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Hotel Owner

Fairmont Windsor Park names senior leadership team

Fairmont Windsor Park, a part of the Arora Group, has named its senior leadership team to take on responsibility for the hotel that is expected to open in 2021. Andrew Brown will head the division as general manager, providing the role with 25 years’ experience. Jessica Podolsky, who joins from

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Hotel Owner

The Queens Hotel Leeds names Alistair Campbell as GM

Alistair Campbell has joined The QHotels Group to become general manager of The Queens Hotel Leeds. The new appointment comes as the hotel also begins a £16m refurbishment which is set to be unveiled summer 2021. Campbell joins The Queens Hotel with a “wealth of experience” in hotel management, having

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Hotel Owner

Travelodge to expand maintenance team across UK

Travelodge has announced that it is looking to expand its 120 strong nationwide in-house maintenance team with a further 41 new positions. The full-time positions will be field-based, with employees carrying out a variety of maintenance related tasks across the company’s 563 Travelodge sites. Each maintenance engineer will be given

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Hospitality Net

Post COVID-19: What’s Next For Digital Transformation?

When COVID-19 struck, it forced societal changes around the globe. Nearly overnight, governments issued orders that limited large gatherings of people, restricted in-person business operations, and encouraged people to work from home as much as possible. In response, businesses and schools alike began to look for ways to continue their

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Hospitality Net

Airbnb Announces Plans to Open Atlanta Technical Hub

As a 21st Century company, Airbnb is committed to serving all stakeholders in our community: hosts, guests, communities, employees and shareholders. To serve our employees, we champion diversity and belonging, and enable long-term growth and career opportunities. When Airbnb began evaluating locations to establish a technology hub on the East

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PhocusWire

Room for improvement – diversity in the hospitality boardroom

The workforce of the average hospitality company is diverse but much less so at the top echelons of these organizations. The Castell Project, a non-profit organization working to boost women and  diverse representation in hospitality, has delved into female, Black and  Asian board representation in publicly listed hospitality companies. The

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Hotel Owner

BHA condemns PM’s ‘first to close, last to open’ policy

The Bristol Hoteliers Association (BHA) is coming out against the prime minister’s “first to close, last to open” post-lockdown policy for the hospitality industry. The trade association, which represents hoteliers in Bristol, is “angry” with Boris Johnson over the possibility their businesses will be the last to reopen. Johnson is

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Hospitality Net

Accor to sell a 1.5% stake in Huazhu for €239m

Accor announces that it completed the disposal of a 1.5% stake in Huazhu Group Limited (HTHT) for €239m. This transaction allows Accor to crystallize further value creation of the initial investment while simplifying its balance sheet. After this transaction, Accor owns a 3.3% stake in Huazhu and continues to be

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GBTA Poll: Vaccine a Game-Changer for a Return to Travel

Alexandria, VA – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world’s largest business travel association, finds most GBTA members and stakeholders (79%) would be “very comfortable” or “comfortable” traveling for business after receiving the COVID-19 vaccination, and almost half support mandatory testing prior to travel to ensure the safety of

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