Learn How An Ex-Facebook Employee Might Revolutionize Hotel Management!

A former Facebook executive is aiming to bring the social media giant’s particular brand of innovation to the hospitality industry. Ezra Callahan, who was the company’s sixth hire and owns shares worth an estimated $106 million, is one of the investors behind an innovative 32-room hotel opening this winter in the fashionable Uptown Design District […]

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Check out How One Hotel Brand is Bringing Shopping to Its Guest Rooms

What do the Virgin Group and the clothing chain Gap have in common? Most people would assume nothing—until now. The Virgin Group’s founder Richard Branson (who’s also the founder of Virgin Mobile, Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Radio) recently announced that his latest endeavour; Virgin Hotels, will be partnering with Gap to offer hotel guests instant […]

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Have You Noticed Any of These Hotel Industry Trends Yet?

The hospitality industry is constantly undergoing modifications. This is because demographics are always changing and the needs of hotel guests are constantly evolving. As a result, it’s important for hotels and hospitality professionals to keep up with the latest trends. While hotels are known for being frivolous, many of today’s trends are aimed towards conserving […]

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What Hospitality Professionals Know About the Psychology Behind Hotel Room Design

Most travellers do not think twice about the layout of their hotel rooms. In fact, many believe that hotel rooms are merely designed to be aesthetically pleasing and somewhat comfortable. However, hospitality professionals know that designing a hotel room goes far beyond just looks and comfort. In fact, there is actually much more research and […]

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How Hotels Decide on Room Rates

You’re planning a trip with some friends during the holidays this year—which are approaching faster than one might expect—and you’ve already begun looking into hotel pricing. You’ve decided it’s best to book a hotel room in advance, because this isn’t your first time scheduling activities during the holidays, and you know that once the winter […]

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Why Top Businesses Recruit Hospitality Grads

When it comes to post-secondary education, there’s always been a divide between academic degrees and vocational training. Some students believe a conventional four-year program will better position them for a prestigious position down the road. Others stand by the value of shorter-term practical training that offers graduates more market ready skills. Advocates of longer degree […]

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Vancouver Likes to Share: Peer-to-Peer Services on the Rise

According to the Canadian Tourism Commission, trends in travel and tourism are being shaped by a growing interest in the sharing economy. And Vancouver is at the forefront of this trend, facilitating the sharing of a multitude of services including builder’s tools and pop-up libraries, apartments for short-term rental, and collaborative rideshares. Appealing to tourists […]

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