Preparing for Increasing Wellness Demand Amid Layers of Global Turmoil

This article highlights preparing for increasing hospitality wellness demand. As global news and media cycles spin with updates related to Covid-19, strategies for reopening and widespread cries for social justice reform. This article examines cycles of grief, critical investment strategies, and wellness propositions associated with immediate and long-term demand. The massive convergence of social, financial, […]

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“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”

~Albert Einstein

Overtourism and Third Tier Market Growth

Major cities are predictably equipped to manage large scale volume, occupancy and growth. Whereas, smaller communities are often challenged with rapid growth resulting in an abrupt strain on the local city and infrastructure. The term overtourism was coined in 2012, however it didn’t become widely used until 2017. In recent years, it has become an […]

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Rising Capex, Development and Wellness Construction

Over the last decade, the spa and wellness sector has faced tremendous growth in the hospitality industry. This evolution has significantly evolved over the last few years. Many hotels and resorts have found it increasingly necessary to adopt new performance models, renovate existing structures, and greatly enhance their food and beverage programs. This has also […]

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“Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.”

~ Lao Tzu

How Hotels Can Compete in the Airbnb Landscape

Airbnb came on the scene in 2008, amidst corporate scandal, economic downturn and instability. Initially people were skeptical, but Airbnb has gained remarkable momentum building its platform with transparency and trust, at a time people were greatly seeking both. In the early years, Airbnb’s inclusive and diverse model provided low-cost travel options with uncommon flexibility, […]

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Wellness and Hospitality Resilience in Economic Uncertainty

Lessons from 2008 The global impact of the Great Recession between 2007-2008 was extensive and significantly touched the lives of millions of people. In the hospitality industry, customary modes to manage the toll of the recession were often layoffs, budgetary cutbacks and business closures. We witnessed a widespread halt in spending, a slowdown in new development and […]

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“The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old but on building the new.”

~ Socrates

Identifying Challenges and Risks that Create Gaps in the Hotel Spa

When it comes to creating program success, identifying impending challenges can be one of the most efficient ways to eradicate gaps in performance and profitability. Some of the most common challenges stem from disjointed department overlays, noncompliance with industry benchmarks and lack of employee training. These areas can either create ripples of proficiency or dilute […]

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Mitigating Spa and Wellness Investment Risks

Spa and Wellness program structures fall into a wide range of performance categories and operating models. For hotels, there are multiple applications that include combinations of relaxation, well-being and treatment-based sessions. While some of the newest and popular trends include features centered on health and lifestyle; there are often wide gaps between drive, delivery, and […]

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