Between revenue experts and G7 retreat
The internet and IT wave has created new jobs: in revenue management. These experts have become very expensive as they offer special knowledge. Healthy competition has started between the classical distribution representatives and the new revenue strategists. Accor, Rezidor, Pandox and HMG talk about structures, two headhunters about salaries.
Patrick Fitzgibbon, Senior VP Development, provides a short insight into the development plans of Hilton Europe, especially the ones concerning Doubletree, and he naturally advertises the new brands Curio and Canopy.
Four weeks ago, Schloss Elmau near Garmisch-Partenkirchen opened its "Elmau Retreat": 47 new suites, a luxury spa, and a living-room lobby with a view to the Bavarian mountains. This way, Germany has received its first luxury resort within a resort. This is an overdue new standard – on an international basis, it has existed for a long time.
The retreat was already planned before the decision was made to hold the G7 summit at the hideaway in the Bavarian Alps. Dietmar Mueller-Elmau is experiencing stressful days, his colleague Dr. Jakob Edinger of the neighbouring hotel Das Kranzbach still has peace and quiet. Extensive construction measures have already torn open the valley, security measures are slowly increasing now. A visit on site.
HRS is establishing a tighter network in the US, now also through a joint venture with GDS Travelport. 25hours is flirting with a hotel in New York too – as well as at other European locations. The skiing location Saalbach-Hinterglemm is acting as a pilot region in order to be able to create the first benchmark for leisure hotels. Steigenberger expands further – a location in Munich has finally been secured. Starwood Hotels introduced its second brand for independent hotels yesterday - Tribute Portfolio. Warimpex, Grand Resort Ragaz and Ringhotels published their business figures for 2014; Dorint Hotels only published those for 2013. Immerse yourself in the details! – The full editorial …