Hospitality News & Views From Across the Web

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Cutting carbon to cut costs

The pandemic has seen a two-pronged attack on energy efficiency. While hotel operators have been forensically examining their costs, lockdowns have also promoted a debate about environmental damage, and carbon footprints, both at a personal and corporate level.   A recent webinar held by the Energy & Environment Alliance pointed out

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Stress in Germany

Distress in Germany’s hotel market is starting to appear, as the country’s preference for leases puts pressure on rental payments.   The chances of a prompt reopening of hotels across the country now appear to be receding, as the head of Germany’s public health agency warned that a third wave of

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Hostels ready to return

Hostel and hybrid operators are looking forward to reopening their businesses, having had an arguably even harder pandemic than hotels.  With covid social distancing restrictions preventing the operation of shared bedrooms, many have had to mothball parts of their accommodation for a year, in addition to halts for shorter term

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Rosewood reveals expansion plans

Luxury hotel group Rosewood looks set to be floated on the US market, potentially raising around USD400m.   The move, which will split Rosewood off from parent, property developer New World Development, is expected to use not an IPO, but the more swift and simple SPAC route. The company is reported to have

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Company News

OYO raises $7.4M as part of Series F round

OYO Hotels & Homes has raised $7.4 million from Hindustan Media Ventures as part of a Series F round. The company will use the capital to invest in product and technology improvements. OYO currently offers more than 43,000 hotels and 150,000 homes in 80 countries around the world. In September,

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Give guests a good rest

A good night’s sleep is the most important service a hotel can offer its overnight guests, according to Dr Alice Hon and Dr Clare Fung of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Analysing hotels’ sleep-management strategies from the perspective of both business

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