancy of 2024 but still 3.0 ppts below the 2019 comparable.

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Hyatt and Kiraku Announce Plans for New Luxury Hot Spring Ryokan Brand ATONA in Locations Across Japan in 2026

Hospitality Net

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and Kiraku, Inc. (“Kiraku”) today announced that ATONA, the modern hot spring ryokan (Japanese-style inn) brand, will open properties in Yufu, Yakushima, and Hakone. The ATONA brand was announced in 2022 under a joint venture between a Hyatt affiliate and Kiraku, a Japanese company dedicated to preserving valuable assets for future generations.

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From Strategy to Impact: Mainstreaming Net Positive Hospitality

Hospitality Net

At the World Sustainable Hospitality Alliance Member Summit in Nice, HNtv INSIDERS caught up with Glenn Mandziuk, CEO at the Alliance and Dr. Willy Legrand, Professor at the IU International University of Applied Sciences in Germany. This summit, themed ’Mainstreaming Net Positive Hospitality’, provided the hospitality industry with an opportunity to discuss how to drive action.

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Tivoli Hotels & Resorts Expands in Italy With Tivoli Palazzo Gaddi in Florence

Hospitality Net

Tivoli Hotels & Resorts announces the brand’s expansion in Italy with the addition of a stunning historical property in the center of Florence—Tivoli Palazzo Gaddi Firenze Hotel. A luxury palace dating back to the 16th century, the 86-key property has been lovingly restored and is scheduled to open as a Tivoli Hotel in June. Formerly an NH Collection Hotel, Tivoli Palazzo Gaddi is the second Tivoli Hotel in Italy, joining Tivoli Portopiccolo Sistiana Wellness Resort & Spa.

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Accor and Sanya Jinghai Cheng Real Estate Development Sign New MGallery Hotel in Sanya City Center

Hospitality Net

Accor Greater China, together with Sanya Jinghai Cheng Real Estate Development Co. Ltd., is pleased to announce the signing of a new MGallery Hotel Collection address in the cosmopolitan heart of Sanya city center, on the spectacular island of Hainan. The 187-room, 25-storey tower is set to open by the end of 2025 and will benefit from Sanya’s thriving tourism industry, luxurious resort reputation, and growing business segment.

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Insights from Our 2023-2024 Hotel Management Sentiment Survey

Hospitality Net

With the first quarter of the year behind us, our recent sentiment survey provides a snapshot of the current state of the hotel industry and a glimpse into what 2024 might hold. Benefiting from insights from hotel managers across various regions, the survey sheds light on performance expectations, operational challenges, and future forecasts.

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Radisson Hotel Group Expands in Vietnam with Signing of Radisson Blu Resort, Ho Tram

Hospitality Net

Opening in 2028, this all-new upper upscale resort will feature fabulous rooms, suites and beachfront villas, as well as fantastic leisure and meeting facilities, surrounded by natural wonders and world-class lifestyle activities.

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NH Collection’s Debut in Finland Continues a Proud Legacy of Legendary Hospitality

Hospitality Net

Located in a historic property in the heart of the Finnish capital, the new NH Collection Helsinki Grand Hansa offers a unique blend of rich heritage and modern hospitality.

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UN Tourism Launches the Tourism Investment Guidelines for Jordan

Hospitality Net

The report was launched at the Conference "Investing in Tourism: Opportunities and Challenges for Sustainable Financing", part of the 50th UN Tourism Regional Commission for the Middle East. Elaborated in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities of Jordan, the guide provides a comprehensive overview of the socioeconomic reality of the Kingdom, its tourism performance, and investment opportunities.

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IDS Next Partners with Absolute Hotel Services MEA & Dex Squared Hotel Management as their Preferred Hospitality Cloud Solution Provider

Hospitality Net

IDS Next’s FX cloud suite is now the chosen hospitality solution for hotels managed under Absolute Hotel Services MEA (AHS MEA) and Dex Squared Hotel Management (DEX). This strategic decision underscores the FX platform’s continued excellence. Signing a preferred vendor agreement, this significant collaboration between the three industry giants was formalised in Dubai on Tuesday, May 7th, 2024.

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Designing Diversely

Hospitality Net

For today’s traveler, the possibilities are nearly endless. Someone vacationing in my homebase of Honolulu, for example, can stay anywhere from a limited-service hotel to a luxe oceanfront resort and spa to a secluded Airbnb.

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Checking in at Fairmont Banff Springs and the Luxury Trend for More Intimate Guestrooms

Hospitality Net

For Canadians, Fairmont is not just a hotel brand but a fixture of our nation’s history. In the decades following the country’s confederation in 1867, towns that connected the Eastern hubs of Montreal, Toronto, Quebec and Ottawa with the still-budding Western ports of Vancouver and Victoria were few and far between. It fell up Canadian Pacific – the company that would eventually sell its hotel division to Fairmont Raffles Hotels International then to Accor in 2016 – to not only build a transcont

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Economic Optimism Among European Accommodation Operators at an All Time High as Revealed in The 2024 European Accommodation Barometer

Hospitality Net

Buoyed by continued industry resilience, European hoteliers and holiday rental operators have expressed the highest level of economic optimism since 2022 in the latest edition of the European Accommodation Barometer.

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Step into Disney and Pixar’s The Incredibles, Up and Inside Out 2 on Airbnb

Hospitality Net

This summer, step into the exciting worlds of your favorite Pixar films – channel your inner style icon, embark on an epic adventure, and forge unforgettable core memories, all inspired by the storytelling of Pixar.

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How To Optimize For Marriott Seo

Hospitality Net

As Marriott updates their systems and new websites, it’s important to stay up to date on understanding the process, creating an SEO Strategy, and implementing best practices for your hotel. First things first, Marriott changed their URL structure in 2022. This change is important to know because you will want to audit all of your listing URLs and backlinks to ensure that all online platforms and listings have the new URL.

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Introducing our AI-powered advertising products

Hospitality Net

At EXPLORE 24, we introduced multiple new advertising products and opportunities to help our partners create and manage high-performing marketing campaigns.

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Transforming your hotel website into a room-selling powerhouse

Hospitality Net

A hotel’s website has become a must for selling rooms online. It allows hoteliers to get direct bookings and to reduce the share of OTAs on their turnover.

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Episode Daan Taipei Opened Joining the JdV by Hyatt Portfolio

Hospitality Net

The second hotel to open under the EPISODE brand offers a locally inspired experience in Taipei’s East District.

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IHG Hotels & Resorts strengthens foothold in Uttar Pradesh with the signing of Holiday Inn Prayagraj

Hospitality Net

The new hotel is set to open in 2025, bringing world-class hospitality to the city.

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Faced with global titans, can Europe chart its course in hospitality?

Hospitality Net

The annual rankings of hotel groups make it clear that a large part of the hospitality “industrial” landscape is deeply influenced, even dominated, by American companies. They benefit from a huge domestic market to develop their model and then impose it on the rest of the world.

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Hospitality for society: Managing hotels in times of war

Hospitality Net

Insights from a recent EHL panel event on ’Managing Hotels in Times of War’, where the spotlight shone on hospitality from a different perspective. What changes for a hotel General Manager when a crisis situation hits? What emerges in terms of new leadership roles and operational requirements? Dr. Inès Blal recounts the highlights from this moving and illuminating panel discussion with seasoned professionals in war zones.

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The Secret to Getting Executive Buy-in For Hospitality Procure-to-Pay Technology

Hospitality Net

Digital procure-to-pay (P2P) solutions are a no-brainer for the modern hotelier, streamlining procurement cycles and generating insights for more strategic purchasing decisions. But these goals can’t be realised unless everyone is on board for the investment—particularly hospitality leadership and owners.

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Kirkwood Collection Expands Into Santa Ynez Valley with the Acquisition of The Ballard Inn

Hospitality Net

The Ballard Inn is Kirkwood Collection’s Third Property in Santa Barbara County.

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Axonify Unveils Unified Solution to Solve Massive Frontline Employee Engagement Challenge

Hospitality Net

Axonify, a global leader in frontline learning and workforce productivity, is introducing the Axonify Frontline Employee Engagement Suite (part of the award-winning Axonify Frontline Enablement Solution) designed to address the critical employee engagement challenge and its impact on retaining talent and improving frontline productivity and performance.

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Travel & Tourism Set to Contribute a Record $182BN to the Canadian Economy This Year

Hospitality Net

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is forecasting an historic year for Canada’s Travel & Tourism sector this year, with the economic contribution set to reach an all-time high of almost $182BN.

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Flagship Content: Playing the Long Game in Hospitality Tech Marketing

Hospitality Net

Hospitality technology marketers often get so caught up in day-to-day tasks they lose sight of long-term strategy.