Speed is King with Mobile Websites

Speed is King with Mobile Websites

When it comes to a website’s mobile presentation, slow and steady does not win the race. You want your web pages to load as fast as possible with a fluid, oft-simple navigational flow that lets viewers easily bounce around to find exactly what they want. It’s a different behavior than someone surfing the web via(…)

Room to Brew: The Future of In-Room Coffee

Room to Brew: The Future of In-Room Coffee

My morning coffee is a perpetual delight in my life, warming my insides, prickling my nose with its soothing aroma and sparking my brain for the day ahead. It’s a simple pleasure, a momentary respite and a ritual I do not take lightly. I bet many of you are in the same boat! All subtle(…)

Is It Too Late to Fight Back Against Airbnb?

Is It Too Late to Fight Back Against Airbnb?

Despite what many have dismissed as a mere blip on the radar, Airbnb is a force to be reckoned with and we have yet to see just how widely it will impact our livelihoods. But before we discuss this disruptive company and its effects on the hospitality industry, let’s look to Uber and how it(…)

The Future of Social Media is Advertising

The Future of Social Media is Advertising

Whoever said that advertising is dead is either horribly misinformed or merely drumming up controversy as part of a self-promotions agenda. This article is a rebuttal for all those naysayers and managers who are slashing their advertising budgets in favor of newer and supposedly cheaper methods of building their businesses. The fact is that advertising(…)

A Valentine’s Postmortem

A Valentine’s Postmortem

Come Monday morning, the aura of a hopefully bountiful Valentine’s Day will have passed and, with a pound of chocolate-covered strawberries still lodged in your small intestine, it will be time to assess your successes and your shortcomings for this holiday boon. Importantly, such evaluations should be rather illuminating; they will be quite handy when(…)

In Vino Veritas XXXI: Wine and Chocolate Pairings

In Vino Veritas XXXI: Wine and Chocolate Pairings

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, let’s explore one more elegant way to satisfy your guests for this upcoming weekend. We all know that chocolate is a highly romantic food (it’s an aphrodisiac after all) and, of course, wine goes with just about any meal, so why not bring the two together? While you(…)

Eight Tips To Improve Your Fitness Facilities

Eight Tips To Improve Your Fitness Facilities

Wellness is all the rage these days, and that isn’t bound to change anytime in the next decade. We are increasingly becoming a health-conscious society and, with comfortable guestrooms, spas, restaurants and fitness facilities, hotels are primed to capitalize on this movement. It’s the latter of these operations that is the focus here. Spas and(…)

Quick Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Quick Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Now that it’s February, many of us are in high gear as we motor towards the finish line which is the 14th of this month. Normally, the planning for Valentine’s Day is either the first marketing activity of the New Year or the foundation is laid sometime in the fourth quarter. If you are just(…)

The Power of London at The Savoy Hotel

The Power of London at The Savoy Hotel

When one thinks of The Savoy in London, one recalls that of high tea, formality and maybe even an episode of Masterpiece Theatre’s famous series, Downton Abbey. Serving as a bastion of society and refinement for 125 years, The Savoy remains a landmark of British heritage as well as world-class hospitality. Relying on the prestige(…)

Copper Skillet Competition Hones Culinary Skills

Copper Skillet Competition Hones Culinary Skills

Recently, I was asked to judge the Canadian round for this year’s Copper Skillet Competition hosted by the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC). Held at the BMO Institute for Learning (IFL) in Markham, Ontario, the contest pitted five top chefs employed by IACC against each other for the chance to represent the country in(…)

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