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FULL TILT BUZZ Democratization of Design

Category: Hotels, Posted:23 Jan 2011 | 06:00 am

Access to the hip, insider circle of design focused hotels has traditionally come with premium pricing.
Consumer brands such as IKEA with is never ending storybook dictionary of strange sounding 'Swedish descriptors' of product name and fashion's H & M. For hotels the European based ultra cool budget boutique citizenM took staid thinking out of the box.
Now Starwood upstart Aloft is leading the pack with a flurry of other like minded chain upstarts on the way. It's not exactly new, but there is scale and as Starbuck's has taught Wall Street, critical mass can mean everything.

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Manic Monday. No Rain, No Rainbows

Category: Tourism, Posted:20 Sep 2021 | 14:24 pm Rainy days and Mondays are no reason to get down. We have three new Thai Road Trip episodes from C9 Hotelworks and our friends at Delivering Asia Communications for you. Have a seat, throw the umbrella out the window and take a look now. INSIDE STORY Bill Heinecke’s Phuket Resort Home Phuket Hotel Insight – […]
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After The Sandbox – Phuket Hotels Ask What’s Next?

Category: Hotels, Posted:16 Sep 2021 | 09:37 am The resort island of Phuket’s proof of concept Sandbox advantage looks to dramatically change come October. Since the first of July island hotels have experienced considerably higher occupancy levels and much-needed revenue from international arrivals. This has been Sandbox generated, and travelers, not necessarily tourists. Bangkokians fleeing the red zone situation have also aided in […]
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Remembering Florian Hallermann

Category: Hotels, Posted:16 Sep 2021 | 08:56 am We’d like to take a moment to remember Zeavola General Manager Florian Hallermann. Florian tragically died in a hiking accident in Ko Phi Phi. He was a familiar face in Greater Phuket hospitality circles for many years and well-loved in Ko Phi Phi, which was his last posting. Looking back at the start of our […]