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The Evolution of Hotel Employee Safety Technology
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The Evolution of Hotel Employee Safety Technology

Great leaders operate in the present but focus on planning for the future. As technology evolves, things that were once deemed impossible are now part of everyday life and are changing the business world at lightning speed. The latest and most innovative tools from the beginning of this decade are now becoming outdated, making it...

RM Strategies & Best Practices for Pre-Opening Your Property
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RM Strategies & Best Practices for Pre-Opening Your Property

Despite reports of a weakening global growth rate through 2020,1 research from IBISWorldshows that the hotels and motels industry has outperformed the broader economy for the past five years, and total industry revenue so far this year has reached $206 billion.2 Globally, there are 100,535 businesses, with a slate of new project openings continuously being...

Rethinking Hospitality Technology: How a Focus On Exemplary Service & Support Drives Customer Retention
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Rethinking Hospitality Technology: How a Focus On Exemplary Service & Support Drives Customer Retention

Service is king across all industries. Those brands which establish and maintain top-tier service will not only survive but, more importantly, thrive in today’s market. Hoteliers around the globe are investing an increasing amount of capital into the implementation of guest-centric technology. However, it’s important to remember that while hoteliers focus on the provision of...

Dominica’s Storm-Torn Jungle Bay Resort Reopens Bigger & Better
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Dominica’s Storm-Torn Jungle Bay Resort Reopens Bigger & Better

LONDON—Dubbed by the media as the “Phoenix of Dominica,” Jungle Bay resort has finally reopened, four years after closing down. The popular five-star development had previously operated for 10 years before Storm Erika destroyed it in 2015. It has now relocated to the western coast of the small island of Dominica, in the Mourne Acouma...

1 Hotel Toronto to Open Summer 2020, Debuting First-Ever Location in Canada
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1 Hotel Toronto to Open Summer 2020, Debuting First-Ever Location in Canada

Guestroom from the current Thompson Toronto NEW YORK—Barry Sternlicht, 1 Hotels founder and CEO & Chairman of Starwood Capital Group, announced plans for its newest property, 1 Hotel Toronto, inspired by Canada’s natural beauty, the vibrant character of King Street West and the Toronto marketplace. The hotel is being developed in partnership with Mohari Hospitality,...

USVI’s Landmark ‘Toxic 3 Os’ Sunscreen Ban Becomes Law
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USVI’s Landmark ‘Toxic 3 Os’ Sunscreen Ban Becomes Law

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS—Governor Albert Bryan Jr. recently made history with the signing of Bill No. 33-0043 into law, banning the importation, sale and distribution of sunscreen containing the “toxic 3 Os” of oxybenzone, octinoxate and octocrylene in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The legislation, which passed unanimously and was co-sponsored by eight senators lead by Senator...

Can Wearable Technology Keep Hotel Staff Safe?
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Can Wearable Technology Keep Hotel Staff Safe?

The concept of wearable technology, a few decades ago, might have seemed rather farfetched — at least, in the way that we now know it to exist. With studies predicting that 28.7 million Americans 18 and older will use a smartwatch next year, more than 8 million Americans aged 55 and older expected to use...

Rainmaker, a Cendyn company, has VP Lead Session on Measuring the Success of Group Business at Hotel Data Conference
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Rainmaker, a Cendyn company, has VP Lead Session on Measuring the Success of Group Business at Hotel Data Conference

Rainmaker, a Cendyn company, today announced that Dan Skodol, the company’s vice president of revenue analytics, will be leading a session at Hotel Data Conference on August 15, 2019 at the JW Marriott in Nashville, TN. Dan will also participate in a panel on August 16 discussing The true price and value of loyalty at...

University of Oregon Publishes White Paper on Light, Views, & the Workplace Experience
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University of Oregon Publishes White Paper on Light, Views, & the Workplace Experience

EUGENE, ORE.—The University of Oregon (UO) published a new white paper, “The Impact of Lighting and Views in the Workplace of the Future.”* The paper concludes that daylit spaces with controlled lighting and views can improve occupant well-being, workplace productivity, and satisfaction by positively influencing various physiological and psychological processes. Lighting and views also impact...