Hotel room workout

Once upon a time, unless your hotel was equipped with a gym or swimming pool, you wouldn't necessarily expect to hear that your guests had been working on their fitness during their stay. Times have changed. Guests bring their own agenda and, for business travellers staying away from home and their respective gym memberships, they...

Arise the B&B

January saw the humble bed and breakfast hit the headlines in a big way. Fantastic though it may have been to see one English B&B topping the charts of TripAdvisor's 2017 awards, no one could have predicted that no less than five of the top guest houses in the world should just so happen to...

Ones to watch

Most hotel groups worth their salt tend to be on the lookout for new and emerging industry and consumer leisure trends. It can be difficult to know how to combat bigger shifts in terms of consumer habits, for example the hoards of holiday-makers choosing AirBNB over the conventional hotel set up. Or is it? Playing...

Hidden connection

Carey's Manor, Brockenhurst, New Forest The Cromwell Arms, Romsey Lime Wood, Lyndhurst Brend Hotels, Barnstaple Solent View, Fareham The Potters Heron, Hampshire The Bell Inn, Brook, New Forest The White Star, Southampton Metropolitan, London New Forest Hotels Group Plc, New Forest Above is a list of hotels. Various locations, various sizes, various designs, various owners,...

Secret of success

Naturally, hoteliers give some thought to what makes a hotel successful. Getting the balance right for hotel guests and investors can feel like an evermore complex task. In an industry obsessed with looking forward to predict future and emerging trends, looking backwards can sometimes be surprisingly insightful as well. The world's oldest hotel is Japan’s...

A scam too far

BBC News added their voice this week to a chorus of concern about rogue traders selling used dirty mattresses. X's article for BBC News highlights the issue of traders importing mattresses without proper safety certificates, re-covering used mattresses and repackaging below-standard mattresses to sell on to unsuspecting members of the public on their own doorsteps....

PR breakthrough

In a week where Kim Kardashian West was robbed of millions at gunpoint in a Paris hotel and Andy Murray spoke publicly of being stalked across Europe by a chamber maid, suffice to say that the European hotel industry has had better weeks. The world's press has been abuzz as details continue to emerge of...
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