- GETTING INNOVATIVE AND INTERESTING
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In 2016, many hotels have decided to drop the idea of cloches and cheese carts and turning instead for the concept of resident hotel restaurant. Hotel restaurants are becoming more interesting hosting a 50 day dining concept for instance. In Dubai, Enigma restaurant in New Palazzo Versace is a place where chefs change four times a year. Similarly, East London’s Town hall Hotel has planned to host an award winning cocktail bar which is peg + patriot, with their already offer “bed and beverage”, whereby rooms are filled with homemade cocktails right from the bar.
- GO SMART
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Last year Japan showed the world the manpower of robots working in their hotel, this year hotels are looking for a smoother experience for guests. Hotel for the age of social media (created by facebook millionaire Erza Callahan) with easy check in at the bar, multi functional staff which do check ins, parks for you and delivers room service), services available through texts, Netflix/Apple TV in room, high speed Wi-Fi. Personalized tabs through which everything can be controlled from air conditioner to ordering.
- PALACE YEAR
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The trends will not be only about technological advancements but about appreciating historic hotels as well. The Paris Ritz reopening in March after being declared not suitable as Destination Palace, with a five stars plus status after undergoing intensive restoration.
- MORE BEDS FOR TRAVELERS AGED 18-35
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Big hotels are tapping the youth market through cheap price diffusion brands and having strong focus on locality, lifestyle and inside knowledge.
- HOTEL GROUP SHAKE UPS
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Marriott and Starwood merger create world’s largest hotel company with 1.1 million hotel rooms worldwide.
- WELLNESS IS THE SECRET WAY
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Lavish spas and yoga treats are nothing new but hotels are now serious about their health offerings for instance a premium gym group has launched a hotel brand for health conscious visitors. With interiors designed and impressive buildings 60 thousand square feet gym along with indoor and outdoor pools, Manhattan and Los Angeles hotels have it all.
- APPLY CONCEPT. EVERYONE APPRECIATES IT
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Today’s world, where there are unlimited choices, hotels are standing out in which having a theme helps. In Tokyo, Japan, newly launched “Book and Bed” is the coolest 1700 strong library in which bookshelf bed is there to read into.