Hospitality News & Views From Across the Web

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Hostels hunker down in hope

Hostels continue to face a further few months of tough trading, even as lockdowns ease and hotels reopen across Europe.   With many hostel businesses based around offering budget accommodation featuring shared facilities, they will still face government restrictions around social distancing. As a result, occupancy in shared dormitories will be

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Budget battlers brave it out

Budget brands Motel One and Travelodge are preparing for a better 2021, having battled their way through months of lockdowns.   In Germany, Motel One has had to tough it out with precious little in the way of support from government. Instead, it has had to rely on the forbearance of

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Digital efficiency (at last)

Hotel companies are taking major steps forward in digital transformation, which promise to enhance efficiencies and improve profitability as businesses reopen.   The move has been accelerated by the pandemic, which provided thinking time, as well as an opportunity to test and implement upgrades that appeared too hard to introduce during

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JW Marriott Madrid pencilled in for next year

Marriott has signed an agreement to introduce the JW Marriott brand to Madrid. Located in the central Plaza de Canalejas, JW Marriott Madrid will be developed by Millenium Hotels Real Estate as part of their lease agreement with a wholly owned subsidiary of Belagua. The property is expected to open

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Rejuvenate your revenue strategy for 2021 and beyond

Since the advent of casino loyalty clubs, data has been a core component of gaming revenue management. Loyalty clubs not only boost lifetime value of frequent players, but they also glean valuable business insights from their behavior. These behavioral learnings, such as how guests spend at the property when they have a

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Outdoor hospitality in Wales to reopen on 26 April

Outdoor hospitality in Wales will be allowed to reopen from Monday 26 April, the Welsh government has confirmed.  It comes as first minister Mark Drakeford said Covid-19 cases in the area continue to fall – with officials also allowing for six people from different households to mix outside from 24

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Silverstone’s first hotel receives financial backing

A £29m debt facility has been finalised which will allow the completion of the first ever hotel at Silverstone, the world-famous racetrack in Northamptonshire that hosts the Formula One British Grand Prix. The phased opening is set to be one of the “most high-profile completions” this year by Hilton Hotels

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Whitbread opens new Premier Inn site in Oxford

Whitbread, the owner of the Premier Inn and hub by Premier Inn hotel brands, has opened the doors to its latest site in Oxford – a new 123-bedroom Premier Inn at Botley.  Premier Inn Botley is the first Premier Inn hotel to the west of the city. The eight-storey hotel,

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