Articles tagged “st. regis”

Material Matters at The St. Regis: Covering the Job of Hotel Upholsterer

Material Matters at The St. Regis: Covering the Job of Hotel Upholsterer

Laura Powell, Skift

Whether it's hanging on the walls or blanketing chairs and sofas, fabric plays a starring role at The St. Regis New York. That's why the hotel employs a full-time upholsterer, who is constantly canvassing the premises to keep material in tip-top shape.

3 weeks ago

The Story Behind the Color Choices of Luxury Hotel Logos

The Story Behind the Color Choices of Luxury Hotel Logos

Laura Powell, Skift

When it comes to designing logos, luxury brands are generally risk-averse. That's even the case in the hospitality industry, where brands are always trying to promote their singularity. The names may change, but the colors stay the same.

3 months ago

Central Asia’s New Silk Road Offers Vast Tourism Potential

Central Asia’s New Silk Road Offers Vast Tourism Potential

Nadejda Popova, Euromonitor International

Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, and Kazakhstan meet chicken-and-egg. An effort to revive the old Silk Road could mean huge tourism potential for those countries whose economies for so long were dependent on natural resources, especially as outbound Chinese travel grows. But how projects and the timing line up will play a huge role.

8 months ago

Hammock Floors Are the Latest ‘It’ Thing at Luxury Resorts Around the World

Hammock Floors Are the Latest ‘It’ Thing at Luxury Resorts Around the World

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Excuse us while we daydream about taking a nap on a hammock floor.

2 years ago

A Roundup of the Oddest Hotel Jobs in the World

A Roundup of the Oddest Hotel Jobs in the World

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

This list is a testament to the wide-ranging job opportunities you can find in the hospitality industry. (Also, how do I learn how to become a dog masseuse?)

3 years ago

Travelers Wanting a Break From Reality Flock to Private Island Resorts

Travelers Wanting a Break From Reality Flock to Private Island Resorts

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Given the tumultuous year we've all had, collectively, a private island vacation doesn't sound like a bad idea. It's proof that travel that removes you from the day-to-day, and even disconnects you, has its place, too. Now, if only we all just had the bank accounts to be able to afford this.

3 years ago

Qatar Reportedly in Talks to Buy Starwood’s St. Regis Hotels in New York and San Francisco

Qatar Reportedly in Talks to Buy Starwood’s St. Regis Hotels in New York and San Francisco

Hui-yong Yu and Dinsh Nair, Skift

Selling off two of its most prized and iconic properties will help Starwood in its asset-light pursuit as it prepares to merge with Marriott by mid-year.

3 years ago

NYC’s St. Regis May Be on the Block As Starwood Unloads Assets

NYC’s St. Regis May Be on the Block As Starwood Unloads Assets

Hui-yong Yu, Bloomberg

This is a good time to go asset-light as Starwood is finding out as it tries to sell the St. Regis in New York and other landmark properties in the run-up to the Marriott takeover.

4 years ago

Starwood Is Helping Create Macau’s Emerging Meetings Market

Starwood Is Helping Create Macau’s Emerging Meetings Market

Greg Oates, Skift

Macau is an example of an emerging meetings destination that will see U.S. market growth on the backs of its U.S. hotel partners like Sheraton and St. Regis, but the challenges are significant due to the region's reputation as the "Las Vegas of the East."

4 years ago

St. Regis Hotels Invests in Long-Form Editorial for Its Digital Travel Magazine

St. Regis Hotels Invests in Long-Form Editorial for Its Digital Travel Magazine

Greg Oates, Skift

The newest entry into the hospitality travel content space is the most nuanced yet with an old school appreciation for literary finesse, subtle tone, and no cute kids.

4 years ago

Farm to Table to Hotel for Smart Properties Looking for Authenticity

Farm to Table to Hotel for Smart Properties Looking for Authenticity

Greg Oates, Skift

There's no easier way for a hotel to distinguish itself than a restaurant that doesn't act like a hotel restaurant.

4 years ago

Venice Still Has a Few Islands Not Ruined by Tourists

Venice Still Has a Few Islands Not Ruined by Tourists

Justin Ocean, Bloomberg

Venice is the textbook example of what happens when you put the tourist dollar above the quality of life of residents. Sure there's money coming in, but when it stops, there's nothing else.

4 years ago