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Disruptive Services Force Creatively Modern Hotel Solutions

millennialsWith the rise of disruptive services like Airbnb, the world’s largest hotel brands are finding themselves having to keep up with evolving times. Airbnb is projected to earn over $3 billion dollars by 2020 as it continues to broaden its listings around the world.

This isn’t to say that hotels will soon become a thing of the past. Dubai is a major tourist destination that has seen its rate of hotel rooms grow exponentially from just over 30,000 rooms back in 2007 to more than 130,000 by the end of this year. Hence, it’s not so much that hotels are going the way of the dinosaur as it is a representation of how hotels are adapting.

For example, there has been considerable progress made in creating hotel experiences catering to the demographic of millennials. This generation has a strong sense of wanderlust and hotels are responding by creating modern, “hip” brands focusing on what matters to them. This may include authentic local experiences, the latest in gadgets and technology such as smartphone-controlled devices, or appealing to “foodies”.

These changing trends in the hospitality industry are forcing luxury hoteliers to think outside the box and create new experiences, a perk for anyone seeking to try something novel and new.

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Best Luxury Hotels in Argentina

daniel-burka-104045 copyArgentina has long been known for its passion for futbol, or “soccer” as Americans call it, having produced well known soccer stars such as Maradona and Messi. Its large landmass has fascinating locations to travel to, such as the Andes mountains in the west, Tierrra del Fuego in the south and the beautiful neighborhood of Palermo in Mar de Plata, near the Uruguay/Argentina border.

All these locations contain a plethora of five star luxury hotels such as the Llao Llao Hotel and Resort in Bariloche Rio Negro, featuring an 18-hole golf course, full size swimming pool and the well known VanWynsberghe Belgian chocolate shop. Just behind the location one can find a Hertz rental area, great for getting around the area’s scenic roads The nearby Andes mountains and Rio Negro are perfect for people who love snow skiing, hiking, mountain biking and fly fishing.

The Alvear Palace Hotel is situated in Palermo, the most elegant neighborhood in Buenos Aires. The hotel’s restaurant La Bourgogne, run by the celebrated Chef Jean Paul Bondoux offers the most refined French cuisine in the city. The hotel is also just a five minute walk from the city’s interactive science museum and it’s ten minutes away from one of Latin America’s largest public art museums.

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The Friendliest Hotels in Switzerland

switzerlandSwitzerland is recognized as being one of the happiest places to live in the world, with a strong quality of life. it’s also a fascinating country to visit as long as you bring the right gear to tolerate its cold temperatures. If you’re planning on visiting this summer, these hotels will provide a welcoming stay.

The Hotel Gädi in the village of Grächen is well-known for its down-to-earth ambiance as well as the several activities that are family friendly. Its features include a spa and restaurant considered “ideal” for skiers, hiking enthusiasts and connoisseurs.

The town of Uzwil is home to the Hotel Uzwil. This business hotel is a perfect stay for those wishing to explore the rich sights and history of Lake Constance, the Alpstein mountains, and St. Gallen’s Old Town. The staff is recognized for their genuine enthusiasm and the extra effort they make to feel guests feel welcome.

The Four Seasons is a name that carries a tremendous amount of respect and acclaim. The Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues in Geneva is a luxurious experience located near the lake featuring gorgeous rooms, a pair of restaurants, and a premium spa. According to reviews on the website, the service is practically second to none, as one would expect.

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Hotels Want to Make You More Intelligent

brainPowerWhen staying at a hotel, the idea is generally to enjoy the comfort and privacy of a relaxing place to stay. Not many people would think of hotels as a place to enrich the mind, yet some hotels are doing just that.

For example, one hotel in London actually has an in-house neuroscientist available. As part of the hotel’s “Brain Power” package, guests will receive personalized spa treatments, food, amenities, and cocktails that are all geared towards improving brain function. This package addresses essential areas that help to keep the brain in tip-top shape including nutrition, sleep, and hydration.

The Marriott has joined forces with TED to create videos exclusively available to guests of the Marriott’s various brands. Working with speakers, the in-room entertainment system provides various blogs, video, and playlists guests can check out. TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a media organization which regularly distributes free talks online under its slogan “ideas worth spreading”.

Over in Vienna, Austria, the Hotel Schani Wien is a “co-working” hotel focused on productivity and efficiency. The hotel strongly encourages working with and getting to know locals and fellow travelers while also embracing Austria’s rich history. In fact, guests can optionally create online profiles as a way to introduce themselves.

Have you come across any “brainy” hotels during your travels? Let us know in the comments.

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Would You Go Without Housekeeping?

housekeepingA greater number of hotels are going the extra mile to become more environmentally friendly. Smart air conditioners, low flow showerheads, these are just two examples of eco-friendly hotel initiatives. Research shows more than sixty percent of world travelers have an interest in “green friendly” accommodations, yet these programs are still very low on the totem pole in importance. Perhaps unsurprisingly, travelers are more concerned with getting a great deal.

With that in mind, hotels are spearheading new ideas centered around offering guests perks and incentives for thinking about the environment. For example, several hotels operated by Provenance Hotels have what’s called a “Green for Green” program. This program encourages guests staying multiple nights to forego housekeeping services. In exchange, they’ll receive a credit that can be used towards a drink, beverage, or hotel food.

Several other hotels also have similar incentives. A Lake Placid-based hotel allows guests the option of having the $5 donated to an organization centered around Lake Placid cleanup efforts. A pair of hotels in California have a program where a tree is planted in honor of each guest that opts out of housekeeping.

How much importance do you place on choosing an environmentally friendly hotel when making travel plans? Would these programs sway your decision?

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Escape to an Island Hotel

fiji!The world is full of beautifully breathtaking islands to explore and stay in. Whether you’re seeking a tropical paradise escape or a secluded getaway, we have a few suggestions on incredible island hotels.

For many, Fiji is considered the Holy Grail of vacation destinations. It’s also the home of Lacaula Island, a luxurious hideaway built on 3,000+ acres brimming with coconut groves and picturesquely pristine white sand beaches. The island has more than twenty villas with their own gardens and private infinity-edge pools. Coral reefs to explore, a quintet of restaurants, there’s even an equestrian center.

Over in Australia, Southern Ocean Lodge is located on Kangaroo Island. The hotel features just over twenty elegant glass-fronted suites with floor to ceiling windows that allow for a spectacular vista of Hanson Bay. Each suite also boasts a private terrace and sunken lounges.

Next up is Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea in Sicily, Italy. Originally an 1800s villa, the Belmond received a major facelift while retaining its charm as a former private family residence. Guests may receive homemade Sicilian pastries when they check in and each room has a set of fresh flowers. The suites are known for their substantial size and have French balconies with vistas of the beautiful Bay of Mazzarò.

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Work and Play at These Business Hotels

yotelRemember the old proverb “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy?” If you’re a frequent business traveler, you probably have an idea of just how easy it is to burn yourself out if you don’t take some to unwind. To address this, you might want to check out one of the business hotels where you can get some work done as well as take a load off and play.

The Volkshotel in Amsterdam can be found inside a newspaper building from the 1960s and it received a major facelift to appeal to creative nomads. On the top floor, guests will find a club and restaurant while the basement houses a cocktail bar and the Werkplaats, a cafe boasting tables designed for co-working. There is also the Broedplaats workspace that includes over eighty desks, multimedia studios, and offices.

Here in the United States, the Hotel Zetta in San Francisco’s SoMA neighborhood is closer to a start-up office than the standard definition of a hotel. The lounge in the lobby features communal work tables alongside games while the rooms boast wood desks that can be converted into standing desks.

Yotel in New York is a mere five minutes from Times Square and is heavily influenced by space. Galactic décor complements a number of forward-thinking features and all 713 rooms of the hotel are designed to emulate the feel of a business class cabin.

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Romantic Hotel Getaways

romanticHotelWith love and affection in the air with the arrival of February, it’s a perfect month for a romantic getaway with your significant other. If time and distance are not a factor, we have some suggestions to help you enjoy an intimate stay.

We’ll begin with Chatham Inn in Cape Cod. This boutique hotel looks more like a welcoming home. Visit TripAdvisor and you’ll notice many reviews mentioning its romantic ambiance courtesy of features like the in-room fireplaces. Starting tomorrow, you can book a Valentine’s Day package which includes handmade chocolates and floral arrangements in your room.

The Vanderbilt Grace is located in Newport, Rhode Island and it provides a romantic setting throughout the year. Built by Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, the rooms are spaciously bright and there’s a welcoming garden terrace. Sip cocktails during the evening at the rooftop bar and on those colder days, you can cozy up at the Christy Room with its fireplace.

The classic Warwick Hotel in New York was built by none other than William Randolph Hearst, the famous newspaper magnate. The atmosphere here is elegantly subdued and the views of Sixth Avenue are simply breathtaking. Visit notable New York attractions like Central Park and the Museum of Modern Art and then head back to the hotel for a romantic martini at the Randolph’s Bar and Lounge.

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Hotel Room Keycards and Hackers

hotelKeycardsYou may have heard about a rather alarming news story that’s been circulating involving a four-star hotel in Austria having its electronic key system hijacked. Guests were allegedly locked in their hotel rooms by hackers until a ransom was paid. Because of the hack, the hotel managers decided to go back to basics and switched to the old-fashioned key system.

While the story is certainly alarming, it’s not entirely accurate.

Like many of the things you read on the Internet, a grain of salt is necessary. While the hotel did have its electronic key system hacked, the attack only meant that guests checking in that day were unable to receive keycards because they could not be programmed. In other words, the keycards and the computers that programmed them were affected. There was never a moment when guests were locked in their rooms because the doors remain unaffected.

In most cases, hotels already have a failsafe in place should a situation arise where guests are unable to get in and out of their hotel rooms. The fact that the hotel was hacked is certainly alarming, but you don’t necessarily need to worry that someone will be able to lock you in a room remotely.

Remember to always do your research and check multiple sources.

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Find out More About Hotel Amenities with Google Maps

gMapsFor most people that use electronic devices to book their hotel stay, the search tends to begin on a popular booking site like Expedia or a popular app like HotelTonight. Did you know that your navigation app can also provide hotel information?

Google Maps is already known for its detailed information on businesses, including pictures provided by users or Google itself. If you’re planning on a hotel stay and want to research the area, the app is very useful for getting an idea of what you can expect. To give you an even better idea of what the experience will be like, Google Maps is taking things a step further by not just telling you what the amenities are, but also showing you.

It may take a while before it shows up for you, but you’ll soon see pictures under the Amenities tab when researching hotels in Google Maps. These images don’t appear to be user-submitted yet, but it should only be a matter of time before the feature is enabled so you can determine whether that pool really is as large as it looks on the hotel website.

To use the new amenities feature in Google Maps, make sure you have the latest version of the app on your phone.

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