31. August 2016 · Comments Off on International Hotel Chain Plans To Open New Jamaica Hotels In 2012 · Categories: hotel · Tags: , , ,

During the Caribbean Marketplace event hosted by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) in the Bahamas, leading international hotel chain Choice Hotels International announced plans to expand its business in key Caribbean holiday destinations including Aruba, Barbados, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago and the United States Virgin Islands.

While these markets form part of Choice Hotels long term strategy, spokespeople for the group have stated that opening new Jamaica hotels in 2012 are part of the company’s more immediate plans. Bill Clegg Regional Vice President for Brand Performance and Programs of Choice Hotels International, pegged Jamaica as one of their top five target markets in 2012 in a nod to the growing popularity of Jamaica holidays. We are very keen on re-establishing our presence in Jamaica and driving more business to an already robust tourism destination within the region noted Mr Clegg.

While the Choice Hotels Group is keen to launch its economy and midscale brands to offer affordable Caribbean hotels it is now most excited at the prospect of launching its luxury brand: the Ascend Collection. Choice Hotels provides the opportunity for historic, boutique or otherwise distinctive independent Jamaica hotels to be part of the of the luxury Ascend Collection brand through its membership programme. Jose Salvador Icaza, the Caribbean Franchise Development Director for Choice Hotels International stated the following of the membership programme, Hotel members benefit from our powerful marketing and reservations systems, education and training, and are given the tools to strengthen their commitment to service excellence We’re excited about Ascend and hope to bring Jamaica online in the near future.

Choice Hotels eagerness to launch in Jamaica is part of a growing trend of hotel groups seeking to gain a foothold in the Caribbean island as it continues to prove itself as one of the leading Caribbean holiday destinations. Many people anticipate that the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games will thrust the island further into the spotlight with high hopes of another dominating performance from track and field star Usain Bolt as well as other top performing Jamaican athletes.

Tourism officials in Jamaica have acknowledged the 2012 Games as a key marketing opportunity that can lead to a substantial increase in the number of people booking holidays in Jamaica. Minister of Tourism and Entertainment Dr. Wykeham McNeill noted that the islands sports personalities would be key in building the islands tourism brand and marketing Jamaica holidays to travellers from key international source markets.

In 2009 you experienced the fever Bolt crated at the 12th IAAF World Championships in Berlin. Well its only gotten bigger because Bolt was adding to Jamaicas past Olympians and world record holders. Today the list goes on and on with Asafa Powell, Yohan Blake and Veronica Campbell-Brown, Dr Wykeham said.

30. August 2016 · Comments Off on Develop Hotel Management Strategy Map To Visualize Goals · Categories: hotel · Tags:

What is a strategy map? Is it just a nice presentation demonstrating company goals? Well, some top managers and business owners think so. In fact, this is not true as an effective strategy map shows both goals and ways to achieve these goals. Besides, some strategy maps are very difficult to understand since they contain complex terms and formulas from strategic management theory. An effective strategy map must be easy to understand even for a person without even elementary knowledge of strategic planning. Such a person should see goals and how these goals will be reached. All the rest is unnecessary. An effective strategy map and shows cause and effect ties between goals and measures. For example, if a strategy map contains just one goal of making much money and no ways to implement it this will be a useless document. At the same time, if such a strategy map demonstrates how this goal will be implemented and what needs to be done in several stages, this strategy map can be considered effective. In
this article well talk about hotel management strategy maps.

First and foremost a hotel should develop comprehensive and realistic strategy. It means that strategic goals have to be ambitious and achievable at the same time. On top of that, making a lot of money can be hardly called a strategic goal. A strategy is about future vision, and hotel industry is not an exception here. Thus, a good example of strategic goal would be gaining particular percentage of market share, improve and loyalty of existing customers and attraction of new ones, improving hotel business image and recognition throughout the world and of course increasing profits. Of an effective hotel management strategy map will show what needs to be done to achieve these goals. Balanced Scorecard is perhaps the best tool to design strategy maps that demonstrate cause and effect ties.

All financial goals can be implemented if some improvements are performed in other spheres. As known, Balanced Scorecard consists of four categories which are interrelated: financial, customer, internal business processes, learning and growth. A hotel strategy map will show cause and effect ties between all categories and key performance indicators that each category contains. For instance, in order to increase revenue (financial), it is necessary to attract new customers (customer) which is possible on lee through introduction of new services and improvement of internal procedures (internal business processes) while this is only achievable through improvement of personnel professional level (learning and growth). This simple example demonstrates cause and effect ties between Balanced Scorecard categories and key performance indicators. For example such key performance indicator as customer loyalty directly affects revenue growth since loyal and satisfied customers are more likely to stay and the same hotel again. Thus, the hotel strategy works in the long term which contributes to competitive advantage in the market. It needs saying that Balanced Scorecard will perfectly work and the hotel will improve its performance only if improvements in the four categories are achieved. This means that the hotel should be ready for changes.

28. August 2016 · Comments Off on Perth’s Best Bars – Leederville Hotel – Review · Categories: hotel · Tags:

On a Wednesday night in Perth, the Leederville’s name is blasted all over Facebook, text messages and any other form of communication Generation Y uses. It is the happening place. However, this depends on who you are. The Leederville on a Wednesday tends to attract a very young and wild crowd, this is fine if that is what you are into, but can be overwhelming and a massive eye opener to what is out there if you’re not. So I took it upon myself to investigate the people in which this place attracts on a Saturday night. They couldn’t be more different.

They are still a predominantly young crowd, but a definitely less wild one. The Leederville on a Saturday lives up to its label of a hotel, instead of crazy nightclub. The crowd is calm, I never locked eyes with someone I wish I hadn’t, which is a common occurrence on a Wednesday night and I actually enjoyed myself. Why head to Leederville on a Saturday if it is a Wednesday favourite? Drink prices. Young people can’t afford the standard drink prices, but at the Leederville the standard is abolished. The prices of shots, mixers, beers, and any served alcohol really are considerably lower.

The Leederville therefore becomes a popular place to start your night. The dress code is really relaxed, most shoes for men are excepted as long as they are closed in, and for t-shirts it is the same. Girls are welcome to wear any footwear from strappy sandals to boots.

The Leederville is basically a tent, so only so much can be done to the interior, but if your young, had a bit to drink and looking for fun this doesn’t seem to be of bother. The dance floor on entrance is above the ground level, and has what are known as the “cages” on it. The name explains it all, cages that you can climb on into and dance in. Classy, maybe not, hysterically fun sometimes, maybe so. If you are young and looking for a cheaper alternative to your usual City and Northbridge nightclubs in Perth, then the Leederville Hotel, commonly known as the “Leedy,” is a somewhat decent substitute.

28. August 2016 · Comments Off on Elegant Hotels In Barbados Close The Colony Club Hotel For Refurbishment Works · Categories: hotel · Tags: , , ,

The Colony Club hotel in St James, Barbados has just announced to future guests that it will be closing temporarily for general updating and maintenance works to be carried out throughout the entire property. The hotel, already a favourite among tourists seeking family-friendly Barbados holidays, will be closed for one month only, starting 1st September and finishing on 30th September 2012, when all renovation works are expected to be completed. The resort will be officially reopening and welcoming back guests on 1st October 2012.

During this time of closure scheduled for the end of summer 2012, the resort will be conducting general maintenance and repairment works all around the resort as well as carrying out improvements and enhancing existing infrastructure throughout the entire hotel property. The upgrades are expected to build upon Colony Club’s recent renovation works, which had focused primarily on the resort’s outdoor dining areas and will now extend to other equally important areas.

The popular family resort in Barbados had also recently added a new contemporary outdoor island lounge area, as well as giving a refreshing update of the seating area in the Laguna restaurant. For the delight of all sun-bathers and pool loungers looking forward to lazing around the pool or beach during their Barbados holidays, the Colony Club all sun-deck furniture has also been entirely replaced with a more modern and stylish design.

In addition to all this, there have also been many subtle upgrades to individual guest rooms and the reception area, while new ambiance lighting has been installed throughout the property and gardens.

The additional works to be carried out throughout September 2012 will put the Colony Club hotel among some of the most modern and recently updated Barbados hotels with the refreshing makeover expected to have a positive impact among new prospective guests and past repeat guests at the resort.

Gayle Talma, General Manager of the Colony Club said, “The temporary closure of the hotel allows us to focus on completing the upgrades as quickly as possible without disruption to our guests.”

“Our goal is to give the hotel a fresh, new modern look while retaining the classic Bajan ambiance that Colony Club is known for. We know our loyal guests will be pleased with the end result and look forward to welcoming them back to one of the Island’s best loved hotels”.

27. August 2016 · Comments Off on Amresorts Launches New Sip, Savor & See Dining Experience At Their Cancun Hotels · Categories: hotel · Tags: , ,

AMResorts, operator of some of the best luxury hotels in Cancun, have announced the launch of their latest offer the Sip, Savor & See Dining Experience programme, due to kick off in August 2012. Under the new Sip, Savor & See Dining Experience travellers enjoying luxury Cancun holidays at one of AMResorts collection of hotels will also have access to the excellent dining options at other nearby sister resorts.

This is truly an offer of a lifetime and would be ideal for travellers planning their 2012 summer holidays in sunny Cancun as it provides guests with access to a wide variety of facilities in these luxury resorts. The Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun, Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun, Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun and Secrets the Vine Cancun as well as Cancun Dreams Resorts & Spas and Now Resorts & Spas in the Riviera Maya region are all a part of the vast AMResorts family of Cancun hotels.

With the UK currently facing its coldest May in 100 years many Britons are eagerly planning their summer holidays and a recent study by the Post Office Travel Money indicate that UK holidaymakers have a lot to smile about. The Post Office study shows that 2012 is a good year for UK travellers to head to some of their favourite tropical resorts with the pound providing good value for money in several sunny holiday destinations including the Cancun and the Riviera Maya.

The study also noted that UK travellers going on holidays to Cancun in 2012 could now buy 15.7 per cent more Mexican pesos than in 2012. Post Office Head of Travel Money, Andrew Brown noted, There are signs that the power of the pound is making people increasingly savvy both about their choice of destination and their spending habits

With the current economic climate favouring the already irresistible allure of a Cancun getaway, the many luxury Cancun resorts will be vying for the custom of sun worshippers this summer. This latest offer from AMResorts gives the hotel firm a real competitive edge for those looking for a luxury holiday that is also able to offer incredible value for money.

The Sip, Savor & See concept also underscores AMResorts commitment to customer service and satisfaction as they continue to think of innovative ways to ensure their guests make the most of their Cancun holiday experience.

27. August 2016 · Comments Off on Convenient Flag Hotel for a pleasant stay · Categories: hotel · Tags:

The hotels are generally numerous in general. It’s your level of finding the right one for your stay before you arrive at a place for the sake of getting entertained. You get the point shared? When you are in search of a hotel, you need to browse as much as you can, which can bring in the best resorts or the hotels as like you aspire for. Bringing the best amenities is the sole responsibility of every resort to serve their customers, the best. Before moving to a particular location, you need to search for the amenities for the search of getting the pleasant stay wherever you move around. If this is your choice of finding the best place to rest at ease and stay relaxed to wander around for having the best site seen localities, then browsing can certainly help you a lot to find the most advantageous options for you to stay comfortably.

Amenities for pleasure and convenience:

Flag hotel is a wonderful hotel that can help you in satisfying all your needs and requirements in a most satisfied manner. Amenities are mostly important for any individual to have a convenient and a comfortable stay. When you don’t search for the amenities and simply move in, then you may have to suffer a lot for sure. So, to avoid such circumstances it’s very much required to surf before you check in for a hotel. Also, the most important feature which you need to consider is the access from that particular hotel, and also the better amenities for you to have a comfortable stay. Don’t you look for the consideration in the deepest manner? This particular hotel is very much familiar for the access which they provide to their customers in an extraordinary manner. Also, the cuisine provided here is the best which makes you satisfied that quenches your taste buds. The taste of the food provided here can keep you mouth-watering simply as like you feel at your home with the blend of the cuisines that you think of.

Make satisfied-Motto of the group:

The features of the hotel can simply make you feel awesome for the manner they serve for your needs and requirements. Needs and requirements of the customer are treated in a well manner which is the plus or the strength of this particular hotel. This hotel has the good number of ratings which is been accredited by maximum number of customers for the excellent service that cater to the needs rightly. When you choose for the exact hotel for all your requirements to turn catered, and then you may turn satisfactory, don’t you? Certainly, this hotel can serve for the better amenities in order to satisfy every aspect that a customer looks for. Cleanliness, better amenities like Wi-Fi, internet facility, and all other amenities that can turn any customer completely satisfied for receiving the justice for what he pay for. Hotel is the most interesting place where you can ease yourself with all sorts of the amenities making you feel at home even when you stay apart from home.

27. August 2016 · Comments Off on Looking To Buy Hotel Rooms Here’s What You Need To Know · Categories: hotel · Tags: ,

It might sound like an odd concept but for investors keen to benefit from both lucrative returns and a stunning holiday home, buying hotel rooms is becoming an increasingly attractive option. Which of course begs the question, how exactly do you buy hotel rooms in the first place?

Let’s start at the beginning. Experienced hotel developers, both domestically and abroad, have traditionally used bank and private investor finance to fund the development of major high-end developments. Many of these developers now allow private investors to buy hotel rooms within these upmarket developments in much the same way you might buy any other property.

As an investor you benefit from the capital appreciation in the same way as if you were buying a traditional property but with two added benefits. Firstly, buying a hotel room is essentially a buy to let investment – but without the need for you to find tenants or to manage ongoing requirements. As the hotel attracts guests you earn a percentage of the room rate – covering your mortgage costs and potentially delivering a healthy profit on top.

The suites in the hotel are pooled so that you’re not reliant on your individual hotel room being rented but rather share in the overall success of the hotel. Being able to offset your individual exposure in this way is, for many, what makes buy to let hotel rooms such an attractive investment when compared to the risks inherent in buying an individual property to let.

Secondly, as an investor you’ll also have the personal use of your suite for a fixed number of days throughout the year. In short, that means you’ll have a high-end holiday home to enjoy for up to 8 weeks a year and you won’t have to worry about who is looking after it while you’re not there. For those investors that don’t require personal use, buy to let hotel rooms are even ideal for purchase via SIPPs or other personal pension investments – giving them tax free capital growth and earnings.

Having said that, the most obvious attraction to investors considering who want to buy hotel rooms is that the developer and management company who run and staff the hotel are responsible for ensuring that the hotel rooms are full and the properties are maintained to the highest standard.

That entails everything from delivering a high-end finish to marketing the resort and managing the property to providing a first class customer experience. The in-built management of the hotel makes buying a hotel room an ideal opportunity for the more ‘hands off’ investor more interested in capital growth and high yields than fixing broken toilets or placing ‘to let’ ads in the local paper.

Of course in both property and travel, location is everything. So, the first job when considering buying a hotel room is to find somewhere that will attract a steady stream of visitors. Opting for a more established tourist destination is often the safest bet. Somewhat unsurprisingly consistently popular places like Spain, Portugal and Dubai provide the best mix of solid tourist numbers and high-end developments that fit buy to let hotel rooms.

When considering the development itself, it’s worth viewing it as both investment and holiday destination. Is it a place that you would enjoy yourself? Does it offer the features that will attract guests? What standard will the accommodation be?

Similarly, the quality and track record of both developer and management team that will run the hotel must be first class. One of the biggest attractions to investors is in knowing that an experienced team is running the show. Experienced operators will have access to thousands of travel agents and potential clients worldwide and a wealth of experience in managing high-end hotels.

Once you’re satisfied with the development, location and management the final step is the deal itself. Although buy to let hotel rooms can offer a potentially safer investment than going it alone, if you are going to buy hotel rooms you need to do so at the right price. Buying hotel rooms can actually amount to a relatively low cost upfront investment. In most cases when considering a buy to let hotel room the developer’s agents will have already negotiated bank finance and the developers may often agree to pay fees and costs.

Once you’ve done your homework and found a development and investment that suits you, the process of buying a hotel room is not vastly different than investing in any other buy to let property.

Overall it’s not really the ‘how to buy hotel rooms’ questions that counts – that’s the easy part – but rather the ‘why buy hotel rooms’ question that you should consider. Reduced personal exposure and the involvement of an experienced, professional management company are the factors that makes the idea of buying hotel rooms so attractive to investors in the first place.

25. August 2016 · Comments Off on What Are Necessary Precautions Foreign Travellers Followed To Book A Hotel In Delhi · Categories: hotel · Tags: , , ,

More than one lakh foreign travellers visit to Delhi in a year. People from different regions like America, Britain, Japan, Germany etc are visited to Delhi and many travel destinations of India. For them, India is one of the most favourite budget travel destinations. There was time when Delhis 5-star luxury hotels were the prime stay for most of the foreign travellers.

These days, Budget accommodation in Karol Bagh and other major areas of the Capital have grabbed the attention of foreign tourists who are wondering to make their tour cheaper and best. Various budget hotels have established in Delhi. These hotels are luring foreign travellers by offering various types of attractive accommodation packages. Foreigners who are travelling to Delhi for the first time should be careful while booking a hotel. The numbers of the hotels are increasing in the capital that offers fake accommodation deals.

To make stay comfortable it is important that foreigners keep themselves away from fake hotel deals. To get the Best accommodation in Karol Bagh, it is important that they should give priority to the hotel reputation. Instead of choosing a new hotel, they should book a room with a well-established budget hotel of Delhi like Taj Princess.

Online booking is easy. Most hotels of Delhi are associated with top travel sites of India where you can go through reviews of hotels. You get several opportunities to compare facilities of hotels and their prices. Before booking a hotel in Delhi it is good to visit the original website of the hotel to review the picture gallery and about us. If the hotel has been running for several years, featuring various facilities and catchy picture gallery, you can book a room with the hotel.

A top Budget Hotel in Karol Bagh New Delhi offers comfortable stay by providing a luxurious room featuring a king size bed, wall TV, premium bathroom, electronic safe, coffee maker and a beautiful view of the city through a balcony. There are various top quality services offered including laundry service, room service any time with just one call and arrangement a comfortable car on request to travel around the city. The best accommodation in Karol Bagh offers conference hall, banquet hall and dining hall facilities. Travellers who are coming to Delhi for business can organize business meetings at the conference hall of the hotel. Maintaining a few precautions while booking a hotel in Delhi will make your travel to the capital comfortable.

24. August 2016 · Comments Off on Factors To Consider While Selecting Girls Hostel · Categories: hotel · Tags: ,

Today the awareness of education has increased in India especially in cities like Delhi, Chennai, Chandigarh and Mumbai. These cities are the hub of popular universities where number of student’s approaches for education due to that the demand of accommodation is increasing rapidly. There are several types of accommodations would be found but hostel accommodation are in high demand because the rental values are quite affordable as compare to any other accommodations.

Probably girls feel hesitate to come out from their home towns due to the insecurity about accommodation but today fortunately there are several well furnished girls hostel in Delhi, Chennai and Chandigarh are available that is not only easy to afford but also provide best security, healthy and peaceful environment that is the reason many girls are preferring hostels for completing their higher studies and searching jobs. Today girls prefer hostel, as they become conscious about their health and want to survive the comfortable life. Even they are ready to pay some extra from their pockets if a hostel is healthy in condition.

Girls hostel in Chennai, Chandigarh and Delhi are quite affordable and also provide all sorts of amenities and give you a comfort like home. Before choosing hostel it’s necessary to check out whether the environment suites you or not. The environment should be adjustable, cool and coupled with facilities like proper bedding, hygienic food, Television, attached bathroom, Laundry and Doctor on call service etc. Well maintained Hostels are secure and comfortable for girls.

Always remember few factors before selecting hostel like Always search a hostel located in urbanized or best location of the city. Also make sure that it is near to market areas and metro stations. Watch out for each and every part of the rooms available in hostel. Don’t forget to enquiry about some expenses like electricity charges, water charges and cost of other facilities that are included with rent or not. Check out whether the meal facilities are provided to students is healthy or hygienic.

If you are in hunt of any girls hostel in Chandigarh, Chennai and Delhi there is abundant of Girls hostels accommodation are available to check out the superlative places for the girls that are safer and secure just contact the property dealers or move to free classified sites like khojle.in. Khojle.in is one of the ideal free classified sites where you can easily get the details of hostels which are near to your working place or university. So what are you waiting for? Just visit khojle.in now and get the hostel of your taste and budget.

23. August 2016 · Comments Off on Do You Prefer Hotels Near Mumbai Airport · Categories: hotel · Tags: , , ,

Most of the people come for business purpose in Mumbai. Businessmen all over the world want to have their office set up in this city which never sleeps. Yes, thats what its known for. Be it dawn or dusk, youll find places to eat some good street food. Its a major attraction in India, be it for business or leisure. Being densely crowded place, people from all over India come here in search of work or home. You wont find yourself isolated, be it any place or any part of Mumbai.

There are several hotels in Mumbai near airport. Its on you whether you prefer to stay there or somewhere else. Some love traveling and can spend hours traveling. But, on the other hand there are people who dont like traveling much. They like to get straight to the business and out. No hanging around places.

So where would you book a hotel room? Near airport or somewhere near the actual place of meeting?

Airport

If you wish to pack-up your business meetings as early as possible and head back, then hotels near airport would make a perfect choice. They are just a stone throw away and make your journey hassle free. And, you dont need to worry about anything as all the hotels in Mumbai near airport are luxurious and perfect for business meetings.

Place of meeting

Suppose you are coming to Mumbai and your place of meeting is somewhere in south Mumbai (far away from airport), would you still prefer a hotel thats nearby airport? If your meeting is slated to take numerous days, its good to book a room somewhere in south Mumbai hotel.

That was for your business trip. But, if you are coming to Mumbai on a leisure trip then there are many places which will entice you. To start with you just cant miss the Gateway of India, which was built to commemorate Queens trip to India. Then you can move on to Shree Sidhivinayak Temple which lies in Prabhadevi (Its the most visited temple in Mumbai). Then theres Bandra Bandstand, Worli Seaface, Shivaji Vastu Sanghralaya, among others.

Also on a leisure trip, lodging and accommodation wont be a trouble as there are several options to choose from. And, you can book your room through the hotel website too! You have come to explore the city, so ahead and get deep into it. There are many things that you can explore and make the best of your trip.