Hospitality, with its wide reach and high level of connectivity, is among the industries most susceptible to cyberattacks, according to several analytical sources. The immense volumes of money and sensitive information flowing through the business also invite hackers, observers note.
Hotels in Washington, D.C., suffered an 88.8% drop in profit per room in January, the heaviest month of the 35-day partial federal government shutdown, HotStats reports. With widespread cancellation of events and closures of attractions, such as museums, revenue also fell across all categories.
Independent hotels are joining the trend toward co-working accommodations, both informally and with designated space. "I don't know if you'll see boutique brands labeling their spaces as 'co-working areas,' but you can already see how hospitality design in independent projects is shifting to bring people out of their rooms and into common areas," said Javier Egipciaco, Arlo Hotels' senior vice president and managing director.
The Trivial Pursuit Hotel near Moscow determines both bookings and the quality of accommodations by performance of customers on quizzes. Hasbro and the Leo Burnett Moscow ad agency are behind the venture, which will operate May 20-June 14.
Guests can raise glass garage-style doors to welcome the outdoors in 20 rooms of the Source Hotel in Denver. Those seeking more sunshine and fresh air can take in the hotel's rooftop restaurant and hot and cold pools.
The Fern Tree Spa at Jamaica's Half Moon resort covers 68,400 square feet, making it the largest in the Caribbean. Treatments also are available at an overwater bungalow.
Luxury hotels Savoy Palace Madeira in Portugal, Domes Noruz Chania and Sani Dunes in Greece and Parklane in Cyprus have won the recommendation of the British Airways holidays guide. The Savoy Palace Madeira is slated to open this summer and include hydrotherapy pools at its spa.
With diverse backgrounds and a strong commitment to fixing the food system, these 25 individuals are the names to watch this year, according to Food Tank. Among them are Solar Foods' Pasi Vainikka, Agrilyst's Allison Kopf, Future Food Institute's Chiara Cecchini and Copia's Komal Ahmad.
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