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ARTHUR D. GINDAP, who’s been in the hotel business for almost four decades, reckons 2020 as the worst year of his career.
A SLEW of luxury hotels opening in Thailand amid the pandemic are pinning their hopes on a government plan to lure high-spending tourists, betting those seeking five-star quarantine will help cushion the devastation wrought on the travel industry.
AFTER a very quiet spring, Julie Danziger, the managing partner of travel advisory Embark Beyond, spent the greater part of June and July booking compelling domestic alternatives for her clients, who normally favor Italian villas and Greek resorts at the end of summer. But something strange happened in August: No one was ready to go home.
As the capital of the world’s no. 1 tourist destination, Paris has no shortage of hotels for all tastes and wallets, from the dumpy dive to the pillared palace, where a single night can set you back as much as €30,000 ($35,000).
THE Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) expanded its definition of hotels allowed to resume operations but continued to limit their clientele to precious bookings, stranded persons, overseas workers observing quarantine, and health care workers.
WHILE several hotels have sent us statements regarding their operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, the rules have changed as swiftly as the statements were issued. While hotels such as The Peninsula Manila and Marco Polo assured us of their food safety procedures a few days ago, they, as most of the hotels in the National Capital Region have since been closed, or are currently closing.
TRAVELLERS International Hotel Group, Inc. (TIHGI), the owner and operator of Resorts World Manila (RWM), expects double-digit growth in gross gaming revenues (GGR) as reopens the second floor of its casino area in July, two years after a gunman shot up the casino and started a fire that killed 36 people.
MEATY TREATS and booze await your favorite guy at establishments around the city on Father’s Day, June 17.
BLUE-CHIP office tenants are migrating to Manhattan’s far west side. It’s only a matter of time before the luxury hotels follow.
AYALA Land, Inc. (ALI) said its hotel and resorts subsidiary is ending its two-decade old contract with Washington-based Marriott International Hotels for the management...
By Chadner Navarro WE’VE ALL BEEN THERE: bleary-eyed from a long flight that lands after dark, staring down an even-more-exhausting work trip ahead. You drop...