Hoteliers

The importance of the Chinese outbound tourism market

July 16th, 2019|

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, […]

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The importance of RFPs to increase corporate GDS business

June 17th, 2019|

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 […]

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How to choose the best booking engine in the marketplace

June 4th, 2019|

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 […]

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Why you should consider joining a travel management consortia programme

May 13th, 2019|

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, […]

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The importance of image quality for hotels

May 8th, 2019|

Having high quality images of your hotel online is crucial to driving more hotel bookings. Sounds pretty straight forward, right? But with the busy day-to-day schedule of hoteliers, it’s often a task that gets pushed to the bottom of their to-do lists.

However, this shouldn’t be the case. In […]

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Recruiting top talent | 5 skills all hospitality employees need

April 5th, 2019|

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 […]

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Five ways to improve your hotel’s operational efficiency

March 27th, 2019|

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 […]

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Staying Cool at the Rotunda Marks 10 Years

May 2nd, 2018|

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 […]

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Serviced apartment sector continues to grow as new properties join HotelREZ

April 18th, 2018|

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 […]

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Queensberry Hotel Co-owner Named Among UK’s Top 10 Boutique Hotel Business Leaders

April 16th, 2018|

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 […]

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Dorint Hotel Dresden prepares for extensive renovation

February 9th, 2018|

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 […]

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Newly rebranded Citrus Hotel Cheltenham joins HotelREZ

January 30th, 2018|

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 […]

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Brand-new Dorint Hotel opens in Chemnitz

January 8th, 2018|

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 […]

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Irish group The Talbot Collection chooses HotelREZ representation

December 13th, 2017|

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 […]

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Dorint Kongresshotel Mannheim completes renovation

November 22nd, 2017|

The Dorint Kongresshotel Mannheim, part of the Dorint collection that has recently joined HotelREZ, has recently completed an extensive three-year renovation. The refurbishments, which have taken place quietly during normal operations, cost €6 million to complete, and make significant improvements to the lobby and bar area, in addition to […]

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Heywood House Hotel recognised by TripAdvisor

November 15th, 2017|

Heywood House Hotel, a boutique property located in the heart of Liverpool, has been placed fifth on TripAdvisor’s ranking of the top 10 best value hotels in the United Kingdom for Autumn 2017.

The list is based both on customer reviews and on TripAdvisor’s own price comparison, using 200 booking […]

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The Good Hotel opens new terrace

August 23rd, 2017|

The Good Hotel London, one of the capital’s most unique properties, has opened its brand new roof terrace this Summer, adding further leisure opportunities to its already impressive accommodation offering.

The hotel is a floating vessel based in London’s Royal Victoria Docks: rooms, reception, bar, restaurant, and meeting spaces all […]

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Icon Hotel, Luton awarded 4-star rating

August 21st, 2017|

Icon Hotel, one of Luton’s most highly regarded hotels, has been awarded a 4 star rating by the AA. The hotel, located within reach of London Luton Airport, opened in 2012, and has since positioned itself as one of the best accommodation options for travellers to the airport, and […]

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Rudding Park opens new £9.5m luxury spa

August 3rd, 2017|

After more than a decade of planning, Rudding Park has finally completed its most ambitious project yet: a brand-new, state-of-the-art spa. Featuring 11 treatment rooms, an exotic rasul, steam rooms, saunas, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and a host of other innovative services, this £9.5 million development aims to […]

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Elysium Hotel, Mykonos, undertakes extensive refurbishment

June 26th, 2017|

The renowned Elysium Hotel, located on the Greek island of Mykonos, which predominantly caters to an exclusive LGBT clientele, has recently undergone an extensive programme of refurbishment designed to consolidate its position as one of the premier boutique hotels focussing on the luxury LGBT market.