Airbnb, the online brokerage dreamed up by schoolmates Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia has apparently eclipsed Expedia’s booked room nights.
Magnuson Worldwide founder Tom Magnuson is responsible for creating the fastest-growing hotel brand of all time, with more new hotels added in the last ten years than eight of the brand’s ten biggest competitors. Here, the founder shares the most important lessons learned through starting a successful hotel chain such as Magnuson, and how these lessons can help you make the most of your own independent hotel.
Fear of growing competition has made Croatia’s hotel market prime for big hotel management and development brands intent on expansion.
America’s fastest growing hotel brand, Magnuson Hotels has announced a revenue increase in excess of 25% for the portfolio of Magnuson Grand, Magnuson Hotel and M Star for 2016 versus 2015.
Two days of the Digi.travel EMEA Conference & Expo in Athens delivered their business promise to those who attended, and to those of us presenting. Friends and colleagues, old and new, were ready to embark along their separate paths, but for us exploring the streets of Plaka, and listening to the echoes of eternity, the message was in […]
Yesterday I reported on day one of our business excursion to Athens for the Digi.travel EMEA Conference & Expo. Day two was, as was expected, all about contributing to an all-star lineup at the event organized by Travel Media Applications. Today I will attempt to recap some of the most informative sessions and speakers at […]
The first increment of a reflection on a five-day business excursion to the masterpiece, the legend, the reality of one of the oldest cities on Earth, wonderful Athens, Greece. Here’s what business is like in Greece’s capital.
The advent of new technologies has brought about a great deal of change for hospitality businesses. The trend has opened up amazing possibilities, while at the same time causing great apprehension.
The world’s largest independent hotel brand, Magnuson Hotels will introduce their 2014 brand collection at the upcoming Asian American Hotel Owners convention in Philadelphia.
Magnuson Hotels, the world’s largest independent hotel chain, has just announced Villa Medici Hotel & Restaurant having joined the group. Magnuson’s first Hungarian hotel, the four star affair in Veszprém, just outside Budapest, offers luxury hospitality, gastronomy, and spa treatments in one of Hungary’s oldest communities.
There are a lot of hotels engaged in social media, and presenting their wares online. Hilton to the smallest Mom & Pop cabins on the remotest river, everyone wants in on the digital superhighway. Today, a lone tweet sent me reeling back toward an old friend from childhood, Sheraton and Starwood Hotel’s fine Kightsbridge luxury hotel, the Sheraton Park Towers.
In online travel agency (OTA) news, the California Lodging Industry Association (CLIA) and the Independent Lodging Industry Association (ILIA) have added a thousand plus independent hotels to upstart booking platform Global Hotels Exchange (GHX). Even prior to the official launch of GHX, it appears many hotel owners and support organizations are willing to flock to the new channel.
An article on Tnooz last Friday peaked our interest, Xotels boss Patrick Landman offering up key variables in what will become the biggest online trade war ever. When Google, all the big corporate OTAs, and key independent online travel entities lock horns for a final round, a few will not be left standing.
Magnuson Hotels has announced yet another complete rebranding of the Magnuson Hotel – Port Allen in Louisiana. The world’s largest independent hotel group, Magnuson hopes to improve the regional and national positioning of this 48 room accommodation on the outskirts of Baton Rouge.
In news from PRWeb London, via Digital Journal, Thomas Magnuson’s Global Hotel Exchange (GHX) announced today thousands of hotels adopting the not even released new online travel agency (OTA).