Hotels & Inns – Hotel Rondinella http://hotelrondinella.com/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 09:47:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://hotelrondinella.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/hotelrondinella-icon.png Hotels & Inns – Hotel Rondinella http://hotelrondinella.com/ 32 32 The best hotels in Ireland for enjoying nature, according to CN Traveler https://hotelrondinella.com/the-best-hotels-in-ireland-for-enjoying-nature-according-to-cn-traveler/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 09:26:32 +0000 https://hotelrondinella.com/the-best-hotels-in-ireland-for-enjoying-nature-according-to-cn-traveler/ Looking for a dose of nature? These are the best hotels for accessing all the rugged beauty Ireland has to offer. Condé Nast Traveler has ranked the eight best accommodations on the Emerald Isle for enjoying nature. The list includes everything from lavish lakeside cabins and glamping adventures to stays at secluded lighthouses on the […]]]>

Looking for a dose of nature? These are the best hotels for accessing all the rugged beauty Ireland has to offer.

Condé Nast Traveler has ranked the eight best accommodations on the Emerald Isle for enjoying nature. The list includes everything from lavish lakeside cabins and glamping adventures to stays at secluded lighthouses on the Wild Atlantic Way and five-star hotels overlooking stunning coastlines.

The luxury travel website writes: “There aren’t many places in the world that have as much cultural and geographic diversity as Ireland. Accents, landscapes and customs change rapidly as you you weave your way through the tiny island.The Atlantic Ocean has sculpted caves, cliffs and shores along the west coast, leaving behind some of the finest beaches in Europe.Ireland’s unspoilt regions North and Midlands are perfect for serene lakeside walks, and when the sun sets behind the mountains, the starry skies reveal themselves.

“Exploring Ireland’s remote landscapes and trails, even in its secluded coastal and mountain towns, doesn’t mean forgoing luxury. Across the country, upscale stays overlooking the sea, unique accommodations for special nights in peaceful forests and activities of the stays in the mountains where one is immersed in the open air.”

Here are the best hotels to enjoy nature in Ireland:

1. Lakeside Cabü, County Monaghan

2. Cliff House Hotel, County Waterford

3. Glasson Lakehouse, County Westmeath

4. Clare Island Lighthouse, County Mayo

5. Finn Lough Bubble Domes, County Fermanagh

6. Dromquinna Manor Refuge, County Kerry

7. Sperrin View, County Tyrone

8. Delphi Adventure Resort, County Galway

For more information, visit the Condé Traveler website.

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Franchise deal sees IHG rebrand several African hotels https://hotelrondinella.com/franchise-deal-sees-ihg-rebrand-several-african-hotels/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 09:04:12 +0000 https://hotelrondinella.com/franchise-deal-sees-ihg-rebrand-several-african-hotels/ IHG Hotels & Resorts has signed franchise agreements with Msafiri Ltd to rebrand three properties across Tanzania and Kenya to join its portfolio of brands, expanding its African presence. At each site, IHG and the new owners will enhance the guest experience by carrying out renovations and improvements, incorporating the brands and brand standards. Reshaping […]]]>

IHG Hotels & Resorts has signed franchise agreements with Msafiri Ltd to rebrand three properties across Tanzania and Kenya to join its portfolio of brands, expanding its African presence.

At each site, IHG and the new owners will enhance the guest experience by carrying out renovations and improvements, incorporating the brands and brand standards.

Reshaping trio

The trio, Holiday Inn Nairobi Two Rivers Mall and The Fairview Nairobi in Kenya and Crowne Plaza Dar es Salaam in Tanzania will remain open during the upgrades.

Holiday Inn Nairobi Two Rivers Mall is located within the 40-hectare Two Rivers Mall & Entertainment complex in the Kenyan capital. With 171 rooms, the hotel offers modern facilities, meeting rooms, a gym, a swimming pool and a terrace open all day.

Sensitive renovation

The Fairview Hotel, located in Upper Hill Nairobi, was converted in 1932 from a 1920s mansion and has been an established destination for decades. The property will undergo a delicate renovation before being operated under one of IHG’s boutique brands. In addition to providing an upscale hospitality experience, Fairview’s restaurant and bars will be further enhanced during the refresh.

The new owner’s investment in Fairview is expected to have a positive social, environmental and economic impact. After the renovation, the team also hopes to achieve a material reduction in the property’s energy consumption.

Tanzanian website

Completing the trio, Crowne Plaza Dar es Salaam is expected to receive demand from business and leisure travelers visiting the commercial hub of Tanzania.

The hotel offers 148 rooms, an all-day dining restaurant, a bar, meeting rooms, a modern gym and a swimming pool.

Return of the request

Haitham Mattar, MD, India, Middle East and Africa at IHG, said, “Africa’s hospitality and tourism industry has weathered the disruption of the past two years, with growing numbers of inbound travelers highlighting the potential of region. Our expansion into Kenya and Tanzania is a testament to how IHG Hotels & Resorts is nurturing this potential and responding quickly to returning demand. We are thrilled to have these properties join the IHG family and are delighted to offer our guests the exceptional hospitality that we are known for.

“A property that includes Actis and Westmont Hospitality is an important partnership for IHG. We are delighted to grow together in the region and to offer exceptional properties and hospitality to guests visiting these two important hub cities.

Huge potential

A representative on behalf of Hotel Ownership said, “We are excited to strengthen our partnership with IHG and expand our portfolio together into new markets and different brands. Africa has enormous growth potential for MICE, business and leisure. Franchising with IHG at a time when travelers are increasingly buying branded deals on the continent also makes sense. These three hotels joining the IHG platform are very well located and will provide guests with a great place to stay. We expect all three properties to benefit from the strength and scale of IHG’s global systems, technology and strong loyalty program.

Funke Okubadejo, Director of Real Estate at Actis, added: “We are delighted to establish a relationship with IHG, through our joint venture with Westmont Hospitality, and it continues our experience of investing in exciting real estate opportunities in key locations in Africa.

Africa as a whole

IHG currently operates 28 hotels across five brands in Africa, including: InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express and voco, with another 22 hotels in development expected to open in the next three to five years.

These include several Egyptian projects such as the 157-key Holiday Inn New Assiut Asayla which will arrive in the first quarter of 2024; followed by Voco Giza Pyramids in Al Haram, bringing 230 rooms online in Q1 2026; which will be joined the same year by the InterContinental Cairo New Capital of 300 keys.

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Dallas voters appear to be strongly in favor of raising the hotel tax for the convention center, Fair Park https://hotelrondinella.com/dallas-voters-appear-to-be-strongly-in-favor-of-raising-the-hotel-tax-for-the-convention-center-fair-park/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 01:19:41 +0000 https://hotelrondinella.com/dallas-voters-appear-to-be-strongly-in-favor-of-raising-the-hotel-tax-for-the-convention-center-fair-park/ With early voting results, Dallas voters appear to be strongly in favor of increasing a tax levied on room rentals in the city to help pay for a new downtown convention center and renovations for six venues. at Fair Park. Proposal A allows Dallas to increase the amount of hotel occupancy taxes collected from guests […]]]>

With early voting results, Dallas voters appear to be strongly in favor of increasing a tax levied on room rentals in the city to help pay for a new downtown convention center and renovations for six venues. at Fair Park.

Proposal A allows Dallas to increase the amount of hotel occupancy taxes collected from guests of hotels, motels, and short-term rentals from 13% to 15%. Proponents touted the fundraising method as key to making Dallas more competitive with other cities in tourism and hosting events, and helping revitalize downtown and the city-owned 277-acre park in South Dallas.

Dallas visitors spent $4.4 billion as tourism recovers steadily

The two percentage point increase is expected to bring in $1.5 billion over 30 years, of which $1.2 billion is planned to replace the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center and up to $300 million to renovate the Cotton Bowl, the Colosseum, the Automotive Building, and the Fair Park Strip Shell. , the Centennial Building and the Music Hall.

The money would be used to repay bonds that were supposed to fund the projects. Under state law, the increased hotel resort tax can only be used for these purposes.

Neglect and underinvestment by the city led to both sites having nine-figure maintenance requirements. The election was seen as a quicker way to get a big chunk of money to upgrade sites that are among the city’s top tourist attractions.

According to city officials earlier this year, the convention center has between $500 million and $700 million in maintenance needs. Its needs include a new roof, escalators and the reconstruction of other parts of the building to allow for upgrades.

The city, for example, currently spends about $1 million a year on tarps hung from the ceiling throughout the building to catch water that drips from the roof when it rains. City staff refer to ceiling tarps as “layers”.

FC Barcelona fans enter the Cotton Bowl before a soccer match against Juventus on Tuesday July 26, 2022 in Dallas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)(Jeffrey McWhorter/ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Brian Luellan, CEO of Fair Park First, a nonprofit that oversees management of the South Dallas site, told council members in August when they approved adding the proposal to the Nov. 8 ballot that It would cost $600 million to completely rehabilitate the six locations. Fair Park has over 35 historic buildings, all with deferred maintenance needs.

The six venues are the site’s main sources of income, including the Cotton Bowl, which hosts the annual Red River Showdown and State Fair Classic football games, as well as concerts, international football and other events.

Proponents see the renovations as a way to retain those attractions and bring more year-round amenities to go along with hosting the annual Texas State Fair.

A new convention center is a centerpiece of the city’s redevelopment plans for a sprawling strip of downtown stretching across from Union Station Eddie Bernice Johnson southwest of the central business district to the Market southeast Dallas farmers.

City Council voted in February to tear down the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center and build a new one, with several officials saying it’s Dallas’ best chance to compete with other cities for major events, create better amenities for residents and visitors and to increase tourism-related income. The planned footprint of the new convention center would essentially rotate 90 degrees to the current building, so that the entrance would run parallel to the west side of Lamar Street/Botham Jean Boulevard.

The dismantling would open up access to 30 acres in the area, which city officials plan to turn into a mixed-use entertainment district linking downtown with the Cedars neighborhood. Proponents of the proposal said it could lead to more hotels, restaurants, offices, housing and other amenities.

City staff and consultants are in the midst of design and engineering work for the new 2.5 million square foot convention center, which currently has a construction price of up to $2 billion. Construction is expected to begin in 2024 and be completed in 2028.

Dallas mayor says one idea is to use space from convention center reconstruction for sports arena

The convention center arena, the Black Academy of Arts and Letters and the Omni Hotel, all of which are attached to the convention center, would remain where they are.

The hotel occupancy tax is the convention center’s main source of revenue, and more than half of the hotel taxes collected by the city are donated to the convention center.

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We are a tolerant country but migrants in luxury hotels are causing trouble https://hotelrondinella.com/we-are-a-tolerant-country-but-migrants-in-luxury-hotels-are-causing-trouble/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 21:00:00 +0000 https://hotelrondinella.com/we-are-a-tolerant-country-but-migrants-in-luxury-hotels-are-causing-trouble/ OUR eternal national dilemma is that more people want to live in the UK than we will ever be able to house, educate, employ, care for when sick and care for when they are old. We are extremely generous towards asylum seekers. 8 Migrants are being accommodated in luxury hotels across the UK with no […]]]>

OUR eternal national dilemma is that more people want to live in the UK than we will ever be able to house, educate, employ, care for when sick and care for when they are old.

We are extremely generous towards asylum seekers.

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Migrants are being accommodated in luxury hotels across the UK with no solution to the crisis in sight1 credit
Accommodation across the country has been block-booked by the Home Office

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Accommodation across the country has been block-booked by the Home OfficeCredit: Alamy

But the fact is that we will never be able to offer a British home to everyone in the world who wants it.

Their number is too great. Our resources are too limited.

“Get a grip!” Keir Starmer shouts at the government as the migrant crisis spins out of control.

But would the Labor Party be better? All the evidence suggests Starmer’s mob would be far worse.

Labor is acting as if the migrant crisis is entirely the fault of the evil Tories and their racist cheerleaders.

The work acts as if every soul that steps out of a dinghy on the beach at Dover is an unblemished refugee fleeing a war zone.

And not, you know, France.

The blood runs cold over how a Labor government would deal with the migrant crisis.

Labor Home Secretary Yvette Cooper once vowed to house Syrian refugees in her own home, but was never quite successful in convincing Ed Balls to empty the storage room.

Yvette has not found accommodation for a migrant, let alone 60,000 of them.

And around 60,000 people are expected to cross the English Channel illegally in small boats this year, equivalent to the population of a town the size of Macclesfield or Margate.

The numbers – like the emotions – are suddenly totally out of control.

Interior Minister Suella Braverman called the current situation an “invasion,” emotional language that offered an open target for Braverman’s establishment enemies.

But let’s not quibble over semantics. The significant issue is that 1,843 migrants crossed the Channel in 2019.

Last weekend, 1,000 people made the same trip in a single day.

The following day, a man threw petrol bombs at an immigration center in Dover before apparently committing suicide at the scene.

We are on the brink of a national catastrophe. The UK is a tolerant and welcoming country.

But welcoming criminals does nothing to contribute to national harmony.

A convicted murderer from Albania, a 31-year-old Mr. Mariglen Shoshari, is currently having his asylum claim, incredibly, considered. Hmmm – it’s hard!

And evicting UK tenants from their rented flats to make room for illegal arrivals does not make our country a sweeter, sweeter land.

The MP for Dover has warned that greedy landlords are trying to “profit” from the crisis.

I’m sick of this country being soft to the touch. If you say you are gay, or a Christian fleeing a Muslim country, or you have been trafficked, then you can stay. That’s all it takes.

I’m sick of stupid ideas that won’t work a thousand years from now.

In a country with a booming human rights industry employing gaggles of leftist lawyers, exactly how many illegal migrants do you think will be deported to Rwanda?

My guess – none.

I am tired of those who claim that the crisis is entirely the fault of the evil Tories and British racists.

Like Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair’s spin doctor is currently advising Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama on how to criticize the evil British government for its heinous treatment of Albanians.

And I’m sick of those who talk as if there’s a lasting solution other than stopping the boats in the first place.

Former Labor spin doctor Alastair Campbell stirred the pot

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Former Labor spin doctor Alastair Campbell stirred the potCredit: Getty – Contributor

No, the Royal Navy is not going to push the boats back, or sink them, or apply gunboat diplomacy.

Because our history tells us that we are not that kind of country.

But the current system is not working and if the numbers are not checked the UK will be a much uglier and less welcoming country than it was before.

The processing system is so slow that he is comatose.

Nearly 130,000 asylum seekers and their families are currently waiting to be processed.

And 96% of those who landed last year are still waiting.

Until their demands are heard – most will of course be successful – the British taxpayer is paying for their sustenance.

It is not a racist country, but when illegal migrants are housed at taxpayers’ expense in luxury hotels, racism is actively fomented.

Can we extend a helping hand to those who really need it without being tender?

Can we be caring without being a cup nation?

Can we even learn to work with our French neighbors to stop human traffickers? Probably not.

But the alternative is to build a city the size of Macclesfield or Margate every year.

And we can’t do that either. But it is the greatest country in the world, and it is the heart of our national dilemma.

Because if you lived in Albania or in the EU, you would probably want to live here too.

Iconic Tommy and Pam

Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson are an instantly recognizable couple of a more carefree age

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Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson are an instantly recognizable couple of a more carefree ageCredit: Getty

FOR Halloween, Liam Payne dressed up as Tommy Lee while his date, Kate Cassidy, was Tommy’s ex-wife, Pamela Anderson.

Then rapper Machine Gun Kelly also channeled the Motley Crue drummer, while his fiancée Megan Fox made a pretty good impression of the Baywatch girl in her busty pump.

It’s not just a coincidence.

Pam and Tommy are now iconic, as recognizable as John and Yoko or Sid and Nancy.

In our waking world where everyone is terrified of being offended and getting blasted by the Twitter mob, Tommy Lee and Pam go back to a less complicated and fun age.

Who ever thought that overly tattooed biceps and big sun-burnt breasts would look almost innocent?

Russia was no better

ALL reviews of the Qatar World Cup hit a snag.

The last was in Russia.

And Russia in 2018 was no different from the Russia that pushed the world to the brink of nuclear war in 2022.

Putin was in power. His rogue army of rapists and murderers had invaded Crimea more than FOUR YEARS before.

And in 2012, Moscow’s highest court banned gay pride marches for 100 YEARS.

Sorry, but I intend to enjoy this World Cup, because I have had all the World Cups since 1966.

Let’s stop worrying about Qatar.

No Qatari has ever threatened my country with nuclear war.

The public has had enough

I LOVE the woman from the East End who tried to drag a Just Stop Oil bearded guy from the middle of the road.

What a pity the police didn’t have the bottle to do it.

reggae dogs

RESEARCH suggests dogs relax best to reggae. Oh good?

Our Stan treats his separation anxiety with soothing classical music.

Bach? No, just a slight hum.

Ads full of memories

Past adverts for Cadbury's Flake could bring back fond memories for viewers

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Past adverts for Cadbury’s Flake could bring back fond memories for viewers

FRENCH author Marcel Proust took just one bite of the madeleine and it sparked a torrent of memories that culminated in his seven-volume novel, Remembrance of Things Past.

I felt like Proust when I heard they were dropping Bounty from the Celebrations tub.

The chocolate ads from my childhood have come back with a bang.

The macho truckers with their sexist Yorkie bars: “Good rich and thick, a brick of milk chocolate!”

The worldly sophistication of these Ferrero Rocher advertisements: “You are spoiling us, Ambassador!

The kid from Milky Bar acting like a four-eyed sailor on shore leave: “The Milky Bars are on me!”

Milky Bar's children's ad is still memorable decades after it first aired

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Milky Bar’s children’s ad is still memorable decades after it first airedCredit: YouTube

Take a break, have a kit kat. The bourgeois dinners where they spent the mint After Eight.

Aero: “Feel the bubbles melt.”

The phallic, quasi-pornographic fantasy of Cadbury’s Flake and his shock-sucking hippie chick.

The woman in the bathing suit inexplicably stuffing her face with candy.

“Chocolate? With your silhouette?

“Malters! It was the honeycombed middle that weighed so little, apparently.

Bounty ads let viewers dream of a faraway paradise vacation

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Bounty ads let viewers dream of a faraway paradise vacation

The Bounty commercial was the closest my childhood ever had to a tropical vacation.

“They came looking for paradise,” the man said, as beautiful people landed on a golden beach. “And found . . . Prime.”

It won’t really be a party without the taste of heaven.

The boy is on a winner

Boy George, strong and witty, should be a big hit in I'm a Celebrity

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Boy George, strong and witty, should be a big hit in I’m a CelebrityCredit: EPA

Expect Boy George to walk away with I Am A Celebrity. . . Get me out of here.

He’s tough as nails.

After being sentenced to community service for the discovery of cocaine in his Manhattan home in 2006, George was ordered to clean up some of New York’s dirtiest streets.

He did it with grace, courage and provocative humor.

“I’ve always been a scrubber,” he chuckled, promising he’d wear “something loud” under his street cleaner’s kit.

But what impressed me then and what I remember most clearly now was that George said his mother – who had offered to fly away to help him – had been a wife of housework.

And there’s no shame in being a cleaner.

When George wins big in the jungle, it will be his final step in his transition from law-breaking, drug-taking, gender-bending bad boy to national treasure.

Bankrupt Katie Price flies away for the TWELFTH public holiday of the year in Thailand
People barely realize the hidden functionality of takeout boxes

Strictly Secret

MILLIONS of Strictly viewers had the exact same reaction to the revelation that last Sunday’s dance was restarted after Fleur East had an accident with a prop.

So it’s not really live after all?

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Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association appoints new president https://hotelrondinella.com/jamaica-hotel-and-tourist-association-appoints-new-president/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 23:22:25 +0000 https://hotelrondinella.com/jamaica-hotel-and-tourist-association-appoints-new-president/ The Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association has a new president, the Caribbean Journal has learned. The association has hired hotelier Robin Russell in the role, it announced this week. Russell succeeds outgoing President Clifton Reader. In a statement, Jamaican Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett expressed his “deepest and strongest appreciation” to Russell, longtime owner of Deja […]]]>

The Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association has a new president, the Caribbean Journal has learned.

The association has hired hotelier Robin Russell in the role, it announced this week.

Russell succeeds outgoing President Clifton Reader.

In a statement, Jamaican Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett expressed his “deepest and strongest appreciation” to Russell, longtime owner of Deja Resort in Montego Bay.

“He also championed the cause of the industry as President of the Montego Bay Chapter (of the JHTA) and earned the respect and admiration of his peers to the point of now being elevated to the position of President of this very prestigious organization,” Bartlett said. said. “The government and the Ministry of Tourism wish to embrace his election and offer him the fullest support so that he can succeed as others have done before him, and in his own way make his mark and excel in the way we know he is. quite capable.

Russell succeeds Reader, who had served consecutive terms as president.

“The recovery Jamaica has been able to achieve is largely attributable to Clifton Reader’s leadership in the Jamaica Hotel and Tourism Association during the period,” Bartlett said.

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VANITY GROUP named exclusive partner of the Small Luxury Hotels of The World brand https://hotelrondinella.com/vanity-group-named-exclusive-partner-of-the-small-luxury-hotels-of-the-world-brand/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 14:06:03 +0000 https://hotelrondinella.com/vanity-group-named-exclusive-partner-of-the-small-luxury-hotels-of-the-world-brand/ VANITY GROUP today announces that it will partner with the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) as an exclusive branded amenities partner. VANITY GROUP today announces that it will partner with the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) as an exclusive branded amenities partner. Home to the world’s most sought-after community […]]]>

VANITY GROUP today announces that it will partner with the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) as an exclusive branded amenities partner.

VANITY GROUP today announces that it will partner with the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) as an exclusive branded amenities partner. Home to the world’s most sought-after community of independent hotels, SLH will extend VANITY GROUP’s innovative solutions, best-in-class partnerships and portfolio of world-renowned brands to its network.

Known as the home of hospitality beauty, VANITY GROUP licenses the most sought-after fashion, beauty, haircare, skincare, fine fragrance, lifestyle and spa brands to create unforgettable nocturnal experiences. The luxury guest cosmetics supplier is proudly associated with KARL LAGERFELD, Jo Loves by Jo Malone CBE and KEVIN.MURPHY, and has built a reputation for elevating hotel amenities from essentials to an experience that rivals even the sweetest sequel.

With a shared commitment to celebrating unique stays and experiences, VANITY GROUP will connect properties across SLH’s hospitality community that opt ​​for unique high-end, eco-friendly solutions in wet amenities, accessories and home textiles. ‘hotel.

VANITY GROUP Founder and CEO Paul Tsalikis said:

“We are delighted to join the SLH network. They are creative, celebrate the unconventional and take pride in forging connections with places and people, aligning perfectly with our VANITY GROUP style. We are excited to create meaningful moments together around the world with properties in the SLH portfolio who wish to take advantage of our offering.

Small Luxury Hotels of the World Managing Director Richard Hyde said:

“VANITY GROUP has a similar and independent ambition with SLH, so we are delighted to collaborate. Their dynamic approach to amenity partnerships and excellent portfolio of cutting-edge brands offer an exciting realm of opportunity for our member hotels.

Existing SLH members will be offered exclusive VANITY GROUP benefits including preferred rates, immediate access to VANITY GROUP’s Invitation Only portfolio, and access to a free room revenue campaign that helps underscore the uniqueness of the hotel.

From rustic fisherman’s shacks and cabins in the woods to rainforest retreats, alpine cabins and desert-style ranches, VANITY GROUP is proud to partner with SLH’s collection of boutique intimate spaces in unusual places.

For more information: https://vanitygroup.com/fr

For media inquiries:
Naomi Rheinberg
Global Marketing and Communication Director
VANITY GROUP
e : [email protected]
m: +61 428 355 687

Pegi Amarteifio
Vice President, Public Relations and Global Communications
Small luxury hotels of the world
e : [email protected]
m: +44 7500 688 285

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Peak fall travel season is likely over for U.S. hotels https://hotelrondinella.com/peak-fall-travel-season-is-likely-over-for-u-s-hotels/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 13:56:00 +0000 https://hotelrondinella.com/peak-fall-travel-season-is-likely-over-for-u-s-hotels/ Key U.S. hotel performance indicators fell slightly in the latest weekly data from STR, and history suggests the peak of the fall travel season has passed. For the week ending October 22, the hotel occupancy rate in the United States fell 0.4 percentage points from the previous week to 69.9%. Occupancy over the past two […]]]>

Key U.S. hotel performance indicators fell slightly in the latest weekly data from STR, and history suggests the peak of the fall travel season has passed.

For the week ending October 22, the hotel occupancy rate in the United States fell 0.4 percentage points from the previous week to 69.9%. Occupancy over the past two weeks, however, has averaged 70.1%, exceeding 70% for only the seventh time in the past 23 years during this two-week period.

The average daily rate also fell 0.1% week-over-week to $157, but was 17% higher than the same week in 2019. Adjusted for inflation, the ADR still exceeded that of 2019 by 1.1%. Revenue per available room decreased 0.7% week over week to $110 and was slightly higher than 2019 when adjusted for inflation.

Demand for rooms – the number of hotel nights sold – in the current week and next is expected to fall more significantly as families stay home for Halloween, which falls on a Monday this year. In past years, with the same composition of days of the week, the demand for rooms has dropped by approximately 5% on Halloween week.

The slowdown in hotel performance is normal for this time of year. For the week ending October 22, demand fell by 142,000 overnight stays compared to the previous week. During the same period of 2019, demand fell by 755,000 overnight stays. Available rooms increased by 887,000 from 2019, and the U.S. hospitality industry sold 370,000 more rooms in this two-week period than in 2019, when occupancy was 1 percent higher. 1 percentage point.

Weekend occupancy slipped for a second week, down 1.2 percentage points week-over-week to 77.8%. Compared to 2019, weekend occupancy was almost three percentage points higher.

Demand for hotel rooms from groups was the second strongest since the start of the pandemic, contributing to a week-over-week improvement in weekday hotel occupancy.

US Monday-Wednesday occupancy increased during the week to 69.4% from 67.9% the previous week. This is the highest weekday occupancy since late July.

The top 25 markets performed even better with an occupancy rate reaching 75.1%. New York led the nation in weekday occupancy at 90.7%, followed by Boston at 86.8%. Most of the top 25 markets had weekday occupancy rates above 70%, with the lowest being in Minneapolis at 60.7%.

Weekday occupancy in the top 25 markets rose 1.2 percentage points week-over-week, and outside the top 25 markets it rose 1.5 percentage points to 66, 6%.

The central business districts also performed very well with a weekday occupancy rate reaching 77.3%. The central business district’s weekday occupancy rate has exceeded 75% in five of the past six weeks. Occupancy exceeded 90% in three of 20 central business districts tracked weekly, led by Nashville and followed by Boston and New York’s Financial District.

Weekday occupancy rates for large city, luxury and high-end hotels in the top 25 markets reached 80.6%, the third highest since the start of the pandemic, but nearly nine percentage points lower than the same week of 2019. This is only the third time since the start of the pandemic that the occupancy rate for these types of hotels has exceeded 80%, with the highest weekday occupancy rate of the pandemic era five weeks ago, at 82%.

Occupancy in the top 25 markets exceeded 75% for a second consecutive week. A week earlier, the group had reported its highest occupancy rate since the start of the pandemic at 75.3%.

The ADR in the top 25 remained above $190 for a second week with the weekday level above $193. Adjusted for inflation, the top 25 ADRs approach 2019 levels, just 3% lower.

Despite the strong performance, occupancy in the top 25 markets over the past two weeks was down 4.1 percentage points from 2019, and room demand also tracked 2019 and 2018 levels.

The weakness came from four of the nation’s biggest markets: Chicago, New York, San Francisco and Washington, DC, where demand was on average 12% lower than in the same two weeks of 2019.

San Francisco saw the largest demand shortfall, down 19% from 2019. However, nine of the top 25 markets saw higher demand in this two-week period than in 2019, including Atlanta, Boston, Miami, Nashville, Orlando and Phoenix. In total, demand for the top 25 was down 3% in the past two weeks compared to 2019. And, while New York was still in deficit, it had the highest occupancy rate in the country this week at 88.6%.

Occupancy outside the top 25 markets was 67.5% for the week ending October 22 and was nearly flat for the past two weeks.

Weekend occupancy in the top 25 markets has also been stronger, exceeding 80% over the past three weeks. In Boston and New York, the occupancy rate exceeded 90% last weekend. The highest weekend occupancy was in Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, at 96%, followed by Madison, Wisconsin, at 93%. Austin recorded its highest weekend occupancy of the year at 93.2% due to the Formula One race held there.

The highest occupancy rate outside of the top 25 markets was recorded in areas affected by Hurricane Ian. Occupancy exceeded 86% in two Florida markets, Sarasota and Fort Myers. In Fort Myers, the occupancy rate rose 3.9 percentage points from the previous week.

Pandemic-era occupancy records were also achieved at luxury and high-end hotels, at 75.2% and 75.4%, respectively. Compared to the same week in 2019, the occupancy rate for both chain scales was lower by more than five percentage points, but this difference with 2019 is tending to decrease.

Upscale and upper-midrange hotels also reported occupancy above 70% for the week. The lowest weekly occupancy rate was in the economy chain ladder at 61%.

Over the past 28 days, 89% of all US hotel markets have exceeded 2019 levels in nominal RevPAR. Adjusted for inflation, 53% of markets beat 2019 levels, led this week by Sarasota. Overall, the top 25’s actual RevPAR was 8% lower than 2019, with San Francisco at the bottom.

Only seven markets were still classified as being in “recession”, with an inflation-adjusted RevPAR between 50% and 80% of 2019 levels.

Isaac Collazo is vice president of analytics at STR.

This article represents an interpretation of data collected by CoStar’s hotel analytics company, STR. Feel free to contact an editor with any questions or concerns. For more analysis of STR data, visit the data analysis blog at STR.com.

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IHG will open 3 new hotels in Turkey https://hotelrondinella.com/ihg-will-open-3-new-hotels-in-turkey/ Tue, 25 Oct 2022 13:50:46 +0000 https://hotelrondinella.com/ihg-will-open-3-new-hotels-in-turkey/ IHG Hotels & Resorts is delighted to announce a series of recent signings and openings in Turkey across its Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express brands. New openings include Holiday Inn Trabzon East, Crowne Plaza Ankara and Crowne Plaza Istanbul Tuzla Viaport Marina. New signings include Holiday Inn Express Ankara Airport, Crowne Plaza […]]]>

IHG Hotels & Resorts is delighted to announce a series of recent signings and openings in Turkey across its Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express brands.

New openings include Holiday Inn Trabzon East, Crowne Plaza Ankara and Crowne Plaza Istanbul Tuzla Viaport Marina. New signings include Holiday Inn Express Ankara Airport, Crowne Plaza Istanbul Ortakoy Bosphorus and Holiday Inn Erzurum. Turkey currently has 28 open hotels and five hotels in the pipeline.

New hotel openings include:

Holiday Inn Trabzon East
Just opened (October 2022), the 110-room Holiday Inn Trabzon East is located close to Turkey’s scenic Black Sea coast. The hotel is owned by Kahraman Konaklama ve Turizm Tic AS. and has a restaurant — the colorful Merhan Café & Restaurant — as well as conference rooms and a fitness center.

Crown Plaza Ankara
This new 191-room property opened in May 2022 and is owned by Angora Birikim Turizm Insaat San. ve Tic AS and operated by Plaza Otelcilik ve Turizm San. see Tic. AS. Centrally located, the hotel offers easy access to Ankara’s Presidential Complex, the Ancient Castle and the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. The Crowne Plaza Ankara can accommodate up to 3,000 people in its modern ballrooms and meeting spaces and is just a 30-minute drive from the international airport.

Crowne Plaza Istanbul Tuzla Viaport Marina
Facing Viaport Marina and the Sea of ​​Marmara, this stylish hotel has 259 rooms and opened in spring 2022. Owned by Oversea Trade Solutions BV, there are two restaurants – one serving traditional Turkish cuisine and the other offering international cuisine – and a fitness center. The hotel is located in the Viaport Marina complex which includes a theme park and a large shopping center and is also close to the main industrial areas on the Asian side of Istanbul.

New hotel signings include:

Holiday Inn Express Ankara Airport
The 122-room property, scheduled to open in December 2022, is owned by Asal Grup Otomotiv Insaat Ticaret AS and is just 4 km from Ankara International Airport. The hotel will have a restaurant and separate meeting space for business and leisure travelers. The hotel is also close to some of the major national and international factories in the city.

Crowne Plaza Istanbul Ortakoy Bosphorus
The modern 140-room property is slated to open in the summer of 2023. It will house a stunning rooftop restaurant with great city views, as well as meeting rooms and a fitness center. We are owned by Set Otelcilik Ticaret AS Located in Ortakoy district, you can take a ferry along the Bosphorus to explore Istanbul’s famous sights such as the Blue Mosque.

Holiday Inn Erzurum
Recently signed with owner Rey Otel Turizm Isletmeciligi ve Ticaret AS, the 115-room Holiday Inn Erzurum in Turkey’s Eastern Anatolia region is scheduled to open in late 2023. Facilities will include a restaurant, meeting rooms, a swimming pool and a fitness center. The hotel is well located for the town center and the ski center of Palandoken, popular with international tourists.

The continued growth of IHG’s Turkish market was marked by a “Tourism and Hospitality Trends Turkey” event on Tuesday 18e October at the InterContinental Istanbul, with over 50 investors and consultants in attendance. The event was sponsored by voco hotels, one of IHG’s newest and most successful premium brands, and its global expansion has occurred at a faster rate than any other IHG brand. Voco Hotels and IHG’s newest brand, Vignette Collection, a luxury collectible brand, are proving to be the most suitable for conversions and redevelopments.

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7 eco-hotels in Mexico to save the planet https://hotelrondinella.com/7-eco-hotels-in-mexico-to-save-the-planet/ Thu, 20 Oct 2022 00:40:09 +0000 https://hotelrondinella.com/7-eco-hotels-in-mexico-to-save-the-planet/ If you are looking for a trip with your family, loved ones or solo and want this trip to include adventure activities, wellness experiences and special offers surrounded by nature and without worrying about the biological impact, here is six options to choose from. Many travelers hold themselves to higher standards of social responsibility when […]]]>

If you are looking for a trip with your family, loved ones or solo and want this trip to include adventure activities, wellness experiences and special offers surrounded by nature and without worrying about the biological impact, here is six options to choose from.

Many travelers hold themselves to higher standards of social responsibility when planning their trips and preparing for their trips. Hotels and resorts are attentive to these requests and are implementing innovative solutions and new technologies to have less impact on the environment.

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If you’re thinking about eco-friendly accommodation, you don’t have to limit yourself to rustic places that deprive you of the comforts you seek during your vacation. These are some of the best eco-friendly hotels in Mexico that connect guests to nature as well as all the comforts of home.


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The place is surrounded by the jungle of the Tulum Ecological Reserve and the nearby Mayan archaeological wonders, just minutes from the beach and downtown.

Mayaliah Tulum Hotel & Residences

Located in the award-winning and innovative community of Aldea Zamá, long considered Tulum’s best location, Mayaliah Tulum Hotel & Residences – MGallery Hotel Collection will harmoniously coexist with nature. The place is surrounded by the jungle of the Tulum Ecological Reserve and the nearby Mayan archaeological wonders, just minutes from the beach and downtown. Guests will enjoy enchanting and memorable experiences that tap into the spirit of the destination, inspired by Mayan culture and local community, and complemented by genuine and excellent service.

Influenced by the hotel’s unique stories and personality, Mayaliah Tulum will offer several elevated dining experiences across its four restaurants and bars, including a rooftop bar that will showcase innovative Mexican cuisine and inventive cocktails showcasing local ingredients .

Patio 77

Housed in a 19th-century mansion, this B&B is ideal for an eco-friendly getaway. It is furnished with recycled vintage pieces and uses solar panels, recycled water, LED bulbs (which work with sensors) and filtered water (not bottled) to accompany the 100% organic breakfasts.

The hotel has been recognized by a large number of design, travel, fashion, hospitality magazines, etc. for the architectural value of the house, its configuration and its decoration. Since El Patio 77 opened, many guests have requested to use the space as a location for photos, advertisements and recordings. Most of the spaces in the house have been used as locations in various print and digital media.

Organic Hotel

This property transports guests traveling to Mexico City to a tranquil oasis, and in addition to being eco-friendly, the hotel is also pet-friendly. Rooms are built with recycled wood, lighting is energy efficient, and activities connect guests to nature.

Organico Hotel Boutique has always bet on the development of outdoor activities. Enjoying a weekend full of peace and tranquility without leaving the city is now possible thanks to this beautiful hotel nestled in the middle of the Ajusco forest, just minutes from downtown Mexico City.


Eco-friendly hillside resort with beach and ocean in the foreground
This is the place for you if you love the beach, yoga and sustainability.

Xinalani

This is the place for you if you love the beach, yoga and sustainability. The villas were built and decorated by local artisans. There are eco-tours, biodegradable bath products in the rooms, and recycled water that contribute to its appeal as a “green” lodge.

The resort is also one of Mexico’s top wellness and yoga retreats, offering world-class yoga retreat centers. The property also offers beautiful rooms, healthy Mexican cuisine, and eco-friendly activities. As a wellness center, it offers a unique environment for those dedicated to spiritual transformation and personal growth.

Azulik Tulum

Tulum was created as Mexico’s eco-friendly destination. But Azulik Tulum takes it to another level for guests who want to disconnect, relax, and focus on the best of the destination. Electricity consumption is minimal. They have a farm-to-table menu and clothing store with sustainable and fair trade designs.

The Hotel Azulik was named the Prix Villegiature 2022, one of the best hotels in the Artistic Universe category.

The place has become a top destination thanks to its fantastic beaches, natural cenotes, relaxing lifestyle and excellent restaurants. Unsurprisingly, the seaside town has attracted many incredible hotels, some of which stand out from the competition. Azulik Tulum was designed to celebrate ancient Mexican history and traditions through its concept. They define the building as an “immersive work of art” with irregular lines and organic architecture.


Sandos Caracol Eco Resort
This place has Rainforest Alliance certification, recycling, a water treatment plant, an environmental education program, a tree nursery, and solar panels.

Sandos Caracol

A sustainable resort for the whole family? Yes, it exists. Sandos Caracol has Rainforest Alliance certification, recycling, a water treatment plant, an environmental education program, a tree nursery and solar panels. It’s the perfect destination for your family to fall in love with green living.

The Sandos Caracol offers the exciting All Nature experience, with daily activities that allow guests to experience the magic of the property’s lush ecosystems. At the eco-resort, you can snorkel in the clear waters of a natural cenote, swim in a mangrove forest, and enjoy eco-tours through the most breathtaking outdoor sites. And, best of all, it’s all-inclusive.

Copal

Lose yourself in nature in this wild destination to disconnect from everything. The eco-chic Cpal has eco-friendly practices such as limited use of artificial light and water recycling and was built to adapt to the environment so as not to cut or affect the nature of the space.

Located 5 minutes from downtown Mazunte and behind Punta Cometa, El Copal has become one of the most exclusive places on the Oaxaca coast. Its original rooms, ideally located in the middle of the abundant tropical vegetation of the place, and its unique design, offer you the ideal disconnection from everyday life that you need. The place offers privacy and tranquility around every corner.

The goal of the hotel is to be a place where you feel like home, full of good times, great vibes, family dinners and endless hours of chatting. But with an eco-chic and artistic touch since El Copal was artistically intervened by the Mexican neo-muralist Israel Guerra Spaik.

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Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Named Best Place to Work Again by Newsweek, Forbes and NJBIZ https://hotelrondinella.com/wyndham-hotels-resorts-named-best-place-to-work-again-by-newsweek-forbes-and-njbiz/ Mon, 17 Oct 2022 13:02:00 +0000 https://hotelrondinella.com/wyndham-hotels-resorts-named-best-place-to-work-again-by-newsweek-forbes-and-njbiz/ The world’s largest hotel franchise company celebrated for its inclusive culture and commitment to flexibility PARSIPPANY, NJ, October 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchise company with approximately 9,000 hotels in more than 95 countries, has once again been recognized as Best Place to Work, receiving for the past […]]]>

The world’s largest hotel franchise company celebrated for its inclusive culture and commitment to flexibility

PARSIPPANY, NJ, October 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchise company with approximately 9,000 hotels in more than 95 countries, has once again been recognized as Best Place to Work, receiving for the past two weeks numerous awards and accolades, including: being named one of Newsweek’s Top 100 Most Loved Places to Work, one of the World’s Best Employers by Forbes, and one of from New Jersey Best Workplaces by NJBIZ.

“Creating an inclusive culture where people feel valued and empowered to do their best is fundamental to who we are at Wyndham,” said Monica Melancon, Director of Human Resources, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. “Our team members are the heart and soul of our organization, which is why every day we strive to be an organization they are proud of and excited to be a part of. That means promoting flexibility while living our core values ​​of Integrity, Accountability, Inclusiveness, Caring and Fun For us, this is a proven recipe for success, helping to attract and retain top talent while allowing Wyndham to differentiate itself competitively.

Supporting thousands of franchisees and a growing global portfolio of 23 hotel brands – think household names like Wyndham, Ramada, Days Inn and Super 8 – Wyndham team members are a diverse group of individuals with interests and diverse backgrounds that come together to drive one of the world’s most important hospitality organizations forward.

In addition to comprehensive benefits, Wyndham team members receive one paid day off per year to volunteer in their communities and have access to continuing education programs, professional development classes and several groups affinity business. The company also offers special recognition programs, virtual learning hours, celebrations, team member discounts and flexible work arrangements, allowing team members to do their best at the place that best suits them and the company.

This is the second year in a row that Wyndham has been named one of Newsweek’s 100 Most Loved Places to Work list and the third year in a row to be named one of from New Jersey Best Workplaces by NJBIZ. Earlier this year the company was named one of America’s Best Employers by Forbes and last year by Newsweek as one of America’s Most Responsible Companies.

To learn more about Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, or to apply for a job opening in one of its offices around the world, visit www.careers.wyndhamhotels.com.

About Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH) is the world’s largest hotel franchise company by number of properties, with approximately 9,000 hotels in more than 95 countries on six continents. With its network of approximately 819,000 rooms appealing to the everyday traveler, Wyndham provides a leading presence in the economy and midscale segments of the lodging industry. The Company operates a portfolio of 23 hotel brands, including Super 8®, Days Inn®, Ramada®, Microtel®, La Quinta®, Baymont®, Wingate®, AmericInn®, Hawthorn Suites®, Trademark Collection® and Wyndham®. The company’s award-winning Wyndham Rewards® loyalty program offers more than 95 million registered members the ability to redeem points at thousands of hotels, resorts and vacation rentals worldwide. For more information, visit www.wyndhamhotels.com.

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