Innovative lifestyle hotels

post by : arnaud.kolly1



Nowadays, hotel industry is constantly changing in order to adapt to costumers’ new needs, including connectivity, sharing and design. These are some examples of a lifestyle hotel of tomorrow, according to two hotel groups.

 

The first of these groups is Marriott. In 2016, they have renovated their Marriott Charlotte City Center and called it the M Beta. They have invested 16 million $ to renew the design of their rooms and add technological tools. For example, the TVs can easily be connected to the guest’s Netflix or Hulu account, and the room service can be ordered from a tablet. They also have equipped the hotel with 19 “like” buttons spread in different parts of the hotel, so that guests can press it when they are satisfied of the service or the facility related. Finally, they have created some “Stay Well” rooms, in order to keep guests healthy and relaxed. These rooms include aromatherapy machines, chlorine-neutralizing shower heads, lights that adjust to the sun's natural movements, and allergen-free bedding.

 

Another group, Aparthotel Adagio, has launched a project called “Stories” in Paris-Bercy. The goal of this project is to create an interaction between guests and residents, creating a sort of community. New installations and animations have been specially created and experimented by the community. These included a kitchen to share, a grocery, cooking and sport lessons, table football tournament, wine tasting, dinner at the resident’s place, bike rides, Segway, and an app to learn to know better the city. In the end, the most successful services and activities will be deployed to the entire network.

 

To summarize, hotel industry has to constantly adapt to new trends and Generation Y’s needs and wants, in order to stay competitive and successful.

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Veganer Tourismus

post by : Olivia.kratting



Im Gegensatz zu einem Vegetarier verzichtet ein Veganer nicht nur auf Fleisch sondern auch auf Lebensmittel mit tierischem Ursprung. Immer mehr Schweizer entscheiden sich für ein veganes Leben, sei es auf Grund der Gesundheit oder aus ethischen Gründen. Der Tourismus geht je länger je mehr auf diesen Trend ein. Von Gourmetrestaurants über Vegan-Festival in Israel bis zu veganen Stil. Meist sind es Nischenanbieter mit ökologischem Anspruch, welche die Wünsche von veganen Reisenden am besten erfüllen können und sich auf den Trend eingestellt haben. Am 25. September 2017 wird die erste Kreuzfahrt im veganen Stil in London starten und führt die Passagiere zu norwegischen Fjorden.

An Angeboten fehlt es nicht, das grössere Problem ist das allgemeine Verständnis für veganes Leben. Ausserdem gelten einige Länder als unkooperativ oder fälschen die Informationen betreffend Restaurants und Zutaten. Zudem is(s)t der Osten sehr fleischlastig und hat dementsprechend wenig zu bieten für vegane Touristen. 

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