Browsing All Posts filed under »Innovation«

11 key findings and why Forrest Gump is the ultimate entrepreneur

December 5, 2017

0

  Early 2016, I’ve embarked on this journey to change a small bit of the world to provide all of us with an app-based social platform that facilitates real life connections through recreational activities. 8 weeks ago, the Playground team gave birth to a sleek and user friendly app for iPhone and Android smartphones that […]

Virgin Hotels – Show me the Big Idea !

September 26, 2010

3

Virgin announced on September 20th the launch of the latest addition to its portfolio of brands: Virgin Hotels. So far, the group has reportedly over 300 branded companies, covering everything from mobile phone operator, financial services, Megastores and Formula 1 racing to soft drink, space tourism and, most notably, airlines. After a failed launch in […]

Hotel innovation: The Quincy Singapore

September 20, 2010

4

All-inclusive concepts have always been the private hunting ground of resorts on the Red Sea or the Caribbean making them the perfect place for families to enjoy their holidays without worrying about extra charge, food and beverage bills or activities. But no one, that I know of, dared to “export” the all-inclusive concept in an […]

Are Hotels Condemned to Live in the Past?

September 16, 2010

4

We are all thrilled by new technologies and how innovation can influence the way we live and how we run businesses. The challenge we all face is that technology is evolving so fast that by the time we just comprehend the way it works it is already too late. I came across this futuristic, yet […]

WiFi connection in Hotels: The new Hot Water?

September 12, 2010

13

Last July I wrote this post Should Internet access be Free in Hotels. After numerous feed back online and offline and having read several related articles, each one pushing a different opinion, my thinking has slightly evolved over time so I have decided to write this follow-up post. I also felt it was important to […]

The Power of Common Sense

September 9, 2010

5

Fifteen years ago when I just started my professional career with zero experience in the hotel industry, I had lunch with a veteran hotelier that was working for the group I had joined. I never forgot what he told me: “Fabrice, the hotel industry is very complex and takes on board numerous factors that you […]

Taboo – With or Without Condom?

September 4, 2010

18

This remains one of the biggest taboo question in the hotel industry and I have to admit that I have actually hesitated for some time before publishing this post. Should hotels provide condoms in the rooms? We know that in some cases hotels already have them for sale as part of the mini-bar but the […]