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Sound Branding – Interview with Karlheinz Illner

October 23, 2010

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I recently had the chance to meet with Karlheinz Illner founder of KARLHEINZ ILLNER MARKEN & TONKULTUR, an international brand expert in the field of Sound Branding and Acoustic Identity. We are all familiar with the main dimensions of branding, however Sound Branding and Accoustic Identity are often forgotten though they have an obvious emotional […]

Mr and Mrs Smith travel website – thumbs up!

August 2, 2010

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I usually do not advertise businesses but I thought that one was so well put together that it deserved to be mentioned. It is rare to see a well designed and appealing third-party travel website and I must say, Mr and Mrs. Smith Boutique and Luxury Hotels Specialists (http://www.mrandmrssmith.com) does make me want to book. […]

Innovation – why has the hotel industry missed the train?

July 6, 2010

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Interested about branding, my eyes always stop on articles about the great brands of this world. If you look at any chart, you will always find that all the brands listed are always brands that came up with great innovations. Whether it is 5 years ago, 20 years or 50 years ago. Each single one […]

Are management contracts hotel brands’ best enemies?

July 6, 2010

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This is something that is not always known by people outside of the industry but today it is very rare that large hotel companies such as Marriott, Starwood, Accor or IHG own any of their hotels. They own the brand that seats on the roof and are being paid management fees by the actual owner […]

Independent hotels vs. Global brands. Fair game?

June 28, 2010

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I was reading recently this report on hotel-blogs.com. “According to the hotel research company MKG Group, over 80,000 hotel rooms have been added to EU hotel supply (reaching 147,000 hotels and 5.2 milions rooms), half of which in Spain, Germany and Italy. According to MKG Hospitality, the EU is experiencing a certain level of restructuring, […]

Sleeping beside the pharaohs

May 22, 2010

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I was recently in Cairo for a 24-hour business trip. My client recommended me a hotel near their office. All I needed was a bed and a hot shower so I didn’t really bother checking further. The USD 65 room rate did trigger a small concern in my mind about where I was going to […]