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Views on lifestyle, wellness and travel by our travel writers whom travel frequently throughout the world on assignments for the major travel magazines. In combination with health & spas at hotels and resort which have become an important feature for a growing number of today's travellers.
Defining Today’s Boutique HotelHotels, inns, bed and breakfasts, hostels, Airbnb—travelers now have endless lodging options to choose from when visiting their favorite cities around the world, and while boutique hotels are at their essence unique, they do share cer... Where Are The Cool Resort Brands in Asia?The industry has caught on the new type of millennial consumers a few years, creating all sorts of flashpacker accommodation (think Generator), hyper-efficient hotels with an activated social space (like Citizen M) and various attempts to i... China—Uncovering the Wealth in WellnessChina’s outbound travel will have the biggest impact on the global wellness market, wanderlust among Chinese consumers will dominate and reshape global tourism with its explosive growth and unique consumption habits The Rise of Artisan FurnitureBoutique and other premium hotels are finding that nothing says luxury, local and sustainable better than custom-designed, hand-made furniture Hyatt is Upping the Ante on WellnessBusiness is good in the wellness industry: A 2018 report by the Global Wellness Institute says that more than half (AUD $6 trillion) of all global health expenditures are in wellness these days, and that the industry as a whole comprises mo... Too Much Transparency?Open-room plans featuring see-through bathrooms are not for everyone, but that has not kept leading luxury and boutique hotels from using them to create striking designs that offer an edgy version of what many guests have grown accustomed t... Just Back from Siem Reap, CambodiaAs a gateway to the ruins of Angkor, Siem Reap is a city full of history and beautifully preserved stone temples, Siem Reap boasts colonial and Chinese-style architecture in the Old French Quarter and around the Old Market 10 Ways to Wow Newlyweds at Your HotelExclusive Feature: In order for a wedding to be a success, many moving parts all have to align: Caterers have to be on time and ready to cook, guests need to show up before the ceremony begins, the bride and groom have to get ready and reme... How Serviced Apartments Found Their MojoOne of my favorite spaces in the accommodation space today is serviced apartments and irrespective of your thoughts on Christianity or evolution, there is one thing that most cultural camps can agree on: Caves were amongst the earliest acco... Why Hotel Bathroom Design is a Big DealBack in 2017, Cornell University did a study on reviews written by hotel guests: Researchers wanted to locate the pressure points – the key factors that cause guests to write the kind of reviews they do and not surprisingly, comfort c... Why the Boutique Hotel Sector Is BoomingHotel guests are have made it clear: Whether traveling to New York City or Durham, NC, they value individuality and personality over uniformity and they are willing to pay a premium to get it The Nature Economy is BoomingHotels and spas are taking advantage of their often intrinsically beautiful locations to offer more outdoor programming and marketing it to their guests more creatively and there is a real desire to connect guests to natural surroundings, a... Hotel Spas: Not Just For Resorts AnymoreAs the main source of hotel revenue is plateauing, hoteliers are looking up and down their operating statements to find alternative sources of income and according to the December 2018 edition of CBRE’s Hotel Horizons®, the annual... Africa: We Will Become a Wellness DestinationTravelers have long visited Africa to see its wildlife and other natural glories, but as the continent sees a surge in international visitors, some are coming for another local specialty – Ubuntu – or African wellness How to Plan a Vacation, as Told by Millennials Exclusive Feature: Vacations are a luxury, even when they're just a quick weekend trip to the next town over, the main obstacle that keeps people from going on vacation is money, which is something millennials find themselves struggling to ... Arab World Tourism – The Golden Years Are ComingRevolutions, terror attacks and political turmoil have taken their toll on North Africa and Middle East tourism since the so-called Arab Spring in 2011, but over the past two years, the region is seeing a rebound, officials from the region ... A Beginner's Guide to Investing in WhiskyThinking of starting a whisky collection, whether for passion, investment or a bit of both? The Wealth Report brings together leading industry experts to help get you started Luxury Hotel Guests Get CasualGuests are just as likely to be wearing Adidas and Lululemon as custom-tailored evening wear when they check in to finer establishments and its changed how we design boutique hotels How France’s Mountain Hotel Industry is Exploring New RoutesMany of the hotels nestled among the French Alps are at a turning point and previously the preserve of local families, the hotel industry across the region is undergoing a transformation as properties change hands or owners decide to renova... Minimizing Risk for Pregnant TravelersPregnant travelers face numerous considerations that most travelers do not need to bear in mind, however, with planning and preparation, pregnant women can safely travel to most locations Coworking Hotels: A Productive Combination?As millennial tastes have risen to prominence in the hospitality world, scores of hotels have made overtures to new ways of working: Stagnant lobby areas have been reinvented as vibrant laptop-friendly areas, crypt-like business centres hav... Eight Wellness Trends for 2019Experts predict the future: from the rise of a 'dying well' movement and wellness remaking the fashion industry to 'meditation going plural' and scent playing a more dramatic role in our emotional health How Hostels Went From Grit to Glam: Rise of PoshtelsHostels have traditionally been for backpackers happy to share rooms with strangers, trek down hallways to shower and cook their own meals in basic kitchens in exchange for cut-rate accommodation, but now hostels are increasingly borrowing ... Style in Small Spaces: The NextGen Capsule HotelsCapsule hotels in Japan were once the domain of salarymen looking for a cheap, fuss-free spot to crash after a late night, but a new crop of guests has helped spur their resurgence, with growing numbers of novel and upmarket versions openin... Designing for Millennials and Baby BoomersRenovating rooms, lobbies, restaurants and other common spaces to cater to younger travelers’ preferences is smart business and the smartest hotels and designers know how to do that without alienating baby boomers