If AirBnB is for the well prepared, Overnight is for the opposite. Quoting directly from their App description in the iTunes store: "Overnight is for Tonight. Live on your own schedule and book same-day stays with local hosts. That's Overnight, and we're perfect for those who crave adventure and freedom in life - like you. Go explore, stay Overnight." In a nutshell - same day, overnight accommodation.
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A marathon is a long way to run, right? Try multiplying that by five, and doing it through the desert. That's what CQ Hotel's General Manager Olivier Lacoua is about to do. All in effort to raise money for New Zealand Red Cross. We thought seeing as he's doing the hard work, we better chip in and help sponsor his efforts.
Feast your eyes, and feel your wallet groan as you look upon some of the most expensive hotel suites in the world. While all of these are out of reach of all but royalty, multi-millionaires and bond villains, it's fun to dream about what a stay in one of these hotel suites would be like.
You may have seen an article we posted last week about a 150 year old dutch jail that had been turned into luxury accomodation with a quirky twist, and of course the story to go with it and tell every guest. These stories allow guests to invest themselves more deeply in having an accomodation experience, rather than just booking a bed.
According to the latest article in the NZ Herald, demand for short term accomodation in New Zealand continues to grow alongside tourism growth. Our question is, is this growth sustainable?
Tourism booms put huge amounts of pressure on accomodation supply, and when that supply is not met, it can't detract from the tourism experience and slow it's growth.
We thought this article from ehotelier.com might be worth sharing . It explores the possibilities of what 5G Mobile is capable of and how when it is eventually adopted it could effect the hotel industry in a big way, from virtual tours of hotels too the catering of guests hopes and dreams through the use of metadata.
In a world where everything can be accessed from a smartphone, convenience and speed has become an essential part of everyday life. We no longer want to call and make a reservation or go directly to the homepage of our favourite hotel. We want an app for that. Good news for everyone, the hospitality industry is keeping up. Providing immaculate customer care and efficient operation systems are just a few ways apps are revolutionising how consumers interact with their favourite hotels, restaurants and nightclubs. Here are three ways technology is disrupting the hospitality industry.
Here are some new trends emerging in the hotel hospitality industry to watch out for in 2016. The Telegraph.co.uk has put together a list of popular trends that hotels are moving towards and here we've picked some of our favourites. Moving a hotel into the future we see technology further influence every facet of hospitality from the way the hotel operates to the way that you interact with your guests.
They say you can't beat Wellington on a sunny day, fortunately this summer there has been many. The Beautiful weather has been rewarding for much of Wellington's Hospitality Industry and for some it has been the busiest they've seen. Here's an article from Stuff.co.nz with interviews from happy business owners an residents.
A hand full of our clients have made it to the list of Tripadvisor's top 25 Hotels in New Zealand. All from different locations across the country, its great to see our clients hard work in hospitality is getting them some recognition. The Art Deco Masonic Hotel, BW Ellerslie International Motor Inn, Powderhorn Chateau, Sea Spray Suites, and the Nugget Point Queenstown Hotel are all Clarity customers in the top 25 ratings.
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Tripadvisor named the top 25 hotels from around the world in its annual Travellers' Choice Hotel Awards. The luxurious Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur, in India, took out the number one place for 2016. Of the 842 reviews left on TripAdvisor.com for the property, 767 rate the palace as excellent, with only 10 giving it the lowest rating: 'terrible'.
More good news from the hotel industry as visitors can't get enough of hotel hospitality. It will be interesting to see whats to come in 2016 after enjoying a record-breaking year in 2015. Check out what the NZ Herald has to say about this.