All Hotels Need a PR Plan

5W PR

Whether a hotel is small, inexpensive, luxury, a resort, near a national park, or something else, PR should be a primary concern for any destination. For small hotels, using social media platforms is a good way to do some targeted advertising without spending a lot of money.

Trump Hotels rebrands, shifts focus to millennials

PR Daily

Reports say Trump Hotels is among the first to suffer. This week, execs announced that its newest hotels will no longer feature Trump’s name—long a hallmark of the company’s properties. The new hotel line—a luxury brand marketed to millennials—will be called Scion.

Hotel Review – Applegarth Villas Bowness Windamere

Norton's Notes

We did the usual extensive search online and TripAdvisor and came across an adults only hotel called Applegarth Hotel which is located about a mile from the boat port of Bowness. To the back of the hotel is a quiet field which means you aren’t overlooked.

Facebook is building its own Hotel California

Communications Conversations

Facebook wants to be ubiquitous with your entire web experience, but to use another analogy; they’re out to build the web’s version of the Hotel California. Today’s guest post comes from a good friend of mine, Tony Saucier , director of social media at Life Time Fitness.

Hotel Fines Newlyweds $500 For Negative Reviews – What Were They Thinking?

Melissa Agnes

Union Street Guest House, a hotel in Hudson, New York, is being slammed for a policy they put in place in order to prohibit wedding parties from posting negative online reviews about them.

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Hilton, Choice Hotels garner positive PR for extended parental leave

PR Daily

The move garnered some positive feedback for the hotel chain on Twitter: @Probstisms , maybe we should switch from @Marriott to @HiltonHotels ! Choice Hotels announced that it would extend its parental leave and family care benefits in the United States.

Oscar Nominated Films and Their PR Takeaways

LTPR

Uncategorized Birdman Boyhood business Differentiation Film Grand Budapest Hotel Movies Oscars PR public relations storytelling Takeaways Wes Anderson The Oscars are finally (almost) here! Every year I look forward to the glitz and glamour of Hollywood’s star-studded event.

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Ten things I learnt from my trip to Cuba

Norton's Notes

The hotel we were staying in was a five star complex in Cayo Coko and it had everything you normally receive at a hotel in the topics. So we went to the hotel shop to see if we could get one. Food Hotels Reviews

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Strengthen Your Marketing Channels in 2015

David PR Group

The event was sponsored by Intercontinental Hotels and Bacardi , and the publicized goal was to choose a signature specialty cocktail that will be showcased in the hotels next year. The hotel chain’s goal was fairly clear to me from the outset.

The Moscow Marriott

Flatiron Communications

” Of course, the guy lounging by the Marriott Hotel pool, tablet in hand connected to the Internet via his cellular network, has no intention of fomenting an uprising against hotel management. Marriott Hotels Russia Vladimir Putin

Tripadvisor and how to get fined for negative reviews

Norton's Notes

Tony and Jan Jenkinson, had been on their way to Oxford to visit family, when they stopped off at a Blackpool hotel to split up their journey. The couple then felt they received a poor quality of service at the hotel and in turn wrote a negative review on Tripadvisor. The hotel then decided to take £100 off their card as a fine for this review. The Broadway Hotel had imposed the fine on the couple after they described the hotel as a “rotten stinking hovel.”

Big Data and the Human Experience

AirPR

Last week, I had the pleasure of spending 14 hours talking, thinking, and theorizing about the future of Big Data at Dell’s 1-5-10 Big Data event at San Francisco’s Clift Hotel.

Do the Olympics have an “American” problem?

Ron Torossian

Travel experts and other prognosticators are blaming high travel costs, few hotels, and, of course, the less than cordial relationship Washington DC has with North Korea.

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What Consumers Think About Travel Technology

Cision

Many are using digital travel technology, a trend that is changing the way consumers interact with airlines, hotel chains and other companies. While many airlines and hotels have created booking apps, those apps have not caught on.

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Boosting The Hospitality Business with PR

Ron Torossian

Even if you only have one location – restaurant, bar, hotel and the like, public relations should be part and parcel of every day. There are some things you should be doing to keep your business in the minds of customers – both current and potential ones. Customer Service.

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How A Holistic Approach to Social Media Can Improve Brand Performance

Cision

For many, the name MGM Resorts International conjures up images of the big green hotel on the Las Vegas strip, aka the MGM Grand. In the case of MGM Resorts International, there are hotels that serve distinct audiences. Hotel chains have operated similar programs for years.

W Bellevue: Where Green Meets Global Glamor, and Where PR Meets Influencers

Barokas

June 15 marked a momentous occasion, the Grand Opening of W Bellevue, the newest hotel opening for W since 2010. We were fortunate enough to get a few behind the scene tours as the property came to life to see just how incredible this hotel would be.

W Bellevue: Where Green Meets Global Glamor, and Where PR Meets Influencers

Barokas

June 15 marked a momentous occasion, the Grand Opening of W Bellevue, the newest hotel opening for W since 2010. We were fortunate enough to get a few behind the scene tours as the property came to life to see just how incredible this hotel would be.

5 Ways to Reach New Audiences Through Tech Innovations

Cision

In the travel industry, the IoT is being used in concert with branded mobile apps — typically paired with beacons that track and gather information from customers using mobile devices in airports, hotels, transit centers, etc. With a bit more order and understanding, apps can better predict airfare pricing and trends, while hotels can store and analyze frequent guests’ preferences — via website or app — and implement them for future stays.

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Moving Target: How Technology Changed the Travel Experience

Cision

While most hotels and airlines have yet to adopt wearable technology, one major brand has: Disney. Nothing is more frustrating than arriving at a hotel after a long trek only to find that your room isn’t ready.

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The Best PR? Simple Ideas, Well Packaged

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

To “gin up” business at a restored historic hotel in Louisville, bartender Adam Seeger claimed he had unearthed a Prohibition-era cocktail recipe in a secret passage in the hotel.

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Top 10 U.S. Travel Bloggers on Twitter

Cision

There's Fun Around Every Corner at the New Legoland Hotel [link] #travel pic.twitter.com/XNd6J0IBqY. This week we take a look at the Top 10 U.S. Travel Bloggers on Twitter, ranked by number of mentions of “Travel” as a keyword.

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Find Your Flow State with the Platypus Institute

Maine PR Maven

On Saturday, I met with Dr. David Bach of The Platypus Institute at the SoHo Grand Hotel in New York City. Dr. Bach is a neuroscientist who helps athletes and executives to essentially “train their brain” in order to achieve a state of “flow” where they can achieve a state of peak performance.

PR Takeaways From The Eclipse

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

On the other hand, there are several companies that sold glasses or operated hotels in the eclipse’s direct path with a perfectly legitimate reason to cash in. There are lasting public relations lessons from large, newsmaking, once-in-a-lifetime events.

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Public Affairs Manager of Airbnb Hong Kong and Taiwan Shares Perspectives with Hoffman APAC Team

The Hoffman Agency

World’s largest hotel chain. You can consider us the largest hotel chain the world,” said Marvin Ma, public affairs manager of Airbnb Hong Kong and Taiwan, who hosted a sharing session with the Hoffman APAC team. By Lauren Lee, Account Manager, Hoffman Hong Kong.

The Future of Healthcare: Now

LTPR

The forum, which was held at the beautiful Hilton Hotel in downtown Portland, featured national and regional healthcare experts discussing the delivery of healthcare in the future- an ever-changing topic. […].

Just Because You Get Away With Something For A While, Doesn’t Mean You Will Forever

Melissa Agnes

Last week I wrote about the Hotel that had a policy where they would fine newlyweds $500 for negative online reviews , whether written by the newlyweds or by any of their wedding guests. (If

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You Don’t Need Forrest Gump’s Mom for an Effective Live Video

PR News

Every six months the Television Critics Association (TCA)—some 400 folks in the media who get paid to watch television and write, talk, tweet and blog about it—commandeers a Hollywood-area hotel for two to three weeks. During that time the critics, holed up in a darkened ballroom, are witness to an almost nonstop parade of broadcast, cable… Continued. The post You Don’t Need Forrest Gump’s Mom for an Effective Live Video appeared first on PR News Blog. Social Media

PR Tactics in 2015: What’s Changed & What We Can Improve

Cision

As a newbie publicist, I wasn’t sure when to push back on client demands to jam-pack the itinerary, so my first trip had lots of early morning wake-up calls, hotel site visits, lengthy dinners with hotel managers that ran late and absolutely no free time. No boring hotel site visits!

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Supervisor fired for hanging black “slave” doll in employee break room

PR Daily

A general manager’s response to a recent racially charged incident at the Adam’s Mark Hotel in Kansas City may not be enough to stem criticism—or legal action. White supervisor hangs black slave doll w/ plastic bag noose @ Adams Mark Hotel.

5 Brilliant Brand PR Stunts And Why They Worked

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Hotel Chain Drinks From the Fountain of Youth. European hotel chain Warner Leisure has a core audience of older, even elderly, travelers with healthy incomes. Every so often a public relations team comes up with PR stunt that earns stellar media coverage.

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Talent Unleashed Awards finalists highlight thriving UK tech startup sector

PR in High Definition

Next week we’ll be heading down to the Haymarket Hotel for the awards night, where we’ll find out […]. Last week we announced that we’ve been involved in helping to run the UK Talent Unleashed Awards and yesterday we announced our shortlist.

4 Ways PR Creates Brand Attachment

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Borrowing a page from Walt Disney’s playbook, the Lego Group, which was named #2 most reputable company in 2017, created LegoLand theme parks and a Legoland themed hotel.

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Hot Spots to Consider While In Indianapolis

PRSay

Our host hotel, the JW Marriott, is in the heart of the action, with endless entertainment possibilities a short walk or bike ride away. You can’t miss White River State Park, the nation’s largest urban state park next door to the hotel and home to seven major attractions.

Most Underrated Food City in the U.S.? Condé Nast says Indianapolis

PRSay

The neighborhood attracts foot and bike traffic via the acclaimed Cultural Trail connecting the historic district with downtown hotels. These award-winning favorites are among the more than 250 dining options within steps of our conference hotel, the JW Marriott.

PRSA Hoosier Chapter Excited to Welcome 2016 ICON Attendees

PRSay

It’s easy to enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and explore the city’s cultural districts, each just steps from downtown hotels. Learn more about the PRSA 2016 International Conference or register to attend.

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How to Target Millennial Travelers Seeking More Than a Destination

Cision

According to Cision’s report, business travelers are also concerned about safety when traveling alone, especially in terms of hotel location. Many travelers also now expect mobile technology as part of their travel experience, such as Wi-Fi while traveling and in hotel rooms.

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Shocking Stories From The PR Trenches

Flatiron Communications

The first offense involves a thin-skinned upstate New York hotel, built by the Vanderbilts and Rockefellers mind you, which thought that it could manage guests’ opinions about their stay. This NYS hotel will charge its guests $500 for any bad review they post online.

What You’re Really Paying For When Hiring A Photographer

ReimaginePR

And if it’s far enough away, you will need to start thinking about hotel and per diem expenses during their trip. “What? 1500.00 to hire a photographer? It’s just a picture. Anyone with a phone can do this. Tell you what, I’m willing to shell out 200 bucks.

How to Appeal to Traveling Families With Diverse Needs

Cision

The top five amenities discussed by families were kids clubs, pools, in-room dining, snacks and hotel shuttles. The family vacation has a long tradition in the U.S.

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