Hotel Technology

Marriott Hopes to Advance Hotel Tech with New Innovation Program

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In the hospitality industry, Marriott has long since been a leader when it comes to marketing technological advances. For example, a few years ago it was one of the first brands to provide guests with experiences through virtual reality headsets. And in just two short weeks, Marriott is moving ahead once again with the launch […]

Hotels with On-Property Museums

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Luxury hotels are constantly trying to set themselves apart. Some of our clients sell guests on one-of-a-kind views from their rooftop bar (check out Pillar Rooftop Bar in Asheville, it’s pretty slick), others highlight specific architectural features (see the view from 35 floors up at Mandarin Oriental New York) and some go even further! Our […]

Cleveland’s Underappreciated Hospitality Boom

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Though the excitement of the Republican National Convention has come and gone for Cleveland, excitement for the city’s hospitality industry is just getting started. The convention was actually one of several factors that have helped recently revitalize Cleveland’s hospitality industry. The RNC in particular was an important motivator for development because in order to even be considered in […]

HOSPITALITY ON DISPLAY IN THE BIG APPLE: HIGHLIGHTS FROM HX AND BOUTIQUE DESIGN NEW YORK

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Earlier this week we got to check out the cutting edge of the hospitality world when we visited HX: The Hotel Experience (formerly known as IHMRS) as well as Boutique Design New York. These co-located trade shows were a great source of industry trends, up and coming ideas and fascinating conversations about what hospitality can be. So if you […]

Clean the World Co-Founder Inspires Students

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From left to right, Mark McConnell, Shawn Seipler, Katie Hively, Calvin and Olivia Hively.  Clean the World Co-founder and Executive Director Shawn Seipler spoke at the University of Mount Union last week as part of its Heffern Business Lecture series. Afterwards, students assembled 500 hygiene kits as part of a ONE Project hygiene kit build. Clean […]

Enjoying the atmosphere of the Willard InterContinental

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Account executive Megan is wishing for a trip to the decadent Willard InterContinental In Washington DC. What better place to relax with a good drink? One of the best (and historic) locations in all of Washington D.C. is the Willard InterContinental. They decorate their lobby with a gorgeous tree and some of the most beautiful […]

InterContinental New York Barclay Receives 2013 SMITTY Award

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We would like to wish the InterContinental New York Barclay a big congratulations for winning the Best Social Media Use for Public Service category in Travel + Leisure’s 2013 Social Media in Travel + Tourism (SMITTY) Awards. Launched in 2012, the SMITTY Awards recognize the travel companies whose social media programs are entertaining and informative—and […]

The Jefferson Suite Makes Its Debut at Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C.

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Last month the Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C. opened The Jefferson Suite, the newest addition to the hotel’s list of luxurious signature suites. Named after the Jefferson Memorial just outside the suite’s windows, The Jefferson Suite, according to its website, is an “expansive display of comfort, function and luxury.” This two-bedroom, corner suite comes with a […]

InterContinental Chicago Gets a Fashion-Forward Renovation

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Historic hotels can be a treasure but can also pose a problem: the fine line between ‘classic’ and ‘dated.’ –Andrew Bender, Forbes Last week, Andrew Bender, business travel blogger for Forbes, reported that the InterContinental Chicago had an elegant solution to this problem: two towers with two completely different design concepts. The first wing, the […]