Los Angeles Times quoting Makarand Mody, School of Hospitality Administration “Seeing the Grand Canyon might be on your bucket list, but sleeping in an underground cavern 200 feet below the Earth’s surface confers some major bragging rights…” Expert quote: “There are many people who are perfectly happy with tried and tested accommodation … and have […]
Skift quoting Makarand Mody, School of Hospitality Administration “When it comes to appealing to Millennials — of which there are now 75.4 million in the United States alone — hotel companies are doing all they can to launch wallet-friendly, yet still-stylish accommodations that emphasize such features as co-working spaces, communal stadium seating, artisanal goods, and […]
Orlando Sentinel quoting Christopher Muller, School of Hospitality Administration “What a difference three years makes for Olive Garden, a chain once bashed in a 300-page report by an activist investor for poor food quality and being wasteful…” Expert quote: “Millennials haven’t stopped buying homes and going to sit-down restaurants; they are just doing it a […]
Skift quoting Makarand Mody, School of Hospitality Administration “BD Hotels co-founder Richard Born is very busy these days…” Expert quote: “The type of person these hotels would cater to are those that like to spend more time outside of the room itself.” View full article.
Skift Makarand Mody, School of Hospitality Administration At a time when most hotel companies are looking to increase the number of brands they have, Mumbai-based Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, which has 100 hotels worldwide, is doing just the opposite… Expert quote: “They keep closer to the core brand equity that they have.” View full article
Travel Market Report Makarand Mody, School of Hospitality Administration Millennials are tech-savvy… Expert quote: “Millennials are not a one-size-fits all group and there are various nuances in their behavior. At the very least, one needs to look at the differences between younger and older millennials.” View full article
Boston Globe (subscription required) Arun Upneja, School of Hospitality Administration Looking for a hotel room in Boston in early August for out-of-town guests?… Expert quote: “You’re used to paying variable prices for airline tickets, so why are hotels any different?” View full article
World’s Largest Hotel With 10,000 Rooms And 70 Restaurants Could Cost $3.5bn, But When Will It Open?
Forbes Tarik Dogru, School of Hospitality Administration Abraj Kudai—the $3.5-billion project expected to become the world’s biggest hotel (by room count) in Mecca, Saudi Arabia—may have trouble completing as scheduled by 2017… Expert quote: “The decision about when and how to complete the Abraj Kudai would depend on the government, and it will probably be […]
Orlando Sentinel Christopher Muller, School of Hospitality Administration These days, many Central Florida restaurant customers are being greeted by the warm glow of a screen instead of “How can we help you?”… Expert quote: “More and more people feel comfortable ordering from tablets, but restaurants wouldn’t be thinking about this if it couldn’t save on […]
New York Times (subscription required) Michael Oshins, School of Hospitality Administration The exclusive feel of domestic airline clubs has taken a hit over the last decade… Expert quote: “Airlines are flush with profits from continued low oil prices. Now is the time to reinvest in improvements. The ambience, service and amenities of the airport lounge […]