In Vino Veritas Part XXIX: Champagne!

In Vino Veritas Part XXIX: Champagne!

Once you pop, the fun don’t stop! That’s the marketing slogan for champagne, am I right? In any case, with it being December with holiday gatherings and New Years parties galore, it’s the best time of the year to discuss this classic celebratory drink. I previously talked about Moscato D’Asti sparkling wines usurping the popularity(…)

Visit a Hotel School and Reinvigoriate Your Passion for Hospitality

Visit a Hotel School and Reinvigoriate Your Passion for Hospitality

Attending this year’s Cornell Hospitality Research Summit and listening to a plethora of hotel ‘intelligentsia’ speak on various topics was very inspirational. As a think tank on the industry at large, there was much learning to be had and I’d recommend the conference to anyone looking for a worthwhile networking event or to catch up(…)

Hotel Llama Now Available!

Hotel Llama Now Available!

Arriving just in time for the holidays, we are proud to announce that Larry’s third book on hospitality is now available for purchase! Entitled Hotel Llama, this anthology text covers the latest topics and issues facing the hotel industry, giving managers the knowledge they need to thrive in these ever-changing times. After reading this book,(…)

Specific Tips to Attract Travelers from China

Specific Tips to Attract Travelers from China

To many in the Western World, cracking the Chinese travel market is a frustrating enigma. There are over a billion souls living in this over-six-thousand-years-old nation with a voraciously widening middle class, and yet a combination of language, cultural and governmental barriers intimidate us away from launching full-fledged awareness campaigns in this market. But this(…)

Experiential Marketing for Hotels

Experiential Marketing for Hotels

The world of hotel marketing is changing. Internet sites, OTAs, social media and other new channels hold the limelight while print advertising, radio, rack brochures and other 20th century staples fall out of practices. In these ever-evolving times, however, it would be folly to abandon the old ways entirely. Instead, an integrated approach works best(…)

Happy Black Friday

Happy Black Friday

Happy Black Friday (and Thanksgiving) everyone! I hope by now you’ve all had your fill of turkey, pumpkin pie and football…maybe even a little midnight rush to the mall to wade through the hordes of shoppers for those mega-deals. Now that the actual day is upon us, it’s all hands on deck – developers testing(…)

In Vino Veritas XXVII: Piedmont Power

In Vino Veritas XXVII: Piedmont Power

For those of you who haven’t visited Italy yet, fake an injury and hop on the next flight out. Well, maybe don’t go that far, but, as an Italophile, I purport that the country should definitely be on your bucket list. The beauty of Italy lies with its vast depth of history and culture as(…)

10 Pet Peeves of Hotel Fitness Centers

10 Pet Peeves of Hotel Fitness Centers

With the desire for healthy eating, exercise and all-round wellness on the rise, creating an environment conducive for guests at your hotel’s fitness facilities is paramount. As a road warrior, staying at some 35+ different properties annually, I’ve had the opportunity to experience a wide variety of these amenities. I don’t contend to be an(…)

Larry Judges the Copper Skillet

Larry Judges the Copper Skillet

This past Friday, November 21, Larry Mogelonsky was asked to judge the annual Copper Skillet competition for the International Association of Conference Centres (IACC) at the BMO Institute for Learning in the northern end of Toronto. Sponsored by Maison LeGrand, the food competition was amongst five acclaimed Canadian chefs who each had to prepare a(…)

Reservationists Are Unsung Hospitality Heroes

Reservationists Are Unsung Hospitality Heroes

Sometimes we forget the power of a real, live, human salesperson. Jodi Tower, a senior reservation sales agent for FRHI Hotels & Resorts, dishes on her job at the Global Reservation Center. With so much attention on digital sales channels, we sometimes forget the power of a good salesperson, specifically a reservationist. In an attempt(…)

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