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Forget Spas and Bars. Hotels Tout Housekeeping to Lure Back Travelers.

Forget Spas and Bars. Hotels Tout Housekeeping to Lure Back Travelers.

Forget Spas and Bars. Hotels Tout Housekeeping to Lure Back Travelers. Forget Spas and Bars. Hotels Tout Housekeeping to Lure Back Travelers. When Beau Phillips checked into a hotel near Toledo recently, a table in front of the counter barricaded him from getting too close to the clerk, who wore a mask and stood behind a plastic window. “The key …

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Hotels Transformed New York’s Social Life. Now What?

Hotels Transformed New York’s Social Life. Now What?

Hotels Transformed New York’s Social Life. Now What? Hotels Transformed New York’s Social Life. Now What? The hotel first opened on Sept. 10, 2001, and catered to the Hamptons Magazine/Ocean Drive set. “Impeccable timing,” he said. But after the disaster that followed, the enemy was clear, the devastation finite. Capitalism became a cause, with elected leaders imploring people in 2001 …

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Hotels vs. Airbnb: Has Covid-19 Disrupted the Disrupter?

Hotels vs. Airbnb: Has Covid-19 Disrupted the Disrupter?

Hotels vs. Airbnb: Has Covid-19 Disrupted the Disrupter? Hotels vs. Airbnb: Has Covid-19 Disrupted the Disrupter? Airbnb, born in 2008, famously disrupted the hotel industry. It stole market share, put pressure on hotel rates, inspired the creation of affordable brands and saw hotels across the spectrum create restaurants, bars and lobbies that channeled the local vibe. Airbnb’s recent layoff of …

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Airlines and Hotels Reach Out to Their Top Spenders

Airlines and Hotels Reach Out to Their Top Spenders

Airlines and Hotels Reach Out to Their Top Spenders Airlines and Hotels Reach Out to Their Top Spenders Let’s just say that no one is likely to earn airline or hotel elite status this year, not with travel dropping to near nothing and no resumption in sight. But major airlines and hotels don’t want to lose their highest-spending customers. So …

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Coronavirus: Trump won’t rule out accepting government aid for his own hotels

Coronavirus: Trump won't rule out accepting government aid for his own hotels

Donald Trump has said “I don’t know” when asked whether he would accept government financial help for any of his family businesses affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Asked at a White House briefing on the pandemic on Saturday afternoon, the president said: “I don’t know. I just don’t know what the government assistance would be for what I have. I …

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Hotels Open as ‘Comforting Refuge’ for Health Care Workers

Hotels Open as ‘Comforting Refuge’ for Health Care Workers

Days after closing for the first time in its 200-year-history, Claridge’s, the storied luxury hotel in London’s Mayfair district reopened on April 3 to 40 doctors, nurses and other National Health Service workers responding to the coronavirus pandemic. Claridge’s is one of many hotels around the world that shuttered to the public in recent weeks to follow rules set by …

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Empty Hotels. Idled Tour Buses. The Pandemic Is Devastating Tourism.

Empty Hotels. Idled Tour Buses. The Pandemic Is Devastating Tourism.

MEXICO CITY — There were major hurricanes, and the global financial crisis of 2008. There was 9/11, and an array of regional health scares, from SARS to Zika. But during the decades that he’s been involved in the tourism business in the Caribbean island nation of Sint Maarten, Emil Lee has never seen anything remotely like the impact of the …

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