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For the time being, leaving your home
Safe & Sound
There have been many shows and online videos investigating the cleanliness and safety of a hotel establishment. However after the pandemic hit, the entire concept of keeping things safe and sound has been brought to a level like never before. Among many industries, the tourism industry has certainly taken its...
Restaurant patronage slowly restoring in Bangkok
The lockdown due to COVID19 took a toll on many things during 2020 and very quickly the world came to realize how fond, if not dependent we are on eating out. Humans after all are by nature social animals, and sharing a meal is an important part of that. As...
Heliconia Bangkok
The ‘luxe’ experience
One constant in the consumer-centric hospitality industry is the importance of the human touch and bespoke experiences. Immersive local guest experiences Embracing innovation in hospitality is crucial to attract an increasingly diverse range of guests. Relying on brand history and presence are no longer enough and brands need to further...
hospitality consultant
Rebooting body, mind and soul
Health boosting programmes have proven the most effective by integrating a holistic approach that are in high demand so that eco-luxury hotels around the world are now offering wellness packages that will make you feel anew. So if you need a reboot of the body and mind, here are some...
hospitality consultant
Anything is possible
Almost anything is possible when it comes to special requests at top luxury hotels and resorts, where a team of concierges and butlers will do just about anything that can be imagined to please and pamper hotel guests to enjoy their vacations. Armed with creative helping hands, they are there...
hospitality consultant
Larry Van Ooyen, Principal of LVO Associates
This article originally appeared at www.asianentrepreneur.org. Larry Van Ooyen is a hospitality consultant with over 35 years of global career experience designing bar, café, restaurant and hotels concepts. What’s your story? When I was growing up during my teens, I thought I was going to be a teacher. But then...
As an effective way to reduce carbon footprint
Sustainable Travel Trails
Eco-consciousness is on the rise in the hospitality industry as guests are looking for sustainable and authentic experiences. While luxury hotels have resorted to going green as millennials demand sustainable travel options. As trends continue to change every year, we will see more eco-friendly practices that support sustainability and connect...
hospitality consultant
Waste not, want not
Sometimes, it’s too hard to say no to delicious food. Whether it’s a second helping of pancakes at breakfast, an extra serving of mashed potatoes at lunch, or an unnecessary dessert after dinner, we’ve all found ourselves staring at a plate of food knowing that we won't be able to...
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Wellness taking a holistic path
New trends that have a meaningful impact on a US$4.2 trillion global wellness industry have come to light. This year the trends push the health and wellness envelope in unprecedented ways and these very new directions in wellness will grow worldwide and become big business in the years ahead. Natural...
restaurant consultant
Asian food fads
As consumers become more aware of the consequences of the food choices they make, they are paying more attention to what food they consume. According to a Nielsen Study almost three in five Asian consumers say they carefully read the nutritional labels on products. Nutritional labelling has come a long...