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GIOHIS 21 – Optimism, Deals and the Evolution of Multi-Use Space

I was delighted to moderate a panel discussion at the GIOHIS conference in the UAE last month on the evolution of the multi-use space in hotels. Not only did my knowledgeable group of panellists impart their wisdom on the topics under discussion, but I had the opportunity to travel to Dubai for the first time […]

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US Hospitality: Emerging from the Pandemic – Investing in Service

While the future of the pandemic is by no means certain with more variants and more waves, the US hospitality industry has certainly learned how to keep operating as demand continues to strengthen and travellers feel more increasingly resilient and, in many cases, just tired of not travelling. In most markets, average rates are strong […]

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ESG in hotel investment and finance – is it now time to walk the walk? 

On Thursday 4 November 14:00 GMT Hosted by Boutique Hotel News editor, Eloise Hanson. Katrina Craig is joined on the panel by Siobhan Cross, partner at Pinsent Masons and Robert Adamczyk, Senior Sustainability Advisor at the EBRD. The panel will be exploring how to plan for reform and meet the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) demands of lenders, […]

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The Road to Hell…

The road to hell…is paved with good intentions! Your CEO has announced the group’s embarkation on a voyage of “sustainable hotel operations”, effective immediately. How does this corporate aspiration translate into action at ground level in the operations? How does this lofty good intention not end up as an exercise in greenwashing? An honest, sincere […]

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Three Observations on Sustainability in the Design Process

There has been significant coverage on green initiatives within the building industry recently. BREEAM, LEED, Green Globe and Green Engage spring to mind when one thinks of sustainability in the design and construction process. In this article, Jo Payne, one of our architectural technical services members, focuses on what sustainability actually means, and relates it […]

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“Technology and agility – a key for post-COVID recovery”

The following article has been kindly shared by our strategic partner, Global Hospitality Partners The global COVID-19 pandemic has thankfully dissipated in many locations and with the steady progress of mass vaccinations which has enabled the reopening of borders and the easing of travel restrictions, businesses and individuals are now regaining confidence to start travelling […]

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“Wellbeing is the New Raison-d’Etre in Hospitality Real Estate”

The following article has been kindly shared by our strategic partner, Lifestyle Capital Partners The post-pandemic landscape in hospitality real estate has overwhelmingly accelerated towards wellbeing. From the consumer mindset on a macro-level, wellbeing is prioritising the safety and “care-cocooning” for every member of the inter-generational family of holidaymakers. On a micro-level, wellbeing is emphasising, […]

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“Hospitality Staffing – a Crisis or an Opportunity?” by Rosie Hobbs

Hospitality vacancies rocket According to Personnel Today, a magazine for HR Professionals in the UK, there are 18,000 hospitality vacancies going into the Summer-season in the UK. Those vacancies have arisen largely from Brexit where European nationals have been unable to return to the UK for seasonal work, and hotel lockdowns, where workers have found […]

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A Message from Katrina Craig, CEO

  July 2021 After a tough start to 2021, I am very encouraged to see some green shoots of recovery in our industry both here in Europe, and around the globe. As the vaccination programme enables us to begin to resume face-to-face meetings and for international conferences to once again welcome travellers, I have no […]

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Gaby Gambina qualifies as an Ayurveda Coach

We are pleased to share that our consultant, Gaby Gambina, has recently qualified as an Ayurveda coach! Ayurveda, or ayurvedic medicine, is a healthy-lifestyle system that people in India have used for more than 5000 years.  Ayurveda emphasises good health and prevention and treatment of illness through lifestyle practices and the use of herbal remedies. […]

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“Why Greening Your Hotel is Now a Necessity” by Ranjit Gunewardane

Ranjit Gunewardane of our US team, and our design and technical services expert, has written this excellent and timely piece on “Why Greening Your Hotel is Now a Necessity” for Hotel Executive’s latest online Newsletter:       “Climate change is a rapidly escalating emergency and hoteliers have much hard work to do in order […]

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Stakeholder Services, by Alex Mavridis

In these difficult times hotel performance has been under more pressure than ever before, as hotels struggle to comply with lender covenants, commitments to landlords, meeting brand standards, and  investor expectations.   Hotel Solutions Partnership offers a proven and efficient review process to assess all facets of the hotel and make informed decisions on options […]

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Hospitality Anew – helping hotels re-open safely

Hotel Solutions Partnership are delighted to announce the launch of our brand new program for hotels and hospitality services re-opening post Covid-19, entitled Hospitality Anew.  If you are a hotel preparing to reopen, or have already opened but are encountering challenges / would like to identify further ways to improve your guest service offerings, Hospitality Anew […]

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