It’s official, the hospitality industry has outdone themselves this time. Thanks to the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island resort, you can now stay in the world’s first undersea villa. Unbelievable views, luxurious service and probably a little fear can be expected with its opening in November of this year. Meet The Muraka With the resort […]
Have you ever smelled something and memories instantly flooded your mind? What about a smell that reminded you of a hotel? If yes, then you were probably exposed to scent marketing. For years, hotels have used the powerful tool of scent to keep guests coming back, and now their clever tricks have been revealed. […]
As travelers, we like to visit lots of cities. And as hotel marketers, we love to visit popular properties! On our recent trip to Chicago, we met with several esteemed hoteliers and took plenty of pictures along the way. Can you identify the hotels featured in our photos? There’s only one way to find out… […]
The hotel industry is constantly evolving, and brands like Marriott are always on the lookout for ways to stay relevant. This year, the major hotel chain has decided to branch out from hotel to home with its new homesharing pilot. What is homesharing? If you’ve heard of Airbnb or HomeAway, then you already know […]
With a new hotel opening right in our backyard, we couldn’t not take a look. So, we packed our bags and booked a night at the brand new DoubleTree Youngstown Downtown! Here are some of our takeaways after staying at the new property. The Views Located in the historic Stambaugh Building, the DoubleTree Youngstown […]
Though travel is one of our favorite pastimes here at McConnell Marketing, even the best planned trips don’t always go well. Here are our favorite… and craziest travel stories.
This week, our Director of Business Development, Steve Kandray, returns from his trip to Ireland! During his stay, Steve explored the best of Ireland’s culture, including its hotels. Learn more about his experience, and the Irish hospitality scene, below. Can you name some of the hotels that you visited? Well, I stayed at B&Bs […]
When you pack for your next trip, you may want to remember your own toiletries. Why? Hundreds of hotels are no longer providing little bottles of shampoo, conditioner and soap. What’s happening to the shampoo? The Wall Street Journal reports that hundreds of hotels are getting rid of their travel-sized, free bottles of shampoo, […]
Today, our hospitality specialists are put to the test with industry-related questions! Play along with Megan, Allie and Steve as they answer some pretty tough trivia. Did you get all of the answers correct? Share with us below!
Modernizing furniture, updating technology, improving bathrooms, changing signage- hotel owners are faced with MANY options when it comes to renovations. With so many areas that could be renovated, which ones are prioritized? Lately, trends have shown that hoteliers are looking to renovate publicly used spaces (lobby, workout facility, restaurants) first. Why renovate common areas? […]