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Can Japan’s hotels keep up with soaring demand?

Image credit: Shutterstock Tourism is booming like never before in the Land of the Rising Sun as visitors flock from across Asia and further afield. While rising numbers are in line with government plans to welcome 60 million tourists by 2030 to help offset struggling areas of the Japanese economy, the hotel industry faces in own challenges in keeping up with growing demand for rooms. Last year, hotel construction starts doubled to 1.96 million square metres, reaching an 18 year high. Major hotel operators are rushing to open before the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 – Marriott leads the pack with


How Paris takes luxury hotels to a new level

Image credit: Shutterstock When the rich and famous head to Paris, there are a select few addresses that their chauffeur-driven cars whisk them to. These are the Palace hotels, the crème de la crème of its luxury hotels scene, which used to be seven and but are soon to be fourteen. “The Paris palaces have history, heritage, beautiful buildings and they cannot be replicated,” says Gwenola Donet, JLL’s head of Hotels and Hospitality in France. “They’re a key reason why Paris will remain one of the three gateway cities in the world for the top hotels, along with London and


Women ‘missing out’ on UK hospitality boom

Women hold fewer managerial roles and work fewer hours than men in hospitality, meaning they are ‘missing out’ on excelling in the sector, new data suggests. An analysis of the last five years of employment data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS), including new data from the past 12 months, by luxury hospitality recruiter The Change Group shows a shift in how women are working in hospitality, albeit mostly part time and at a more junior level. The figures showed there has been significant growth in the number of female chefs, up 34% in the last 12 months. This


Download: The 2018 Guide to Great Hotel Website Design

In our last article, Milestone discussed one of the most important assets a company has – their website. The focus of many of our digital marketing activities are this key asset. If you’re thinking of refreshing your website or overhauling it altogether in 2018, we thought it might be helpful to have a checklist. There are many, many tasks to track when working on a website. This is not that kind of check list. This is a high level checklist to help you think about the what you need to have a high converting website: Do you have schemas to


Why hotels are getting serious about relaxation and wellbeing

Image credit: Shutterstock With physical and mental wellbeing a top priority for growing numbers of people, many don’t like to leave their healthy habits at home when they travel. It’s not just a case of a quick manicure or massage; today’s business and leisure travelers increasingly expect the types of treatments they’re used to at home when they’re on the move whether it’s a consultation with a sleep doctor, Vitamin C-infused showers or a personal training session. As such, hotels across the world are revamping their fitness and spa operations beyond conventional gyms, saunas and steam rooms to give affluent


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