Month: January 2016

Hotel BLOOM! ‘Experience Floor’ marks a new era in meetings and hospitality

BRUSSELS – The new Virserius Studio-designed ‘Experience Floor’ is open and ready for business executives and guests at Hotel BLOOM! in Brussels. This concept marks a new approach to meetings, emphasizing artistic inspiration and relaxation. The opening of the ‘Experience Floor’ marks the start of festivities to celebrate Hotel BLOOM!’s tenth anniversary as an art…

U.S. hotel spas, a great source of revenue

NEW YORK – In 2015, hotel spa department revenue grew at a faster pace compared to other sources of hotel revenue. According to the recently released 2016 edition of Trends in the Hotel Spa Industry, U.S. hotel spa departments were able to increase their revenue by 5.6 percent from 2014 to 2015. This compares favorably to…

First steel cut for Seabourn’s newest ultra-luxury vessel, Seabourn Ovation, due for delivery in Spring 2018

SEATTLE – Seabourn has taken a giant step forward toward the launch of its next new vessel, Seabourn Ovation, with the commemorative cutting of the first steel. The ceremony, held today at the Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa, Italy, was presided over by Seabourn President Richard Meadows and Genoa shipyard Director Raffaele Davassi. “The cutting of…

With the opening of five new hotels, Minneapolis surpasses 8,000 rooms in downtown

MINNEAPOLIS – Downtown Minneapolis now has more than 8,000 hotel rooms to welcome visitors to town, surpassing the new milestone thanks to the opening this fall of five new hotels. AC Hotel Minneapolis Downtown, Embassy Suites Minneapolis Downtown, Radisson RED Minneapolis, Hewing Hotel, and Hampton Inn and Suites Minneapolis University Area all welcomed their first…