What’s New in Hotel Online Distribution and Tech Trends? W5, December 2022

Here is your weekly industry news round-up. Check out the short snippets here and follow below for more details.

  • Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah: awards won by the iconic island tourist destination
  • Lemon Tree Hotels signs a new hotel in Rajasthan, under the brand Keys Lite by Lemon Tree Hotels
  • Hotel repositioning through property renovation
  • The Reach at Piccadilly, Manchester, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel to Open 2023 in the U.K.
  • Regenerative Hospitality – a new sustainability paradigm on the rise

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Palm Jumeirah, iconic island tourist destination wins multiple awards

Palm Jumeirah, Dubai’s iconic man-made island home to some of the most expensive properties and destination to landmark hotels, restaurants and more have been recognized with various records and awards. Last month, Arabian Business reported on Dubai’s top five most expensive properties sold in 2022 of which four were in Palm Jumeirah.


Lemon Tree Hotels has announced its latest signing at Rajasthan

Lemon Tree Hotels announced its latest signing, Keys Lite by Lemon Tree Hotels, Banswara, Rajasthan. The property is expected to be operational by April 2024 and shall be managed by Carnation Hotels Private Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary and the management arm of Lemon Tree Hotels Limited. This property will feature 54 well-appointed rooms, a restaurant, banquet spaces and a fitness centre. The Udaipur Airport is about 161 km from the property, while the Tata Nagar Railway Station is 3 kms away.


Hotel Owners turn their attention to their hotel renovations

In many instances, hotel owners can’t ignore the mandate to renovate. Property improvement plans (PIPs) are required across all hotel brands to ensure standardization and consistency. While brands have been lenient with struggling hotels over the last two years, some are starting to be more aggressive in enforcing PIP compliance but may adjust depending on the direction of the economy. Given the spiraling deferred maintenance of the past two years, many guestrooms require replacement of both soft goods and case goods (e.g., furniture), as well as complete bathroom remodels, and technology and systems upgrades. Others are looking at targeted public area projects with direct positive returns on investment.


The Reach at Piccadilly, Manchester to open in 2023

Manchester is set to welcome a new upscale hotel, as The Reach at Piccadilly, Manchester, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel announces plans to open in 2023. Named for its location – at the meeting point of the Rochdale and Ashton Canals – The Reach at Piccadilly forms part of Tribute Portfolio. Speaking of the opening, General Manager Peter Nye said: ‘I am thrilled to announce the opening of The Reach at Piccadilly, Manchester, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel for 2023.’ We have set out to celebrate the pioneering spirit of the past alongside the entrepreneurial spirit of Manchester today, and we cannot wait to welcome our first guests in Spring.


Regenerative Hospitality – a new paradigm

The statement is clear. The tourism industry needs to go one step further to make a significant contribution to building a sustainable future. Yet, many have criticized the current inadequacy of the final objective – respecting the Paris Climate Agreement – and the actual paradigms of the industry, such as unlimited growth and the global distribution of tourism (Becken, 2019). Thus, the call from the UN Secretary-General António Guterres to rethink and reinvent the tourism industry raises concerns about the effectiveness of sustainability to meet that objective.


That’s all folks!

Wish You All Happy Holidays and A Great New Year 2023 Ahead.

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