Hotel bookings – ABN Miami Hotels http://abnmiamihotels.com/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 21:56:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://abnmiamihotels.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-2-120x120.png Hotel bookings – ABN Miami Hotels http://abnmiamihotels.com/ 32 32 Suella Braverman ‘turned down hotel reservations for migrants because they were in conservative neighborhoods’ https://abnmiamihotels.com/suella-braverman-turned-down-hotel-reservations-for-migrants-because-they-were-in-conservative-neighborhoods/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 07:27:00 +0000 https://abnmiamihotels.com/suella-braverman-turned-down-hotel-reservations-for-migrants-because-they-were-in-conservative-neighborhoods/ November 1, 2022, 07:27 | Updated: November 1, 2022, 09:53 The Home Secretary has refused to send migrants to hotels in Tory voting areas, it has been claimed. Photo: Aliyah The Home Secretary reportedly refused to sign hotel reservations for the migrants, which would have eased the pressure on the Manston processing center because “they […]]]>

November 1, 2022, 07:27 | Updated: November 1, 2022, 09:53

The Home Secretary has refused to send migrants to hotels in Tory voting areas, it has been claimed.

Photo: Aliyah


The Home Secretary reportedly refused to sign hotel reservations for the migrants, which would have eased the pressure on the Manston processing center because “they were in Tory voting areas”.

A senior government source told LBC that Suella Braverman had been presented with options to move asylum seekers from the crowded site in Kent, where conditions would be ‘miserable’, but would not approve of those in Tory seats .

It is claimed that three hotels were approved last week in Labor constituencies, although the source did not confirm where they are.

Immigration Minister Robert Jenrick denied the allegations.

Priti Patel is also accused of taking the same approach when she was Home Secretary and allegedly refused to sign bookings for the same reason over the summer.

Read more: Britain facing ‘an invasion of our south coast’ and asylum system broken, admits Home Secretary

Read more: Andrew Marr says Braverman is ‘swimming hard’ and compares Commons speech to ‘disgusting’ sewer leak

The Home Office source told LBC that Ms Patel ‘has been telling officials over the summer that she wants the migrants to leave the hotels, but they have nowhere to go .

“She refused to sign them and the reason is that they were in the Conservative voting areas.”

More than 4,000 migrants are currently in Manston, including children, while the official capacity is 1,500.

But the source said the system at the site, which is around 20 miles from Dover, is “starting to collapse at 400” people.

Prison Officers Association deputy general secretary Andy Baxter told LBC that four marquees originally formed the short-term detention facility, and each was designed to handle 150 people.

He said “the point where he probably started to struggle” was when the number of migrants at the site reached over 600. LBC understands there are now seven treatment tents.

Mr Baxter, whose union represents 160 Manston staff, said they needed ‘urgent assurances’ that they were not breaking the law and would not face personal liability because that people are “illegally detained”.

Meanwhile, speaking on LBC’s Nick Ferrari at breakfast, Mr Jenrick said: “People who live in Kent have faced a huge burden due to illegal migration – not just this year. but over many years.

“I have immense sympathy for them and their local councils and the work they have had to do on behalf of the whole country.

“We are working to try to disperse individuals across the UK so that this burden is fair – there is no politics in this – it is simply a matter of practicality.”

Liberal Democrat Cabinet Spokesperson Christine Jardine, MP, said: ‘If true, this is yet another example of the Tories putting the interests of their party ahead of the national interest and the state of right.

“Suella Braverman still has more serious questions to answer about her conduct as Home Secretary.

“Now more than ever there needs to be a Cabinet Office inquiry, it’s the straw that breaks the camel’s back.”

The Times reported that Home Secretary Suella Braverman learned at least three weeks ago that migrant families, including children, were being held in Manston for four weeks, which would put the government in breach with the law.

A government source told LBC that the Home Office “will be ignorant and pretend they didn’t know it was happening, but of course they know, they’ve known since the summer.

” It’s getting worse. There are more and more arrivals, for which there is no solution.

It is also claimed that the government will be forced to ‘pay a premium’ for hotel bookings due to a lack of businesses ‘willing to accept them’.

It is estimated that housing asylum seekers in hotels is already costing the government £6.8million a day.

Responding to allegations that she ignored legal advice urging the government to reserve hotel rooms for migrants, Ms Braverman insisted that was untrue.

She told the Commons on Monday since taking over as Home Secretary ‘9,500 people have been moved out of Manston or Western Jet Foil, the original testing center in Dover, many of them in hotels, and I have never ignored legal advice.”

She told MPs ‘As a former Attorney General I know it is important to consider legal advice at every stage and we will work hard to find alternative accommodation to relieve the pressure.’

Braverman told MPs the government had made deals with 30 hotels since September 6, creating an additional 4,500 hotel beds for migrants.

A Home Office spokesman also denied that legal advice had been ignored. They told LBC: ‘The Home Secretary has taken urgent decisions to alleviate the problems in Manston and find alternative accommodation. Claims advice that has been deliberately ignored is completely wrong.

“It is right that we consider all available options so that decisions can be made based on the latest operational and legal advice.

“The number of people arriving in the UK via small boats has reached record levels, which has put our asylum system under incredible pressure and is costing the UK taxpayer millions of pounds a day.”

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UK Home Secretary denies blocking hotel bookings for migrants https://abnmiamihotels.com/uk-home-secretary-denies-blocking-hotel-bookings-for-migrants/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 21:19:10 +0000 https://abnmiamihotels.com/uk-home-secretary-denies-blocking-hotel-bookings-for-migrants/ LONDON British Home Secretary Suella Braverman told parliament on Monday that she had never tried to prevent hotels being booked to house migrants. Braverman is under increasing pressure due to reports from the migrant processing center in Manston, south-east England, that it is overcrowded and his living conditions are deteriorating, including outbreaks of diphtheria. She […]]]>

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British Home Secretary Suella Braverman told parliament on Monday that she had never tried to prevent hotels being booked to house migrants.

Braverman is under increasing pressure due to reports from the migrant processing center in Manston, south-east England, that it is overcrowded and his living conditions are deteriorating, including outbreaks of diphtheria.

She said she knew “the importance of heeding legal advice” and that at all times she had “worked hard to find accommodation to relieve the pressure in Manston”.

Manston is supposed to hold up to 1,000 people for up to 48 hours, but is currently holding around 4,000.

On Sunday, a migrant center in Dover, also in south-east England, was set on fire by a man who later took his own life.

The Times, a British daily, claimed in a report that Braverman blocked the booking of new hotels for migrants and ignored legal advice.

“In no way did I block the purchase of hotels or alternative accommodation to take the pressure off Manston, that’s just not true,” Braverman said, adding that she actually approved the booking dozens of hotels since becoming home. secretary.

She was, however, critical of the amount of money spent on obtaining hotel accommodation and said some hotels were four star. It was not “an acceptable use of taxpayers’ money”, she said.

Braverman told MPs: “Let’s be clear about what’s really going on here – the British people deserve to know who is serious about stopping the invasion of our south coast and who isn’t. claim that they are all refugees in distress, the whole country knows that is not true.”

She added that she was serious about ending illegal migration and fixing the “hopelessly lax asylum system”.

Earlier today, Braverman was forced to admit in a letter that sent official documents from her government email to her personal email six times during her first stint as Home Secretary, which lasted six weeks.

She then resigned from the government of former Prime Minister Liz Truss over a breach of the ministerial code, before being reappointed as interior minister six days later by current Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.


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Qatar hotel bookings surge ahead of FIFA World Cup https://abnmiamihotels.com/qatar-hotel-bookings-surge-ahead-of-fifa-world-cup/ Wed, 26 Oct 2022 23:13:30 +0000 https://abnmiamihotels.com/qatar-hotel-bookings-surge-ahead-of-fifa-world-cup/ During the months of November and December 2022, Qatar will welcome football fans around the world as the first Arab country to host the FIFA World Cup. With the first match kicking off on November 20, hotel bookings in the country have increased since rooms were made public earlier this month. Over the next few […]]]>

During the months of November and December 2022, Qatar will welcome football fans around the world as the first Arab country to host the FIFA World Cup. With the first match kicking off on November 20, hotel bookings in the country have increased since rooms were made public earlier this month. Over the next few months, STR will publish a series of articles to analyze trends in hotel bookings for the “mega event” and examine historical data as it comes up, not only in Qatar, but also in surrounding destinations before and after the event.

One of the main differences in this edition of the World Cup is the requirement for arrivals to have at least one match ticket to enter Qatar. The exception to this rule is that up to three fans may enter by invitation from a ticket holder, but an entry fee will apply for those 12 and older who take this approach. These rules have been implemented to ensure that all ticket holders can book accommodation for the dates required. Even with this policy, hotels are still expected to experience significant levels of demand, which will lead to significant growth in the average daily rate (ADR).

Another difference in the Qatari version of the World Cup is the short distance between the host stadiums. A total of eight stadiums, in and around Doha, will host the 64 matches, which is likely to create an exciting atmosphere for the participants. Proximity to stadiums means that much of the hotel demand will be concentrated in the same area.

Increases in demand are evident, but there is room for more

Use of STRs STAR front data from October 17, Qatar’s occupancy in the books averages 70% from November 20 to December 18. Throughout this period, the occupancy rate in the books does not drop below 53% with a current peak of 83% on November 26, when neighboring Saudi Arabia enters the scene.

Given the steady increase in hotel bookings in Qatar in recent weeks, levels are expected to rise further in the coming month. Higher levels would align with historical trends in Qatar, as updated occupancy for the comparable period in 2019 remained at at least 65% and peaked at 86%.

Hoteliers likely to score on ADR

The last FIFA World Cup, which took place in a pre-pandemic world, took place in Moscow and other Russian cities. While there was a solid impact on occupancy, the biggest increase for hoteliers in the Russian capital came from room rates, as the ADR over the 32-day period peaked at 444, 01 USD and did not fall below 265.44 USD. For comparison, Moscow recorded a high of just $115.70 for the same period the following year, underscoring the significant impact such an event can have on daily rates.

For Qatar, the ADR is already starting at a healthy level. In the first nine months of the year, the country’s ADR of 421.74 QAR was 14.6% higher than the comparable period of 2019. In USD terms, the country’s ADR of 115.87 was 14.6% higher than the comparable period of 2019. 13.4% compared to 2019.

Events continue to drive post-pandemic recovery

Sporting mega-events are capable of attracting large numbers of spectators, event personnel and competitors. Combined, these parts lead to positive results for local hoteliers as well as many other leisure-oriented industries.

Throughout 2022, as sporting events have returned from a pandemic pause, STR has examined the impact such occasions can have on local hotel markets. This analysis was conducted through events such as 6 Nations Rugby Championship, commonwealth games and Formula 1.

About STR

STR provides premium benchmarking data, analysis and market insights for the global hospitality industry. Founded in 1985, STR operates in 15 countries with North American headquarters in Hendersonville, Tennessee, international headquarters in London, and Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore. STR was acquired in October 2019 by CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP), the leading provider of online commercial real estate information, analysis and marketplaces. For more information, please visit str.com and costargroup.com.

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NFT hotel reservations that can be resold if you can’t get there https://abnmiamihotels.com/nft-hotel-reservations-that-can-be-resold-if-you-cant-get-there/ Wed, 19 Oct 2022 02:10:00 +0000 https://abnmiamihotels.com/nft-hotel-reservations-that-can-be-resold-if-you-cant-get-there/ NFT Hotel Reservations: Travel industries are moving towards blockchain. They are now using NFTs to sell travel products that can be resold if the buyer cannot make the trip. Italian society Takyon have a new product that uses NFTs to represent reservations. The startup wants to radically change the way customers design travel. The mechanism […]]]>

NFT Hotel Reservations: Travel industries are moving towards blockchain. They are now using NFTs to sell travel products that can be resold if the buyer cannot make the trip.

Italian society Takyon have a new product that uses NFTs to represent reservations. The startup wants to radically change the way customers design travel.

The mechanism will be based on so-called resalable tariffs. A resalable fare allows the customer to resell and transfer it in case they cannot use their reservation. This new product was born in the current economic context, full of changes and volatility.

When a customer books accommodation with a resale rate, the company generates a non-fungible token (NFT) representing the ownership. Being an NFT, it can be securely and verifiably transferred to any user anywhere in the world. This without the two parties needing to know each other. They don’t need to have a relationship of trust with each other.

NFT Hotel Reservations

Takyon is an innovative startup with three young entrepreneurs behind it – Antonio Picozzi, Giuseppe Monteleone and Niccolò Francesco Marino. The aim is to change the travel booking market in Italy. In just a few days since its inception; the company has accumulated 5,000 followers on Instagram and more than 1.3 thousand visits to the website.

Takyon wants to become the tool for booking stays and experiences via NFTs, guaranteeing flexibility, sustainability and uniqueness to travellers.

The company can turn a reservation into a digital asset (NFT) by removing the buyer’s name and making it resalable. By doing so, they create a resale rate, which is a non-refundable prepaid booking fee. It costs, on average, 20% less, compared to the usual reimbursable rate.

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Need for new paradigms

Antonio Picozzi is the CEO and co-founder of Takyon. He says travel services, and therefore hotels, need a new paradigm that simplifies the same functions that have been performed for years. Antonio sees NFTs as the missing piece of the puzzle.

“We want to create a new paradigm in the world of travel booking. This involves moving from the current reserve nominality logic to a reserve in the form of an NFT. By doing so, our users will be able to exchange trips and create unique experiences and memories.

Giuseppe Monteleone is the CMO and another co-founder of the startup. He prefers to talk about advantages rather than changes.

“There are many benefits for everyone in the travel industry and our partners support us. A few days ago we published the first NFT with the Grand Hotel Victoria. This is a flagship property on Lake Como. Other partners join us to benefit from the exclusive advantages of being part of our network.

Speculators

For speculators, there might come a day when you could buy a vacation package up to a year before the vacation. Then you could sell it to last-minute people who are willing to pay double to secure a trip because they weren’t organized a year ago.

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Europe hotel bookings approach pre-Covid levels https://abnmiamihotels.com/europe-hotel-bookings-approach-pre-covid-levels/ Wed, 12 Oct 2022 10:28:47 +0000 https://abnmiamihotels.com/europe-hotel-bookings-approach-pre-covid-levels/ Corporate hotel bookings in Europe have nearly returned to pre-Covid levels, while delivery times have also normalized, according to data from HotelHub. The hotel booking specialist said international corporate bookings in Europe in the third quarter of 2022 accounted for 43% of all hotel sales, compared to a market share of 44% in 2019. HotelHub […]]]>

Corporate hotel bookings in Europe have nearly returned to pre-Covid levels, while delivery times have also normalized, according to data from HotelHub.

The hotel booking specialist said international corporate bookings in Europe in the third quarter of 2022 accounted for 43% of all hotel sales, compared to a market share of 44% in 2019.

HotelHub also found that the average lead time for corporate hotel bookings in Europe increased over the past three months to 17 days, which was similar to the advance booking period in the third quarter of 2019. At this time last year, the delay was only nine days. days before departure for Europe.

Another trend saw the number of online hotel bookings accelerate significantly in the quarter, compared to the same period in 2019. In September 2019, 29% of corporate bookings were made through online booking tools (OBT) connected to HotelHub, but that figure has jumped. up to 62% at the end of September 2022.

HotelHub added that average daily rates (ADRs) in major city destinations across Europe began to stabilize or decline slightly in the third quarter after reaching or exceeding 2019 prices in the second quarter of 2022.

ADR in London fell from $313 in June 2022 to $276 in September 2022, while rates in Paris fell from $231 to $211 over the same period and hotels in Rome saw a drop of $192 to $181.

Eric Meierhans, Chief Commercial Officer of HotelHub, said: “It is very encouraging to see that international travel continues to increase, particularly in Europe where international hotel bookings are only one percent below industry levels. before the pandemic.

“The fact that average times are more or less back to where they were before the pandemic is also a good sign that business travelers can plan ahead with greater confidence and don’t need make last-minute decisions or change their travel plans. .”

Meierhans added that the increase in the proportion of online bookings could be the “result of TMC staff shortages and service issues, meaning businesses are more reliant on their OBT.”

“The spike in average hotel rates we saw last quarter has also stabilized in most key cities, particularly in Europe, now that supply and demand are stabilizing,” he said.

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Europe hotel bookings approach pre-Covid levels https://abnmiamihotels.com/europe-hotel-bookings-approach-pre-covid-levels-2/ Wed, 12 Oct 2022 10:28:47 +0000 https://abnmiamihotels.com/europe-hotel-bookings-approach-pre-covid-levels-2/ Corporate hotel bookings in Europe have nearly returned to pre-Covid levels, while delivery times have also normalized, according to data from HotelHub. The hotel booking specialist said international corporate bookings in Europe in the third quarter of 2022 accounted for 43% of all hotel sales, compared to a market share of 44% in 2019. HotelHub […]]]>

Corporate hotel bookings in Europe have nearly returned to pre-Covid levels, while delivery times have also normalized, according to data from HotelHub.

The hotel booking specialist said international corporate bookings in Europe in the third quarter of 2022 accounted for 43% of all hotel sales, compared to a market share of 44% in 2019.

HotelHub also found that the average lead time for corporate hotel bookings in Europe increased over the past three months to 17 days, which was similar to the advance booking period in the third quarter of 2019. At this time last year, the delay was only nine days. days before departure for Europe.

Another trend saw the number of online hotel bookings accelerate significantly in the quarter, compared to the same period in 2019. In September 2019, 29% of corporate bookings were made through online booking tools (OBT) connected to HotelHub, but that figure has jumped. up to 62% at the end of September 2022.

HotelHub added that average daily rates (ADRs) in major city destinations across Europe began to stabilize or decline slightly in the third quarter after reaching or exceeding 2019 prices in the second quarter of 2022.

ADR in London fell from $313 in June 2022 to $276 in September 2022, while rates in Paris fell from $231 to $211 over the same period and hotels in Rome saw a drop of $192 to $181.

Eric Meierhans, Chief Commercial Officer of HotelHub, said: “It is very encouraging to see that international travel continues to increase, particularly in Europe where international hotel bookings are only one percent below industry levels. before the pandemic.

“The fact that average times are more or less back to where they were before the pandemic is also a good sign that business travelers can plan ahead with greater confidence and don’t need make last-minute decisions or change their travel plans. .”

Meierhans added that the increase in the proportion of online bookings could be the “result of TMC staff shortages and service issues, meaning businesses are more reliant on their OBT.”

“The spike in average hotel rates we saw last quarter has also stabilized in most key cities, particularly in Europe, now that supply and demand are stabilizing,” he said.

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The Best Time for Hotel Bookings: How to Save on Your Stay https://abnmiamihotels.com/the-best-time-for-hotel-bookings-how-to-save-on-your-stay/ Wed, 12 Oct 2022 01:51:51 +0000 https://abnmiamihotels.com/the-best-time-for-hotel-bookings-how-to-save-on-your-stay/ You’re ready to book your hotel for a trip, but is there a “best” time to book to save money? Travel experts are stepping in so you can save. There are all kinds of myths and legends about how to get the best deals on hotel reservations. Perhaps the most common belief is that when […]]]>

You’re ready to book your hotel for a trip, but is there a “best” time to book to save money? Travel experts are stepping in so you can save.

There are all kinds of myths and legends about how to get the best deals on hotel reservations. Perhaps the most common belief is that when – the day or time of the week we book our trip – is the most important factor of all. But does timing really matter? And what are the best rules of thumb when it comes to getting the cheapest hotel booking possible, every time?

Timing is everything

Booking a hotel is NOT the same as booking flights. While a good rule of thumb for snagging a cheap plane ticket is to book on a Monday or Tuesday, the exact opposite is true for hotels.

“A general rule is to avoid booking hotels at the start of the week, say Monday to Wednesday, because that’s a peak time when people are planning their trips, so there’s a lot of demand,” says Samantha Brown, travel expert and two-time Emmy-winning host of “Places to Love” on PBS. There’s a pretty steadfast reason for that: “This demand drops towards the end of the week when hotels see they won’t fill their rooms, so they start lowering prices on Friday and Saturday, making those days the best moment”. to book a hotel.

Another difference between booking hotels and booking flights is flexibility. With many hotel chains, you don’t have to pay upfront like you do with a plane ticket, and you can cancel without penalty, Brown says. (Especially if you’re a rewards member.) Just make sure you know the cancellation policy before you book.

Can you book too far in advance?

How far in advance is too far in advance to make a reservation? “There’s a saying in travel adviser circles that ‘book early, book late’, which means it’s okay to book a room in advance as soon as you know you’re going. going somewhere, especially one that’s within your budget and has all the bells and whistles you want in a hotel,” says Brown.

But, you should continue to be on the lookout for better deals. These deals will usually start happening within two weeks of your trip. One of Brown’s favorite apps is Hotel Tonight. “I had to use the app multiple times to book a nice hotel due to canceled flights or last minute changes to travel plans. The rates are phenomenal, and for very nice hotels. I always think I’ll use it for my husband and I to have a spontaneous romantic weekend in New York – it never happens, but a girl can dream,” says Brown.

Nothing is certain

Support does not mean guarantees. It’s a myth that you’ll automatically save more money by booking your hotel stay early. “Most of the time you’ll save a lot more by booking last minute. It’s all about supply and demand,” says Colleen Carswell, a former hotel sales manager turned hotel solutions strategist.

Supply + Demand

Ultimately, the deal you get depends on supply and demand. Hotels need filled rooms to make money – on the room itself, on ancillary purchases, and through word of mouth and referrals. “In terms of the industry, their goal is simple: put your head to bed. If hotels still have rooms for sale for your stay dates, they’ll likely cut prices at the last minute in hopes of selling more of their ‘inventory,’” says Carswell.

However, supply and demand work both ways. Which means, “If the demand for hotel rooms is high and the supply of empty rooms is low, you’ll pay more,” says Carswell. This most often happens during holidays and when there are big events at the hotel or in the area. Think of things like festivals, marathons, political rallies, sporting events, etc.

To make it all work best for your stress level and budget, Carswell recommends BE-CALM: book early, check back at the last minute. “When booking early, be sure to triple check the cancellation policy so the date doesn’t come and go. Cancellation policies vary widely by hotel, brand, location, etc. Then , before the cancellation date, check again to see if you can find lower rates online,” says Carswell.

If you find a lower rate, great! “You can cancel your original booking and save money with the new one. If you can’t find a lower rate, that’s great too! You got the best deal possible because of your wise decision to BE QUIET,” says Carswell.

Book directly

Many hotels have policies that allow you to get the best price plus additional perks like upgrades and late check-outs, if you book directly through the hotel rather than a third party. “Either look online or call the hotel you’re considering and find out if they have any incentives to book directly through them, like reStays’ Best Price Guarantee. If you find a better price, just let us know directly when booking and we’ll take care of the rest,” says Claudine Hart, Marketing Director of reStays Ottawa.

Be flexible when you can

The day of the week/time of day will not affect the price, but the dates of your trip will. “While your travel dates may be flexible, most hotel booking engines have calendars that display rates by date,” says Amaury Piedra, Managing Director, Caribe Royale Orlando Resort. (Don’t forget to book directly to take advantage of the best offers and the best cancellation conditions!)

If you have the flexibility, you can often find great deals on rooms during times when the hotel is less busy. “Keep price versus value in mind and check for hotel specials. Sometimes the best deals are in high value packages,” says Piedra.

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Eurovision Song Contest: Glasgow hotel bookings skyrocket as city named in bottom two https://abnmiamihotels.com/eurovision-song-contest-glasgow-hotel-bookings-skyrocket-as-city-named-in-bottom-two/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 13:42:31 +0000 https://abnmiamihotels.com/eurovision-song-contest-glasgow-hotel-bookings-skyrocket-as-city-named-in-bottom-two/ Hotels are already booking up fast in Glasgow after the city was named one of only two candidates to host the Eurovision Song Contest. Scotland’s biggest city will take on Liverpool – with the 14,000 capacity OVO Hydro lined up as the venue if Glasgow win. Eurovision – coming to the UK because war-torn reigning […]]]>

Hotels are already booking up fast in Glasgow after the city was named one of only two candidates to host the Eurovision Song Contest.

Scotland’s biggest city will take on Liverpool – with the 14,000 capacity OVO Hydro lined up as the venue if Glasgow win.

Eurovision – coming to the UK because war-torn reigning champions Ukraine cannot host – takes place over five nights, culminating in a grand final on Saturday.

Although the dates for the event have not been confirmed, a search on Booking.com shows that 90% of hotel rooms in Glasgow are already booked between Tuesday May 9 and Sunday May 14.

Meanwhile, hotel chain Travelodge said: “Anticipation is certainly growing as to which city will host the Eurovision Song Contest 2023.

“As one of the UK’s largest hotel chains, we are seeing an increase in visits, not just from all over the UK, but around the world, to our website to search for Travelodge hotels. in the pre-selected cities.

“Glasgow is currently a very popular search location on our website, attracting almost a million viewers a week. Our six hotel teams across Glasgow have been working hard to ensure that the city is selected as the host city.

Room prices have skyrocketed at other hotels due to demand for these dates.

When STV News checked, a premium room at the Yotel in the city center from May 9-14 on a non-member rate was priced at £799 per night, a total of £3,995 for the week, down from just £122 per night from October 25-30 – an increase of over 550%.

The Glasgow Marriott’s Deluxe Room Package for non-members costs £3,820 on May dates (£764 per night) compared to £990 for a Tuesday-Sunday stay in October (£198 per night).

A Queen room at the budget ibis Styles hotel costs £1,668 for flexible booking across all five nights in May, compared to £737 from October 25-30.

UK Hospitality Scotland’s Executive Director, Leon Thompson, said: “If Glasgow is chosen as the host city of Eurovision, it will be a well-deserved accolade for the UNESCO City of Music.

“After a very difficult few years, during the pandemic and its aftermath, Eurovision would give a very welcome extra boost to the city which time and again proves to be the perfect stage for live music events.

“Visitors to the city can be assured of a warm and friendly welcome, with the city’s hospitality businesses providing excellent experiences and services in pubs, bars, restaurants and clubs.

“As with all major events, accommodation will be at a premium. So if Glasgow is successful, visitors planning to attend Eurovision, or simply travel to the city to enjoy the atmosphere, should book as soon as possible.

Aberdeen and Edinburgh also made bids to host the competition, but failed to qualify for the second stage.

Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle and Sheffield made the initial list of potential cities.

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Eurovision Song Contest: Glasgow hotel bookings skyrocket as city named in bottom two https://abnmiamihotels.com/eurovision-song-contest-glasgow-hotel-bookings-skyrocket-as-city-named-in-bottom-two-2/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://abnmiamihotels.com/eurovision-song-contest-glasgow-hotel-bookings-skyrocket-as-city-named-in-bottom-two-2/ Hotels are already booking up fast in Glasgow after the city was named one of only two candidates to host the Eurovision Song Contest. Scotland’s biggest city will take on Liverpool – with the 14,000 capacity OVO Hydro lined up as the venue if Glasgow win. Eurovision – coming to the UK because war-torn reigning […]]]>

Hotels are already booking up fast in Glasgow after the city was named one of only two candidates to host the Eurovision Song Contest.

Scotland’s biggest city will take on Liverpool – with the 14,000 capacity OVO Hydro lined up as the venue if Glasgow win.

Eurovision – coming to the UK because war-torn reigning champions Ukraine cannot host – takes place over five nights, culminating in a grand final on Saturday.

Although the dates for the event have not been confirmed, a search on Booking.com shows that 90% of hotel rooms in Glasgow are already booked between Tuesday May 9 and Sunday May 14.

Meanwhile, hotel chain Travelodge said: “Anticipation is certainly growing as to which city will host the Eurovision Song Contest 2023.

“As one of the UK’s largest hotel chains, we are seeing an increase in visits, not just from all over the UK, but around the world, to our website to search for Travelodge hotels. in the pre-selected cities.

“Glasgow is currently a very popular search location on our website, attracting almost a million viewers a week. Our six hotel teams across Glasgow have been working hard to ensure that the city is selected as the host city.

Room prices have skyrocketed at other hotels due to demand for these dates.

When STV News checked, a premium room at the Yotel in the city center from May 9-14 on a non-member rate was priced at £799 per night, a total of £3,995 for the week, down from just £122 per night from October 25-30 – an increase of over 550%.

The Glasgow Marriott’s Deluxe Room Package for non-members costs £3,820 on May dates (£764 per night) compared to £990 for a Tuesday-Sunday stay in October (£198 per night).

A Queen room at the budget ibis Styles hotel costs £1,668 for flexible booking across all five nights in May, compared to £737 from October 25-30.

UK Hospitality Scotland’s Executive Director, Leon Thompson, said: “If Glasgow is chosen as the host city of Eurovision, it will be a well-deserved accolade for the UNESCO City of Music.

“After a very difficult few years, during the pandemic and its aftermath, Eurovision would give a very welcome extra boost to the city which time and again proves to be the perfect stage for live music events.

“Visitors to the city can be assured of a warm and friendly welcome, with the city’s hospitality businesses providing excellent experiences and services in pubs, bars, restaurants and clubs.

“As with all major events, accommodation will be at a premium. So if Glasgow is successful, visitors planning to attend Eurovision, or simply travel to the city to enjoy the atmosphere, should book as soon as possible.

Aberdeen and Edinburgh also made bids to host the competition, but failed to qualify for the second stage.

Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle and Sheffield made the initial list of potential cities.

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Derry said the opening of The Porter House Hotel was part of a large-scale expansion by Accor in the Pacific, with 11 new hotels due to open before the end of 2023.

They include the launch of the 25hours brand in Australia, new airport hotels at Melbourne and Auckland airports, and another heritage restoration in Sydney, the Morris Hotel, which is created from the old hotel. West End built in 1929 at Pitt Street.

“While Sydney and Melbourne have a number of new developments and new offerings, at the end of the day people want to have experiences and want to come back to the cities,” Derry said.

“We are starting to see occupations increasing in the cities. And what’s driving that are the returning conferences and a demand for good food and drink. So it’s finally getting better and that’s good news,” Derry said.

Melbourne’s Accor hotels are 90 per cent full for this weekend’s AFL Grand Final.

Burke said as of April this year, demand had risen to around 90% of pre-COVID levels, in 2019.

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“Over the past two months, demand has weakened, but this reflects the winter surge of COVID and expected weakness in traditionally weaker demand months. [of the year],” he said.

Average room rates charged by hotels are rising sharply due to labor shortages, inflation and pent-up demand from delayed events.

“Rates are consistently 30-35% higher than the same week in 2019,” Burke said.

Melbourne hotel occupancy rates averaged nearly 59% in August. Those in Sydney were higher, at 65%. Average revenue per room for the month in the southern capital was $120, while Sydney recorded $158.

Australian Hotels Association chief executive Stephen Ferguson said the most pressing issue for hotel managers is a severe labor shortage, a fact recognized at the recent Jobs Summit and the competences of the Albanian government.

“I’m happy to say there was strong acknowledgment across the summit regarding labor shortages – and that’s something I pushed for from the start,” Ferguson said.

Amid a staff crisis and rising costs, Marriott International is moving forward with 14 additional luxury properties in Asia Pacific by the end of 2023. It now operates 156 luxury properties, with brands such as The Ritz-Carlton, St Regis and W Hotels.

“Today’s luxury traveler is looking for authentic experiences that are personalized, thoughtful and meaningful,” said Bart Buiring, Group Sales and Marketing Director Asia Pacific.

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