Any hotelier nowadays will tell you that the best bookings are those that come in through the hotel’s own website. Why? Because those bookings don’t incur expenses to third-party channels, meaning they have the highest DRR (direct revenue ratio). But in the competitive hospitality industry, driving traffic to your […]
There are currently an estimated 700,000 hotels and resorts, offering a total number of 15.5 million rooms, worldwide. That’s a lot of options for consumers to choose from. As the hospitality industry becomes more and more competitive, hotels need to find new ways to stand out.
One rather simple (but […]
Most hoteliers operating in the competitive hospitality industry would agree that a hotel’s website should be the most profitable channel and bring in the most amount of bookings. Considerably cheaper to maintain than distribution across other channels (such as OTA booking sites), online reservations via your direct website will […]
Global Distribution Systems (GDS) power the global travel industry by generating billions of dollars in sales every year. Online travel agents and travel agencies use a GDS to search for the best available travel and accommodation rates for their clients. In fact, more than 600,000 travel agents use a […]
As a hotelier, you’ll be well aware that corporate RFP bids, particularly solicited ones, are a goldmine. Corporate guests are more likely to use other hotel services, such as restaurants, and thus increase incremental spending per room. In fact, business travel spending is expected to reach $1.7 trillion by […]
With a combined spend of US$288 billion on international travel in 2018 (nearly a quarter of global tourism spend), China is the world’s largest outbound tourism market. Thanks to rising Chinese incomes and friendlier visa policies, experts predict Chinese tourists will take 160 million outbound trips by 2020.
In 2012, […]
The GDS, or Global Distribution System, helps generate billions of dollars in global travel sales every year. Independent travel agents, online agents and travel agencies all use a GDS to search for the best available travel and accommodation rates for their clients. Being represented in the GDS with a […]
As any successful accommodation provider will be able to tell you, your hotel’s website should be your most profitable channel, and should be seeing the highest amount of bookings. What better way to increase your website conversion rate than by ensuring you have the best booking engine on your […]
A travel consortium is best defined as an organisation of 100’s of independent travel agencies that join together to leverage purchasing power and marketing opportunities.
In the hospitality sector, hotels have the option of joining a variety of travel consortia programmes to receive more visibility and increase hotel bookings, […]
Finding the right staff for your hotel can be challenging. As customer-facing employees, they will be the first point of contact your guests have with your hotel. They are crucial to making a good first impression and building up your reputation. Recruitment for these roles is therefore not something […]
To succeed in the fast-paced hospitality industry, a hotel needs to be as efficient as possible when it comes to its operational capabilities. Guests have higher standards than ever and expect a faultless experience whenever they stay at a hotel, so improving operational efficiency is a must. However, as […]
Birmingham’s award-winning boutique serviced apartment operator, Staying Cool, is celebrating a decade at the Rotunda with ten unique artistic and culture events – Creative Heights – over the next year. The HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts partner will host a programme featuring ground-breaking music, art, food, performance and cinema experiences in […]
HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts has welcomed a number of new serviced apartments to its portfolio recently, including Staying Cool at the Rotunda and Talbot Suites at Stonebridge – part of The Talbot Collection. These join Wilde Aparthotels by Staycity, the first of a new brand that opened in London […]
Laurence Beere, co-owner of The Queensberry Hotel, a HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts partner hotel founded in Bath with his wife Helen, has been named in Boutique Hotelier’s Power List: ‘a celebration of individuals, responsible for leading, spearheading and encouraging in their own hotels up and down the country, who are intrinsic […]
Dorint Hotel Dresden, part of the Dorint Hotels collection, is set to undergo an extensive programme of renovation and conversion, aiming for completion in time for the hotel’s 25th anniversary in 2019. All 243 rooms and most of the public areas are to be modernised during the work. This […]
Citrus Hotel Cheltenham, until recently known as The Big Sleep Cheltenham, has joined the HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts portfolio. It is the latest property to come under the Citrus umbrella, a boutique brand owned by Thailand-based Compass Hospitality.
The recently rebranded Citrus Hotel Cheltenham offers unpretentious yet elegant accommodation […]
Dorint Hotels, the German-based hotel chain that joined HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts in March, has announced the opening of a brand-new property in Chemnitz.
The new hotel, which was introduced by Dorint’s Brand Ambassador, the famous German comedian Ingolf Lück, will open as Dorint Kongresshotel Chemnitz. It is set to […]
Ireland-based The Talbot Collection is the latest hotel group to join HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts (HotelREZ) for GDS representation. The five 4-star properties are now represented under the HO chain code on the GDS and will benefit from HotelREZ’s unique global sales programme.
The collection offers a range of elegant […]