Vacation hotel – La Maison Cendrière http://lamaisoncendriere.com/ Mon, 09 May 2022 16:44:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://lamaisoncendriere.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/cropped-cover-e1634978174559-32x32.png Vacation hotel – La Maison Cendrière http://lamaisoncendriere.com/ 32 32 Gateway to Wynwood, Goodtime Hotel Score Tenants https://lamaisoncendriere.com/gateway-to-wynwood-goodtime-hotel-score-tenants/ Mon, 09 May 2022 13:45:00 +0000 https://lamaisoncendriere.com/gateway-to-wynwood-goodtime-hotel-score-tenants/

The Gateway at Wynwood office building at 2916 North Miami Avenue with R&B Realty Group CEO Aron Rosenberg (LinkedIn, R&B Realty Group)

OpenStore, Baseline, Daliyah and Mizu Rooftop Garden I The Walkway at Wynwood

Tech e-commerce company OpenStore has more than doubled its office space at The Gateway at Wynwood four months after first moving into the office building.

The 13-story property, located at 2916 North Miami Avenue in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood, has also attracted two new tenants.

OpenStore has expanded its space by 26,000 square feet, meaning it now rents over 40,000 square feet, having originally moved its office to The Gateway from the Wynwood Annex in January.

Single-family rental investor Baseline took 5,000 square feet of office space; and Mediterranean-Asian fusion steakhouse Daliyah and Mizu Rooftop Garden have leased 6,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor and the nearly 3,000 square foot rooftop, respectively, according to a press release from The developer. Gateway.

New York-based R&B Realty Group, led by CEO Aron Rosenberg, completed The Gateway with 195,000 square feet of office space and nearly 25,900 square feet of street-level retail in December and the opened in January. The Kobi Karp-designed building includes a gym and 24/7 security.

Stephen Rutchik led the Colliers team that represented the landlord in office leases. CBRE’s Alex Cesar and Drew Schaul represented the owner in the retail transaction.

OpenStore, which first leased more than 14,000 square feet, buys Shopify businesses and then uses its software and data to drive sales, working to enable instant cash for professional sellers, according to the release. Keith Rabois, general partner of venture capital firm Founders Fund; Jack Abraham, founder of startup and investment fund Atomic; and Michael Rubenstein, the former president of AppNexus, founded OpenStore. The company temporarily leased space with Atomic and Founders Fund at Wynwood Annex before moving to The Gateway.

Orlando-based Baseline develops and manages short- and long-term single-family home rentals, according to the release. It has delivered over 4,000 vacation rentals and 20,000 single-family homes with a combined value of $7 billion.

Mizu will open its rooftop dining space in time for this year’s Art Basel, with the ground floor restaurant, Daliyah, opening in summer 2023.

The concept was created by Dzyne Hospitality and Opso Group of Derrick Orosa, which owns other Miami businesses such as Midtown Maü Miami and Kavo Miami. They have also partnered with Montreal-based A5 Hospitality, founded by Alexandre Besnard and Patrick Hétu, for the planned restaurants at The Gateway.

Others that have taken up residence in the building are Danish furniture chain BoConcept, which will open in the fall in 3,000 square feet of retail on the ground floor; and oncology biopharmaceutical company Veru, which has leased 12,155 square feet for its global headquarters.

Jon & Vinny’s, milk + honey and more I The Goodtime Hotel I Miami Beach

The Goodtime Hotel in South Beach, backed by rapper Pharrell Williams and hotel magnate David Grutman, has signed up eight new tenants.

They are: Jon & Vinny’s, a restaurant in Los Angeles offering Italian cuisine; milk + honey spa; the Pure Green juice and smoothie brand; Vintage Frames Company designer vintage eyewear store; F45 gym franchise; alternative medicine provider Binske, which offers legal cannabis products; the luxury watch and jewelry boutique VAULT; and swimwear company Vilebrequin, according to a press release from hotel developers Michael Fascitelli and Eric Birnbaum of the New York-based Imperial Companies.

Tenants will open from the second quarter to the second quarter of 2023. Imperial declined to disclose the square footage leased.

The 266-key Goodtime Hotel opened in April last year at 601 Washington Avenue with approximately 100,000 square feet of public space; Grutman’s 30,000-square-foot Strawberry Moon Restaurant and Pool Club; 45,000 square feet of ground floor retail, gym and library.
The property includes a 26,000 square foot amenity deck and 242 valet parking spaces, according to the release.

Developers had paid $36 million for the hotel property in 2015. Designer Ken Fulk is also a partner in the project.

The I Plaza 100 yacht portfolio I Fort Lauderdale

Maritime investment firm The Yacht Portfolio will open its new headquarters at Plaza 100 in downtown Fort Lauderdale.

The Yacht Portfolio has leased a 16,690 square foot penthouse at 100 Northeast Third Avenue, with plans to move early next year, according to a press release from the tenant’s broker.

Scott Goldstein and Keith Edelman of CBRE represented The Yacht Portfolio. JLL’s Doug Okun represented the owner.

New York-based Zurich Alternative Asset Management, a subsidiary of Swiss-based Zurich Insurance Group, bought the 11-story Plaza 100 for $46.5 million in 2015.

The building was built in 1985 on 1.9 acres, according to property records.

The Yacht Portfolio was previously based in Coconut Grove but sublet its space at 2601 South Bayshore Drive during the pandemic, according to media reports. The Fort Lauderdale lease marks a return to the office for the company.

The Yacht Portfolio, led by CEO Douglas Prothero, has various investments, including The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection.

Shawmut Design and Construction I The Square I West Palm Beach

Construction management firm Shawmut Design and Construction has opened its second South Florida office at Stephen Ross’ The Square in downtown West Palm Beach.

Boston-based Shawmut Design has leased space at 700 South Rosemary Avenue, according to a press release. The square footage of the office was not disclosed.

The Square, a mixed-use office and retail development, has been rebranded from its most recent moniker of Rosemary Square. New York-based Related Companies, led by Ross, developed the 72-acre resort in 2000 and then named the property CityPlace. The related companies later renamed it Rosemary Square as part of a $550 million renovation carried out in recent years.

Shawmut Design, led by CEO Les Hiscoe, is an employee-owned company valued at $1.3 billion, according to the statement. In South Florida, Shawmut Design has worked on projects in the Miami Design District, Brickell City Center and a penthouse renovation in Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

Besides West Palm, the company has 10 offices nationwide, including one in Miami-Dade County at 10800 Biscayne Boulevard, according to its website.

Tim Barges is Shawmut’s director for South Florida, and Dan Paulus was recently hired to lead regional development efforts.

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Explosion at popular Cuban hotel kills dozens and injures more https://lamaisoncendriere.com/explosion-at-popular-cuban-hotel-kills-dozens-and-injures-more/ Sat, 07 May 2022 19:33:30 +0000 https://lamaisoncendriere.com/explosion-at-popular-cuban-hotel-kills-dozens-and-injures-more/

A desperate search for survivors is still ongoing after a gas leak caused an explosion that wiped out large parts of the popular Saratoga Hotel in Havana. The explosion killed 22 people and more than 70 people were hospitalized.

Before the blast, guests reported hearing something that sounded like ‘a bomb’ just moments before the eruption ripped through the 19th century-built hotel, the US Sun reported.

A tank truck parked outside the hotel is believed to have caught fire, subsequently exploding and destroying several floors of the building.

As of this writing, 22 people have died, either in the blast or from injuries caused by the blast, and 74 people have been hospitalized. Among those who died were a pregnant woman and at least one child.

Children attending school next to the hotel were quickly evacuated and no injuries were reported among its students.

Local reports claim that foreigners vacationing in Cuba are still trapped on the top floor of the hotel as it continues to collapse.

After visiting the site, Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel ruled out the possibility that it was an attack or a bombing.

Diaz-Canel instead suggested the explosion was caused by a gas leak, consistent with the findings of initial investigations.

Footage taken by Cuban residents of the area shows the injured desperately seeking safety and medical attention, as reports confirm that many witnesses to the tragedy worked to save victims under the rouble.

Local police and firefighters began searching for bodies and survivors in the ruins.

Adjacent buildings on the same block as the Saratoga Hotel were also devastated by the blast, which reportedly shook buildings in surrounding streets. Buses, cars and other vehicles parked outside the hotel were destroyed in the blast.

Michael Figueroa, a Cuban photographer, said he was “thrown to the ground” by the force of the blast as he walked down the street.

The hotel was due to reopen in four days after the COVID-19 pandemic. Today it is in ruins and much of its exterior wall and facades have been erased.

Marcelo Ebrard, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, said: “Our solidarity with the victims and those affected as well as with the people of this dear brotherly nation”.

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Wyndham Destinations Asia-Pacific team honored with international award https://lamaisoncendriere.com/wyndham-destinations-asia-pacific-team-honored-with-international-award/ Fri, 06 May 2022 07:06:56 +0000 https://lamaisoncendriere.com/wyndham-destinations-asia-pacific-team-honored-with-international-award/

Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific’s legal team has been recognized as the best legal team in the global timeshare industry at the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) awards.

The team – based in the company’s offices in Singapore; Shanghai, China; and the Gold Coast, Australia – won the Legal and Regulatory Manager, Team Member or Team category at the ceremony held yesterday at the Diplomat Hotel in Florida, USA.

“We are a multi-faceted international company that operates vacation clubs, managed hotels, corporate offices and service centers, and provides consumer loans in several Asia-Pacific markets, all with their own regulatory complexities”, said Liz Collinson, senior vice president of legal and compliance.

“Over the past two years, the team had the added task of ensuring our operations complied with the ever-changing COVID-19 restrictions. Our team members also regularly support our industry by providing their expertise to industry bodies, participating in government task forces and meeting with regulators, while taking on leadership roles within our company by supporting our charity arm, our diversity resource group and our regional Women in Travel chapter.

“I am extremely proud that our team has been recognized for their technical expertise, can-do attitude and solution-focused approach to delivering the best results to internal stakeholders and business customers,” Ms. Collinson added.

Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific’s legal team is considered a valuable resource within the company and

has already been internationally recognized through the Perspective Magazine Awards, winning the Best Legal Services category for four consecutive years.

Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific was also honored along with five other finalists in this week’s ARDA Awards:

  • Development of the second stage of Club Wyndham Flynns Beach
  • Travel + Leisure Co. Global Support and Operations Team in the Philippines
  • Emma Todd, Resort Manager at Club Wyndham Seven Mile Beach in Tasmania
  • Club Wyndham Digital Magazine
  • Exclusive Virtual Events for High Level Vacation Club Members

Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific is part of Wyndham Destinations, the vacation ownership subsidiary of Travel + Leisure Co. (NYSE: TNL) – the world’s leading leisure travel and membership company. Travel + Leisure Co. has won 13 ARDA awards in total.

The ARDA Awards are the timeshare industry’s most prestigious accolades and recognize outstanding work in categories that include Overall Professional Excellence, Sales and Marketing, Product Design, Advertising, Promotion and communications and resort design.

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The Return of Incentive Travel: Using Hotel PMS to Manage and Retain Customers at Independent Hotels https://lamaisoncendriere.com/the-return-of-incentive-travel-using-hotel-pms-to-manage-and-retain-customers-at-independent-hotels/ Mon, 02 May 2022 19:04:49 +0000 https://lamaisoncendriere.com/the-return-of-incentive-travel-using-hotel-pms-to-manage-and-retain-customers-at-independent-hotels/

Loyalty programs offer many opportunities for hotels to grow their customer base and better interact with travelers. A recent study shows 77% of hoteliers value guest retention as their #1 technology initiative for 2022. Unfortunately, independent hotels often struggle to set up their own effective loyalty program. These programs can be complicated to launch and difficult to maintain, which can be difficult for independent operators to justify despite their potential to cement future bookings with customers and create a healthier booking landscape overall. A strong loyalty program may be just what hotels need to recover reservations lost in the shuffle in 2020 and beyond.

Many hotels in the area have also had their reputations damaged during the pandemic. Guests who traveled during this time often encountered a variety of inconsistent hotel experiences, and while the lure of “revenge travel” has some seeking new experiences, the majority of travelers today seek consistency. Loyalty programs excel at setting logical expectations for a guest’s stay, improving their overall experience, and enticing others to join.

One problem: not all loyalty programs are created equal. The best in the business offer a mix of rewards ranging from instant gratification to long-term goals. For independent hotels to have a fully effective loyalty strategy in the post-pandemic market, it is important to have an integrated system PMS system allowing guests to develop their relationship with the hotel during every transaction and interaction, including before and after the stay, and during their on-site experience from any of the outlets or amenities offered.

Experiential integrations

Traditionally, the essential equipment for hotels to retain customers is access to free Wi-Fi. This offer has gradually become devalued in the eyes of travellers, who increasingly expect free Wi-Fi access wherever they go. While still an effective draw to increase member loyalty, hotels need to be prepared to offer more than that in the long run. Otherwise, they risk limiting their loyalty program to an on-site Wi-Fi guardian, not a service that is actively working to increase traveler loyalty.

An effective hotel loyalty program offers guests a variety of ways to earn and enjoy rewards. Points and cash reward systems remain popular with travelers, but whether they have a direct impact on loyalty is debatable. Hotels should also offer incentives for repeat bookings, such as free nights for hotel restaurant credit, upscale in-room amenities, in-house spa, gift shop, room upgrades, room and other services depending on the hotel and its location.

Independent hoteliers looking to implement a more robust loyalty program should check their Property management system is equipped to handle the necessary processes. Some PMS providers offer fully integrated loyalty programs that allow hoteliers to reduce the number of third-party services they work with to deliver a high-quality guest experience while eliminating transaction fees associated with the program. It’s also important to make sure that your PMS can integrate its loyalty capabilities with other systems, including other point-of-sale systems, games, ticketing, and any other system to promote your loyalty program and to bring unique value to customers. Operators should first clearly define what they want their loyalty program to mean for their customers, then thoroughly research PMS vendors with the built-in capabilities that meet their needs, third-party integrations to meet their goals, and most likely both.

These capabilities can help independent hotels offer loyalty rewards that remain competitive with major brands if operators are fully committed to launching and sustaining the system.

Build momentum

Loyalty programs are usually easy for a hotel’s marketing department to manage once they’re in place, but getting there can be a challenge for independent operators. The onus is on these hoteliers to define and implement their own loyalty program from scratch, and in most cases, it’s not for the faint-hearted. These programs power (and power) almost every department in a hotel. Therefore, a strong internal organization – and possibly external consulting experience – is often necessary for a loyalty program to be implemented effectively and efficiently.

Despite this, the benefits of an effective loyalty program can be transformative for a hotel. The main benefit of hotel loyalty programs is the ability to build long-term profiles about your customers, their preferences, and how best to serve them. By progressively filling out customer profiles over repeat stays, operators can anticipate their needs before they arrive. This includes amenities waiting at check-in, as well as targeted promotional communications sent to travelers prior to their trip, designed to increase engagement once they are there.

If a guest typically likes to order room service, for example, the hotel’s loyalty program can track that information with a fully integrated system. PMS-solution which provides a 360 degree view of the guest. An establishment’s marketing team can then send email offers or reminders directing them to on-site restaurant offers and promotions. Even something as simple as acknowledging a guest at check-in and offering a verbal note about a positive experience during a previous stay can help travelers feel valued and gain loyalty.

Many independent hotels and resorts have yet to fully realize the potential of loyalty programs on repeat bookings as few properties are able to exceed expectations in the post-pandemic hotel landscape due to many factors, including especially labor issues. By combining both immediate guest satisfaction with long-term incentive goals and keeping guests engaged by meeting and exceeding their expectations during their on-site experiences, hotels and resort groups can help create a new era of traveler loyalty.

About the Author

Warren Dehan is the president of Maestro, the preferred cloud and on-premises PMS solution for independent hotels, luxury resorts, conference centers, vacation rentals and multi-ownership groups. Maestro was the first to market with a fully integrated Windows PMS and Sales & Catering solution and continues this trend with cutting-edge web and mobile solutions. Platform and deployment independence presents Maestro as an investment that will continue to grow and adapt as new technologies emerge.

About Maestro PMS

Maestro is the preferred browser-based cloud and on-premises PMS solution for independent hotels, luxury resorts, conference centers, vacation rentals and multi-property groups. Maestro’s PCI-certified and EMV-compliant enterprise system offers a full web browser (or Windows) version with over 20 built-in modules on a single database, including mobile and contactless apps to support a journey digitized client as well as staff operations. Maestro’s sophisticated solutions enable operators to increase profitability, drive direct bookings, centralize operations, and engage customers with a personalized experience from booking to departure and everything in between. For more than 40 years, Maestro’s Diamond Plus service has provided unmatched support and education services in North America, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to keep hotel groups productive and competitive. Click on here for more information about Maestro. Click on here to get your free PMS buying guide.

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HOW THE HELL DID I GET HERE? At the McKittrick Hotel extended by popular demand, until May 22 https://lamaisoncendriere.com/how-the-hell-did-i-get-here-at-the-mckittrick-hotel-extended-by-popular-demand-until-may-22/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 23:06:36 +0000 https://lamaisoncendriere.com/how-the-hell-did-i-get-here-at-the-mckittrick-hotel-extended-by-popular-demand-until-may-22/

The McKittrick Hotel (530 West 27th Street, NYC), home of Sleep No More, today announced the New York premiere of How the Hell Did I Get Here?, a new musical story featuring “Downton Abbey.” Mrs Patmore, Lesley Nicolhas now been extended and will perform until Sunday, May 22, when it is due to close to continue its national tour.

Additional performances will include Wednesday May 11 at 7:30 p.m., Friday May 13 at 7 p.m., Saturday May 14 at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday May 18 at 7:30 p.m., Friday May 20 at 7 p.m. :00 a.m., Saturday May 21 at 3 p.m., Sunday May 22 at 3 p.m. Tickets are priced at $79. Tickets and information are available at https://mkittrickhotel.com/the-club-car/how-the-hell/#/.

How the hell did I get here? is directed by Luke Kernaghan with book and music by Lesley Nicol and Marc Muller. The scenic design is Anshuman Bhatialight design by Lucrece Briceno and sound design by Ray Nardelli.

Through masterful narration and ten original Mueller songs, Lesley takes audiences on a journey from her childhood through her time as a working actress to her success on “Downton Abbey.” She weaves her life into this award-winning musical autobiography accompanied on piano by award-winning composer, Marc Muller.

Having a successful acting career in Britain and the United States, Lesley has been in many theatrical productions, many successful television shows, and will soon be starring in the upcoming feature film, Downton Abbey: A New Era, which is scheduled for release in May.

An exclusive pre-show afternoon tea service is offered to enhance the experience, with an assortment of fine teas, cakes and sandwiches prepared by the hotel’s executive chef, Pascal Le Seac’h. Additional reservation required.

Sleep No More and Speakeasy Magick are also underway at the hotel. For tickets and information, visit www.mckittrickhotel.com.

Lesley Nicol is best known for her starring role as Mrs. Patmore in the phenomenally successful television series “Downton Abbey”. She has also enjoyed a very diverse theatrical career in the UK and US, having started her career in musicals with a role in the original production of Jesus Christ Superstar in London’s West End and later singing in Britain’s theatres. Returning to London’s West End, she performed as Rosie in Mamma Mia and premiered as Miss Hannigan in Annie at the Mirvish Theater in Toronto. One of her favorite stage roles was creating the character of Aunt Annie in East is East at London’s Royal Court Theater. She later reprized the role in the BAFTA-winning film and its sequel, West is West. Another highlight includes her performance as a co-star in the acclaimed drama The York Realist at Donmar’s warehouse in London. His television career has encompassed both drama and comedy here and across the pond. In addition to the ITV/PBS Masterpiece drama “Downton Abbey”, she starred as mob matriarch Sybil Griffiths in the ABC/Shonda Rhimes crime drama “The Catch” and as the lead character Henrietta Beecham in the Indian period drama “Beecham House” for ITV/PBS Masterpiece. Other shows Lesley has appeared on include BBC’s ‘Shameless’, ‘Blackadder’, ‘Dinnerladies’, ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ and ‘Inspector George Gently’. In the United States, she starred in Amazon’s ‘The Boys’, ABC’s ‘Once Upon a Time’, Fox’s ‘Raising Hope’, TV Land’s ‘Hot in Cleveland’ and The Hit ‘Supernatural’. CW, in which she really showed her reach by playing an evil, child-eating German witch! Her voice work includes the children’s series “Sarah and Duck” for the BBC. She can also be heard regularly on “Goldie and Bear”, “Harvey Breaks”, “Tom and Jerry”, “Summer Camp Island” and “Vamperina”. Lesly also had the huge honor of paying a ‘lightning visit’ to the Ghostbusters movie reboot for the director. Paul Feig.

Marc MullerThe music career of (composer and writer) includes writing number 1 pop songs in the US, UK and worldwide. He has sold over 32 million records. Mark has twice received the ASCAP Pop Award and he is also a two-time Emmy nominee in the category of Outstanding Achievement in Music and Lyrics for his work in television. Vanity Fair magazine called Mark’s theme song for Disney’s animated hit “Duck Tales” “the catchiest minute of music in history.” The show is currently broadcast in 162 countries and 34 languages. His pop songs include Grammy-winning “That’s What Love is For” Amy Grant, Jennifer Paige’s worldwide hit “Crush” and Top 5 rock anthem “Nothin’ at All” (lyrics and music), performed by Grammy-winning iconic band Heart. In his work for the stage, Mark wrote the lyrics and co-wrote the book for the original musical Butterfly, directed by the late Tony winner Jack Hofsis at the Goodspeed Opera. A song from the show, “The Next Dream” was performed by Bernadette Peters on NBC”carol burnet Show.” His songs have been featured in films such as Pokémon: The First Movie, National Lampoon’s Vegas Vacation, Honey, I Blew Up The Kid, and The Last Starfighter. For Adventures in Babysitting, he wrote “The Babysitting Blues” sung by Elizabeth Shue.

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Today the Cabinet announced that it had given the Department of Tourism permission to introduce legislation in Parliament for a hotel amnesty scheme for unregistered short-term rental properties in the future. This means that those who rent their houses and small apartments to tourists under the AirBnB brand (air B and B) will have to join the formal accommodation framework. BTB’s Abil Castañeda says that means those owners will have to pay their taxes.

Abil Castañeda, Director of Cruise Quality Management, BTB:In 2016, work started with Airbnb which is the biggest platform, online platform, which sells short term rentals and at that time when the BTB had done an analysis of the situation in terms of properties not that are selling on Airbnb, VRBO and the other type of platforms, we realized that we were missing a huge element of the room stock type of accommodation. We were looking at about 30% that may not have been recorded from where we were at the time. Now, we don’t think that has changed that much. We’ve been campaigning to try to get additional listings for these short-term rentals, but we’re also aware that the, the, I think the challenge that a lot of them have is the fear that if they come in within the structured framework of hotel licensing and all that kind of thing they would be penalized with back taxes and all that, which is the standard that, you know, we use if we have a new property coming in if, for some reason it was working before they had a license we would go back and assess them and look at what kind of tax arrears they owed to the Government of Belize through the Tourism Board from Belize. So the idea with the amnesty program is to relax the kind of process for these unregistered properties to come into the system to be registered, get a license and start paying their own taxes, because obviously if they don’t are not allowed, they are not to pay taxes at all. This is all kind of aligned with a current process that we have with Airbnb. We had recently signed a memorandum of understanding with them after 5/6 years of discussions with them we were finally able to finalize an agreement with them to say okay we will sit down and discuss particular areas of partnership that we can look at and one of the main ones that we’re going to drop off at the start will be, how can we get the information we need so we know exactly who all of them are selling Airbnb here in Belize. So what is the reality that after these three months of amnesty that we were going to put in place, we would have the information to know exactly who is selling Airbnb, so we are going to move towards their entry into the system.

However, there is the argument that taxes for large hotels and resorts should be different for smaller accommodations due to the disparity in services they offer. Castañeda added that these small owners should also adjust their services to meet currently accepted industry standards.

Abil Castañeda, Director of Cruise Quality Management, BTB:The Hotels and Tourist Accommodations Act, Chapter 275 of the Laws of Belize, actually categorizes the different types of hotels and tourist accommodations. Tourist accommodation includes everything that we are used to considering as a traditional hotel and within these categorizations there is already a category that talks about holiday homes, room rentals, etc. and so what that means when it’s in the law is means they now have to abide by everything that’s in that law, including being licensed, including a certain, satisfying a certain minimum requirements, minimum standards and of course including paying their fair share of taxes and so it’s already in the law and we are, we have published notices and shared information with the general public through our platforms social media, etc. explaining that this is indeed the situation and therefore not new. This has been in place for decades now, but because of the evolution of the whole short-term rentals, sharing economy sector, we find that not only are we like a newcomer to the neighborhood, but in fact becoming an integral part of the accommodation industry in any country, in any destination. We feel it is time for us to get everyone up and running so that we can ensure that there is an appropriate and standard quality of experience that is provided by all of our service providers in Belize.

Cabinet says this amnesty must allow a registration process to be carried out for short-term rentals.

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Lermoos Austria Ski Vacation Boutique Hotel | Summer 2022 Yoga/Walking Announced https://lamaisoncendriere.com/lermoos-austria-ski-vacation-boutique-hotel-summer-2022-yoga-walking-announced/ Wed, 27 Apr 2022 19:08:18 +0000 https://lamaisoncendriere.com/lermoos-austria-ski-vacation-boutique-hotel-summer-2022-yoga-walking-announced/

The new announcement comes after a creative pause during which the hotel continued to refine its experience and amenities for guests. Situated in a scenic location near the ski slopes of the Tyrolean Zugspitz Arena, it offers a range of luxurious amenities and services.

More information can be found at: https://hotel-bellevue.at/en

One of the main attractions of the hotel is that each of its rooms is individually designed. The latest announcement comes as Boutique Hotel Bellevue embraces the easing of restrictions following the impact of the pandemic.

Whether guests are looking for warm and welcoming accommodation for a short stay or want to enjoy a longer stay, Boutique Hotel Bellevue can meet their needs. Each room offers a unique view of the Tyrolean mountains, allowing visitors to make the most of the region’s landscape.

The owners run laid-back yoga classes for those who want to relax, meditate, or relax during their stay. These are set against the backdrop of the Tyrolean Zugspitz Arena for a truly memorable experience. Participants will be guided through the asanas with a series of relaxing exercises.

Those wishing to explore the region will find a range of hikes and mountain excursions to do. Theme trails, Nordic walking experiences and cycle paths are all available for outdoor enthusiasts.

Friendly staff know the area well and can answer any questions visitors may have. Detailed information on all activities is also available for guests.

A varied menu is offered with the Vitality breakfast, which includes freshly baked rolls alongside eggs, sausages, cheese, milk and yogurt from local farmers. The Ox & Ehrlich restaurant offers a down-to-earth menu inspired by sustainable cuisine and honest cooking.

A spokesperson for the hotel says: “With its vintage character and the hotel’s 21 individually and generously designed rooms and suites, the panoramic wellness area and the regional cuisine, everyone is sure to find their favorite spot. here. Whether it’s a short trip, a weekend or a long stay, everyone is welcome.”

Interested parties can learn more about: https://hotel-bellevue.at/en

Contact information:
Name: Stephane Theune
E-mail: Send an email
Organization: Boutique Hotel Bellevue **** Lermoos
Address: 7 Mosle, Lermoos, Tirol 6631, Austria
Phone: +43-5673-20940
Website: https://hotel-bellevue.at/en/

Build ID: 89074004

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MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATES ITS 1,000TH HOTEL IN EUROPE, THE MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA https://lamaisoncendriere.com/marriott-international-celebrates-its-1000th-hotel-in-europe-the-middle-east-and-africa/ Mon, 25 Apr 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://lamaisoncendriere.com/marriott-international-celebrates-its-1000th-hotel-in-europe-the-middle-east-and-africa/

The company plans to add more than 200 properties in the EMEA region between 2022 and 2023

LONDON, April 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) today celebrated the launch of The Westin London City, its 1,000th hotel in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). A flagship Westin hotel that perfectly balances London An ever-on energy with the promise of well-being the brand is known for, the property also marks the debut of the Westin Hotels & Resorts brand in the UK market.

As the company celebrated this milestone, it also announced that in 2022 and 2023 it plans to add more than 200 properties, which equates to 38,000 rooms, in Europe, Middle East and Africa

“I am very proud to have reached 1,000 Marriott International hotels in EMEA. This milestone of growth is symbolic of our rich history and bright future, and it is only fitting that our 1,000th property will be a Westin. fantastic in London,” mentioned Satya AnandPresident, Marriott International, EMEA. “Last year alone, we opened nearly 90 properties across EMEA, including brand debuts in destinations such as Ibiza, Reykjavík and Cairoas well as additional openings in established markets such as London and dubai. I’m excited to further enhance our portfolio, deliver even more unique travel experiences to our customers, and look forward to continuing to drive value for our owners and franchisees through our world-class brands, our comprehensive business support systems and our industry-leading loyalty platform. , Marriott Bonvoy.

Select-Service is the spearhead of growth Europe

Marriott International’s select service brands, such as AC by Marriott, Moxy Hotels, Courtyard by Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott, Aloft Hotels, Element Hotels and Four Points by Sheraton, continue to spearhead growth at through Europerepresenting more than 50% of the company’s current portfolio of signature hotels in the Europe Region. Moxy Hotels, Marriott’s bold and experiential hotel brand created for the young at heart, is expected to add over 26 additional hotels to its portfolio in the region in 2022 and 2023, with planned openings including Moxy Liverpool City Center (UK). United), Moxy Paris East (France) and Moxy Pompeii (Italy).

Scheduled to make its European debut in 2023, Fairfield by Marriott is expected to see two hotels open next year – the Fairfield by Marriott Badhoevedorp Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (The Netherlands) and Fairfield by Marriott Copenhagen Nordhavn (Denmark). With its relaxed and efficient hotel design paired with a contemporary Northern European aesthetic, the brand continues to attract interest from owners across the region.

The extended stay segment remains extremely resilient in Europe, especially with the rise of versatile travel. Last year, the company opened four Residence Inn by Marriott hotels across Europe and plans to expand its reach with 15 more Residence Inn by Marriott hotels set to open in city hotspots like Naples (Italy), Vienna (Austria) and Paris, France) on 2022 and 2023.

Conversions continue to be a significant driver of room growth across Europe, especially independent hotels, given the appeal of Marriott’s powerful distribution systems. Conversions represent approximately 30% of hotel openings expected in Europe in 2022 and 2023, and owner interest remains high in the company’s strong portfolio of collectible brands – Autograph Collection Hotels, The Luxury Collection and Tribute Portfolio.

Luxury booms in the Middle East

Luxury hotels and residential properties continue to be in high demand by consumers, especially across the Middle East, representing more than 20% of the company’s signed pipeline units in the region. Highly anticipated openings this year include W Dubai – Mina Seyahi, which is scheduled to open in April 2022and in May this year, the company plans to introduce The Ritz-Carlton brand into Jordan with the opening of the Ritz-Carlton, Amman.

The company also continues to support the growth of the tourism sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabiawith four luxury hotels set to open in 2022 and 2023. Planned additions include two luxury hotels at the highly anticipated Red Sea Project, including the St. Regis Red Sea Resort. Qatar should also see the addition of four luxury hotels in 2022 and 2023, including the magnificent Palais Vendôme, a Luxury Collection hotel, Doha and THE Doha EDITION.

Marriott also continues to see growth in the branded residential sector in the Middle East, heralding a new era of residential luxury. Branded residences are ready to respond to changing lifestyles and homeowners’ growing interest in on-demand amenities and services from trusted brands. Marriott recently opened W Residences Dubai – The Palm, which comprises 104 homes across eight mansions, and plans to add four more branded residential projects to the Middle East in 2022 and 2023, including The Residences at The St. Regis Marsa Arabia Island, The Pearl Qatar.

Continued expansion on the African continent

The recent signing of the JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge in Kenya is expected to mark the brand’s debut in the country and in the luxury safari space, furthering Marriott International’s commitment to the African continent.

The company plans to open more than 20 hotels in Africa in 2022 and 2023. These include six Protea Hotels by Marriott properties, including the 200-room Protea Hotel by Marriott Accra Kotoka Airport at Ghana and Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott Polokwane in South Africa. These hotels will give guests a taste of local flavor in a truly authentic way. Planned openings in the region also include five Four Points by Sheraton hotels, marking the brand’s debut in Rwanda with the Four Points by Sheraton Kigali and the expansion of the brand into Nigeria with the addition of Four Points by Sheraton Ikot Ekpene.

“As we emerge from the global pandemic, we continue to see strong owner demand for Marriott’s portfolio of 30 trusted hotel brands,” said Jerome BrietDirector of development, Marriott International, EMEA. “With a growing base of Marriott Bonvoy members around the world adapting to changing travel needs in order to take advantage of these very important breaks, we believe the future of travel is bright. We look forward to continuing to working with our owners and franchisees to develop more exciting projects in hub cities, resort areas and places where our customers aspire to travel.”

Note on forward-looking statements:

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of United States federal securities laws, including statements relating to our growth pipeline; expected hotel openings and unit and room growth; anticipated residential openings and growth; the brand’s expected debut in certain markets; consumer demand trends and expectations; development trends and expectations; interest in certain brands and categories of accommodation among consumers and hotel owners; expectations regarding conversion activity; and similar statements regarding anticipated future events and expectations that are not historical facts. We caution you that these statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to numerous evolving risks and uncertainties that we may not be able to predict or accurately assess, including risk factors that we identify in our filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K or Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Each of these factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations we express or imply in this press release. We make these forward-looking statements as of the date of this press release and undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Marriott International, Inc.. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, United States, and encompasses a portfolio of approximately 8,000 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 139 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses resorts around the world. The company offers Marriott Bonvoy®, its award-winning travel program. For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.comand for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. Plus, join us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl ​​on Twitter and Instagram.

About Marriott Bonvoy®

Marriott Bonvoy’s extraordinary portfolio delivers renowned hospitality in the world’s most memorable destinations, with 30 brands to suit every type of travel. Members can earn points for stays at hotels and resorts, including all-inclusive resorts and upscale home rentals, and through everyday purchases with co-branded credit cards. Members can redeem their points for experiences such as future stays, Marriott Bonvoy Moments or through partners for luxury products from Marriott Bonvoy boutiques. To join for free or for more information about Marriott Bonvoy, visit marriottbonvoy.com.

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]]> Stay at this Kenyan hotel fit for royalty (literally) https://lamaisoncendriere.com/stay-at-this-kenyan-hotel-fit-for-royalty-literally/ Sat, 23 Apr 2022 20:30:00 +0000 https://lamaisoncendriere.com/stay-at-this-kenyan-hotel-fit-for-royalty-literally/

As a traveler, you can describe Kenya using many adjectives but ‘boring’ is not one of them. Not even close. For starters, Kenya is a window into what has been described as the “greatest wildlife spectacle on earth”. It’s the wildebeest’s ongoing dramatic fight – and their flight for life – that reaches an electrifying crescendo as they cross the Mara River. If there were no other attractions to draw you to Kenya, that would be reason enough to start booking your flight.

Fortunately, when it comes to Kenya, nature is guilty of extravagance, perhaps even wastefulness. The coastline is home to a number of stunning beaches with fine sand and absolutely incredible views. The interior is world famous for its national parks where animals, especially the graceful big cats are found in abundance, roaming majestically through dense jungles or rolling savannah grasslands. Yet, that’s only half the story. Known in travel circles as the birthplace of safari, Kenya is home to some of the best hotels and lodges on the continent offering stunning views of the beautiful African landscape. And for that, Treetops Lodge, inside the scenic Aberdare National Park, has few peers.

Treetops Lodge and the story of Queen Elizabeth

It was a cold Monday morning, typical of February in England. A few minutes after seven o’clock, a royal servant stood at the door of King George VI’s bedroom. He pulled himself together, then gently tapped the door. There was no response. He knocked again. Still no answer. He called the king’s name softly and waited for a muffled response early in the morning. However, the room was still quiet. It was strange because the king was a light sleeper. Jimmy McDonald therefore decided to turn the nob and enter the king’s chamber. He was greeted by the lifeless body of King George VI. It was February 6, 1952. Within minutes, news of the King’s death had reached members of the Royal Family and senior British government officials.

But this could not yet be announced publicly. Elizabeth, the daughter and natural heiress of King VI, was on holiday in Kenya en route to Australia and New Zealand. The night her father died, the princess had taken up residence at Treetops Lodge, a simple, quaint hotel – which had been built in a spot along an elephant migration route – and elegantly erected on the branches of a fig tree. From afar, He looked like a house on a branch of a tree. Naturally, this spatial layout blends perfectly with nature and offers some of the best close-up views of the animals that frequent this location. On the evening of February 5, the princess and her husband went to their 3 rooms elevated chalet built on wooden stilts. They then walked outside, hoping they would spot a sunset over the wildlife at the nearby waterhole.

As the African sun turned a beautiful orange on the horizon, a herd of elephants, about thirty in number, loomed majestically over the area below, swinging their supple trunks and treading the ground with noisy, regal steps. The dirt from the forest on their bodies looked pinkish, giving them a strange and beautiful look. The prince and princes frantically clicked their cameras. It was a perfect start to what was going to be an exciting evening. Too excited to sleep, the princess frequently returned to observe other animals. She saw warthogs, bushbuck and many baboons. It was at this time that his father probably breathed for the last time. But the princess was perfectly unconscious.

The next morning, she took bacon and eggs and threw banana peels at a troop of red-bottomed baboons below. Just before noon, she left, delighted with what had been an incredible wildlife encounter. When the news finally reached him, they had returned to Sagana Lodge, now a State Lodge, 38 kilometers away. When the Princess was told, the Royal Family has now announced the news to the British public and the world. The princess-turned-queen immediately began making travel arrangements for the long journey back to England. Other dignitaries who have stayed here include American actress Joan Crawford and comic actor Charlie Chaplin.

  • Direction and distance from Treetops Lodge: Approximately 3 hours drive and 159 kilometers from Nairobi to the north; and 17 kilometers from Nyeri.
  • Cost of a room at Treetops Lodge: Depends on room type (single or double) and month of stay, but generally ranges from $140 to $250

Related: Here’s what Kenya has to offer tourists, as seen in these stunning photos

The treetops: a dream vacation

For all its fame, perhaps Treetops’ greatest attraction is that it sits at an elevated point between the waterholes on either side, which animals frequently visit. This includes buffaloes, elephants, waterbucks, baboons, warthogs, leopards, lions and, if you’re lucky, the now critically endangered black rhino. The animals come terrifyingly (but safely) closer as you feel their grunts and rumbles in your skin. In addition to an impressive variety of wildlife, Treetops has many colorful bird species. It is therefore better to bring your birding binoculars.

In terms of accommodation, the rooms are pretty, with a touch of old-fashioned charm. All rooms grant stunning views. One of them is reserved for people with reduced mobility. There is a spacious and comfortable living room, perfect for relaxing while enjoying the stunning forest views and the calm, fresh air. To ensure travelers don’t miss a golden opportunity, an optional buzzer inside the rooms alerts guests when a wildlife show is taking place at the watering hole. With all of that, a visit to Treetops might just be one of your most memorable ones yet.


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Montreal hotel welcomes Ukrainian refugees arriving in the city https://lamaisoncendriere.com/montreal-hotel-welcomes-ukrainian-refugees-arriving-in-the-city/ Thu, 21 Apr 2022 21:45:22 +0000 https://lamaisoncendriere.com/montreal-hotel-welcomes-ukrainian-refugees-arriving-in-the-city/

At the Hotel Terrasse Royal in Montreal’s Côte-des-Neiges neighborhood, most guests aren’t on vacation, but are Ukrainians who’ve just arrived in town.

Ukrainian Canadian Igor Ezril shuttles between donations and running a business.

“We want to help people who come,” he said. “We have lived here for 20 years, [and] we have the opportunity to help them.”

Igor and his daughter Sandra opened their doors to people fleeing conflict in Ukraine last month. They offer food and a place to sleep.

Fifteen families have already stayed at the hotel and the back of the hotel has been transformed into a playground for the children who must have grown up quickly.

“It’s very dangerous in Ukraine,” said Ada Yuvtushinko, 19, who is staying at the hotel with her mother and three siblings. “Everything is getting worse. We came here for a better and safer life.”

Pastor Petr Dvoinikh came to the hotel for his safety after escaping from Mariupol.

“When I remember Mariupol, it’s very hard, it’s very painful,” he said, adding that nothing can erase the pain, but the temporary sanctuary helps.

The hotel owner also owns several CDN apartment buildings where Ukrainian newcomers can stay for free long term.

Once this happens, more rooms will open for the next set of arrivals.

“I think they’re going to come and go, it’s not going to stop tomorrow,” manager Sandra Ezril said. “We would like this place to not just be a donation center, but a place where they can find more information.”

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