The Top 7 Measurable Metrics to Ensure your Hotel Sees Online Marketing Success in 2021

With each month that passes, there’s a duty of care to guests and stakeholders to visit the performance metrics of your hotel for online marketing success. Whether you’re looking to increase guest numbers or needing to find effective marketing techniques to increase your hotel brand name, there are seven key performance metrics to consider: Quality […]

Owner Tracy Prigmore Talks Diversity, Representation & Early Exposure to Hotel Ownership

To be globally successful, Hilton must be locally successful, one hotel at a time, working together with a diverse array of owners who reflect the communities and guests we serve. Whether through supplier diversity programs, multicultural marketing to diverse customer segments, partnerships with nonprofit organizations or identifying inclusive paths to ownership, Hilton is helping pave […]

Dalata swings to £97m loss, CEO to step down

Dalata Hotel Group has announced its profit before tax plunged 224.3% to a loss of €112m (£96.9m) in its full-year ended 31 December 2020, down from a previous profit of €89.7m (£77.6m) reported in 2019. The group’s adjusted EBITDA also saw a fall of 88.5% to €18.7m (£16.1m) in the period, down from €162.2m (£140m) […]

Stanton House Hotel sold for nearly £5m

The Wiltshire-based Stanton House Hotel has been sold to John Mulchandani off a guide price of £4.95m. Previously owned by a Japanese automotive manufacturer, Meridian Hotels has now been appointed to operate the property. Comprising 78-bedrooms amongst 11-acres of Cotswolds land, the grounds also include a lake, orchard, and rose garden. Re-constructed in the 1930s, […]

Whitbread to double presence in Oxford

Whitbread has announced plans to “double its presence” in Oxford this year with the opening of two new Premier Inn hotels.  The group has said it plans to open a new 123-bedroom Premier Inn hotel at Botley in April, and a flagship 90-bedroom hotel opposite the Westgate Shopping Centre in the summer. The expansion will […]

PPHE full-year revenues fall 70%

PPHE Hotel Group has reported a 70% decline in revenue in its financial results for the year ending 31 December 2020, as the company was impacted by the economic downturn and subsequent lockdowns resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic. The hotel chain, which owns brands such as Park Plaza, saw total revenue drop from £357.7m last […]

Hotel Investment Outlook 2021

Uncertainty and cautiousness plagued hotel investor interest in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, the global lodging industry is eager to move forward. According to JLL Hotels & Hospitality’s annual Hotel Investment Outlook, the industry’s resilience has shaped new experiences and demand from consumers. It has also introduced a wave of trends that have […]

Tourism Tidbits: The Dark Side of Tourism | By Peter Tarlow

Tourism security has traditionally been about protecting visitors from themselves, from other tourists and from locals who seek to rob and or steal from them, commit fraud against them or in one way or another verbally or physically assault the visitor. Tourism security professionals must also deal with the threat pf terrorism, aimed at transportation […]