The tourism industry is as strong as ever, and with that comes fresh and original hotel concepts opening up around the world. Travelers are seeking authentic and lively vacation experiences and the hotel industry is certainly rising to the occasion to meet their needs.
Now more than ever is an exciting time to pursue a career in hotel management because a new era of hotels are opening up that are offering far from boring guest experiences. If you’re interested in enrolling in tourism studies, read on to learn more about a few new hotels that break the traditional mold.
The Old No. 77 Hotel and Chandlery: Artsy and Dog-Friendly Hospitality
Located four blocks from the French Quarter in New Orleans, the Old No.77 Hotel and Chandlery opened back in April. Located in the heart of the Warehouse Arts District, the building was originally a Warehouse that opened in 1854.
The hotel boasts a mix of sophisticated modern design and rustic original details like exposed brick walls and hardwood flooring. If you’re thinking of pursuing a hotel management diploma and are also a dog lover, this hotel would be the right workplace for you!
Not only are they dog-friendly by supplying toys, treats and food bowls – they also offer a “Spiritual Pet Menu”. This menu includes books on pet psychology and massage, and the hotel can even recommend a pet psychic!
LEGOLAND Florida Resort Makes Resort Management Fun!
Hospitality and hotel training puts you on course for an exciting career—just think of how much fun your job would be working at a 152 room hotel where everything’s Lego themed! This hotel/resort located in Winter Haven, Florida is next to the Legoland theme park there, and offers guests a stay in a choice of themed rooms: Pirate, Kingdom, Adventure or Lego Friends.
The hotel opened in early May, and rooms feature Lego sculptures, Lego artwork and there’s even a Lego pit in the lobby! The hotel also features two restaurants and a giant dragon made of Lego that spits water and interacts with guests. Working in a fun-filled environment like this would make providing exemplary customer service one of the easiest parts of your job!
Linkwasha Camp Provides Hospitality on a Wildlife Reserve
This month also sees the opening of a new hotel by luxury ecotourism company Wilderness Safaris. The hotel is called Linkswana Camp and is located in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park.
A career in hotel management takes on a whole new meaning when from your workplace, you can witness stunning African wildlife each and every day. This luxurious camp features seven suite-tents for two as well as a family-sized tent, and is set-up near a watering hole where there are regular sightings of elephants, giraffes, lions, buffalo and more. The camp also offers guests an elevated deck where they can sleep out in the open under the stars.
What are some other new and unique hotel concepts that appeal to you?